February 2014 Profit Report

Shane Labs March 11, 2014 0

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

Can you believe February is already over? And with daylight savings happening it feels like it’s already summer. Wow, this year’s flying by!

This month was an active one for me, although you won’t really see it in the numbers. I continued to focus on developing AmpedSense, and am really happy with the progress. I’ve been working with a designer on a makeover for the current website – it’ll launch in a couple weeks. And polished the actual product (the wordpress plugin) to the point where I’d call it almost out of Beta stage.

In fact, ‘Beta’ testing is going on right now. Over the last 2 months I’ve had several people ask me about AmpedSense. I offered to give them a free copy in exchange for some input. Not only will they help me fine tune any bugs, but I’m hoping they’ll also be able to provide a testimonial or case study as well.

(BTW – Do you have any interest in becoming an early adopter for AmpedSense too? I’ll only be handing out a few more copies over the next week, so let me know soon).

So due to my continued focus on a product that has yet to launch, my income remained pretty steady. I also had a failed experience in trying out private advertising, so that took away another $30 or so. But it’s still pretty cool that I can not work on most of these sites for a full month and still get a couple hundred bucks of income:

Feb 2014 Profit Report

Monthly stats from my side projects

You should be aware I’m excluding the expense of web hosting in that chart. At $5 per month, I feel like my web host cost is negligible and hard to split between that many sites.

Compared to last month, traffic went down by about 2,000 visitors, and profit up by about $50. Main expenses included renewing a few domains, but that was offset by a couple random database purchases on EasyDbs.

Another lesson this month was to thicken my skin. It’s tough spending hours on a post that you think is useful, only to have it downvoted within minutes on Reddit. I got some pretty negative comments on a few of my posts as well, but as long as the positive ones keep coming as well I’m doing my best not to let them get to me.

Did you miss any articles?

If you haven’t been to my blog in a while, here’s what I posted this month:

Any questions, suggestions, or feedback about this breakdown? Would love to hear from you with a comment below!

 

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