Here is my monthly income report for March 2012 - Well we’re well into 2012 now and we’ve come to the end of the first quarter already, time does fly past quickly right? Anyway it’s also time for another in-depth monthly traffic and income report.
I do love writing and sharing my monthly reports with you, my readers. Sharing my monthly reports is an opportunity for me to be transparent about how I do business and make money online, not just from blogging, but from my other online businesses as well.
So here’s a little reminder as to why I enjoy sharing my reports –
- Firstly, to help inspire and motivate other bloggers and other individuals wanting to start a businesses working from home, to help them understand the amount of work that is involved in building a profitable online business.
- Secondly, for me to be able to look back and see what has worked and what hasn’t worked over the last month, and to make changes where and when needed.
Before we move into the income and traffic report, I just want to update everyone on what’s been happening at the Magnet Camp.
March has been one busy month for me, and like most months I try and balance the time that I dedicate to each of my online businesses, but March has seen me spend less time at the blog and more time in the art studio or working on some of my recent client’s web projects.
Not that I’m complaining as such, as it’s been a great month of earnings, but I have been feeling that I’ve not paid as much attention as I hoped to on marketing and promoting the blog.
Comments and guest posts have been very few, however I’m looking to organize my time a little more effectively for April, and will try and get a few more guest posts and comments out accordingly.
I’ve also been busy working on a new eBook since early January, and again finding time to work on it has been a bit of a challenge. But I’m still aiming for a July or August release, I don’t really want to reveal too much just yet about it however. There’s still a lot of work to get done, including marketing, advertising, creating a landing page etc.
Internet World Expo 2012
Samantha and I will be in London for two days at the end of April for the 20th anniversary, annual Internet World Expo, which is being held at Earls Court in London.
We’ll be taking the opportunity to meet a lot of like minded people, as well as talking to companies and organizations about new products and advances in internet marketing technology, We’ll also be taking the opportunity to market and promote the blog using some good old fashion old school marketing tactics, using word of mouth talking about the blog and what we do, whilst wearing our custom printed t-shirts and handing out business cards.
We’ll be writing a full review post shortly after event.
101 Blog Traffic Tips eBook
Since we released the updated version of our free eBook 101 Blog Traffic Tips in late January, we’ve clocked up close to 350 new email subscribers and the numbers are still climbing on a daily basis, we’re still getting around 70 to 100 new email subscribers a month, so for all of you who subscribed and downloaded the guide, thank you so, so much, I really do appreciate it.
Ok let’s get down to the traffic and income reports.
Here is the total traffic breakdown across all the sites as a whole, that’s 6 sites in my possession –
Total Visits: 17,349
Total Page views: 29,444
Blog Traffic Breakdown
Let’s take a look at the Magnet4Marketing blog traffic statistics in more depth.
Traffic to the blog hasn’t really increased over the last 4 weeks, nor has it decreased. We’ve gained some new traffic sources such from Blog Engage and Pinterest, so that’s a cool addition.
As I mentioned earlier on, asides from getting to post on the blog regularly and thanks to all who have submitted guest posts by the way, I’ve done very little in the way of guest posting and doing my regular run of commenting on some of my favourite blogs. But I’ll definitely be increasing these activities throughout April.
Here are some screenshots.
Magnet4Marketing Blog Traffic Report for March
Magnet4Marketing Top Referring Sites - Star marked are referral traffic sites only
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Ok let’s take a look at the income generated from all my online business ventures, including the blog itself.
It’s been truly a fantastic month for business, and I couldn’t be more happier with the income generated from the blog and my other streams, let’s take a look –
- eBay Sales – $2,136.19
- Affiliate Marketing
- Amazon Associates – $3.43 (PI)
- iPhone DevSecrets – $104.77 (PI)
- Genesis Theme Framework – $27.98 (PI)
- Templatic Themes – $29.70 (PI)
- Contextual / Advertising
- Google AdSense – $86.19 (PI)
- Infolinks – $5.85 (PI)
- Gross Total Income Generated Online for March 2012 – $2,394.11
eBay Sales for March
The total cost of expenses which includes materials and supplies, a new Bluetooth iPad keyboard, webhosting services, Akismet, HelloBar, other online subscriptions, paid guest posts, giveaway prizes, t-shirt printing, business cards was… – $680
Net Total Income Generate Online for March 2012 – $1,714.11
As you can see the income generated from my online businesses isn’t quite even, making money from the blog is not so easy, it takes a lot of hard work, which is why I always advise bloggers and internet marketers when they’re starting out to consider creating their own products and selling. Whether it’s art or an eBook or a service, it doesn’t matter, create it promote it and make money from it. Don’t just rely on Google AdSense alone…
Plans for April
OK, it’s going to be another busy month in April business wise as I have a lot on, so unfortunately I won’t be posting a new post on a daily basis like I have been; However when I do put out a post out, it will be a lot more thought through, more in-depth and hopefully a lot more valuable. Also I will be pushing a few more guest posts and commenting on a few more blogs.
I’m hoping to be able to try and increase traffic to the blog and my income target is $3,000 for April…
Anyways, that’s all I have for you in this month’s report, here’s to hoping that you all have a successful month in April, until next month happy blogging, happy online marketing.
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