Update for November 2012 - Gaining momentum, some big interviews, and profits!
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Update for November 2012 – Gaining momentum, some big interviews, and profits!

Expenses

Bing Advertising: $50.04

Aweber: $29

Host Gator hosting: $50

Warrior Forum Ads: $60

Contest Domination Pro: $30

Screenflow update: $29

Get Response: $65

Get Subscribers (CLOSED): $90

Email service: $34

Libsyn: $55

Total expenses: $492.04

Revenue

Instant Instagram Profits (CLOSED): $138.38 from Interview with Komsat Keo

Page One Profits: $81.72 from Interview with Rachel Rofe

Epic Kindle Promotion (CLOSED): $69.38 from interview with Derek Madden

Business Turnkey Exponential (CLOSED): $64 from interview with Sarkis Yambestian

Azon Classroom 3.0: $59.15 from interview with Jeff Carson

Mobile Tester Profits (CLOSED): $52.10 from interview with Jonathan Oshevire

Spy Bar: $48.80 from interview with Rob Cornish

WP Speed Formula (CLOSED): $32.01 from interview with Josh Fulfer

Customer Retention Formula (CLOSED): $28.66 from Interview with Chris Reck

Live CPA Blueprint (CLOSED): $24.28 from interview with Paul Nagel

Offline Bullet Cash: $23.42 from interview with Paul Nicholls

Offline Walkons (CLOSED): $22.56 from Interview with James Tudsbury

Dangers of Social Media (CLOSED): $19.28 from interview with Kornel Kathi

PLR Special: $16.54 from Interview with Justin Popovic

Going Viral on Facebook: $16.39 from interview with Yoel Cohen

Web Cash Stream: $14.85 from interview with Yaros Pacheco

Rebel Mouse Infestation: $5.64 from interview with Jimmy Mancini

Geo Cash (CLOSED): $15.34

Automated LI Profits (CLOSED): $8.99

Simple Affiliate Domination (CLOSED): $7.12

Peerfly: $90.40

Text link ads: $62

SocialAdr: $47.60

WP Goldmine (CLOSED): $9.22

Ezarticle link: $119

CTR Theme: $30.14

Whoosh Traffic (CLOSED): $18

Contest Domination: $8.82

Adsense: $141

Website sales: $287.69

Total Revenue: $1,562.38

 

Total Profit: $1,070.44

I’m going to keep this revenue update short because it’s for November and not December. One thing that November showed me is that doing interviews can definitely be profitable. It’s also great for creating connections with people that might not normally be accessible.

My most notable interviews in November were with Derek Halpern from SocialTriggers.com and Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com. These interviews didn’t make me any money in affiliate commissions, but they added a lot of value and credibility to my website and show. I had a lot of great feedback from both of these.

My biggest expenses involved a service that I tried out called Get Subscribers. It is provided by the autoresponder company GetResponse.com as a way to get opted-in subscribers on autopilot. I paid $90 plus some other fees for using the service, but I found that the leads they provided were not very responsive when I emailed them out. Instead of continuing on with them I just cancelled. I didn’t have great luck with them, but that doesn’t mean that others won’t. I’d love to hear about your experience with them in the comments below.

I also did some advertising with Bing to send traffic to some CPA offers with Peerfly. I had some success with that, but I just haven’t had time yet to pursue it. I’m in the process of working together with Jonathan Smith from Lead Smack (CLOSED) to learn how to make money with CPA offers. When that happens I’ll be sure to share with you all.

To sum up November, it gave me some proof that I could create value and make money at the same time by doing interviews with successful online marketers. It gave me the extra push to keep publishing five interviews a week and building my audience. I want to thank you all for watching, reading, and listening.

 

  • December 30, 2012
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Sue Anne ERrics - December 30, 2012

Nice job – I love the interviews!

Sue

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    Mike From Maine - December 30, 2012

    Thanks, Sue. I appreciate your support.

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Jeff Carson - December 30, 2012

Nice work Mike. I’m loving watching the massive action you are taking in such a public way. It seems like you are building up some serious momentum…serious potential energy. Cool!

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    Mike From Maine - December 30, 2012

    Jeff,

    I think that something really big will come out of all of this…thanks to all my great guests.

