December 2012 Blog Income Report

2012 has certainly been a mixed year for me both personally and professionally and I fully expected December to fizzle out like a slightly damp firework, after all November had been a very bad month so why would December be any different when I had not done anything major?

Well I did do one thing, I got my head down and worked as much as I could, even during the times when I couldn’t be bothered and just wanted to curl back up under my duvet I still forced myself to do a few hours and the result has been FANTASTIC!

Visitor Count & Page Impressions

The unique visitor count for December stands at 766 which is a MASSIVE decrease of 25,491 from the month of November.

The page impression count for December stands at 1,728, which is an enormous drop of 28,622 from the month of November.

This means that each unique visitor looked at 2.26 pages.

– The traffic from the big blogs linking to my articles over the past couple of months has gone as you can painfully see, I’m grateful for it but I can’t rely on it happening again anytime soon.

– It looks like I will have to start turning up the amount of promoting again.

Show Me The Money

Adbrite = $0.60 (+$0.03)
CPMFun = $0.05 (-$1.46)
EBay = $113.58 (+$11.10)
Fidelity Media (AdJuggler) = $0.16 (+$0.04)
Forum Posting = $21.65 (-$4.92)
Freelance Writing = $469.45 (+$68.45)
Link Removal – $5.00 (NEW)
Loan Repayments – $0.78 (-$0.58)
Passive Income = $14.11 (-$18.27)
Private Advertising = $10.00 (+$5.00)
PulsePoint (AdsDaq) = $0.03 (-$0.22)
Savings Account = $0.06 (-$0.13)
Smowtion = $0.05 (+$0.02)
Sponsored Posts = $421.00 (+$167.50)
TLA = $4.00 (+/-$0.00)

Total = $1060.52 (+$231.56)

– I continued to sell more items on Ebay.

– I have removed UnderDog Media from the blog, I think after sending them over 100,000 impressions and not making a Cent it is time to move on.

– I am so pleased with myself that I managed to break the $1000 target, I’m not sure if I will be able to repeat it this month but I’ll give it a great try.

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. most successful business ideas
2. Specticles
3. “debt affiliate program”
4. blog commenting websites
5. shopping guest post

A couple of people found this blog by searching Google for “how to write more professionally* I bet they were disappointed when they came across this blog. 🙂

Popular Posts of the Month

1. November 2012 Blog Income Report
2. 4 Ways to Get More Money out of Your Blog
3. October 2012 Blog Income Report
4. Make Money Posting on Forums with PostLoop
5. Is a Payday Loan on Your Shopping List This Christmas?

5 Top Site Referrals

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

1. Google
5. Yahoo

– It is surprising to see that Google and Yahoo have found their way into the list for the first time in recent memory.

Top 10 Commenters

his is just my little way of saying thank you to the people who take the time to comment on this blog. Without you guys it would be just me rambling away. 🙂

1. Audra 3)
2. Eliran (3)
3. Korah (3)
4. ebele (2)
5. Mike Reeson@organic eggs (2)
6. richard parker (2)
7. Smith (2)
8. Andru (1)
9. Anurag (1)
10. business coach (1)

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  1. Ooh, well done, Dean! If you can hit the $1k once, you can definitely do it again, especially as you now know you can do it even when you really don’t feel like it. Big lesson there. Well done and all the best this year. 🙂
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  2. Congrats on another stellar month. Freelance writing and sponsored posts obviously dominate your earnings, what are your plans to diverify this or increase other income streams?

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    • Thank you Lewis.

      I guess the only plan I have come up with is to spend more time writing, if I added up all the time I have spent writing over the previous month and then equally divide it into 31 days it will come to about 2.5 hours a day! I spend far more time farting about on Facebook and other sites.

      I have thought about paying some people to complete some of my sponsored posts but I could not be certain that they would not use duplicate content or poorly spin it. Plus the people who would be willing to work for say half of the money a client would pay me would be form the Middle East and their English is rather poor.

  3. Thanks for the all stats. Over 400$ you earned just by sponsoring posts.It shows the quality of content.
    Good wishes to u…

  4. Hi Dean,
    Just started my blog last year, waiting to earn like you.
    Your traffic is dropping drastically. You should focus on other source of traffic too.

    Thanks for sharing your earning with us. 😀
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    • I’m sure it will not be long before you are leaving me in the shade with your earnings. 🙂

      My traffic has been dropping pretty much every month since Google unleashed their first update on us early last year, I have tried different methods to try and halt this and the only thing that increased my traffic was when a couple of big sites linked to a couple of my articles. 🙂

  5. I love your monthly income posts. So great to see you guys doing so well, I really liked your 2nd blog, making money out of blog. Inspiring post, keep on sharing & keep on inspiring. Happy new year & all the best.

  6. Your earnings really motivated to work again and again on my blog. You are really earning a lot of money from freelancing. I think I should also start now.
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    • It is always nice to hear that people are motivated by my blog. I assure you it has taken me a lot of hard work to earn the kind of money that I do through freelance writing, I am very much scouring around at the bottom end of the market. 🙂

  7. Just started my blog. After reading your stats I think I have to go a very long way to earn like you. Thank you for the money and other stats not many bloggers do that.
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  8. I’m blogging since 2years, but hardly getting any income from it, trying to produce fresh & quality content, hope it will work out. Your income report is pretty decent, thanks for sharing & inspiring me.

  9. Wow, you’re doing great!

    I’m curious what people are looking for when they search for “shopping guest post.” Are they hoping to find a place to guest post?
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    • Thanks for dropping by Jessi. Oh I get some weird search terms, the weirdest was “shiny bumhole”! I still have no idea what they were looking for or what I had written that ended up in the search engine.

  10. Very good income report, way ahead than me, I’m blogging since one and a half year, hardly getting any income. I love to read blog reports, it really encourages me. Good post, thanks for sharing.

  11. $1060 that is pretty awesome…I have yet to get anyone to click on my google ads…any suggestions to actually start seeing clicks?
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  12. Hey Dean, I see most of your income is from freelance writing. Do you prefer this over writing for yourself and trying to get the article ranked and monetizing?
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  13. Can it possible with blog income report or if it can possible then how ? The meaning of blog is if you have knowledge about the particular thought you can write on domain due to which you can earn money !! Is it write ?

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