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July 2020 Monthly Income Report

July was, frankly, an awful month…but also it had a glimmer of positivity.

You may want to watch the YouTube video for this one:

Let’s start with the bad:

I've been unintentionally lying to all of you in my income reports. This REALLY bothers me because I've always tried to give an honest picture of what it takes to "make it" online. But unfortunately, Google has forced me into lying.

By the end of this report, I’ll explain everything you need to know about what happened to me and what my plans are moving forward.

How it began…

I just realized about ten days ago that before paying me, Google Adsense has been taking what they have determined as "Invalid Clicks" away from my Google Adsense income prior to payment each month. I missed this because every month when I do reporting, I see one number in their dashboard....and then they change it later right before they pay me.

I didn't notice at first, but last month I was missing about $8,000....so yea, I noticed that.

How much have they taken?

This year, that number is right around $33,000. And no, that is not a misprint.

It should also be noted, I NEVER changed my ad layouts on my websites. This is primarily hitting "Website 1" and that website has had the same ad layout this entire time.

Am I sickened by this? Yes.  My stress level is sky high and this was a HUGE blow to me personally and professionally. I've had trouble eating, sleeping, and simply living life normally.

And I’m not necessarily super upset about my own income, I’m upset because I’ve committed to hiring on some new people and now, I’m going to have to get rid of those people and reduce costs. This impacts me more than anything in my bank account.

Especially in a time like what we’re having now, I hate to have to do this to people. But business is business and I need to make sure I survive.

I've been working 12-14 hour days on other projects to attempt to grow other channels and though it seems to be working, this is one of the most difficult challenges I've faced professionally.

Do I think Google is being honest and forthcoming?

I’ll simply explain facts and let you tell me what you think. 

Why am I taking this approach?  

Because I’m scared of Google and my livelihood depends on this.  Let me know in the comments what you think.

  • The timing of this is interesting.  We’re in the midst of a pandemic and while I’m not sure how Google has been impacted, I have to believe that they have seen less advertising revenue coming in.
  • The only thing that changed is in November of 2019 I added auto ads.  Otherwise, ad layout has stayed the same.
  • My spreadsheet shows I never (historically) had this problem.
  • Google announced in August of 2019 they would be cracking down on invalid clicks  Interestingly, they stated: “This year, we’re enhancing our defenses even more by improving the systems that identify potentially invalid traffic or high risk activities before ads are served. These defenses allow us to limit ad serving as needed to further protect our advertisers and users…”
  • People are seeing the issue in other areas as well:
    https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/56571675?hl=en
    https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/31967306?hl=en
  • There is a significant problem in the reporting window of Adsense.  If I look at the main report page, it says one thing.  Then when I look under site view, it says another. 
  • After 3 email exchanges, Google Adsense support stopped replying to me after I brought up this issue.  I do not know why, but I am no longer in contact with them.  They advised me to add “sponsored ads” to the top of my units.  I have done so.
  • I'm powerless to all of this.  

I've updated this page to reflect my ACTUAL earnings so far this year.  I’d go back and adjust all income reports, but that’s not a task worth taking on. 

That all said….I will survive.  I always talk about how important it is to diversify your business and thankfully, I took my own advice. 

What’s my solution to the invalid clicks problem?  I am moving all of my websites to Ezoic.  Why?  Because they are a large company with millions of dollars and Google relationships that I don’t have.  They can fight the battles for me.

How can you check if you have invalid clicks?

Open Google Adsense account

Click “Payments” in bottom left

Check “Transactions”.

If you have them, SWITCH TO EZOIC.  They’ve handled this very well for me and I’m getting earnings again without issue. 

What’s the good?

I mentioned this in a previous income report, but I was able to sell the website and in July everything was officially closed. I still haven’t collected the income so I’m hesitant to put it in my income report, but next month I should be adding a hefty $15,300 to my business bank account.

Note, the timing on this was coincidental but god works in mysterious ways.  Very happy to have this money right now, I’ll need it. It’s

This month my total income after expenses was $7,009.02 which comes out to $226.09 per day.

If you’re looking to create your own blog/online business and want to get started quickly, I suggest you use Siteground to do it. 

I created a guide to make it super easy if you want a fill walkthrough click right here to begin

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

  • Aside from dealing with all the stress and issues related to my revenue being decimated, I didn’t really do too much. My wife and I cleaned up the landscaping in the front of our house to make our front yard look nicer, we hung out with friends one weekend, and much of the time has been spent indoors trying to grow my business.
  • My family has been largely untouched by the pandemic and though it has affected everybody financially, the health of my loved ones has been pretty good so that’s all that really matters.
  • My wife and I were supposed to begin paperwork to move to Puerto Rico, but obviously now that revenue is lower than it was previously this may be something that we have to second guess. I hope that’s not the case, but we’ll see what happens from here.

That’s all for the personal update.

If you’re looking to create your own blog/online business and want to get started quickly, I suggest you use Siteground to do it. 

