Income update for May, 2013 – Married to my job…and my wife :-)
12,288 page views (-2,665 from April)
3,982 (+93) iTunes downloads
5,806 (-1,365 ) Youtube channel views
41,933 (-11,673) minutes watched
Aweber subscribers: 4,057 (+65 subscribers)
Twitter followers: 5,202 (+830 followers)
Facebook Fans: 463 (+19)
Facebook Advertising: $5 (interview promotion)
Aweber: $49 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview
Host Gator hosting: $10
Libsyn: $75 – I host my podcast with this so I can put it on iTunes
Warrior Forum Ads: $40 – These are fees for advertising my websites for sale in the Warrior Forum
Hello Bar: $5
Kindle Editing: $10 I have a great editor that I’ll be happy to share with anyone who’s interested
Total expenses: $194 (-$368.39 compared to April)
List Frenzy (CLOSED): $242.50 from interview with Anton Nadilo and Andre Stoelinga
The Money Tree (CLOSED): $162.89 from interview with Russ Ruffino
Mini Affiliate Sites course (CLOSED): $60.75 from interview with David McGimpsey
Project Meteor Shower (CLOSED): $52.40 from interview with Jonathan Green
Video Conversion Cash Machine (CLOSED): $36.53 from interview with Mike Thomas Marin
Viral Optins (CLOSED): $36.06 from interview with Wilco de Kreij
Project X Tube (CLOSED): $35.84 from interview with Cliff Carrigan
Gig Prospector (CLOSED): $34.01 from interview with Matt Green
Auto Webinar Press (CLOSED): $27 from interview with Mohammed Ali
Inner Circle Solo Ads (CLOSED): $20.45 from interview with Rob Stafford
Epic Traffic Ninja (CLOSED): $16.20 from interview with Richard Newton
POF Playbook (CLOSED): $14.50 from interview with Anthony Wang
Video Slayer (CLOSED): $13.50 from interview with Bertram Heath
Sticky Profit Builder Plugin (CLOSED): $12.60 from interview with Anton Nadilo
Smart Web Formula (CLOSED): $12.40 from interview with Jon Shawcross
Membership Marketing Machine (CLOSED): $9.00 from interview with Gary Clucas
Total revenue from interviews: $1,078.81 (-$690.57 from April)
Website sales: $1,373.63
Kindle earnings: $116.84
Text link ads: $29– I make this income from an old website of mine.
Whoosh Traffic (CLOSED): $20 – A keyword tracker for monitoring multiple keyword rankings
Ezarticle link: $17 – This is reoccurring income from a video tutorial
Marketing Summit Videos: $16.20
Income Igniter (CLOSED): $9.23
Revenue from Project X Tube Method (CLOSED): $5.96 – Here’s a video about my experience with this method
SocialAdr: $5.60 – A hands-off way of getting more likes on tweets for your posts
Total from OTHER streams of income: $1,608.46 (+$39.20 from April)
Total Revenue: $2,687.27 (-$285.08 from April)
Total Profit: $2,493.27 (+$83.31 from April)
What a busy month!
Oh wow, May was a busy busy month! I officially got married on May 25th…yay me! Let’s just say that the whole month was a whirlwind of preparations. Plus, on top of that, my mom came and stayed with my wife and I for 10 days here in Istanbul, Turkey. I loved having my mom here (love you, mom!) but let’s just say I had to put my business on hold while she was here…thus why I was only able to publish 16 interviews.
That being said, I was still able to make $2,493.27 in May…$83.31 more than in April! A large chunk of it came from selling off the rest of my Adsense niche sites, as I had announced in April that I’d be getting OUT of niche site creation and getting IN to product creation. Let the product creation begin!
My FIRST product is almost officially finished!
I’ve been wanting to create and launch my first product for a LONG time now. I announced in my January Income Report that I’d be releasing a product about interviewing shortly. Unfortunately “shortly” has become almost six months. Why? Because launching a product “the right way” can be really difficult if you don’t have someone guiding you in the right direction. There are at least 20 products launched in the Warrior forum every day, and only a select few of them are successful. Why? There are a lot of reasons:
1. The Product Sucks- We all know that there are a lot of crappy products being sold these days. Gone are the days where you can just slap up some useless product, launch it, and then watch the sales come in. If the product doesn’t provide value then you will get DESTROYED in reviews on the forum.
2. You don’t have JV partners- Most of the successful products that are launched in the forum have multiple JV partners promoting them. If you don’t have good relationships with other product creators then it will be REALLY DIFFICULT getting people to promote for you.
3. Your sales page is garbage- Your sales page is arguably the most important part of your whole product. If your sales page is unconvincing then no one will buy. If no one buys, then your Earnings Per Click will be very low. If your Earnings Per Click are low, then affiliates (JVs) won’t promote for you. If JVs don’t promote for you, you’ll get very few sales…and thus very few people will every get to experience your amazing product. Scary, huh?
Luckily after doing over 170 interviews I have a few connections 🙂 I reached out to ten EXPERT product creators to pick their brains and about EXACTLY how they launch their products. These ten experts combined have done well over $10,000,000 in product sales, so they know their stuff.
After doing these interviews I feel FULLY PREPARED to launch my own products in the forum! In about a month from now I’ll be releasing these interviews as a product using all the strategies that I’ve learned…one of them being that you should always announce your product AT LEAST A MONTH before launching 🙂
Who did I interview?
Mark Thompson (English)
Mark Thompson (USA)
I’m super-excited to release this course to you, and don’t tell anyone, but I’m going to give you a chance to get an Early Bird Discount before the product officially launches. Stay tuned!
I just want to thank you all for your support…and I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!