Like all online marketers, I post my monthly income so you can see my Method™ is working. These report cards tell the story of how my niche websites are performing (in a way that doesn't get me in hot water with the taxman).
Adding up these numbers was pretty grim, but I wasn’t as idle as it seemed. I did 90% of the work on a website that will help pay the bills.
And what bills! Our renovation project seemed affordable (if more money than I’ve ever spent in my whole life can be considered affordable), until we got the estimate from the electrician. That alone will be over 40,000 dollars. Holy fuck.
So it’d be very helpful if these sites got their god damned act together.
I split these report cards according to websites 1) I bought 2) I made 3) I made with a partner.
Bought: Tech Site (C)
Standard month. Didn’t do anything. Traffic and income remains solid. Ideally would sell it.
Bought: Garden Site (B)
It made an okay amount of money in the USA, where it’s based, but then I realised it had made the same in Canada, too. Bonus!
Bought: Home Site (A)
Another good month. No complaints about this site.
Built: Review Site 1
Built: Review Site 2 (D)
Still struggling. No clue what’s up with it. Booo!
Built: Review Site 3 (C)
This one settled down - it’s doing half the monthly income it was previously. Annoying, but better half than a quarter. LOOK UNIVERSE I’M BEING OPTIMISTIC NOW REWARD ME.
Built: Education Sites (C)
The new course I made hasn’t swept in to save me from financial ruin. It’s still early days and I don’t have any experience in building sales pages and whatnot.
Built: Others (C)
This is my basket of deplorables - 5 sites too new, small, or shit to warrant their own section.
This used to be a basket of 7 sites, but 2 don’t even have any monetisation on. As always, two of them chipped in with some income, and the other 3 are just a waste of time.
Joint Venture: Authority Site (D)
It’s quite static at its new traffic and income level. When I have energy for these websites, I do put it here. Got to get it back on the road!
Last Month's Goals
I did add three articles to my education sites.
I didn’t really spend as much time on my affiliate sites as I should have done. The garden is going great though!
This Month's Goals
Meh. Whatever. Try to double my income or something?
Bad. Grim. Annoying. Let’s forget it ever happened and move on.