Income Report for April and May, 2017 – Trip to Europe, a launch...and all moved in!

Income Report for April and May, 2017 – Trip to Europe, a launch…and all moved in!

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 April, 2017

25,038 page views (-7,916 from March)

37,767 Youtube channel views (-2,801 from March)

215,770 Youtube minutes watched (-11,375 from March)

Email subscribers: 23,068 (-99 subscribers from March)

Expenses

InstaSuite payment: $2,000 – I sent Brett Rutecky a partial payment for an affiliate promo we did together

Board Commander graphics: $879.32 – This is how much the graphic design cost for our Board Commander sales page

Facebook ads: $791.44 – I’ve been experimenting with FB ads on my JV promos, doing giveaways of IM products, and testing other niches

GoToWebinar: $725 – Yearly payment for a GoToWebinar account

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

Aweber: $189 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview or review

Paypal fees: $57.29

Zapier: $50 – An amazing tool for automating your business

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

Traffic Planet: $49.98

ManyChat: $39.77 – A service that I use to build a Facebook messenger list

Gusto: $36 – This is the company I use for my SCORP payroll

Amazon S3: $33.33 – I use this to host images and videos

Monthly phone fees: $30

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

Audible: $15.77 – Business books to further my education

Jvzoo seller fees: $13.20

Vault Press: $10 – A quick and easy tool that I use to backup my website

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.

 

Total expenses: $5,259.03 (+$35.86 spent compared to March)

Revenue

InstaSuite: $5,071.50 from webinar with Neil Napier

Arbitrage Underdog 5.0: $4,240.22 from review and interview with Tom E.

Fan Contact: $1,741.69 from review and interview with Andrew Darius

FBV Commission Profits: $1,674 from review and interview with Mario Brown

Video Ads Traffic: $1,673.68 from review and interview with Adam Payne

Live Caster: $1,602.78 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Vid Skippy: $1,419.52 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Sharefiy: $1,128.75 from review and interview with Stephen Gilbert

Push Connect Notify 2017: $1,102 from review and interview with Jimmy Kim

Gif Buddy: $953.58 from review and interview with Ali G

Commissionology: $860.03 from review and interview with Michael Cheney

Easy VSL 2.0: $375.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Azon Profit Builder: $357.08 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Blogashop: $275 from review and interview with Karl Schuckert

InstaEasy: $241.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Viddyoze 2.0: $241.10 from review and interview with Viddyoze team

VidiFire: $162.98 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Video Vibe Pro: $160.40 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Zapable: $155.40 from review and interview with Chris Fox

IntelliPlayer: $98.50 from review and interview with Bill Guthrie

Vindnimation: $71.90 from review and interview with Ray Lane

MultiStore Builder: $69.55 from review and interview with Ben Murray

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $67 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Rank Cipher: $65.50 from review and interview with Muhammad Azhar

Local Lead Drop: $63.05 from review and interview with Neil Macpherson

Mail X: $59.88 from review and interview with Han Fan

Traffic Trigger: $59.39 from review and interview with Art Flair

Feel Social: $56 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Instamate 2.0: $55.50 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Adsvisor 2.0 $55.50 from review and interview with Abhi Dwivedi

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

Drop Mock Video: $46.11 from review and interview with Lee Pennington

Pullii: $45.06 from review and interview with Stefan Ciancio

Viral Loop: $37 from review and interview with Cindy Donovan

Leadz: $37 from review and interview with Simon Harries

Sellosity: $35.25 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Convertri: $33.50 from review and interview with Andy Fletcher

OmniXPress: $29.94 from review and interview with Radu

Pimpr: $28.22 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Vidgeos: $27 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Press Play 2.0: $27 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

IM Newbie: $26.38 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Instastore: $25.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Video Agent X: $23.50 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Tube Amplify Pro: $23.50 from review and interview with Peter Beattie and Parker Nirenstein

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $23.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Ad Respark (CLOSED): $20 from review and interview with Devin Zander

Easy Links: $19.50 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

Revamply: $18.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Flipp Me: $17.38 from review and interview with Art Flair

eCom Pages: $16.45 from review and interview with Mo Aguel

OneSoci 2.0: $11.10 from review and interview with Lee Pennington

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Credi Response: $9.96 from review and interview with Cryil “Jeet” Gupta

Explaindio: $8.50 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Viral Video Stores: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Script Engage 2.0: $8.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $6.80 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Arbitrage Sugardaddy: $6.47 from review and interview with Tom E.

