Here we are again! It’s time to share my blogging income, which includes traffic and analytics, as well as Ezoic and Amazon affiliate earnings. Everything is up across the board and I’m excited to share how it’s going with my niche website building!
As you may have noticed, I took a little time off from YouTube and these updates in general. In reality, the winter months are the low period for my websites and in Jan and Feb, I only made around $1100-$1300.
As you can see, it wasn’t really worth sharing, BUT, things are picking up again, and it’s time to talk numbers.
My Niche Blog Website Portfolio
I have added a TON of content and even sold two sites since we last chatted.
So, overall, added 82 articles across my much smaller portfolio.
Going into May I now have 4 websites.
Keep in mind, that I am not counting this site on income reports, as it’s more informational and I don’t have monetization or SEO plans for it.
I have niches spread out, from diets and health, to grilling, food, and animals.
If you are new yourself and just starting your research phase, I would recommend checking out my write-up on Niche Selection 101: Do Not Make THIS Mistake.
|Niche||Launch Date||Article Count||Traffic||Monetization|
|Site #2||Dog Breed||SOLD||SOLD||SOLD|
|Site #3||Grilling||09/2020||197 (+68)||69,965 (+31,912)||Ezoic/Affiliates|
|Site #4||Food||05/2021||43(+5)||1015 (+556)||None Yet|
|Site #5||Diet||01/2021||16 (+8)||1,140(+601)||None Yet|
|Site #6||Blogging (This Site)||07/2021||9 (+1)||N/A||N/A|
My monetization strategy has really evolved over the last 12 months.
Previously, I would try to rank for competitive “best of” and “Top 10” articles with hopes for big affiliate conversions.
But, like many of you know, Google doesn’t really like that and I have found that a better strategy is creating content that is informational, getting that organic traffic, and using display ads with limited affiliate offers.
So far, it works much better than hoping for the “top 10” crap to rank and fight for a few clicks after 18 months.
For my ad network, I am using Ezoic but am now finally eligible for Mediavine, I am awaiting the application results from Mediavine.
Site Income Totals
Ok, here is what you really care about, the dolla’ dolla’ bills y’all.
As stated earlier, monetization is primarily displayed ads with a few hundred coming from Amazon, Avantlink, and Affinity.
As you will see below, I have not even attempted to monetize Sites 4, 5, or 6 yet, not enough traffic to even bother for a few bucks here and there.
Full breakdown here:
|Grilling Site||$1,659.52 (+674)||$526.38 (+364)||$16.28||243.84|
|Food Site||NOT Monetized|
|Diet Site||NOT Monetized|
So, as you can see, the grilling site is my top dog for now.
DISCLAIMER: My Camping site and Dog site earned just a few bucks before I sold them, so I’m including their Ezoic revenue as well which was $67
The total for the month of April 2022 is $2,513.02
Best month yet!
For the sake of ease, any purchase I made that was an “Annual” license will be broken into 12 payments and that single month price will be shown.
So, after that explanation of hoisting, here are my expenses for November 2021:
- Hosting: $35.95
- Theme: $4.91
- Link Whisper: $5.75
- Ezoic Premium: $220
Total Mandatory Expenses for April 2022: $266.81
Net Profit April 2022: $2,246.81
Future plans are pretty simple! I’m going to crank out more content, do good keyword research, and hopefully, make more money!