Welcome to monthly transparency report of ShoutMeLoud. Every month I publish revenue & traffic report of ShoutMeLoud. Along with these, I share what’s new happening around us, and what I’m planning. This report works as a reality check for me and is helpful for our regular readers to find out new ways to earn money.
This month I got delayed in publishing ShoutMeLoud monthly report, as I was waiting for the new ShoutMeLoud design to go live first. Our new design is almost done, and will be live in the coming months. We are changing our color from Blue to Red. I will explain the ideology behind changing color in the official announcement post when we go live. For now, let’s look at what’s happening new at ShoutMeLoud.
Here is the first mockup of our upcoming design. (You need to wait for few days to see the complete design).
This month we went live with the final design of our iOS app, and so far I see a huge number of downloads, and users around the globe are sending us their feedback, and congratulating for the iOS app.
May 2015 Traffic report for SML:
Last month Linode data centre had a meltdown, and due to this ShoutMeLoud was down for five hours. It’s sad when the site goes down when you are sleeping. Have you ever had a similar issue?
Overall the traffic for the month of May was like any other month, as there is only a fraction of difference from earlier month report.
About 80% of out traffic is organic (From search engines), and about 12% of traffic is social. Now let’s have a look at Android app traffic report:
Android app traffic report:
From next month, I will be sharing traffic report for iOS app. For now, let’s look at how our Android app is performing. One thing that I have realized is: Push notifications are the lifeline of mobile apps. From last 4 weeks, I have disabled push notifications, and you can clearly see the impact on the app traffic.
We are getting returning visits, but without push notifications users are unable to read the latest article within time. The good news is, I have fixed the push notification issue, and from now on you will get new post notifications for both iOS & Android app.
Blog Income Report May 2015:
Here is the complete breakdown of income & expense report. Do remember, this revenue is from all the blogs in ShoutDreams network. Affiliate marketing column constitute of various affiliate programs that I’m using. You can find the list of WordPress related affiliate program here.
- Viglink: $67.24
- Domain business: $361
- Dreamhost Affiliate Program: $58.30
- Affiliate Marketing: $9663.18 (Buy Affiliate marketing eBook)
- Sponsored post: $215.28
- Leadpages: $22.20
- ShareAsImage: $28.38
- PostPlanner: $89.40
- Payoneer: $125
- Affiliate Marketing eBook: $20.2
- Clickbank: $116.8
- ShareAsale: $190.4
- Google AdSense: $590.06
- WordPress SEO Service: $249.9
Total: $11840.3 ( 7.6 Lakhs in INR)
In below graph you can clearly see which blog monetization source is making most income:
From last two month, I’m investing on hiring writers for ShoutDreams network. You might notice specialized writer writing on the particular topic, and I’m ensuring that ShoutMeLoud keep churning out the quality article every day.
One of the biggest limitation of having the multiple author blogs is different voices. This issue could only be resolved when the writers are writing on a regular basis, and on one topic. You would notice that our Editor & Writer expense has grown up to $1000+, and I’m sure it will increase more in the coming days.
- Blog Editor: $809
- Writer: $227
- Salary: $1061.5
- iMac: $2264.5 ( This is productivity beast)
- Broadband: $88.8
- Home Office rent: $597.6
- Kinsta hosting: $164.3 (ShoutMeLoud is hosted here)
- Discourse for ShoutMeLoud Forum: $104
- Godaddy: $24.9
- Aweber for email marketing: $71.8
Total: $5098.9 (3.2 Lakhs in INR)
Net Income: $6741 (4.3 Lakhs in INR)
Connect with hundred of Bloggers at Shouters Forum
ShoutMeLoud bloggers forum is growing rapidly, and many experience users are helping others with their blogging query, and getting into the healthy discussion. In this process, I also got to meet one Shouter name Sunny Ujjwal, who shared how ShoutMeLoud is helping him to achieve his dream:
You can see more recent testimonials by Shouters on our Fb page here.
ShoutMeLoud coverage on YourStory:
YourStory is a popular website among Entrepreneurs to stay updated with latest industry news & tips. Few days back Pradeep reached for an interview, and you can read the interview live on the YourStory website here.
ShoutMeLoud Affiliate Marketing eBook:
Last month I launched my Affiliate marketing eBook silently, and I’m proud and happy to share ravishing feedback & reviews from ebook reader. Here is one recent testimonial by Paul:
You can buy this ebook in two places:
In the upcoming days, you will see a rebranded ShoutMeLoud. If you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter, you should do that right now from here.
Do let me know how was your last month earning & traffic report? Is there any new blog monetization or marketing technique that you want me to try in coming months? Do share SML transparency report with your circle on FB & Twitter.