It was payday yesterday which means time for this month’s Income/Expenses!
May was another good month all round. We had an awesome mini-holiday to Sweden for the weekend to watch Eurovision, income was up from all sources and I quit my job. I’m looking forward to moving back to a nice local job with less stress and knowing the salary isn’t as important as it used to be so I can focus on other things. It’s now also less than a year away until I get married to my lovely finacee and shes done an excellent job of organising most of it so far!
Alongside my two main side incomes (Kindle & Betting) I’m starting to see a rise in affiliate income. This is mostly people clicking through the links on www.MatchedBettingGuy.com and signing up for the guide sites I recommend. Thank you to everyone who has done this and hopefully you’re all seeing some decent betting returns also.
From Matched Betting in May I made a total profit of £2,427.10. I had a few big wins which I talk a bit about on the MBG blog, but overall nothing particularly spectacular. The huge majority of my profit was from small £5-£20 wins which all add up over the course of the month.
I’ve not really touched Kindle all month as I’ve been waiting for Huw’s Kindle Publishing Course to come out and will work through the methodology in that to get started again. The Kindle income paid this month is from March’s earnings which is when I had a huge amount of pageviews across my books. Kindle Income was £2,114.97.
Google Analytics tells me we’ve had 6,068 pageviews from 1,667 users.
On to the report:
Pension Contributions: £506
Share Save: £250
Matched Betting: £2,427.10
Kindle Publishing: £2,114.97
Total: £7,503.40 (+27.56%)
Petrol (Gas): £10
Eating out: £92.21
Total: £2267.25 (+20.45%)
A savings difference of £5,236.15 which is 70%.
House Equity: £36,200
Cash in bank: £12,653.15
Cash in betting accounts: £4,800.08
ISA Investments: £7,738.43
Pension 1: £16,456.48
Pension 2: £6,658
Total Networth: £86,006.14 (+6.4%)
Both pension pots and the shares ISA holding level as the stock market seems a bit all over the place. Large increases in cash as we continue saving for the wedding and other expenses following. On the expenses side; An increase primarily due to the holiday (Sweden is expensive!) and investing in the betting/kindle businesses.