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.


  • 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.”


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!


Income Report

Here are the numbers that everyone is here for!

  • 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?


  • 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!


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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December 2015 Income Report and Plans

DecemberI’ve been fairly productive in December, but it doesn’t show on my blog.

I need to post at least 2 posts a month that aren’t my Amazon Affiliate journey posts or income reports.

The good news is that I’m working on huge post right now that you’ll love.

The bad news is that there’s still 20-30 hours of work left until I can publish it.

Anyway, this month I worked on:

  • My $50 to $600 per month Amazon Affiliate project.
  • Adding content to my Content Samurai review site.
  • Creating an IM products review site(Think reviews of products from JVZoo and Clickbank. When I say reviews I actually mean real reviews and not BS created using the information provided to all affiliates.)
  • Improving the audio and video quality to fit uDemy’s standards so I can start working on my course.
  • Collecting the data for the huge post I’m working on.
  • I also took on a website setup project for a local business. I’ll put the income for this in the next month because that’s when they’ll pay me, but it’s still related to my online skill-set so I think it’s relevant here.

Plans For January

January is my last month for my Amazon Affiliate Project and sadly I don’t think I’ll reach my goal of $600 per month.

It might happen if one of my sites suddenly starts ranking, but I need an increase of almost $200 per month which probably isn’t going to happen.

I’m going to build a couple links to my Content Samurai site, create more content for JV Reviews, and write at least 2 posts for this blog (one of which is going to be big!)

I also have finals coming up in school, winter track, and other stuff, but I should still have more time than what I did during the first half of the year.

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November Income Report

November 2015 Income Report and Plans

November Income ReportI was incredibly productive in November, and while the results of my work may not be visible right now, they will show soon.

I worked on:

  • Moving my website from Weebly to WordPress and changing the content.
  • My $50 to $600 per month Amazon Affiliate project.
  • A non-amazon affiliate website targeting people looking to buy Content Samurai. You can check out the site here.
  • Posts on my azongenius site. (I’m not actually a genius, I just like the name. 😉 )
  • An outline for a reddit advertising course I’m going to create for uDemy. (The outline is done. Now I have to write a script for all the videos)
  • Scripts for my Amazon Affiliate keyword research course. (I have a lot of videos to make, and it usually works better when I have some sort of script in front of me even if I don’t fully follow it.)

Moving my site took around 20 hours, but it was definitely worth it.

The site looks better and it works better for what I want.

I want to become one of the leading online money-making blogs (lofty goal I know), and to do that I had to get off Weebly.

My old site was also targeted at people looking to make money online from surveys and “beermoney” sites, and I want to focus on higher-earning money-making opportunities.

Plans For December

I will keep working on my Amazon Affiliate project and sites.

2 of my sites are starting to rank higher and should result in more sales for me.

I’ll do more A/B testing on the websites because I haven’t done that at all.

I also plan to promote my content samurai website as it can be a pretty good way of earning some extra cash if I can get it to rank in the top 3 in Google.

I’ll keep writing scripts for my Amazon Affiliate and Reddit courses, and maybe I’ll even start recording some videos for them.

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