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September 2016 Income Reports and Plans

onlinemoneyz-september-income-reportThis is my 19th 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 September

I already covered a part of September in my last income report so I’ll just do a quick recap of that:

As you can see I’m posting this income report in the middle of September which is 2 weeks later than usual, and that’s because August was an incredibly busy month for me.

I moved all the way accross the country with my parents, and then moved back nearly to the same place two weeks later for college.

I had a surprising amount of time to work on my online businesses during that time as I had nothing else to do in between unpacking and moving out.

Online I:

  • Hired my first full-time VA.
  • Bought PBN links for my BNT site.
  • Found 50 low-medium competition buyer keywords for WHQ that add up to about 130,000 searches per month.- I should be able to rank a couple of them before the holiday season, and the rest will just get ranked later on.
  • Bought $260 worth of keywords when I couldn’t do research myself.

Offline I:

  • Started a new polyphasic sleep experiment.
  • Moved to Lousiana with my parents.
  • Moved back to Michigan for college and started my college career!
  • Survived my first month of college!

Goals:

I’m currently focusing on Amazon Affiliate, and while I didn’t technically accomplish all of my goals in August, my VA helped me accomplish all of them and more in September so that counts, right?

  • Teach my VA my whole image editing, uploading, and posting process. SUCCEEDED!
  • Publish at least 15 of the posts that are in my backlog. FAILED I reviewed my VA’s writing for more than 15 posts, but I only recently taught her how to deal with the images and links so she’s working on that now. Once that’s done I’ll have 10-20 articles ready to go right now!
  • Get a couple of Web 2.0s and other weak links pointing to WHQ in order to slowly start building momentum. FAILED I’m currently looking to have a couple Web 2.0s built for me, but I didn’t get any links this month.

Plans For October

October is an important month both offline and online for me.

I have to prepare and maximize income for the holiday season, but I also have to get ready for my midterm exams in college.

This should be fun!

Goals:

  • Finalize and publish 30 half-done posts on WHQ.
  • Write at least 10 posts myself by October 15th on WHQ.
  • Teach my VA basic outreach and SEO strategies and start them after October 15th.
  • Figure out which posts I can rank before Black Friday/Christmas, which posts I should wait on, and whether there are any holiday specific posts I should do.

Website Traffic

This marks yet another month of no new posts and lower traffic.

I know that I can increase my traffic if I wrote a couple posts, but I want to spend this time creating monetizable articles for Amazon affiliate instead.

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Amazon Affiliate Websites Traffic

This section is for those interested in my Amazon affiliate sites.

Most of my income is from Amazon, so I thought you might be interested in seeing how much traffic I get on my biggest sites and how much money they make.

BAB is my highest traffic site by far (I have acronyms for all of my sites because I don’t want to reveal the URL, but I need some way to keep track of them.)

I made $1529.19 from the site in August compared to $1522.99 in August.

Those 2 numbers are weirdly close together! I don’t mind it as I thought September would be much worse, but it’s a bit weird.

I’m starting to get some EDU links, and my average income for the past 9 months is hovering around $1,000 per month, so selling this site for $25,000 is reasonable.

 

 

I was surprised to see that the September traffic was higher than in August, but it looks like it peaks end of August-mid September and then starts steadily going down.

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Income Report

Here are the numbers that everyone loves to see!
Revenue:

  • Amazon Affiliate- $1529.19 Surprisingly high for September. Awesome!
  • Content Samurai– $429.12 The monthly income is still decreasing and will probably keep doing so, but I’m fine with that.  
  • MindSumo- $246.24 Something new that I’m doing. Solved 3 problems for companies in 3 hours and ended up with an $80 per hour salary!
  • Total- $2,204.55 Broke $2k once again! I would’ve have gotten here if I didn’t do MindSumo, but it would’ve been a pretty solid month either way.

Expenses:

  • Aweber- $19 Monthly subscription.
  • Domains- $12 The Ultimate Sapien domain.
  • SerpLab- $5 Keyword tracking.
  • Other- $274.4 Bought a couple high-value keywords.
  • VA- $500 $3 per hour full-time plus bonuses.
  • Total- $810.4 Not too bad considering that I’m moving closer and closer to my ultimate goal of paying for college using this income.

Total Profit: $1394.15

Not my highest month for profit, but I’m very happy with the revenue numbers.

I’m still giddily waiting for the holiday season!

4 replies
    • Ilya P.
      Ilya P. says:

      Hi Dave,

      It really depends on the week. I always try to do as much as possible, but some weeks it ends up being 0 hours and some weeks it ends up being 30+ hours.

      I’ve had a VA that works for 40 hours per week for the past 2 months though which made life much easier for me. I don’t have any current gains in income due to my VA’s work, but I should start seeing it soon.

      Thanks!

      Reply
  1. Kirsty
    Kirsty says:

    I hadn’t heard of MindSumo before. Looks really cool and like you can actually make decent side money with it. Giving it a try now!

    Reply

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