Income Report for August, 2014 – Almost at $20K

29,321 page views   (+1,210 from July)

14,903  Youtube channel views  (+153 from July)

108,192 minutes watched (+3,007 from July)

Aweber subscribers: 6,356 (+565 subscribers from July)

GetResponse subscribers:  2,093 (+1 subscriber from July)

Total email list subscribers: 8,449

Expenses

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

JVZoo Fees: $43

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $42.92 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

Click Magick: $17 – The awesome tool I use for tracking clicks, optins, and sales

WuFoo: $14.95

Skype: $10 for premium

Facebook ads: $7

Total expenses: $293.81 (-$166.28 compared to July)

Revenue

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $2,009.88 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

Arbitrage Underdog RELOADED: $1,694.50 from review and interview with Tom E

RunClick Webinar: $1,283.05 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

The Fiverr Handover: $1,034.87 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Tube Viper X: $960.60 from review and interview with Lisa Allen and Anthony Aires

Tee Blueprint: $835.65 from review and interview with Manny Hanif

Backup Beast: $734.03 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Squeeze Matic: $693.26 from review and interview with Brett Rutecky

CPA Cash Demon: $643.01 from review and interview with Naidy Phoon

Simple CPA Profits 2: $593.54 from review and interview with Adam Payne

Resto Box: $488 from review and interview with Prady

Paged Profits Formula: $354.69 from review

Hangout Cash Code: $309.14 from review and interview with Mark Salmon and Chris Cole

Zamurai PBN Blueprint: $273.99 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Half-A-Brain Profit Machine: $269.13 from review and interview with Jeremy Kennedy

Video Maker FX: $244.90 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Covert Video Press: $192 from preview and review

Seamless Secure: $187.71 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

Instant Profit Silos: $148.69 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Covert Shirt Store: $145.50 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

The Secret Sauce: $112.90 from review and interview with Lee Collins

Social Mobi Deals: $110.04 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

Retargeting Rebellion: $92.03 from review and interview with Gavin and Jake

Social Bitcoin Store (CLOSED): $82.85 from review and interview with Neil Napier

The Cash Box Blueprint: $79.96 from review and preview

Local Reputation Hero: $70.50 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Spy Perfection: $68.27 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Funnel Factories: $63.50 from review and interview with Barry Rodgers

Niche Synergy: $56.90 from interview and review with Mark Bishop

Ad Factory: $55.20 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

Easy Auto Tube: $54.85 from review and presell video

Penguin Recovery Jeet: $51.50 from review and interview with Cyril Jeet Gupta

IMNow Webinar: $48.50 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

Rapid Content Wizard: $48.50 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Local Lead Alternator: $45.37 review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Tee Cash Kit: $44.40 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

Creative Post: $40.46 from review and interview with Guillermo Mata

Rapid Mailer: $33.50 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Kindle Money Mastery: $26.74 from review and interview with Stefan Pylarinos

Tee Cash Boot Camp: $25.90 from review and interview with Andy Berard

Zamurai Video Bootcamp: $23.99 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Hero Tower: $24.50 from review and interview with Ross Carrel

Tee Profit Punch: $21.73 from review and interview with Travis Petelle

Solo Ad Business Blueprint: $21.26 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Solo Profits Blueprint: $18.15 from review and interview with James Canzanella

Vid Infusion (CLOSED): $18 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

My Marketing Results: $17.32 from review and presell video

Tuberank Jeet: $16.20 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Super Easy Cash Machine: $15.40 from review and interview with Branden Pierce

Passive List Building Blitz: $14.61 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Cray-Z E-Z Profits: $14.01 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

The Death of Solo Ads: $10.89 from review and interview with David Eisner

Video Nova: $10.02 from review and interview with JF Garsula

Simple JV Cash: $8.30 from review and interview with AJ Montoya

EasyBay Pro: $8.10 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

TreasureCoach Linkedin: $7.50 from review and interview with Maksym V.

CPA Warrior: $7.36 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Digital Product Academy: $6.05 from review and interview with Nick Arnold

Inner Circle Solo Ads 3.0: $4.50 from interview with Rob Stafford

This Stuff Really Works: $4.11 from interview with James Holland

Total revenue from interviews: $14,580.01 (+$6,278.08 from July)

Private Coaching students: $1,997 – In this program I teach how to make money from affiliate marketing, list building, and product creation. I’m slowly accepting new students so if you’re interested in learning my secrets to making money online then APPLY HERE.

Secret Product: $823.56 I’ll be launching this soon, but I’ve been testing the sales funnel

Kindle earnings: $37.64

PLR Assassin: $24.03 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Fiverr Secrets: $17– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr

Image Suite: $22.54

Clever Youtube Plugin: $8.83

Total from OTHER streams of income: $2,930.60 (-$1,228.9- from July)

Total Revenue: $17,510.61 (+$5,049.18 from July)

Total Profit: $17,216.80 (+$5,215.46 from July)

I’m still in shock from this month’s results. I mean, my goal for 2014 was to be EASILY making $5,000 per month. Hitting almost $20,000 was something that I didn’t think would even be possible.

