Income Report for May, 2014 – The 10 Things that Keep me ORGANIZED and PRODUCTIVE

may income report


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)



Video Maker FX: $2,169.45 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Video Jeet: $772.05 from review and interview with Cyril “Jeet” Gupta

The Cash Box Blueprint (CLOSED): $632.84 from review and preview

Invisible Optin (CLOSED): $538.15 from review and interview with Saaransh Chopra

Tee Cash Kit (CLOSED): $432.20 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

Article Factory Pro (CLOSED): $419.74 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Compliance Bar: $415.48 from review and interview with Anton Nadilo

TweetPressr (CLOSED): $414.34 from review and interview with Leah Butler-Smith

Ad Factory (CLOSED): $295.50 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

MemberSonic Theme 2.0: $288.72 from review and interview with Andrew Hunter

Video Induction System: $277 from review and interview with Joey Xoto

Social Mobile Press (CLOSED): $266.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Money CRM: $258.39 from interview with Vasiliy Blagodarskiy

Local Lead Empire (CLOSED): $252.44 from review and interview with Adrian Knight

Link Supremacy (CLOSED): $235.20 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

TreasureCoach Linkedin (CLOSED): $177.50 from review and interview with Maksym V.

Weird Niche PLR: $167.16 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Tee Cash Boot Camp: $155.40 from review and interview with Andy Berard

Social Viral Videos (CLOSED): $132.95 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Better Links Pro 2.0: $120.20 from review and interview with Chris Guthrie

Kindle Sales Rank Superhero: $116.97 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Cost-Free Kindle Cannon: $90.44 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

CPA Quick Strike (CLOSED): $90.40 from review and interview with Damon Korte

Social Trap: $89.60 from review and interview with Anthony La Rocca

Instant Email Swipe File: $86.97 from review and interview with Matt Bacak

Video Traffic System (CLOSED): $78.69 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Tee Profit Punch (CLOSED): $68.21 from review and interview with Travis Petelle

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

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

Arbitrage Underdog: $54 from interview with Tom E and review

FB List Simplified (CLOSED): $51.94 from review and interview with Gaurab Borah

Local Reputation Hero: $47 from review and interview with Matthew Ianotti

Easy Funnel Maker (CLOSED): $41.94 from interview with Barry Rodgers

Passive List Building Blitz (CLOSED): $37.80 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Rapid Mailer: $37 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Social Lead Wizard (CLOSED): $35.12 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

The Money Tree (CLOSED): $34.74 from interview with Russ Ruffino

Five Minute Sales Letters (CLOSED): $33.76 from review and interview with Matt Cook

Solo Ad Business Blueprint (CLOSED): $32.10 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Traffic Jeet II: $29.58 from review and interview with Cyril Gupta

Targeted Traffic Empire (CLOSED): $27.11 from review and interview with Jeff Farley

How to Find & Research a Profitable Niche Market: $25.71 from interview with Reed Floren

Video Auto Profit: $20.88 from review and interview with Josh Ratta

Video Ranking Machine: $20.40 from review and interview with Ray Lane

Youtube Quick Cash (CLOSED): $18.65 from review and interview with James Knight

Operation Solo: $17.97 from interview with Anthony Tilley

Safelist Pirate (CLOSED): $16.20 from review and interview with Stefan van der Vlag

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

Kindle Marketing Magic: $13.33 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

FB Ad Class 1.0 (CLOSED): $12.75 from review and interview with Ivana Bosnjak

Coupon Book Method (CLOSED): $10.49 from interview with Denis Kampl

Emergency Click Cash (CLOSED): $8.78 from review and interview with Kristie Chiles

FB Cash Engine: $8.76 from review and interview with Brad Stephens

Fiverr Untapped: $6.05 from review and interview with John Shea

Going Viral on Facebook: $4.84 from interview with Yoel Cohen

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

evernote1. 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.


textexpander2. 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.



day one app4. 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.




pomodoro timer5. 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.

toggl6. 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.



coffitivity7. 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.


focus at will8. 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.

wufoo10. 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!


  1. Hi Mike! Congrats again! Another great month!
    And special thanks for the list of tools you are using! I am looking for a new task manager at the moment. I will check out the one your using.

    And on a side note: I am listening to “brain-friendly” music right now 😀 hehe

    1. You’re welcome, Dani. I find that listening to music with lyrics just distracts me…unless it’s a song that I’ve listened to 1,000 times.

      Check out Nozbe as a task manager…I’m really liking it.

      1. Yes, same for me! I can only listen to music in languages I don’t understand or without lyrics 😉

  2. great to see you wonderful hard work is paying off.
    can you remind me when you started and how long since you jumped over the 6k mark or is that just recent .
    What is in new pipeline you can share for aspiring newbies .
    And I love the list of tools.i just wrote a new chapter for a new ebook on creativity and i mentioned about the focusing your ideas with the . Pomodoro Timer you also mentioned .i love that tool.
    Cant believe that they did not use it 5 years ago in my time management courses.well done can you list your top 10 most used software on mac or pc and your best apps on your smartphone you most use.just to compare and learn from.thank johnv

    1. John,

      I started the show in September, 2012. It took me a little over 18 months to get to the $10,000/month range.

      I’ll be sharing more of my tips and strategies in the near future.

  3. Your income are in a steady range and you will soon go over 10k every month. I am in the 4 figure range as well after full 6 month working and expecting to hit 10k after the end of this year. At last, congrats Mike!

    1. Talkativegeek,

      Congrats on your success as well! Let me know when you hit $10k per month.

  4. Hi Mike!
    Another great month!
    And thanks for the great list of tools you are using!

  5. Hey Mike, congratulations on another great month.

    Also thanks for sharing the Pomodoro Timer resource. I was using my phone to do it. This app works way better, Regards!

    1. Hey Joseph,

      Glad I could share something about productivity with you that you DON’T know 🙂

  6. Mike I just came across one of your emails and clicked the link and here I am. All I can say is Wow! Some great organization, time management and focus. I am flabbergasted on how you are tracking and showing your expenses and income. You are doing what I am trying to do. I will be reading more, thanks

    1. Thanks, Larry. I’m just trying to be transparent in the Internet marketing world that is full of inflated numbers.

      Glad to have you here.

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