ShoutMeLoud August 2013 Income and Traffic Report

August was an awesome month for ShoutMeLoud regarding changes and few achievements.

I moved ShoutMeLoud from private VPS to WPEngine hosting, and already shared my experience of migration. Also, we won the best Indian blog award under the blogging category.

Regarding revenue, it’s not same as last month income report, and as I mentioned earlier, in Affiliate marketing, revenue will always fluctuate, and I constantly need to explore the new area of opportunities.

Moving to managed WordPress hosting is a big move, and moreover it increased my overall monthly expense by $200, which is worth looking at the quality of hosting, and features I’m getting with WPEngine. This month I will be sharing income, traffic and best posts of last month.

Income report for August 2013:

In my last month income report, many people asked me, what are the other affiliate programs that I’m using, and I have shared list of affiliate programs that I’m using.

If you are starting with affiliate marketing, that list will help you to find some new and successful affiliate program for your blog. And, here is a complete breakdown of my monthly income report:


         Total Income: $6320.61

Compare to last month this was a dip of $1000, and it’s normal into affiliate marketing. This month, I’m aiming to cross the next goal of $7500 and make it more consistent.

Do remember, my monthly blogging expenses are around $600, and personal expenses are around $2000. So if I combine all, my total saving for the month of August 2013 was $3720,61.

Traffic report August 2013:

After moving to WPEngine, I made a mistake of adding back dates to posts, and it sank my traffic for a couple of days. If you are wondering, what I’m talking about; you should read my case study on effect of showing dates.

Now, let’s look at how was the traffic report for the month of August 2013:

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  • Monthly Visits: 135,718
  • Monthly PV’s and bounce rate: 225,437 & 74.75%

Most of ShoutMeLoud traffic is organic (Google, Yahoo, Bing), followed by direct traffic, Facebook and referral traffic. One thing which I have learned over the time is; it’s not the quantity of traffic matters, it’s the quality of traffic which matters. More quality traffic you will get, you can make more money from your blog.

Best posts from August 2013:

Here are some of the hand-picked articles from the month of August 2013, which you should not miss:

  • Best websites to create a Free blog: Srikanth compiled a list of the platform which let you create your blog for free.
  • How to tweak old content from your blog for mind-blogging results: Amal shared simple and effective tips which will give a new life to your old content. If you have an old blog with too many content, these tips will be very handy for you.
  • Why bloggers share their income report and why you should too: I have noticed lots of buzz for and against sharing income report, and in this article, I shared my view-point on why you should share yours, and why I shared my income report.


  • How to take control of what updates you see on Facebook:  This post is a must-read for everyone who is using Facebook.
  • An easy strategy to make your content more sharable: Alan shared many useful tips which you should implement on your blog to make your content more sharable.

Make money online:


Also, a Google Page rank update was expected by the end of last month, but seems, this time Google is kind of slow on page rank update. Hopefully, they will roll out an update this month. Do let me know how was your month of August 2013 in terms of revenue and traffic.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

38 thoughts on “ShoutMeLoud August 2013 Income and Traffic Report”

  1. Hey Harsh, As usual looking great. Does the AdSense down? and Can we expect more details on ” Other Affiliate Program”?

      1. ahh…Those days

        ( Please approve this comment as I run out of words when talking about those good old days) 🙂

      1. Aww, and it’s sad that I have actually stopped doing that now on my blog (more tech-focused + too tedious to compile all the stats)

  2. All the details are good and detailed explained but if you can still further divide Other Affiliate program earning fetching you $3522.1 will provide us better understanding which affiliates are currently rated good.

  3. Thank you for sharing the income report, it always inspiring for followed bloggers. Good to see you stats. Keep it up. 🙂

    1. @Anu
      Most of them are my daily need expenses…Just to give you a brief idea:
      Flat + monthly need: $1000 (I live in a rented flat)
      Car fuel: $100/month
      Mobile + broadband: $100
      Weekend getaways: $800+

      My expenses are more likely to go up, as I’m working on purchasing my flat, and home loan will increase my monthly expense.

    1. @Abjay
      Good to see that you started publishing your income report, and now set a goal to make more than last month. Do remember, even if you can’t make more than last month income, don’t be shy to publish your income report. Always remember, this is almost like a zero investment business, and what ever you earning is great. This is not work but this is your idea of enjoyment, which is also making money for you. 🙂

  4. Hi Harsh,
    I really get inspired writing more and more after reading these monthly reports you publish. Thanks for sharing the ways to earn and ways to earn more from Blogging.

    Hope you like my Blog and please feel free to suggest some changes, you would like to see on my blog.

  5. congratulation …harsh…i am very much impressed by your article i will certainly follow your method for my blog.

  6. Great Income from affiliate marketing, I have more than 5k visitors daily on my blog but still not able to generate this much revenue, Reading your articles now.. lol.. 🙂

  7. Seriously, is it true that you are having just around 6000 visitor/day. Its hard to believe, as looking at your site’s repo and ranks, I mean this much is enjoyed by any blogger, although niches can be different and traffic targetted.

  8. hey harsh this is request to you as a subscriber since one year
    The web design on your blog is getting,my request is please redesign your blog as soon as possible.

  9. Great to see your revenue growing, Harsh. However, can you be more specific about the direct advertisements. Are they from this blog or from other blogs? And what type of direct advertisements are you making use of, to generate revenue?

    1. @Priyangshu
      My Direct advertisements are from two blogs, including ShoutMeLoud.
      To give you an example, the header banner of DirectCPV which you see now, is a part of direct advertisement.

  10. Harsh, would you please elaborate that other affiliate networks earning, which affiliate networks are good and gives you better earning. I have not implemented any kind of affiliate network, can you help me with any affiliate network which would suite my blog:

    1. @Ataul
      Your blog is targeted for Indian traffic, and in that case I would recommend to pick product from, and place banner on sidebar. I’m not sure how well it will work for you, as your traffic is not targeted to any particular niche.. But you can try putting ad banner from, and see if it works for you or not.
      Here are guides to help you get started:
      And these are working promotional techniques that I follow:

      1. Thanks so much Harsh, will go for affiliate.

        Will share if I get success with that on my Blog.


  11. Hey Harsh, this is highly inspirational for new bloggers. You mentioned 225,000 page views that resulted in 353$ Adsense revenue. I wanted to know how much is the PPC rate for Adsense as I’ve not yet applied for it?
    And please elaborate a bit on Shareasale, how can you earn money using it?

  12. It seems like direct advertising is where the money is at hahah. Quick question, how do you drive soooo much traffic to this blog??

  13. You are an inspiration for aspiring new bloggers like me, esp in my niche. I dream of earning something like this one day. Just keep going like this. Just a quesion, why did you decide to switch over to managed WPEngine Hosting? Is it because of Traffic?

  14. Great Harsh, You are going good. I wish, i could be a successful blogger like you, Thanks for sharing your earning/traffic reports with us, Wish you best of luck and more Success.

  15. Hey Harsh, it is really very kind of you to spread your income report. It helps us bloggers get an idea of what is possible and income to expect. It also makes us realise that it is super important to use different revenue streams!!

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