Income Report for April, 2014 - It's almost time to go all in
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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 (CLOSED): $911.90 from review and interview with Damon Korte

Qilio: $587 from review and interview with Jay Venka

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

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

FB Ad Class 1.0 (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $411.30 from review and interview with Randy Chinn

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

The Super List (CLOSED): $381.38 from review and preview

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

Passive List Building Blitz (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $250 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

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

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

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

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

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

Five Minute Sales Letters (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $67.30 from review and interview with Chris Blair

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

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

Safelist Pirate (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $40.60 from review and interview with Jeff Farley

FB List Simplified (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $23.43 from interview with Barry Rodgers

Page One Profits: $21.27 from Interview with Rachel Rofe

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

Simple Novice Profits (CLOSED): $19.16 from interview with Vinny Boccalino

Viral Optins (CLOSED): $18.63 from interview with Wilco de Kreij

Project X Tube (CLOSED): $17.92  from interview with Cliff Carrigan

The Money Tree (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $8.50 from interview with Brian Anderson

Launch Jacking Boss (CLOSED): $8.27 from interview with Michelle Stevens

Tube Takeover: $7.48 from interview with Joshua Zamora

Coupon Book Method (CLOSED): $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 (CLOSED): $38 – My product showing the results I had using Vinny’s Simple Novice Profits.

Kindle earnings: $42.94

Whoosh Traffic (CLOSED): $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

  • May 19, 2014
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