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jeff - December 30, 2012

Mike,

The quality content from your 5 day a week interview schedule is truly impressive. Keep up the great work! I am sure this will snowball into something huge!
And thank you for personally answering the question that you ask at the end of most interviews: “My listeners (and watchers) would kill me if I didn’t ask you how much you made this year?” I personally wouldn’t kill you, but I enjoy the responses to the question.

Happy and Prosperous 2013!
–Jeff

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    Mike From Maine - December 30, 2012

    You’re welcome, Jeff. If I ask I should also be sharing 🙂

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Financial Samurai - December 30, 2012

Hey Mike!

New here and I am very impressed with your online income diversification. Best of luck for 2013!

Sam

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    Mike From Maine - December 30, 2012

    Sam,

    Thanks. I think it’s super-important to be diversified. Look for me to be more diversified in 2013.

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      Financial Samurai - December 30, 2012

      Agree. I’ve got about 5-6 passive income streams that are not online income related. With online, I’m probably around 7, but looking to pick up a couple more.

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Victoria Rickert - December 30, 2012

Love listening and watching the interviews, sort of like reading a brief autobiography. Lets me listen as I work, although sometimes I find I actually have to stop what I am doing and and go “whoa, that is really interesting” thank goodness for the back button. And, you have had some very interesting guests. I am also impressed by how you are getting five of these interviews on every week, super job and thank you!

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    Mike From Maine - December 31, 2012

    Victoria,

    Thanks for listening while you work. My goal is to provide a resource that you can listen to/watch every day and be constantly learning from successful people. Making money online doesn’t have to be some mysterious thing if we all share our “secrets” of success.

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Isaiah - December 30, 2012

Congrats on the earning, and thanks for interviews 🙂

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Jonathan Smith - December 31, 2012

Mike, Congrats on everything. Lets talk soon. I am extremely impressed with your blog and your drive. You are seriously building momentum and I know you will be a successful blogger and succeed at anything you do online. Hope to hear from you soon brotha…

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    Mike From Maine - December 31, 2012

    Jon,

    Thanks, buddy. Here’s to an amazing 2013!

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aLAN - December 31, 2012

Hi Mike, Thanks for stopping by.

Not been here in a while and I forgot what a wicked blog it is. And getting better. Love your transparency because “this” bubble is full of it. As this grows it’ll be interesting to see how the sales from interviews etc show what your audience is interested in as they continue to vote with their wallets.

Wasn’t on your list… am now 🙂

Happy New Year and here’s to a bigger, brighter 2013.

Alan

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    Mike From Maine - January 3, 2013

    Alan,

    Glad to have you as part of the community. I’m hoping that my transparency will influence others to do the same. There’s no need for secrets.

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Vince @ How to Create a Website Online - January 5, 2013

Very impressive! Can’t believe I just found out about this website now

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Rori - January 18, 2013

Well done!

But can I ask why your website sales are so low?

Rori

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2013

    Of course you can, Rori 🙂

    Apparently there just wasn’t that much interest in buying sites this month. I haven’t really been pushing sales too hard as it’s just another one of my multiple sources of income.

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      Rori - January 18, 2013

      Ah I see, I thought you might have stopped due to the Google updates.

      I guess you’re just building up the interviews part of your business at the moment.

      Am I correct in saying that you use ‘The AdSense Flippers Method’ by Justin Cooke & Joe Magnotti to build your sites? I was looking to get into that but wondered if it still worked (after the Google updates etc).

      Rori

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        Mike From Maine - January 18, 2013

        Rori,

        My income was deeply affected by the Google update in September, 2012. It’s no longer as easy to rank exact match domains using the methods I was using before. Exact match domains are still valuable, but perhaps not as valuable as they used to be, but it depends on who you ask.

        I used to use a method “similar” to what the Adsense Flippers used, but our methods were not the same by any means. They are still doing quite well building niche sites, where I have discontinued building sites. I am much more focused now on building a community of online entrepreneurs who are eager to keep learning about different ways of making money online.

        If you’re still interested in building niche sites then I would check the the Flippers…they are the experts in this field, and great guys.

        I will continue to be interviewing AMAZING entrepreneurs five days a week and providing actionable advice for those wishing to improve their online businesses.

        Thanks for the comment and look for an income update for November this weekend if you’re subscribed to my email list.

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