March 2013 Monthly Income Report

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Counseling practice consultant

Counseling practice consultant

Why I do this

As you probably know, I work a full time job and do a bunch of other things to build passive income, active income, and generally try and help people improve their lives. I’ve been doing these income reports since September 2012. If you are new to the website, I do this for a number of reasons:

1. So you know exactly where I make money. That way, you don’t have to wonder if I’m full of crap, if you can trust me, or if you can learn something. My hope is that you trust me and that through that you’re more likely to get involved, possibly follow an affiliate link, or purchase something.

2. So as to inspire you. So often, we think that our incomes have an upper limit that is determined by someone else. When we have control of that upper limit, there is something really refreshing about that.

3. To hold myself accountable. I’m not always the best with book-keeping and monitoring where and how I make money. This forces me to keep better track of my goals and outcomes. I’m actually getting a lot better.

Let me thank those of you who have made it possible.

Thank you for signing up for hosting through Blue Host, clicking on my occasional Google advertisement, and other affiliate links.

Thanks for trusting me with your websites and for growing with me, you are all so awesome!

Here are links to my past earning reports:

September 2012 Earning Report

October 2012 Earnings Report

November 2012 Earning Report

December 2012 Earnings Report

January 2013 Earnings Report

February 2013 Earnings Report


March Happenings

March was a lot of fun! At the time of this writing, we just broke the 1,000 mark for downloads of the podcast.

I launched something new this month…

…anyone who goes through my Bluehost I will link it with NameCheap and WordPress. This is one way that I continue to try and expand ways to serve readers. I have been talking with readers and they have told me that the most frustrating part is linking it all together. Also, Bluehost just changed things up a bit, so it’s a bit harder.

I was radioactive.

Let me first tell you:

1. I am not a superhero

2. I did not glow.

This month I had to take a little more than a week off for my radioactive iodine treatment. This was the last step in my thyroid cancer treatment! However, I had to move out of my house, be away from my cute little daughter, and stay eight feet from people. As a result, I didn’t see clients for around a week, but now I’m done with treatment!

March 2013 Earning Report

What I’m going to be reporting and what I’m not going to be reporting

Full-time Job: Since some of you are new and some of you have been around Practice of the Practice for a while, I’m going to give a quick summary of where I make income. My full-time job is at a community college as a counselor. I love the job and it gives me great opportunities. Also, since my wife stays home with our daughter it is an income we can count on, health insurance, a pension, and a really great environment! I’m not going to disclose my full-time wages there, since it is not something that is part of my private practice.

Private Practice: I do 3-8 sessions a week in my private practice. I don’t take insurance, so it is private-pay. As a result, I don’t have many expenses in time or actual money. Included in my private practice money is time I spend doing supervision for LLPCs (Limited Licensed Professional Counselors), a 100 hour requirement in Michigan.

Passive Income: The term “passive” makes it sound like I don’t have to do work. What I mean is money that I make that is not in direct exchange for my time. I will outline what these are under each item.

How I made money in March 2013

Disclosure: many of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them. If you do, I really appreciate it and if you have any questions about any of the products or services please contact me! Also, if you don’t have a good experience with them, I want to know that too.

Counseling, consulting, and useful products

Private Practice (11 sessions) $1,473

Other counselors, I have a counselor that works for my practice and I get a portion of what is brought in: $362

Building Websites: $0

Buy Joe a cup of coffee: $0

Paperwork Packet: $0

Consulting and LLPC Supervision: $430

E-book: $41.72, also several were borrowed through Kindle’s lending program, this may bring in a few extra dollars.

52-week e-newsletter to start a counseling private practice. Most of the kinks have been worked out. I think we are all good now: $94.10

Affiliate Marketing:

BlueHost Referrals $65

Amazon Affiliate Referrals $5.34

NameCheap Referrals: $4.00

Google Ads $1.76

LegalZoom: $0

March 2013 total: $2,476.92


I really can’t believe that it was another +$2,000 month! It really makes all of the time spent in early 2012 worth it creating content for the website. With that said, my primary income is still through my full-time job and doing counseling.

My goal for April is to get at least 10 people to sign up for my:

52-week Private Practice Creation Newsletter

$15 $10 per month



February 2013 total: $2,685.12

January 2013 total: $2,707.09

December 2012 total: $2,287.97

November 2012 total: $1,219.18


Some of the numbers from Google Ads, Amazon, NameCheap, and my e-books will not be paid until they reach a certain amount or 60-90 days after the sale. I report what has been sold in the month it was sold. Also, I do not take expenses off of this report.

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Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is blown away by all of the people enjoying and growing through his blog, Practice of the Practice. He also does counseling in Traverse City, MI at Mental Wellness Counseling. Also, he is the author of Mental Wellness Parenting | A remarkably simple approach to making parenting easier. To link to Joe’s Google+ .


Photo by Aaron VanHeest, you rock!