How was I able to do it? There were some AMAZING products to promote this month. One thing I love about my job is that I get to play with every new tool on the market and go through every new course. Sure, it can be a bit of information overload, but I know when I’ve hit something amazing. I have to be careful about saying “this is awesome, go get it” because if I say that for every product that I do an interview and review about then my recommendation becomes meaningless.

I’m finally finished with my product detailing the steps it takes to reach my kind of success!

I’m a bit obsessive about the products that I put out. I had my first product launch last year and sold an unimpressive 250 copies. I don’t want that to happen again.

This time around I’ve put extra care not only into my front end product, but also into the upsells as well. I’ve made it so that for some people the front end product will be enough, but for those who want to take it to the next level I’ve included 2 extra courses that are filled with some of my most valuable information that I normally reserve for my coaching students. I plan to have a LOT of happy customers.

So when is it launching???

I’m officially opening the cart on Wednesday, October 22nd at 11am EDT. They’ll be an early bird discount as well for those of you who take action quickly…I’ll announce more about that closer to the launch.

What else is on my mind?

I’ve had an urge to get back into buying traffic. I’m on the brink of a full assault on solo ads. I keep hearing that they are “crap traffic” but I’ve had some success with them in my past, and with a tweaked and converting sales funnel I should be able to get some decent results.

I’ve slowly been integrating Improvely into my marketing so I can track the lifetime value of a new subscriber. The thing I like about this system is that I can track the quality of the traffic solo ad providers are sending me, AND I can find out if the subscribers buy anything through my affiliate links later on. Most tracking tools allow you to see conversions on your own products, but Improvely lets you track affiliate links as well, which is perfect for me since 90% of my income is through affiliate sales.

It can be pretty difficult to make your money back immediately from a solo ad buy, but if I know I’m making my full investment back in one or two months, then I’m completely fine with throwing a TON of money at solo ads.

Think of it this way: would you invest $100 today if you knew you’d get it back two months from now along with an asset that’s earning $10/month? If your answer is “no” then you’re crazy :-)

My Coaching Program

Students are slowly drifting in…and that’s exactly what I want. The only “advertising” I’ve done for it is mentioning it here and a few other places. When I first started I had ZERO content in the members area. Now, a couple months later I have a full training system to bring a newbie-marketer to an advanced level. If you’re interested in investing in yourself then you can apply HERE.

And that’s it…

Not much else to report. I’m just doing my thing, finding amazing products, and presenting them to my audience. I LOVE my job :-)

 

Here are some photos from August :-)

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One of my hobbies is finding sea creatures at the beach…I found this little crab who tried his hardest to pinch me :-(

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Turkey is famous for its’ doner kebab. This is a kebab with vegetables mixed in that’s popular in Bodrum, Turkey…and I love it!

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Happy and free on vacation

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My wife and I at a wedding on the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey (it’s the water between Europe and Asia)

 

Income Report for July, 2014 – Record Month for 2014

28,111 page views   (-164 from June)

14,750 Youtube channel views  (+1,545 from June)

105,185 minutes watched (+8,728 from June)

Aweber subscribers: 5,791 (-1,634 subscribers from June…I deleted people who hadn’t opened an email in 3 months)

GetResponse subscribers:  2,092 (-1,086 subscribers from June…I also deleted people who hadn’t opened in 3 months from here)

Total email list subscribers: 7,883

Expenses

Funnel Vision – Social Media Edition: $99.95 – A course from Ben Adkins about creating a profitable funnel from Facebook traffic

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

Vimeo: $59.95

Skype: $50 for premium

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $39.59 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

Facebook ads: $18.01

Click Magick: $17 – The awesome tool I use for tracking clicks, optins, and sales

WuFoo: $14.95

JVZoo Fees: $1.70

Total expenses: $460.09 (+$207.05 compared to June)

Revenue

Instant Profit Silos: $941.96 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Sales Automation Engine: $620.74 from review and interview with Olusegun Balogun

Zamurai Video Bootcamp: $612.96 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Easy Auto Tube: $605.87 from review and presell video

Offer Funnel (CLOSED): $438 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Retargeting Rebellion: $420.75 from review and interview with Gavin and Jake

Digital Product Machine: $408.04 from review and interview with Alex Jeffreys

Social Post Suite: $354.02 from review and interview with Eva Maria

WP Aviari (CLOSED): $300.13 from review and interview with Vas Blagodarskiy

Video Nova: $293.72 from review and interview with JF Garsula

Kindle Money Mastery: $281.94 from review and interview with Stefan Pylarinos

Super Easy Cash Machine: $268.11 from review and interview with Branden Pierce

Cray-Z E-Z Profits: $233.24 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Solo Profits Blueprint: $205.65 from review and interview with James Canzanella

Video Maker FX: $186.20 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

My Marketing Results: $160.08 from review and presell video

Tee Cash Kit: $155.40 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

Rapid Content Wizard: $154 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

CPA Evolution (CLOSED): $148.50 from review and interview with William Souza

Vid Infusion (CLOSED): $130.50 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Fresh Bundle Master: $131.71 from review and interview with Carey Baird

