I’m sure many of you are wondering how I make it, what I do with it, and why I’m not spending it. In this post, I’m going to transparently break down how I make money while living in a van.
Truth be told, I’ve been making money online through the ways I’m about to share with you for years now. Today, I just happen to live in a van and continue to run said multi-million dollar businesses from my tiny home. There’s a lot of people who live in a van and there’s a lot of people who work from home or remotely. Put those together and you get the best of both worlds — me!
Let’s jump into the different income streams that made me money in the past 30 days.
How much money do I make from creating videos or social media posts?
The first platform that pays me for content creation is Medium. Medium is a website for writers. They allow writers to post articles and post them as paid content, meaning to read the post, you must pay.
Clearly, I don't try very hard on this platform because in the past 30 days I have made $0.93.
Skillshare is a website that allows you to post mini-course videos and tutorials. My dance videos from years ago are still on my Skillshare and still being in income!
In the past 30 days I made $151.50.
Similarly, Udemy is a site that hosts your mini-courses. I have the same videos uploaded here that I have on Skillshare.
Udemy paid me $43.82 in the past 30 days.
Next on the list is Tikok. My video editor recently told me that I need to get on TikTok and start creating new dances. Maybe that's why I’m not making as much as I should be…
From TikTok, I’ve made around $503.09.
YouTube is my super big breadwinner when it comes to the category of content creation. I will be honest, YouTube pays me a decent amount.
In the past 30 days, YouTube paid me $3,723.74
This makes my total income, just from creating content, $4,423.08 in the last 30 days.
If you didn't know, I own a marketing agency and employ 12 people there. I pay myself a $60,000 a year salary, not including dividends and bonuses. We primarily service financial institutions and credit unions.
Because I’m on salary, my agency paid me $5,000 in the past month.
Yes, I sell courses online. I know this is a very taboo field because there are some really ugly coaches out there — ugly on the inside, I mean. Courses only make up a small percent of my income and I plan to keep it that way. I want to stay more of an athlete than a coach.
Courses made me $6,488 in the last 30 days.
This income stream is the easiest money I’ve made in the past 30 days but it took me the longest to get. A brand deal is where a brand pays you to make content that you would otherwise make for free! Now, you do need to have quite a following before brands will start reaching out. Don’t let this discourage you. Keep posting content and I promise the followers will come.
Brand deals came out to $10,500 in the past month.
E-commerce used to be my number 1 source of income but now it takes the spot for number 2. I have an e-commerce store for a beauty brand and nobody really knows that it’s me behind the brand. Out of all of the ways to make money online, I think e-commerce is the toughest. That being said, it has the potential to scale to be a million dollar brand.
After the cost of goods, my profit comes in at $13,810 in the last 30 days.
My last and biggest income stream is probably what I’m most known for on the internet — affiliate marketing. I’m an affiliate for over 300 brands that I promote and make a profit from. I think this is the best side hustle to try. It is super low risk and it requires zero overhead.
I was just on the phone with my dad this morning who told me that, in the past month, affiliate marketing made me $42,870.
When everything is added together, I made $82,091 in the past 30 days.
I wanted to share my numbers with you to prove how many different ways there are to make money online. I hope to inspire you to try and take action for yourself!
If you have any questions about any of the income streams I talked about, be sure to leave a comment below.
Peace and God bless.
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