June Income Report - 2017

This is my 13th Income Report in which I detail how much money I made online this month.

These reports are designed to show you that it is possible to make money online. I also want to use them to give myself motivation to meet targets, describe new challenges and achievements. Every month I'll post reports of my google analytics, income stats and more.

I'm finally back in the UK for good now! After spending just under a year abroad supporting my SO in her language degree, I'm now back in the comfort of my own home. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to be typing on a keyboard and sitting at a desk again (I've previously just been using my Macbook Pro, sitting in bed!).

I spent most of June working on my Pro School software. This update included adding in a lot of requested features from the recent feedback I've gotten, including User Reports and Parent user roles. I was actually surprised I managed to get most of this update done this month, since I envisioned a lot of disruption in my time table.

I also did a new update for Pro Login - User Management Script, bringing the codebase up to speed with my most recent changes. It includes revamping the layout feature, user roles and more. One of the main reasons I keep this product up to date is because I use it to base off any new products I make, meaning all the basic features like user systems are already ready for me to use.

I have built a few side-projects that I've mentioned before using my own products. The first, which I have mentioned before, was a sales tracker for CodeCanyon. It currently tracks how many sales a day the site is having. There has only been a very small decrease of the past 4 months I've been tracking, which is good to know. If I'm basing my income on selling products, it's good to know that sales are still going strong on the platform.

The other side project I have been working on has been a SEO Report tool. Since I've been working on SEO for the blog I have learnt lots of new information about getting the blog more popular. This SEO Report Tool helps me put all the information for a particular keyword I'm trying to rank for into a nice report, allowing me to visualise all the various points I need to work on.

I wrote a new article, Amazon Affiliate Sites, which is all about making a website using Amazon's Associate program. If you're interested in earning money from your blog, give it a read :)

I'm preparing for a very disruptive July (i'm on vacation for 2 weeks of it, and I have to look after my family who come to visit from the other side of the world for another week). I probably won't get much done, but I'm going to try and find some time to work on the blog.

Earnings

Source Earnings Last Month
CodeCanyon $2,188.95 +4.6%  (-$105.91)
Freelance $0.00 -100% (-$500)
Affiliate $4.15  +/- (+$4.15)
Total $2193.10 -21.5% (-$601.76)

Another solid month of sales on CodeCanyon. I know I've said this before, but the next year of sales is very important to me. I need to be able to build on what I've currently done; I need to find the right balance of new products and updates to existing ones. I've always felt like I get to this stage but can never really grow into more impressive numbers. I guess time will tell!

No freelancing work in the month of June. It wasn't my most productive month after moving back to the UK, that's for sure.

Traffic Report

A decent increase in traffic. I'm really excited about improving my organic traffic for the blog, especially now that I've completed my move from WordPress to a custom CMS. The move went quite well; no noticeable issues but it can take a while before Google takes note of any changes on a site. So as ever I'll be continuing to monitor traffic.

Google Analytics has recently updated it's UI so now you can actually see last month's traffic compared to the current month. Cool huh?

Time Report

60 hours is a small increase on last month, but again, not great or as focused as I'd like. July will just be pitiful, so I'm not ever sure I'll want to post it.

July Plans

Vacation time. My July will mostly consist of vacations, family meetings and enjoying the summer. I do feel guilty when this month comes around because I just want to work and get things done.

However I also don't mind taking the time off. Having a long period of time off really helps refresh and recharge my batteries. Come August, I'm raring to get going again. It was the same situation/scenario last year, so instead of worrying about it I'm going to relax and try to prepare for the next half of the year.

What I will be doing is planning my next product. I have just spent the last couple of months writing updates to my existing products and implementing user suggested features. I now want to plan for a new product; I have a couple of ideas but I like to do research and see what else is currently trending.

Sales did drop for me last summer, so I'll have to see if the same trend continues. Not only do I get a lot of support requests and back log build up, I sometimes get frustrated customers too because I can't help them in time due to being on vacation. It's an annoying part of running your own business, but I'll still try to help out my clients as quickly as I can.

Currently reading: N/A
Currently watching: Fortitude
Mood: Ready To Relax
Current Obsession: Fish Tanks

See you on the beach,
PEACE

 




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06/08/2017

Henry

Hi. interesting read.
I was curious what kind of setup you are using at home.

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06/08/2017

Patchesoft

@Henry perhaps I can do a setup blog post in the future!

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12/08/2017

Henry

@Patchesoft That will be nice.

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