Last Updated on September 13, 2020 by Ron Stefanski

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August 2020 Monthly Income Report

Another month down and August was much better than July.  

Earnings are bouncing back and although I don't think I'll earn as much as I once did consistently, the earnings are respectable and will sustain me as I grow this website along with the accompanying YouTube Channel.

This month's income numbers are a bit skewed because it included an additional $15,300.00 that I made from selling "Website 4".  But, nonetheless, it's definitely income so it's worth including.  

This month my total income after expenses was $31,104.60 which comes out to $1,003.37 per day.

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Before I begin the actual report, If you’d like to begin a similar journey as myself and try to create a passive income online business, I recommend you read this write-up I did.

My income this month is far less than I usually make, but it’s important to remember that I had a HUGE increase in investment for the OHP website.  I’m doing a heck of a lot to grow the brand and thus far, it seems to be working. 

Personal Life Update

  • Frankly, it was a pretty boring month.  I've been working quite a bit, my wife and I have hung out with friends, and we've done a little but of housework.  That's really about it.

If this is your first time on my website let me explain a few things about my detailed income reports each month that outlines the money I made (or lost) each month.

I’m doing this for a number of reasons:

1) I strive to be transparent about what it takes to make money online.

2) These reports help me keep track of my own progress.

3) These reports hold me accountable.

Keep in mind, I don’t create these to gloat about my earnings. I create them to help you understand the true “earning curve” of online business.

On a side note, I don’t disclose my actual website URL’s on my reports because I’ve had bad experiences with copycats in the past. 

So, in my income reports, you’ll see website generalizations like Website 1, Website 3, Website 5 Website 4, etc.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s dive into the report.

How did the Income Report Turn Out This Month?

