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Catch Up Income Reports – 2015 in Review…goals met…and failed

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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 December, 2015

27,723 website page views (-4,901 from November)

31,142 Youtube channel views (-3,422 from November)

198,430 Youtube minutes watched (-63,356 from November)

Aweber email subscribers: 19,643 (+324 subscribers from November)

Expenses

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

Aweber: $197 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $124.83 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

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

Traffic Planet Hosting: $50 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

AWProTools: $29.99 – I tried this out, but then cancelled

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

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

HideMyAss: $11.52 – Virtual Private Network for accessing banned websites in Turkey

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

Amazon S3: $5.84 – I use this to host images and videos

Clear App: $5.26 – App for organizing tasks

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

Total expenses: $833.30  (-$3,607.33 spent compared to November)

Revenue

Viral Autobots: $8,648 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Elite eCom Masterclass: $2,191.64 from review and interview with Stefan Ciancio

Genius Trainer Pro: $2,094.80 from review and interview with Dwayne Golden, Jr.

Zapable: $1,235.60 from review and interview with Chris Fox

eCom Edge: $1,291.16 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Sales Page Builder: $1,042.79 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Connect Leads: $662.22 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

WP Blog Rocket: $508.22 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Video Pattern Breakers: $500.39 from review and interview with Alex Sebastian

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $301.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Voice Stak: $288 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Profit Canvas (CLOSED): $279.47 from interview with Brett Rutecky

Scale Social: $205.44 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Maps Attack Pack: $197 from review and interview with Chris Beatty

eCom Empire: $176.85 from review and interview with Mehdi Tihani

Profit Store Pro: $130.50 from review and interview with Jon Mac

Easy VSL 2.0: $128.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $124.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Social Kickstart: $124.50 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

RunClick Webinar: $102.15 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Webinar Ignition: $98.50 from review

Video Traffic Genie: $96.40 from Jvzoo cookies from previous promos

WP Scope: $94.75 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Vid Engage: $84.44 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

AmaSuite 4.0: $70.50 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

The Rich Jerk:$68.50 from review and interview with Kelly Felix

The Fiverr Alliance: $67.30 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Video Vibe Pro: $62.46 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Video Maker FX: $51 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Profit Sorcery: $49.60 from review and interview with Ed Brooks

Email Click Magnet 2.0: $48.50 from review

Arbitrage Underdog RELOADED: $41.64 from review and interview with Tom E

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $40.80 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Youtube Ad Vantage:$40.50 from review and interview with Robert Phillips

Viddyoze: $37 from review and interview with Jamie Garside

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

Viral Video Stores: $34 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Explaindio: $34 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Video Rankr: $32.90 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

CPA List Cash Surge: $30.50 from links to bonuses that I was giving for Elite eCom Masterclass

Targeted Traffic Cash Surge: $27.11 from review and interview with Stefan Ciancio

Webinar Hero: $26.47 from review and preview video

Thrive Leads: $24.50 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

The Black Box Sales Machine: $24 from review and interview with Alex Jeffreys

Cloud Prospect Machine: $23.50 from review and interview with Steve Benn

Qilio: $22.20 from review and interview with Jay Venka

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

Article Buddy 3.0: $18.50 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

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

Visibily: $17 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Video Bookmarker: $17 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Online Wealth Academy: $13.50 from reviewinterview, and webinar with Mikael Dia

Kindle Marketing Magic: $13.49 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Kindle Sales Rank Superhero: $12.19 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Video Ads Crash Course 2.0: $11.75 from review and interview with Justin Sardi

Steal My Business: $11.37 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $9.98 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

3K Challenge: $9.21 from interview with Emka

Ad Hero: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Video Contest: $8.50 from demo with Neil Napier

Solo Ad Escape: $7.48 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

FB Ad Class 1.0: $6.71 from review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Mobile Stream Revolution: $6.65 from review and interview with James Renouf

