Well, it’s that time of the month again, time to share my revenue from blogging, specifically September 2021. Overall, it was a good month and numbers continue to rise (some fell). So let’s talk traffic, display ad revenue, and affiliate marketing revenue.
My Niche Blog Website Portfolio
Going into September I have 8 websites, however, 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 camping and hiking to grilling, food, and pets.
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. You never know, it might just save you some failures I experienced due to improper niche research.
So, here are the sites in my portfolio:
|Niche||Launch Date||Article Count||Traffic||Monetization|
|Site #1||Camping||06/2020||135 (+2)||3,392 (-138)||Ezoic/Affiliates|
|Site #2||Dog Breed||09/2020||49(+9)||5603 (+4,455)||Ezoic/Affiliates|
|Site #3||Grilling||09/2020||106 (+2)||43,173 (-1423)||Ezoic/Affiliates|
|Site #4||Food||05/2021||38||396 (-74)||None Yet|
|Site #5||Diet||01/2021||7 (+/-0)||242 (+60)||N/A|
|Site #6||Blogging (This Site)||07/2021||7 (+1)||N/A||N/A|
|Site #7||Insect Farming||08/2021||2 (+0)||N/A – Too New|
|Site #8||Wine||08/2021||3 (+2)||N/A- Too New|
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 honestly, I am very happy with them.
Ezoic recently eliminated its traffic requirements and you can now join Ezoic regardless of your traffic!
If you want to join Ezoic, here is one of those affiliate links I told you I might peddle here and there, but I really do like Ezoic and definitely recommend any blogger to them over Adsense.
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:
So, as you can see, the grilling site is top dog, but I suspect sites #2 and #4 to start doing well over the next 12 months.
The total for the month of September 2021 is $1772.67
This is a dip when compared to last month’s earnings (you can read that here).
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 August 2021:
- Hosting: $2.95
- Theme: $4.91
- Link Whisper: $5.75
- Amalinks Pro 3-Sites: $10
- Ezoic Premium: $220
- iWriter: $421.25 (including tips)
- Passion Posts: $2070
Total Expenses for June 2021: $2667.86
Net Profit July 2021: -$895.19
As you can see, Im in the red but this was planned due to the large content order of over $2k to Passion Posts.
Future plans are pretty simple! I’m going to crank out more content, do good keyword research, and hopefully, make more money!
I appreciate you guys and gals stopping by, if you ever have questions just shoot me a message, I’d love to hear from you!