- In 2018 I made 5.8% more money than I made in 2017 — so, not a lot more, but it’s still nice to see an upswing, no matter how small.
- My blog brought in 36.6% more money than it did in the previous year. Yay!
- My podcast brought in 175.5% more money than it did in the previous year (i.e. almost triple), because we put a lot more work and time into running our Patreon and building our audience.
- My highest-grossing months were December, November, and March.
- My lowest-grossing months were September, October, and February.
By percentage of my total income, my most lucrative income streams were:
Other sources, in descending order: miscellaneous (mostly government tax credits), sex work (selling nudes/videos/cam shows, demoing at sex ed workshops), speaking/teaching gigs, music.
My top 5 most lucrative sources of blog-related income (by % of total blog income):
- Sponsored posts (48.2%)
- Ads — including banner ads, text links, and event sponsorships (30.7%)
- Peepshow Toys affiliate program (4.6%)
- SheVibe affiliate program (4.5%)
- PinkCherry affiliate program (4.1%)
Other sources, in descending order: Tantus affiliate program, EdenFantasys affiliate program, Smitten Kitten affiliate program, Come As You Are affiliate program, reader donations, eBay affiliate program.
Writing I did for other publications/people, and how much of my “other writing” income they made up:
- Highest payment for a single assignment: $1,293 ($1,000 USD)
- Print outlets I wrote for: Herizons (3.8%), the Walrus (18.9%)
- Online outlets I wrote for: Cosmopolitan (3.9%), the Walrus again, the Bucket (22.2%)
- Blogs and shops I wrote for: Ignite (9.6%), Andrew Blake (2.2%), GirlsReact (7.8%), RateDesi (8.4%)
- Other writing I did: just one major ghostwriting client (11.7%)
- (The remaining ~11.5% came from payments I received in January for stuff I’d written in 2017, incase you were wondering)