Last Updated on November 13, 2020 by Ron Stefanski

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October 2020 Monthly Income Report

Another month gone and man oh man, this year has been crazy.  October was, frankly, a pretty great month.  OneHourProfessor generated the most money it ever has since it’s existence.  Many of my sites and YouTube channels are growing, and I was able to generate over $25k for the month in revenue, which is a good chunk of change!

This month my total income after expenses was $18,426 which comes out to $594 per day.

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Personal Life Update

I really don’t have a ton of personal updates.  My wife and I spent much of the month hanging out at home and on a few different occasions hung out with close friends.  Beyond that, we also spent time painting our basement as we recently had drywall put in and we’re trying to finish it. 

I still hate painting as much as I always did and would love to just hire painters to do it all, but we’re so far along at this point we may as well finish it up.

My wife and I have also gotten into the “let’s have a kid” mode that I’ve tried to avoid my entire life, lol.  But we both do wants kids and I’m hoping we have good news on that front somewhat soon, but nothing yet.  

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?

Revenue By ChannelWebsite 1Website 3OHP WebsiteWebsite 4Website 2Website 5Website 6Website 7Website 8Website 9ConsultingUdemyYouTube
October 2020$16,439$1,815$1,886XSOLDX$13$670$68$1,230$289$13$2600$0$983
September 2020$13,758.12$1,958.93$836.18XSOLDX$11.52$644.78$68.34$1,159.98$116.50$7.93$2000.00$0$877.29
August 2020$14,356.31$1,829.59$685.48$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
PRODUCT OR SERVICEREVENUEEXPENSESNET INCOME
Consulting$2,600$2,600
Partners and Affiliates Revenue
Website 5 Partners and Affiliates$37$37
Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$68$68
Website 8 Partners and Affiliates$93$93
Website 3 Partners and Affiliates$247$247
OHP Partners and Affiliates$1,886$1,886
Website 1 Partners and Affiliates$9,589$9,589
YouTube Revenue
Themed YouTube Channel (Click for Webinar)$59$59
YouTube Channel Website 8 Compliment (Click for Webinar)$196$196
OHP YT Channel$728$728
Media.net
Website 3 Media.net Ad Revenue$10$10
Ezoic Revenue
Website 5 Ezoic Revenue$617$617
Website 3 Ezoic Revenue$689$689
Website 7 Ezoic Revenue$1,154$1,154
Website 1 Ezoic Revenue$6,183$6,183
Google Adsense Revenue
Website 9 Adsense Revenue$13$13
Website 2 Adsense Revenue$13$13
Website 5 Adsense Revenue$16$16
Website 7 Adsense Revenue$76$76
Website 1 Adsense Revenue$667$667
Website 3 Adsense Revenue$869$869
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$18.71
-$18.71
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
Ahrefs SEO Software$179.00-$179.00
Active Campaign$225.00-$225.00
Kinsta Hosting$300.00-$300.00
Siteground Hosting$479.88-$479.88
Misc. Software and Products$263.08-$263.08
Freelance Labor Expenses
Freelance Research, Editing, Video Production, and Misc. Labor$1,635.69-$1,635.69
Freelance Writing$3,835.42-$3,835.42
TOTALS$25,810$7,384$18,426

Project Updates

    Website 1 

  • Traffic decreased 6% and earnings increased 20%.  Kind of weird as those numbers usually move positively or negatively together, but I think the increase is due to Q4 display ad spending, which is always more than the rest of the year.
  • EPM Increased by about 28% which is HUGE.  A positive trend and a reflection of what Ezoic was able to provide. 
  • PLAN:  As of now, We’re going to continue to adjust old content and publish some new content as well.  This site is still going along nicely on autopilot and I hope the traffic losses stop soon.  In the last two months I’ve lost about 14% of total traffic and don’t really have a ton of recourse to fix that.  

Table  of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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 5 blog articles
    • Best earnings month ever due to some affiliate income I’m generating now.
    • Most pageviews ever, slightly beating last month
    • Another large jump in referring domains due to guest posting
    • EPM jumped to $96 which is outstanding. I hope this will maintain this month.
    • PLAN: Continue guest posting and growing the brand.  I’m starting to bring on others to help me with the guest posting process, but it’s iterative and I’m working on outsourcing one area at a time to stay high-quality.

