With 30th June, we finished half year, and we are left with only six months before we can make 2015 a remarkable year of your life. For ShoutMeLoud & me, these 6 months have been quite productive, and here are few highlights:
- Launched ShoutMeLoud iOS app
- Launched ShoutMeLoud 2.0 – Revamped design & brand (Will do a separate post on it)
- Published my first eBook on Affiliate Marketing
- Launched ShoutMeHindi to help 500 million Hindi speaking users to learn blogging
Now, next six months are going to be crucial as blogging is booming, and this is the time for every blogger to be super-active & make their blog reach new heights. Of course, as a part of our transparent work culture, I will be sharing whatever new stuff I will be doing here at ShoutMeLoud & ShoutDreams network. For now, this is the time when I share Monthly Income & traffic report. If you are a new reader, you should read this to learn why I share these reports.
If you are a regular reader, you know that you are going to discover new traffic driving tips, new methods of making money, & many unique tips to grow your blog to the next level. So let’s get on with our monthly transparency report, and let’s start with last month traffic.
June 2015 Blog traffic report:
Last month my interview was published on YourStory.com, that you can read here. That story drove a significant amount of traffic over the time, and ShoutMeLoud got 35K page views on a day, which is the maximum for a day so far.
Here are the monthly traffic stats from Google Analytics dashboard:
- PageViews: 675,365
- Session: 445,257
This month ShoutMeLoud received 80K more page-views than the last month. I have made the design change on the final day of June, so it would be interesting to see, how the new design will affect Avg. session duration, Pages/session & bounce rate in coming days. As you can see, 80% of ShoutMeLoud traffic is organic, and this couldn’t have happened without the rock-solid SEO plan & high-quality content.
You can learn about ShoutMeLoud WordPress SEO Services here. For now, let’s have a quick look at our Android app traffic report.
Android app traffic report:
As stated in my last month report, I have enabled Push notification for new posts, and you can see a huge improvement on traffic report of Android users.
In the May report, screen views were about 15K & in the month of June it was 32,840, which is an improvement of more than 118%. If you haven’t yet got an Android app for your blog, you should get one soon. Ensure your app is Push-enabled. A functional Android app like ShoutMeLoud should cost you about $800, which is totally worth in longer run.
June 2015 Blogging Income report:
June was a good month in the terms of revenue, and we had less expense. I paid all my developers in advance and spent money on Sendy, AffiliateWP & few more new plugins. This month, I’m planning to spend a decent amount on social-media marketing & already looking for a reliable company to work with. More on that in coming months, for now let’s look into our income & expense report.
Do remember, this affiliate program include a combination of a various affiliate program, and you can see a profitable list of affiliate programs here. You can buy ShoutMeLoud Affiliate marketing eBook via PayPal or buy from Instamojo (For Indians).
- Domain business: $143.21
- ElegantThemes Affiliate Program: $591
- Dreamhost Affiliate Program: $103.53
- Affiliate marketing:$7952.8
- Infolinks: $51.66
- Viglink: $27.93
- AdSense: $643
- Leadpages: $491.17
- Hostgator Affiliate Program: $200
- SEMRUSH: $2804.6
- Direct Ads: $1624.90
- Affiliate Marketing eBook: $294.92
- Sponsored post: $764.50
- WordPress Services: $471.86
- Clickbank: $254.28
- ShareAsale: $217.01
Total Income= $16636.36 (1058545.80 Indian Rupee)
In the below graph, you can see which monetization technique is working for ShoutMeLoud:
- Facebook ads: $157
- Sendy Email Marketing: $59
- Aweber: $76.12
- Affiliate WP Plugin: $49
- Broadband: $113.96
- Paid authors: $200
- Misc. Expenses: $633.6
- Content campaign: $1000
Expense: $2288.68 (145625.16 Indian Rupee)
Net Income: $14347.68 (Rs. 8,60,860.80)
The net income is exactly double than the last month’s earning. One of the primary reason is my expenses were less in the month of June and got some additional revenue from few sources. For the next two months, I’m not focusing on revenue & my focus is to make the ShoutMeLoud UI + UX better. More over, I would be focusing more on ShoutMeHindi, as I’m overwhelmed with the response.
A message to Shouters: ShoutMeLoud 2.0
To the regular readers,
A design change is a big thing, and it took me three years to make this major change. In my announcement post, I will share why I moved from Blue to red color, and what all new changes we have made in ShoutMeLoud 2.0
This is a strategical move, and the idea is to give a better experience to you. You might feel lost at the beginning, because a lot of things has changed, but one thing that remains the same is high-quality content. You may need to spend another 10-15 minutes to get used to the new interface, and of course I will be sharing a post in coming days.
Right now we are in the process of making all those tiny changes that are being suggested by readers. If you want to share your feedback & have suggestions, you can post it on this thread at ShoutMeLoud forum. If you have new ideas, you can mail me directly at [email protected]
Note: ShoutMeLoud iOS app user have one thing to rejoice & that is, the new version will be comment enabled. :)
With that, I would like to ask your views & opinion on design in the comment section below. Do let me know how was your June earning & traffic report?