Back in March I reached the milestone of getting over $100 in dividends in a single month. It turns out I managed to reach that mark every month thereafter.
My next milestone for monthly dividend income was $200, which I originally did not anticipate reaching until early 2013. However, thanks to a few accelerated dividends that were paid this month instead of in Q1 2013, I have now received over $200 in dividends in December. This represents another important milestone on my road to building a sustainable and rising stream of dividend income.
Looking at my expected dividend payments going forward, there will be more variation from month to month than I experienced this year. I will reach $200 in Mar-Jun-Sep-Dec, whereas in most of the remaining months I will be below that mark. I do not make any special effort to buy stocks to "smooth out" my dividends across months; my main goal is to ensure the dividends keep growing over time.
Sticking with $100 increments, my next monthly dividend income milestone is $300. At this point it is difficult to predict when that might be reached, but it could be possible at the end of 2013.