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Income Report for March, April, and May 2016 – My BEST months ever!

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Every month I publish an income report…why? Good question 🙂

 

1. Accountability

With all the shiny objects out there it’s easy to spend WAY more than you’re earning. Luckily I realized this early on and I’ve kept detailed records of my expenses ever since. That being said, I know that there are certain expenses that are NECESSARY when running a business. As much as I don’t want to pay for them, I need to pay for my email autoresponder, website hosting, and video hosting every month. It’s just a part of doing business. There are other things that I buy as well, but I try my best to keep my expenses SIGNIFICANTLY LESS than my revenue. If I can do that then I’m ahead of the game.

2. Integrity

On my show I ask my guests a lot of personal questions. One that frequently comes up is “How much do you make?”. I feel like I need to reveal my own income if I’m going to be asking others the same question. It only seems right.

3. Perspective

There are a lot of online marketers out there who fake-it-till-they-make-it. In other words, they fudge their numbers and exaggerate their earnings in order to establish false authority in their niche. My goal is that by watching my income grow slowly over time you’ll realize that there is no get-rich-quick button.

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Here’s my results for March, 2016.

34,724 website page views (+3,660 from February)

42,883 Youtube channel views (+6,757 from February)

264,155 Youtube minutes watched (+61,877 from February)

Aweber email subscribers: 15,743 (-4,404 subscribers from February) I cleaned out people who hadn’t opened an email in six months

Expenses

Video Takeover affiliate prizes: $7,350 – This was the total amount we gave out to affiliates who promoted our launch. I was responsible for 50% of that amount.

Sales page graphic design: $920 – The cost of getting our sales page and JV graphics

Blog post copywriting: $255 – I have a copywriter write the blurbs and titles for my interviews and reviews

GoToWebinar: $199 – I use this for live webinars and training

Lead Pages: $197 – I use Lead Pages every day in my business and I pay yearly.

Paypal fees: $162.16

Graphic design for launch: $135

Aweber: $130 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $107.92 – 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: $50 – An amazing hosting service for WordPress websites that I HIGHLY recommend

Internet: $50 – This is what I pay for my fiber Internet in Turkey

Jvzoo seller fees: $49.80

Monthly phone fees: $30

Improvely: $29 – This is a tool that I’m using to track the lifetime value of leads

Wistia: $25 – This is how I host my sales videos and course content.

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

Schedule Once: $19 – A tool I use for scheduling coaching calls

Click Magick: $17 – This is one of my FAVORITE tools for tracking links.

GetResponse: $15 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list

Audible: $14.95 – Business books to further my education

WuFoo: $14.95 – A tool that allows me to take applications for my coaching program

Skype: $9.99 for premium – I do all my interviews with Skype and Ecamm call recorder on a Mac.

Vault Press: $5 – A quick and easy tool that I use to backup my website

ClickToTweet: $4.97 – An online app that helps tweets go viral

Amazon S3: $1.92 – I use this to host images and videos

Total expenses: $9,812.61 (+$8,465.37  spent compared to February)

Revenue

Commission Black Ops: $9,043.24 from review and interview with Michael Cheney

Instamate: $5,370.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Video Takeover: $3,178.67 from webinar

RunAWebinar: $2,355.52 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Sinfiltrator: $1,847 from review and interview with Stephen Gilbert

CPA Masters Academy: $1,258.50 from review and interview with Chris Groves

Fast Cash Website Audits: $1,133.06 from review and interview with Tom Gaddis

Email Spike: $1,059.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

WP Fan Machine 2.0: $1,004.28 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Commission Evolution: $989.50 from review and interview with Mario Brown

Affiliate Traffic Masterclass: $850.16 from review and interview with Steven Meiracker

Push Leads: $670 from review and interview with Firas Alameh

Pay Drill: $648.84 from review

Vid Push: $565.24 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Buzzinar: $548.50 from review and interview with Omar Martin

Webinar X: $284.93 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Traffic Fresh: $279.70 from review and interview with Ben Murray

Viral Autobots: $224.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $201 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

eCom Pages: $191.85 from review and interview with Mohammed

Webinar Income System: $147 from review and interview with Joel Peterson

Easy VSL 2.0: $142 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Vidgeos: $141.50 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Video Vibe Pro: $132.86 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Zapable: $123.20 from review and interview with Chris Fox

