(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.)
This profit report marks the 12th one I’ve sent out – have I really been doing this for a full year?! Thanks to all of you that have been with me from the beginning. It has been an interesting year full of ups and downs, and your support along the way continues to be incredible. I’ll post a year-end summary soon, but in the meantime it’s fun to reflect on my very first profit report. Sadly it looks like I made a bit more money then (although I was also putting in 3x the hours)!
November made me very happy – almost every single one of my side projects brought in a profit. The only two that didn’t were an abandoned niche site and the site you’re reading right now. But if every other site made money, do you realize what that means?
It means my newest venture is starting to pay off! Yup, HostBenchmarker saw its first month of revenue. I normally wait until my sites get about 50 visitors/day before I attempt to monetize them, but HostBenchmarker was seeing surges of several hundred visitors a couple times a month, and I hated not being able to take advantage of that traffic. I added a few affiliate links, and within 10 days I had referred 4 new hosting signups for a share of almost $80. Help me keep this going by spreading the word!
Here’s the rest of November’s stats:
Compared to last month, I had a decrease in traffic of about 10k visitors. Pretty sure it’s due to Google adjusting their rankings for SongKeyFinder – although I don’t blame them, there’s not much content on there. However profit went up by over $200. Yay!
Still managing the balancing act between sidestrapping and parenting – getting a little more time to work on projects, but not as much as I’d wish. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Did you miss any articles?
If you haven’t been to my blog in a while, here’s what I posted last month:
Any questions, suggestions, or feedback about this breakdown? Would love to hear from you with a comment below!