Income Report for March, 2014 - My SECOND best month online in a 1.5 years!
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Income Report for March, 2014 – My SECOND best month online in a 1.5 years!

38,810 page views  (+10,302 from February)

17,946 Youtube channel views  (+3,144 from February)

125,168 minutes watched (+28,948 from February)

Aweber subscribers: 6,617 (+1,121 subscribers from February)

GetResponse subscribers:  3,422 (-81 subscribers from February)

Total email list subscribers: 10,039

 

Expenses

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

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

Skype: $10 for premium

Storm on Demand Liquid Web Hosting: $122

Perfect Audience: $21.64

JVZoo Fees: $7

Facebook ads: $134.94

Elance: $54.79

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

JVFocus Membership: $10

Joint Venture: $10 to Vinny Boccalino for product launch

Misc. Ads: $18

Total expenses: $513.53 (+$114.42 compared to February)

Revenue

The IM System (CLOSED): $1,435.98 from review

Mobile Smart Link (CLOSED): $845.03 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Local Reputation Hero: $828 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Tee Cash Kit (CLOSED): $781.22 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

Content Curation Plugin: $658.05 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

FB List Simplified (CLOSED): $587.17 from review and interview with Gaurab Borah

Social Ad Maker (CLOSED): $532.89 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Targeted Traffic Empire (CLOSED): $509.17 from review and interview with Jeff Farley

SEO Synergy (CLOSED): $480.90 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Turbo Video Genie (CLOSED): $480.60 from review and interview with Vas Blagodarskiy

FB Cash Ninja (CLOSED): $470.27 from review and interview with Anthony La Rocca and Bill Hugall

Traffic Backdoor: $350 from review and interview with Mark Thompson

Video Traffic System (CLOSED): $310.23 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Covert Context: $309.19 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

CPA Warrior (CLOSED): $306.33 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Emergency Click Cash (CLOSED): $257.61 from review and interview with Kristie Chiles

Complete PLR Mastery (CLOSED) : $250.97 from review and interview with Barry Rodgers

Steal My Business: $249.40 from review and interview with Ankur Shukla

Fiverr Untapped: $208.29 from review and interview with John Shea

Traffic Jeet II: $203.10 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

FB Magic Bar (CLOSED): $188.77 from review and interview with Chad Nicely

Post Promotions (CLOSED): $145.94 from review and interview with Brett Rutecky

Arbitrage Underdog: $145 from interview with Tom E and review

Kindle Ritual 2014: $108.52 from review and interview with Brian G. Johnson

Youtube Quick Cash (CLOSED): $75.99 from review and interview with James Knight

Tuberank Jeet: $72 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

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

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

Video Curation Pro: $46.53 from interview with Peter Drew

Inner Circle Solo Ads 3.0 (CLOSED): $40.50 from interview with Rob Stafford

FB Cash Engine: $39.78 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Kindle Marketing Magic: $37.95 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Clipz (CLOSED): $37 from interview with Curtis Six

Live My Video (CLOSED): $30.60 from review and interview with Peter Scabo

Long Tail Pro: $30.49 from interview with Spencer Haws

Simple Novice Profits (CLOSED): $27.54 from interview with Vinny Boccalino

The Paid Expert (CLOSED): $23.50 from my review

Copy Sketch Pro – $19.47 from interview with Allen Crawley

Trust Jacker (CLOSED): $17.87 from interview with Gerry Cramer and Rob Jones

Instant Email Swipe File: $17.08 from review and interview with Matt Bacak

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

Fiverr Euphoria: $15.23 from interview with Fergal Downes

Emergency Affiliate Cash Storm (CLOSED): $13.28 from review and interview with Kristie Chiles

Kindle Giveaway Guru: $11.40 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Solo Ad Business Blueprint (CLOSED): $10.37 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

MobiEase (CLOSED): $10.20 from review and interview with Craig Crawford

My Income Revolution System (CLOSED): $10 from interview with Ivan Rendulic

The Money Trigger (CLOSED): $9.95 from interview with Alex Jeffreys

Solo Ad Expert (CLOSED): $9.20 from interview with Jonathan Mizel

WP Solo Tracker: $8.50 from interview with Steve Fleming

Coupon Book Method (CLOSED): $5.21 from interview with Denis Kampl

Fiverr Cash Flow: $2.67 from interview with Art Wojciechowski

Total revenue from interviews: $11,398.76  (+$3,887.66 from February)

 

Fiverr Secrets: $255– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr

Quick and Easy Cash Blueprint (CLOSED): $56 – My product showing the results I had using Vinny’s Simple Novice Profits.

Product Launch Confessions (CLOSED): $78.35 – My product with interviews from 12 professional product creators

Kindle earnings: $10

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

Popup Domination: $14.97 from this post

PLR Assassin: $89.80 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Total from OTHER streams of income:  $522.02 (+$162.39 from February)

 

Total Revenue: $11,920.78 (+$4,050.05 from February)

 

Total Profit: $11,407.25 (+$3,935.63 from February)

 

I’ve been waiting for the right time to put out this income report this month, but life has been getting in the way. I also didn’t just want to throw it up there, since, well, it’s my 2nd BEST income report of all time. I mean, there needs to be some sort of a celebration:

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Ok, enough of that 😉

Why was it such a great month?

It’s no secret that I make most of my money from the commissions I receive from interviewing people about their upcoming product launches. I think the biggest change I’ve made in my business over that last few months is that I’ve made it a point to be on top of the upcoming hot launches and offer my audience timely discounts and bonuses when I can.

