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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Residual Income & New Baby

How do residual income and a new baby fit in the same post?

First, the baby news: my son, "Nicholas," was born December 6 and is a happy, healthy, sweet-tempered little man. He is adored by his older siblings and doted on by mom and dad: we're all in love.Secondly, about the residual income: my November earnings, all from now-passive sources such as eHow, my eHow ebook, niche sites and affiliate marketing, were just shy of $3,000, even though I wrote little new content and spent much of my time resting and "nesting" before the baby's arrival. December will hopefully be in the same ballpark, even though I'm taking the month off.

As I sit in front of the fire snuggling my newborn, I am grateful for the residual income business model that's allowing me to take a month off from from writing (I had to sneak in this post, though) and just enjoy my family and the holidays.

It's been exactly two years since the December I realized the potential of residual income, through eHow and Site Build It!, and made goals that, when reached, would allow me to quit writing for hire and simply write and market as much or as little as I liked, for myself.

At the end of this year, as we prepare to embark on a new year, 2010, I challenge you to make goals for the coming 12 months that reflect where you are now and where you want to be at the end of the coming year. Contemplate spiritual and personal goals first, as they are most important, but don't neglect your plans for work and income. Building residual and passive income sources is a worthy endeavor, and I encourage you to include them in your plan.

Happy holidays and a blessed New Year to you and yours!

21 comments:

Janet Ford said...

Congratulations Maria!!! Nicholas is absolutely gorgeous. No surprise given how beautiful his mommy is. :) Way to go on your residuals, too!

Merry Christmas!

Cat said...

Congrats! He's gorgeous!

Kidgas said...

Congratulations. Nicholas is very handsome. I am sure it has been nice to be able to enjoy your family time.

Marilynne said...

He's a beautiful little boy. Congratulations!

Felicia said...

What a looker! Congrats on your new baby boy.

Dave Ward said...

Fantastic and celebrations on all fronts...but mostly for little Nicholas. I bet this was a Christmas to remember. Our third, Dawson, is now 9 months and we treasured his first Christmas. Thanks for sharing your joy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about little Nicholas. He's a doll--congratulations!

Beth

DeAnna said...

What a beautiful baby! Congrats on your new son. Isn't residual income wonderful, you can take time off and still get paid.
Happy New Year!

DeAnna
Write Moms

Shirley said...

Maria, congratulations again on the birth of sweet Nicholas. Thanks for being an inspiration toward a "residuals" goal ! :)

Kelsey said...

How inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your expertise!

graceflyer said...

What a beautiful little boy! Congrats Maria and thanks for being an inspiration, I hope to do better this year with passive income. last year was pretty rough and I slacked a lot. God bless ya!

Lexy said...

Baby is so cute! I'm due in May with baby number two.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! What a sweet baby!

Jenn said...

Congratulations on the New Baby!

dawn hild said...

Congratulation on your new son...
He is perfect!!!
And thanks for the inspiration and motivation your blog has given me!!!

Katrina said...

What a beautiful baby you have! Congratulations!

Midlife Magazine said...

Congratulations! Nicholas looks so content! You have much to be proud of with such a beautiful family. Kudos to you for your work-at-home achievements.

Rachelle said...

Congratulations Mama! Nicholas is adorable. Enjoy this time with him, it will go quickly - I speak from experience.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

He is SO adorable! I bet it's great having him around! Seeing pics of your little guys gets me excited for the arrival of ours in April!

Tammy Frost said...

Your Baby is adorable! Thanks for posting your ehow thoughts on my blog. Hopefully some day I can earn like you and not have to worry or get upset about the ehow glitches and low earnings. I really appreciate your ehow articles and helpful information.

claire said...

I love hearing success stories from what seem like normal, everyday people. You ae obviously very involved with your family and still able to bring in a regular income on the internet. So many people think anything less that $100,000 a year is failure--and discount the great value in $3,000 per month in residual income.
Congratulations on your baby and on your accomplishments.