Funnel Factories: $114.95 from review and interview with Barry Rodgers

EasyBay Pro: $95.61 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

Covert Shirt Store: $93.40 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Hero Tower: $80.50 from review and interview with Ross Carrel

Creative Post: $79.22 from review and interview with Guillermo Mata

Social Mobi Deals: $77.68 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

30 Days to a Successful Info Business (CLOSED): $57.57 from review and interview with Sean Mize

Ad Factory: $55.54 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

MemberSonic Theme 2.0: $54.85 from review and interview with Andrew Hunter

Easy List Machine: $54 from review and interview with Glen Kirkham

AMZ Early Bird Commissions (CLOSED): $54 from review and interview with Rob Tierney

IMNow Webinar: $48.50 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

Video Jeet: $45.50 from review and interview with Cyril “Jeet” Gupta

Niche Synergy: $38.98 from interview and review with Mark Bishop

Arbitrage Underdog: $37 from interview with Tom E and review

Kindle Sales Rank Superhero: $32.22 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

TreasureCoach Linkedin: $31 from review and interview with Maksym V.

Solo Ad Professor: $27.93 from review and interview with Paul Nicholls

List Generator System: $23.76 from interview with Jason Fulton

Tee Profit Punch: $21.20 from review and interview with Travis Petelle

Video Traffic System: $19.23 from review and interview with Brad Scott

FB Fever: $17 from review and interview with AJ Montoya

Local Lead Alternator: $13.50 from review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Kindle Marketing Magic: $12.97 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

 Video Ranking Machine: $10.20 from review and interview with Ray Lane

SEO Enigma Reloaded: $10.20 from review and interview with Jon Shawcross

Publicity Zoo course: $9.87 from interview with Dan Page

Five Minute Sales Letters: $8.76 from review and interview with Matt Cook

Laptop Laziness: $8.67 from review and interview with Bill Hugall

Fiverr Untapped: $6.05 from review and interview with John Shea

Youtube Quick Cash: $6.05 from review and interview with James Knight

Inner Circle Solo Ads 3.0: $4.50 from interview with Rob Stafford

Total revenue from interviews: $8,301.93 (-$2,763.52 from June)

 

Private Coaching students: $3,994 – In this program I teach how to make money from affiliate marketing, list building, and product creation. I’m slowly accepting new students so if you’re interested in learning my secrets to making money online then APPLY HERE.

PLR Assassin: $86.49 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Fiverr Secrets: $34– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr

Kindle earnings: $30.02

Long Tail Pro: $7.66 from interview with Spencer Haws

Warrior Jet Connect plugin: $7.33

Total from OTHER streams of income: $4,159.50 (+$3,587.90 from June)

Total Revenue: $12,461.43 (+$824.38 from June)

Total Profit: $12,001.34 (+$617.33 from June)

So it’s a new record! July was officially the BEST month of profits I’ve ever made from doing the Mike From Maine Show. With the combined income from interviews, reviews, and coaching, I was able to beat my best month (March) by $594.09 :-)

Here’s a list of past income reports from 2014 below:

January$4,641.10

February$7,471.62

March$11,407.25

April: $10,569.20

May$9,740.18

June: $11,384.01

July: $12,001.34

My all time best income report is still $13,155.67 from July, 2012, but that’s from a time when I was using a different income model from building Adsense niche sites (which I don’t do anymore since Google slapped me).

The funny thing is that I thought this was going to be a bad month for me. Traditionally Summer months can be a bit slow for Internet marketers as most of our customers are off on vacation and spending more time outside. Heck, even I spent a week on the coast of Turkey this month with my wife.

My affiliate income took a bit of a hit in July, but I made up for it by signing up two new students to my Elite Coaching program. That helped to balance out my income a bit, and I’m finding that I have a passion to teach. Getting results for myself is great and all, but there’s nothing like seeing someone who has been struggling online for years finally “get it” and make progress. I love it!

What did I do in July?

I finally put together a product explaining exactly how I make around $278/day online. I’ve been releasing it sneakily to a few people who can find it, but I won’t be doing a full launch of it until September when I’ve had the time to add some value-added upsells to it and test out conversions with solo ads.

What’s the product all about?

It teaches my 12-Step Blueprint that is responsible for my success. It goes over EXACTLY what I’ve done to build up my business so that you can copy it too.

I’ll also be including additional training on creating videos to promote affiliate offers and list building.

Now it’s YOUR turn. Is there anything that you want me to cover specifically in the course?
Leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to cover EVERYTHING I CAN inside the course.

Oh, and here are some pictures from July :-)

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On the beach with my wife in Cesme, Turkey

They've finally started importing one of my favorite beers to Turkey!

They’ve finally started importing one of my favorite beers to Turkey!

