May Income Report - 2018
This is my 24th 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.
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Welcome to the final income report that I'll be producing for at least this year. I've done 2 years worth of income reports and it's been an amazing journey. From hitting lows of $600/month, to hitting $5k a month highs. I have enjoyed documenting the steps and I've learned lots from the process. Obviously doing something like this becomes a bit reptitive so I've decided to take a break from it. I may start it again next year but for now I want to focus on other content for my blog.
I've finally found a new place to live. I feel very proud to be able to move into my own place for the first time (before I lived with others and then family) and it of course wouldn't be possible if not for my online business. The next step would be to buy my own house and it's nice to be able to see long term achievements come to fruition after grinding for years.
Work on my new product is going well. Amid all the crazyness of moving houses, I managed to get some solid work done for it. I hope to have it out before end of July but I have a vacation planned for that month too so we'll have to see. Once it's published I'll be going back to my old products to give them updates and then retiring some older ones finally. I also have plans to use my Support Centre product for myself instead of relying on just email communication. This will allow me to develop better FAQs and Knowledge base articles too.
I'm still working on this. It's a great little side-job to work on when I don't feel like staring at code. I've been building links to it and slowly working on other tools to help make my life easier with it. It's getting some steady traffic (<20 hits a week but it's a start!) and hopefully i can increase this over the next 6 months or so. The site is very new and it can take at least 6 months for google to take your site out of the "Google Sandbox", which is a temporary holding for new sites, preventing them from reaching the top of the search listings.
A good increase in CodeCanyon sales this month. Hitting around $2.5k is my minimum required earnings I feel for the amount of time and effort I put in. Amazon earnings are still amazingly high and it's really boosting my overall income. And I took on a few freelancing jobs here and there also. Overall, a great end to the income reports.
Traffic rose this month to an all time high of 39,000 visitors! It's funny this little blog, which costs just $20/month to run, is receiving so much traffic.
Over And Out
I hope you've enjoyed this series! I always found these types of blog posts very motivating and interesting when I was first starting out. It did seem daunting at first, especially when I saw some bloggers reporting income over $20k+ a month. But it definitely helped motivate me during a time when my business was really just taking shape. At the start of this blog series I was a fulltime freelancer with a few CodeCanyon products on the side. I transitioned to fulltime CodeCanyon Author with freelancing on the side. Now I am fulltime CodeCanyon with freelancing and affiliate site making on the side. I'm exciting to keep growing my business and trying to hit new targets.
My main issue with working has always been time management. I'm very bad at sticking to set hours and often get distracted where I don't do enough work. I firmly believe that once I sort this problem out, I can take my business to new highs. Until then, I'll always be just scraping by.
Has it been a success? Definitely. Have I reached a level where I'm satisfied? No. I still want more and I still feel like there's more to come. The landscape is ever changing when you're a programmer and there are many different markets you can dabble in. I'll have to see where the next year takes me and I hope to give an update in the blog one day soon!
Thanks again for reading and to everyone that commented with advice :) Good luck to anyone else out there who is grinding away!