Reading an income report is always motivating. At the same time, it also gives you 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.
I have started monetizing ShoutMeLoud from the last week of January 2009. I have not made any significant money till now because I’m more into building my reader base rather than hitting my readers with lots of advertisement.
Apart from ShoutMeLoud, I have also started another blog Chromoz, and I hope to see some improvement in my source of income next month. Moreover, you will soon see Adsense replaced by Affiliate and direct advertisement as they are the best ways to make good money
So here goes my Income report for February 2009.
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 below advertising network have a hold policy of 60 days).
- Google Adsense: 170$
- Commission Junction: 45$
- Infolinks: 40$
- Dreamhost referral program: 94$
- Digital point service: 25$
- WordPress installation and set up for 2 clients: 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 a very cheap rate. I might consider changing it after this cycle.
Talking about Adsense, I have now removed Adsense from ShoutMeLoud feeds, as it was not performing very well and was not reader-friendly. Recently, I tried Interest-based advertising in Google Adsense, however, it didn’t perform very well for me. Right now I’m experimenting with Adsense to find out which ad placement and colours will do best for me.
I was using Chitika earlier and then shifted to Infolinks because of the performance.
I will also be targeting more on affiliate marketing because that’s one of the best ways to make money online.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for advertising with ShoutMeLoud: You can check Advertise with ShoutMeLoud page.
I know it is 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 Feb when I was working full time with a tech company Convergys Technologies and was blogging as a part-time job.
I just signed up for Clickbank and I will be targeting more on HubPages, SEO services, and WordPress services to make most out of blogging.
You can also check out my entire income reports here.
I would like to know your success stories and what are your source of income.
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40 thoughts on “Blogging Income Report of February 2009”
How many daily Page Views were you getting when you wrote this post? You know, just curious. 😛
Okay, maybe you can write an article for dummies like me. I have a blog with wordpress. I do not publish it anyhere else. I cannot run plug ins on wordpress. Can I run adsense ads or other ads from my blog, and if so, where do I put the code? Do I create a text widget for it or put it somewhere else? I’m so not getting this!
thanks Harsh for sharing the info.
I too realized that affiliate marketing is having very good potential earning big bucks.
Best wishes for your blogging business. I too earning descent amount from blogging now. Hope we will be helpful to each other in our future assignments.
Thanks and regards,
Nice work, first time i visited this site. Impressed your site looks pretty clean and full of rich resources.
i have just started blogging.
nice to see a problogger from india.
u revealed ur all earnings Honest blogger
May u get more earnings
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Thanks Atul .. Welcome to Shoutmeloud
Looks like you make a quiet handsome amount with considerable amount of visitors 😉
keep it up 🙂
Making money with Adsense it’s becoming harder and harder. Couple of years ago, Adsense program was really hot
Nowdays, affiliate earnings are much more rewarding. More and more publishers go into CPA networks everyday. Adsense is paying penny per clicks .. Too bad .. I actually enjoyed it while it lasted.
Nice earnings dude 😀
Plz tell how can we earn with Dreamhost referral program ?
Do we need to have their hosting..
You are do well. How is the money make in March? 🙂
I will come back, In march i made almost $300, hehe I’m so happy!
8K is not bad at all and that well matches the 20x figure (20 times monthly earnings).
Recently, I have been going through a lot of trouble and even thought of selling Dollarshower for similar figures. But suddenly the blog income reduced due to my lack of commitment 🙂
Good luck for your future endeavours Harsh!
Ajith, Commitment is very important for blogging.
I have been here for long and no matter what I never let shoutmeloud run out of content
Infact I started with other projects as well.
You got a nice blog, best of luck!.
Hey thats a good number.
I never thought blogging can make this much money. I will hope if you give more idea on how you make money
I just made a simple Infolinks tweak in my Infolinks settings that made my earnings multiply by 5 times compared to my previous month’s Infolinks earnings. ..
Dude I like the tweak..and obviously it will increase the revenue if we remove the double line..and keep it to one…
but is it allowed by the TOS of infolinks??
I have more then 400 posts…and I have tried most of the text ad program…
Probably no one was abt to satisfy my like infolinks…
Even you have lots of text contains..I will suggest you to try it atleast and then do give us your experience with them…
If you want you can use my Affiliate link
I’m revealing my source of income so that people will get an idea from where I’m earning and they can target the same field to earn more….. 🙂
Its more like try , fail and succeed .
Your blog is very intresting for me.
Can i know how many years of blogging experience do you have?
I’m blogging from last 3 years…
but from last 1 yr…
I have taken blogging as serious medium of sharing knowledge ..
Wow! Your earnings are very impressive. I get somewhat motivated just looking at your statistics. Congratulations! Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep in touch please.
Please provide a stats for your unique visitors for feb month.
`Why do u need stats?
In case if you need it to know my traffic source ..I can make a unique post…showing my traffic source…
Meanwhile my page views stats falls somewhere between 55k and 60K
Yes dear, i want to know your traffic source and the exact traffic you r getting ,if you could tell me, normally i never see any blogger revealing his income ,even amit agarwal but kindly speaking you are a very honest blogger reevealing everything. i learn many things from you .As i am doing a startup i am a learner.Actually my blogging interest rise after attending Wordcamp India.
Thanks for the appreciation and nice words.
I understand the importance of traffic source because it will help you to target those aspect of Traffic which you must be missing…
I will try to post it asap…
Meanwhile I think we didn’t had word at wordcamp. Planning to organize a party for tech bloggers again in April…
Will let you know..
Yup lets meet 🙂
I didn’t targeted Affiliate marketing last month because of lack of time and this month I’m out of active Internet connection. But I’m sure next month you will see some interesting stats from Affiliate marketing.
Wow man, you earn impressive figure while working part time!! I need tips from you to earn that much so that I can also leave me job :p
I have a feeling that you have lots of potential but for now you seems to blogging just for the fun ….
Lets meet sometime next month and we guys can discus lots of thing…