March 2014 Profit Report: -$244

Shane Labs April 2, 2014 2

(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)

March is over, and it’s the first time I’m reporting a monthly loss ($-244). But don’t think that means it was a bad month – in fact it was one of the most productive I’ve ever had!

This month was exciting for me because I launched the redesign of the AmpedSense site (check out the before and after). What do you all think?? I love it. And I’ve got just 1 more week of tweaking the actual product before I go into sales mode and attempt to sell the hell out of it.

It was also super exciting because I got my first sale at a higher price point ($79) – and I got it while I was on vacation! Gives me hope that this is going to be a good product and people will see its true value!

From a financial standpoint, this month looks bad. But that’s only because I shelled out $675 for the redesign of the AmpedSense website. If you discount that number, my profit becomes +$431 instead of -$244. But the redesign is an investment in the product, and I’m confident it will pay for itself over the next couple months.

I didn’t do much work on any of my other side projects, including this site. Here are the summary numbers:

Mar 2014 Profit Report

Monthly stats from my side projects – sign up to the right to get the uncensored numbers

(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 up by about 2,000 visitors, and profit down by about $500. But again, that doesn’t worry me because the main redesign expense is a one-time cost, and should give me a return on my investment.

Oh yeah – and I had a kick ass day on one of my AdSense sites – check out this spike! I have no idea what accounted for this – perhaps a new advertiser set their budgets wrong for the day?

AdSense Spike

$60 in one day, from AdSense!

Stay tuned as I attempt to market AmpedSense. Gonna start out contacting bloggers individually, including a few high profile people that could write a review of it. Also gonna post some case studies showing its success, and maybe even release that report to encourage people to opt-in to an autoresponder email list. Have any other suggestions?

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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2 Comments »

  1. sandy April 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    The new site looks nice. Just a heads up: on the pricing page, the words “Standard” and “Ultimate” aren’t adjusting to the responsive design.

    • Shane Labs April 18, 2014 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Thanks! And good catch – I’ll look into that!

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