PRODUCT OR SERVICEREVENUEEXPENSESNET INCOME
OHP Course Sales$294.00$294.00
Consulting$2,339.50$2,339.50
Partners and Affiliates Revenue
Website 2 Partners and Affiliates$2.45$2.45
Website 5 Partners and Affiliates$31.45$31.45
Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$35.15$35.15
Website 8 Partners and Affiliates$42.69$42.69
Website 4 Partners and Affiliates$45.21$45.21
Website 3 Partners and Affiliates$183.91$183.91
OHP Partners and Affiliates$898.57$898.57
Website 1 Partners and Affiliates$7,696.82$7,696.82
YouTube Revenue
Themed YouTube Channel (Click for Webinar)$50.48$50.48
YouTube Channel Website 8 Compliment (Click for Webinar)$54.44$54.44
OHP YT Channel$685.58$685.58
Udemy$75.00$75.00
Media.net
Website 3 Media.net Ad Revenue$24.95$24.95
Website 1 Media.net Ad Revenue$31.52$31.52
Ezoic Revenue
Website 5 Ezoic Revenue$678.21$678.21
Website 7 Ezoic Revenue$969.42$969.42
Website 1 Ezoic Revenue$4,579.77$4,579.77
Google Adsense Revenue
Website 2 Adsense Revenue$12.11$12.11
Website 9 Adsense Revenue$14.09$14.09
Website 3 Adsense Revenue$1,620.73$1,620.73
Website 1 Adsense Revenue$2,048.20$2,048.20
Sale of Website 4$15,300.00$15,300.00
Software Expenses
Vid IQ YouTube Software$10.00-$10.00
Adobe Photoshop Account$10.61-$10.61
Tailwind Pinterest Marketing App$14.99
-$14.99
Namecheap$22.12-$22.12
Manage WP$23.91-$23.91
Surfer SEO$29.00-$29.00
Rev.com (Video Transcriptions)$32.50-$32.50
Deadline Funnel$37.00-$37.00
Epidemic Sound$45.00-$45.00
Hunter.io Email Finder Software$49.00-$49.00
Upwork Premium Employer Plan$49.00-$49.00
Google Business Drive Storage and Apps$58.11-$58.11
Intuit Quick Books$85.00-$85.00
Shutterstock Monthly Subscription$125.00-$125.00
App Sumo - Phrase$138.00-$138.00
Ahrefs SEO Software$179.00-$179.00
Siteground Hosting$180.00-$180.00
Active Campaign$225.00-$225.00
Kinsta Hosting$300.00-$300.00
Misc. Software and Products$225.97-$225.97
Freelance Labor Expenses
Freelance Research, Editing, Video Production, and Misc. Labor$1,299.74
-$1,299.74
Freelance Writing$3,525.14-$3,525.14
TOTALS$37,768.69$6,664.09$31,104.60
Revenue By ChannelWebsite 1Website 3OHP WebsiteWebsite 4Website 2Website 5Website 6Website 7Website 8Website 9ConsultingUdemyYouTube
August 2020$14,356.31$1,829.59$1,192.57$15,345.21$14.56$709.66$35.15$969.42$97.13$14.09$2,339.50$75.00$790.50
July 2020$10,146.39$1,390.39$545.96$39.01$15.52$473.26$76.03$773.31$34.04$4.29$2,250.00$72.74$682.49
June 2020$18,386.69$2,100.43$664.08$201.03$5.22$397.93$2.82$612.44$0.45$4.72$2,000.00$0.00$457.43
May 2020$14,388.25$1,628.39$576.57$298.50$11.89$407.86$30.95$383.33$5.78$5.83$2,000.00$0.00$489.31
April 2020$9,868.73$1,268.24$311.09$628.28$24.59$499.28$21.63$488.53$4.80$1.16$2,000.00$0.00$723.35
March 2020$15,729.25$1,244.49$401.28$629.15$20.26$599.43$24.68$482.14$61.30$2.37$2,000.00$0.00$324.14
February 2020$22,548.73$2,139.96$261.22$435.32$36.03$543.09$49.32$467.75$0$3.05$2,000.00$0.00$340.49
January 2020$20,512.80$2,646.41$1,334.33$1045.23$12.35$541.68$9.13$382.79$0$2.35$3,240.00$0.00$264.30
December 2019$19,383.27
$2,026.21
$934.81
$1,864.92
$9.36
$694.61
$78.56
$304.53
$2,575.00
$17.69
$202.66
November 2019$21,920.53$2,173.90$602.88$1,338.93$15.77$617.31$182.80
$196.02