Maps Attack Pack: $121.50 from review and interview with Chris Beatty

Viddyoze: $104 from review and interview with Jamie Garside

Script Doll: $99.98 from customer asking for a link

Webinar Ignition: $98.50 from review

Thrive Leads: $98.13 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

OneLinks (CLOSED): $91.98 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Video Maker FX: $91.20 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Ad Respark: $87 from review and interview with Devin Zander

Azon Retail Profits: $84.56 from review and interview with Paul James

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $74 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

No Cost Income Blueprint: $72.30 from review and interview with Paul Counts

IM VIP Training: $67.50 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Kindle Money Mastery: $59.09 from review and interview with Stefan Pylarinos

Social Kickstart: $52.50 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

AmaSuite 4.0: $52 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

Azon Authority: $48.84 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

The Rich Jerk: $48.50 from review and interview with Kelly Felix

The Fiverr Alliance: $47 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

3K Challenge: $46.05 from interview with Emka

2016 Traffic and Conversion Summit Notes: $45.16 from review and interview with Tim Castleman

Vidio Jack Pro: $39.17 from being cookied in on Jvzoo

Fresh Member: $37 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Supersonic List Machine: $34.59 from review and interview with Jason Fulton

Voice Stak: $34 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $34 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Steal My Business: $29.94 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Scale Social: $28.20 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

WP Proficom: $26.73 from review and interview with Cyril “Jeet” Gupta

Viral Video Stores: $25.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

The Black Box Sales Machine (CLOSED): $24.47 from review and interview with Alex Jeffreys

Super CPA Profits: $22.93 from review and interview with Dan Dasilva

Brander (CLOSED): $18.50 from review and interview with Joey Xoto

Operation Solo: $17.97 from interview with Anthony Tilley

Explaindio: $17 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Squeeze Funnels: $16.90 from review and interview with Jian Bacallan

UpViral: $16.85 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

Video Rankr: $16.45 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Genius Paydays: $14.80 from review and interview with Dwayne Golden, Jr.

Media Profit Revolution: $14.45 from a customer purchasing through my link

Youtube Ad Vantage:$13.50 from review and interview with Robert Phillips

Mobile Lead Flow: $13.50 from review and interview with Mario Brown

Connect Leads: $12.69 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

The Death of Solo Ads: $10 from review and interview with David Eisner

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Local Reputation Hero: $9.40 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Webinar Hero: $8.50 from review and preview video

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Prez Hero: $8.10 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Visual Voice Pro: $7.47 from review and interview with Arthur Joseph

Mobile Lead Monster: $5.40 from review and interview with Kevin Zichermann

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $4.99 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

Profit Sorcery: $.62 from review and interview with Ed Brooks

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $34,462.94 (+$7,129.58 from February)

 

Video Takeover: $36,196.80 – This is my commission from launching a software with Brett Rutecky

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $7,188.97 – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Video Takeover Prize money and design : $4,135 – Brett’s portion of launch fees

Affiliate Income Secrets: $999.80 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $161.03 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

Resell Rights Weekly: $126.43 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Social Robot JV commission: $75.88 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

SociSpot JV commission: $57.35 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

Profit Canvas Pro: $45.90 from a product Brett Rutecky and I launched in 2015

EZArticleLink: $34 – This is a link building service I used to use when I built 750 Adsense websites

Click Magick: $16.45 – This is one of my FAVORITE tools for tracking links.

 

Total from OTHER streams of income: $49,037.61 (+$47,970.97 from February)

Total Revenue: $83,500.55 (+$55,100.55 from February)

Total Profit: $73,687.94 (+$46,635.18 from February)

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Ok, here’s April

 

Here’s my results for April, 2016.

