The Saved Quarter Challenge, #21, Earned $108.50

I earned $108.50 this week through writing/advertising.  I am excited about the money I was able to bring in this month.  I think our June budget will actually balance without dipping into savings for the first time since January.  Hopefully this trend will continue.

I have been trying to slowly add more freelance writing, and I have also taken on some administrative tasks for other bloggers that I lump under my writing/advertising income category.  If I am to stay home full-time, we have to find a way to make ends meet without dipping into savings every month.  May has shown that it is possible.

I now have $799.75 saved for June expenses.  Yeah!!

Check out my other updates from The Saved Quarter Challenge:

My Goals for The Saved Quarter Challenge

Update #1, saved $204.60

Update #2, saved $48 a month

Update #3, saved $14 & bartered more

Update #4, saved $50.67

Update #5, earned $163.11

Update #6, No Progress!

Update #7, Earned $85.87

Update #8, Another Off Week

Update #9, Earned $124.92

Update #10, Earned $29

Update #11, Earned $10

Update #12, Earned $19.97

Update #13, Earned $269.10

Update #14, Earned $118.00

Update #15, An Off Week

Update #16, No Progress This Week

Update #17, Earned $220

Update #18, Earned $430

Update #19, Earned $41.25

Update #20, A Stagnant Week


  1. How exciting for you! What does the administrative work for other bloggers include?

    • Melissa says:

      Mostly it involves writing link love articles or submitting their posts to carnivals weekly. How is your freelance work going?

  2. Canyou tell me more about the freelance work you (& others) do? I’d love to do some online work that actually pays. I’m getting back into blogging but that’s netted me $0.03 so far. Thanks & keep up the great work! I’m inspired.

    • Melissa says:

      So far I have found my freelance work through the online group I am a member of Yakezie. I have also looked into, but I haven’t signed up with them yet. When things settle down around here, I plan to do so.

  3. You’re killing it! I love seeing your progress every week.

    Have you thought of being a virtual assistant? I’ve seen posts about doing that and it might be along the same lines as your freelance blog work.

    • Melissa says:

      I have been doing some work along those lines, but I am not sure where to look to find more work. Any ideas?

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