My wife's uncle's new baby...and a turtle :-)

My wife’s uncle’s new baby…and a turtle :-)

Eating street food in Istanbul....it's an intestine sandwich with a salty yogurt drink...haha, yes, I know it sounds disgusting...but it's really delicious :-)

Eating street food in Istanbul….it’s an intestine sandwich with a salty yogurt drink…haha, yes, I know it sounds disgusting…but it’s really delicious :-)

Income Report for June, 2014 – MUST. MOVE. FORWARD—->

28,275 page views   (-752 from May)

13,205 Youtube channel views  (-5,913 from May)

96,457 minutes watched (-25,039 from May)

Aweber subscribers: 7,425 (-63 subscribers from May)

GetResponse subscribers:  3,178 (-54 subscribers from May)

Total email list subscribers: 10,603

Expenses

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

Facebook ads: $34.37

Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

Click Magick: $17 – The awesome tool I use for tracking clicks, optins, and sales

WuFoo: $14.95

PLR Assassin – $11.16 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

Skype: $10 for premium

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $5.92

JVZoo Fees: $.70

 

Total expenses: $253.04 (-$1.85 compared to May)

 

Revenue

Local Lead Alternator: $1,082.70 from review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Social Marketing Suite: $1,010.48 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

Covert Shirt Store: $945.11 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Creative Post: $707.58 from review and interview with Guillermo Mata

Rapid Content Wizard: $630.50 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Rent-A-Serp: $588.50 from review and interview with Mario Cimmino and Devin Zander

Hero Tower: $485 from review and interview with Ross Carrel

Video Maker FX: $452.40 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Simple JV Cash: $409.57 from review and interview with AJ Montoya

Money Getting Funnels: $364.50 from review and interview with Mike Marin

Social Post Lab: $279.42 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Product Creation Rehab: $275.06 from review and interview with Anwesh Rath

Facebook Viral Bomb 2.0 (CLOSED): $263.99 from review and interview with Nelio dos Reis

EasyBay Pro: $243.62 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

Laptop Laziness: $234.99 from review and interview with Bill Hugall

Notification Pro: $230.74 from review and interview with Brett Rutecky

FB Lander: $203.50 from review and interview with Austin Anthony

Optin Tango: $203.16 from review and interview with Leah Butler-Smith

Simple CPA Profits (CLOSED): $160.22 from review and interview with Adam Payne

Push Send Profits: $158.50 from review and interview with James Canzanella

The Death of Solo Ads: $154.11 from review and interview with David Eisner

Solo Ad Professor: $153.79 from review and interview with Paul Nicholls

AK Booster Pro: $151.70 from review and interview with Ben Murray

Video Induction System: $146 from review and interview with Joey Xoto

SEO Enigma Reloaded: $140.88 from review and interview with Jon Shawcross

Ad Factory: $118.35 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

Compliance Bar: $113.25 from review and interview with Anton Nadilo

Covert Store Builder: $110.40 from interview with Cindy Battye

Easy List Machine: $105 from review and interview with Glen Kirkham

Tee Cash Boot Camp: $77.70 from review and interview with Andy Berard

17 Commandments: $76.58 from quick promo 

Local Lead Empire: $71.96 from review and interview with Adrian Knight

IMNow Webinar: $62 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

Video Traffic System: $55.50 from review and interview with Brad Scott

News Feed Fire: $48.50 from review and interview with Chris Blair

Local Reputation Hero: $47 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Social Viral Videos: $47 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Easy Funnel Maker: $46.29 from interview with Barry Rodgers

Tee Cash Kit: $44.40 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

The Cash Box Blueprint: $43.50 from review and preview

Arbitrage Underdog: $27 from interview with Tom E and review

Inner Circle Solo Ads 3.0: $24.75 from interview with Rob Stafford

Profit Pirate: $21.76 from review and interview with James Knight

Solo Ad Business Blueprint: $21.64 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Video Jeet: $18.50 from review and interview with Cyril “Jeet” Gupta

Article Factory Pro: $18.02 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Operation Solo: $17.97 from interview with Anthony Tilley

Instant Email Swipe File: $17.50 from review and interview with Matt Bacak

TweetPressr: $16.85 from review and interview with Leah Butler-Smith

Traffic Jeet II: $16.20 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Better Links Pro 2.0: $16.20 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

Solo Ad Expert: $15.26 from interview with Jonathan Mizel

Steal My Business: $14.97 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Passive List Building Blitz: $14.58 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Cost-Free Kindle Cannon: $11.40 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Money CRM: $10.20 from interview with Vasiliy Blagodarskiy

The Money Trigger: $9.95 from interview with Alex Jeffreys

FB Fever: $8.50 from review and interview with AJ Montoya

Link Supremacy: $8.40 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

TreasureCoach Linkedin: $7.50 from review and interview with Maksym V.

Going Viral on Facebook: $4.85 from interview with Yoel Cohen

 

Total revenue from interviews: $11,065.45 (+$1,242.24 from May)

Quick and Easy Cash Blueprint: $17 – My product showing the results I had using Vinny’s Simple Novice Profits.