33,652 website page views (-1,072 from March)

35,187  Youtube channel views (-7,696 from March)

188,168 Youtube minutes watched (-75,987 from March)

Aweber email subscribers: 17,362 (+1,619 subscribers from March)

Expenses

Graphic Design for Affiliate Trax launch: $738.01

Affiliate Trax sales page copy: $350

Blog post copywriting: $315 – I have a copywriter write the blurbs and titles for my interviews and reviews

Paypal fees: $208.07

GoToWebinar: $199 – I use this for live webinars and training

UpWork Virtual Assistants: $142.33 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

SunBiz Scorp Yearly fees: $138.75

Aweber: $130 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

Jvzoo seller fees: $70.55

Fedex Tax return: $52 – I have to mail my tax returns to the US

Traffic Planet Hosting: $50 – An amazing hosting service for WordPress websites that I HIGHLY recommend

Internet: $50 – This is what I pay for my fiber Internet in Turkey

ZenDesk: $45.73 – Brett and I use this for our helpdesk for our launches

Monthly phone fees: $30

Improvely: $29 – This is a tool that I’m using to track the lifetime value of leads

Wistia: $25 – This is how I host my sales videos and course content.

PushCrew: $25 – This is a monthly service that I’m currently testing to send desktop notifications

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

Schedule Once: $19 – A tool I use for scheduling coaching calls

Click Magick: $17 – This is one of my FAVORITE tools for tracking links.

GetResponse: $15 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list

Audible: $14.95 – Business books to further my education

WuFoo: $14.95 – A tool that allows me to take applications for my coaching program

GoDaddy: $12.17 – A bought a domain name to start testing out our new email marketing tool

iCloud: $9.99 – I use this to store my documents online

Skype: $9.99 for premium – I do all my interviews with Skype and Ecamm call recorder on a Mac.

Vault Press: $5 – A quick and easy tool that I use to backup my website

ClickToTweet: $4.97 – An online app that helps tweets go viral

Amazon S3: $1.49 – I use this to host images and videos

Kindle Books: $.99 – I occasionally buy business books for furthering my education

 

Total expenses: $2,743.89 (-$7,068.72  spent compared to March)

Revenue

5 Day Profits: $5,487.16 from review and interview with Mark Barrett

Spark CPA: Social Traffic Edition: $4,982.76 from review and interview with Eric James

Mail X: $3,458.90 from review and interview with Han Fan

Engage Builder: $2,588.76 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Video Traffic Genie: $2,266.45 from review and interview with Paul Venables

Push Leads: $2,091 from review and interview with Firas Alameh

EZ Video Creator: $1,835.51 from review and interview with Matt Bush

SEO Neos: $1,702.91 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Zero Bounce 2.0: $1,217.11 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

IM Conversion Pro: $757.41 from review and interview with Ritoban Chakrabarti

CPA Masters Academy: $711.50 from review and interview with Chris Groves

Free Traffic Bonanza: $647.39 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Reseller Box: $579.50 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Drop Mock: $545.97 from review and interview with Lee Pennington

Zapable: $288.85 from review and interview with Chris Fox

Fast Cash Website Audits: $237.51 from review and interview with Tom Gaddis

Video Agent X: $230.67 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Viral Autobots: $188 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

eCom Pages: $137.80 from review and interview with Mohammed

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $134 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Maps Attack Pack: $108 from review and interview with Chris Beatty

Instamate: $100.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Ad Respark: $87 from review and interview with Devin Zander

Buzzinar: $81 from review and interview with Omar Martin

Vidgeos: $81 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $74 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Email Spike: $72 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Easy VSL 2.0: $66.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Webinar X: $65.45 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Commission Black Ops: $60.86 from review and interview with Michael Cheney

Lead Grab: $57 from being cookied in for other products

Viddyoze: $55.50 from review and interview with Jamie Garside

Vid Push: $51.25 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Azon Authority: $48.84 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Profit Store Pro: $48.50 from review and interview with Jon Mac

The Rich Jerk: $48.50 from review and interview with Kelly Felix

Video Takeover: $47.41 from webinar

Authority Spy: $47 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

The Fiverr Alliance: $47 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Email Click Magnet 2.0: $43.50 from review

Video Maker FX: $42.50 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Fresh Member: $37 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Social Kickstart: $34 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

WP Blog Rocket: $33.84 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Epic Video Pack V2: $28.76 from review and interview with Niranjan Pradhan

Viral Video Stores: $25.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Kindle Money Mastery: $21.24 from review and interview with Stefan Pylarinos

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $20.40 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Video Strike Pro: $18.94 from review

