Activity Report for July 2017
The month of July was a surprising improvement over last month’s income. A few of my Amazon based affiliate niche sites performed better than expected. In fact, this July was the best results I ever had for the month of July since being online! Web traffic also improved over last month, another welcome surprise.
Amazon came through for me in July. My other affiliate revenue sources (other than one) were dead as expected. July has always been a difficult earning month for me (people on vacation, holiday, etc).
So July was a bit of a surprise. Not only did I make commission sales, but also had my best July ever since being online.
In short, this month’s income was almost $130. That’s well above last month’s $33 and better than the normal $0. Amazon commission sales made up $93, while a private affiliate program made up the other $37.
There was only one expense in July, and that was Internet services. Now in reality, I have carryovers from hosting costs, etc. But none the less, monthly expenses were low.
Because of low expenses, and a better than expected income sales month, I experienced a gain of about $94. While I still missed my targeted goal, I still did better than I have in all July’s past.
Because I still have tracking issues with Google analytics, I’ve activated server side tracking (Webalizer and Awstats). Still, I’m reporting Google analytic results for my sites. Analytics showed an improvement in overall web traffic of 37% over last month. That is a surprise since July is typically my lowest web traffic month.
I got slammed by my hosting service for one of my sites. They notified me (after penalizing the site) that it was using up too much server resources. So they put strict limits on it’s resources forcing me to have to disable half of my plugins. Two of those plugins kept my site’s products updated and pulled in info for the posts. With those disabled, I lost a source of income.
So in the meantime, I reviewed all article posts on the site and added relevant products to those posts. The problem that I have is this – with hard products, quantities and prices change all the time, or they are discontinued. That means with those type products, you have to stay on top of them frequently.
With info products, the supply is endless, price stable, but they are much harder to sell. This means you have to focus on continuous promotion, promotion, promotion. Which brings up another issue.
I need to get back to building email lists. With info products, it is very important to have a list – the bigger, the better.
At any rate, here is my latest activity report for July 2017 online business results as shown below:
|website||earned||price||% of sale|
|blog posts & reviews||10||11% increase|
|page views (avg per site)||352.6||37% increase|
|EMAIL LISTS:||month's sign-ups||total subscribers|
End of activity report for July 2017.