August 2010 Blog Income Report

The month of August meant more to me than just the sad anniversary of my beloved pet dog passing away three years ago, it also marked the first full month that I had decided to take this blogging lark from a part-time hobby and turn it into a full-time job.

I did not fully achieve this, I took pretty much every Friday, Saturday and Sunday off and I would often take days off during the week. Actually I did pretty much nothing for the last four or five days of August.

This is 100% my own fault though and something that I must address immediately if I am to make a serious go of this. I really don’t want to have to go back to an offline 9-5 job any time soon!

Page Impressions & Visitor Count

The unique visitor count for August stands at 1,064, which is a nice increase of 329 from the month of July.

The page impression count for August stands at 2,289, which is a massive increase of 711 from the month of July.

This means that each unique visitor looked at 2.15 pages.

I think this has to be the highest monthly traffic count I have ever received. I am not going to count back when I was using the StatTraq plugin because they would count admin clicks, robots and web spiders.

Money Money Money!

Adbrite = $0.45 (-$0.48)
AdsDaq = $0.62 (+$0.09)
Adsense = $1.88 (-$0.99)
Adtoll = $0.00 (+/-$0.00)
Infolinks = $0.43 (-$1.76)
Kontera = $0.00 (-$0.05)
Passive Income = $2.09 (new)
Private Ad = $60.00 (new)
Reviews = $246.36 (-$9.98)
Smowtion = $0.61 (+$0.21)
TLA = $6.66 (-$3.34)
UnderDog = $0.11 (-$0.07)

Total = $319.21 (+$25.27)

– Infolinks has had to be removed from this blog because it was accepted into the PayU2Blog network and they refuse to work with blogs who have in-line ads. I’ll make much more money with PayU2Blog.

– I have not added the money I earned from Twitter because more than a couple of them have locked publishers out of their accounts without explanations.

– I have added a new income stream this month, it is called passive income. I will write a proper post about this soon, but what it is in a nutshell is a way of earning money by submitting your articles to article sites and getting paid every time someone visits one.

Top Five Search Terms

I like this part of the monthly income report. It is amazing how people find this blog on search engines.

1. i need discipline
2. unfollow non followers
3. specticles
4. wordpress internal server error
5. need of discipline

Popular Posts Of The Month

1. 19 Blog Review Networks
2. July 2010 Blog Income Report
3. I’ve Been Accused Of Posting Duplicate Content
4. 5 Free Twitter Tools To Unfollow Non-Followers
5. 4 Ways To Make Money With Facebook

5 Top Site Referrals

The top five sites that sent the most visitors to this blog.

1. forums.digitalpoint.com
2. twitter.com
3. intensedebate.com
4. cafeblogger.net
5. facebook.com

– I do not include Google in this part because it ALWAYS comes top.

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About Dean Saliba

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, music lover, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

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54 comments

  1. Congrats πŸ™‚

    You earned $246 from reviews. What are reviews actually?

  2. So you’re going full-time, ey? Good luck with that. Really hope it works out for you ‘cos I COMPLETELY understand the distaste for 9-5’s.

    You haven’t done too badly with your earnings considering the days you took off.

    You’ve probably heard of CloudCrowd.com. You might wanna give it a try.

    Anyway, good luck this month.

    Take care…

    • Thank you Ebele, I am certainly going to need it!

      The major problem is my lack of motivation, it was alright before when this was just a \’paying hobby\’ but it could be a HUGE problem now.

      It is currently six days into September and I\’ve only written one post on this blog and three on my personal blog.

      Maybe I need to employ someone to kick me up the bum every now and again! πŸ˜›

  3. It is great when you have monthly income from my blog. Good job, keep it up

    • Writing this monthly post is not only my favourite thing to do (I get to show off) but it is also the most painful because I have to visit so many control panels to count up how much I\’ve earnt in the past month. πŸ™‚

  4. GReat month, congratulation friend! Keep it up and hope to see $500 in September.

    • $500? That is being VERY optimistic. πŸ˜›

      I\’ll be happy to beat my previous total of $319.21.

      I hope your blog is continuing to steamroller along at a fantastic pace. πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats man. But your income from the sources other than review is very less. Can you tell me why the Adsense income is so low.

    Wish you a great luck next month.

    • I have never really found success with PPC ad networks such as Adbrite, Adsense, Adtoll, Infolinks, Kontera, etc. I\’ve been trying for years and have just sort of accepted that people don\’t want to click on the links on this blog.

      CPM ad networks like AdsDaq, Smowtion & Underdog depend on how much traffic I drive to the blog.

      I still publicise how much I earn from those networks because I\’d be cheating if I kept it a secret just because they are not not very good amounts.

      Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

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    Your August income is $246 . Fantastic it is sound amount. I hope you will increase it next time. So you have to work more, best of luck. Waiting to see higher figure.

  7. Congratulations on your big traffic increase, share some of your tips πŸ˜‰

  8. Congratulations, thats great! It’s nice earning money while blogging! =)

  9. Way to go on the private ad sales and blog review thing. I myself have never earned that much. Congratulations mate!

  10. Great work! I’ve just started my own blog and are waiting on affiliate incomes.

    • Thanks. πŸ™‚

      Affiliate marketing is the only thing I haven\’t tried. It frightens me as some times there is investment needed and you have to put so much in for an uncertain amount of return.

  11. I’m impressed by what you’ve earned through review. You gave me an idea here about where I should focus on. πŸ™‚

  12. Wow, you decided to go full time at this. What made you want to do this full time?

  13. Congratulations on your earnings, you know the link to private ad and reviews is broken and opens a broken URL. I am curious as well about break down of what reviewing companies you use, if you use PayU2Blog are you making all your reviews from that or private reviews purchased by advertisers?

  14. i am interested in how you make money from Reviews. i am interested in that one.

  15. Well back then reviews were the highest income earner for me as well until I decided I’d focus with other things more and will do reviews more conservatively, lols.

  16. USD $319 Very nice! How long have you been doing this? Not everybody can easily get that much especially the new ones. I assume you are new? You make it look so easy! Congrats on last months earnings! πŸ™‚

    • I\’ve been doing it since November 2007. I have stopped and started so many times that I am quite shocked that I earn anything πŸ˜›

      If I could stop losing motivation then I could make a lot more from this.

  17. Hey Dean Saliba congrats and i pray to god you will reach to $500 soon.

  18. Where do you live? I could not get by on that amount here in the USA. I have been working towards the same goal for some time now. I still have a ways to go. I will be selling stuff on my site as well.

    I really like the reviews idea. I’m going to have to check that out.

    I wish you the very best of luck… now get back to work πŸ™‚

  19. Nice work. Good luck with your affiliate marketing efforts. In my opinion it is worth it, just need to keep persistant…
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    • Thank you Anders. Last month I did well with my affiliate earnigns but I don’t think I’ll be able to keep doing it, it took a lot of work. I think putting my efforts into freelance writing will be better. πŸ™‚

  20. What is that Review where you got most of your income?

    I’ve tried an affiliate site before called Click2Sell.Eu and got 42USD.. But unfortunately I did not receive any from their site.. Now I wonder if there are really Trust worthy affiliate sites out there that can be good source of extra income.

  21. I think $319 are not enough for any one.
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  22. Good amount earned in total but i’m quite surprised you earned a lot from Reviews unlike others that earn better from adsense.