Income Report – July 2012
Hey there…time for another of our income and traffic reports for July, 2012.
After having our second best month ever in June we were expecting things to slow down a bit in July, but that simply wasn’t the case. Joe “Hot Money” Magnotti decided to go on a tear and listed a ton of niche sites for sale on our Buy Our Sites page, which led to us ending the month out pretty strong. We are expecting a slower August though, as it will take some time to rebuild and we have some side projects that will be taking up quite a bit of our time.
No time to waste, so I’ll get right into the details. Overall, we were able to pull in a total of $23,272.14 for the month!
Traffic To AdSenseFlippers
We had a total of 21,541 visits in July, an increase of over 25% from June. Much of this increase was due to an excellent debate post on Niche Vs. Authority Sites delivered from Steve and Mike, bringing in over 4,000 pageviews on its own. Here are the next top content pages, in order of pageviews:
Income Report June 2012 – 3,553 pageviews
Diverisifcation Of Income Through Software Development – 1,493 pageviews
5 Business Failures That Nearly Killed Our Business – 1,318 pageviews
AFP 27: How To Use A Broker To Buy And Sell Websites – 972 pageviews
We didn’t produce as much content for the podcast, but were still able to improve our downloads to 11,283 for the month. We decided to try something a little different and our most recent episode is a discussion between Joe and I, moderated by John The Intern, about exactly how we would go about starting a new business under set parameters. We’ll have that podcast episode out in a few hours! Do you prefer listening to podcasts or reading blog posts? Here are a few of the podcasts we’re listening to now:
Even with quite a few site sales our AdSense earnings stayed pretty consistent and even went up a bit to $3,493.16. We had our best day at $149.71 on July 13th and our worst day at $78.79 on July 4th, due to the holiday. Our site sales were more staggered throughout the month which kept away the instant drop in income that comes with a large batch of sold sites.
As promised, we did hold another Flippa auction in July that brought in $2K. In addition to Flippa’s “verified AdSense earnings” addition, we were surprised to find that Flippa now allows you to set the maximum you’d like to bid on the auction and they will auto-bid up to your maximum as you compete with other potential buyers. This addition brought in quite a few more bids (80 bids total) and put us firmly in the #1 position of the Most Active section…a great place to be!
We followed up a strong June with another great month and pulled in $15,978.20 in private site sales. There seems to be much more interest in our single sites rather than our site packages and we’re really not sure why that is. We had a couple of questions in July that led us to believe some didn’t understand that you could click on the packages to get a lightbox that shows you all the same information available for the single site sales. In looking at the packages section, it just seems much less appealing than the single sites…I’m guessing that’s because there’s much less information given without clicking on each package. We’re going to make an adjustment to the page soon to show more information for the packages We’ve just added a bunch of individual sites for sale. Click here to check out our sites for sale now.
Niche Site Gold
We’re up to over 860 subscribers to our NicheSiteGold newsletter and were able to sell $550.00 worth of domains in July. (Down $50 from June) We’ve been getting quite a few questions via email about how to find profitable niches and we’ve forwarded them to NSG. A large percentage of our NSG email subscribers are also AdSense Flippers subscribers, but I think this service would actually stand on its own. I’m looking at ways to promote NSG outside of AdSense Flippers, but if you have any ideas I’d love to hear them in the comments!
We had another strong month in July, bringing in $1,250.78. Much of that came through Long Tail Pro sales and I recently noticed we’re ranked #1 for “Long Tail Pro discount” and #5 for “Long Tail Pro”…sweet! We brought in $50 for SEOMoz which is pretty low considering the value I’m currently getting out of Open Site Explorer, Rank Tracking, etc. I’m thinking a post explaining exactly how I’m using it would probably be useful and will add that to our future content! In the meantime, click here to trial SEOMoz Pro free for 30 days.
Sites Created: 179 (202 last month)
AdSense Earnings: $3,493.16 ($3,262.14 last month)
Flippa Sales: $2,000.00 ($0.00 last month)
Private Sales: $15,978.20 ($22,312.60 last month)
Niche Site Gold: $550.00 ($600.00 last month)
Total Affiliate Sales: $1,250.78 ($1,254.13 last month)
- LongTailPro: $982.64
- HostGato: $50.00
- Virtual Staff Finder: $0.00
- Market Samurai: $93.12
- SubmitYourArticle: $40.84
- CTR Theme: $0.00
- 100K AdSense Blueprint: $0.00
- GoDaddy: $1.80
- Amazon: $0.00
- oDesk: $0.00
- SECockpit: $27.88
- SEOMoz: $50.00
- SENuke X: $0.00
- Agoda: $0.00
- Whoosh Traffic: $4.50
Total Income: $23,272.14 ($27,428.87 last month)
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