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 couple of earnings reports were 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. So, with no further ado, here’s the earnings report for June, 2011.
June 2011: Earnings Report
Based on the chart, you can still see that there’s some work to be done before I hit the same financial results as April, but that’s ok! I’m up from the last month, and based on the activity I’ve been receiving at the end of June, the month of July should be a record month! My earnings in June were $359.49. 🙂
Breakdown of Earnings: June 2011
Staff Writing: $180.00
Link Ads: $0.00
Sponsored Posts: $140.00
Total June 2011 Income: $359.49
I was really blown away with how much money my Adsense account is producing. A few months ago, I actually considered removing these ads entirely because I couldn’t produce more than $10 per month!
Now that my number of visits have increased (mostly from improved SEO), it seems that I’m receiving more clicks as well (that only makes sense right?). Also, people are more drawn to my “Make More Money” section, which yields a higher return per click. So, rather than making $0.05 per click, I’m earning closer to $2.00 a click.
In addition to this, I have finally surpassed the $100 mark in Adsense revenue! I believe the $ per click increases after this milestone. Hopefully, my revenue will be around $50 next month from Adsense alone! 🙂
As I mentioned last month, I’m now writing for 3 sites now: Passive Family Income, Prairie Eco Thrifter, and Bucksome Boomer. These are amazing sites, and I’m fortunate to be a part of the team. I think I wrote 9 articles for all of these sites combined and received $180. Not too bad! 🙂
I obviously didn’t have any link ads this past month, which is really fine with me. They just clutter up the site anyway.
I had two sponsored posts in June. One of the posts was for an online glasses store and the other was for a Life Insurance Quote site. Both were great sites that were most likely of great use for the readers. Combined, these posts netted me $140.00.
I am quite content to make more than $350 in June considering how busy I was (with things other than my site). I wasn’t even able to reach out to any ad agencies – they actually contacted me!
Last month, I stated that I expect to earn about $1,000 a month by September, 2011. While that isn’t a goal, and many of you said I was crazy, I still stand by this projection. September is still 3 whole months away. With the sale of my new eBook (coming at the end of June), that should be a piece of cake! 🙂
I hope this gave you an insight to my financial world. My readers have been excellent and I want to hide nothing from them. I also want to be transparent for those that want to start a blog of their own! Perhaps my site can be a help for them and their endeavors!
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.