February 2020 Monthly Income Report

February 2020 Monthly Income Report

February was a pleasant surprise from an earnings standpoint and it was a beautiful thing because I didn’t work for around 10 days of the month.  As I mentioned last month, my wife and I went to Hawaii and it was as amazing as we’d hope.

Beyond that, website 1 ended up going viral (for a short time) which allowed me to have a significant increase in earnings for the month and YouTube continues to grow significantly, which is pretty awesome. 

This month my total income after expenses was $24,242.31 which comes out to $835.94 per day.

Personal Life Update

  • Our remodel of the master and guest bathrooms in our house are ALMOST done.  I may end up making a video or something once we’re done to show you guys the difference over on YouTube, so make sure you subscribe
  • Hawaii was an amazing trip.  In fact, we made a whole YouTube video about it here, which shows how I was able to pay for the entire trip with passive income. 
  • Getting tired of the cold, contemplating a second house in a warmer climate.  Quite fond of Puerto Rico, but no moves…yet. 

  • 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.

    It explains the truth about online business and should help educate you before you move forward with anything.

    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
    Aweber Email Platform$20.70$20.70
    Shutterstock Website$51.40$51.40
    Website 4 Amazon FBA Sales$92.20$92.20
    Thrive Themes$102.00$102.00
    OHP Course Sales$147.00$147.00
    Consulting$2,000.00$2000.00
    Partners and Affiliates Revenue
    Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$49.32$49.32
    Website 5 Partners and Affiliates$82.40$82.40
    OHP Partners and Affiliates$110.06$110.06
    Website 3 Partners and Affiliates$208.44$208.44
    Website 4 Partners and Affiliates$305.77$305.77
    Website 1 Partners and Affiliates$8,740.53$8,740.53
    YouTube Revenue
    YT Channel - Thalita$4.95$4.95
    OHP YouTube Channel$335.54$335.54
    Media.net Revenue
    Website 3 Media.net Ad Revenue$29.34$29.34
    Website 4 Media.net Ad Revenue$46.52$46.52
    Website 1 Media.net Ad Revenue$169.72$169.72
    Google Adsense Revenue
    Website 8 Adsense Revenue$0$0
    Website 6 Adsense Revenue$0$0
    Website 9 Adsense Revenue$3.05$3.05
    OHP Adsense Revenue$4.16$4.16
    Website 2 Adsense Revenue$36.03$36.03
    Website 4 Adsense Revenue$138.09$138.09
    Website 5 Adsense Revenue$460.69$460.69
    Website 7 Adsense Revenue$467.75$467.75
    Website 3 Adsense Revenue$1,902.18$1,902.18
    Website 1 Adsense Revenue$13,638.48$13,638.48
    Software Expenses
    Adobe Photoshop Account$10.61-$10.61
    Mailshake Email Software$12.00-$12.00
    Namecheap$13.16-$63.80
    Tailwind Pinterest Marketing App$14.99-$14.99
    Epidemic Sound$15.00-$15.00
    Manage WP$15.30-$15.30
    Deadline Funnel$37.00-$37.00
    Google Business Drive Storage and Apps$38.13-$38.13
    Upwork Premium Employer Plan$49.00-$49.00
    Vid IQ YouTube Software$49.00-$49.00
    Intuit Quick Books$85.00-$85.00
    Shutterstock Monthly Subscription$125.00-$125.00
    Siteground Hosting$155.00-$155.00
    Active Campaign$265.85-$265.85
    Kinsta Hosting$300.00-$300.00
    Advertising Expenses
    Facebook Ads$73.28-$73.28
    Freelance Labor Expenses
    Freelance Research, Editing, Video Production, and Misc. Labor$1,110.00-$1,110.00
    Freelance Writing$2,535.69-$2,535.69
    TOTALS$29,146.32$4,904.01$24,242.31
    Revenue By ChannelWebsite 1Website 3OHP WebsiteWebsite 4Website 2Website 5Website 6Website 7Website 8Website 9ConsultingUdemyYouTube
    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

    • Website went viral in February. No idea why/how, just know it was from Facebook. Had a total of 435,145 pageviews
    • Had great earnings due to virality of website. Don’t anticipate same numbers in March, but hoping to continue to do well.
    • PLAN: Continue revising content to make the content better. Also publishing some new content.

