(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.)
Watch out, I’m breaking records! Well maybe not world records, but this is the first month that all of my sites (except the one in development) have earned a positive profit. Yay me! And it’s particularly impressive because I hardly spent any time working on those sites – do I truly have some passive income?
I also broke a record in traffic to one of my sites. A niche site that I have, KegelsForMenTips.com made it to the front page of Reddit. I quickly noticed the surge in traffic, figured out where it was coming from, and jumped on to Reddit to answer anyone’s questions. Check out the massive spike:
So you might think that I would have had a huge increase in income from that site, right? Well I did, but it wasn’t that much. That site normally earns about $2/day, and on that special day it earned $16. A 60x increase in traffic, but only a 8x increase in revenue. Lesson learned: not all traffic performs the same.
Speaking of AdSense revenue, I did see an increase on one of my other niche sites. Prior month: $67. This last month: $142. What did I do? Well, I simply used my own plugin to find a better ad configuration that people clicked on more often. I know my plugin isn’t getting as much exposure as I’d like (to date only 3 sales), but if I can utilize it myself to increase my own earnings then I’m still happy 🙂
Anyway, let’s get to this month’s entire profit report. Here are the summary 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 is much higher (+30k), as is profit (+$700). Let’s hope the trends continue!
Next week I’ll be talking about the new side project I’ve been working on. I’m excited to share it with you – stay tuned!
Did you miss any articles?
If you haven’t been to my blog in a while, here’s what I posted this month:
- 5 Critical Emails Reports Every Web Entrepreneur Should Be Receiving
- How Briefmetrics makes $350 per month
Any questions, suggestions, or feedback about this breakdown? Would love to hear from you with a comment below!