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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April Income Report

October 2015 Income Report

I didn’t do much site-improvement in October.

If you look at my latest Amazon Affiliate post you’ll see that I didn’t do anything after October 12th.

Aren’t college applications great?

Anyway, this month I will have time to work on my Amazon sites and get ready for the holiday season.

I’m writing this on November 5th, and I just finished moving my site from Weebly to WordPress.

All of my small-earnings posts and guides will stay on the weebly site, and I’ll use this site for higher-income things like Amazon Affiliate and random Internet Marketing posts.

This month’s income was disappointing, but it should get higher because of the upcoming holidays.

Plans For November

I need to prepare my sites for the holiday season so I can maximize my income for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas.

I’m toying with the idea of buying $10 of Facebook ads on Black Friday to get people to my site, and then use a special landing page to get them to click through to Amazon.

I’ve never used Facebook ads to drive clicks to my sites though, so this is a risky strategy.

There’s also a lot of other things I want to start getting my things into.

I want to:

  • Grow my Amazon Affiliate sites.
  • Create 2 more Amazon Affiliate sites.
  • Start some simple Amazon FBA stuff.
  • Write a book. (I have an idea for an eBook that I can self-publish on Amazon, but I don’t have time and I don’t know if now is the best time to write it.)
  • Try out penny-stock trading using the lessons of Tim Sykes.
  • Create a course on uDemy.

Obviously I can’t do all of that in the next month, (or even in the next year), so I’m going to focus on Amazon Affiliate until I finish my $50 to $600 project, and then see what I want to do next.

Income Report

  • Amazon Affiliate- $217.33 A bit disappointing, but I didn’t work on my websites at all so it makes sense…
  • Usertesting- $20 I did a couple tests at the beginning of the month, but I had no time at the end.
  • Clickworker– $5.96 No idea where this money came from… Maybe a referral?
  • G2A– $2.82 No work, passive income.
  • AdSense- $4.18 I haven’t posted any videos in 5 months and it shows…
  • Bitcoins- $8.89 This is from PokerAm and A-Ads.
  • Referral- $4 FreeEats is still getting me a small income!
  • Opinion Rewards- $3.63 A couple of quick surveys using Google’s app.
  • Total- $266.81 My lowest month since May, but I only spent 5 hours working tops so I’m okay with the outcome.

April Income Report

September 2015 Income Report And Future Plans

September was another great Amazon Affiliate month for me.

I was able to keep my income as high as last month while barely working on any of my sites.

This month was a dry season as I had only one post during the whole month, but I have plenty of ideas for future posts that you will find useful. The only problem is finding the time to work on them.

Plans For October

September was a very dry month for this site content-wise, so my goal for October is to publish at least 2 posts that aren’t my monthly roundup ones.

I want to break $300 in Amazon Affiliate income as that would mean that I’m exactly halfway there to my goal of $600 per month in 6 months.

I also started working on an Amazon Affiliate niche and keyword research course which will go live at the beginning of November.

Income Report

  • UserTesting- $10 I didn’t have time to do the tests because of homework and college stuff.
  • G2A- $1.57 No work, passive income.
  • AdSense- $5.26 The earnings went down because one of my YouTube accounts was closed in July and these are the August earnings.
  • Amazon- $285.92 The earnings stayed at the same level as last month, but there were no random large purchases. If there were big purchases not related to my sites I would’ve broken $300 easily.
  • Bitcoins- $6.13 This is from PokerAm and A-Ads.
  • Referral- $6 FreeEats is still getting me a small income!
  • Opinion Rewards- $2.85 A couple of quick surveys using Google’s app.
  • BlueHost-$65 My first referral payment from BlueHost. If I get 4 signups per month that would basically double my income. Now I understand why Pat Flynn makes so much money from their referral program!
  • Total- $382.73 Not as much as last month, but over 90% of this income was passive so I can’t complain!

April Income Report

August 2015 Income Report And Future Plans

August was an amazing month for me Amazon Affiliate wise.

