15,739 (-9,448 from December) MikeFromMaine.com page views in December. Decreased since I didn’t buy solo ads this month.
4,509 (+835) iTunes downloads
3,726 (+362) Youtube views
42,761 (+5,439) minutes watched
Aweber subscribers: 2,086 (-128) I removed people that hadn’t opened an email in 3 months.
Twitter followers: 2,706 (+706)
Facebook Fans: 391 (+91)
Bing Advertising: $1.09 Some advertising fees
Facebook Advertising: $40 to promote interview posts
Aweber: $29 – 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
Warrior Forum Ads: $80 – These are fees for advertising my websites for sale in the Warrior Forum
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
Hello Bar: $4.95
Total expenses: $303 (-$1,360.81 compared to December)
Long Tail Pro: $404.20 from interview with Spencer Haws
Squidoo Cash Tsunami (CLOSED): $156 from interview with Troy Nantais
Traffic Jeet (CLOSED): $121.79 from interview with Jovana Sumar
The Four Hour System(CLOSED): $103.11 from interview with Anton Kraly
How To Create a Squidoo Lens in Under an Hour (CLOSED): $101.32 from interview with Trevor Dumbleton
SEO Resurrection (CLOSED): $36 from interview with Chris Cantell
Wiki Word Plugin (CLOSED): $32 from interview with Walt Bayliss
Azon Classroom 3.0 (CLOSED): $30.35 from interview with Jeff Carson
WP Social Zon Multi Site (CLOSED): $17.84 from interview with Ricky Mataka
PLR Special: $10.68 from Interview with Justin Popovic
Total from interviews: $1,091.26 (+$211.73 from December)
Text link ads: $50 – I make this income from an old website of mine.
SocialAdr: $40.80 – A hands-off way of getting more likes on tweets for your posts
Whoosh Traffic (CLOSED): $20 – A keyword tracker for monitoring multiple keyword rankings
Website sales: $236.60
Total from OTHER streams of income: $596.40 (+$78.10 from December)
Total Revenue: $1,687.66 (+$289.63 from December)
Total Profit: $1,384.66 (+$1,650.44 from December)
Every month I release a revenue report to show my audience that I’m also spending money and trying out some of the methods that my guests and I chat about. Of course I can’t try out them all, but I’m always open to new ways of diversifying my online income. In the future I plan on investing more of my profits back into testing out different ways to make a living online, so hopefully the more I make each month the more I’ll be able to risk in experimentation.
This was my best month of interviewing so far with over $1,000 of income stemming directly from interviews. It goes to show that you can provide tons of value AND make money from affiliate commissions at the same time. No need to take advantage of people, steal, or cheat. Just give people what they want and they’ll reward you by buying through your affiliate links.
I had some amazing guests on the show in January, including some big names like Chris Ducker, Brad Gosse, and Spencer Haws. I’m personally learning so much week after week from my guests that I can’t imagine how educated we’ll all be after a whole YEAR of doing interviews. That time will come, but for now I’m focused on getting up to my 100th episode next week!
You can also start your own interview show!
In the coming weeks I’m planning on releasing a product teaching you all how to build a business by doing interviews. Interviewing experts in your field is an amazing way to establish yourself as an authority in any field of business. Whether you want to generate traffic, build a list, get more sales, or simply network with amazing people, interviewing is an excellent way of getting your name out there.
I’m also planing on doing some case studies with different paid traffic methods. The goal is to release these upon completion every weekend. If you’re on my email list you’ll be sure to get an announcement letting you know when they’re up.
That’s it for January. Stay tuned as I’ll continue to release a new episode of the Mike From Maine Show every weekday. As always, feel free to contact me if you need anything or have suggestions for future guests.