December 2007 Blog Revenue Report
During 2008, one of my main goals is to heavily expand my portfolio of revenue generating web sites and gateways. With the release of my new blog design last month, I decided it was time to monetize the blog as a case study, to see how it would fair as a new revenue source and that you really can earn more money by offering your inside tips and secrets for free, rather than selling an ebook. I get emails all the time asking when I will write an ebook or if I offer consulting, for the time being I feel it’s best to offer my advice and services through my blog at no charge… not to mention I’ve never been a fan of selling ebooks. When I first started blogging I thought about placing ads on the site, but I first wanted to establish my presence and legitimacy. It’s now 2008 and this blog is now ten months old, with over 1200 subscribers and time to make a case study out of it.
DECEMBER 2007 BLOG REVENUE REPORT:
– Affiliate Sales/Referrals: $1018.73
– Private Ad Sales: $125.00
– ScratchBack Top Spots: $343.91
Total Revenue: $1,487.64
I also placed a few ad spots for the month, which were the following:
– John Chow 1/2 Month Ad: $200
– Six ScratchBack Ad Buys: $25.83
Total Costs: $225.83
Total Blog Income for December 2007: $1,261.81
I really don’t feel either of these ad buys provided a significant increase in traffic to the blog during December, so it will be interesting to see how numbers play out for January 2008. I may focus on setting up a few ppc campaigns to help further promote the blog and bring in new readers. As for hosting costs, I have this blog running on my own rack of servers and the bandwidth is so minimal it’s really not worth calculating.
As mentioned earlier, I will continue to provide you with the best information and insider secrets to successful make money online. This week I will be working on a major update to the “Make Money” section, adding in several new networks, statements and my personal experiences with these companies. Together we can make 2008 our best year yet!
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