Webinar X: $5.99 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Money Getting Funnels: $5.93 from review and interview with Mike Marin

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

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $24,862.86 (-$7,317.94 from March)

Board Commander (CLOSED) : $22,238.28 – My earnings from a launch I did with Stefan Ciancio and Brett Rutecky

Video Takeover Agency: $4,237.98 – My earnings from a webinar I did with Brett Rutecky

Board Commander expenses: $719 – Brett and Stefan paid me their share of the launch costs

Google Adsense: $660.88 – Earnings from Youtube and Adsense

Review Wizard: $219.61 – My earnings from a launch Brett and I did in February, 2017

Affiliate Income Secrets: $210 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Resell Rights Weekly: $111.76 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $86  – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Group Traffic Profits: $58.63 – My earnings from a launch I did in December, 2016 with Brett Rutecky

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $54.43 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

Mail It: $44.67 – My earnings from a launch I did in August, 2016 with Brett Rutecky

Social Robot JV commission: $38.66 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Re-Engager: $30.38 – My earnings from a launch I did with Brett Rutecky and Tim Verdouw

SociSpot JV commission: $19.96 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

Udemy: $10.19 – Earnings from a course I have on Udemy

 

Total from OTHER streams of income:  $28,740.43  (+$16,567.94 from March)

Total Revenue:  $53,603.29 (+$9,250 from March)

Total Profit: $48,344.26 (+$9,214.14 from March)

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Here’s my results for May, 2017

24,492 page views (-546 from April)

40,568 Youtube channel views (+2,801 from April)

203,275 Youtube minutes watched (-12,495 from April)

Email subscribers: 23,554 (+486 subscribers from April)

Expenses

Virtual assistant: $800 – I have an assistant help with all my promotions, including copywriting, scheduling, and posting.

Autonars graphics: $485 – This is how much the graphic design cost for our Autonars sales page

Autonars sales copy: $450 – This is what we paid for our sales copy for our Autonars launch coming in June

InstaSuite payment: $370.75 – I sent Brett Rutecky a partial payment for an affiliate promo we did together

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

Zapier: $148.23 – An amazing tool for automating your business

Paypal fees: $137.22

Facebook ads: $118.07 – I’ve been experimenting with FB ads on my JV promos, doing giveaways of IM products, and testing other niches

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

Gusto: $36 – This is the company I use for my SCORP payroll

Woobox: $30 – I tested out a contest software

Monthly phone fees: $30

Amazon S3: $25.30 – I use this to host images and videos

ManyChat: $23.06 – A service that I use to build a Facebook messenger list

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

Audible: $15.77 – Business books to further my education

Jvzoo seller fees: $13.65

Vault Press: $10 – A quick and easy tool that I use to backup my website

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.

 

Total expenses: $3,236.98 (-$2,022.05 spent compared to April)

Revenue

Fan Marketer: $4,003.42 from review and interview with Dan Green

AutoSoci: $2,271.26 from review and interview with Brett Ingram

SociVideo Jukebox: $2,058.13 from review and interview with Ben Murray

Flipside Profits: $1,989.44 from review and interview with Phil Blackwell

Jvzoo Academy: $1,911.77 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Designo Pro: $1,445.57 from review and interview with Todd Gross

Synd Lab: $1,364.01 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Live Caster: $1,000.96 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Vid Builder FX: $879.58 from review and interview with Abhi Dwivedi

Fan Inviter: $809.86 from review and interview with Andrew Darius

Easiest System Ever: $739.72 from review and interview with Matt Pocious

Pixo Blaster: $611.48 from review and interview with Stoica

Site Sync: $581 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Fan Contact: $500 from review and interview with Andrew Darius

Webinar Jeo: $386.10 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Arbitrage Underdog 5.0: $194.99 from review and interview with Tom E.

InstaEasy: $173 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Viddyoze 2.0: $155.60 from review and interview with Viddyoze team

Commissionology: $138.50 from review and interview with Michael Cheney

Thrive Leads: $133.75 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

InstaSuite: $119.50 from webinar with Neil Napier

Viral Loop: $111 from review and interview with Cindy Donovan

Instamate 2.0: $106 from review and interview with Luke Maguire

Vindnimation: $101.50 from review and interview with Ray Lane

Easy VSL 2.0: $95 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Video Spin Blaster Pro: $81.92 from review and interview with Ali G

Script Engage 2.0: $79 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Repwarn reseller (CLOSED): $67 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

PinDrill: $67 from review and interview with Maddy Dutta

Adsvisor 2.0 $55.50 from review and interview with Abhi Dwivedi

Viral Content Profits: $48.50 from review and interview with Ricky Mataka

Drop Mock Video: $46.11 from review and interview with Lee Pennington

Rank Cipher: $42.15 from review and interview with Muhammad Azhar

Fresh Title: $42 from review and demo video from Dave Guindon

Press Play 2.0: $40.50 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Mail X: $39.92 from review and interview with Han Fan

Sellosity: $35.25 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Convertri: $33.50 from review and interview with Andy Fletcher

OmniXPress: $29.94 from review and interview with Radu

Covert Social Press 2.0: $27.04 from review and interview with Soren Jordansen

Vidgeos: $27 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Steal My Business: $26.34 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

No Cost Income Blueprint: $26 from review and interview with Paul Counts

Instastore: $25.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

WP Traffic UP: $24.70 from interview and review with Mark Hess

Video Traffic X (CLOSED): $23.50 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Leadz: $23.50 from review and interview with Simon Harries

Video Agent X: $23.50 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

WP Contentio: $23.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Ad Respark (CLOSED): $20 from review and interview with Devin Zander