Kindle earnings: $23.68

Long Tail Pro: $7.66 from interview with Spencer Haws

PLR Assassin: $23.26 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Consulting: $500

Total from OTHER streams of income: $571.60 (+$399.74 from May)

Total Revenue: $11,637.05 (+$1,641.98 from May)

Total Profit: $11,384.01 (+$1,643.83 from May)

Another good month.

What can I say? It was a fairly normal month as far as income goes. It’s pretty amazing that I had only $253.04 in business expenses to make over $11,000 in profit. It would be nearly impossible to run most businesses at such a low cost. Again, it shows how incredible affiliate marketing and product creation can be.

Coaching Program on the horizon

I finally set up my coaching program this month where I’ll be slowly accepting clients. In this program I’ll be teaching how to make money from affiliate marketing, list building, and product creation. I haven’t started promoting it yet, but I’m currently accepting applications for those interested in getting serious and moving to the next level. If you’re interested APPLY HERE.

Moving Forward

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Reblogged from Startup Quote

I’m at the point where I’m making enough money to pay for my daily expenses, deposit into my savings account, and invest back into my business. I’d like to be consistently putting in about 30-50% of my profits each month BACK into my business so I can start growing at a faster pace. Of course I don’t want to just throw money away, so I’ve been carefully crafting out a sales funnel for new lead generation to funnel into my coaching program.

The great thing about this is that by taking action I’ll be going in the right direction even if I don’t get the results I desire. The WORST thing I can do for my business right now is become complacent and stand still.

 

 

 

A new product???

As part of the sales funnel I mentioned above I’ll be doing my first JV style product launch since the end of July, 2013. My goal is to release this by the end of August after first testing out the funnel with solo ad traffic.

I see a lot of people launching product after product with no real “goal” for their funnel. I’ve been thinking long and hard about the “end goal” for the sales process and have crafted a sales funnel based upon that, rather than trying to think up a front end product and then think of the “money” product afterwards.

When I say “Money” product, I mean the product that’s going to be the real cash generator in the launch. For example, if you launch a product at $7 with a $17 OTO and a $27/recurring membership and give away 100% commissions then you’re going to make $0 from affiliates. This is EXACTLY what Alex Jeffreys does. Why? Because he knows that he’ll make his money back in his coaching students.

Let’s say you spend $500 on sales copy, $500 on advertising, and $2,000 on JV prizes for a total cost of $3,00o for your launch giving away 100% to affiliates. If affiliates send you 10,000 visitors, your sales page converts at 10%, and you bring in 1,000 sales you’ll have made $0, right? If you give away 100%, yes. But that’s not where the magic happens.

The magic happens when you have the “money” product in the backend. Whether it’s a high-priced webinar or coaching, THAT’S where you’re going to make your money.

So, if you can convert just 1% of those 1,000  new customers into coaching clients paying $1,997  each then that’s $20,000 back into your pocket. And that’s not even counting the money that will be made in affiliate commissions. These are HOT leads that have bought from you and are EAGER to learn more.

 

That about wraps it up. I’m EAGER to move ahead and build my business INTELLIGENTLY by investing in things that will move me forward at as fast a pace as possible. I know that the only way to do this is to take risks, help others, and perhaps fail a bit in the process. I’m a bit scared…but more excited than anything else!!!

 

Income Report for May, 2014 – The 10 Things that Keep me ORGANIZED and PRODUCTIVE

may income report

 

29.027 page views   (-4,568 from April)

19,118 Youtube channel views  (-397 from April)

121.496 minutes watched (-29,419 from April)

Aweber subscribers: 7,488 (+410 subscribers from April)

GetResponse subscribers:  3,232 (-63 subscribers from April)

Total email list subscribers: 10,720

 

Expenses

Click Magick: $17 – The awesome tool I use for tracking clicks, optins, and sales

GoDaddy: $3.13 – A new domain for a project I’m working on

Facebook ads: $7.56

Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

Warrior Jet plugin: $20.95 – A plugin that let’s me easily integrate Jvzoo with Wishlist Member.

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

JVZoo Fees: $4.25

PLR Assassin – $11.16 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

Skype: $10 for premium

JVFocus Membership: $10

Perfect Audience: $1.90

Random fee: $10

 

Total expenses: $254.89 (-$671.56 compared to April)

 

Revenue

Video Maker FX: $2,169.45 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Video Jeet: $772.05 from review and interview with Cyril “Jeet” Gupta

The Cash Box Blueprint: $632.84 from review and preview

Invisible Optin: $538.15 from review and interview with Saaransh Chopra

Tee Cash Kit: $432.20 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

Article Factory Pro: $419.74 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Compliance Bar: $415.48 from review and interview with Anton Nadilo

TweetPressr: $414.34 from review and interview with Leah Butler-Smith

Ad Factory: $295.50 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

MemberSonic Theme 2.0: $288.72 from review and interview with Andrew Hunter

Video Induction System: $277 from review and interview with Joey Xoto

Social Mobile Press: $266.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Money CRM: $258.39 from interview with Vasiliy Blagodarskiy

Local Lead Empire: $252.44 from review and interview with Adrian Knight

Link Supremacy: $235.20 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

TreasureCoach Linkedin: $177.50 from review and interview with Maksym V.

