February has come to a close, which means it’s now time to report some blog earnings. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, this year we managed to get an extra leap day out of it. During February I was also fortunate enough to attend and provide blog coverage on AffiliateSummit West in Las Vegas. The blog is still less than a year old and will celebrate it’s birthday this month on St.Patrick’s Day. I’m sure we will also see the blog hit the 2k RSS milestone soon enough. Letâ€™s take a look at how the blogâ€™s revenue performed during February 2008, compared to January’s earnings of $3042.64 profit.
FEBRUARY 2008 BLOG REVENUE REPORT:
– Affiliate Sales/Referrals: $1536.86
– Private Ad Sales: $1300.00
– ScratchBack Top Spots: $425.00
Total Revenue: $3,261.98
– Mturk: $15.00
Total Costs: $15.00
Total Blog Income for January 2008: $3,246.98
ScratchBack earnings were high this month due to my “Humane Society” donation promotion. In short, all advertisers who bought a link in my “Top Spots” area would not only receive a link to their site for a week, but their ad revenue would go towards a donation to the Humane Society. ScratchBack was cool enough to wipe out their profit percentage as well, so all earnings were a full donation. On top of that, I will also be matching the full amount. I will post a check later this month, that will be sent to the Humane Society.
Ad costs for the month were a mere $15.00. Last month the costs were zero, but I came across a new service called mturk.com, which I wanted to try and out. I will also post a review on this service soon, as it pertains to blogging, advertising and outsourcing. It made for an interesting and rather cheap case study. As usual, my hosting costs for this blog are minimal since I have my own dedicated rack of servers to manage all of my network work sites. The bandwidth usage of this blog is nothing compare with my other sites, so it really isn’t measurable or worth calculating the cost.
As I continually say, running this blog is more of a passion and I love to help others try and make the move from working for someone else, to working for themselves. I love hearing from all of my users and being able to update them with new tips and information. As much as I can, I try and respond to most emails I receive. March will make for an interesting month. With the removal of the Microsoft AdCenter affiliate program, it may hurt overall numbers, but the blog continually keeps growing in size. I wouldn’t mind seeing a 10%+ increase in RSS subscribers and an attempt to end the month in the 2250+ RSS range. I have yet to try increasing blog traffic and users through ppc marketing yet, but may attempt to do so this month. I’d also like to start up another blog or two in other niche areas.