    Table of 2020 Progress

    Month

    Pageviews

    Referring Domains

    Total Earnings

    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

  • Website has no new content published and no revisions underway.
  • Another good income month. Not passive, but still significant considering how little work I do for this site.
  • PLAN: Continue to let the website sit and collect money. My EPM for display ads has now increased due to Ezoic optimizations, so I expect a better November. 

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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 been in over a year for display ads. Earnings are the second best they’ve ever been for this site as well.
  • PLAN: Nothing for now, need to focus on bigger projects. This one is just sitting and printing money each month for the time being.

Graph of the last 13 months of progress:

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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 slightly fell from last month.
  • Traffic increased by another 30%. I’m going to watch this site and if I see another increase in traffic this month, I may test Ezoic on the site.   
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $5,718
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $1031
  • Total ROI: -$4,687
  • 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

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 increased by 11%, negating any losses from last month.
  • Earnings increased by 6% MoM. A small change, but still positive momentum. 
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $25,355
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $6,104
  • Total ROI: $-19,251 (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.
    • 1080 Informational pages on the website
    • 107 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

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

  • Website had another huge month with a traffic increase of 59%. I was very happy to see this as we’ve done no link building.
  • Earnings fell 20%, negating the gain from last month but not a terrible number for a newer site like this.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This Website: $3,838
  • How Much Money Has This Website Made? $316
  • Total ROI: -$3,522
  • How Much Content is on the Website? Keep in mind this website is mostly focused on affiliate content with some informational content. 
    • 140 Informational Blog Posts
  • PLAN: Continue content production of 3 articles a week.

Month

Pageviews

Referring Domains

Total Earnings

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

  • This channel has been SHOCKING. It’s doing incredibly well and grew HUGE last month.  This could be a huge asset in the future, amazed at what it’s done so far with minimal effort and attention.
  • Gained 94 subscribers this month.
  • Views increased 73% MoM.
  • Earnings increase of 97% MoM.
  • How Much Did We Invest in This YouTube Channel: $0
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $405
  • Total ROI: $405
  • PLAN: Continue publishing videos.  We have increased the frequency to daily uploads to see how this does.  Our hope is that it’ll increase the growth and revenue of the channel faster.

Month

Views

Monthly Subscribers

Earnings

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 fell slightly from last month, but remained pretty flat. This is not a surprise as I’ve been experimenting with doing more lives on Friday’s.  I’m enjoying these quite a bit, so I look forward to doing more and connecting with all of you.  Focusing less on revenue and more on enjoying the process, which has helped me stay motivated.
  • Revenue decreased 1% MoM.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $3,012
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $5,053
  • Total ROI: $2,041
  • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
    • 139 Videos
  • Subscriber Updates
    • Subs this month: 634
    • Total Subscribers: 10192

Below are the metrics of the YouTube channel so far:

Month

Views

Addl. Subscribers

Earnings

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 oddly going viral again with two videos now. Not as viral as before, but still a positive sign.    But, this was the best earning month yet, which is nice.
  • How Much Have I Invested in This YouTube Channel: $0 (Thalita is editing all videos)
  • How Much Money Has This YouTube Channel Made? $207
  • Total ROI: $207
  • How Much Content is on the YouTube Channel?
    • 74 Videos
  • Subscriber Updates
    • Subs this month: 774
    • Total Subscribers: 5463
  • 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

Total Subscribers

Earnings

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.

  1. Outsourcing is the only way to freedom in online business
  2. YouTube lives can be very fun and (I think) increase your overall channel views
  3. Sometimes sites can increase traffic for no apparent reason other than consistency and hard work.

Did I Meet my Goals for October?

10+ Guest Posts:  SUCCESS – I wrote 14 total.  Overall, I’m at 50 guest posts since I started around July 1st

Write 4 more articles on OHPSUCCESS – Wrote these and have one more to publish.

Revise content that is on the fringe of ranking wellFAIL.  I have revised 2/4.  One of them had a HUGE increase in rank, the other is sitting stagnant.  For these revisions, I’m exclusively using SurferSEO

What Are my Goals for November?

10+ Guest Posts:  I’d like to stick to my goal of another 10 guest posts this month if not more.  

Outsource Guest Post Prospecting FullyBy the end of the month, I want to have training in place to outsource all of the guest post prospecting.  I.E. I want to make it so that I can get inbound guest posting opportunities without struggling all the time to do so all by myself.

Revise additional contentThis is a repeat, but I want to revise the 2 posts that are still in need this month to see how they do.    

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


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