September 2008 Blog Revenue Report
September ended up being my busiest month yet (travel wise), since I started making money online 12 years ago. The beginning of the month started off with IzeaFest in Florida, then BlogWorld in Las Vegas and finishing up with SEO Think Tank in California. To finish off my cross country tour, I will be speaking this weekend at Affiliate Summit Social Media NY.
In addition to all of my traveling, my goal for September was to try and make a blog post every day. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make a post everyday, but I came very close and ended up with 28 posts. This was almost a 100% increase from the 15 posts I wrote in August. So what do think? Should I continue to post almost every day?
Total profit from the blog in August was $4,108.21, and the revenue report for September is below.
SEPTEMBER 2008 BLOG REVENUE REPORT:
– Affiliate Sales/Referrals: $3,179.33
– Private Ad Sales: $3,000.00
Total Revenue: $6,180.98
– Miva Ad Campaign: $188.62
Total Costs: $188.62
Total Blog Income for September 2008: $5,992.36
The only ad costs I have running on the site right now is for the Miva campaign I setup months ago. My account is now finally depleted with the initial few hundred I deposit into the campaign, and I will no longer be using their search marketing. No so much from a quality stand point, but mainly because I didn’t set anything up to track it’s performance on the blog.
There are only two “Blog Revenue” reports left, and those are for October and November. Once December hits, that will be the one year case study of “making money with a blog“. It’s been less than a year and ZacJohnson.com’s first month of generating revenue, in the amount of $1,487.64, has increased nearly 4 times… to over $6,000 in revenue a month. Not a bad case study for helping others make money online, while showing how it’s done in the process. Depending on how the next two month’s perform, this blog may earn over $40,000 within it’s first year of generating revenue… but the branding, networking and relationships resulting from the blog have been priceless. Thank you!
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74 Replies to “September 2008 Blog Revenue Report”
Well done Zac!
Plz share your affiliate income too :p
That will just make us want to make money more. We should ask him not to share it otherwise it is just depressing.
I find it inspiring, not depressing 😛
Yes I also gain inspiration from reading this; makes we want to strive harder.
I agree this is inspiring and it shows us how if we work hard enough, we can accomplish it too
I know it! Its amazing what you can earn with a blog.
OK and why this reply has so many replies ? :p
nice dude…can you describe the breakout of your affiliate earnings? what are people buying/signing up for?
Mainly affiliate network referrals, software, tracking programs and tools…
Nice work Zac, Thats a Lambo Merci monthly repayments on a 3yr contract, not bad for a part time blog
Well done, that is a great improvement from last month, hope next month is even better
Nice earning Zac, Congratulation again. Mine for the month of September was about $3k, where $1k is from my blog and the rest from other websites that I have.
Your blog is good too 😎
YES you should continue in this way, i visit your blog everydays.. because of you i now generate over 75$ per days with a 10$ per days ppc budget. Thanks for having this blog and help new affiliate to earn money online. I Do it for my mom who have health problem but one days i will offer hiw what she deserve.. Thanks for all. A++
That's awesome, I'm so thrilled to hear it helped you start making money online!
Yes !! please post every Day, I enjoy reading your post every single day. and I will continue
I know, I am begging him for the same thing. He is just exciting all around.
great earnings. really inspiring for us new bloggers. just subscribed here and up for learning more from your blog.
Oh, you have made money online for 12 years!!!!!!!!! So strong!!!!!!!!!!
This blog is another testimony about the power of affiliate links on blogs which a lot of people understimate …. Btw, i thought you are gonna post the caption contest winners..
The winners have been listed on the caption contest post.
Nice record! If you create a course on your success, you can double your income! I want to learn from you, let's create a course or something…
Good stuff Zac. I would definitely say keep posting daily if possible!
Congratulations Zac. I think daily posts are the way forward as long as you enough enough to write about. $40,000 a year from blogging is not bad, not bad at all..
those are huge numbers. :O utterly mindblowing as far as i'm concerned. :O
Nice job Zac! You got to travel to all of the great shows and increase your income! I think you should post 2 or 3 times a day! Joking! I do like it when you post daily though!
Thanks for sharing this information, Zac. Gives the rest of us something to shoot for that may be within our realm.
Well, you should definitely try to post everyday.
Its really cool! As I say its very inspiring to see your earnings 😀
I still don't get the whole spiderman thing :O
I was just about to ask this!
me too. :O
What were your travel expenses Zac? Are you including them in here?
