Do you ever wonder how much money this site makes per month? And, how does it generate the income? Where does it come from? All your questions will be answered in this post.
As expected, my first earnings report (last month) was a big hit. Not only is it of great interest for my blogging friends, but it’s also a right for my readers to know how this site is being funded. If I was making money with the wrong motive, I’m not sure I could live with myself. So, my solution is to tell everyone exactly how much money this site earned last month, and also let them know how I did it! 🙂
May, 2011: Earnings Report
As you can tell, April was an amazing month, and it was very difficult to keep up with its success. The May totals still beat the March earnings, so I don’t feel too bad about it. My earnings in May were $274.59.
Breakdown of Earnings: May 2011
Staff Writing: $120.00
Sponsored Posts: $130.00
Link Ads: $0.00
Total May 2011 Income: $274.59
This is by far the best month I’ve ever had with Adsense, and the majority of the earnings came late in the month. The increase is partially due to my new gig at Technorati.com. As of last month, I’m a new staff writer for their team and I get paid on commissions from Adsense clicks. So, not only is this gig great for my web traffic, it also pays a little bit too!
My staff writing income has increased from $70 (in April) to $120 this month. I now write for 3 Finance websites: Passive Family Income, Bucksome Boomer, and Prairie Eco Thrifter. They are all great sites, and I’m glad that I can be a part of their teams.
I only had two sponsored posts this month, and since they were fairly simple and straightforward, they did not yield much income.
I was not able to sell any link ads on my site this month, but I do have some in the works. Hopefully, they will pan out and make June an amazing month! Stay posted on that.
Overall, I am quite satisfied with the income for this month. I knew that April was going to be tough to beat, and I was expecting to earn about $300 this month. Of course, I expect my earnings to increase as I continually put more effort into this site every day. By the year mark (which will be September), I fully expect to be earning over $1,000 a month. I’m not going to make that a goal, because if I start working for money: (1) It won’t be fun anymore, and (2) I’ll lose track of why I write – it’s not for money, but rather, it’s for the benefit of my readers.
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.