$0$21.59$358.91
October 2019$23,620.75$2,546.04$1,073.56$711.71$72.89$230.27$84.62$58.41$300.00$30.00$202.14
September 2019$21,006.31$2,627.86$335.35$585.93$14.72$170.04$50.33$17.80$0$35.00$177.05
August 2019$17,817.28$2,590.92$414.58$553.82$23.67$133.92$97.26
$2.57
$275.00
$40.00
$156.00
July 2019$16,855.42$3,652.24$427.66$574.78$17.16$74.26$76.00$2.10$0$35$130.26
June 2019$15,402.28$5,561.07$709.07$562.63$30.74$46.29$100.19$0$0$141.46
May 2019$17,578.97$4,900.70$1,062.34$749.14$22.25$61.17$35.71$0
$0$116.02
April 2019$16,273.68$4,078.83$239.73$700.42$9.53$46.05$0$0$76.86
March 2019$17,006.79$3,620.30$439.88$931.22$19.98$152.99$0$20.24$76.24
February 2019$15,656.00$2,799.98$551.53$647.94$15.68$291.72$0$28.75$65.63
January 2019$16,483.03$3,280.64$469.30$1,009.83$10.41$401.91$600.00$45.75$76.52
December 2018$11,776.03$2,488.53$483.96$2,078.19$20.16$487.37$0$98.43$73.60
November 2018$12,886.78$2,324.75$657.86$789.26$10.67$386.31$0$205.87$79.91
October 2018$13,246.69$3,135.04
$369.22$747.29$15.46$306.89$150$93.27$83.86
September 2018$11,784.71$3,853.20$321.67$628.97$0.00$210.72$175$14.94$82.99
August 2018$11,556.29$3,266.47$512.72$980.89$5.31$39.81$0$97.18$93.63
July 2018$12,864.08$4,991.15$722.76$707.66$8.05$26.84$0$91.48$84.33
June 2018$11138.00$6,858.01$432.01$797.02$11.06$52.42$0$50.92$95.96
May 2018$9152.94$4,288.26$391.63$699.19$6.96$40.23$0$44.40$100.82
April 2018$9637.30$2,028.65$545.01$804.71$11.74$236.23$0$24.90$85.48
March 2018$14236.64$778.01$380.29$1362.83$13.78$224.68$0$80.61$94.79
February 2018$10918.94$382.03$644.36$838.51$22.27$454.08$0$23.90$86.86
January 2018$7993.31
$467.71
$757.59
$718.04
$14.26
$486.99
$0$113.95
$67.06
December 2017$6707.43$432.22$785.74$555.72$28.50$114.05$0$59.21$96.12
November 2017$7545.13$574.91$480.41$479.34$17.70$4.31$0$187.01$90.40
October 2017$6859.17$617.67$265.38$319.02$13.06$0$135.59$66.71
September 2017$6781.51$348.16$673.87$223.95$11.31$0$81.39$58.13
August 2017$7429.92$391.68$945.04$181.93$16.36$0$133.91$63.57
July 2017$5658.64$344.91$1055.57$85.84$58.55$1,496.38$41.80$94.84
June 2017$5924.41$423.04$403.84$31.71$11.87$600.00$148.88$79.81
May 2017$6805.18$214.18$79.00$9.67$8.71$51.50$76.08$82.58
April 2017$8175.11$116.65$106.71$3.57$0$80.25$57.76
March 2017$9527.42$224.16$355.12$6.43$0$137.29$59.11
February 2017$3726.98$160.48$438.54$32.99$125$165.43$52.40
January 2017$4005.52$104.19$267.33$0$222.20$41.60
December 2016$3553.43$52.63$384.57$125.00$138.07$41.32
November 2016$3778.45$22.10$357.77$125.00$259.26$48.13
October 2016$3841.36$1.37$213.88$126.00$238.90$48.92
September 2016$3102.56$402.32$112.01$271.02$57.14
August 2016$3318.70$44.72$731.05$423.49$55.08
July 2016$3353.06$347.47$135.19$186.34$52.12
June 2016$3219.41$132.77$330.00$397.55$72.22
May 2016$4677.02$253.67$206.25$135.25$75.89
April 2016$5008.23$286.38$497.50$353.02$62.52
March 2016$2311.67$265.29$556.75$301.06$60.14
February 2016$2760.21$250.70$431.25$324.58$62.00
January 2016$233.00$117.58$1140.00$400.97$46.19
December 2015$121.30$76.00$1163.75$17.15$38.83
November 2015$138.11$39.00$1150.25$245.68$36.78
October 2015$107.72$89.54$760.50$49.50$40.65
September 2015$102.95$113.10$1112.32$17.49$27.46
August 2015$39.68$51.75$1463.75$12.05$25.09

