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September 15, 2021

november income report

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November was another solid month and I’m happy with the results.  There were quite a few headaches I had to deal with that slowed down my progress on some things, but it’s necessary for the long-term success of my business.  I’ll get into it within the report, but there are quite a few things to unwrap in this one.

This month my total income after expenses was $16,357 which comes out to $545 per day.

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Personal Life Update

Personal life has been uneventful as of late.  My wife and I are basically sheltering in place like much of the country.  We did take some time this last month to finish painting/remodeling our basement.  It’s a pretty sweet setup.  We have a big gym down there now, a game room, a sewing area for my wife, and an extra bedroom for guests. 

I still need to paint the bedroom and I’ve been too lazy to do it, but once that is done our house is pretty much completed on the inside.  The last thing we’ll have to do is the backyard, but we’re going to hire others for that one.

That’s all for the personal update.

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
Consulting$2,000$2,000
Udemy$40$40
Partners and Affiliates Revenue
Website 2 Partners and Affiliates$9$9
Website 5 Partners and Affiliates$57$57
Website 8 Partners and Affiliates$59$59
Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$117$117
Website 3 Partners and Affiliates$299$299
OHP Partners and Affiliates$1628$1628
Website 1 Partners and Affiliates$8353$8353
YouTube Revenue
Themed YouTube Channel (Click for Webinar)$163$163
YouTube Channel Website 8 Compliment (Click for Webinar) $495$495
OHP YT Channel$728$728
Media.net
Website 3 Media.net Ad Revenue$3$3
Ezoic Revenue
Website 5 Ezoic Revenue$669$669
Website 3 Ezoic Revenue$1190$1190
Website 7 Ezoic Revenue$1314$1314
Website 1 Ezoic Revenue$5,779$5,779
Google Adsense Revenue
Website 2 Adsense Revenue$7$7
Website 5 Adsense Revenue$15$15
Website 9 Adsense Revenue$33$33
Website 7 Adsense Revenue$47$47
Website 1 Adsense Revenue$350$350
Website 3 Adsense Revenue$553$553
Software Expenses
Vid IQ YouTube Software$10.00-$10.00
Adobe Photoshop Account$10.61-$10.61
Audible.com$14.98-$14.98
Manage WP$17.60-$18.71
Namecheap$25.98-$25.98
Surfer SEO$29.00-$29.00
Tailwind Pinterest Marketing App$29.98-$29.98
Epidemic Sound$45.00-$45.00
Google Business Drive Storage and Apps$48.12-$48.12
Upwork Premium Employer Plan$49.99-$49.99
Intuit Quick Books$85.00-$85.00
Shutterstock Monthly Subscription$125.00-$125.00
Clearscope SEO Software$170.00-$170.00
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$196.23-$196.23
Freelance Labor Expenses
Freelance Research, Editing, Video Production, and Misc. Labor$2,047.54-$2,047.54
Freelance Writing$3,760.86-$3,760.86
TOTALS$23,908$7,551$16,357
Revenue By ChannelWebsite 1Website 3ConsultingOHP WebsiteYouTubeWebsite 7Website 5Website 6Website 2Website 8Website 9UdemyWebsite 4
November 2020$14,132$2,045$2000$1,628$1,386$1,361$741$117$16$59$33$40.00XSOLDX
October 2020$16,439$1,815$2600$1,886$983$1,230$670$68$13$289$13$0XSOLDX
September 2020$13,758.12$1,958.93$2000.00$836.18$877.29$1,159.98$644.78$68.34$11.52$116.50$7.93$0XSOLDX
August 2020$14,356.31$1,829.59$2,339.50 $685.48$790.50$969.42$709.66 $35.15$14.56 $97.13 $14.09 $75.00 $15,345.21
July 2020$10,146.39 $1,390.39 $2,250.00 $545.96 $682.49$773.31 $473.26 $76.03 $15.52 $34.04 $4.29 $72.74 $39.01
June 2020$18,386.69$2,100.43$2,000.00$664.08$457.43
$612.44$397.93$2.82$5.22$0.45$4.72$0.00$201.03
May 2020$14,388.25 $1,628.39 $2,000.00$576.57 $489.31$383.33 $407.86 $30.95 $11.89 $5.78 $5.83 $0.00$298.50
