It’s that time of the month again – when all the “how to make money online” guru’s post about how well they did the previous month – so here’s my entry into the mix:
Total earnings came in at $7,264 which is down by about $100 from October, but since there are only 30 days in November the daily average of $242 means that performance-wise November was actually a better month. Note that earnings are more than double November of 2006.
Adsense was slightly down from October, probably due to the holiday. The last two days of this month also did horribly. Affiliate sales were up by about $80 over last month. This is probably because my best selling item was discontinued from Comission Junction and I switched to a similar product at Plimus.com. This same product pays a $5 higher commission per sale. Kontera is back on the upswing and looking better each month.
Subscriptions and donations were up again and were the largest income source for the month. I have been concentrating more on increasing my subscriptions and this is going to be my focus for the foreseeable future – so expect to see more posts about how I generate income from PayPal subscriptions.
I’ve seen a few posts in some of the webmaster forums accusing me of (probably) having to spend thousands on advertising to generate these kinds of earnings, so this month I’m posting my total expenditures:
- Server Hosting: $175
- Direct Advertising Campaigns: $0
- PPC Advertising: $0
- Link Purchases: $0
- Marketing Efforts: $0
I did purchase a link for the blog for $30, but I did not include it because the blog does not generate any income. Also, for those reading my blog for the first time,
98% 99.9% of these earnings were generated from my main website, GrownUpGeek.com. I have only one other website that I’ve been working on, but it only generates a few $ a month (it’s a “work of love”). I think this is what sets me apart from most of the “make money online” gurus. I’m not here to explain how to setup 100 websites and how to market & advertise them to turn a profit. I’m just here telling you the things I’ve done and continue to do, to grow a single, successful website/community.
So despite the holiday and even with the recent changes in the Adsense “click area”, November was a great month for us. So.. How was your November?