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April-OnlineMoneyz-Income-ReportThis is my 26th income report for this blog.

Every month I publish a post like this showing:

  • how much money I made
  • what I worked on
  • and what my plans are for the future.

These reports will help me keep myself accountable, and hopefully I can help you figure out how you can make money online.

What I Did in April

After a busy March on the online front, April was pretty relaxed.

This relaxation was because of my college exams so in reality I wasn’t relaxed at all.

However even with all the studying I still managed to accomplish some online stuff!

Online I:

  • Started the process of selling my highest income Amazon affiliate site.
  • Published my second income report roundup!
  • Added 16k words to WHQ with the hopes of getting past my Fred troubles.
  • Tried out Doug’s KGR technique. Some of the content is already ranking although it’s not in the top 30 yet.

Offline I:

  • Studied hard, took 3 final exams, and moved back to Louisiana for the summer.

Plans For May

I often start big projects for this website, but I don’t actually complete them.

Why is that?

  • I’m not very passionate about them.
  • I don’t think my posts help that many people.
  • I have shiny object syndrome.

Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about the concept of value and I realized that this website really doesn’t provide much to the world.

Sure, you can come and look at my income or Amazon affiliate projects, but how useful is that?

I originally started this blog with three main motivations:

  • Track my progress with making money online.
  • Motivate others and help them make money.
  • Make money through referrals and potentially publish an Amazon affiliate course.

I feel like I failed 2/3 of the above goals.

I definitely tracked my progress, but I don’t think I motivated others much and my content isn’t that helpful to either beginners or those who have been in the industry for a while.

I don’t know who I’m targeting with my website and I don’t know why I’m publishing the content I’m publishing.

I’ve been toying with the idea of creating an Amazon affiliate course for over a year now, but I feel like it would be:

  • Not as advanced/professional/whatever as other courses I’ve seen. I feel like I don’t have enough “secrets” to give away, and while I know that secrets aren’t what makes a great course it’s like a mental block that I have.
  • Poorly received because I don’t have enough proof. On one hand I feel like getting to $1,500 per month with Amazon without any help while working very part time is impressive, but on the other hand I see other people online that seem to be doing so much better than me and I end up questioning myself.

I always feel like I need to be more and more successful to actually create stuff that would be useful, but to a complete beginner my course could cut their learning curve by 6 months or more.

Anyway, here are my quick “goals” for May:

  • Sell my highest earning Amazon affiliate site.
  • Start doing SEO for WHQ. This has been my goal for forever, but I don’t enjoy doing SEO and I also want to teach my VA how to do this which means more effort on my part.
  • Start learning copywriting.

Website Traffic

Traffic is higher, but I’m not really sure why.

OnlineMoneyz-April-vs-May

Amazon Affiliate Websites Traffic

This section is for those interested in my Amazon affiliate sites.

Most of my income is from Amazon, so I thought you might be interested in seeing how much traffic I get on my biggest sites and how much money they make.

BAB is my highest traffic site by far (I have acronyms for all of my sites because I don’t want to reveal the URL, but I need some way to keep track of them.)

I made $906.8 from the site this month, compared to $1,006.90 in March.

Once again a little less than before, but traffic was up everywhere so I’m confused.

My traffic increased by 25%, my conversion percentage is at 23% on Amazon, but yet my income is still lower.

Apparently my conversion percentage was at 27% in March though, so maybe the 4% decrease offset my 25% traffic increase, but that is weird.

BAB-April-vs-March

WHQ is a site that I removed from this section previously, but I’m bringing it back now as it’s on the upswing.

It made $70.07 in April compared to $225.09 in March.

That’s a huge earnings drop, but my traffic was cut in half and my rankings dropped even more because of Fred.

Once I start doing SEO this will hopefully improve as I’ve put in a lot of money in this site and it has a lot of potential.

WHQ-April-vs-March

Income Report

Here are the numbers that everyone loves to see!
Revenue:

  • Amazon Affiliate- $1287.46 Actually not too bad considering the commission cut, but should’ve been higher.
  • Content Samurai– $609.12 A small drop, but last year I also experienced this as more and more people dropped the program and prepared to relax in the summer.
  • Total- $1896.58 I broke my streak of $2,000+ months… Sad, but all I can do is work harder. I have the entire summer to work and I will not waste it like I wasted my last one.

Expenses:

  • SerpLab- $5 Keyword tracking.
  • SEO- $54.98 Group buy SEO and some miscellaneous stuff that I don’t even remember.
  • Upwork- $129.97 Content for WHQ.
  • VA- $640 Worth the price, but I need to work harder and smarter to make sure that the money I spend makes money.
  • Total- $830 After $1k+ expenses in March it’s nice to once again be under $1k.

Total Profit: $1,066.64

Pretty solid.