Easiest 5rr Cash Ever : $6.05 from review and interview with Bamdad Sky

Social Pop: $3.50 from demo video from Sam Bakker

Cloud PBN: $.52 from review and interview with Wyatt Jozwowski

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $21,731.83 (-$10,194.54 from November)

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $6,187.54 – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Affiliate Income Secrets: $921.44 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Backend Webinar from SociSpot launch: $850 – This is my percentage of the webinar I did with Lee Pennington after our launch

Social Robot JV commission: $285.06 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $269.10 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September

Profit Canvas JV commission: $157.93 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Brett Rutecky in October

SociSpot JV commission: $137.39 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November

Optimize Press: $109.99 – An affiliate commission that came in from a while back

Resell Rights Weekly: $72.65 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

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

Total from OTHER streams of income: $9,077 (-$6,132.47 from November)

Total Revenue: $30,808.83 (-$16,257.56 from November)

Total Profit: $29,975.53 (-$12,650.23 from November)

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Here’s my results for January, 2016.

 

34,323 website page views (+6,600 from January)

43,782 Youtube channel views (+12,640 from December)

183,112 Youtube minutes watched (-15,318 from December)

Aweber email subscribers: 20,189 (+546 subscribers from December)

Expenses

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $429.50 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Aweber: $205 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

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

Paypal fees: $70.60

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: $44.70

Timer Lay: $39.95 – A sales page timer that I forgot to cancel

Monthly phone fees: $30

AWProTools: $29.99 – I tried this out, but then cancelled

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

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.

Facebook ads: $7.44

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 – I use this to host images and videos

Total expenses: $1,318.04 (+$484.74 spent compared to December)

Revenue

Mobile Lead Flow: $2,934 from review and interview with Mario Brown

Rocket Builder (CLOSED): $1,964.48 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Snap Video Profits: $2,031.03 from review and interview with Stephen Gilbert

No Cost Income Blueprint: $1,563.18 from review and interview with Paul Counts

Broad Targeting Formula: $1,380.50 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Funnel Stak: $1,263.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Tube Traffic Avalanche: $1,328.22 from review and interview with Art Flair

WP Freshstart 3.0: $818.69 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Azon Retail Profits: $550.40 from review and interview with Paul James

IM VIP Training: $607 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $390 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Epic Video Pack V2: $454.97 from review and interview with Niranjan Pradhan

Prez Hero: $325.26 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Viral Autobots: $310 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Total eCom Takeover: $283.47 from review and interview with Manny Hanif

Social Connect: $239.30 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Zapable: $194.95 from review and interview with Chris Fox

Connect Leads: $175.62 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

Video Strike Pro: $154.46 from review

Elite eCom Masterclass: $140.20 from review and interview with Stefan Ciancio

eCom Empire: $136.90 from review and interview with Mehdi Tihani

Maps Attack Pack: $135 from review and interview with Chris Beatty

Viral Video Stores: $134.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $87.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Viddyoze: $86.02 from review and interview with Jamie Garside

Thrive Leads: $76.75 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

Scale Social: $71.69 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Social Kickstart: $61 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $59.30 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Youtube Ad Vantage:$59 from review and interview with Robert Phillips

Explaindio: $58.50 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Squeeze Funnels: $57.20 from review and interview with Jian Bacallan

Arbitrage Underdog RELOADED: $55.52 from review and interview with Tom E

Video Maker FX: $51 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Pixel Studio FX: $47 from customers asking for link

Easy VSL 2.0: $41.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Video Vibe Pro: $37.48 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

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

Operation Solo: $35.94 from interview with Anthony Tilley

Video Rankr: $34.95 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

WP Profit Builder: $33.84 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

5rr Masterclass: $32.60 from a bonus link in a promo

Sales Page Builder: $29 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Crazy Traffic Explosion: $27.32 from using this as a bonus

Cloud Prospect Machine: $23.50 from review and interview with Steve Benn

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

Product Launch Profits: $20.72 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Profit Sorcery: $19.42 from review and interview with Ed Brooks

