Here are the income stats for www.financialjesus.com in November 2009.
Total Income – $99,67
What happened in November
I had great plans to increase my blogs income via affiliate deals but thanks to problems in other areas of my life I did not have sufficient time to do so.
The total income for November 2009 was a bit up from October – $89 vs $99. Only 1 dollar short from the magical 100 dollar line!
The main income was again from Google Adsense – the income with my current ad placement and traffic seems to stabilize on around 70 dollars!
I also continued the use of the CPM ads from TopEuro.biz. The first time I used them was last month and they payed out the money I earned via Paypal immediately after the month ended, so they seem trustworthy. The ads are however only been shown to people from USA, so about 40% of people are not seeing them – good for you
During November I also checked out CPALead.com. It is a service that lets you lock access to a part of your website until your visitors fill out some kind of a fun survey – if they do this you will get paid. The method has great potential and the $3.71 that I made was actually done in only 1 day.
During my test I actually split my most popular post down into 2 parts and restricted access to the second part of the article. A small number of people were interested enough to fill out the survey.
I discontinued the program because it made me feel very bad to keep people from reading my articles. I write them for you guys!
Once in a while I write an article about a book that I have read. When I do this, I usually add a referral link to Amazon. Until a few days ago I was pretty sure that no one never buys anything from these links. I thought that if I get a sale I would also get an email from Amazon. A few days ago I accidentally logged in to Amazon and found out that I had 4 sales! Guess it is worth looking more into!
Traffic was a little bit up but seems to be stabilizing. The traffic for November was 31 226 unique visitors – up 2.62%. The good news however is that the pageviews are up 21%, bounce rate fell from 78% to 62% and the average time spent on Financial Jesus is up 24%. This is all thanks to the fact that I made my site faster to load. This means that people who were impatient when the site loaded slowly and left are now sticking around. This is great!
My 1 year traffic goal is 100 000 unique visitors monthly and I am pretty sure that in order to get the traffic growing again I need to write a lot more articles than I am currently writing. I am considering finding additional writers! If you want to write and publish some articles here and get paid – let me know
Goal for December
I am at the process of finishing my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, so I don’t have a lot of time in addition to writing my thesis and studying for the subjects I still have to take exams. This means that my December goal is modest – an income of $120.
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