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September 2017 Income Report: My Business is 2 Years Old 🎉💪🎉, Learning Continues, Short Blog Update

In this blog, I write about what I am doing to create various income streams that come from online endeavors.

The monthly income reports detail my results. Why am I sharing my income publicly? I hope to gain trustworthiness with you and to keep some degree of accountability for myself.

The reports also motivate me.

I tend to forget my small achievements… and posts like this one won’t let me do it 🙂 Apart from that, they help me to remember how much I have already invested. It’s a motivation to push even harder!

Read on my income report #25 to find out what happened in September 2017.

What Happened In September

September was a good month with earnings slightly lower and spendings a bit higher than in August. It’s interesting to note that the earnings a year ago, in September 2016, were pretty much the same as this month.

Let’s take a closer look.

My Business (And Blog) is 2 Years Old

My business got launched in September 2015 when I started this blog to describe my experience of making money online. Or Living Off Cloud. The first post was published on September 14, 2015. Thus, my blog hence my business is already 2 years old! Happy anniversary to me! 🎉🎉🎉

So, where am I today? How much have I achieved out of the things I planned?

Not much hehehe 😀

Here is the chart showing the projected income vs the real income per a website. As you can see, only one website of mine, Horse 🐎 Website, performed as projected. The others felt short on the revenue.

august 2017 income report annual chart

Got lost in my elephants, horses, and other creatures? Read here to find out what the website nicknames mean 🐀🐘🐎 🐝

Since doing a full analysis of how different the reality was from the plans is out of the scope of this report, I will write a detailed post about it. I will analyze the past year and outline the plans for the next year. Check back the next week!

Learning Continues 👩‍🎓

As you know, I bought a niche website course in June.

And currently, I am implementing the strategy it teaches on Elephant 🐘 Website. As a result, the website has got 5 new articles containing about 9,600 words in total. All this I wrote myself and I also created the graphics.

The next step that I have been working on is to resume outsourcing. I plan to hire at least one writer 👨‍💻 and a designer 👩‍🎨

I know, I know…

I have been talking about it for at least two months… have not done it yet…

Well, at least in September, I have started preparing briefs for writers. Currently, my backlog contains 7 briefs that are ready to be handed over to a freelancer. Plus a job description. Looks like hiring will definitely happen in October!

Apart from that, I got an account on ActiveCampaign and set up an email collection with a goal to do email marketing. A welcome sequence automation has been launched and it was one of the best things that happened to me in September 🙂 It feels sooo goood to have something running and doing stuff in the background without my efforts.

I am also working on automating email outreach 📧📧📧 through GMass.

The first outreach did not go smooth… I made a few mistakes sending emails to wrong people 😂😂😂 then, I had to double and triple check everything and to send apologies… it is another whole thing to think about how to organize the outreach efficiently. Automation definitely will be a huge help here.

A Short Blog Update

I do not spend any time promoting my LOC blog…

And that’s why it is even more pleasant to receive emails about collaborations and interviews.

In September, I got contacted by Siimon from www.entrepreneurdecoded.com about a possibility to do an interview. I happily said yes! If everything goes well and I submit my answers in 2 weeks, my interview will be published in October. I will write about it in my next income report.

Kickfurther

In September, I did not back up any purchase order. Just a few long-time-ago-started contracts paid a bit. If you do not know what Kickfurther is, you can read about it here.

Personal Bits

This section will be short: Great weather, lots of outdoor activities!

Visited local parks:

September 2017 income report parks

September 2017 income report parks

Went for apple picking:

September 2017 income report apple picking

And worked at home with the kitties:

September 2017 income report kitties

 

Ok, now let’s go back to the business!

Expenses

In September, the expenses were quite low but higher than in August. My Bluehost hosting got renewed and I also renewed 2 PBN domains. I also got an account with ActiveCampaign to do email marketing for Elephant 🐘 Website.

Expenses
Expense Amount Notes
Outsourced writing $0.00 Ordered zero new articles
Outsourced VA $0.00 Did not worked with my VA
E-marketing tools $55.03 Paid for SERP tracking, stock photos, cheap access to AhRef and other SEO tools and proxies for Domain Hunter Gatherer , etc
PBN domain registration $44.58 Renewed two PBN domains
PBN hosting $42.90 Paid for Easy Blog Networks, an awesome solution for PBNs (read my review) and Bulk Buy Hosting (here's my review)
Hosting $155.58 Annual charge by Bluehsot for regular website hosting
Domain registration $0.00 No non-PBN domain renewals
KickFurther $0.00 Did not re-invested anything
Total $298.39

Income

The high season for Elephant 🐘 Website and its family is finishing so the income level has been dropping. However, September revenue stayed pretty much equal to the August level.

Got lost in my elephants, horses, and other creatures? Read here to find out what the website nicknames mean 🐀🐘🐎 🐝

Income
Income Amount Notes
Amazon by Elephant Website 580.85 Revenue from the 1st website I bought (and 2 other websites in the same niche)
AdSense by Elephant & Horse Websites $452.86 Revenue from the 1st & 2nd websites I bought (and 2 other websites in the same niche)
Amazon by Rat Website $35.90 Revenue from the website built by Human Proof Designs; check their website to see if you can get a ready made niche website for yourself
Ads by Rat Website $0.30 I monetize Rat Website through media.net
Amazon by Honeybee Website $0.00 Revenue from the website I am building myself with a PBN
ClickBank $80.31 Recurring and new sales for Easy Blog Networks and Ultimate Azon theme for WordPress
Bulk BuyHosting $38.39 Recurring and new affiliate sales for Buy Bulk Hosting, a solution for PBN hosting
HPD Affiliate $0.00 Affiliate income from Human Proof Designs; check their website to see if you can get a ready made niche website for yourself
Kickfurther $7.12 Online investments paid back; read more in my post about Kickfurther
Interest $6.11 Stashed extra money on a high earning saving account and earned interest
Total $1,201.84

Totals

Here are my totals for September 2017.

Total income $1,201.84 minus total expenses $298.39 makes a net profit of $903.45.

Here is the chart with my revenue vs expenses history for the last 12 months.

august 2017 income report chart

 

October 2017 Plans

In October, I plan to continue going with the course and finally hire freelancers to create content for Elephant 🐘 Website. Also, I plan to resume guest posting. Apart from that, I will write a post with the annual summary for my business and give an interview to  www.entrepreneurdecoded.com. It will be a busy month!

Also, in October, I will try to continue writing about my money-making experience in the blog. Since I am not sure my posting schedule…

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Disclaimer

Some of the links in this income report are affiliate links. I will receive a small fee if you choose to buy after clicking on any of these links. Thank you if you do!

 

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