Last month was the first time the blog had a significant drop in revenue. Blog’s earnings during March were $3,463.53 profit, then dropped to $2,959.96 during April. I really never know what the end of the month revenue report is going to look like until I finally go through all of the numbers at beginning of the next month. I’m happy to say that the blog has bounced back from his previous low, and to a brand new high of $5,418.90 in revenue for May.
MAY 2008 BLOG REVENUE REPORT:
– Affiliate Sales/Referrals: $2,664.32
– Private Ad Sales: $1,633.33
– Reviews: $1,100
– ScratchBack Top Spots: $21.25
Total Revenue: $5,418.90
– Ad Spots on Blogs: $15
– Miva Ad Campaign: $8.13
Total Costs: $25.13
Total Blog Income for May 2008: $5,393.77
Across the board, the was an increase in revenue in all fields. The ScratchBack Top Spots were slacking for the past couple of months, so I was planning on removing the widget from the site at the beginning of the month. A few hours before I was planning to remove it, another ad buy came in, so I had to leave it running for a full week. The widget has not been removed from the blog and had earned over $1,000 in additional revenue since it’s inclusion on the blog since December. Advertising costs for the month were from testing traffic quality from Miva Searc and a few ad banners placements on other related blogs.
Another interesting point for the month of May, is that Shoemoney and John Chow also both posted new record highs in blog earnings. ShoeMoney’s blog is nearly earning $40,000 a month in revenue, while JohnChow isn’t far behind with his latest $32,529.40 report for May.
This month I’d like to start writing a few posts on questions or processes people have for making money or how to implement ideas they might have. If you haven’t already, follow me on Twitter and be sure to submit your questions and requests for future posts. This week the blog should also pass 3,000+ rss subscribers. Thanks for being a reader!