    Table of last 13 months of progress:

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    435,145

    781

    $22,548.73

    Jan-20

    320,773

    759

    $20,512.80

    Dec-19

    246,409

    746

    $19,383.27

    Nov-19

    269,639

    718

    $21,920.53

    Oct-19

    323,681

    669

    $23,620.75

    Sep-19

    309,050

    651

    $21,006.31

    Aug-19

    296,076

    659

    $17,817.28

    Jul-19

    302,646

    623

    $16,855.42

    Jun-19

    270,447

    602

    $15,402.28

    May-19

    296,686

    594

    $17,578.97

    Apr-19

    270,983

    638

    $16,273.68

    Mar-19

    257,616

    639

    $17,006.79

    Feb-19

    254,351

    604

    $15,656.00

    Jan-19

    333,317

    597

    $16,483.03

    Udemy Update

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

    OneHourProfessor Website Update

    • No new content aside from last month’s income report.
    • One course sale for month. Not very much, but still focused on OHP YouTube channel.

    Website 3 Update

    • Testing Monumetric to see how they perform vs. Adsense. So far, not impressed.  Will give ten days for them to right the ship.
    • PLAN: Continue to publish new content once a week. Still considering running a new backlinking campaign to try to grow domain authority.  Really need to do this to get more of a foothold in very competitive space.

    Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    144411

    575

    $2,139.96

    Jan-20

    184147

    571

    $2,646.41

    Dec-19

    125286

    556

    $2,026.21

    Nov-19

    125330

    535

    $2,173.90

    Oct-19

    138041

    494

    $2,546.04

    Sep-19

    143883

    417

    $2,627.86

    Aug-19

    152799

    424

    $2,590.92

    Jul-19

    191629

    432

    $3,652.24

    Jun-19

    256176

    427

    $5,561.07

    May-19

    257171

    421

    $4,900.70

    Apr-19

    194433

    482

    $4,078.83

    Mar-19

    174087

    473

    $3,620.30

    Feb-19

    141825

    405

    $2,799.98

    Website 4 Update

    • Had a very low earning month due to Amazon FBA product sales (seasonal) slowing
    • Still need to revise content, not hiring for position yet.
    • PLAN: Nothing for now, need to focus on bigger projects.

    Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    39,358

    304

    $435.32

    Jan-20

    45,034

    316

    $1,045.23

    Dec-19

    39,787

    311

    $1,864.92

    Nov-19

    45,328

    305

    $1,338.93

    Oct-19

    54243

    273

    $711.71

    Sep-19

    52337

    248

    $585.93

    Aug-19

    52905

    244

    $553.82

    Jul-19

    50016

    266

    $574.78

    Jun-19

    47102

    269

    $562.63

    May-19

    51419

    260

    $749.14

    Apr-19

    51688

    286

    $700.42

    Mar-19

    56758

    283

    $931.22

    Feb-19

    55893

    250

    $647.94

    Website 5 Update

    • Very close to last month and doing well.
    • Had to hire a new writer and new editor for this website.
    • PLAN: Have published two new articles and intend on publishing 2-3 every week moving forward. All review-type content.

    Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    63597

    412

    $543.09

    Jan-20

    70411

    412

    $541.68

    Dec-19

    72621

    416

    $694.61

    Nov-19

    61908

    412

    $617.31

    Oct-19

    51442

    379

    $230.27

    Sep-19

    41366

    357

    $170.04

    Aug-19

    31226

    350

    $133.92

    Jul-19

    4171

    328

    $74.26

    Jun-19

    5443

    311

    $46.29

    May-19

    6847

    318

    $61.17

    Apr-19

    14922

    346

    $46.05

    Mar-19

    41295

    372

    $152.99

    Feb-19

    72698

    379

    $291.72

    Jan-19

    80255

    359

    $401.91

    Website 6 Update

    • Earnings increased from last month to $49.
    • Traffic dropped 20% compared to last month. Website still continues to confuse me.
    • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $5,580
    • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $763
    • Total ROI: -$4,817
    • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content.
      • 207 Blog posts
    • PLAN: Continue to invest in content.  Considering a switch to beauty products/review as well.  May need another writer for this, unsure.