Scarcity Builder: $18.50 from being cookied in for other products

Operation Solo: $17.97 from interview with Anthony Tilley

UpViral: $17.41 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

Voice Stak: $17 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

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

Webinar Fusion Pro: $14.80 from review and interview with Dwayne Golden

Kindle Marketing Magic: $13.55 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Content Curation Plugin: $13.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Youtube Ad Vantage:$13.50 from review and interview with Robert Phillips

Mobile Lead Flow: $13.50 from review and interview with Mario Brown

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

3K Challenge: $9.21 from interview with Emka

Explaindio: $8.50 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

No Cost Income Blueprint: $8.50 from review and interview with Paul Counts

Prez Hero: $8.10 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $4.99 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

2016 Traffic and Conversion Summit Notes: $4.96 from review and interview with Tim Castleman

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $31,859.59 (-$2,603.35 from March)

Affiliate Income Secrets: $1,411.95 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $365.24 – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Resell Rights Weekly: $169.74 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $119.75 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

SociSpot JV commission: $101.52 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

Social Robot JV commission: $78.29 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Click Magick: $67.90 – This is one of my FAVORITE tools for tracking links

Profit Canvas Pro: $45.90 from a product Brett Rutecky and I launched in 2015

Video Takeover: $13.91 – This is my commission from launching a software with Brett Rutecky

 

Total from OTHER streams of income: $2,374.20 (-$46,663.41 from March)

Total Revenue: $34,233.79 (-$49,266.76 from March)

Total Profit: $31,489.90 (-$42,198.04 from March)

 

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Ok, here’s May

Here’s my results for May, 2016.

32,196 website page views (-1,456 from April)

35,969  Youtube channel views (+782 from April)

193,806 Youtube minutes watched (+5,368 from April)

Aweber email subscribers: 17,397 (+35 subscribers from April)

Expenses

Affiliate Trax launch prizes for affiliates: $7,350

Shared webinar commission from Commission Machine paid to Brett: $793.87

Video Course Cash Kit sales copy: $450

UK Marketing Summit event ticket: $384.74

Plane tickets to UK Marketing Summit in Dublin: $354.52

GoToWebinar: $199 – I use this for live webinars and training

Convert Kit: $179 – I’m testing out a new autoresponder as Aweber hasn’t been getting the delivery that I’m used to

Paypal fees: $145.39

Aweber: $130 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

UpWork Virtual Assistants: $122.50 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Buying/Returning Macbook Pro: $76.44 – I had to buy and return a Macbook Pro while I had mine repaired. There was an exchange rate difference so it ended up costing me a small fee.

Graphic Design for Affiliate Trax launch: $64.67

Jvzoo seller fees: $63.45

Traffic Planet Hosting: $50 – An amazing hosting service for WordPress websites that I HIGHLY recommend

Internet: $50 – This is what I pay for my fiber Internet in Turkey

ZenDesk: $50 – Brett and I use this for our helpdesk for our launches

Monthly phone fees: $30

Improvely: $29 – This is a tool that I’m using to track the lifetime value of leads

Wistia: $25 – This is how I host my sales videos and course content.

PushCrew: $25 – This is a monthly service that I’m currently testing to send desktop notifications

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

Schedule Once: $19 – A tool I use for scheduling coaching calls

Click Magick: $17 – This is one of my FAVORITE tools for tracking links.

Audible: $14.95 – Business books to further my education

WuFoo: $14.95 – A tool that allows me to take applications for my coaching program

iCloud: $9.99 – I use this to store my documents online

Skype: $9.99 for premium – I do all my interviews with Skype and Ecamm call recorder on a Mac.

