Reading other people income report is motivating and at the same time it gives more ideas for generating revenue online.I have started sharing my report because I believe it would help my blog readers and you would know how blog and bloggers are making money.
Though I started professional blogging from the month of March 2009 and I started monetizing shoutmeloud from last week of January 2009. So till now I have not made any significant money because I’m more into building reader base for me rather then hitting my readers with lots of advertisement.
Though 2 weeks back I realized that affiliate marketing and direct ad sales is the best way to making good money online. Probably soon you will see adsense replaced by Affiliate and direct advertisement.
Till now I was working with shoutmeloud only and now I have started with another personal blog of mine www.chromoz.com and I hope to see some improvement in my source of income next month. I’m calculating this income on the basis of stats and sales I have made. I will receive this income after 2 months (Most of these advertising network have hold policy of 60 days).
So here goes my Income report for February 2009:
- Google Adsense : 170$
- Commission Junction : 45$
- Infolinks : 40$
- Dreamhost referral program 94$
- Digital point service = 25$
- WordPress installation and set up for 2 client = 50$
- Buy Sell ads: 10$
Total = 434$
Looking at the above figure I’m not happy with BuySellAds performance because it sold my top header ad space at very cheap rate. I might consider changing it after this period of cycle.
Talking about adsense, I removed the adsense from Shoutmeloud feeds, as it was not performing very well and it is not reader friendly. Recently I tried Interest based advertising in Google adsense, that didn’t performed very well for me. So I opted out of it. Right now I’m experimenting with adsense to find out which ad placement and colors will do the best for me.
I will be targeting more on affiliate marketing because that’s one of the best way to make online money.
Meanwhile if you are looking for advertising with shoutmeloud : You can check Advertise with shoutmeloud page.
I was using chitika earlier and then I shifted to Infolinks because of the performance it’s giving me.
You can read about them here:
I know not an impressive figure but I’m happy with it because I’m not targeting advertisement program more. Apart from it this income stats is for the month of march when I was working full time with a tech company Convergys Technologies and blogging was part time for me that time.
I just signed up for Clickbank and I will be targeting more on hubpages, SEO services and wordpress services to make most of blogging.
I would like to know your success stories and what are your source of Income.