Weird Niche PLR: $167.16 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Tee Cash Boot Camp: $155.40 from review and interview with Andy Berard

Social Viral Videos: $132.95 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Better Links Pro 2.0: $120.20 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

Kindle Sales Rank Superhero: $116.97 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Cost-Free Kindle Cannon: $90.44 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

CPA Quick Strike: $90.40 from review and interview with Damon Korte

Social Trap: $89.60 from review and interview with Anthony La Rocca

Instant Email Swipe File: $86.97 from review and interview with Matt Bacak

Video Traffic System: $78.69 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Tee Profit Punch: $68.21 from review and interview with Travis Petelle

IMNow Webinar: $62 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

Covert Pinpress 2.0: $56.40 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Arbitrage Underdog: $54 from interview with Tom E and review

FB List Simplified (CLOSED): $51.94 from review and interview with Gaurab Borah

Local Reputation Hero: $47 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Easy Funnel Maker: $41.94 from interview with Barry Rodgers

Passive List Building Blitz: $37.80 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Rapid Mailer: $37 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Social Lead Wizard: $35.12 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

The Money Tree: $34.74 from interview with Russ Ruffino

Five Minute Sales Letters: $33.76 from review and interview with Matt Cook

Solo Ad Business Blueprint: $32.10 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Traffic Jeet II: $29.58 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Targeted Traffic Empire: $27.11 from review and interview with Jeff Farley

How to Find & Research a Profitable Niche Market: $25.71 from interview with Reed Floren

Video Auto Profit: $20.88 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Video Ranking Machine: $20.40 from review and interview with Ray Lane

Youtube Quick Cash: $18.65 from review and interview with James Knight

Operation Solo: $17.97 from interview with Anthony Tilley

Safelist Pirate: $16.20 from review and interview with Stefan van der Vlag

eCommerce Mastery: $15.42 from interview with Sam England and Sean Colman

Kindle Marketing Magic: $13.33 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

FB Ad Class 1.0: $12.75 from review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Coupon Book Method: $10.49 from interview with Denis Kampl

Emergency Click Cash: $8.78 from review and interview with Kristie Chiles

FB Cash Engine: $8.76 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Fiverr Untapped: $6.05 from review and interview with John Shea

Going Viral on Facebook: $4.84 from interview with Yoel Cohen

Total revenue from interviews: $9,823.21 (-$1,318.74 from April)

 

Fiverr Secrets: $68– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr

Product Launch Confessions: $17 – My product interviewing 12 product creators

Kindle earnings: $51

Long Tail Pro: $7.66 from interview with Spencer Haws

PLR Assassin: $28.20 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Total from OTHER streams of income: $171.86 (-$181.84 from April)

 

Total Revenue: $9,995.07 (-$1,500.58 from April)

 

Total Profit: $9,740.18 (-$829.02 from April)

Another solid month :-)

2014 is shaping out to show earnings consistently around the $10,000 mark:

January: $4,641.10 – This might seem low compared to current earnings, but it was my best month in over a year at the time.

February: $7,471.62 – In February there was a 62% increase from January. That’s some nice rapid growth.

March: $11,407.25 – Here we saw another 65% increase from the previous month. At a 60% increase rate per month I’d see over $1,000,000 per month by January 2015. Of course, that isn’t going to happen :-)

April: $10,569.20 – Here we see the dreams of 60% monthly increases in profit punched in the face. However, leveling off at around $10,000/month isn’t the worst thing in the world.

May: $9,740.18 – Again, right around the $10,000 mark. I’m extremely happy about this, considering in May, 2013 I earned $2,493.27, but now I’ve tasted success and I want more. You might be thinking that it’s about money or greed, but actually it’s a bit deeper than that. Sure, more money would be nice, but it’s the challenge of growing my business that really excites me.

My goal now is to build on my current success.

I have a system that WORKS so now I need to ramp it up even more. In order to do that I need to become more organized and outsource as much of the “busy work” as I can. For this I’m currently using the following software to keep myself organized, productive, and efficient. Some of them only work on Mac, but that’s the computer that I use and I’d be lost without it :-)

The 10 Things that Keep me ORGANIZED and PRODUCTIVE

evernote1. Evernote: (Mac and PC) I don’t know where I’d be without this software that stays open 100% of the time I’m on my computer. Without it I’d be lost. I’m currently using the free version of it, but there’s a paid version if you want more storage and abilities. I keep all my notes inside of it and use it for every interview that I do.

 

textexpander2. Text Expander: (Mac only) This is an app that allows me to simply paste in any piece of text without having to find it each time. It’s a HUGE time saver.

 

nozble

3. Nozbe: (Mac and PC) This is how I keep all my tasks for the day organized. It also has a built in system where I can delegate to my virtual assistants the work that I don’t want to do. This works for both Mac and PC users.