IM Newbie: $18.90 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Revamply: $18.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

eCom Pages: $16.45 from review and interview with Mo Aguel

Absolute Jacker : $15.22 from review and interview with Ariel Sanders

Credi Response: $14.94 from review and interview with Cryil “Jeet” Gupta

Email Click Magnet 2.0: $13.50 from review

OneSoci 2.0: $11.10 from review and interview with Lee Pennington

HydraVid: $9.98 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

EZ Video Creator: $9.98 from review and interview with Matt Bush

VidiFire: $9.40 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Explaindio: $8.50 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

Visibily: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Viral Video Stores: $8.50 from review and interview with Neil Napier

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $6.80 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Video Black Belt: $6.50 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Pimpr: $6.08 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Webinar X: $5.99 from review and interview with Neil Napier

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

 

 

 

Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $23,053.81 (-$1,809.05 from April)

Insta Funnel Agency: $8,201.25 – My earnings from the backend webinar for Board Commander

Profit Canvas Unlimited: $2,586.20  – My commission from a private webinar Brett Rutecky and I did

Social Robot JV commission: $1,206.26 – This my cut from a launch I did with Joshua Zamora in early 2015

Affiliate Income Secrets: $328.50 – My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Board Commander (CLOSED) : $212.50 – My earnings from a launch I did with Stefan Ciancio and Brett Rutecky

Mail It: $178.53 – My earnings from a launch I did in August, 2016 with Brett Rutecky

Google Adsense: $148.48 – Earnings from Youtube and Adsense

Review Wizard: $123.81 – My earnings from a launch Brett and I did in February, 2017

Resell Rights Weekly: $98.49 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Group Traffic Profits: $61.42 – My earnings from a launch I did in December, 2016 with Brett Rutecky

Keyword Suggestions JV commission: $51.63 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Radu in September, 2015

SociSpot JV commission: $34.60 – This is my cut from a launch I did with Lee Pennington in November, 2015

Re-Engager: $11.15 – My earnings from a launch I did with Brett Rutecky and Tim Verdouw

Profit Canvas Pro: $9.21 from a product Brett Rutecky and I launched in 2015

Udemy: $7.90 – Earnings from a course I have on Udemy

 

Total from OTHER streams of income:   $13,259.93 (-$15,480.50 from April)

Total Revenue:   $36,313.74 (-$17,289.55 from April)

Total Profit: $33,076.76 (-$15,267.50 from April)

 

Summer has begun…and it’s time for yet another income report 🙂

April and May turned out to be solid months due to the fact that I had a product launch in April, and then we did the backend webinar in May. Combined, that added another $30,000 in income to my bottom line.

All Moved In!

In last month’s income report I mentioned that we had bought a new apartment and we were waiting on military clearance to move in. Well, it came through, and on May 19th we moved into our new place!

My wife and I are super-happy in our new place as it’s right in the middle of a nice neighborhood…and it’s walking distance from the shore, restaurants, bars, and shops. Our last apartment was nice, but it was far away from where we usually like to go out, and that made it necessary to drive most places.

But moving in hasn’t been without drama.

We purchased new dining room and living room furniture about a month before we moved in to give them plenty of time to deliver. Unfortunately the company was two weeks late delivering AND they sent us showroom furniture instead of the new furniture that we had purchased. The couches arrived with stains on them…which was totally unacceptable. On top of that, the store has been dragging their feet in processing the return…and it’s been unwanted stress added to moving. No fun. I even opened a credit card dispute…which is something I take very seriously. But thankfully today we learned that they are honoring the refund and will come and take the furniture tomorrow 🙂

 

Road Trip to Germany and Austria

At the end of April, we took a road trip with a couple friend of ours to Germany and Austria. We started out in Munich…and of course, we had a few beers at the famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall. I really liked it there as they served BIG beers, delicious food, and there was traditional Bavarian live music and dancers. We took this trip RIGHT after our Board Commander product launch…so it was a nice break after the stress of a product launch.

 

 

 

After going to Munich we rented a car and drove down to a small town surrounded by mountains called Garmische. It was snowing when we arrived, but in the morning we awoke to see that there was an amazing view from our hotel.

After Garmische, we drove to Salzburg, Austria. On our way there I got my first speeding ticket…and they even sent me a photo 🙂 Luckily the fine was only $40.

 

We spent a few days in Salzburg and its’ surrounding cities. Here are some pictures:

Contemplating life in Hallstatt, Austria

Hanging out in Salzburg, Austria

Time for ice cream in Hallstatt, Austria

A view of Hallstatt from the lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The REST of May

April was a productive AND fun month with a product launch AND a mini vacation…but May was just a blur. Between moving into our new apartment and preparing for the Autonars launch in June, it just flew by…but with lots of stress. Just little things like transferring over our Internet service, registering for water, gas, electric…it just seemed to never end. But of course it finally did 🙂

So that’s it for April and May. I’ll be back soon with my income report for June.

 

  • June 15, 2017
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