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June 2020 Monthly Income Report

June was a great month for my online business.  My entire portfolio is still on the rebound from Covid, but I’m seeing some really positive things. 

First, this website is starting to grow quickly.  It’s still early stages, but my work on this website and the complimentary YouTube channel are starting to work out.  There is still a lot of work to go, but I’m very happy with things are.

Second, I sold one of my blogs!  I didn’t include this revenue in this income report yet because the sale hasn’t been finalized, but it was a GREAT feeling.   I’ll disclose more about this in next month’s report.  

Third, my YouTube channel continues to grow and I’m starting to see a lot of positive feedback from everything I’m doing.  It’s nice because this channel is really feeding this website.  I’ll get deeper into this in the report itself.

***The income numbers for February-June of 2020 are not accurate due to an "invalid click" issue I had with Google Adsense.  Revising the entire report is not realistic, so you can see the actual income numbers updated here***

I think it’s important to note that I saw a HUGE revenue jump MoM for my business, but I also had a large increase in expenses related to quality content for the OneHourProfessor website.  I’ve hired a few new team members to help me research and write top-tier content.

I think in order to succeed in the “online business” space, this is a requirement. 

You can watch the YouTube Video Here:  

Personal Life Update

  • My wife and I had to take our dog (Petunia) and our cat (Payton) BOTH to the emergency vet about 10 days apart.  Why?  The dog had a bad bout with internal sneezing that scared us and the cat started to pee in our fireplace.  The result?  Both animals are fine and we got stuck with large vet bills.  But obviously, we’re just happy they’re both healthy!
  • We met with someone who is a “promoter” for Puerto Rico.  It was great to hear their take on the island.  We also visited the island from 7/1-7/7 which is why this income report is delayed.  The outcome?  It looks like my wife and I are moving to Puerto Rico for half the year assuming all paperwork goes well. 
  • A tooth of mine cracked in half….from a protein bar.  SUPER annoying.  It was one that had a filling.  My dentist looked at it and it looks like I need an outlay (Not a root canal, thankfully).  So, pain in the butt, but it could have been worse. 
  • Our trip to PR was amazing.  Had a great time even with COVID being a factor.  It was a lot of fun and we’re very excited to live the island life half the year.

That’s all for the personal update.

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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.

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$588.00$588.00
Consulting$2,000.00$2,000.00
Partners and Affiliates Revenue
Website 2 Partners and Affiliates$0$0
Website 8 Partners and Affiliates$0.45$0.45
Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$2.82$2.82
Website 5 Partners and Affiliates$15.67$15.67
OHP Partners and Affiliates$76.08$76.08
Website 4 Partners and Affiliates$89.37$89.37
Website 3 Partners and Affiliates$116.18$116.18
Website 1 Partners and Affiliates$4,369.74$4,369.74
YouTube Revenue
YT Channel - Website 8 Compliment$13.80$13.80
OHP YT Channel$443.63$443.63
Media.net
Website 4 Media.net Ad Revenue$7.90$7.90
Website 3 Media.net Ad Revenue$27.33$27.33
Website 1 Media.net Ad Revenue$65.33$65.33
Ezoic Revenue
Website 7 Ezoic Revenue$57.78$57.78
Website 4 Ezoic Revenue$58.44$58.44
Website 5 Ezoic Revenue$199.28$199.28
Google Adsense Revenue
Website 9 Adsense Revenue$4.72$4.72
Website 2 Adsense Revenue$5.22$5.22
Website 4 Adsense Revenue$45.32$45.32
Website 5 Adsense Revenue$182.98$182.98
Website 7 Adsense Revenue$554.66$554.66
Website 3 Adsense Revenue$1,956.92$1,956.92
Website 1 Adsense Revenue$13,951.62$13,951.62
Software Expenses
Adobe Photoshop Account$10.61-$10.61
Tailwind Pinterest Marketing App$14.99
-$14.99
Manage WP$23.91-$23.91
Vid IQ YouTube Software$24.91-$24.91
Epidemic Sound$30.00-$30.00
Deadline Funnel$37.00-$37.00
Namecheap$38.74
-$38.74
Google Business Drive Storage and Apps$48.12-$48.12
Upwork Premium Employer Plan$49.00-$49.00
Intuit Quick Books$85.00-$85.00
Shutterstock Monthly Subscription$125.00-$125.00
Ahrefs SEO Software$149.67-$149.67
Active Campaign$225.00-$225.00
Siteground Hosting$276.67
-$276.67
Kinsta Hosting$300.00-$300.00
Advertising Expenses
Software and Courses Misc.$697.84-$697.84
Freelance Labor Expenses
Freelance Research, Editing, Video Production, and Misc. Labor$3,127.83

-$3,127.83
Freelance Writing$3,499.22-$3,499.22
TOTALS$24,833.24
$8,763.51$16,069.73
Revenue By ChannelWebsite 1Website 3OHP WebsiteWebsite 4Website 2Website 5Website 6Website 7Website 8Website 9ConsultingUdemyYouTube
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 of 8% and earnings increase of 28%.  Another solid month for this website that’s on the rebound and it’s great to see it flourishing. 

The current EPM for the entire website stands at $96.  That’s across all forms of revenue.  I talk quite a bit about income stacking and this is a great reason why you do it.  This is the highest my EPM has ever been for this website, which is a great sign for things to come. 

PLAN: Continue revising content to make the content better.  Three articles a week. 

