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.