Vault Press: $5 – A quick and easy tool that I use to backup my website

ClickToTweet: $4.97 – An online app that helps tweets go viral

Amazon S3: $2.82 – I use this to host images and videos

 

Total expenses: $10,691.20 (+$7,947.31  spent compared to April)

Revenue

The Commission Machine: $6,324.38 from review and interview with Michael Cheney

CPA Ads Academy: $3,422.75 from review and interview with Brian Gonzalez

Affiliate Trax: $2,238.74 from promoting our launch

Push Connect Notify: $2,172 from review and interview with Jimmy Kim

PinDrill: $1,790.50 from review and interview with Maddy Dutta

Mail X: $1,790.34 from review and interview with Han Fan

Quiz Funnels: $1,743.74 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

Video Synd Alpha: $1,495.20 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Spy Stream: $1,082.83 from review and interview with Ben Murray

FB Livewire: $999.54 from review and interview with Ray Lane

Messenger Contact: $732 from review and interview with Andrew Darius

Webinar Jeo: $660.70 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Profit Tab: $620.76 from review and interview with Bruce Wedding

Video Traffic Genie: $474.35 from review and interview with Paul Venables

Vid Invision: $332.48 from review and interview with Sam Robinson

Spark CPA: Social Traffic Edition: $267.23 from review and interview with Eric James

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $232.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

CPA Masters Academy: $220.50 from review and interview with Chris Groves

EZ Video Creator: $159.20 from review and interview with Matt Bush

IM Conversion Pro: $136.41 from review and interview with Ritoban Chakrabarti

Social Robot (CLOSED): $131.46 from review and preview video

WP Fan Machine 2.0: $115.42 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

5 Day Profits: $104.97 from review and interview with Mark Barrett

Drop Mock: $104 from review and interview with Lee Pennington

Expert Fame: $97 from review and interview with E. Brian Rose

Zapable: $92.40 from review and interview with Chris Fox

eCom Pages: $89.30 from review and interview with Mohammed

Niche Reaper: $87 from review and interview with Matt Garret

Vidgeos: $81 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Zero Bounce 2.0: $81 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $74 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Ad Respark: $63.50 from review and interview with Devin Zander

Webinar Fusion Pro: $63.30 from review and interview with Dwayne Golden

Viddyoze: $55.50 from review and interview with Jamie Garside

Kindle Marketing Magic: $54.25 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Buzzinar: $54 from review and interview with Omar Martin

Webinar X: $53.45 from review and interview with Neil Napier

The Rich Jerk: $48.50 from review and interview with Kelly Felix

PLR Kickstart: $48.50 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

Broad Targeting Formula: $47 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Video Agent X: $47 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

The Fiverr Alliance: $44.77 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Local Client Shark: $42.63 from being cookied in on Jvzoo

Video Maker FX: $42.50 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

SEO Neos: $39.65 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Viral Autobots: $38 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Fresh Member: $37 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Bonus Press: $34.70 from interview with Mark Thompson

Social Kickstart: $34 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

WP Blog Rocket: $33.84 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

IM VIP Training: $27 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Viral Video Stores: $25.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Instamate: $23.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Fast Cash Website Audits: $21.30 from review and interview with Tom Gaddis

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $20.40 from review and interview with Brad Scott

3K Challenge: $18.42 from interview with Emka

Easy VSL 2.0: $18 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Voice Stak: $17 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

UpViral: $16.85 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

Solo Ad Professor: $14.52 from review and interview with Paul Nicholls

Youtube Ad Vantage:$13.50 from review and interview with Robert Phillips

Mobile Lead Flow: $13.50 from review and interview with Mario Brown

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

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Explaindio: $8.50 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Webinar Hero: $8.50 from review and preview video

Prez Hero: $8.10 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Client Getting PLAN – Quick Start: $6.10 from being cookied in on Jvzoo

Mobile Lead Monster: $5.40 from review and interview with Kevin Zichermann

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $4.99 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

2016 Traffic and Conversion Summit Notes: $4.96 from review and interview with Tim Castleman

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $29,140.51 (-$2,719.08 from April)

Affiliate Trax: $28,558.57 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Brett

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $12,406.72 – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Affiliate Trax launch expenses: $4,250 – Brett’s portion of copy, graphics, and prizes for our launch

Social Robot JV commission: $2,400.08 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Affiliate Income Secrets: $1,054.33 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Resell Rights Weekly: $197.68 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Traffic Planet Hosting: $140 – An amazing hosting service for WordPress websites that I HIGHLY recommend

SociSpot JV commission: $110.19 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $93.05 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

Video Takeover: $47 – The product that Brett and I launched that allows you to put videos and scarcity bars on your own or OTHER people’s sales pages

Profit Canvas Pro: $36.72 from a product Brett Rutecky and I launched in 2015

Video Takeover: $27.82 – This is my commission from launching a software with Brett Rutecky

Click Magick: $16.45 – This is one of my FAVORITE tools for tracking links

 

Total from OTHER streams of income: $49,338.61 (+$46,964.41 from April)

Total Revenue: $78,479.12 (+$44,245.33 from April)

Total Profit: $67,787.92 (+$36,298.02 from April)

And I’m back with another LATE income report.

