On the whole 2012 had been a good year for me in terms of making money online as I had made over $2000 more than I did in 2011, but if I thought I was going to carry on the great work from December and carry it into 2013 than I was in for a …

January 2013 Blog Income Report

On the whole 2012 had been a good year for me in terms of making money online as I had made over $2000 more than I did in 2011, but if I thought I was going to carry on the great work from December and carry it into 2013 than I was in for a massive bombshell. January saw me make only HALF as much as I did in December.

I did more work than I have done in a long time and I even went back over the number several times just to make sure I had not made a counting error, sadly I haven’t.

Plans for the February

– I have discovered another site that pays you to create forum posts so I might join that and see if I can increase my income in that field, but only if I have the time.

– I intend to start increasing my workload in passive income by publishing more articles on revenue share sites. I’ll aim for two a week to start with and see how things turn out.

Visitor Count & Page Impressions

The unique visitor count for January stands at 1,273, which is a nice increase of 507 from the month of December.

The page impression count for January stands at 2,968, which is a healthy increase of 1,240 from the month of December.

This means that each unique visitor looked at 2.33 pages.

– I did absolutely no blog comment promoting this month and instead decided to concentrate on forum posting, which although takes a bit more time I think you can see that it is already drawing some promising results.

Show Me The Money

Adbrite = $0.43 (-$0.17)
CPMFun = $0.08 (+$0.03)
Fidelity Media (AdJuggler) = $0.13 (-$0.03)
Forum Posting = $55.39 (+$33.74)
Freelance Writing = $400.00 (-$69.45)
Loan Repayments – $0.76 (-$0.02)
Passive Income = $22.92 (+$8.81)
Private Advertising = $0.00 (-$10.00)
PulsePoint (AdsDaq) = $0.24 (+$0.21)
Savings Account = $0.00 (-$0.06)
Smowtion = $0.83 (+$0.78)
Sponsored Posts = $92.50 (-$328.50)
TLA = $0.00 (-$4.00)
Underdog Media = $0.18 (readded)

Total = $573.46 (-$487.06)

– As I mentioned earlier it hit me like a brick when I realised I had dropped so much money this month. I worked more this month than I have since I started the blog, not just this blog but also freelance writing, I’m not going to let it put me off though.

– As reported on this blog Adbrite is closing down so I have removed them and replaced them with Adsense, let’s see if I can make anything with them.

– I re-added Underdog Media again and they actually paid me something!

– Forum posting is something that Is fast becoming one of my favourite things to do to earn money, especially in the evenings when I have a few hours to kill, I used to play Facebook games, what a fool I was!

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. http://makemoneylessons.com/
2. blog and income report: december 2012
3. holiday”text link ads”
4. informal business meetings
5. leave a comment”online marketing”

– I’m not sure how long I will be including this in my report because Google has a policy of not providing data on keywords if the person is signed into one of their Google sites, this month 66.37% of my keywords were hidden.

Popular Posts of the Month

1. Keep Up The Profitability Of Business With Boise Search Engine Optimization
2. December 2012 Blog Income Report
3. Guest Post / How Social Media Helps In Promotion
4. Tips for Writing a Search Engine Friendly Page Title
5. Internet Marketing for Bricks and Mortar Businesses

5 Top Site Referrals

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

1. bloggerspassion.com
2. blogger.com
3. sponsoredreviews.com
4. selbstaendig-im-netz.de
5. msgseosites.in

– Google and Yahoo have dropped out of the top 10 (never mind top five) but that is not so surprising when you consider that search engine traffic only counts for 17.52% during the month.

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. Grace Smith (6) (For replying to guest posts, take not fellow guest posters)
2. Golf Course (4)
3. Jatin Sharma (4)
4. Marbella (4)
5. Ritu Raj (4)
6. Seo Blog (4)
7. Andy werbin (3)
8. Anurag (3)
9. Colocation (3)
10. ebele (3)

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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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  1. Great post. My wife and I are playing around a bit with ways to make money on the net. Only just started and as with everything on the internet, there is such a lot of rubbish information out there.
    I like your ‘open book’ approach. Really helpful.

    thanks a lot

    • Glad to be of help, you are right in saying there is a lot of rubbish around, you can NEVER be too cautious in this industry. Keep checking blogs like this and you won’t go far wrong. 🙂

  2. Sad to hear that this month you have done a lot of hard work than any other month but was not able to earn more than $1000 again. Well, you will soon earn a big amount money with adsense. All the best.
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  3. Very good report, thanks a lot for sharing. I like to know about your progress on earning and traffic status. It will be fun and useful to discuss about it here.

  4. Interested to hear how you make money forum posting?
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  5. Great earning for this month. Don’t you AdSense account or you don’t want to use AdSense on your blog. There are many sources where earning is not even $1. The biggest earning came to you from writing.
    Can you give the idea of your charges for writing.
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    • I was using Adsense until they banned me because they thought I might become involved in invalid clicking in the future, that’s right they now ban you for something you MIGHT do in the future. lol

  6. Its great dean i use to check your income report its always encourage me to get an idea for my promotion thanks for it
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  7. Such an insightful post! I always look forward to your income reports!
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  8. Google adsense is the best among all the programs. I have not applied for Google adsense till now as my blog is very new.
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  9. You have a wonderfull blog Dean. And sharing income report inspires newbie bloggers like me. I wish you all the success in blogospere and your make money online ideas.
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  10. You started new year with bang. The earning is really very good.Freelance writing and Guest posts are good way to earn.Your earning figure is amazing.

  11. Nice to see your impressive income stats once again, it’s fabulous as usual. It is a good sign of hard work. Hope and wish go to next level.
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  12. Great to see how you are doing and thanks for the link love. I really enjoy seeing how you progress month by month.
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  13. Very decent report, a way ahead then me lol. This post was extremely helpful! I really like the breakdowns and the analogies you use, great post, thanks a lot for sharing, hope the income rises much more above..

  14. It’s great to see bloggers that are willing to share their earnings as it really can inspire others to keep going when they are ready to give up.
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