You’ve probably also noticed that instead of just publishing an interview I also publish a review along with it. I don’t know HOW many emails I’ve received complimenting me on my reviewing style. Most people seem to like that fact that I give a preview of the sales page and product without a “pushy” you-have-to-buy-it attitude. It seems to have resonated with a lot of people.

I also have been building my email list by putting bonuses in the download areas of the people I interview. Most guests are more than happy to let me acquire some of their leads to my email list, especially since they know that I’m going out of my way to do an interview AND a review for their product. It goes to show you just how important building quality relationships is when building a business in any niche.

What’s in store for April?

If I had written this a little earlier I would have been able to guess, but since I’m writing this at the end of April it’s a bit silly to “guess”. I will, however, let you know that April is also going to be a good month, but I’m getting that feeling in me again where I want to start investing money back into my business. I don’t want all of my eggs in one basket and I need to keep developing in order to take my business to the next level.

What will I be investing in?

My primary interests are list building, product creation, affiliate marketing, and Facebook marketing. I’m currently trying to find a way to use them all together in order to build my email list up another 10,000 subscribers to 20,000 subscribers by the end of 2014. I think that the only way to do that will be to massively scale through paid advertising…and I’m prepared to do it.

I’m going to keep this income report short, as I’ll be having another one coming out in the next week or so. As always, I want to thank YOU all for watching my interviews and reviews and occasionally buying products and courses through my affiliate links. Without you I’d have nothing to write here 🙂

Here are some pictures from March, 2014:

Me as a pilot 🙂

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Here I am putting the final touches on a review video at a cafe

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My wife and I in front of Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey

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  • April 29, 2014
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- April 29, 2014

Excellent Posting with interesting numbers! Congratulations Mike!

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Valentino - April 29, 2014

Now that’s an inspirational report!
Thanks for making my day by showing your humble success as an product reviewer/ IM.
Your interviews & reviews are appreciated & valued to the highest standard!

I value what you do so much, that I wouldn’t touch a products unless I check to see your show first!
You are a 180” degrees from these other IM’s showing fake photoshop documents, boats, planes, trains & automobiles while giving no value.

“Thanks Mike You The Man”!

When I Grow Up I Wanna Be Like Mike (from Maine)

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    Mike From Maine - April 29, 2014

    Valentino,

    Thanks, man, I try my best to create something of value. It’s nice to see that you appreciate it…thanks!

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Abel - April 29, 2014

Hi Mike

i can not see the link to get Fiverr course.

Please send it to me my email.

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Steve - April 29, 2014

Not too shabby but you probably deserve it as I imagine your working your ass off doing an interview every other day.
I think you do a good job of coercing information out of the interviewees as most seem fairly shy and awkward in front of the camera and a little secretive of their product but you warm them up midway through the interview and have trouble shutting them up at the end which is good for sales as the above numbers prove.
Will be able to treat yourself soon to a trashy flashy leopardskin lamborghini and join the IM hall of fame…..

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    Mike From Maine - May 1, 2014

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks, it can be tough sometimes doing daily interviews, but it pays off.

    I’m probably not the type of guy to get a fancy car, but I’d love to put a nice down payment down on a house 🙂

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- April 30, 2014

Hey there Mike. I thoroughly enjoy your open and upfront style-nothing to hide. Wish all marketers would be the same! Keep up the good work.

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    Mike From Maine - May 1, 2014

    Thanks, Chris. There’s too many people in IM either saying they’re making $10,000,000,000 per month or not saying at all. I think it’s important for people starting out to see what’s realistically possible through hard work and consistent action.

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- April 30, 2014

Hi Mike,
Greetings!
I am learning lots via your daily product reviews.
Thank you so much….I will recommend your website to my friends.
All the best.
Best Regards,
Lucia

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    Mike From Maine - May 1, 2014

    Lucia,

    I’m used to talk with you over on Facebook 🙂

    Thanks for spreading the word!

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Joseph Rodrigues - April 30, 2014

Awesome work Mike, Congratulations!

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gAURAB BORAH - May 1, 2014

Congratulations Michael … this is an example of true hardword and consistency… I liked you never give up attitude to reach where you are now.. wish you a lot of success in the coming future 🙂

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    Mike From Maine - May 1, 2014

    Gaurab,

    I’ve got lots to learn from you as well as I’ve seen YOU hanging out quite a bit on the product launch leaderboards 🙂

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ADAm - May 4, 2014

Hi Mike,

So inspirational to see those numbers and how you’ve made it and grew with time.

I would strongly consider doing remarketing/retargetting and basically getting more subscribers from people that already are in your site and know you.

If you have visits from people that are not subscribed (I’m sure you do..) you can set up a remarketing campaign and basically they will see your ad with a special offer or whatever you come up with in other sites they visit on the internet.
Because they already know you you can put your face on the ad so it means if they click they are interested in your offer and will type the email … it will be 10 times more effective the FB in my opinion and you can tell them they w

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    Mike From Maine - May 5, 2014

    Adam,

    Great advice, Adam. I’m working on getting that setup (I already have my pixel installed).

    Mike

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Josh Escusa - May 5, 2014

Lookin sharp in that pilot shot! I finally started working full time from home again. It’s about darn time, right? haha.
Anyway awesome job last month. I even purchased something from one of your affiliate links to show my support 🙂
Now you have to beat it next month as well!

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    Mike From Maine - May 6, 2014

    Hey Josh,

    Whaaaaaat? You’re back? What are you doing?

    Thanks for the support!

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