 

 

day one app4. Day One: (Mac only) This is where I write my daily business and personal goals. I try to write for about 10 minutes every day to keep track of how I’m advancing in my business.

 

 

 

pomodoro timer5. Pomodoro Timer: (Mac and PC) This is a way for me to use the Pomodoro Technique. There’s a bunch of other apps for Mac and software for PC, and a free web version HERE. Learn about it more in the video below:

toggl6. Toggle: (Mac and PC) This is a really simple timer that lets me track how much time I’m spending on a task. It records it all in a timesheet so that you can see where the bulk of your time is going. There’s also a great hands-free way of doing this called Rescue Time.

 

 

coffitivity7. Coffitivity: (Mac and PC) This is a cool way of play coffee shop background noises while you work. I find that I can’t really listen to the radio or anything with words when I’m being productive, so this is a great alternative. They have free apps for Android, iPhone, and Mac. And for Mac users, they also have a free app called Hush that turns off your notifications so you can get more work done.

 

focus at will8. FocusAtWill: (Mac and PC) If you don’t want to listen to the sound of a coffee shop like in #7, you can improve your productivity with a stream of soothing music. When you sign up you’ll get 60 minutes free every day, but if you want more than that you’ll need to pay a measly $4.99/month.

9. Boomerang: (Mac and PC) If you’re using Gmail, and you should be, then this is a great tool for getting notifications if you don’t get a reply to an email in a certain amount of time. I use it when inviting guests onto my show or emailing potential coaching clients. If they don’t email me back in 2 days then the emails shows up again in my inbox.

wufoo10. Wufoo :(Mac and PC) I just started a coaching program and I need a way of accepting applications so I can separate those who are serious about starting a business, and those who think they can just push a button, not do any work, and the commissions will start streaming into their a Paypal accounts. I screen out those people with Wufoo which can be hosted on their servers, or self-hosted as I do on my coaching application.

 

 

So that’s my income report for May. I hope you enjoyed it and got some useful tips that you can apply in your own business!

 

Income Report for April, 2014 – It’s almost time to go all in

33,595 page views  (-5,215 from March)

19,515 Youtube channel views  (+1,569 from March)

150,915 minutes watched (+25,747 from March)

Aweber subscribers: 7,078 (+461 subscribers from March)

GetResponse subscribers:  3,295 (-127 subscribers from March)

Total email list subscribers: 10,373

 

Expenses

Facebook ads: $505.25

Storm on Demand Liquid Web Hosting: $123.01

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

RaffleCopter: $59.95

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

Retarget Engine: $37 – A plugin that let’s me retarget any affiliate link on Facebook

Resell Rights Weekly: $20.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

JVZoo Fees: $12.95

Feedback Plugin: $12 – A plugin for taking surveys

PLR Assassin – $11.16 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

Skype: $10 for premium

JVFocus Membership: $10

oDesk: $3.17

Amazon reviews: $3

Perfect Audience: $2.31

eBay: $1.70

 

Total expenses: $926.45 (+$412.92 compared to March)

 

Revenue

Rapid Mailer: $921.50 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

CPA Quick Strike: $911.90 from review and interview with Damon Korte

Qilio: $587 from review and interview with Jay Venka

Social Lead Wizard: $585.62 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

Tee Profit Punch: $565.68 from review and interview with Travis Petelle

FB Ad Class 1.0: $565.54 from review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Tee Cash Boot Camp: $542.80 from review and interview with Andy Berard

Tee Cash Kit: $442.60 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

10 Days to Kindle Riches: $430.38 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Simple List Building Formula: $411.30 from review and interview with Randy Chinn

Social Viral Videos: $410.29 from review and interview with Neil Napier

The Super List: $381.38 from review and preview

The Mother Of All Email Profits: $352.59 from review and interview with Tom Yevsikov

Passive List Building Blitz: $333.48 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

FB Fever Reloaded: $310.49 from review and interview with A.J. Montoya

WP Combo: $298.91 from review and Vas Blagodarskiy

Video Auto Profit: $259.30 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

List Building For 2014: $250 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Youtube Hangout Profits: $248.99 from review and interview with James Knight

TweetPressr:  $245.30 from review and interview with Leah Butler-Smith

Video Ranking Machine: $227.05 from review and interview with Ray Lane

Seamless SEO: $205.97 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Lasting Lead System: $161.96 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Five Minute Sales Letters: $157.27 from review and interview with Matt Cook

Mobi Leads 911: $154.11 from review and interview with Joe Martin

Covert Context: $121.60 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Arbitrage Underdog: $91 from interview with Tom E and review

Local Reputation Hero: $84 from review and interview with Matheww Ianotti

Operation Solo: $71.88 from interview with Anthony Tilley

News Feed Fire: $67.30 from review and interview with Chris Blair

IMNow Webinar: $62 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

Video Traffic System: $56.94 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Safelist Pirate: $51.19 from review and interview with Stefan van der Vlag

Weird Niche PLR: $50.08 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Fiverr Untapped: $48.40 from review and interview with John Shea