I created a guide to make it super easy if you want a fill walkthrough click right here to begin

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
OHP Course Sales$147.00$147.00
Consulting$2,250.00$2,250.00
Partners and Affiliates Revenue
Website 2 Partners and Affiliates$2.45$2.45
Website 8 Partners and Affiliates$34.04$34.04
Website 4 Partners and Affiliates$35.00$35.00
Website 5 Partners and Affiliates$35.30$35.30
Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$76.03$76.03
Website 3 Partners and Affiliates$184.32$184.32
OHP Partners and Affiliates$398.96$398.96
Website 1 Partners and Affiliates$4,842.54$4,842.54
YouTube Revenue
YouTube Channel Website 8 Compliment (Click for Webinar)$33.72$33.72
Themed YouTube Channel (Click for Webinar)$63.02$63.02
OHP YT Channel$585.75$585.75
Media.net
Website 4 Media.net Ad Revenue$4.01$4.01
Website 3 Media.net Ad Revenue$28.53$28.53
Website 1 Media.net Ad Revenue$81.57$81.57
Ezoic Revenue
Website 5 Ezoic Revenue$253.49$253.49
Udemy$72.74$72.74
Google Adsense Revenue
Website 9 Adsense Revenue$4.29$4.29
Website 2 Adsense Revenue$13.07$13.07
Website 4 Adsense Revenue$28.73$28.73
Website 5 Adsense Revenue$184.47$184.47
Website 7 Adsense Revenue$773.31$773.31
Website 3 Adsense Revenue$1,177.53$1,177.53
Website 1 Adsense Revenue$5,222.28$5,222.28
Software Expenses
Adobe Photoshop Account$10.61-$10.61
Tailwind Pinterest Marketing App$14.99
-$14.99
Manage WP$23.91-$23.91
Epidemic Sound$30.00-$30.00
Vid IQ YouTube Software$36.44-$36.44
Deadline Funnel$37.00-$37.00
Hunter.io Email Finder Software$49.00-$49.00
Upwork Premium Employer Plan$49.00-$49.00
App Sumo - Qubely$49.00-$49.00
Google Business Drive Storage and Apps$60.91-$60.91
Namecheap$90.12-$90.12
Intuit Quick Books$85.00-$85.00
Shutterstock Monthly Subscription$125.00-$125.00
Dragon Naturally Speaking Software$159.38-$159.38
Ahrefs SEO Software$179.00-$179.00
Rev.com (Video Transcriptions)$197.50-$197.50
Siteground Hosting$200.00
-$200.00
Active Campaign$225.00-$225.00
Kinsta Hosting$300.00-$300.00
Misc. Software and Products$54.00$54.00
Freelance Labor Expenses
Freelance Research, Editing, Video Production, and Misc. Labor$2,095.58
-$2,095.58
Freelance Writing$5,378.95-$5,378.95
TOTALS$16,469.71
$9,450.39$7,019.32
Revenue By ChannelWebsite 1Website 3OHP WebsiteWebsite 4Website 2Website 5Website 6Website 7Website 8Website 9ConsultingUdemyYouTube
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% 
  • The EPM has dropped, after invalid click corrections, to $51.71.  While this hurts as it’s almost half of what it was previously, I’m still happy with this number.
  • PLAN: Being that I’m dealing with the real crisis here, the first thing I did is move this website over to Ezoic.  It was a simple transition and their team has been incredibly helpful in helping me navigate this problem.

    I’m going to continue to test Ezoic for the first 30-60 days and if earnings aren’t increasing to an amount I’d like, I’m going to join AdThrive or Mediavine and give them a whirl. It’s a pain to continually change partners, but I found that every website performs differently and one of the best things you can do is test different platforms to see which one can help you earn the most income.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

196,222

642

$10,146.39

Jun-20

190,933

657

$18,386.69

May-20

176,089

643

$14,388.25

Apr-20

170,513

663

$9,868.73

Mar-20

227,545

752

$15,729.25

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

Udemy Update

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

OHP Website Update

  • Big changes on the OneHourProfessor website this month.
  • Added 12 blog articles.
    • Some YouTube transcribed/formatted posts.
    • Some new content I wrote myself
  • One course sold this month and a happy student, which is good. Still waiting till 10,000 YouTube subscribers to focus more on creating courses.
  • Continue to focus on guest posting for the OneHourProfessor website and creating high quality content.
  • I haven’t seen a big jump in earnings or progress yet, and I think that’s going to be different in August.
  • EPM of $40 across all revenue sources, not a bad month.

