Total Yearly Income: $479,925
What I earned: In 2013, all our income was derived from Network Marketing. Our total profits from 2013 were $479,924.58. This was a 84% increase from 2012. This was also the year we started investing, putting $100,000 with a broker at Morgan Stanley, Jake Jacobus, Roland.A.Jacobus@morganstanley.com. If you have $10,000 or more to invest, I highly recommend talking with Jake and looking into his covered call strategy.
Number of Hours I worked/Activities: Ahh, the year of not really working. I just wanted to enjoy what we had going and it didn’t matter anymore if I worked or not. The checks were going to come in regardless of how many hours I was working a week. On average, I worked about 10 hrs a week this year and all that work was mostly maintenance work. I wasn’t focused on building my business as I knew it would grow regardless. I also took off the majority of the summer, traveled to Arizona, South Dakota, Disney, and Las Vegas for spiritual retreats, vacations and one work trip (which really isn’t work).
What I learned: You know, I was really surprised at what I learned this year. I learned I really like to work! Even thought taking almost an entire year off was awesome and relaxing and such an amazing way to spend a year with my family, I got bored. My soul loves to help and create and be a part of something, and doesn’t really like to sit idle. So, I learned that periods of rest are great for me, but to feel fulfilled I wanted to get back to work.
What I planned on doing differently: It was time to get back to a more structured schedule in 2013 and continue working with others and helping them build their businesses. I also wanted to start transitioning a little in my business at the end of 2013. We really built it as a mom and pop strictly off hustle and I wanted to start focusing in more on building it as a real business structure. I wanted to put systems into place and make it more scalable for the lifestyle I want to continue living.
* Income disclaimer: As in any independent business, the level of success or achievement is dependent upon the commitment, skill level, drive, and desire to succeed of the individual. Success results only from effective sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, and leadership.