PLR Maniac: $19 from being cookied to a link

Local Reputation Hero: $18.50 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Fresh Title: $18.50 from review and demo video from Dave Guindon

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

Super CPA Profits: $17.34 from review and interview with Dan Dasilva

Targeted Traffic Cash Surge: $15.25 from review and interview with Stefan Ciancio

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

Online Wealth Academy: $13.50 from reviewinterview, and webinar with Mikael Dia

WP Tweet Machine: $13.50 from review and interview with Dan Green

Page Flame: $12 from being cookied to a link

Video Ads Crash Course 2.0: $11.75 from review and interview with Justin Sardi

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Squeezematic: $9.50 from being cookied to a link

3K Challenge: $9.21 from interview with Emka

Webinar Hero: $8.50 from review and preview video

Ad Hero: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Video Contest: $8.50 from demo with Neil Napier

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Solo Ad Escape: $7.48 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

CPA List Loophole: $6.03 from review and interview with Greg Konenenko

How To Get Free Traffic From Affiliates and JVs: $5.93 from review and interview with Reed Floren

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

CPA Income Crusher: $4.48 from review and interview with Tobias

Weird Niche Content: $2.35 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Link Master: $1.80 from being cookied

The Fiverr Alliance: $.53 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $18,948.45 (-$2,783.38 from December)

Affiliate Income Secrets: $846.30 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Create Awesome Online Interviews: $247.50 from a random commission

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $208.49 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

Social Robot JV commission: $149.69 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Resell Rights Weekly: $101.29 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $90.52 – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Profit Canvas JV commission: $84.49 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Brett Rutecky in October, 2015

SociSpot JV commission: $50.65 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

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

 

Total from OTHER streams of income: $1,795.38 (-$7,281.62 from December)

Total Revenue: $20,743.83 (-$10,065 from December)

Total Profit: $19,425.79 (-$11,549.74 from December)

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Here’s my results for February, 2016.

 

31,064 website page views (-3,259 from January)

36,126 Youtube channel views (-7,656 from January)

202,278 Youtube minutes watched (+19,166 from January)

Aweber email subscribers: 20,147 (-42 subscribers from January)

Expenses

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $414.25 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Aweber: $221 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

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

Facebook ads: $88.31

Paypal fees: $52.76

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: $34.10

Monthly phone fees: $30

AWProTools: $29.99 – I tried this out, but then cancelled

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: $3.02 – I use this to host images and videos

Total expenses: $1,347.24 (+$29.20 spent compared to January)

Revenue

Genius Paydays: $4,836.30 from review and interview with Dwayne Golden, Jr.

Member Factory (CLOSED): $4,004.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Visual Voice Pro: $2,260.76 from review and interview with Arthur Joseph

CPA Masters Academy: $1,859.15 from review and interview with Chris Groves

Niche Reaper: $1,647.66 from review and interview with Matt Garret

Webinar X: $1,563.12 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Vidgeos: $1,388 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Brander (CLOSED): $1,080.50 from review and interview with Joey Xoto

WP Fan Machine 2.0: $1,050.50 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

All App Press 2.0: $828.50 from review and interview with

eCom Pages: $787.35 from review and interview with Mohammed

Traffic Fresh: $761.07 from review and interview with Ben Murray

WP Proficom: $673.74 from review and interview with Cyril “Jeet” Gupta

Ad Respark: $620 from review and interview with Devin Zander

Supersonic List Machine: $595.12 from review and interview with Jason Fulton

2016 Traffic and Conversion Summit Notes: $369 from review and interview with Tim Castleman

Sticky Post: $305 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Thrive Leads: $203.50 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

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

Mobile Lead Flow: $174 from review and interview with Mario Brown

Easy VSL 2.0: $163.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Zapable: $161.35 from review and interview with Chris Fox

