Sunday, January 25, 2009

Week In Review

Welcome to Week in Review!

Here you will find a re-cap of what happened in my household last week and the monetary impact to us.

Follow along with me and watch your earnings and savings grow, too!

Don't forget to track your own numbers, as it is fun and beneficial to know what is working for you!

Listed below is the total I saved or earned, the post that explains the details ( if there is one ) and then the method where I am adding this total for tallying purposes.


Total Weekly Savings = $293


Total Weekly Earnings = $11,619

Grand Total Savings/Earnings = $11,912

Plus, what I did that will benefit me in the future:

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Jenny said...

wow, wow, WOW! You are certainly on your way to $40K for the year...maybe you should double that figure with those numbers! You certainly are making me seriously think about blogging!

Carrie @ said...

I think it was a one time event. Or, maybe it was because it was the Holiday season ( that is my payout from Dec ). should TOTALLY blog. It is fun, and you meet so many great people. Plus, you can financially help your family.

If you need any help, etc, just email me.

Sara said...


I'm not familiar with Linkshare and Commission Junction. Is that real money that is going to come to you as a check/cash/etc? Or is that "money" that translates to points or something that your actual reward is less than that? Does that question make sense? Thanks for posting. I'm learning to be more frugal and started couponing in November. I'm starting to see the payoffs of my efforts this month. My husband and I have financial BHAG's we're trying to accomplish this year, and I am incredibly grateful for all the advice the blogging world is giving us. The short daily doses make learning easier.

Carrie @ said...


That is actual money I got in the form of a check and deposited into my checking account.

If you click on the Affiliate link in my left menu bar, it will explain how affiliate programs work.

Quick rundown. Affiliates are revenue you earn from blogging and thru links you place on your blog.

Hope that helps.

Cristy said...

Amazing Carrie. You managed to make 1/2 of your total last year in the first month. Way to go! =)

Angie said...

I'm in shock over the affiliate income! Way to go!!!!! :)

Kira said...

That's phenomenal, Carrie! Way to go!

Sherri H. said...


I am just as in awe as everyone else. Congratulations! Your success is such an inspiration to so many of us. I think you have convinced me that I am going to start blogging too. Way to go!!!

Evelyn said...

Carrie, That is great. What kind of links are we clicking. I have never understood the affiliates,

Carrie @ said...


It could be almost anything. From the advertisements you see in the sidebars, to specific Online Offer companies ( they usually pay about 60 cents per person who signs up ).

Alot of companies out there offer affiliate programs. From Toys r Us, to Freebies. Alot of the free samples, etc you see will pay sites to post them out there.

It is a combo of many, many companies.

Angie said...

Off the top of your head, what were/are your top 3 "programs" or your 3 favorites?

Danielle Miller said...

OMG!!! You rock Carrie. That may be a one time thing at that high number, but you've been trending upwards and have had some very high numbers in the recent past too. You deserve a good vacation this year!

Carrie @ said...


I would probably say Blogging, Online Offers and Grocery Shopping/Sale Shopping.

Just because those are my top 3 earners/savers for the year.

Cent With Love said...

Fantastic job, Carrie!!! I'm in awe over the affiliate earnings. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!! Good things happen to people who bring good bargains to others!!
Annabell - who just started blogging and who would benefit chatting with you!!

Stephanie said...

I am continually amazed at you! You inspire me! Congratulations!

Megan said...

Wow, this is truly amazing!!! I think I need to research the affiliates thing more.