Income Report for May, 2014 – The 10 Things that Keep me ORGANIZED and PRODUCTIVE
29.027 page views (-4,568 from April)
19,118 Youtube channel views (-397 from April)
121.496 minutes watched (-29,419 from April)
Aweber subscribers: 7,488 (+410 subscribers from April)
GetResponse subscribers: 3,232 (-63 subscribers from April)
Total email list subscribers: 10,720
Click Magick: $17 – The awesome tool I use for tracking clicks, optins, and sales
GoDaddy: $3.13 – A new domain for a project I’m working on
Facebook ads: $7.56
Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.
Warrior Jet plugin (CLOSED): $20.95 – A plugin that let’s me easily integrate Jvzoo with Wishlist Member.
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
Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews
JVZoo Fees: $4.25
PLR Assassin – $11.16 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews
Skype: $10 for premium
JVFocus Membership: $10
Perfect Audience: $1.90
Random fee: $10
Total expenses: $254.89 (-$671.56 compared to April)
Money CRM: $258.39 from interview with Vasiliy Blagodarskiy
Easy Funnel Maker (CLOSED): $41.94 from interview with Barry Rodgers
The Money Tree (CLOSED): $34.74 from interview with Russ Ruffino
Solo Ad Business Blueprint (CLOSED): $32.10 from interview with Kate Rosenberg
Coupon Book Method (CLOSED): $10.49 from interview with Denis Kampl
Total revenue from interviews: $9,823.21 (-$1,318.74 from April)
Fiverr Secrets: $68– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr
Product Launch Confessions (CLOSED): $17 – My product interviewing 12 product creators
Kindle earnings: $51
Long Tail Pro: $7.66 from interview with Spencer Haws
PLR Assassin: $28.20 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own
Total from OTHER streams of income: $171.86 (-$181.84 from April)
Total Revenue: $9,995.07 (-$1,500.58 from April)
Total Profit: $9,740.18 (-$829.02 from April)
Another solid month 🙂
2014 is shaping out to show earnings consistently around the $10,000 mark:
January: $4,641.10 – This might seem low compared to current earnings, but it was my best month in over a year at the time.
February: $7,471.62 – In February there was a 62% increase from January. That’s some nice rapid growth.
March: $11,407.25 – Here we saw another 65% increase from the previous month. At a 60% increase rate per month I’d see over $1,000,000 per month by January 2015. Of course, that isn’t going to happen 🙂
April: $10,569.20 – Here we see the dreams of 60% monthly increases in profit punched in the face. However, leveling off at around $10,000/month isn’t the worst thing in the world.
May: $9,740.18 – Again, right around the $10,000 mark. I’m extremely happy about this, considering in May, 2013 I earned $2,493.27, but now I’ve tasted success and I want more. You might be thinking that it’s about money or greed, but actually it’s a bit deeper than that. Sure, more money would be nice, but it’s the challenge of growing my business that really excites me.
My goal now is to build on my current success.
I have a system that WORKS so now I need to ramp it up even more. In order to do that I need to become more organized and outsource as much of the “busy work” as I can. For this I’m currently using the following software to keep myself organized, productive, and efficient. Some of them only work on Mac, but that’s the computer that I use and I’d be lost without it 🙂
The 10 Things that Keep me ORGANIZED and PRODUCTIVE
1. Evernote: (Mac and PC) I don’t know where I’d be without this software that stays open 100% of the time I’m on my computer. Without it I’d be lost. I’m currently using the free version of it, but there’s a paid version if you want more storage and abilities. I keep all my notes inside of it and use it for every interview that I do.
2. Text Expander: (Mac only) This is an app that allows me to simply paste in any piece of text without having to find it each time. It’s a HUGE time saver.
3. Nozbe: (Mac and PC) This is how I keep all my tasks for the day organized. It also has a built in system where I can delegate to my virtual assistants the work that I don’t want to do. This works for both Mac and PC users.
4. Day One: (Mac only) This is where I write my daily business and personal goals. I try to write for about 10 minutes every day to keep track of how I’m advancing in my business.
5. Pomodoro Timer: (Mac and PC) This is a way for me to use the Pomodoro Technique. There’s a bunch of other apps for Mac and software for PC, and a free web version HERE. Learn about it more in the video below:
6. Toggle: (Mac and PC) This is a really simple timer that lets me track how much time I’m spending on a task. It records it all in a timesheet so that you can see where the bulk of your time is going. There’s also a great hands-free way of doing this called Rescue Time.
7. Coffitivity: (Mac and PC) This is a cool way of play coffee shop background noises while you work. I find that I can’t really listen to the radio or anything with words when I’m being productive, so this is a great alternative. They have free apps for Android, iPhone, and Mac. And for Mac users, they also have a free app called Hush that turns off your notifications so you can get more work done.
8. FocusAtWill: (Mac and PC) If you don’t want to listen to the sound of a coffee shop like in #7, you can improve your productivity with a stream of soothing music. When you sign up you’ll get 60 minutes free every day, but if you want more than that you’ll need to pay a measly $4.99/month.
9. Boomerang: (Mac and PC) If you’re using Gmail, and you should be, then this is a great tool for getting notifications if you don’t get a reply to an email in a certain amount of time. I use it when inviting guests onto my show or emailing potential coaching clients. If they don’t email me back in 2 days then the emails shows up again in my inbox.
10. Wufoo :(Mac and PC) I just started a coaching program and I need a way of accepting applications so I can separate those who are serious about starting a business, and those who think they can just push a button, not do any work, and the commissions will start streaming into their a Paypal accounts. I screen out those people with Wufoo which can be hosted on their servers, or self-hosted as I do on my coaching application.
So that’s my income report for May. I hope you enjoyed it and got some useful tips that you can apply in your own business!