(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)
Best month ever! $557 for this month is the highest I’ve earned in any one month. I think I must be doing something right!
The successful month comes at a surprise for me because the revenue is not coming from where I thought it would. I had been spending most of my time promoting AmpedSense, but no sales came from that (bummer!). Most of the income came from EasyDbs sales and from this site (HostGator had another hiccup, and whenever that happens people flock to this article, which gives me affiliate earnings when someone signs up with my host).
AmpedSense isn’t working out how I had anticipated. This month I completed some helpful videos, and it didn’t seem to have an effect. I also had a mentor point me to the direction of this article about creating email courses and suggest that I do it. Well I’ve done it, here’s the email course, but Google Adwords won’t let me advertise with them since it’s about one of their products, and I’ve had little luck so far with Facebook, Bing, and Twitter advertising. Any suggestions from you?
I have found in the past that lots of my sites get more exposure as time goes on and I leave them alone. So I may just calm down on AmpedSense and focus on a few other things this next month.
This month I didn’t do much work on any of my other side projects, including this site. 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 went down by about 11,000 visitors, and profit increased about $300.
I had set a goal at the beginning of the year to be at $1k/month by July, which means I really have to crank it this next month. It’s going to be hard to reach, but regardless I do feel like I’m headed in the right direction.
Did you miss any articles?
If you haven’t been to my blog in a while, here’s what I posted this month:
- My software is not intuitive to you? You must be dumb (Oops!)
- How to create a semi-professional instructional video for under $50
Any questions, suggestions, or feedback about this breakdown? Would love to hear from you with a comment below!