Activity Report for August 2015
August has traditionally been a tough month for me to make any money online. For this round, only one of my nine sites made any sales. However, I also kept expenses low (not making money, then not spending it either). Even though it wasn’t a stellar month, it still was a profitable month and that does matter.
I have also taken note that 2 of my sites have not made any sales for the year and will be dropped if they don’t start making money soon. No use carrying around dead weight. Earlier in the year, I dropped a website that I had since 2010 because it hadn’t performed for several years (a mistake for holding on to for so long) and found difficult to let go because it was a pet project of mine.
I even stepped it up by writing and publishing more reviews and blog posts, a 275% increase from last month! However, web traffic dropped for the second straight month in a row decreasing another 17.21% from last month. I realize that July and August are heavy vacation (holiday) months and part of the reason for reduced traffic.
Also focused on redesigning a few of my sites for easy of navigation and to have a more modern look. Implemented an auto-posting plugin to test to see how it will work. It added an additional 45 items to that website, but I need to see if it keeps prices and stock updated properly.
Also I got another sign-up to one of my 2 lists. I will be ramping it up in September by getting solo ads to drive to 2 of my sites and to a third party offer. This should help to improve sales.
I have more going on in the background, but it is too soon to talk about at this time. I will be glad to share it once I get close to implementing it at that time.
With that said, here is my online business results for the month of August 2015:
|blog posts & reviews|
|page views/top 5 sites|
2 different lists
8 | 50
TSA | CBPI