ShoutMeLoud Monthly Income Report May 2012

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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.

Income Report:

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.


Total: $6178.13

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.

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  1. George says

    This post is quite elusive. A google search gives me the facebook, google plus and friendfeed pages where this post has been shared but doesn’t give me this post directly. The income has declined when compared to march 2011’s reports. Is it pure sml report or includes the 12 sites you run.

  2. says

    Nice income Harsh! I think i can’t touch that level but still the only thing that matters is we should enjoy when we blog not only to make money out of it. Is am right!

  3. Webshouts says

    Wow!!! $6500 congrats.this post will truly inspire all new upcoming bloggers like me.can you share few tips regarding affiliate marketing?and do we need to have hosting account for bluehost and dreamhost affiliate?also is high traffic necessary to get affiliates signup?

  4. Shashank Johri says

    Wow..Awesome achievement.. It really feels great and feels full of energy after seeing something like this..$6178..It is a huge amount.. I always want to be blogger like you.. Hope will be some day..:D

  5. jayaar says

    Splendid, Harsh!
    The output is an implication of your sincere efforts throughout.

    Congrats and best wishes! Good luck in all your ventures!


  6. says

    I think earning decreased as earlier i read in your interview that you make 8000usd per month,maybe that income is apart from shoutmeloud.I am surprised by how you managed to keep the similar figure even after panda and penguin effect.I am curious to know about number of posts you noindexed and nofollowed instead of deleting.

  7. Dean Saliba says

    Great to see your SML Income Report has made a return, it really does help inspiure many of us. :) $6178.13 is a really good acheivement, much better than my $600 a month. :P

  8. Navdeep Rana says

    Lolxxx i made $1492 in the month of May 2012 from Adsense and $328 from Infolinks from my website. What happened to you Harsh. I think i should also start publishing income report for my blog.

    • says

      You should..It will encourage your readers to try Blogging. Regarding my adsense & infolinks, you should read the article again and you will find your answer. :)

      • Navdeep rana says

        SML is no doubt one of the most biggest and popular blog. You should work hard again coz these are the signs of low traffic

      • Dhruv Bhagat says

        Improving sales in Affiliates is really a dream of every blogger.. Can you please list some of the major tips that will help me in improving my Affiliate sales ?? :)

  9. Raheel Mushtaq says

    its amazing to learn that you are earning more from other sources than adsense, because many of the Asian Bloggers have problems getting Adsense account these days ..! so if other sources can cover up that is a plus point..!

  10. Manju singh says

    in fact, your earnings came down in comparison to previous days, but this is yet a dream earning for me and other poor bloggers.
    All the best for you.

  11. Mahesh says

    Glad to see your income report once again ! It’s been a year since I saw your income report, which really had inspired me to do Blogging.

    Looking forward to see the numbers in the income increasing in the months to come !

  12. Raj says

    I agree with you on this grounds.. Adsense should never be one of the main monetization streams for blogs.. Direct Advertising & Affiliate marketing is one the best ways to monetize the maximum for achieving high base targets..

  13. annie barwick says

    Simply its the best one.You are earning huge from affiliates than google adsense which i think must be opposite :) .Thanks for sharing your affiliates networks list.

  14. Anil Agarwal says

    Good to see you sharing your blog income report again. It will be interesting if you could share the traffic report and expense report type as well at one go.

  15. says

    Wow, those are some great figures. I haven’t made much money in May because my primary blog was hit by the Penguin update, it was just around $1000, but I’m still satisfied with it. BTW, thanks for sharing with us your income, it will certainly be turned out as a big inspiration for me.

  16. Dhruv Bhagat says

    That’s great sir.. You have many of the affiliates which are paying well. Though I have recently started Hostgator Affiliates and I think that I will earn at least 1/10th of your income if I work hard.. My best wishes are always with you. You are awesome :)

  17. Nikhil Goyal says

    I guess the Google Panda update hit you real sweet. That said, SML report has surely motivated me well in the past.

    Harsh, if you would like, my team would like to profile your business on our website.

  18. says

    This is really amazing sir. I am a newbie blogger and didn’t earn anything online. This list of affiliate networks helps me a lot. Thanks for listing all your affiliate networks :)

  19. abhilash says

    after long time is see income report. this series of post i like most and always like to read. and tahnx for give detail earning report .
    hope for best .

  20. alex says

    You can get more from Adsense simply changing few things. I’m earning 4700$ with Adsense just from one blog. I can give you some placement tips if you want.

  21. CCOkoji says

    This sounds like what I see Pat of SPI do.

    It has really encourage me. There is still hope for some of us that are just starting.

    Thank you for this article.


  22. Gaurang says

    Really Harsh, was waiting for the report since long time. Your affiliate sales are really impressive, but I think adsense revenue has fallen a bit. BTW Keep up the good work and continue motivating us :) And ohh,, Happy Bday in advance… ;)

    • says

      I use very limited adsense ads on SML..and more over…We offer revenue share to guest author…and almost 50% of articles are added by guest author..So even SML is generating good adsense revenue, guest author gets the benefit.

  23. Scott Kelley says

    Nice…I have just started to make some money…you are an inspiration to the possibilities and I do share your site and articles as i feel you are an authority to blogging.

      • Ammar Ali says

        Hey harsh. :)

        I am impressed with your earnings. You are making good money with affiliate marketing.

        Can you write a article on complete guide on affiliate marketing etc :D

        Thanks you! Keep sharing your earnings reports. It will help newbies to get inspiration!

  24. Sachin says

    Thanks Harsh for this post, this really keep all Indian bloggers on there toes to keep working eespecially for newbie like me!
    It looks like you stopped using Infolinks??? I remember you previously used that but not in this report. Any special reason?

    • says

      I’m trying various other Network for example, you can see I mentioned Viglink above…So it’s mostly trying and seeing which one works best for different niche.
      I might not add any In-text ad at ShoutMeLoud, because my main focus here is content and since my revenue stream is more targeted to Affiliates and services, those few cents clicks are not so beneficial for me.

  25. Krishna Verma says

    That is really amazing and motivational. An important thing to note here is the diversification. Is this income only for SML or other blogs in your network ?

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