My Monthly Income & Traffic Report – June 2013
Welcome to my June monthly income & traffic report!
Each month I will be publishing a detailed report that tells you what I’ve done and lessons learned during the previous month. I will transparently show you how my online business is progressing including my income, expenses and traffic throughout my websites.
There are four main reasons that make me do this:
- To help me keep track of my own progress.
- To push myself to see improvements month after month.
- To lead by example by sharing both my wins and failures.
- To inspire other people.
Ok. Let’s get straight into this month’s report.
Important Going-Ons In June
Honestly, I spent most of the month traveling and hanging out with my friends. In early June, I went to the South of Viet Nam to meet people in my mastermind group for the first time. We truly had a great time together! Then my birthday came (19th). I spent a whole week celebrating it lol, and actually I just came home yesterday from a 5-day vacation to Cat Ba Island with my family. Well, you know, summer means vacation =)
Due to traveling, I didn’t put much effort on my online business this month. I still have to learn more about how to balance work and play while traveling. Perhaps Matthew Woodward can give me some helpful advices :D.
My Niche Website Project
Started in February 2013, the main goal of this public niche website project is to inspire people and encourage them to take action on the very first steps to build their own online businesses. I’m glad to experience both failure and success in this project as I firmly believe that failure is a good teacher and a good sign of the coming success.
My niche website has been hit by a recent update by Google, but I have no idea why and how to fix it. So, I decided to leave the site for one month to see what would happen. The main keyword “best adjustable dumbbells” is still holding strong at #1, but the secondary keyword “adjustable dumbbells” dropped from #2 to #36 and other long tail keywords dropped significantly to page 20+. I’m still researching on how to recover the site, Ive just added 5 PR backlinks to the homepage. Let’s see what happens next! I really need your help, so if you have any suggestion or advice, please leave it in the comment section or email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
My niche site got a big drop in traffic, went from over 500 visits per day to just 105 visits per day on average 🙁 As a result, the earning dropped to $583.30, but it’s still a good passive income.
What is the recover plan?
Well, I have no idea =). I’m not an SEO expert, but I’m willing to learn new thing, and I’m trying to contact some experts to get the answer.
If you want to start your first niche website today, here is the list of useful articles I’ve written:
- Online Business Idea 001: Build a Niche Website
- How to Discover Website Ideas That Make Money: The Ultimate Guide
- Keyword Research: Why 95% of Marketers Are Doing Wrong?
- How To Set Up A Website The Right Way With WordPress
- Niche Website Update 1: Learning from a First-timer’s Mistakes
- How I Built A Niche Site That Ranked #1 in Google and Made $93.32 in 38 days
- How To Create Affordable and High Quality Content That Makes Money
- NWP Update 2: Making $1000+ in a Month
Cloud Living Journey
This blog is growing bigger and bigger, and I’m getting noticed by the community. That’s great!
I published only 1 post this month, but it’s of very high quality. Check it out:
Crunching The Numbers
Traffic remains steady at 4, 276 ( 142/day). There is no big difference as compared to the last month’s traffic. It’s cool that the % New visits decreases from 55.60 % to 39.83%. That means people are coming back regularly 😀
Most Popular Content
How I Built A Niche Site That Ranked #1 in Google and Made $93.32 in 38 days is still holding the #1 spot while my newest article How To Build a High PR Blog Network and Rank For Anything With Ease breaks in the top 10 quickly. I bet that it will receive lots of attention and would probably claims the #1 spot this month.
Top Traffic Sources
Search traffic was almost doubled from 1,692 visits (56 day) to 3,210 visits (107/day).
I haven’t put much effort on building backlinks to CLJ so this is amazing!
Disclosure: many of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them. If you do, I absolutely appreciate it and if you have any questions about any of the products or services please let me know!
Also, please note that these are figures from reports from each individual company for the previous month. It does not necessarily reflect the actual payment which, for some of the companies listed below, comes 30 to 60 days later because of potential refunds.
- Amazon Affiliate: $583.30
- Previous Month: $1,021.29
- Difference: -$437.99
- Amazon Affiliate: $583.30
- Affiliate Earning ( mostly from CLJ)Other: $286.13
- Keyword Research Service (Closed): $122.45
- Gross Total In June: $1575.12
- June Expenses: (Below is what was paid last month. It does not include pro-rated yearly fees. Most are related to new projects under development):
- Other: $94.86
- Facebook Ads: $11.97
- Udemy: $24
- Odesk: $11.11
- Long Tail Pro Subscription: $12
- Namecheap: $1.16
- Content Creation: $52.08
- Fiverr: $10
- Burst.net VPS: $12.95
- Proxies: $10
- Affiliate Passive Commission Course: $7
- Serpbook.com: $9.95
- High PR Domains: $217
- SEOHost.com: $9.95
- Page Speed Mechanics Course: $9.59
- Total Expenses for June: $494.34
- Net Total In June: $1080.78
- Net Total Previous Month: $1640.52
A pretty good month! Finally, I was able to significantly reduce my expenses. As I closed my keyword research service and my niche got hit, my gross total in June was much lower than in May. To be able to reach my goal of making $5000/month by the end of 2013, I’ll have to work harder this month to establish new income streams.
This post was pretty shorter than usual as I really don’t have anything new to talk about 🙁
Have anything to share with us? What are you having in store for July to improve your business? Feel free to leave a comment below!
Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all the best in July!