My Internet Income Report for July 2007
Posted on 2nd August, 2007
Everyone (well more and more bloggers anyway) seems to be revealing their blogs’ income nowadays, following a trend started by John Chow Dot Com. If there were others who had chosen to reveal their blogs income before John Chow, I am not aware of them. Those that I know of didn’t go into as much details as what John Chow is doing.
I know how much you make is your own business so many bloggers prefer not to reveal their earnings.
They prefer to keep quiet about it for several reasons including the fear of being copied by others, or they don’t want to be perceived as bragging, or they don’t want to attract competitors which will affect their own income in the future.
Sometimes being discreet can be more intriguing as people are drawn to you, waiting for you to spill the beans.
On the other hand, sharing the details of your blog’s income offers a powerful way to generate interest and help to get the buzz going about your blog. With such transparency, you’ll attract repeat visitors who come back to your blog to see how much you are making. They’ll look forward to read what ingenious money making methods you can come up with.
I think revealing your income is the right thing to do if you feel secure about your position and that it’s not possible for others to compete with you overnight
Perhaps you have other revenue streams besides blogging that you want to keep quiet about so it’s OK to reveal only your blog income.
I’ve came across several bloggers who are making good money from blogging. Besides the well know Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net, there are a few others such as:
Everton of ConnectedInternet.co.uk.
Everton has reported his earnings for July 2007. Figures for last month are in brackets and some numbers are estimated
- Google Adsense: $4,280 ($4,234)
- Text-Link-Ads: $1,386 ($1,010)
- Intellitxt: $1,034 ($1,210)
- Tribal Fusion: $715 ($810)
- Direct Ad Sales: $235 ($825)
- Linkworth: $168 ($0)
- Feedburner FAN: $159 ($337)
- ReviewMe: $130 ($560)
- Chitika: $14 ($55)
- Blogads: $6 ($6)
Grand Total: $8,126 ($9,048)
Not bad at all. Notice that he is making over four grand from AdSense alone.
John Chow Dot Com
This guy needs no introduction. John has published his income for July 2007. Figures for last month are in brackets
- Affiliate Sales: $4,344.82 ($3,213.02)
- ReviewMe: $2,600.00 ($3,800.00)
- Text Link Ads: $2,056.63 ($1,506.71)
- Private Ad Sales: $1,130.00 ($1,440.00)
- Kontera: $1,000 ($1,000.00)
- Google AdSense: $661.73 ($778.90)
- TTZ Media: $349.44 ($339.85)
- Buy Me a Beer: $114.33 ($219.39)
- FeedBurner: $79.81 ($201.74)
- Subscription: $70.00 ($70.00)
Grand Total: $12,406.76 ($12,569.61)
With over 5000 visitors per day, I was surprised he is only making $661.73 from AdSense. In contrast, Sabahan.com which gets round 600 to 800 unique visitors per day makes 30% of that amount per month from AdSense.
At first, I find it odd to see John is consistently making exactly $1000 from Kontera month after month. In the comments, someone explains Kontera guarantees John $1K per month in return for promoting Kontera in his blog, and if his actual Kontera ads make more than that, he gets the greater of the two.
I am sure there are many others who have disclosed their blogs’ income but this time I am only mentioning those two.
I know some of you have been wondering how much I am making from the Internet. My total blog income made up just a small portion of my total income but I see it’s increasing month after month.
Still I am not quite comfortable revealing my exact total income but I tell you this, it’s over RM10,000 per month. My goal is to reach USD10,000 by the end of this year. My blogs revenue is the slowest growing income stream while affiliate programs are the fastest.
Here are some of my income sources for the month of July, 2007. They were generated from several blogs and websites and not from Sabahan.com alone. The amounts are in USD unless stated otherwise.
- Google AdSense: $618.46
- ValueClick.com: $349.35
- Commission Junction: $990.45
- Text-Link-Ads: $291.73
- MaxBounty: $366.25
- Other Affiliate Programs: Est. $1000
Grand Total: $3616.24
I used to make a couple of thousands from AdSense per month in the past but that’s no longer the case when one of my best AdSense websites had stopped ranking in Google after their algorithm updates.
What I didn’t include in there is the amount I made selling my own products. While I usually make more than all my affiliate programs income combined, my other affiliate program income is gradually increasing.
Now have you read anyone sharing their blogs or online income? Do you reveal your own income in your blog? Please leave your comment. 😉