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March – April 2019 Income Report: Outsource All The Things πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ, Kapa99 Disaster πŸ˜’, My Websites πŸ˜πŸ€ Update

Welcome to my second income report of 2019!

I decided to follow the example of two previous months and combine yet another two months into one income report (IR).

I do it for two major reasons: Saving time ⏳ and reducing the amount of identical content in my blog πŸ’€

Rather than creating yet another boring IR, I better spend time on writing other posts that are hopefully more interesting than money reports 🀞🏻

So read my income report #43-44 to find out what happened in March-April 2019.

March-April: Things are in motion πŸ‘πŸ»

Outsource all the things πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Finally, I did that outsourcing I had been wanting to do since forever!

In March-April, I πŸ‘‡πŸ»

πŸ‘πŸ» hired a second writer
πŸ‘πŸ» increased the weekly hours of my virtual assistant (VA)
πŸ‘πŸ» tried to outsource graphic designs (more on this later)
πŸ‘πŸ» and most importantly, hired an editor!

Hiring an editor has been on my agenda for a very long time.

When I editing and reviewing articles myself, I felt like my soul was dying 😣😫🀯 I was so miserable and unhappy – and this was a good indicator that I needed to outsource this activity πŸ‘πŸ»

On one of the affiliate marketing forums I read, somebody said he was letting his great editor go because of selling his business. He highly recommended the editor so I asked for the contact info.

The editor was more than willing to accept new clients and I negotiated a good price for her work (at least, I think so at the moment πŸ˜†)

Now, my articles are now being reviewed and edited by not me πŸ˜…πŸ‘πŸ»

I am much happier than before! πŸŽ‰

And since I keep investing in new content for my websites, the editor (not me) has a lot of work to do!

Unlimited graphic design with Kapa99: Pure disaster

On the outsourcing wave, I finally tired out Kapa99, an unlimited graphic design service πŸ–Ό

I used their 14-day free trial.

Let’s put it short: It did not go well.

I did not like it and I even wrote a post about my experience. You can check it here.

If you read it already, you already know why.

If not, go ahead and read it to find out why I do not recommend this service πŸ˜–

🐘 websites update

As you may remember, I have two websites in the same niche and share the same 🐘 animal in their names.

1️⃣ is called Mother 🐘 Website; I bought it in 2015 and it was the first website I bought.

2️⃣ is called Baby 🐘Website; I started it on my own based on the Mother 🐘 website niche and experience.

The websites compete for the same keywords and have some fairly similar content. For that reason, I  lump their revenue together into the same income bucket (and assigned them the same animal).

However, the way how I grow these websites is starting getting more and more different.

For example, I invest much more into Mother 🐘 since it’s bigger and kinda a testing ground for me. Baby 🐘 gets less love but here, I plan to reproduce the successful steps I did for the Mother 🐘.

Both websites are my primary breadwinners and I try to invest back into them as much as possible πŸ”€

In March-April, this is how much content I published on both websites:

Website # of words # of images
Mother Elephant 17,600 words 145 images
Baby Elephant 12,300 words 53 images

I accept guest posts on both websites. This kind of content is not primary (meaning I publish my own content more often) but it contributes a good share to the success of the websites plus generates extra revenue πŸ€‘

I also build backlinks to the sites and it happens as a part of my daily routine.

One of the things I am doing Mother 🐘 is to do Pinterest via TailWind. That’s why the number of images I publish along with the posts is important❗ I share them all on Pinterest and sometimes, they go viral and really boost my trafficπŸ‘πŸ»

This is how its Pinterest traffic grew in March-April compared to January-February:


Got lost in my Elephants 🐘, Rats πŸ€, and other creatures? Read here to find out what the website nicknames mean

πŸ€ website update

As you may already know, I am reviving my old πŸ€ Website.

In March and April, I did not build any new backlinks. Instead, I focused on updating the old content and publishing some new one.

Here are the content stats:

# of words # of images
8,600 words 19 images

Thanks to the content update, its rankings and traffic have started picking up:

march-april_2019_income_report_-_Rat traffic


I am in a rush here since it’s also a seasonal niche (similar to my 🐘 websites) and it is starting soon!

LivingOfCloud (this blog) update

In this blog, I was less active during this period.

Here are the posts I wrote:

πŸ‘‰πŸ» 2 posts of SEO & Affiliate Marketing News Roundups: March, April.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» the Kapa99 review I mentioned above
πŸ‘‰πŸ» how to do taxes for an affiliate business in Canada based on my experience

No word count for this one! I do not track the stats for LOC as closely as I do for the niche websites.

Also, I got mentioned on OnlineRockersHub, a blog about making money online from home. Thanks for the mention, Nirmal! πŸ€—

A new animal in my zoo 🦍🦏🐻

Meanwhile, I started a new project!

I cannot tell you what it is about, of course, but it’s a new niche website πŸ˜†

I don’t spend much time on it yet and it keeps being pushed down in my priority pipeline. But the domain name is already bought and now I am fighting with setting up HTTPS with a free SSL certificate from CloudFlare 😣

I also gave it a new animal name. It’s πŸ¦„, no less! 😜

Taxes 2018

March-April was that fun time for filing taxes 🧾

This year, it was a bit stressful time for me since I had to pay taxes on my cryptocurrency gains.

I had to file it before April 31st and also pay what I owed the Canadian government.

