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
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.
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!
Thanks, Kenneth 🙂
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
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.
Yes, same for me! I can only listen to music in languages I don’t understand or without lyrics 😉
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
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.
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!
Congrats on your success as well! Let me know when you hit $10k per month.
Another great month!
And thanks for the great list of tools you are using!
You’re very welcome…I hope they help.
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!
Glad I could share something about productivity with you that you DON’T know 🙂
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
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.