June 2016 Income Report and Plans

June-Income-ReportThis is my 16th income report for this blog.

Every month I publish a post like this showing:

  • how much money I made
  • what I worked on
  • and what my plans are for the future.

These reports will help me keep myself accountable, and hopefully I can help you figure out how you can make money online.

What I Did in June

June was a pretty productive month for me and I was finally able to start focusing on my new big venture.

Online I:

  • Merged my reddit advertising site with this site.- That’s why there have been so many reddit advertising posts lately.
  • Updated the content on my BAB affiliate site, and added a couple more sections to each of the 30 posts.- I’m getting a steady stream of natural backlinks to the site so I’m hoping the rankings will go up before the hot season for the site is upon us.
  • Started my new big venture.- I don’t want to share the URL yet, because I don’t want Google checking my site yet.
    • Bought a domain and setup the WP site.
    • Bought a logo from Fiverr.
    • Installed a theme and got most of the things looking how I want them to. There’s still a couple issues that need to be fixed though.
    • Created an outline for all of my posts and videos.- This will make it much easier to pump out 2-3 posts per day which is what I need to do right now.
    • Published one post and video.- Took me longer than I would’ve liked it to, but I was figuring out the best way to do everything.
  • I also read through many real estate investing blogs, and while that’s something I can see myself doing later on in life, I think website investing is the best option for me. It might be a bit more risky, but I can handle the risk at my age.

Offline I:

  • Took college entrance exams and had my orientation.- Gotta do these things, you know? Takes away time from work, but it’s not like I’m 100% productive all the time anyway.
  • Installed You Need a Budget- I want to know where my money is going and I’m going to put the money I’m not using to work. I invested my tax money into Kickfurther, and I might invest more into it as the returns are pretty sweet for not working at all. 

Goals:

This is my second month having this section, and it’s my first full month after writing my ultimate goal post.

  • Edit the posts on BAB and prepare them for next year. SUCCEEDED 
  • Figure out the rankings of my posts on BAB and add some content and small backlinks to the ones that are close to being at the top. SUCCEEDED I figured out the rankings, but I was getting a lot of natural links so I decided not to mess with it. 
  • Merge OnlineMoneyz, Snooads, and JVReviews. SUCCEEDED 
  • Start working on my game guides project.- This is the big one. PARTIALLY SUCCEEDED– I finished everything except for the Facebook page, Tumblr page, and writing the specific game guides. I have an outline setup though and I even did the keyword research for a total of almost 350,000 searches so I think I succeeded here.
    • Buy a domain.
    • Set up the basic WP site layout.
    • Plan out the categories and sections.
    • Plan out the content/videos.
    • Create the YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Tumblr page.
    • Start writing Clash Royale and Diep.io guides.

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May 2016 Income Report and Plans

OM-May-Income-ReportThis is my 15th income report for this blog.

Every month I publish a post like this showing:

  • how much money I made
  • what I worked on
  • and what my plans are for the future.

These reports will help me keep myself accountable, and hopefully I can help you figure out how you can make money online.

What I Did in May

May was a chaotic mix of school graduation stuff, partying, and track so I once again didn’t have time to do much.

Online I:

  • Hired a VA.- Worth it for $2 an hour, but the English barrier can be a bit of a pain at times.
  • Published my huge post!- I’ll be adding some lead magnets and editing a bit of it, but it’s mostly complete.
  • Joined a Mastermind Facebook group.- So far it’s definitely worth it. 
  • Figured out what I’m going to focus on for the next 3 months.

Offline I:

  • Finally graduated!- We’re not in high school anymore Toto.
  • Ran at the big State meet with my track team and watched 3 of our guys break school records.
  • Partied with my senior class.
  • Did a bunch of work for college entrance stuff.- Entrance exams are a pain.

Goals:

Last month was the first time I had this section, and funnily enough last month was also the month that I pivoted in the way I look at big goals.

  • Finally publish my huge postSUCCEEDED– I published it right before writing this post. That counts, right? 😉
  • Clean up the number of websites that I have and shift to having multiple authority sites instead of many small sites. FAILED– I didn’t even work on this at all.
  • Add at least 4 articles to one of my newer Amazon affiliate sites. FAILED– All 3 of my writers started ignoring me on UpWork and didn’t complete the job. I fired them, but didn’t find new ones.
  • Clean up my Amazon affiliate sites. FAILED– I haven’t even worked on this at all.
  • Create and publish the dang reddit ads course. FAILED– After talking about my goals and monetary plans with Josh, I decided that this isn’t worth it.
  • Publish at least 1 post per week on OnlineMoneyz. FAILED– I got about two posts done last month. Three if you count my big post. I’m still happy with the results though.

