14,953 (-286 from March) page views in April
3,889 (-487) iTunes downloads
7,171 (+2,065 ) Youtube channel views
53,606 (+12,071) minutes watched
Aweber subscribers: 3,992 (-50 subscribers)
Twitter followers: 4,372 (+725 followers)
Facebook Fans: 448 (+14)
Facebook Advertising: $10.51 (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: $40 – I host all my niche sites and this site on multiple hosting accounts
Libsyn: $75 – I host my podcast with this so I can put it on iTunes
SafeSwaps.com: $29.99 – This is the membership fee I pay to be able to buy solo ads from people who have been rated by previous buyers
Vagex: $30 – SEO views for Youtube videos that helps them rank
Warrior Forum Ads: $60 – 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
Kindle eBook writing: $55.56 I outsourced my eBooks on oDesk
Optimize Press: $97 The theme I’ll be using for my membership sites
Podcast Transcription: $33.33
eBook Covers: $10
Kinstant Publisher: $27
Total expenses: $562.39 (-$160.77 compared to March)
The Money Tree (CLOSED): $314.85 from interview with Russ Ruffino
IntelliTheme (CLOSED): $212.91 from interview with Joe Magnotti from the Empire Flippers
List Frenzy (CLOSED): $198 from interview with Anton Nadilo and Andre Stoelinga
Mini Affiliate Sites course (CLOSED): $152.75 from interview with David McGimpsey
Project X Tube (CLOSED): $107.52 from interview with Cliff Carrigan
SE Prince (CLOSED): $93.83 from interview with Dontrell Lyons
Video Conversion Cash Machine (CLOSED): $82.56 from interview with Mike Thomas Marin
Smart Web Formula: $67.01 from interview with Jon Shawcross
Inner Circle Solo Ads (CLOSED): $38.80 from interview with Rob Stafford
WP Connect (CLOSED): $38.15 from interview with Kevin Docherty
Kindle Day Job Killer (CLOSED): $35.08 from interview with Martin Kerrigan
The Money Trigger (CLOSED): $29.85 from interview with Alex Jeffreys
Penny Stock Conspiracy (CLOSED): $27.75 from interview with Tim Sykes
Auto Webinar Press (CLOSED): $27 from interview with Mohammed Ali
Long Tail Pro: $22.20 from interview with Spencer Haws
Free The Boss (CLOSED): $19.45 from interview with Bill Guthrie
List Building in a Box (CLOSED): $18.94 from interview with Barry Rodgers
Membership Marketing Machine (CLOSED): $9 from interview with Gary Clucas
58,000 Visitors (CLOSED): $8.69 from interview with Ron Rule
How To Create a Squidoo Lens in Under an Hour (CLOSED): $8.07 from interview with Trevor Dumbleton
Total revenue from interviews: $1,769.38 (+197.88 from March)
Text link ads: $31.66– I make this income from an old website of mine.
SocialAdr: $5.60 – A hands-off way of getting more likes on tweets for your posts
Ezarticle link: $34 – This is reoccurring income from a video tutorial
Whoosh Traffic (CLOSED): $20 – A keyword tracker for monitoring multiple keyword rankings
Income Igniter (CLOSED): $9.23
Popup Domination: $119.98 from this post
Website sales: $967.50
Total from OTHER streams of income: $1,202.97 (+$836.13 from March)
Total Revenue: $2,972.35 (+$1,034.01 from March)
Total Profit: $2,409.96 (+$1,194.78 from March)
April was a GREAT month!
I’m really happy with my results for April. I think that I’ve been able to show that the interview method is a proven way to create both value AND profits. I’ve also been able to create tons of relationships that are INVALUABLE in themselves. I know that you’re following me so that you too can learn how to make money online, so as promised in my previous Income updates, I’ve got an interview course in the works so that you too can learn how to make a living doing interviews.
Adsense sites almost all sold
As mentioned last month, I’ve decided to move on from creating Adsense niche sites for the time being. That’s not to say that I won’t create them again in the future, but for the time being I’m going to focus on interviewing and creating products. I was able to sell almost $1,000 in niche sites in April, and I still have a few left for those interested HERE.
Kindle course almost complete
Last month I mentioned that I was working on a Kindle book creation course with Thomas Strock from MobileAppTycoon.com. Well, Thomas put together a FANTASTIC video course for me in a couple of days on EXACTLY how he’s able to get Kindle eBooks created and ranking in Amazon so that they consistently make him money every month. I followed his course carefully and recorded my progress and steps as I did what he said in the course. I’m really happy to announce that the first book that I’ve had written is already ranking #1 for it’s keyword in Amazon and has made over $50 this month already. It’s also ranking in the top 30,000 eBooks on Kindle!
Of course I’ll be sharing all this with you soon enough, but I want to make sure the whole product is READY and fine-tuned before we release it to the public. I want to make sure that you too can follow along and get the same results that I did.
Product launching course underway
I’ve been wanting to launch a product for the longest time, but I keep getting caught up on the little things. I wanted to launch my products the RIGHT WAY…meaning that I don’t want to make a big mistake that’s going to sabotage my success. So I got an idea. Why not interview ten product launching experts about their product launching process? I’ve already got a lot of connections from interviewing over 100 successful entrepreneurs, so why not leverage those connections and really find out what it takes to launch a product?
Well, I’ve taken action and I’ve interviewed five EXPERT product creators so far in order to create an AMAZING resource to help both me and YOU launch products. I’m planning on using the knowledge that I take from the interviews to create a step by step guide to launching a product in the best way possible. I’ll also be documenting the launch of THAT product through screen capture videos so you can watch over my shoulder as I go through the whole launching process. I really think that this is going to help a lot of people who have been on the fence about launching a product because they weren’t sure just how to do it.
I’ll be announcing more about this course as I work towards its completion.
And that’s it, folks. I’m writing this income report halfway through May, and I don’t expect May’s income report to be as impressive as April’s, but I’m really excited about the future of The Mike From Maine Show. I’m looking forward to learning more and helping you all overcome the boundaries that we all face when building a business.
Thanks for watching!