Welcome to my Halal Income Report for December 2017. I have got behind on them so I am now catching up.
If you have not seen my last report then you can find it here:
The aim of these Halal Income Reports is to help me stay accountable and to show myself and my readers the progress I am making. Since I have started doing this, it has definitely given me a better understanding of my business.
I hope it inspires others to make money online and start to take the action to change their lives.
- Total Sales:£533.20 / $693.16 approx
- Total Expenses: -£80.72 / -$104.94 approx
- Total Profit: £452.48 / $588.22 approx
Things have slowed down for me with Merch By Amazon. There are a few reasons for this. I will go into more in the Merch by Amazon section below.
Merch by Amazon
Because it was Q4, Amazon had to throttle views to certain t-shirts. This is because Amazon was overloaded as its the busiest time of the year. Merch by Amazon is still a new business for Amazon and they are currently scaling up.
Therefore, Amazon hides listing to stop making sales when they are overloaded. This means that I ended up slowing down and losing sales.
Nevertheless, I still made some good sales.
Amazon Marketing Services Ads – AMS
The Amazon ads have totally slowed down. I have not made a single sale through the ads. Therefore, I have stopped doing the ads.
Etsy + Printful integration
This is still paused while I wait for the new year.
Freelancing as Web Developer
I have decided to do Web Development freelancing while I am developing my Print on Demand. As my Print on Demand business is not making me enough money yet to support me full-time. Therefore, I plan to do freelancing to provide me with another income.
My overall strategy is to develop my Print on Demand business while doing the freelancing. Freelancing is considered a quicker way to develop a full-time income. The reason why I don’t want do freelancing in the long time, is because it is trading time for money. Whereas with Print on Demand can make money while I sleep. The model I want to follow is being able to make something once and get paid for it over and over again.
I will write a more detailed post about my strategy around freelancing in the future.
Change of Healthy Routine
I ended up changing my healthy routine. I had a hamstring injury and needed to do some rehab on my knee. Therefore, I decided to change my healthy routine to the following:
- Kettlebell goblet squats – 12 reps x 3 sets.
- 1 arm kettlebell swings – 12 reps x 3 sets – per arm
- 1 leg knee squats – 12 reps x 3 sets – per leg,
- 1 leg knee bridges – 5 reps x 3 sets – per leg,
This has been going well – I aim to continue to do this.
- Focus on Freelancing – register for websites.
- Continue to use my daily Merch by Amazon upload slots.
- Continue with Healthy routine.
Merch by Amazon has slowed down for me this month. Hopefully, it will pick up early next year.
This month is also a big change for me as I will be starting Freelancing to help me make a fulltime income. I will keep you updated on my progress with this.
I have a detailed breakdown of my income below:
|GBP – Pounds (I live in the UK)||US Dollars Approx depending on Exchange Rate, currently using £1.3 = $1|
|Merch by Amazon*||£533.20||$693.16||* This is what Amazon should be depositing into my account the next month. This may change slightly depending on returns and other factors.|
|Etsy Fees*||£1.42||$1.85||Fees for listings that have not sold|
|Market Place Fees||-£11.73||-$15.25||This includes Printful charges.|
|General Sock Graphics||0||$0.00|
|iTunes – Storage & Apps||-£0.79||-$1.03|
|Hosting||-£28.80||-$37.44||*Upgraded my hosting|
Until next time, keep your Muslim Hustle going.
Muslim Hustle Guy