No, they weren't included… as that's more of the business whole. Flights to Florida, Vegas, California… Hotels in each… it all adds up, but it's all part of networking and keeping at it.
Luckily the SEO Think Tank trip was all paid for, and my stay in Vegas was comp'd!
Do you reckon you make money or lose money through these conferences (ie: regain travel costs through new advertisers, networking, etc.)
Make money… I only attend the ones I feel are worthwhile.
Zac can i get an honest answer on this ? Does going to all these conferences actually helps you ?
Attending sessions.. usually no, they are all the same now, I've been going to them forever now.
For networking and meeting everyone that reads the blog… it's awesome! Also brings in a few new advertisers and deals here and there.
Good stuff Zac,
Good info on your blog. Just one thing what i would do is that freakin copyright put it on 2008 well 2009 almost.
other then that good stuff. i like to read your posts and i'm not even in affiliate marketing :-).
still $6K is really a great income and big money. well, you deserved. i hope i can earn that big money too.
Very good figure, Congrats to you.
Congratulations Zac. It's great to see you have made another success. I sure hope one day I can work with you on something 🙂 I'm currently working on arcade sites now after selling off bloggin-ads. We'll see how that turns out.
Dude, thats a great amount man! Good to see, I earn a bit less than this :p (UNDISCLOSED)
Thanks for your candid post.
It has inspired me in two ways
1. I do not post frequently in my blog and maybe perhaps I should. Problem is finding good, useful information in my niche to share with readers of my blog. I guess the message in your post is try harder
2. Your monthly income from your blog is inspiring. Obviously I do not make anything near what you are making. But I am encouraged
i always hope my blog earning can reach 4 figure, but still cannot make it 🙁
You already know what I think about this – keep posting these updates, even after your yearly case study is finished!
Maybe we can race to see who hits the $10,000 first 🙂
In any case, congrats! This is the best job in the world… the $6,000/month is just a bonus!
These are some nice numbers Zac. I'm not there yet, but surely can't wait for it. 🙂
By the way, is this "blog revenue report" just from this blog?
Yes, revenue report is just this blog.
Nice to see that you're earning decent money from the blog. Have you broke the earning down by hour (time spent working on the site)?
1-2 hours per day I would guess… depends on how much content I write. However, there is also the constant networking, researching and emails from the blog as well.
not a bad month! it's awesome that your independently sold ads are bringing in as much as the affiliate revenue. for most affiliates it's VERY hard to get any other source of income to equal the affiliate sales. do you do ppc?
I haven't done any ppc campaigns for the blog outside of the Miva campaign, which was to see what type of volume they could deliver.
Hey Zac, Does that mean you didn't use no PPC for the whole year you had this blog? So did you just rely on organic SEM and blog love?
I don't think much more about it, because for me this is big revenue for a month. If i am not wrong than you used earn monthly more than $ 20 k. am i right?
This is just strictly blog revenue, all of my other main revenue is from other sources.
It's amazing that earning $4,108.21 from blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice work Zac. I will be awesome if you can make $40k+ in your first year.
ooh my my great job done….. hats off to you buddy
great achievement. and all the best for coming months.
Good job, Zac! Definitely keep up the post per day regimen. I look forward to reading it, everyday!
I didn't know you had been at this for 12 years! truly makes one feel that if you keep at it, you will succeed
I think if you can post each day at least one post. It helps you get more pages in the search engines and its more content for people to share.
Congratz on the earnings, it’s nice to see people making some decent money from blogs – helps my motivation to keep on writing
Once a day is a much better posting frequency, and I think you have proved it yourself with your increase in earnings.
well done!! congratulating!!
The only blogs though that make money are the blogs that talk about making money. Can you have blogs on other topics and make money? I have not seen any yet.
I have one blog on real estate and another blog in another niche. The make money defintely gets more pull, but you can make money in other niches also. Just a lot more work and you need to know what your talking about.
Dam thanks for making us more jealous than we already are!! Well congrats none the less! and good luck. Affiliate links on ur blog made u like 3g's in a month!! That must mean ur giving out some good information! 😀
Dam nice job man ! Keep it up. Ya , if your affiliates are making you 3k a month, your giving out something right thats for sure!
12 years?????!!!! It's a good record!! Continue to do this! 😉
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Congrat Zac……$6K / month is not a bad income weldone… wishing you all the best…..
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