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).

I think I could just copy paste January’s report. I spent most of Feb working on my new online course. That’s nearly finished, but now the construction work in and around our house is really starting. I spent the last 3 days doing some heavy duty gardening.

All right enough chat. Let’s see how my websites did.

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. All fine. I looked into selling it but there were no takers.

Bought: Garden Site (D)

Bad. It should do best in the spring, but is barely in the top 20 for its keywords. I just spent a couple of hours looking into the backlink profile and disavowing a whole bunch of spam and blog comments.

Bought: Home Site (A)

Best month for ages. It was ranking 3 for the main keyword the whole month, and just today slipped to 5. So I can’t even enjoy this success!

There’s an outside chance it’ll get a link in the next few weeks from Reader’s Digest, which would be crazy good.

Built: Review Site 1


Built: Review Site 2 (F)

Bad. The rebrand had no effect, and unlike previous months there weren’t any random sales to massage the figures.

Built: Review Site 3 (B+)

Good month instead of the usual great one.

Built: Education Sites (B)

The online course has started selling. In the first half of Feb it was going at one or two a day, which was ace. Then there was a 10-day break, so I made a sample lesson that people could try. Basically I’m going to have to learn about sales funnels and all that stuff. But I’ll worry about that when the course is finished.

I also approached some other teachers to see if they’d like to collaborate in terms of building courses. I’ll have to share the profits but if I have to do everything myself it’ll take ages and might not get done.

Built: Others (D)

This is my basket of deplorables - 7 sites too new, small, or shit to warrant their own section.

A couple had decent months. Can’t complain.

Joint Venture: Authority Site (E)

It made a bit more money than Feb, but the general trend in terms of traffic is down. The last 7 days mirror the British economy after the Brexit vote.

Last Month's Goals

  • Didn’t finish the course by the end of Feb, but got pretty close. Just one more video to record, and a few other bits and bobs.

  • No sites sold.

  • Very bad at exercising, but put in some genuine shifts in the garden. Muscles have been sore for days.

This Month's Goals

  • Finish the online course.

  • Build two websites for local businesses (I told them I’d do it after my course was done).

  • Check more sites for toxic links and disavow if needed.

Last Words

Whatever happens in March, there will be 4 new episodes of Alan Partridge. How bad can it be?