I started my $50 to $600 a month in 6 months project and I’m already at $280 for the first month.

I worked a lot on optimizing my site in an effort to increase my email list as it’s incredibly tiny as of right now.

Plans For September

School is going to start so I’m not sure how much time I will have to spend on my sites, but it’s something I actually enjoy so I’m sure I’ll find time for it.

I want to beat my Amazon Affiliate income or at least get close to it to make sure that it wasn’t a fluke.

I’m also planning on creating an Amazon Affiliate course so if you’re interested in being one of the first 10 people to join when it goes live check out this page! (I already have 1 person signed up, but I want at least 10 people beta-test the course. The course will be live sometime in the beginning of 2016.)

I want to get my email list to at least 50 people during September as I only have 29 subscribers right now.

Speaking of subscribers, what type of content would you guys be interested in that I could make available to subscribers only? Please comment down below!

Income Report

  • UserTesting- $65 There weren’t that many tests available for some reason and I didn’t have the dashboard open as often.
  • PerkTV- $25 My apps started glitching out and it took 18 days to get to $25 so I decided to take a break.
  • G2A– $3.53 No work, passive income.
  • AdSense- $9.33 These earnings are from July. My YouTube account still wasn’t banned then, but August’s AdSense earnings will be tiny.
  • Amazon Affiliate- $280.42 A HUGE increase in earnings. I quadrupled my earnings since last month!
  • Bitcoins- $5.28 This is from PokerAm and A-Ads.
  • Referral- $6 Not as much money as usually, but I think I reached my FreeEats account limit for referrals.
  • Opinion Rewards- $1.88 A couple of quick surveys using Google’s app.
  • MIT Name Game- $2.35 A fun little way of making some extra money. It wasn’t as much the money I was interested in as I was in helping the scientific community.
  • Clickworker- $33.62 Not bad for 30 minutes of work.
  • Total- $432.41 Another record month! Let’s go for $800 next month? 😉

April Income Report

July 2015 Income Report And Plans

July was a good month for me.

I found 3 new ways to make money online, started my new Amazon Affiliate project, and got a couple of new money-making ideas.

Plans For August

August is going to be an incredibly busy month for me because the Cross Country season officially starts and I’ll have to start applying to colleges and writing essays which is killer.

I hope that I can spend at least an hour a day working on my Amazon sites and publishing content on this site because otherwise I won’t reach my goal of $600 per month with Amazon in 6 months.

My income goal is to break $300 total in August, and hopefully get to $400 in September as that would mean that I’m right on pace with my Amazon sites, but we’ll see.

I also found a new great way to make money (new to me), and it allows me to make around $30-$60 per hour in short 15 minute bursts around once a day so that can add on around $300 bucks per month if there is enough work to do.

Income Report

  • UserTesting- $105 A fairly average month for me. I didn’t take as many tests as I had access to because I just didn’t feel like it.
  • PerkTV– $45 This month it’s $5 than last month because I’m starting to get Amazon gift cards again instead of BTC. Next month this will probably be around $50.
  • G2A– $3.63 No work, passive income.
  • AdSense- $12.57 These earnings are from June which was my highest month yet. Sadly my YouTube account got banned so this will slowly dwindle down to around $4-$5 per month tops.
  • Amazon Affiliate- $64.03 Another record Amazon month. Considering that I just started another Amazon Journey I wouldn’t be surprised if I break $100 in August.
  • Bitcoins- $3.22 I found another passive BTC site which added on to my earnings from A-Ads.
  • Referral- $29.5 Seems like FreeEats is still paying out for people registering under me. Pretty nice passive income!
  • Market Samurai Affiliate– $6.42 Someone purchased Market Samurai after visiting one of my affiliate links.
  • Total- $269.37 I thought it would be smaller than last month, but it seems that I’m not that far behind! I’m sure that I can break the $300 barrier in August, and I’m excited to see what the future holds!