Welcome to the fourth blog income and stats recap of MMYW! While I hadn’t disclosed income from Reach Financial Independence so far, I will also add it here since the whole blogging thing is considered one endeavor. For example, my VA has been working on both sites for the past months. MMYW is now four months old, how time flies!
Check previous income and stats recaps:
Virtual assistant and staff writing: $457. The VA works 20 hours per week. I wouldn’t have hired her just to take care of RFI but that is a welcome help with the extra work on MMYW, which is why all her salary goes to MMYW.
I bought quite a few posts too for November and December.
Total $25. For a gift card for Jason Hull’s Winning with money course giveaway. In honor of Veteran Day, Jason is giving his Winning with Money course for free to all veterans and people in active duty or reservists today. Click here if you want to know more.
EXPENSES TOTAL $482
$3,405. This is a mix of Adsense, affiliate sales, and direct advertising, plus a little income I got from my ad referral network’s commissions. Contact me if you are interested in joining the ad network! A couple of deals will deploy in November but they were agreed in October so they are featured here.
Once again I was traveling during the whole month of October so it is not too bad for being on holiday!
$165. Still waiting for that PR update, that apparently won’t happen this year, and maybe never. It is hard to change the ad reps’ mindset and have them consider the other metrics for advertising. I guess I won’t be making my goal of $3,000 by the end of December!
After Costs Total
$3,088. I was happy to still come over $3,000 considering the big expenses on MMYW. My goal was to cover all our European holiday expenses with online income and I will have to break it down but I think it is a PASS!
10% of blogging income will go to sponsor young girls’ education in my village, my education fund now has $404 from July and $253 from August, $297 from September, $357 from October. Total: $1,311. One of my awesome readers also pledged to match my donations up to $2,000 so we have over $2,600 now!!
The school year ends on November 30th so that is when the best two students will be announced, then I’ll check with them what they want to study. If I have money left over I will help middle school students buy uniforms and school supplies for next year.
Blog stats for RFI
Still a slight decrease in pageviews but that is what I should expect when spending the past two months on holidays in Europe and not working on my blog. Overall still a good month.
|Sept 30th||Oct 31st|
|SEO traffic %||31%||48.5%|
Blog stats for MMYW
Because MMYW started one year after RFI, I will compare the stats I can find. Back in July 2012, I was blogging in a cave, waiting for the world to come and find me. I had a Twitter account I rarely used, read a ton of PF sites but seldom said hi or left a comment, and didn’t network a bit. It lasted until mid September 2012. So far, MMYW is doing much better than RFI. Although RFI got a PR3 in November and we won’t get any for MMYW soon.
Although I have had a problem this month, instead of the usual 2,500-3,000 impressions a day I was getting in Google, I only got 150 or less for two weeks. I don’t know what happened there, but my pageviews collapsed as a result.
|Sept 30th||Oct 31st||RFI Oct 31st 2012|
|SEO traffic %||31.5%||45.15%||12.3%|
Sorry about the lack of information on RFI, some info is not available in retrospect. But so far, MMYW is doing way better.
How did your blog grow in the past month? Happy with the results?