Online Income Report – December 2010

Here is a breakdown of my online income for December 2010.

Google Adsense – $195.56

Affiliate Income – $1095

Brokered Ads – $49.88

Direct Ads – $171.36

Total – $1511.80

My online income was once again over $1000 in December.  This was by far my best year for making money online.  I came close to grossing five figures.  My goal for this year is to make a five figure profit.  It looks like I will have a pretty good start this month although I haven’t made much affiliate income for next month.  On the plus side I have picked up a couple more monthly text links which should help smooth out my income a tiny bit.

Online Income Report – November 2010

This was supposed to go up last night but my hosting was down again last night. If anyone knows of a good online tutorial on transferring a WordPress blog to a new host please tell me. Anyway, here is a breakdown of my online income for November 2010.

Google Adsense – $325.91

Affiliate Income – $260

Text Link Ads – $44.53

Direct Ads – $33.23

Total – $663.67

My streak of $1000 online income months came to an end in November.  Making $600 wasn’t bad though since I haven’t been putting a lot of work into my blogs.  I already know my income will be back over $1000 for December since much of my affiliate income is paid the month after I make it.  The affiliate offer that was making most of my money is no longer producing but I have some smaller affiliate offers that are working.  I just need to post more often and experiment with different affiliate offers to keep my affiliate income up.  I also have been a lot pickier about accepting ads.  I’m establishing a set ad policy and ad rates and will be responding to the multiple advertising inquiries I have waiting in my inbox.  I should just break five figures in online income for the year.  Next year I want to be solidly in the five figures for profit.  I’ll establish more specific goals during the year.  This will be my best year for online income and I’m pleased with it but there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Online Income Report – October 2010

Here is a breakdown of my online income for October 2010.

Google Adsense – $338.23

Affiliate Income – $750

Text Link Ads – $48.45

Direct Ads – $33.23

Ehow – $11.89

Total – $1181.80

My online income was over $1000 for the fourth month in a row.  This is great income, especially considering I haven’t done a lot of work on my sites the last couple of months.  My Adsense seems to have recovered from the summer doldrums.  It should remain strong through the winter.  The main source of my income in October was from affiliate income.  I prefer this to the direct ad sales since I think it is more sustainable.  However, the vast majority of this affiliate income was from one limited-time offer.  Whenever the affiliate ends the offer my income will likely nosedive.  This hasn’t happened yet so my November income should still be over $1000.   I’ve been turning down a lot of direct ad offers since I don’t think the money they are offering is worth the risk to my page rank.  My goal for the rest of the year is to diversify my affiliate income and develop my own product.

Online Income Report – September 2010

Here is a breakdown of my online income for September 2010.

Google Adsense – $372.50

Affiliate Income – $375

Direct Ads – $615.23

Text Links – $48

Total – $1410.73

I was quite pleased with my online income last month.  It was the most I have made in a month.  The Adsense was way up because I had an article that appeared on Yahoo Finance which brought me lots of very clicky traffic.  Adsense will be down this month unless something like that happens again.  My affiliate income should be up this month though partially because of the extra traffic from the Yahoo article and partly because of luck.  The direct ads will be down because I’ve been turning down some ad offers to help protect my page rank.  I do have over $100 in recurring monthly ads so I will still make at least that much.  Overall, my online income will be down but I’m hoping that I can hit the $1000 mark for the fourth month in a row.

This is my gross online income.  The online income I report in my monthly income posts is minus my hosting and domain expenses and some other basic expenses so it will always be smaller.

I’m working on adding some more sources of revenue and my plan is to get my monthly income consistently over $1500 and hopefully more.

September Income – $3153.38

Here is a breakdown of my income for September.

Online Income




Stock Dividends


Mystery Shops


Bank Bonuses




Medical Study






It was a good month for income.  My online income not only totaled more than $1000 for the third month in a row, it also reached a new high.  I don’t think I’ll match that high again this month but I should have a good shot at breaking $1000 again.  I was pleased that even without the job income I made over $2500.  My mix of passive and alternative income is working well for me.

My overall income is going to be down this month.  I will not have any job income this month.  I am screening for another medical study but even if I do get in it will pay less than the one last month.  Stock dividends will also be less because most of my stocks don’t have scheduled dividends in October.   The March, June, September, December distribution schedule is the most common among my stocks.

I was also quite pleased with my mystery shopping income.  I have cut back on the amount of shops I do the past couple months but since I’m getting better paying shops my income is still about the same.  I don’t include reimbursements in my mystery shop income but I don’t subtract expenses from it either.

We will see what this month brings.  My income should still be more than my expenses.  It would be great if I could consistently get my income above the $2000 level.