Below you’ll find all my finance details for June 2018.

I was in Montenegro until June 24th, and was traveling around the UK for the rest of the month (London, York, Lake District).

Summary

Total Income € 5,727 $ 6,695
Total Expenses € 3,841 $ 4,491
Profit/Loss € 1,886 $ 2,204

Income

June 2018 income chart

Consulting / Project Management 1 € 4,950 $ 5,787
Freedom Business Builder 2 € 457 $ 534
Aweber affiliate payment 3 € 193 $ 226
Google Adsense 4 € 75 $ 88
Patreon 5 € 34 $ 40
Book sales (via Amazon) 6 € 18 $ 21
Total Income € 5,727
$ 6,695
Last Month € 7,588 $ 8,859

I didn’t pull in as much as expected in July. Main reason for that was a big consulting gig coming to an end.

Expenses

Food & Drink

Groceries € 249 $ 291
Eating out € 378 $ 442
Total € 627 $ 733
Last Month € 566 $ 661

Housing & Utilities

3 nights at London Airbnb 7 € 394 $ 461
3 nights at another London Airbnb 8 € 340 $ 397
Cleaner for apartment in Kotor € 10 $ 12
Total € 744 $ 870
Last Month € 2,486 $ 2,902

Health Care

SafetyWing travel insurance 9 € 63 $ 74
Fish oil supplements € 22 $ 26
Total € 85 $ 99
Last Month € 0 $ 0

Travel & Transport

Fuel: Montenegro rental cars € 57 $ 67
Taxi: Kotor to Podgorica airport (Montenegro) € 52 $ 61
1 day rental car in Montenegro € 40 $ 47
Bus: Stansted Airport to London city center round trip (x2) € 39 $ 46
Taxi: Herceg Novi to Kotor € 30 $ 35
Taxis in Kotor € 26 $ 30
Montenegro tourist tax € 20 $ 23
Ubers in London 10 € 14 $ 16
Tube in London € 13 $ 15
Ubers in York 11 € 12 $ 14
Total € 303 $ 354
Last Month € 735 $ 858

Business Expenses

Outsourcing 12 € 1,257 $ 1,470
Facebook ads 13 € 159 $ 186
Hard drive diagnosis 14 € 129 $ 151
Dreamhost web hosting 15 € 102 $ 119
Hard drive donor parts € 67 $ 78
4 hours in Herceg Novi apartment 16 € 50 $ 58
UK prepaid SIM card (x2) € 34 $ 40
SmarterQueue 17 € 19 $ 22
PayPal fees € 17 $ 20
TransferWise fees 18 € 16 $ 19
Dreamhost domain registrations and renewals 19 € 12 $ 14
Virtual Post Mail 20 € 8 $ 10
Patreon fees 21 € 4 $ 4
Amazon Web Services (storage) 22 € 1 $ 1
ActiveCampaign mailing list software 23 € 0 $ 0
Elegant Themes 24 € 0 $ 0
Teamwork project management software 25 € 0 $ 0
MemberMouse 26 € 0 $ 0
Google Drive storage (1TB) 27 € 0 $ 0
Total € 1,876
$ 2,193
Last Month € 4,652 $ 5,431

Gifts & Donations

Flowers € 33 $ 39
Monthly Love & Courage podcast donation 28 € 5 $ 6
Waking Up podcast donation 29 € 3 $ 4
Total € 41
$ 48
Last Month € 45 $ 52

Books 30

Conspiracy **** € 13 $ 15
Zero to One **** € 12 $ 14
Mythology ** € 3 $ 4
Total € 28
$ 33
Last Month € 10 $ 12

Clothing

Total € 0 $ 0
Last Month € 33 $ 39

Miscellaneous Expenses

Rafting trip 31 € 72 $ 84
Toiletries € 18 $ 21
Quarterly banking fee (Irish bank) € 12 $ 14
Netflix subscription € 11 $ 13
Monthly banking fees (Hong Kong bank) 32 € 8 $ 9
iPhone armband 33 € 7 $ 8
Ear plugs € 5 $ 6
Kitchen cleaning supplies € 3 $ 4
Monthly banking fee (Dutch bank) € 1 $ 2
Total € 137
$ 161
Last Month € 147 $ 171

Expense Summary

Business Expenses € 1,876 $ 2,193
Housing & Utilities € 744 $ 870
Travel & Transport € 303 $ 354
Food & Drink € 627 $ 733
Miscellaneous Expenses € 137 $ 161
Gifts & Donations € 41 $ 48
Clothing € 0 $ 0
Books € 28 $ 33
Health Care € 85 $ 99
Total Expenses € 3,841
$ 4,491
Last Month € 8,673 $ 10,125

I was aiming to keep everything under €4,000 for the month. Just about managed that.

Biggest Regret?

Dropping my external hard drive in Montenegro.

That’s already cost me a lot of time and money. I spent several hours visiting repair shops in Kotor, rented a car and drove to Herceg Novi to have another repair shop try fix it, but no luck. Now I’m waiting on a place in London to recover the data on the drive, and that’s already cost me $230. If they do manage to fix it, I’ll have to pay them another $500.

Which is all worth it since it will save me from having to spend ~15 hours editing together a video I’d already finished, but it could all have been avoided if I simply hadn’t been so careless and dropped the drive in the first place.

2018 So Far

Here’s how I’m doing this year in terms of profit and loss:

January € 2,466 $ 3,070
February € 4,384 $ 5,346
March € 908 $ 1,107
April € 3,594 $ 4,337
May € 1,085 $ 1,266
June € 1,886 $ 2,204
Total € 3,385 $ 4,106

Where That Leaves Me

I had €14,854 / $17,340 to my name at the end of May.

Taking into account all my June income and expenditure, and the most recent exchange rates – I have accounts in EUR, HKD and USD – my total bank and cash balances now work out to €16,727 / $19,555. 34

Outlook For July

Well it’s already the 9th as I’m writing this and so far I’ve spent about €1,600. I’ll be paying another €1,800 in cash for accommodation in Amsterdam for a month, and I’ll spend a bit more on Facebook ads. If I manage to stay under €4,000 total, I’ll be pretty happy.

Income is much harder to predict. I’ve pulled in about €1,600 already, but don’t have any other consulting gigs lined up. Nor am I looking for any, as I want to focus on marketing my course and making more YouTube videos. Hopefully I can end the month with at least €2,000 in revenue from my course, which would take me close to €4,000 total income.

How I Track All This

Curious as to how I track everything I earn and spend? Check this video…

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