Welcome to my tenth lifestyle report where I share my income, personal expenses, sleep, fitness and blog statistics. Check out my very first lifestyle report to find out why I started documenting my life. Here’s the May report.
In the very beginning of June, I moved to Nha Trang, a beautiful coastal city in southern Vietnam. I enjoyed the beach and explored the surrounding areas before flying to Hong Kong. After 5 days of meeting Internet friends and exploring this vibrant city, I boarded a flight to Riga with a connection at Moscow. On June 11th, after more than 10 months of travels, I returned back home to Lithuania.
This summer I want to take it easy and rest from excessive travels. I rented a small studio in Vilnius where I’ll stay until the end of August before my next adventure begins. I’m excited to share that I’m joining the Nomad Cruise for a two-week adventure across the Atlantic Ocean. Join me and 150 digital nomads and sail from Spain to Panama on 25 September – 8 October.
Now, onto my lifestyle report.
June was quite profitable. I made $3,112.94 after all the business expenses and taxes. Check the full breakdown below.
I spent more than earned last month. Due to loss of electricity I had to book two hotels in Nha Trang, bought my mom an iPad in Hong Kong and paid in advance my 2-month rent in Vilnius. I expect July to be much cheaper.
Sleep & fitness
I know it sounds funny but I caught a cold in Nha Trang and felt sick until I returned to Lithuania. It highly affected my exercise and sleep regime as did the jet lag. Now, I am fully recovered and can’t wait to get back into my routine. 5 AM club baby!
Another great month where I managed to go to places and get some work done.
RescueTime is a little app that sits quietly inside of your laptop and tracks everything you do. Then, it automatically assesses productive and distracting activity and gives you a productivity score. I consider it a good day if my productivity pulse is over 55. Below are my stats from June.
Social media and blog stats
Last month I played with Facebook ads with a goal to reach more people. I’m still learning but it looks like a promising tool. My aggressive “follow-unfollow” strategy works well on Twitter generating over 600k impressions last month. However, I still can’t figure out the Instagram game for massive growth.
Articles, books, videos & tools
Last month I only read two books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō and Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker. My mom likes to keep stuff so I bought her the first book and she loves it. The second one is a must read if you are thinking about building a virtual team.
For more book recommendations and summaries check out my reading list.
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