Project Updates

Website 1 Update

  • Traffic increase by roughly 3.5% 
  • The EPM for this website in all revenue areas increased to $70.64, which is great news.  This was mostly fueled by a partner increase in revenue.
  • Ezoic has saved me.  Earning for display ads aren't what they once were, but I think I'll be able to keep my business profitable to grow this website, which is all I ask.  
  • PLAN: Continue revising content on the website and making the content the best there is.  As of now, I'm doing this to the tune of 2 blog posts a week.  
MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-20203,231666$14,356.31
Jul-20196,222642$10,146.39
Jun-20190,933657$18,386.69
May-20176,089643$14,388.25
Apr-20170,513663$9,868.73
Mar-20227,545752$15,729.25
Feb-20435,145781$22,548.73
Jan-20320,773759$20,512.80
Dec-19246,409746$19,383.27
Nov-19269,639718$21,920.53
Oct-19323,681669$23,620.75
Sep-19309,050651$21,006.31
Aug-19296,076659$17,817.28


Udemy Update

I don’t focus on Udemy any longer. They sell my courses for too cheap.

OHP Website Update

  • Added 4 blog articles.
    • Some YouTube transcribed/formatted posts.
    • Some new content I wrote myself
  • Two courses sold this month 
  • Continue to focus on guest posting for the OneHourProfessor website and creating high-quality content.
  • I saw a 25% increase MoM in earnings, not too bad so far.  
  • EPM of $37.64 across all revenue sources, a little lower than last month but still pretty good.

Graph of the progress in 2020

MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-2018,214333$685.58
Jul-2013,544283$545.96
Jun-2013,414280$664.08
May-2010,981$576.57
Apr-2010,187$311.09
Mar-207,492$401.28
Feb-208,359$261.22
Jan-2012,972$1,334.33

Website 3 Update

  • Website has no new content published and no revisions underway.
  • Made less than last year, but still a respectable amount for the month.  
  • PLAN: Continue to let the website sit and collect money. Not a focus now, might jump back into it in the future or possibly sell.    

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-20173015230$1,829.59
Jul-20206066452$1,390.39
Jun-20204349470$2,100.43
May-20166903462$1,628.39
Apr-20123512481$1,268.24
Mar-20136593576$1,244.49
Feb-20144411575$2,139.96
Jan-20184147571$2,646.41
Dec-19125286556$2,026.21
Nov-19125330535$2,173.90
Oct-19138041494$2,546.04
Sep-19143883417$2,627.86
Aug-19152799424$2,590.92

Website 5 Update

  • Ezoic increased earnings MoM by about 50%.
  • PLAN: Nothing for now, need to focus on bigger projects. This one is just sitting and printing money each month for the time being.  Might sell, not sure yet.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-2068856414$709.66
Jul-2066123413$473.26
Jun-2063173418$397.93
May-2075237391$407.86
Apr-2094605388$499.28
Mar-2058922428$599.43
Feb-2063597412$543.09
Jan-2070411412$541.68
Dec-1972621416$694.61
Nov-1961908412$617.31
Oct-1951442379$230.27
Sep-1941366357$170.04
Aug-1931226350$133.92

Website 6 Update

  • Traffic increased 26%
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $5,718
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $930
  • Total ROI: -$4,788
  • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content.
    • 222 Blog posts
  • PLAN: Production has been paused.  This website is sitting and I’ll let it sit until I decide the next move.

Below is a summary of the website for the last 13 months:

MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-206064152$35.15
Jul-204821151$76.03
Jun-204231160$2.82
May-204557173$30.95
Apr-203841187$21.63
Mar-205278269$24.68
Feb-206244275$49.32
Jan-207884272$9.13
Dec-197287257$78.56
Nov-197681235$182.80
Oct-195184191$84.62
Sep-194915148$50.33
Aug-194591136$97.26

Website 7 Update

  • MoM traffic increased 58%. This website is really cooking and I’m very happy with how it’s doing.
  • Due to Adsense invalid click issue, I moved entire website to Ezoic as well. Spoke with my customer support rep and he explained some pages weren’t monetized because of “risky” content filters picked up by their system.  Revised posts, these should be fixed now.
  • Best earning month yet by a large margin.
  • Backlinks continue to arrive, with no effort on my part. Got a DR 93 the other day, which was amazing.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $23,375
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $3,688
  • Total ROI: $-19,687 (If I were to sell the website today, I’d be about even on the investment)
  • How Much Content is on the Website: Keep in mind that this is an informational type of website, not affiliate related at all.
    • 948 Informational pages on the website
    • 96 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue investing in content and monitor the progress.

Below is a summary of the website so far:

MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-2069467145$969.42
Jul-2064153138$773.31
Jun-2040576130$612.44
May-2038358113$383.33
Apr-2043953105$488.53
Mar-2028642125$482.14
Feb-2036935122$467.75
Jan-2033069114$382.79
Dec-1923112109$304.53
Nov-191830897$196.02
Oct-19911867$58.41
Sep-19518546$17.80
Aug-19316340$2.57

 

Website 8 Update

  • Website showed a traffic increase of 18% MoM.
  • Linkbuilding campaign so far has not yielded any links.  Will give is a bit more time.  
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $3,700
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $204
  • Total ROI: -$3,496
  • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content. 
    • 123 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue content production of 2 articles a week.  Continue tracking backlink campaign.  

