May 2015 Profit Report: $751

Shane Labs June 11, 2015 3

So I don’t think my brain has been this scattered in a long time: I’m in the middle of a temporary move from San Diego to Orange County; Transitioning to working my full time job from home; Attempting to search for homes and make life-altering real-estate offers; and still trying to juggle taking care of our energetic 8 month old (who now can crawl anywhere and everywhere!).

So I’ll keep this update short. Here’s what’s up:

1) Host Benchmarker is starting to pick up steam from a revenue standpoint. Its 1 year anniversary is this month, and in addition to getting some better search engine rankings, I made a couple changes to the site that have been making people convert better. Last month I got $245 in referrals, and the month before $163. Rad.

2) I received a comment from Kevin on my last profit report that suggested I make more products instead of being lazy and using AdSense. It’s a great point. Look at the stats below – the highest earnings per visitor come from EasyDbs and AmpedSensesites where I sell my own product. Kevin suggested I make a product for one of my niche sites, and I’m going to set a goal to do that this month. Stay tuned (Thanks, Kevin!)

3) I’m mentally exhausted, and haven’t spent any time this month working on side projects. I thought working from home would allow me more time to work on side projects since I don’t have a commute, but in reality I find myself working more on my full time job. Why is that? No clue, but I’m kinda bummed about that. Gonna try to budget my time more.

K, that’s all the time I have for now – let’s get to the numbers:

May 2015 Profit Report

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

Compared to last month, a bit more visitors (+2k), and up about $100 in profit. How cool is it that I can not do any work on my side projects and still bring in $750 per month. Yeah it’s not gonna make me rich, but I feel like I’ve found a source of free money 😉

Did you miss any articles?

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

BTW – wanna know how much traffic I got from being featured on Sitepoint? About 300 visitors. 10 tweets/retweets. And a few new subscribers. I love the article and think it will help with SEO in the long run, but it definitely didn’t triple my numbers over night. Oh well.

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


  1. Kevin June 12, 2015 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Woot! Thanks for the shoutout. I know you have a lot on your plate Shane, but good luck in this endeavor!

  2. Jake August 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    It is pretty common for people to work more hours converting to ‘working from home’, at least from co workers I have spoke with recently. They say that there is no defined cut-off time like there is in an office so it is easy to go over because your not worried about what time you have to leave. Also when your workstation and your at home station are the same, you can get pulled into work when doing other things! If possible I would suggest working strict hours using timers and separating home and office workspaces if possible.
    Good job on the site.

    • Shane Labs September 16, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Thanks, Jake! Yeah I’m setting strict hours now, and have my office door closed. Combined with headphones and I really can focus on what I’m working on and tune out the rest of the world. Thanks for writing!

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