Activity Report for April 2017
April was a busy and successful month. Sales and commissions increased significantly. Websites were moved to a new hosting service and all sites changed over to SSL certification.
For the month of April, the commission percentage earned improved to 40%. That is a big improvement over the 8% earned last month.
This time I had four (4) commission sales during the month. All four sales were for higher priced items as well.
Another sale was made, but the item was returned within that week. 5 total sales, but only 4 credited sales.
And the biggest sale made was just before the deadline, which means that I should be paid a month sooner. All told, I earned over a thousand dollars for the month.
April was the most expensive month to date. I got a 3 year hosting service contract for WHM hosting paid upfront. That expense accounted for $475 of the total monthly expense. However, I will not have to worry about renewing hosting accounts for some time.
Also I had a domain name renewal. That accounted for the remaining month’s expenses.
I thought that I might have additional expenses with SSL certificates. But I already had a positive SSL certificate waiting to be activated (which I did). And I activated my other 6 sites using Let’s Encrypt which is a free CV issuing organization.
April was the first month this year that I made a profit. Glowball Web Network had a welcomed net profit of about $562. April also exceeded expectations by earning nearly all second quarter goals.
But since the first quarter of the year was so dismal, I am still slightly behind my income goals for the year. If the month of May can perform anywhere close to April, I’ll be in good shape.
I still had some issues with Google analytics tracking in April. One site didn’t have any data for one week.
Since I have moved my sites over to a new hosting service, this should help improve tracking. Each site is setup with it’s own cPanel hosting. No more sharing as an added domain to another site. And each site was changed over to SSL. I had to make sure that Analytics knows about each site change since my URLs are now https instead of http.
Again the number of blog posts/reviews improved in April over March. But it is nowhere close to where it needs to be. That will change for May since the major moves and added SSL have been completed. I can focus once again on content.
I actually invested some time with my email lists. A broadcast was sent out to all subscribers for two reasons. First to help me cleanup my lists (7 people unsubscribed). And second, to start working on rapport with them again.
Here is the latest activity report for April 2017 online business results shown below:
|Services rendered||-$488.71||WHM Hosting / Domain Renewal|
|blog posts & reviews||8||60% increase
|page views (avg per site)||405.4||Analytics Recalibrated for SSL
|sign-ups||-7 | 0||List Clean-up|
|total subscribers||395 | 55||TSA | iMW|