What can I say? I’ve been busy 🙂

TWO Product Launches in THREE Months

Video-Takeover-ReviewLast year Brett Rutecky and I did two successful product launches together. We were able to do almost $500k in sales and put out two amazing products that people are still using DAILY to this day. On top of that, we made our affiliates a ton of money and made a positive impact on our industry.

Affiliate-Trax-ReviewsI’m really happy AND proud about that.

So we decided that it just made sense for us to keep partnering together and do multiple launches in 2016.

We even talked about doing 8 to 10 launches this year…but that goal has definitely changed…and I’ll talk about that in a minute.

But before I do…

You’ve probably noticed that my BEST months are when I do a product launch, as I get a nice cash-injection of around $20k to $30k each time I launch. I have to admit that it’s nice…but it’s EXHAUSTING.

Even though Brett and I know how to do these launches and have a proven system that works, it can take a big toll on us both physically and mentally.

Each time we launch I lose about 5 pounds…which is great for my belly, but not great for my mental health.

Brett also gets buried in support tickets, and depending on how complicated the software is (of if there’s a tech nightmare) he can be put under a ton of stress as well.

But I’m seriously NOT complaining. 

I love my job, and I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but anyone who ever tries to tell you that this whole product launching thing is EASY is full of you-know-what.

It’s work.

It pays VERY well.

But it’s work.

And each time we launch a new software it creates MORE products for us to support in our support desk. And because Brett is an ethical developer who ACTUALLY updates his previous software, it creates more work to maintain each one.

And, quite frankly, after a launch there’s simply no INCENTIVE for a product creator to keep updating and adding on to a software unless it’s a recurring payment…which none of our software is at this time.

But that is going to change…

An Opportunity to Change

One thing I want to mention is that not all products should be recurring. You can’t simply slap on a monthly payment to any product and expect it to sell. There’s definitely a place for one-time payment software, and I’m by no means saying that all of our products are going to be recurring in the future.

We will STILL have products that are one-time payments…like I said before…they’re very profitable if done right.

In fact, we’ve got TWO of them planned in the next three months.

However…

We’re at the point where we don’t NEED to make a ton of money every single month.

We don’t NEED to make that extra $20k to $30k from a product launch to pay our bills and cover our overhead.

Frankly, we have VERY little expenses in our businesses, and we each make enough from promoting OTHER people’s products to live a comfortable lifestyle.

So this is an opportunity to change for the better.

ONE is better than MANY

At the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017 we’ll be launching our Pillar product. It’s going to be something that will be MUCH more than a one-time product, and something that is going to make the lives of our customers and partners much easier for years to come. Quite frankly, it’s going to be something that will make OUR lives easier too…which is why I am certain it will be successful.

We WILL have a big launch for this, but instead being a launch-and-done product, it’s going to be a BRAND.

It’s going to be something that people will GLADLY pay monthly for.

It’s going to be something that we will be able to create a sales funnel for and PAY for traffic instead of relying upon affiliates for our sales (as much as I love them)  🙂

And most importantly, it’s going to be something that will change people’s lives. Seriously, all hype aside…this will be a life-changer.

I know I know…you’ve heard that all before…that something will be a “game changer”…blah blah.

But I think the reason why THIS will be different is because we’re coming from a place of “how can we help people” instead of from “how can we make as much money as possible”.

That simple difference will be THE difference that makes this a true success.

But don’t get me wrong…making as much money as possible isn’t a bad thing. It just shouldn’t be the REASON why you’re creating something.

Ok ok…enough ranting…

So where did this change of thought come from? Why am I suddenly so passionate about this?

13235488_614684415356410_1667440177189722788_oMy First Event

I just got back from the UK Marketing Summit in Dublin, Ireland.