April 2020$9,868.73$1,268.24$2,000.00$311.09$723.35$488.53$499.28$21.63$24.59$4.80$1.16$0.00$628.28
March 2020$15,729.25$1,244.49$2,000.00$401.28$324.14$482.14$599.43$24.68$20.26$61.30$2.37$0.00$629.15
February 2020$22,548.73$2,139.96$2,000.00$261.22$340.49$467.75$543.09$49.32$36.03$0$3.05$0.00$435.32
January 2020$20,512.80$2,646.41$3,240.00$1,334.33$264.30$382.79$541.68$9.13$12.35$0$2.35$0.00$1045.23
December 2019$19,383.27
$2,026.21
$2,575.00
$934.81
$202.66
$304.53
$694.61
$78.56
$9.36
$17.69
$1,864.92
November 2019$21,920.53 $2,173.90 $0$602.88$358.91 $196.02
$617.31 $182.80
$15.77 $21.59 $1,338.93
October 2019$23,620.75$2,546.04$300.00$1,073.56$202.14$58.41$230.27$84.62$72.89$30.00$711.71
September 2019$21,006.31 $2,627.86 $0$335.35 $177.05 $17.80 $170.04 $50.33 $14.72 $35.00 $585.93
August 2019$17,817.28 $2,590.92 $275.00
$414.58 $156.00
$2.57
$133.92 $97.26
$23.67 $40.00
$553.82
July 2019$16,855.42$3,652.24$0$427.66$130.26$2.10$74.26$76.00$17.16$35$574.78
June 2019$15,402.28$5,561.07$0$709.07$141.46$46.29$100.19$30.74$0$562.63
May 2019$17,578.97 $4,900.70 $0
$1,062.34 $116.02 $61.17 $35.71$22.25 $0$749.14
April 2019$16,273.68$4,078.83$0$239.73$76.86$46.05$9.53$0$700.42
March 2019$17,006.79$3,620.30 $0$439.88$76.24$152.99 $19.98$20.24$931.22
February 2019$15,656.00$2,799.98$0$551.53$65.63$291.72$15.68$28.75$647.94
January 2019$16,483.03 $3,280.64 $600.00$469.30$76.52$401.91$10.41$45.75$1,009.83
December 2018$11,776.03$2,488.53$0$483.96$73.60$487.37$20.16$98.43$2,078.19
November 2018$12,886.78$2,324.75$0$657.86$79.91$386.31$10.67$205.87$789.26
October 2018$13,246.69$3,135.04
$150$369.22$83.86$306.89$15.46$93.27$747.29
September 2018$11,784.71$3,853.20$175$321.67$82.99$210.72$0.00$14.94$628.97
August 2018$11,556.29$3,266.47$0$512.72$93.63$39.81$5.31$97.18$980.89
July 2018$12,864.08$4,991.15$0$722.76$84.33$26.84$8.05$91.48$707.66
June 2018$11138.00$6,858.01$0$432.01$95.96$52.42$11.06$50.92$797.02
May 2018$9152.94$4,288.26$0$391.63$100.82$40.23$6.96$44.40$699.19
April 2018$9637.30$2,028.65$0$545.01$85.48$236.23$11.74$24.90$804.71
March 2018$14236.64$778.01$0$380.29$94.79$224.68$13.78$80.61$1362.83
February 2018$10918.94$382.03 $0$644.36 $86.86$454.08 $22.27 $23.90$838.51
January 2018$7993.31
$467.71
$0$757.59
$67.06
$486.99
$14.26
$113.95
$718.04
December 2017$6707.43$432.22$0$785.74$96.12$114.05$28.50$59.21$555.72
November 2017$7545.13$574.91$0$480.41$90.40$4.31$17.70$187.01$479.34
October 2017$6859.17$617.67$0$265.38$66.71$13.06$135.59$319.02
September 2017$6781.51$348.16$0$673.87$58.13$11.31$81.39$223.95
August 2017$7429.92$391.68$0$945.04$63.57$16.36$133.91$181.93
July 2017$5658.64$344.91$1,496.38$1055.57$94.84$58.55$41.80$85.84
June 2017$5924.41$423.04$600.00$403.84$79.81$11.87$148.88$31.71
May 2017$6805.18$214.18$51.50$79.00$82.58$8.71$76.08$9.67
April 2017$8175.11$116.65$0$106.71$57.76$3.57$80.25
March 2017$9527.42$224.16$0$355.12$59.11$6.43$137.29
February 2017$3726.98$160.48$125$438.54$52.40$32.99$165.43
January 2017$4005.52$104.19$0$267.33$41.60$222.20
December 2016$3553.43$52.63$125.00$384.57$41.32$138.07
November 2016$3778.45$22.10$125.00$357.77$48.13$259.26
October 2016$3841.36$1.37$126.00$213.88$48.92$238.90
September 2016$3102.56$112.01$402.32$57.14$271.02
August 2016$3318.70$731.05$44.72$55.08$423.49
July 2016$3353.06$135.19$347.47$52.12$186.34
June 2016$3219.41$330.00$132.77$72.22$397.55
May 2016$4677.02$206.25$253.67$75.89$135.25
April 2016$5008.23$497.50$286.38$62.52$353.02
March 2016$2311.67$556.75$265.29$60.14$301.06
February 2016$2760.21$431.25$250.70$62.00$324.58
January 2016$233.00$1140.00$117.58$46.19$400.97
December 2015$121.30$1163.75$76.00$38.83$17.15
November 2015$138.11$1150.25$39.00$36.78$245.68
October 2015$107.72$760.50$89.54$40.65$49.50
September 2015$102.95$1112.32$113.10$27.46$17.49
August 2015$39.68$1463.75$51.75$25.09$12.05

