Activity Report for October 2019
October had a better round this time compared to last year . It moved up from #11 last year to #3 this year so far (2 months left). You can see more about it in the activity report for October 2019 below.
Again, Amazon associate sales was my only source of income for October. And not all of my Amazon promoting sites are making sales. I don’t even want to begin talking about the disappointment of my other sites. Even worked on resolving my autoresponder issues without success. So my email marketing efforts remain dead.
As mentioned above October was my 3rd best commission sales month for this year so far. And it did so much better than it did last year. However, it still missed it’s set income goal.
At least my average commission earning percentage increased slightly to 6.7%. All in all, October ended up generating $94.94 in affiliate income.
My total monthly expenses were low. Just 1 domain renewal. Still deferring Internet service expenses until paid commissions catch-up. With that said, October expenses were a meager $13.16.
October ended up being another profitable month! The total monthly gain was $81.78 – which is $4.02 better than last month. And last month had no expenses. Hopefully this upward trend will continue
The total average web traffic dropped again for October by 3.21% from last month. That’s tracking only 11 of my 13 active sites. Again, only one site surpassed its set traffic goal for the month. Another site came close to meeting its goal. And the rest continue needing work.
Article Posts & Reviews:
October’s post reviews and articles slightly dropped from September by 3.13%. I managed to publish 31 posts for the month. Ideally, I should be publishing a total of 52 article posts and reviews each month. Hopefully when my other projects are done, I’ll have more time to write.
Which leads in to site remodeling. Even with the revised schedule, I’m still behind schedule. No longer am I focused on doing a site in a few weeks. Instead my goal is to do a site to completion before starting another one. Because some site will take longer to do than others. Plus I ran into a glitch with my Amazon sites having to make immediate tweaks to those sites to better reflect their operating policies.
Email marketing and mail lists:
I cannot get my “autoresponder for life” to work correctly. It is having issues with my hosting server. The server blocks all emails sent from the autoresponder which means NO DELIVERED EMAILS. All attempts to correct this issue have ended in failure.
So my options (all requiring higher expenses) are to integrate a third party sending service, or sign-up for a paid autoresponder service. I’ve already tried to set-up AWS as a third party sending service and gave up since it is highly complicated to do correctly! And if I go back to a paid autoresponder service, I’ll have to set up separate accounts for each of my websites that will be WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.
So until I can solve my dilemma, email marketing will continue to remain dead.
Activity Report Results
Besides my email marketing issues that could help generate more income or create higher costs, here are the results for my online business activity report for October 2019 as shown below:
|websites||earned||sales||% of sale|
|services||$13.16||renewal, ISP services deferred|
|Blog posts & Reviews||31||-3.13% decrease|
|Page Views (avg per site)||190.0||-3.21% decrease|
End of activity report for October 2019.