$100 a Month Writing Short Stories
As this new year begins, I pulled up Quickbooks to look at my sales numbers (because I get an odd satisfaction from looking at numbers). At the conclusion of 2014 I completed my second year in a row where I averaged a little over $100 a month over the course of the year.
As a side note for future record's sake, I was on course to make $150 a month for the first half of the year. And then Amazon decided to release it's Kindle Unlimited program. In a nutshell: it messed up the selling algorithms for indie publishers everywhere. But things are starting to stabilize once more.
Even with this temporary setback, the fact that I was able to more or less maintain my monthly average for another entire year proved that slow 'n steady is really the key in this business. Continually write, continually publish. The more books you have in your catalog, the higher the likelihood that someone will find your work.
It also solidified in my mind that I can make money from short form fiction. Maybe not six figures. But enough to pay all the bills eventually.