Funnel Kit: $44.10 from interview with Emka

Targeted Traffic Empire: $40.60 from review and interview with Jeff Farley

FB List Simplified: $37.22 from review and interview with Gaurab Borah

Kindle Ritual 2014: $34.20 from review and interview with Brian G. Johnson

Video Curation Pro: $31.02 from interview with Peter Drew

FB Cash Ninja: $30.50 from review and interview with Anthony La Rocca and Bill Hugall

Steal My Business: $26.35 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

The Paid Expert: $23.50 from my review

Easy Funnel Maker: $23.43 from interview with Barry Rodgers

Page One Profits: $21.27 from Interview with Rachel Rofe

Solo Ad Business Blueprint: $21.14 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Simple Novice Profits: $19.16 from interview with Vinny Boccalino

Viral Optins: $18.63 from interview with Wilco de Kreij

Project X Tube: $17.92  from interview with Cliff Carrigan

The Money Tree: $17.33 from interview with Russ Ruffino

Product Creation Master Class: $14.20 from interview with Trevor Dumbleton

MemberSonic Theme: $13.50 from interview with Andrew Hunter

Kindle Marketing Magic: $12.61 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Savage Siphon: $8.50 from interview with Brian Anderson

Launch Jacking Boss: $8.27 from interview with Michelle Stevens

Tube Takeover: $7.48 from interview with Joshua Zamora

Coupon Book Method: $5.22 from interview with Denis Kampl

 

Total revenue from interviews: $11,141.95 (-$256.81 from March)

 

Fiverr Secrets: $221– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr

Quick and Easy Cash Blueprint: $38 – My product showing the results I had using Vinny’s Simple Novice Profits.

Kindle earnings: $42.94

Whoosh Traffic: $17.90 – A keyword tracker for monitoring multiple keyword rankings

Long Tail Pro: $7.66 from interview with Spencer Haws

PLR Assassin: $26.20 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Total from OTHER streams of income: $353.70 (-$168.32 from March)

 

Total Revenue: $11,495.65 (-$425.16 from March)

 

Total Profit: $10,569.20 (+$838.05 from March)

 

Expenses a bit out of control:

After my excellent month in March, I got a bit freaked out. Yeah, it’s weird, but whenever things start going right for my business I always prepare myself for the worst. Why? It’s because I’ve had a couple bad experiences in my past.

1. In 2007 I woke up one morning to receive an email that informed me that I would be losing an advertising account that was meant to pay me $20,000 in profits that month. Instead of making $20,000 I lost the $10,000 I had invested in it instead, along with the monthly income that would come with it.

2. On September 28th, 2012 I lost almost 95% of the income coming from over 750 Adsense niche sites. I lost between $40,000-$60,000 in potential income overnight.

Now I should be completely clear. In the first case I was buying cheap clicks from Yahoo ads and sending it to parked website advertising pages that paid higher for the clicks (this is called arbitrage). For every $.01 that I paid in traffic I’d make $.02 back…thus $.01 in profit. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but when you scale the crap out of it then you’re dealing with a good amount of income. But, it was a bit “black hat” and, as you can see, didn’t last forever.

In the second example with my 750 Adsense niche sites, I can honestly say that they didn’t provide the best value. I was simply outsourcing cheap articles and slapping the sites together as quickly as possible. The goal was to have a “factory” of workers creating the sites so that I could just sit back and watch them work their magic. Yes, it worked well for a while, but eventually I was building a business based on the whims of a heartless giant (Google) and in the end I lost. The funny thing is that I think I always knew it would happen…and because of that I prepared for the worst.

A Burning Desire to Build on my Success

Now that I’ve been having consistent success with my show, my plan now it to keep the momentum going by doing TWO things:

1. I’m putting together an affordable product to teach the fundamentals of what I’ve learned while bringing my business from zero to $10,000/month. I know that I have a ton of value to share with those getting started that could help them get through the BS that surrounds the niche of Internet marketing. I’m hoping that my transparency, consistency, and solid business practices can provide some clarity in a world of crazy income claims.

In my product I’ll cover the main aspects of my business with optional training in how to do reviews and interviews. I’ll also have a high-end product that will train anyone to go from zero to a successful product launcher/affiliate marketer. My goal is to make that my PILLAR product that will help others have the same success that I have had without making the mistakes I’ve made along the way.

2. I’m jumping back into solo ads. I’ll be using them as a way to test out my product AND as a way to build my email list. My plan is to spend $5,000-$10,000 on solo ads and add between 10,000-15,000 new subscribers to my email subscribers list. This will be an exciting journey that I’ll be sharing with you all.

 

That’s it for this month. I’m determined not to rest on my laurels and bring my business to the next level by helping more and more people achieve the success that I’ve been able to a attain. I hope you’re as excited as I am :-)

 

Here are some pictures from April:

meat

My wife took a picture of me with one of my favorite things…MEAT!!!

Out with friends on Easter weekend

Out with friends on Easter weekend…I was happy to find Easter eggs in Turkey

And some delicious Turkish cakes

And some delicious Turkish cakes