Graph of the progress in 2020

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

13,544

283

$545.96

Jun-20

13,414

280

$664.08

May-20

10,981

$576.57

Apr-20

10,187

$311.09

Mar-20

7,492

$401.28

Feb-20

8,359

$261.22

Jan-20

12,972

$1,334.33

 

Website 3 Update

  • Website has no new content published and no revisions underway.
  • Made significantly less than it did last year, but I feel like I could partly be because of the pandemic.
  • 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:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

206066

452

$1,390.39

Jun-20

204349

470

$2,100.43

May-20

166903

462

$1,628.39

Apr-20

123512

481

$1,268.24

Mar-20

136593

576

$1,244.49

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

Website 4 Update

  • Website SOLD. Income will be included on next months income report.
  • I calculated everything and this website has netted me about $36000 in pure profit in it’s lifetime. That assumed I spent around $5000 to put the content up, which I think is accurate.
  • This further reinforces why I think blogs and websites are such a great investment. I was able to put $5,000 in and it returned $36,000.  This is why I invest more heavily in my business now than the stock market.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

 

SOLD

$15,300.00

Jun-20

26,464

236

$201.03

May-20

39,582

235

$298.50

Apr-20

65,070

246

$628.28

Mar-20

42,865

302

$629.15

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

Website 5 Update

  • Moved website 100% on to the Ezoic platform after it outperformed Adsense.
  • 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:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

66123

413

$473.26

Jun-20

63173

418

$397.93

May-20

75237

391

$407.86

Apr-20

94605

388

$499.28

Mar-20

58922

428

$599.43

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

Website 6 Update

  • Earnings increased 2596% MoM (lol, don’t worry…it was $76.)’s
  • Traffic increased 14%
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $5,718
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $895
  • Total ROI: -$4,823
  • 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:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

4821

151

$76.03

Jun-20

4231

160

$2.82

May-20

4557

173

$30.95

Apr-20

3841

187

$21.63

Mar-20

5278

269

$24.68

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

 

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:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

64153

138

$773.31

Jun-20

40576

130

$612.44

May-20

38358

113

$383.33

Apr-20

43953

105

$488.53

Mar-20

28642

125

$482.14

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

 

Website 7 Update

  • Website showed small decrease in traffic of 8%.
  • Linkbuilding has begun. We have not acquired them yet, but a campaign is in the works.  
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $3,264
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $107
  • Total ROI: -$3,157
  • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content. 
    • 110 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue content production of 3 articles a week.  Work hard on link building to increase website authority. 

Below is a summary of the website so far:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Jul-20

1548

25

$34.04

Jun-20

1670

23

$0.45

May-20

1535

17

$5.78

Apr-20

1951

5

$5.33

Mar-20

1187

1

$61.30

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

 

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 136% MoM.
  • Earnings increase of 118% 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? $58.98
  • Total ROI: $59.06
  • PLAN: Continue publishing videos.

Month

Views

Monthly Subscribers

Earnings

Jul-20

8,314

20

$33.86

Jun-20

3,517

-45

$15.54

May-20

795

-92

$4.34

Apr-20

7,479

-72

$4.70

Mar-20

558

-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:

Month

Views

Addl. Subscribers

Earnings

Jul-20

31,849

596

$584.19

Jun-20

28,860

520

$443.63

May-20

21,526

523

$475.67

Apr-20

18,111

415

$722.82

Mar-20

16,663

257

$322.79

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

  • 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:

Month

Views

Total Subscribers

Earnings

Jul-20

299,029

2,101

$61.25

Jun-20

74,956

702

$0.00

May-20

22,684

219

$0.00

Apr-20

10,831

65

$0.00

Mar-20

859

14

$0.00

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.

  1. Don’t trust any big company with your well-being. They don’t care.
  2. Ad Networks have much more power than I do.
  3. YouTube Themed channels are a real thing and can make money.

Did I Meet my Goals for July?

Website 8 Custom Programming Project:  DONE!

Website 8 Hire Editor:  FAIL.  On hold due to increased expenses elsewhere.

Website 8 Link Building:  DONE!  In process, not successful yet… 

More Guest Posts for OneHourProfessor:  DONE!      

What Are my Goals for August?

Get Websites off of Adsense:  For obvious reasons…

Write at least 10 articles on OHP:  I want to write even more content this month, working on that. 

Build more links on OHP:  Working to get some more backlinks organically.  Trying a ton of tactics.  SO far I’ve been successful, want to keep the momentum going.

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


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  • Hi Ron,
    Just discovered your blog and really loving it, great stuff, thanks for sharing.
    Wanted to know, how do you keep track of all the data of the different sites / channels – is it manually exporting reports and summing them up, or do you have some automated tool for this?
    thanks

    • Hey Rue,

      Glad you enjoy it, thanks for the kind words! Out of curiosity, where did you find me?

      To answer your question, it is a BUNCH of manual exports and uploads lol. I’m going to start outsourcing this to my VA every month, but yea, it’s just a bunch of data collection and there is no easy way to do it. I could make it less manual, but I’ve been doing it too long this way and it’s not worth making it more fluid.

      • Yeah, that is what happened to me, the plugin didn’t play nicely with everything & it had all sorts of small issues.
        I really wanted it to work nicely! I wanted to like it!
        For now, I use ultimategutenberg.com *(it’s from the dudes who make Astra)

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