Turned out I owed almost $8,900 ($12,000CAD) 😱😱😱


Oh well. This is a part of the game.

Personal life πŸ‘©πŸ»

On the personal side, life was pretty calm. It was cold outside during these two months so I stayed mostly inside πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Except for the time when we had a sugar shack festival πŸŽͺπŸ€ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ right next to our place! Sam and I went there every day and tried almost every kind of food and drink that was offered there πŸ™ƒ

mar apr income report - sugar shack

mar apr income report - sugar shack

Spring appeared once in a while
Making my hair lit with πŸ”₯

mar apr income report - spring hair on fire

Meanwhile, my 🐈🐈 decided to organize a rock band and even shot a photo for their first album cover. It went quite viral on Reddit. Not sure their (meowing) songs will ever do, thoughπŸ˜†mar apr income report - cats organizing a band

Spotify was giving away GoogleHome Mini for free to their Premium subscribers and I got one πŸ’šβšͺ

mar apr income report - googleHome via spotify

At the end of April, our local park still had ❄❄❄ β›„πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€

mar apr income report -still snow in the park

…so I trained mostly at homeπŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈmar apr income report - working out at home

Meanwhile, my work days often pass like this, full of kitties:

mar apr income report - cats


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


In March-April, the expenses were pretty high since I decided to continue investing in the website content.

As you could see above, the total number of words I paid for was almost 38,000! It’s like writing a 150-page book where each page has 250 words. Such πŸ“” would be about 3 cm (1 1/4 inch) thick πŸ™€

All these words were also needed to be uploaded and formatted on the websites. That’s why I asked my VA to work more hours and also increased her hourly rate from $6 to $7.

Let’s look at the details.

Expense Amount Notes
Outsourced writing $960.00 Ordered new articles
Outsourced editing $227.65 Reviewing and editing articles
Outsourced labor $452.65 Paid a VA for doing some stuff
Outsourced images 0.00 Made all the images myself and with Kapa99
E-marketing tools $35.87 Paid for a cheap access to AhRef tool and email list cleaning
PBN domain registration $0.00 Amount paid for PBN domain renewals
PBN hosting $85.80 Paid for Easy Blog Networks (read my review) and Bulk Buy Hosting (here's my review)
Domain registration $24.22 Amount paid for regular domain renewals and new domains
Guest posting $0.00 Amount paid for guest posting
Total $1,786.18


The income in March-April was very good since the high season for my 🐘 websites has started.

I also started getting more money from this blog thanks to writing more articles with affiliate links in them as well as updating some old content.

Got lost in my Elephants 🐘, Rats πŸ€, and other creatures? Read here to find out what the website nicknames mean

Let’s look at the income numbers in the details.

Income Amount Notes
AdSense by Elephant Websites $1,101.11 Revenue from the 1st websites I bought + another one in the same niche
VigLink by Elephant Websites 184.93 VigLink revenue from the 1st websites I bought + another one in the same niche
Amazon by Elephant Websites $1,957.47 Revenue from the 1st website I bought + another one in the same niche
Amazon by Rat Website $16.86 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 $0.00 I monetize Rat Website through media.net
Amazon by Honeybee Website $0.83 Revenue from the website I am building myself with a PBN
AdSense by other websites $7.96 Revenue from the rest of my websites
Paid guest posts $180.50 Revenue received for paid guest posting
Easy Blog Networks $65.18 Recurring and new affiliate sales for Easy Blog Networks, a solution for PBN hosting
Bulk BuyHosting $32.37 Recurring and new affiliate sales for Buy Bulk Hosting, another solution for PBN hosting
OFX $236.26 Revenue from OFX affiliate commissions
PlanetExpress $236.26 Revenue from PlanetExpress affiliate commissions
AppSumo $10.00 Got AppSumo credit
Kickfurther 3.07 Online investments paid back; read more in my post about Kickfurther
Interest $5.61 Interest earned on a saving account
Total $3,793.28

Totals πŸ’΅

Here are my totals for March-April 2019.

Total income $3,793.28 minus total expenses $1,786.18 makes a net profit of $2,007.10. This profit should be divided by two since it’s for both March and April.

Here is the chart with my revenue vs expenses history for the last 14 months. I used the 14-month timeline instead of the 12-month one in order to show you how these months performed compared to the last year.

March-April 2019 income report chart

Meanwhile, April 2019 was the 3d best month ever in terms of income.

Two months that were better than it was in December 2018 when I sold my 🐎 website and May 2016 when Mother 🐘 website was in its earning peak (right after I bought it).

income report chart since the beginning

May – June 2019 Plans πŸ“…

I really liked writing such a joined income report that covers two months and I am thinking of continuing doing it this way. That’s why I write my plans here for both May and June.

So, in May and June 2019, I plan to do the following things:

πŸ‘‰πŸ» keep grinding and preparing for high season for Rat πŸ€ Website
πŸ‘‰πŸ» keep churning out more content for Elephant 🐘 Websites
πŸ‘‰πŸ» investigate new money-making opportunities for Elephant 🐘 Websites since they are starting to have good traffic
πŸ‘‰πŸ» keep publishing new content on my LOC blog as well as re-writing old articles ✍🏻
πŸ‘‰πŸ» continue working on the new project, which seems to be pushed back all the time πŸ˜’

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Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post 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! πŸ€—

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