    Below is a summary of the website so far:

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    6244

    275

    $49.32

    Jan-20

    7884

    272

    $9.13

    Dec-19

    7287

    257

    $78.56

    Nov-19

    7681

    235

    $182.80

    Oct-19

    5184

    191

    $84.62

    Sep-19

    4915

    148

    $50.33

    Aug-19

    4591

    136

    $97.26

    Jul-19

    6432

    92

    $76.00

    Jun-19

    7914

    87

    $100.19

    May-19

    5989

    73

    $35.71

    Website 7 Update

    • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $18,204
    • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $1,431
    • Total ROI: $-16,773
    • How Much Content is on the Website: Keep in mind that this is an informational type of website, not affiliate related at all.
      • 697 Informational pages on the website
      • 69 Informational Blog Posts
    • Best month yet, continues to grow. Looks that traffic growth is starting to slow a bit though. 
    • PLAN
      • Continue to invest in content.
      • Growth continues even though I haven’t done any link building. Traffic increase by 12% and revenue increase of 22%

    Below is a summary of the website so far:

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    36935

    122

    $467.75

    Jan-20

    33069

    114

    $382.79

    Dec-19

    23112

    109

    $304.53

    Nov-19

    18308

    97

    $196.02

    Oct-19

    9118

    67

    $58.41

    Sep-19

    5185

    46

    $17.80

    Aug-19

    3163

    40

    $2.57

    Jul-19

    2464

    22

    $2.10

    Jun-19

    1618

    10

    $0.00

    May-19

    2393

    7

    $0.00

    Apr-19

    2045

    2

    $0.00

    Website 8 Update 

    • Hired new writer in February due to other writer quitting.
    • Website just hit 5 months old with no link building or effort outside of quality content
    • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $1,259
    • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $0
    • Total ROI: -$1,259
    • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content. 
      • 35 Informational Blog Posts
    • PLAN: Get new writer in place and train them.  Increase content production by one article per week

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    Feb-20

    398

    1

    $0.00

    Jan-20

    514

    1

    $0.00

    Dec-19

    528

    1

    $0.00

    Nov-19

    2

    0

    $0.00

    Oct-19

    0

    0

    $0.00

    Thalita YouTube Channel

    If you’re wondering why my wife’s YouTube Channel is included in my income reports, it’s because it’s all part of the same business.  For more details, look at the Thalita YouTube Channel update on this income report when I introduced it. 

    • We have officially failed at this project. I still fail and so should you.  Failing sucks, but helps you learn. 
    • How Much Did We Invest in This YouTube Channel: $9,419
    • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $262
    • Total ROI: -$9,157
    • PLAN: Pivot channel into a compilation channel.  Roughly 6,700 subscribers and don’t want to waste the efforts.  Thalita will handle all editing moving forward.

    OneHourProfessor YouTube Channel

    • Significant growth in both subscribers and revenue. Channel is fun to do but getting stressful.  Trying to manage 3 videos a week is harder than I thought.
    • Working to outsource posting process to just focus on creating content.
    • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $721
    • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $1047
    • Total ROI: $326
    • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
      • 76 Videos
    • Subscriber Updates
      • Subs this month: 261
      • Total Subscribers: 6,026

    Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

    Month

    Views

    Total Subscribers

    Earnings

    Feb-20

    15,838

    261

    $343.06

    Jan-20

    15,625

    419

    $235.19

    Dec-19

    12,164

    162

    $165.18

    Nov-19

    11,104

    129

    $154.62

    Oct-19

    10,897

    148

    $149.41

    DM YouTube Channel

    • Still seeing how this experiment works out
    • Will publish 60 total videos
    • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $0 (Thalita is editing all videos)
    • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $0
    • Total ROI: $0
    • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
      • 16 Videos
    • Subscriber Updates
      • Subs this month: 5
      • Total Subscribers: 23

    Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

    Month

    Views

    Total Subscribers

    Earnings

    Feb-20

    339

    23

    $0.00

    Jan-20

    218

    18

    $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.

    • YouTube is difficult to manage
    • Hawaii is Expensive
    • A team makes life much easier…unless many quit at once.

    Did I Meet my Goals for February?

    Link Whisper Review (Repeat):  FAIL.  I forgot. 

    Publish 12 Videos This Month on YouTube:  SUCCESS

    Finalize Writers for Two Websites:  SUCCESS

    What Are my Goals for March?

    Create content calendar:  Do this to be more organized.

    Outsource video publishing on YouTube:  Want to make YT easier, outsourcing the publishing will do that.

    Finalize article revisions process workflow:  Old freelancer who handled all article briefs quit.  Need to train new for this. 

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

    Leave a Comment:

    Ayokunnumi Allitijesu says March 13, 2020

    I like to stress that the concept of white-collar jobs is changing. People are becoming aware that the future of employment and financial security is digitally inclined. With platforms such as Amazon, eBay, youtube…….. people have a handful to deal with

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    Emmanuel Chibuikem says March 16, 2020

    A team really makes the world easier.
    congratulations, your income in february was higher than that of January

    Reply
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