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