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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

May-19

296,686

594

$17,578.97

Udemy Update

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

OHP Website Update

  • Added 24 blog articles.
    • Some YouTube transcribed/formatted posts.
    • Come new content related to blogging and online business tools
  • Three courses sold this month, which was great! I’m seeing that courses can be sold well here and I’ll continue pushing hard to 10k subs on the YouTube channel to make it so I can create a new course. 
  • Continue to focus on guest posting for the OneHourProfessor website
  • EPM of $49 across all revenue sources and that’s a pretty solid number and I hope to increase that as time goes on.

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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.
  • 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

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

May-19

257171

421

$4,900.70

Website 4 Update

  • This website was the one I sold in June. It’s not yet under new ownership, but I’m excited to push it out the door and focus on other projects. 
  • PLAN: Transfer ownership and write more about it in the future.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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

May-19

51419

260

$749.14

Website 5 Update

  • Website was hit by some updates but not impacted too significantly. For now, it is just sitting and I think I’ll leave it in the short term. 
  • Ezoic is outperforming Adsense and I continue to test to make sure this limited dataset has longevity.
  • PLAN: Nothing for now, need to focus on bigger projects.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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

May-19

6847

318

$61.17

 

Website 6 Update

  • Earnings dropped 90% MoM. Not a good sign. 
  • Traffic decreased 7%.  
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $5,718
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $819
  • Total ROI: -$4,896
  • How Much Content is on the Website? 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

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

May-19

5989

73

$35.71

 

Website 7 Update

  • MoM traffic increased 6%. Not much, but an increase is a positive.
  • Ezoic with this website was on par with Adsense. Ezoic charges 10% and in this case, I didn’t see it as worth having on the website as the ROI wasn’t there.  Many times Ezoic works, this time it didn’t make more than the fee. 
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $22,002
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $2,914
  • Total ROI: $-19,008 (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.
    • 900 Informational pages on the website
    • 93 Informational Blog Posts

PLAN

  • Earnings increased 60%. I think this is due to a lack of income while Ezoic optimized earnings in May. 
  • Traffic increased 6% MoM.
  • Best earning month yet by a large margin. Pageviews are also up.  I expect July to be a great month for this website. 
  • I’ve started to notice I’m picking up backlinks passively, which is a great thing. I hope this will continue in the future.
  • Continue investing in content and monitor the progress.

Below is a summary of the website so far:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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

May-19

2393

7

$0.00

 

Website 8 Update 

  • Website showed small growth of 8% MoM.
  • Linkbuilding will begin in July and is very much needed. This website has plenty of content, we need to build up the DA to get this website some love from search engines.   
  • Development project has slowed link building. That dev project is coming to an end. 
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $2,750
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $73
  • Total ROI: -$2,677
  • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content. 
    • 98 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue content production of 5 articles a week.  Work hard on link building to increase website authority in July.  We have a great link building campaign, just need to execute.

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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.
  • Earnings increase of 258% MoM. Skewed due to low numbers, but thrilled to see revenue climbing.  This YT channel has some great possibilities.
  • How Much Did We Invest in This YouTube Channel: $0
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $25.12
  • Total ROI: $25.12
  • PLAN: Continue publishing videos of various types.

Month

Views

Monthly Subscribers

Earnings

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. Subs in June were nearly the same as prior month.  This is not a positive thing as this trajectory needs to increase.  Working to make content that better resonates with my audience to make that happen. 
  • Revenue dropped 7% MoM. This is because I purposely tried to reduce the number of ads on my videos to increase watch time.  I didn’t see a huge positive impact from this, so I will include more ads on future videos.  Still experimenting with this.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $2,130
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $3,011
  • Total ROI: $881
  • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
    • 132 Videos
  • Subscriber Updates
    • Subs this month: 520
    • Total Subscribers: 7,753

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

Month

Views

Total Subscribers

Earnings

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 continues to grow. One video has gone viral in Brazil and continues bringing in new subscribers and views. 
  • We have been able to monetize this channel and have done so. It was monetized in early July so still more to come on potential future earnings. 
  • 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 (Still no ROI because it can’t be monetized…yet)
  • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
    • 65 Videos
  • Subscriber Updates
    • Subs this month: 702
    • Total Subscribers: 1041

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

Month

Views

Total Subscribers

Earnings

Jun-19

74,956

702

$0.00

May-19

22,684

219

$0.00

Apr-19

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. Ad rates have bounced back and are very high right now.
  2. Networking is crucial to a personal brands success. Most people will let you guest post if you do it right. 
  3. MVP for a blog/website is a great idea. Website 8 is suffering due to bloat of a dev project. 

Did I Meet my Goals for June?

Website 8 Custom Programming Project:  FAIL Close to completing, not there yet. 

Website 8 Hire Editor:  FAIL I didn’t spend time doing this for the month as I am still reviewing article.  I need to outsource though and have someone in mind.    

Website 8 Link Building:  FAIL  Development project is slowing it down far too much.  Excited to get started.

More Guest Posts for OneHourProfessor:  SUCCESS  I’m securing a pretty cray amount of guest posts for this website and it’s great to see.  I’ve been featured on both Ezoic and Flippa among other high-profile websites and I think I’ve established some solid business relationships. 

What Are my Goals for July?

Website 8 Custom Programming Project:  Finalize this.

Website 8 Hire Editor:  Hire someone and get this done.

Website 8 Link Building:  Start this once development project is done 

More Guest Posts for OneHourProfessor:  Continue pushing hard here and get more guest posts secured.    

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


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