For months now I keep getting asked if I am going to join the ranks of John Chow, Garry Conn and Caroline Middlebrook (to name a few) and start publishing my online earnings. For me personally, I’ve never felt very comfortable with this as I was always taught that asking someone about their income was rude, so with this in mind I have always declined.
It was when someone decided to point out to me that I am very keen on watching other bloggers when they post their online earnings each month. I have to admit that I did feel (very slightly) guilty 😉
I’m also a little worried that people might think that I am being a little patronising by posting my online income for everyone to see. I’ll do it this month and hope that it’s taken as it’s meant to be – inspirational, motivational and also to show the income streams that I use to build my income each month. So long as it’s received well, I will continue to do this.
This Blog’s Income
No direct monetization has been done on this blog until this month. It’s main purpose is to serve as a blog that basically gives free quality information to readers and then to bring them on to other products that I create. At one stage I did have Google adsense running on here and it did quite well considering the low numbers at the time(approx $8-$10 per day).
As RSS subscribers continue to grow I decided to place advertising on the site along with paid reviews etc. I have had one paid review this month and have several pending reviews for next month.
Income For Kelly Stone Blog
- > Paid Reviews: $175
- > Sales Of eBooks: $2,112.41 (estimated based on tracking)
- > Amazon: $14.03
- > Affiliate Sales: $12.00
- > Linky Love: $20.00
- > Advert On Garry Conn Website: $5.00
Grand Total Earned: $2,328.44
Income For Squidoo Queen
- > Clickbank Sales: $9761.09
- > Paypal Sales: $921.51
No Expenses For Squidoo Queen as affiliate payments are taken direct from Clickbank.
- > Squidoo.com: $441.72
- > Job Crusher: $184.25
- > Get My Software Free: $48.50
- > Wealthy Affiliate: $518.00
- > Internet Marketing Center: $100.00
- > Clickbank Sales: $3,378.54
- > PayPal Sales: £1,319.66
- > PPC Costs: $425.59
- > Advertising: $215.00
- > Hosting (all accounts): $96.00
- > Misc: $52.60
Grand Total Earned In Affiliate Sales: $5201.48
For the month of May 2008 my combined income online came to:
Total Earned For May: $18,217.52
(This works out to be approx £8,000 in UK currency after transfer)
Last month was a great month for me (my fourth best month ever) so I am really pleased with how my marketing is going. RSS numbers to this blog have grown at an exceptionally fast rate. Visitors are now returning time and time again with hundreds of new people each month arriving here through search engines.
The main search engine to send me my traffic is Google with Yahoo! not too far behind. (This is the same all through my marketing.)
My aim last month was to increase the RSS readers which is what happened and also to increase sales of Squidoo Queen – again, this happened. Most of the increased sales came from several big affiliates promoting it to their lists so the level of sales will not stay at that rate for this month.
Next Months Aims
I’ve also been working on the latest version of Squidoo Queen for the last few weeks. The new version will be a membership site with a lot more advanced methods of promotion. The whole site should be up and running in a few more days with the new forum being hosted there too.
With the large sales of Squidoo Queen last month I intend to work on the relationships that I have built with other marketers more this month to ensure that we are able to continue working together for a long time to come.
The blog will also be having more regular posts made (at least every other day) with some great interviews coming along with other Squidoo members. Certainly one to watch for.
Let me know what you thought about the report and if it’s something that you would like to see more of. If you hate it – let me know too 😕
Blogs Who Publish Their Earnings (Which I read and love)
Blogging Experiment – (Not too sure if anymore to come)
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