Technically, it was in the first part of June, but since I’m writing this in June, and I’m so excited about everything I learned, I figured I’d add it in here…please forgive me 🙂

But let me back up a bit here…

“I don’t need to go to events”

So that’s what I used to think. I figured, hey, I already do interviews. I already “know” everyone. Why do I need to go to an event? It’s not like I’m going to learn something new.

Boy was I wrong.

13321948_1731736520421896_6056852857497550518_nAfter being poked and prodded by Declan Mc, Simon Warner, and a few others, I finally booked my ticket to Dublin. I’ll admit that I was a bit nervous to meet all these people that I’d spoken with on Skype in person, but all that changed when I got there.

13350316_707831829359681_1548676704935636871_oThe first person I met was Mark Bishop. We ran into each other in front of the Dublin airport while he was waiting for a cab. We then headed over to the airport bar and had a Guinness together…a great way to seal a friendship 🙂

Then once at the hotel I was surrounded by old and new faces…and everyone was EXTREMELY friendly. Seriously, it’s like being surrounded by old friends from high school…that’s how nice people were.

 

 

Things I Learned from the speakers

I wasn’t able to get to ALL the speakers as I was hanging out at the bar, but for the ones I did get to…here’s the stuff I learned:

chris munch and Jay cruizYou just need ONE product – Chris Munch and Jay Cruiz gave a great presentation on how they’ve been running the same webinar for the last couple years now. Most people think that you have to keep on creating product after product, but they’ve proven that it’s more valuable to keep on tweaking and improving ONE product and sales pitch than it is to jump from product to product. Plus, they don’t need to launch all the time…which is a direction I’m heading in.

I know that Chris Munch offers a consultation for anyone interested in learning more about how they do this, so if this excites you then I’d suggest reaching out to him. Of course, it won’t be cheap, but he knows his stuff.

13428628_10153990653476622_7241044904848577001_nFacebook ads to webinars are profitable…but take time – I got to spend some time with the great David Schloss and his girlfriend…and of course I picked his brain a bit 🙂 David is a Facebook ads expert, and he works with some of the biggest guys in the industry, but one thing I really liked about him is that he wasn’t trying to hype up his services. He straight up says that if you’re not willing to spending $5k to $7k per month for a few months and potentially NOT make a return on it, then you’re probably not ready to hire someone to do your ads for you. That approach is a breath of fresh air, and I’m sure his honesty (and results) get him more clients than he can handle.

If you’re interested in hiring one of the best (but not cheapest) Facebook ads experts out their to run your ads then hit him up on Facebook (of course)  🙂

13331028_10206779681672855_6151830653269002663_nI need to write a bookKevin Long gave a nice speech on how writing a book and publishing on Kindle can give your business a HUGE boost. I mean it just makes sense when you think about most of the guys (and girls) who are considered experts have published at least one book. And the funny thing is is that it’s really not that hard at all to publish on Amazon. And then you can call yourself an “author”.

Kevin has a service where he helps new authors publish their first book if you’re interested.

 

intermittent-fastingIntermittent fasting is a great way to lose weight…and be healthy – Chris Winters gave a really interesting talk on how he’s been using intermittent fasting to both lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In a nutshell, it involves not eating any food for 18 hours, and then have 1.5 meals during the 6 remaining hours of the day. He also works out 3 times per week for 30 minutes…and is in amazing shape for someone who is 50 years old (actually, he’s in amazing shape for a 20-year old) 🙂

He shares pictures of his progress along with the meals he eats on his Facebook wall HERE.

 

13327535_10153978627828889_5613369623069455548_nAnyone can start a coaching program…but should they – During the weekend I spent a lot of time hanging out with Bill Hugall. We were “online friends” before this weekend, and I consider him a “real life” friend now. In his speech he talked about setting up your first coaching program, but most people do it for the WRONG reasons. It shouldn’t be just to add a “high ticket” item into your sales funnel to make more money. It should be about actually HELPING people…and Bill practices what he preaches since I counted at least 6 successful marketers (there were probably more) at the summit who had gone through his program.

Bill isn’t currently taking on coaching students…but I think he should…and if you bug him enough about it he might open his program again.

 

So that’s it for this “catch up” income report. Let me know what you think in the comments below…and thanks for reading.

  • June 12, 2016
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