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).

Our home renovation is coming along nicely and it’s nice to see progress there. We’ve got one little flat that we rent on Airbnb, but after the work is done we’ll have one big flat and a smallish one.

But we had expected the plumbing to cost 7,000 francs (7,000 dollars, 6,000 pounds) but it’s actually going to be 17,000. So that’s 10k we have to find down the back of the sofa. And all that’s down the sofa is old Milky Way packets.

Fortunately, there weren’t any major disasters in my website portfolio, and I sold another site.

I split these report cards according to websites 1) I bought 2) I made 3) I made with a partner.

Bought: Garden Site (C)

Made a small amount of money and is now 93% repaid.

Bought: Home Site (B)

Average performance, again. Honestly if it stays like this for another year I’ll be very happy. I just can’t afford for it to collapse just yet.

Built: Review Site 2


It was on an upward trend but selling it frees up some cash to pay plumbers and whatnot.

Built: Review Site 3 (B)

Slightly down on last month and doing much less than it used to. I did offer it to the website investors who bought the other ones from me, but they wouldn’t meet my valuation. Also having sold the other sites I still need the income from this one.

Built: Education Sites (C)

Not the best month, but this time of year is a struggle anyway. They are getting more attention and I even bought a new camera to motivate me to resuscitate the Youtube channel.

Built: Others (Meh)

There’s only 3 sites left in here.

One will get shut down this month and the other two made 30 bucks each. Too little to be useful but too much to just close the sites down! Gah.

Joint Venture: Authority Site (C)

Still chugging along unimpressively.

Last Month's Goals

  • I finished the work I wanted to do in the garden. This summer we added an orchard, a pond, transplanted some bushes, added woodchip paths, and several raised beds. Lots of calories expended!

  • The renovation isn’t as noisy as expected. Probably there will be more to come. But it hasn’t been much of a hassle at all.

  • I actually drank much less. After a particularly bad reaction to a harmless bottle of wine, I had a couple of nights clean, and since then I’ve only had a nightly beer or a small bottle of red. I sleep so much better without alcohol it’s insane that I ever drink at all. I just enjoy it though.

This Month's Goals

My income is dwindling so I’ve got to put my nose back to the grindstone otherwise I’ll have to go get a real life job again.

  • Add more articles to my English site.

  • Get back into the Youtube game. Maybe try to understand what the hell Instagram is.

  • Drink moderately. Stop eating Milky Ways the whole day.

Last Words

The weather has finally calmed the fuck down so now there are no more excuses. I have to get back to work or lose this lifestyle!