Activity Report for November 2015

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November was a financial disappointment. Only a few sales were made even though my one email list size doubled. I even updated the eCourse offer adding additional helpful product and software offers that should have helped but didn’t this round.

For whatever reason, two solo ads I ordered were canceled by the vendors at the last minute and a third vendor refunded my money on a solo ad that performed poorly. So now I have a solo ad reserve that I can use for December. I’m still shooting for a list of 500 subscribers by the end of the year.

No progress was made this past month on my product projects. I have 5 separate products planned and the basic groundwork done on all of them. I just need to be more focused by assigning time to work on them and getting them done.

I didn’t take advantage of either Black Friday or Cyber Monday as a marketer or consumer  because they both have become overused, overrated, and whatever other hype you can throw into it. In fact, I’m still clearing out my email accounts with all those “special” offers that, to coin a phrase from Carl Sagan, were in the billions and billions of offers.

On the expense side of things, some major quarterly and annual bills came due (email and hosting services) which made up most of the monthly expenses. I paid for 3 years of hosting service for each from two different hosting companies. Sadly one of the hosting services didn’t have all the features I need to run the special plugins I have installed for some of my sites.

I made the decision not to promote a (front end) product that was released in mid-November for ethical reasons – even though the vendor believes they are being “ethical”, I disagree! What they are doing is legal, but that doesn’t automatically make it ethical by default!

Even though I told myself not to spend as much time with my Amazon niche sites, I ended up ignoring my own advice. The majority of blog posts & reviews that were done – with a 245% increase over the prior month, were for those niche sites. In fact, even though I continue to write blog posts for my main sites, I haven’t published them!

Web traffic to my sites increased again this month, but the web analytics show that the visitors are not staying very long. Plus I noticed a major discrepancy between Google analytic results and Slimstats for my one site. Google shows a bounce rate of nearly 90%, where Slimstats shows 30% rate. Slimstats also provides more meaningful info about each visitor than Google does.

I initially planned on finishing the year strong, but instead decided to work on finishing my offline projects along with spending more face to face time with family, neighbors and friends. Tis the season to be jolly! 🙂

Without further ado, here are the stats for my online activity report for November 2015 :

Income:
deckpatiolandscape

$4.76

 $119.00  4.00%
glowballwebnetwork.com

$0.00

homesurroundings.com

$0.00

imarketer.us

$0.00

lawngardentools

$0.00

lawnmowers

$0.00

thesmartaffiliate.com

$35.92

$39.90 90.03%
tophammocksonline.com

$0.00

OTHER

$0.00

Sub-total:

$40.68

$158.90

25.60%

Expenses:
Purchases made

-$0.00

N/A

Services rendered

-$255.76

Advertising/Hosting

Misc.

-$41.00

Donations

Sub-total:

-$296.76

TOTAL:

($256.08)

month loss

Stats:
blog posts & reviews

27

245% increase

page views/top 5 sites

2,878

17.42% increase

sign-ups

81

(2 different lists)

total subscriber

172 | 52

TSA | CBPI

 

About Michel

Michel has been actively involved online since 2009. He started Glowball Web Network in October of 2011. He has broad experience including what he achieved from many of the online training programs he’s taken over the years. He’s knows what works and doesn’t work and is willing to share his knowledge with you on this site and partner sites. More importantly, he continually to stay updated since it’s always changing!
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