Income Report for March 2009 at FinancialJesus.com

Blog Income Report – February 2009

by Roman on March 10, 2009

My income goal in February was $77.63 - I didn’t achieve it but came pretty close. While my income in January 2009 was only $22.37, I managed to almost triple it in February.

Here are the income stats of Financial Jesus for February 2009.

Google Adsense – $16.65

Text Links Ads – $22.61

Direct Links – $21.5

Total earnings for February 2009 – $60.76

What happened in February?

New kinds of ads

I tested Adbrite.com ads but after only 2 day I felt that they were not working and abandoned them. For some reason the code I used never showed real ads but only a link that allowed those interested to buy a link on my website – I am pretty sure I messed up and therefore will probably test Adbrite again pretty soon. If you are familiar with Adbrite and know what I did wrong – let me know!

I managed to sell a link in one of my posts for 20 dollars – I am not sure if I will manage to do it again in March so achieving the same amount of income can prove difficult.

New Theme

I spent 168 dollars on the Thesis WordPress theme to radically improve the design and layout of financialjesus.com. This is the first time ever that I have spent money doing something for this blog – hopefully it will help to lift things up to a new level eventually!

As you are probably noticing right know – the new theme is not up yet and I am not certain when it will be – probably not before April.

Working on a new Website – LOL Finance

I am working on a new site called LOL Finance – it is a website that publishes daily funny pictures, stories and videos about finance. The site is currently under construction and I have not officially launched it yet but I am hoping to do so in March.
It is also my first test regarding the use of the Thesis theme – before converting Financial Jesus over I will try to get the feel of it to make the customization process easier!

Income goal for March 2009

$100

I sold some links in February that allowed me to temporarily pump up the income, but at the same time I didn’t react on some offers that would have allowed me to increase my revenues even more. Hopefully I will have more courage to take up these extra offers in March!

If anyone has positive experience with some ad networks in addition to Google Adsense – please let me know so I could test them out. I am willing to become your referral!

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{ 8 comments }

Roman-J March 11, 2009 at 4:01 am

Looks like you are keeping very busy. I am looking forward to seeing the theme and if it the investment pays off.

I had the exactly the same issue with AdBrite. I hear good things about it, but it did not work for me. I took it off my site after a couple days. Maybe Adbrite does not have many finacial related advertisers.

What do you mean that you did not have courage to act on some offers? What types of things did they want you to do? Was it a moral issue? Did they want you to stand on the roadside in a clown costum? Was it to alter your blog in some drastic way?

Looking forward to the March Report…

Roman March 11, 2009 at 11:44 am

Not having enough courage is simply another way of saying that I had some options to make another 40 dollars with this website in February but that I simply didn’t do it cause I said to myself that it would take up too much of my time. I intend to do it in March.
The offer was nothing too crazy – a financial company wants to send me a press release with various financial data once per week and then I can write any article based on their data as I want – as long as I link back to them. For me it is actually a good deal cause I can build my traffic by writing articles and at the same time get paid a little.

Something interesting happened in yahoo.com today – an article about the happiest states in the US was Buzzed to their front page and that has gotten people searching for “happiest countries in the world” – a term I rank 3rd in Yahoo – so it has brought me around 4000 visitors today and made about 15 dollars with Adsense (about as much as I made in February total). Too bad this traffic will fall off by tomorrow.

ivan April 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm

hhhhhmmmmmmmm whose pic in the top……

Roman April 17, 2009 at 9:16 am

Sorry, I have no idea!

Boris Said April 15, 2009 at 1:38 am

Hey man, I hope the income your are earning right now with the website gives you an incentive to continue and push threw with higher goals :)

I think all that matters is, as long as you are making a profit, you are doing good =D

Roman April 17, 2009 at 9:18 am

In march I made a little over $100 – its not enough to make a living but I am still running this website as a hobby!
I’ve been away for quite some time and the website has suffered because of me not answering peoples comments and not writing new articles but hopefully I’ll get it going again!

It’s very nice to read your comments Boris! They motivate me!

Car Insurance Phi June 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Not bad, but you gotta update this blog if you want to make more money!

Savings Account Rates Eve August 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm

That’s pretty good – I should incorporate the same thing on my travel blog – xedule.com and get some money so I can pay for the renewal fees each year.

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