I had a bit of a false dawn in October. I thought I'd got over $2k. What happened was I got to $1697 and another company promised me enough to get over the $2k mark. Then in November they contacted me to say that they would proceed with our deal a bit later. You have to be flexible and I've been paid by them now, it was just a few days later in November. So it turned out to be $1697 in October and not quite $2k after all.
This month, however, I'm over the $2k barrier for sure! Most of this has come from a long term sponsorship deal which I renewed for another three months. I've also made over $300 from affiliate deals which has been awesome. I was always really sceptical about these as you are taking a risk vs getting paid up front. But I'm now a convert! It's awesome as well as it's all work I've already done. So getting paid months after I publish an article just because it has an affiliate link for a product is really sweet. I got $26 yesterday from basically not doing any new work.
I'm hoping to get well over the $2k mark in January. We'll have to wait and see though!