As you can see I failed most of my goals, but I’m surprisingly happy about it.

I now know that I need to focus on one main thing to succeed, and that one main thing will be a gaming guides website.

Plans For June

I always set a ton of goals and then end up not accomplishing most of them.

From now one my goals will align with my goal of paying for college using my online income, and the idea of focus. (I’ll only focus on one big project at a time.)

Goals:

  • Edit the posts on BAB and prepare them for next year.
  • Figure out the rankings of my posts on BAB and add some content and small backlinks to the ones that are close to being at the top.
  • Merge OnlineMoneyz, Snooads, and JVReviews.
  • Start working on my game guides project.- This is the big one.
    • Buy a domain.
    • Set up the basic WP site layout.
    • Plan out the categories and sections.
    • Plan out the content/videos.
    • Create the YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Tumblr page.
    • Start writing Clash Royale and Diep.io guides.

Website Traffic

The traffic is increasing even though I didn’t do anything this month.

OM May Traffic

It’s coming from the blog comments I did last month, and I’m also getting visitors from Matthew Woodward’s income report roundups.
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April 2016 Income Report and Plans

OnlineMoneyz-April-Income-ReportThis is my 14th income report for this blog.

Every month I publish a post like this showing:

  • how much money I made
  • what I worked on
  • and what my plans are for the future.

These reports will help me keep myself accountable, and hopefully I can help you figure out how you can make money online.

What I Did in April

While it might not look like I accomplished a lot in April, it was a very busy month for me both online and offline wise.

Online I:

  • Finished the local website work and will get paid for it this month.
  • Planned out my outsourcing strategy for the future and set milestones for my Upwork writer.
  • Got featured on Matthew Woodward’s income report roundup- Free traffic, backlinks, and simply super awesome to be on his site!
  • Commented on a bunch of blogs in order to build relationships, get links, and traffic. –This will be its own post, and I might even do a big project on this.

Offline I:

  • Spent a ton of time running with my track team.
  • Got hammered with AP exam prep and other homework.
  • Read a ton of books on selling, marketing, and stuff like that.- Too much reading, not enough action!

Plans For May

I always set a ton of goals and then end up not accomplishing most of them so from now on I’ll have a goals section here that I’ll have to check off in my next income reports.

Goals:

  • Finally publish my huge post. -This is happening no matter what. Whether I’m ready or not, I’m publishing it this month.
  • Clean up the number of websites that I have and shift to having multiple authority sites instead of many small sites.
  • Add at least 4 articles to one of my newer Amazon affiliate sites.
  • Clean up my Amazon affiliate sites. –I want to get rid of the ones that aren’t making me money, double down on those that are making me money, and start a different authority site to combine a couple of the smaller ones I have.
  • Create and publish the dang reddit ads course. -This just has to be done. Period.
  • Publish at least 1 post per week on OnlineMoneyz. -I never post enough on this blog and I always feel bad about it so I think it’s time to change!

Website Traffic

I’ve been doing some blog comments which got me some extra traffic, but not a lot.

You can see a big bump of traffic on the 29th though because that’s when I got featured on Matthew Woodward’s income report roundup.

It’s a nice visitor boost, but I need to have more content on my site to actually convert them to long-time readers.

Here’s my traffic for the month:
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March 2016 Income Report and Plans

March-Income-ReportThis is my 13th income report for this blog.

Every month I publish a post like this showing:

  • how much money I made
  • what I worked on
  • and what my plans are for the future.

These reports will help me keep myself accountable, and hopefully I can help you figure out how you can make money online.

What I Did in March

March was a pretty quiet month for my website because most of my focus was elsewhere.

Most of my time was spent on completing stuff for the NichePursuits membership and I’ve gotta say that it’s been an amazing experience.

I still have 1 more week in the internship, and I’ve gotten so much value from it it’s crazy.

I combined their keyword research process with mine and I’ve already found 40+ super-low competition keywords I can use for one of my sites.

I also:

  • Got hired by a local business to build a website for them.
  • Added images to my huge post and edited the wording. I now need to create all of the lead magnets and it should be ready to go. (I know this post is taking forever to create, but it’ll be worth it!)
  • Figured out the quality that Udemy is happy with. (Only took me 4 test videos!)
  • Watched a ton of webinars and took notes to see what I liked and didn’t like about each one.

