It’s been almost a year that I have published monthly income report and last time when I went for a Bloggers meet, many newbie Bloggers asked me about what happened to SML income report. Many of them told me, it works as an inspiration and it helps them to motivate. That’s one of the reason I used to publish income report. Now, I’m pulling the series back again and this time I will also talk about new things and changes around ShoutMeLoud.
Before we move ahead, you might like to read: How ShoutMeLoud makes money
First what happened in last one year:
Last one year, was something I’m not very happy with my achievement as Google update’s changed the whole strategy. Blogging in 2012, requires a way better approach than what we were doing earlier and in this process I also fired few regular authors too. It was a shame, but to maintain the quality and recent standard, I have taken this first step and started working on taking one blog at a time.
I also changed the service pattern and got into Blog consultancy. Reason, for starting a complete new service (As a blog coach), is to help newbie learn and understand Blogging from A-to-Z in 4-5 hr’s of consultancy and it worked out better for me. You can see how it helped my clients in their own words here.
When Panda was launched, many of my sites got hit and in 2011, I was mostly busy in fixing sites in my network and improving the over all quality. I have deleted almost 2000 Low-quality content in last 1 year and now my target has changed from quantity to quality. Which in turn, giving better result in terms of loyal readership and more pages views. Anyhow, you can always learn about what I did under Blogging & make money online section, and lets jump directly into revenue report for last month.
I have never used Adsense as my primary source of revenue, and my major source of private advertising (Direct advertisements, paid reviews) and affiliate sales. Now, Blog consultancy added another lucrative source of Income to my stream and if things go as planned, we will have a premium membership content for Bloggers in coming days:
This time, Instead of putting all affiliate sales into one, I’m breaking down into section, which will help you to discover new affiliates. I’m ignoring those affiliate network, which is not working that great. I also sold two blogs in last two year and that made around $3500 in total.
- Google Adsense: $602
- Direct Advertisements: $1250 (Including reviews)
- BuySellads: $300
- Technoarti Media: $60
- Thesis Affiliates: $224
- Hostgator Affiliates: $1100
- BlueHost Affiliates: $360
- Dreamhost Affiliates: $58
- Elegant Theme Affiliates: $147
- WooThemes: $44
- Envato marketplace: $22
- EasyWPSEO plugin affiliates: $298
- SEO smart link: $123.33
- Aweber Affiliate: $50.80
- Viglink: $48
- Blog Consultancy: $1118
- WordPress Services : $345
- Resellerclub: $28
I missed out many small ad networks and affiliate that I’m using but over all, for last month revenue is around $6500, which is lesser than last report. One reason for the same is, we have lost good amount of traffic on some of the major blog (and niche blogs), and now ShoutMeLoud is out of penalty, I started working on other sites and hopefully next month report will be better than this.
Though, I have also received gifts from various Blogging and media company worth $3000 in last month that includes few premium packages and some gifts like Swatch watch and a book, which I’m reading these days. (Naked conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.)
Also, I’m turning 26th this month (22nd June) and I will set new goals and new target for blog network. Will keep you posted and if you have any feedback and suggestions, feel free to let us know on our Google plus page. If you are visiting ShoutMeLoud first time, here are various subscription options for you.