This is my 17th 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 July/Part of August
July was an eye-opening and busy month for me.
It might seem like I didn’t do much, but moving my sites took me over 30 hours of pure work-time. (This doesn’t include procrastination time.) 😉
- Switched hosting for this site, my biggest Amazon Affiliate site, and also created a new site using that hosting. I switched from BlueHost to A2Hosting and it is AWESOME!
- All of my websites are at least 1 second faster, they haven’t gone down at all (1 of my BlueHost sites already had 20 minutes of downtime since the move), and while I did have a ton of issues with moving one of my sites, it all worked out in the end.
- Realized that my previous website idea wasn’t great after seeing a similar site on sale on EmpireFlippers. Their site was getting 300,000-400,000 visitors per month and only making $450 per month so I didn’t want to end up like them.
- Started a new Amazon affiliate site in a new niche. This will be my main authority site targeting high value keywords. Some of the sub-niches for this site are quite competitive, but others are easy to rank for.
- Took a week off from all of my businesses. (I actually had my highest Amazon affiliate day ever when I was gone, which is kind of funny. When I don’t work I make more money than when I do work.)
- Helped my family get ready for the move to Louisiana. (We’re moving to Louisiana from Michigan, and then two weeks later I’m moving back to Michigan to go to college here. It’s a pain, but I’ll manage.)
I wrote my ultimate goal post 2 months ago, and I think I finally found the right way to earn enough money to pay for college.
I’ve accomplished some of the goals below, but that’s irrelevant because they don’t matter anymore.
Why create a site using a new method of monetization and a new niche when I can keep focusing on what’s been working great for me: Amazon affiliate.
- Get at least 30 more posts up on my gaming guides site.
- At least 15 of these posts should be about Clash Royale.
- The rest can be about random Ketchapp games or .IO games.
- Publish at least 15 videos on the YouTube channel.- I was planning on having a video for every post, but not each post might need a video.
- Contact other Clash Royale writers and video creators and ask if I can use some of their content for my site with a link to their YouTube channel, reddit profile, etc…- I saw another big site in the Clash Royale niche doing this, but I think he’s just copy and pasting content without permission so he’ll get caught eventually. He also has a ton of issues with duplicate content on the site so I’m not too worried about it.
- Create a Facebook and Tumblr page for the gaming site and connect them to the Jetpack post autopublisher.
- Fix up the theme a bit, and open the site up to Google.
- Add menus.
- Figure out the layout of the homepage.
- Figure out the size of the featured images.
- Create redirects from category pages to me-created pages.