Easy Webinar 4.0: $146.49 from review and interview with Casey Zeman

Maps Attack Pack: $135 from review and interview with Chris Beatty

WP Tweet Machine: $129.50 from review and interview with Dan Green

Connect Leads: $128.10 from review and interview with Wilco de Kreij

IM VIP Training: $96.98 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Steal My Business: $81.97 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

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

Article Buddy 3.0: $65.50 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

Social Kickstart: $61 from customers being cookied from buying previous products

Scale Social: $57.59 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Audience Explosion 2.0: $52 from a customer asking for a link

Broad Targeting Formula: $52 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Video Maker FX: $51 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Email Click Magnet 2.0: $48.50 from review

Viral Autobots: $48.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

WP Freshstart 3.0: $47.90 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $40.80 from review and interview with Brad Scott

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

Viral Video Stores: $34.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

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

No Cost Income Blueprint: $28.70 from review and interview with Paul Counts

3K Challenge: $27.63 from interview with Emka

Cloud Prospect Machine: $23.50 from review and interview with Steve Benn

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

Azon Retail Profits: $20.43 from review and interview with Paul James

Video Cash Volcano: $18.76 from using this as a bonus

Content Curation Plugin: $18 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

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

Explaindio: $17 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

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

Vid Engage: $14.47 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Video Vibe Pro: $13.98 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Arbitrage Underdog RELOADED: $13.88 from review and interview with Tom E

Online Wealth Academy: $13.50 from reviewinterview, and webinar with Mikael Dia

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

WP Optin Boxes: $13.50 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Solo Ad Arbitrage 2.0: $8.76 from review and interview with Andrea Fulton

Webinar Hero: $8.50 from review and preview video

Video Contest: $8.50 from demo with Neil Napier

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

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

Quick Cash Blueprint: $6.92 from review and interview with Kurt Chrisler

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

Tube Traffic Avalanche: $5.93 from review and interview with Art Flair

How To Get Free Traffic From Affiliates and JVs: $5.93 from review and interview with Reed Floren

Over 370 Royalty Free Tracks: $4.87 from interview with Donville Davis

CPA Income Crusher: $4.48 from review and interview with Tobias

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $27,333.36  (+$8,384.91 from January)

Affiliate Income Secrets: $580.30 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $161.59 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

Social Robot JV commission: $108.71 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Resell Rights Weekly: $99.19 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $66.13 – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

SociSpot JV commission: $34.27 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

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

Total from OTHER streams of income: $1,066.64 (-$728.74 from January)

Total Revenue:$28,400 (+$7,656.17 from January)

Total Profit: $27,052.76 (+$7,626.97 from January)

 

It’s been WAAAAAAY too long since my last income report. I guess I just kept putting it off and letting it pile up.

A Time of Reflection (2015 in review)

2015 was a big year for me. My biggest ever. I ended up making approximately $416,643.28 before taxes.

$416,643.28!!!

As I sit here staring at that number it seems impossibly huge, and something that I would never have even dreamed about three years ago when I started the Mike From Maine Show.

I mean, let’s look at the first two years:

In 2013, the first full year of the show, I brought in a total of $16,749.54.

In 2014 I made a total of $190,917.56.

With 2015 being $416,643.28, I don’t know if I’ll be able to realistically continue at this growth rate. Can I make $1,000,000 in 2016? At the rate I’m going so far it will definitely be a reach, but we’ll see :-)

What was 2015 my best year yet?

Plain and simple, I got out of my comfort zone.

In 2014 my primary income was from affiliate marketing with a total of $142,633.76, and the other $48,283.80 coming from launching my own products and coaching.

Well, in 2015 that changed.

I still made $285,992.17 from affiliate marketing (more than doubling my results from 2014), but I also added approximately $120,000 in income along with adding over 10,000 new email subscribers from participating in product launches.

How many new info products and software did I personally create in 2015?

Zero!

Instead I teamed up with software developers to help them bring their products to market and get more sales.

