Got to wear a black tie this month which was really fun!
Welcome to my Halal Income Report for January 2018. 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: £161.88 / $210.44 approx
- Total Expenses: -£235.38 / -$255.23 approx
- Total Loss: -£73.50 /-$44.79 approx
- Difference from last month: -£378.98 / -$291.52 approx
This is the first Halal Income Report where I have reported a loss. This is mainly because I will be doing Freelance Web Developer. This has involved some startup expenses. I will go into that in more detail below.
Merch by Amazon
This month I made $210.44 from Merch by Amazon. This is the lowest I have made since posting my income online.
The main reason for this is because I have focused on trying to get my freelance business going. Therefore I have not concentrated much on Merch by Amazon. Once my freelance business takes off, then I plan to get back into Merch by Amazon.
Etsy + Printful integration
I have decided to pause this for longer while I get my freelance business going.
In my last income report, I wrote about how I am going to do freelance Web Developing. The reason for this is because I want to get more income while I develop my Merch business. My work background is is that I have worked as a Web Developer.
In order to run this business, I needed some startup costs. The main cost this month has been setting up business cards:
This month, I have been doing some research and training on how to get freelance work.
The main websites I found that are good for Freelacne work are as follow:
Probably the biggest site out there for Freelance jobs for Web development. If you look on there job feed, they have a constant stream of new work.
Another big website for freelance jobs. Very simillar to upWork.com.
You have to apply to get into this website.
Bidding for jobs
I have registered for these websites. This month I have been learning about how to use these sites.
Next month I will be bidding on Freelance jobs. I will keep updated on my progress.
Setting up my Freelance website
This month I also set up a website for my Freelance business. I created it with WordPress and a premium WordPress theme.
You can visit my website here: Kinetic Flip
Last month, I wrote about my new healthy routine which is focused on improving knee strength as I recently had a hamstring strain.
This has been going really well. I having been able to follow this pretty much every night.
- Start bidding on freelance jobs.
- Pause Merch by Amazon work while I focus on Freelance work.
- Continue with Healthy routine.
I have decided to pause Merch by Amazon while I focus on freelance. I found I was getting distracted with too much going on. I hope this will allow me to accelerate my Freelance business.
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*||£161.88||$210.44|
|Market Place Fees||-£11.73||-$15.25|
|Transport to events||-£25.00||-$32.50|
|Freelance Business Cards||-£48.00||-$62.40|
|iTunes – Storage & Apps||-£0.79||-$1.03|
|General Sock Graphics||-36.66||-$47.66|
Until next time, keep your Muslim Hustle going.
Muslim Hustle Guy