Plans For April

I have 10 days of spring break and I have a ton of stuff I want to do. (As always.)

During the month (or mostly spring break) I will:

  • Complete the NichePursuits internship.
  • Record and publish my first course on Udemy. (I’ll send everyone on my email list a huge coupon when it goes live. Wink, wink.)
  • Finish the local business’ website.
  • Finally publish my huge post. (I’m taking forever. I know. Sorry!)
  • Add at least 10 more money-articles to my Amazon affiliate sites. (March was an amazing Amazon affiliate month for me, but it might drop down in April and May so I need to put up some evergreen articles to keep a consistent income.)
  • Start a new journey using a no-seo Clickbank method that anyone can use to make money. (Or so they say.)
  • And much more stuff that I’m keeping secret for now. 😉

I probably won’t complete even half of what I have to do, but finishing some of it is better than nothing at all.

Website Traffic

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February 2016 Income Report and Plans

OnlineMoneyz-February-Income-ReportHey guys!

This is my 12th income report for this blog.

Every month I publish a post like this showing:

  • how much money I made
  • what I worked on
  • and what my plans are for the future.

These reports will help me keep myself accountable, and hopefully I can help some of you figure out how you can make money online.

What I Did in February

February started out on a sad note as I removed all of the referral spam traffic in Google Analytics.

Why is that sad?

Because my traffic looks pitiful. (Scroll down to the Website Traffic section to check it out.)

I also:

Plans For March

My goal for March is $1000 in revenue.

I should be able to reach it as long as nothing major goes wrong.

I have a $100 coupon to experiment with YouTube ads, and I want to find a profitable campaign. (Doesn’t everyone? Heh…)

I slacked off a bit on my huge post, but most of the content is ready and I just need to add images.

I still want to publish a course on Udemy, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what they want from me quality wise.

I have a 1080P video with a higher bitrate than what they require, but the quality is still not up to their “standards.”

What?!?

Anyway if I can figure that out, that’d be great.

I also purchased a program that lets me run unlimited webinars with unlimited attendees, so that’s pretty cool!

I just have to find the attendees. 🙂

Website Traffic

Without the referral spam my website traffic is pitiful.

However the average session duration and the bounce rate are looking very good!

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Income Report

Here are the numbers that everyone is here for!
Revenue:

  • Amazon Affiliate- $716.03 My best month yet! I had 3 $50+ days at the end of February and I’m hoping to break $800 in March.
  • AdSense- $1.65 This number might increase if the AdSense sites that I purchased are good.
  • Bitcoins- $16.28 From PokerAm.
  • Shopify Affiliate– $30.57 More commissions.
  • Content Samurai– $113.28 My best month yet! Can I double this in March?
  • Other- 9.25 Miscellaneous small income.
  • Total- $887.06 This is my biggest online only income month so far. Can I break $1000 next month?

Expenses:

  • Aweber- $19 Monthly subscription.
  • SourceMarket $673 SEO services for YouTube and 4 AdSense sites.
  • Domains- $56 Domains for the AdSense sites and a couple of PBNs.
  • Ads- $28 $20 reddit ads and $8 YouTube ads.
  • Fiverr- $16.5 Bought a couple of flyer posting gigs.
  • Proxies- $16.8 I bought proxies for GSA SER as I used it for my churn and burn experiment.
  • JVzoo Purchases- $67 I bought Webinar X.
  • Content Samurai- $47
  • Total- $923.3 Lots of money gone, but it should help me increase my income next month.

Total Profit: -$36.24

Spent a lot of money this month, but the money I spent should help me make more $$ in the future.

What about you guys? How’s your online income going?

Comment below!

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January 2016 Income Report and Plans

January-Income-ReportJanuary was a great month for me.

This month I

Now that I’m done with the Amazon project I can focus on new challenges and ways of making money online.

This month I worked on:

  • My $50 to $600 Amazon Project.
  • Writing my biggest post ever. I’m at 10,000 words right now and I’m only about halfway done.
  • Starting a Private Blog Network
  • Doing experiments with YouTube and Web 2.0 ranking

Plans For February

Now that I’m finished with my Amazon challenge I have time for other experiments.

I’m currently testing different YouTube ranking strategies, churn and burn methods, and Facebook ads for email list building.

I’m also halfway done with my biggest post ever and it will go up in February.

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