This transition from being just an affiliate marketer to a product creator/JV manager is THE reason why my income increased so much in 2015.

What WERE my goals for 2015?

1. Be easily making $50,000 per month by December, 2015 DIDN’T ACHIEVE

To have hit this goal I would have to had made $600,000 in 2015. It was quite a big goal, but I missed it by an average of $16,000 per month. It’s better to aim big and miss, right? :-)

2. Build my email list to 100,000 subscribers DIDN’T ACHIEVE

This was another big goal, and somewhat unrealistic. I was able to take my email list from 11,627 subscribers at the beginning of January to 20,189 by the end of December. I was able to almost DOUBLE my subscriber list and aggressively promote on a daily basis at the same time.

3. Buy an apartment and pay it off in full ACHIEVED!!!

This one I was able to achieve, but it stressed me out. I had my $170k apartment paid off by March, but even having a bit of debt gave me headaches. Unfortunately we weren’t able to move in until November since there was a previous tenant living there, but at least I haven’t had to pay rent for about a year now.

4. Have at least $100,000 in liquid assets (savings) by December, 2015  ACHIEVED!!!

I literally have ZERO debt now and very minimal living expenses. Because of this, I was able to save well over $100k by the end of 2015. Now I’m at the point where I’m considering intelligent ways of investing.

5. Write and publish a Kindle book in my name DIDN’T ACHIEVE

This was a goal that I didn’t really have my heart in. I can’t say that I’m too disappointed that I didn’t achieve it as I never really even tried. Maybe some day in the future I’ll publish a book, but it will be on the back burner for 2016.

6. Outsource and publish 100 Kindle books as an alternative income source DIDN’T ACHIEVE

I used to have a little obsession with creating hundreds of Kindle books and making a couple bucks per month from each book. I’ve got four Kindle books that I had created in 2014, and they made a total of around $200 in 2015. These books each cost me around $50 each to have written by an outsourcer. The funny thing is, now that I look at those numbers, I can see the potential in paying $500 to have 10 more written and see if they make back my initial investment in 12 months. After they make back the money spent to have them created it’s all gravy, right?. This is a PERFECT opportunity for anyone looking for a business plan OUTSIDE of the Make Money Online niche.

I did an interview with Stefan Pylarinos back in 2014 who is an EXPERT at creating multiple Kindle books. You can watch his interview HERE.

7. Spend $10,000 on solo ads, document the results, and launch it as a product (would you buy it?) DIDN’T ACHIEVE

This is one of those projects that I keep finding excuses NOT to do. Brendan Mace recently did a Youtube video where he shares how he made $891.06 in profit from spending $384 on 12 solo ads. This video DEFINITELY gets me excited due to the fact that solo ad traffic is NOT garbage, and that there are definitely people willing to take out their credit cards and buy. Expect to eventually see a similar experiment from me as well.

8. Set up an auto-webinar sequence to funnel in leads from Facebook DIDN’T ACHIEVE

I spent almost $500 on a software to do this and I NEVER even used it. I have no excuse for this.

What ARE my goals for 2016?

1. Be easily making $50,000 per month by December, 2016

2. Build my email list to 50,000 active subscribers

3. Have at least $500,000 in liquid assets (savings) by December, 2016

4. Invest 10% of my income BACK into my business every single month

5. Launch at least 6 software and training products

6. Create a REVAMPED high ticket coaching program

7. Get my weight down to 175 lbs (currently 186 lbs) and my body fat to 20% (currently 24.6%)

8. Read or listen to 2 business books per month

9. Read or listen to 2 fiction books per month

 

Overall I’m extremely happy with how 2015 went, and I’m optimistic for the future. See you in my March income report…which I’ll have out on TIME :-)

Oh, and here are some pictures from December, January, and February…enjoy!

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A weekend in Barcelona

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Visiting the Eiffel Tour

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Mike From Maine finds lobster in Paris :-)

 

 

  • March 23, 2016
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