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September 2016 Monthly Income Report

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Monthly Income Report September 2016

Hi everyone, I’m still catching up on the past income reports and don’t want to waste your time with lots of talk. I honestly don’t have all to much to report right now. We’re moving into the hot phase as work right now during Q4 and a lot of my energy is also being put into our other side project, therefore it’s been fairly quiet recently. I’ll save the details for another time. Overall I must reiterate that July through October is always a quiet time of the year and sales don’t ramp up again before November. This happens every ear.

Year-on-Year Performance

Based on my own sales tracking, September saw EU gross sales which dropped slightly by 4.7% versus the previous month (53.1% down on the US marketplace – no surprise here given the big increase in August) and only 0.1% lower than the same period last year. The volatility is normal for this time of year. Overall it seems that the US marketplace is suffering a bit….or at least I am. Sales definitely haven’t been as consistent as in the past.

Redbubble Sales

Redbubble sales were a bit lower than last month, but still within the range that should be considered “stable”. I’ve decided to ramp up the uploads again in order to generate more significant revenue in this space.

Monthly T-Shirt Income Report

I’m looking forward to reading your questions and comments. If there’s any particular position that you would like to know more about, then let me know and I will try to clarify.

EUR USD Last Month
Spreadshirt Marketplace EU 2,645.00 2,965.57 2,629.98
Spreadshirt Marketplace US 513.37 575.59 269.84
Redbubble Commissions 71.99 80.72 111.92
GoCaptain Sales
Miscellaneous Hosting Services to 3rd Parties
Expense Positions EUR USD Last Month
Deutsche Post (Shipping Costs)
Dropscan (Mail Scanning Service) 10.42 11.68 10.83
Facebook (Advertising)
GitHub (Micro Personal Plan) 6.24 7.00 7.00
Google API Services (mostly translation)
Google Drive 1.78 2.00 2.01
Google for Work (Monthly Subscription) 12.00 13.45 13.45
HostGator (Web Hosting Services) 10.66 11.95 11.95
JetBrains PHP Storm (Monthly Software Subscription) 8.90 9.98 9.98
Laracasts (Monthly Subscription) 8.03 9.00 9.00
Namecheap (Domain Name Registration Fees)
Noun Project (NounPro Subscription) 8.91 9.99 9.99
PureVPN (Annual Subscription)
Shopify Basic Subscription (for www.gocaptain.com) 25.87 29.00 29.00
Xing (Quarterly Subscription) 25.08 28.12
Tax Adviser (Quarterly Booking) 150.00 168.18
Net Operating Profit (excl. all taxes) 2,962.48 3,321.53 2,908.52
Tax Elements EUR USD Last Month
VAT on Income 502.55 563.46 499.70
VAT on Expenses 35.58 39.90 2.44
Net VAT to be paid to the Tax Man 466.97 523.56 497.26

*EUR/USD Exchange Rate for September 2016: 1.1212

4 comments… add one
  • How do you earn so much with Spreadshirt Marketplace EU.
    Do you advertise on FB ??
    And what is your Spreadshirt designer name??

    • I obviously had to put in a lot of hard work over the years. That’s how I managed to reach these numbers.

      I don’t advertise on Facebook at all.

  • Do you have any tips to improve sales in the marketplace of Spreadshirt EU?

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