Monthly Income Report January 2020: $1,425.44

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Monthly Income Report January 2020: $1,425.44

It’s time for a quick recap of January!

Since I’ve started sharing my numbers back in 2015, these reports have increased in length and details amount.

While some people might enjoy digging through the details of each of my projects, I think it’s led me to missing the point: sharing my numbers in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.

January is always a good time to take a fresh start, so I’ve decided to revamp my income reports to get them short and to the point.

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Let’s get started with this monthly income report, shall we?

Monthly Update

After spending the holiday season with my family (for the first time in 6 years), I’ve been slowly getting back on the grind and planning things out for 2020.

I’ll start this new generation of income reports by sharing a simple chart that shows the amount of traffic that all my websites received, as well as the overall revenue.

Nobody enjoys going through a wall of text before getting to the actual numbers (and many people just scroll to the numbers anyway), so here we go.

After my sites enjoyed a massive boost in traffic and revenue during the holiday season, the numbers are back to “normal”. Revenue is obviously dropping a lot, but traffic has been staying somewhat steady.

Some of my new sites are swiftly picking up traction and it has compensated nicely for the loss of traffic on my product-oriented websites.

RPM-Sessions is significantly lower than during the holiday season because traffic is now mostly going to information pages (that generate a lot less money than prduct pages).

What about the money?

Here is a summary of the money flow for my various projects.

To make this report easier to understand, I’m using a simple color code: green numbers are positive, red numbers are negative.

Please keep in mind that these figures may not be 100% accurate due to various factors such as refund requests and network adjustments. The terms for each payment may also vary. As a result, these numbers may differ from the actual payments issued and received.

Income$1,425.44▼ $1,486.02
Affiliate$1,247.19▼ $1,524.05
Sponsored Posts$120.00▲ $45.00
Ads$58.25▼ $6.97
Expenses-$619.16▼ $828.94
Liquidweb-$134.16▲ $11.72
Earnings$806.28▼ $657.08

This year has been up to a decent start. My two biggest expenses in January were some new ones: a monthly subscription to Shutterstock in order to download hundreds of pictures for my upcoming articles, and a one-time fee with a press release company to experiment with promoting one of my sites.

The press release experiment was a dud and I probably won’t be trying something like this again any time in the future.

It’s good to see a third month with a profit. Even though it’s small, it’s still a profit. I’ll do my best to keep this trend going throughout 2020.

What’s happening next?

February will be more of the same.

In order to keep my expenses down, I am planning to do a lot of changes to the technical side of my websites to make them load faster and reduce the overhead on my hosting plan.

If I’m able to optimize things I should be able to scale down my hosting plan, and save some money in the process.

Stay tuned for the next update!

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