The Mike From Maine Show

Monthly Income Report for February, 2013: Spending like a crazy man…but building an audience

monthly update


13,934  (-6,291 from January) page views in February. Decreased since I didn’t send solo ad traffic to the site.

4,926 (+417)  iTunes downloads

3,644  (-82) Youtube channel views

13,264 (-29497) minutes watched (Youtube channel was deleted so I had to upload everything again)

Aweber subscribers: 2,001 (-85)

Twitter followers: 3,015 (+309)

Facebook Fans: 407 (+16)


Facebook Advertising: $191 (interview promotion and advertising)

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: $40 – 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 $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: $5

Free Jing and ScreenCast Subscription for
easily explaining things to workers : $10

Lead Pages: $197

Virtual Assistants: $168.58

Solo Ads: $2,880 You can find out more about solo ads HERE

Total expenses:  $3,665.58 (-$3,351.58 compared to January)



Project X Tube (CLOSED): $304.64 from interview with Cliff Carrigan

Business Turnkey Exponential Xpress (CLOSED): $186.20 from interview with Sarkis Yambestian

Curation Soft : $102.74 from interview with Peter Lenkefi

Long Tail Pro: $102.30  from interview with Spencer Haws

Video Profit Powerhouse (CLOSED): $90.72 from interview with Ben Sayer

WP4FB 2.0 (CLOSED): $76.20 from interview with Wilco de Kreij

58,000 Visitors (CLOSED) : $34.76 from interview with Ron Rule

Youtube External Link: $34.44 from interview with Jimmy Mancini

Launch Sniping on Crack: $23.22 from interview with Lenin Govea

Mass Buyer Recruitment Method (CLOSED): $17.22 from interview with Jake Corcoran and Gavin Abeyratne

Inner Circle Solo Ads (CLOSED): $16.85 from interview with Rob Stafford

CPA Cash Vault (CLOSED): $15 from Interview with Jonathan Smith

Operation Solo: $13.50 from interview with Anthony Tilley

PingFresh: $13.50 from interview with Sean Donahoe

Page One Profits: $13.06  from Interview with Rachel Rofe

Live CPA Blueprint (CLOSED): $12.38 from interview with Paul Nagel

The Four Hour System (CLOSED): $11.92 from interview with Anton Kraly

Retro Reppin: $10.41 from Interview with Mike Shreeve

Video Marketing Debunked: $10.20  from Interview with Mark Thompson

How To Create a Squidoo Lens in Under an Hour (CLOSED): $7.91 from interview with Trevor Dumbleton

Total from interviews: $1,062.73 (-$28.53 from January)


Revenue from Project X Tube Method (CLOSED): $10.96

FB Graph Search: $14.34 from advertising on Facebook

Text link ads: $30 – I make this income from an old website of mine.

SocialAdr: $37.80 – A hands-off way of getting more likes on tweets for your posts

Ezarticle link: $34 – This is reoccurring income from a video tutorial I did about Ezarticlelink HERE

Whoosh Traffic (CLOSED): $20 – A keyword tracker for monitoring multiple keyword rankings $15

Adsense: $95.73

Website sales: $120

Total from OTHER streams of income: $377.83 (-$218.57 from January)


Total Revenue: $1,440.56 (-$247.10 from January)


Total Profit: -$2,225.02 (-$3,609.68) from January)


Oh no, losses!!! It’s ok, I actually expected February to be a bad month. Instead of just accepting mediocre earnings, I decided to really double-down on bad earnings and spend spend spend. I invested almost $3,000 in buying solo ad traffic to build up my email subscriber list. I ordered these clicks towards the end of February, so none of the benefits of building up my lists were felt in February.

Interview Income Still Going Strong

My spending was much higher this month, but the good thing is that I still brought in over $1,000 from doing interviews. I published 20 interviews, so I made an average of $50 per interview. Not bad. Of course, I’d like to be making a lot more than that, but these things happen over time. If I can be making $100 per interview by September 2013 then I’ll be super pleased with my results.

I’m going to keep this income update pretty short, as I was late getting it out since I was pretty busy in March (I got married!). Stay tuned to my March Income Update in about a week. And don’t worry…my income in March is much better 🙂

  • April 3, 2013