Below is a summary of the website so far:

MonthPageviewsReferring DomainsTotal Earnings
Aug-20183227$97.13
Jul-20154825$34.04
Jun-20167023$0.45
May-20153517$5.78
Apr-2019515$5.33
Mar-2011871$61.30
Feb-203981$0.00
Jan-205141$0.00
Dec-195281$0.00
Nov-1920$0.00
Oct-1900$0.00

 

Website 8 Complimentary YouTube Channel

  • Pivoted wife’s old channel to be this instead. General topic, lots of reach potential.  Still losing subs, but we pivoted so this will continue for some time.
  • Views increased 53% MoM.
  • Earnings increase of 61% MoM. Skewed due to low numbers, but I’m thrilled to see revenue climbing.
  • How Much Did We Invest in This YouTube Channel: $0
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $114.00
  • Total ROI: $114.00
  • PLAN: Continue publishing videos.
MonthViewsMonthly SubscribersEarnings
Aug-2012,69312$54.57
Jul-208,31420$33.86
Jun-203,517-45$15.54
May-20795-92$4.34
Apr-207,479-72$4.70
Mar-20558-121$0.54

OneHourProfessor YouTube Channel

  • Channel continues to grow very well. (Thank all of you!)
  • Revenue increased 31% MoM.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $2,460
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $3,595
  • Total ROI: $1,135
  • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
    • 106 Videos
  • Subscriber Updates
    • Subs this month: 596
    • Total Subscribers: 8,349

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

MonthViewsAddl. SubscribersEarnings
Aug-2030,972578$682.39
Jul-2031,849596$584.19
Jun-2028,860520$443.63
May-2021,526523$475.67
Apr-2018,111415$722.82
Mar-2016,663257$322.79
Feb-2015,838261$343.06
Jan-2015,625419$235.19
Dec-1912,164162$165.18
Nov-1911,104129$154.62
Oct-1910,897148$149.41

DM YouTube Channel

  • Channel went viral, but earns VERY little per 1000 views due to language and audience (Brazil)
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $0 (Thalita is editing all videos)
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $61.25
  • Total ROI: $61.25
  • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
    • 75 Videos
  • Subscriber Updates
    • Subs this month: 2101
    • Total Subscribers: 3142
  • PLAN: We may publish one video a week to this channel and that’s it.  Don’t want it to die, but unless the revenue per 1000 views increases, not worth pursuing.

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

MonthViewsTotal SubscribersEarnings
Aug-20110,359707$46.73
Jul-20299,0292,101$61.25
Jun-2074,956702$0.00
May-2022,684219$0.00
Apr-2010,83165$0.00
Mar-2085914$0.00
Feb-2033923$0.00
Jan-2021818$0.00

Lessons Learned

Every month, I’m going to reflect back and tell you a few different lessons that I’ve learned. My hope is that the lessons each month will be a cautionary tale for you that makes it so that you don’t make the dumb mistakes that I do along the way.

  1. Ezoic is a very viable method to make more money with display ads
  2. Deep links from guest posts work for rankings
  3. Email courses can be a good way to connect with visitors

Did I Meet my Goals for August?

Get Websites off of Adsense:  Done!  All but one which I will also be moving over soon.  

Write at least 10 articles on OHP:  I did not do this.  Mainly because I am focused on quality over quantity. 

Build more links on OHP:  Done.

What Are my Goals for September?

Write 4 more articles on OHP:  I want to write more articles on this website, but only if they are a good fit.  

Build more links on OHP:  Continue pushing to build more links on this website.  Would like to build 30+ this month. 

What are your goals for the month?  What questions do you have?  Let me know in the comments below!


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