Project Updates

Website 1 

  • My website stopped collecting emails halfway through the month due to an outdated there.  Though it was a mess, we transitioned the whole site to Thrive Theme Builder and now it’s faster, cleaner, and has many more things I can do on the backend to customize it.
  • Traffic decreased another 15% this month and that’s three months in a row of declining traffic.  This is a big problem at the moment and one I’m going to work to rectify by revising much of the content I have
  • EPM Increased again and now I’m making just over $95/1000 visitors to this site.  Though it’s very profitable, with traffic declining, I need to get this fixed. 
  • PLAN:  For now, I’m going to focus on the OHP site and revising content on this site to the most visited pages in the past.  My goal is to grow this thing back to what it was previously and improve rankings to important content.     

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Nov-20

148,274

695

$14,132.00

Oct-20

175,489

671

$16,439.00

Sep-20

185,999

677

$13,758.12

Aug-20

203,231

666

$14,356.31

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


Udemy Update

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

OHP Website Update

  • Added 3 blog articles written by a freelancer I hired. I’ve been working to outline the content and be the editor as opposed to the writer for this.  So far, so good. 
  • Second best month ever and I think this will climb as I continue to revise content on the site.
  • Most pageviews ever for the fourth month in a row.
  • Referring domains still growing. Mostly due to guest posting and some links I’m getting from content.
  • EPM dropped to $74 which is still solid. Dropped a bit from last month, but I will bring it up again soon I think with early rankings I’m seeing for content.
  • PLAN: Continue guest posting and growing the brand.  I’ve had a LOT of praise for my free IGNITION course and many people are joining daily, which is SUPER encouraging to me. 

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Nov-20

21,785

515

$1,628.00

Oct-20

19,588

437

$1,886.00

Sep-20

19,127

379

$836.18

Aug-20

18,214

333

$685.58

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

  • No new content published and no revisions underway.
  • Another good income month. Completely passive, I’ve done nothing for months on this site and should probably start working on it again soon.
  • PLAN: An EPM of $16 is solid and I think this will continue for some time. I will have to revisit this site at some point, but as of now I’m going to let it sit.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Nov-20

121467

480

$2,045.00

Oct-20

132890

227

$1,815.00

Sep-20

132543

227

$1,958.93

Aug-20

173015

230

$1,829.59

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

Website 5 Update

  • EPM is highest it’s ever been, second month in a row. This site is fully on Ezoic and the holidays are here, so I think that’s why. 
  • Earnings were the highest ever for this site which is very strange because I haven’t touched it in months.  
  • PLAN: Nothing for now, need to focus on bigger projects. This one is just sitting and collecting money each month for the time being.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Nov-20

54450

417

$741.00

Oct-20

54331

420

$670.00

Sep-20

59005

419

$644.78

Aug-20

68856

414

$709.66

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

Website 6 Update

  • Earnings increased 72%, but it’s random. All affiliate related.
  • Traffic decreased 11%, but increased by 65% over the last few months so it’s okay. Good things are still happening here.   
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $5,718
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $1,148
  • Total ROI: -$4,570
  • 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

Nov-20

9644

155

$117.00

Oct-20

10844

151

$68.00

Sep-20

8279

154

$68.34

Aug-20

6064

152

$35.15

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

Website 7 Update

  • MoM traffic remained flat MoM. Not ideal, but my hope is that it’ll jump again.
  • Earnings increased by 10% MoM. All Ezoic focused, but positive for sure.  The EPM was $20 this month which was surprising given the niche the site is in. 
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $26,523
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $7,465
  • Total ROI: $-19,058 (If I were to sell the website today, I’d make around $15,000 net.)
  • How Much Content is on the Website: Keep in mind that this is an informational type of website, not affiliate related at all.
    • 1130 Informational pages on the website
    • 114 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue investing in content and monitor the progress.

