Hello newbies! My blog is officially 500 days old. It’s been 17 months since i launched this cheesy blog. (Blog was set up in July 07, but didn’t start working on it till late Oct 07) I haven’t been updating this blog recently. The reason is because i don’t need to. But, i plan on doing some restructuring on this little blog. I plan to do some organizing. Anywho, i wanted to share with you guys my income report. It doesn’t look like much, but this blog is a money maker. This make money online blog has paid for a lot of my tech toys. (I recently bought the Nintendo DSi and a macbook before that. When the next iphone comes out, bloggernoob.com will pay for that as well.) This blog has even paid the rent on several occasions. Word of advice for noobies who are trying to enter this niche. Don’t! It’s is much better to set up a blog that is more fun to update. You can make just as much or more money with a blog about cats. Set up a blog like you would start a new hobby. Write about things and post pictures of things that you enjoy doing even if you didn’t get paid to do it. As far as SEO and internet marketing, you can do the painstaking task of building anchored text links from blogs that you actually enjoy reading. Anyway, some of you might be interested in how much i made here at bloggernoob.com.
This income report shows the total amount bloggernoob.com has made in the last 500 days. If you want to see how much i made in the last five months, minus the total from my last income report with today’s total.
Affiliates– For me personally, i think that affiliate marketing is the most profitable. I didn’t know how to drive clicks with this blog in the beginning, but a continued to experiment. I even invested funds for link building and SEO for some of my web pages. I also average a lot in commission with my collection of other web sites. Niche specific deal web sites seem to do well. It also helps to study the market and push a new product before it become flooded by other “make money online” types.
Commission Junction– $12,077.50
Paid Plugs– This market is crapping out. This type of income is only good for noobies. But, as your blog matures, you really need to jump on pay per click or affiliate commissions.
Payperpost– $5512.37 + 223 referrals($15 each) $3345.00 = $8857.37
Smorty– $1251.96 + 66 referrals($5 each) $330 = $1581.96
Sponsoredreviews– $5780.47 + 147 blog referrals($10 each) $1470 + 10 advertiser referrals($25 each) $250 = $7500.47
PPC/Signup Bonus/referrals/misc Starting to slowly learn the ins and outs of this. I got kicked out of google adsense back when i first started this blog. They allegedly said that i was involved in click fraud. Anyway, there are alternatives to google. Google is the best and biggest ad network, but if you want an alternative, go with the following. Or, if you got banned by google like me, go with these.
Project Wonderful– $49.45
BloggerNoob Ads– This type of income isn’t really consistent on this blog. Some months will be really strong, and others not so strong. I sold two ad spots the other day for $150. It’s a nice surprise when i get an email stating that X advertiser bought an ad on bloggernoob dot com. Woke up that morning and made a buck fifty without doing anything.
Private ads– 18 + 60 + 35 + 225 + 40 + 275 + 520 + 365 + 775 + 565 + 615 + 410 + 1725 = $5928.00
I just missed the 50k mark on my 500th day of blogging. I want you guys to note the increase of my affiliate commissions. The time that i would have spent on this blog went to my affiliate commission efforts. It has paid off. I took advantage of the Christmas and Valentines day rush. Some of the income on this blogging income report is from my other web sites. I have a lot of my web sites listed on one account for most of my ad networks. I might have co mingled the income somewhere. I also made an additional $44,000 with my collection of websites. I try to reinvest a lot of my web income into other projects. I really do hope to make some serious cash online. I also pay a lot of money in domain renewals and web hosting. This is just a personal experiment. I have hundreds of web sites. But, you can make a pretty penny with like 10 web sites.
I want to finish off this blog post by saying that i ain’t that smart. Seriously, this isn’t a pitch. Even if your brain works slightly better then a really smart monkey’s brain, you will be able to make money online. Most of the big time affiliate marketers and google adsense earners aren’t that smart. They just work hard at building links for search engines. They then maximize the search engine traffic for clicks or sales. Let me tell you about the so called A list make money online bloggers. All of them are idiots. Also, it isn’t a get rich scheme. The make money fast mentality needs to be wiped from your brain. It will take a lot of time and energy to get things rolling.