There is no doubt that June 2019 was much heavier than previous months. In fact, compared to May 2019 I had completed almost twice as many jobs. Here are the actual totals: June 2019 46 jobs which amounted to 103 different articles. May 2019 was 24 jobs and 64 articles and April 2019 was 35 jobs and 96 articles. As for total word count stats June 2019 finished at 78,500. That compares to 46,175 words written in May 2019 and 68,175 words written in April 2019.
An Interesting Split
One thing I noticed during the month was where the work was coming from. While I get a lot – usually the majority – of my ghostwriting orders from my listing on Fiverr, I saw a serious shift in this over the past month. I was pretty sure that my Fiverr numbers were not as high compared to the writing jobs I was getting from regular clients who work with me directly. Normally I see a split in the 75/25 range with Fiverr being the higher of the two sources. In June 2019 the split was as follows: 25 jobs were from direct sources and 21 were from Fiverr. Roughly a 52/48 split.
Another New Country
When I promote myself I typically indicate that I have clients in 40+ countries. It is fact, but I have to be honest. I quit counting once I passed 40 so I may have closer to 50+ at this point. Regardless, I did get one job during this month from Greece. That was the first one to come from there since I started ghostwriting in January 2014. Other countries writing jobs came to me in June 2019 were from the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, Russia and New Zealand. Most of the articles I wrote were for clients in the US, UK, Australia and Canada.
Looking Towards Next Month
I will be taking a short break from writing sometime in July 2019. I just want a few days during the week to get some other chores taken care of. There were a couple of orders in the past month that had a true time crunch on them so I ended up punching out a higher volume than normal on some of my writing days. I can do that a few times a week but not for a long term as I find I do just get tired and a bit sluggish. So, in order to prevent that from having a negative impact on my writing, I’m going to try to take a short writing break every couple or three months to stay fresh.