Below is a summary of the last 13 months:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Nov-20

67985

167

$1,361.00

Oct-20

68023

147

$1,230.00

Sep-20

61436

148

$1,159.98

Aug-20

69467

145

$969.42

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

Website 8 Update

  • Traffic increased another 22%. Still not a huge website, but the growth is very positive.
  • Earnings fell 36%. I’m not upset though, I think a lot of this is luck as the site is really focused on informational content with some affiliate links sprinkled in.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $4,297
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $375
  • Total ROI: -$3,922
  • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content. 
    • 154 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue content production of 3 articles a week.

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

Nov-20

5242

56

$59.00

Oct-20

4287

44

$93.00

Sep-20

2696

35

$116.50

Aug-20

1832

27

$97.13

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

  • I am astonished at how well this channel is doing. My wife is in charge of this one and is absolutely killing it with her content.  The videos are easy to create and are making a killing. If interested in this business model, check out this webinar.
  • Gained 265 subscribers this month.
  • Views increased 104% MoM.
  • Earnings increase of 156% MoM.
  • How Much Did We Invest in This YouTube Channel: $0
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $899
  • Total ROI: $599
  • PLAN: Continue publishing videos.  The focus is simply daily uploads and she’s been keeping up with that.  I have a feeling this channel will be incredibly lucrative and the fact that it’s a compliment to our website makes it even more valuable.

Month

Views

Monthly Subscribers

Earnings

Nov-20

80,445

265

$495.00

Oct-20

39,423

94

$193.21

Sep-20

22,841

45

$98.15

Aug-20

12,693

12

$54.57

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 earnings were virtually the same as last month. Which is great because I’ve reduced the amount of ads and this is a great thing to see considering I do less ads now than I did before.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $3,352
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $5,781
  • Total ROI: $2,429
  • Gained 549 subs this month.
  • Views decreased by 1% MoM.
  • Earnings remained the same
  • PLAN: I had to drop to two videos a week. It simply takes too much time to create three videos a week and it was stressing me out big time.  Now at two videos a week, I feel it is much more manageable.

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

Month

Views

Addl. Subscribers

Earnings

Nov-20

29,054

549

$728.00

Oct-20

29,561

634

$728.07

Sep-20

26,848

490

$738.69

Aug-20

30,972

578

$682.39

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 is viral, but in Brazil so the earnings aren’t huge.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $0 (Thalita is editing all videos)
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $370
  • Total ROI: $370
  • Gained 1,462 subscribers this month.
  • Views increased 174% MoM.
  • Earnings increase of 196% MoM.
  • PLAN: Let this channel sit for now and collect money.  Not worth continuing to work on it as the earnings per 1000 views is too low.

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

Month

Views

Addl. Subscribers

Earnings

Nov-20

256,625

1,462

$163.00

Oct-20

93,644

696

$54.89

Sep-20

64,895

502

$40.45

Aug-20

110,359

707

$46.73

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.

  • Don’t let themes go without updating
  • YouTube channel are absolutely a possible business model. Highly recommend you check out this free webinar if interested.
  • Earnings fluctuate from time to time with smaller sites and there is little rhyme or reason why.

Did I Meet my Goals for November?

10+ Guest Posts:  DONE!  

Outsource Guest Post Prospecting FullyDONE!  Not easy to do this, but it’s now setup correctly.

Revise additional contentKind of successful.  Revised one, need to do the other.   

What Are my Goals for December?

6+ Guest Posts:  The holiday is going to slow down my guest posting, but I’d like to hit 6 this month.   

Revise Website 1 ContentI’d like to revise the content on website 1 to gain back some organic traffic.

Revise additional OHP contentI’d like to (again) revise the content on OHP to gain positions.

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

  • Thank you for sharing the income report. Its motivating for someone who’s starting new. Without divulging the domain or any other details, would you be able to share what niches are your websites in?

    • Thanks Kris. It depends on the site to be honest. Some in pets, some in reference to topics, others are community-based. I really can’t disclose more than that, but they’re all over the map.

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