Since this is another new month, I’m very happy to be sharing my income and traffic report for the month of June with you.
If you’ve been following WritersinCharge for sometimes now you will notice I have the habit of displaying my income and traffic report at the end of every month. This particular act was inspired by Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome.com and I didn’t start doing so just because I want to copy Pat, but because I want to do the following.
- Inspire You
- Motivate You
- Encourage You
- Let You Know that I Truly Know what I am Talking About
It is evident that I’m achieving my purpose for publishing these reports because they are the most popular posts on this blog. My income and traffic report page is the most popular page on this blog this year, and it has been viewed at least one thousand times more than my about page – even though my about page used to be the most popular page before the introduction of my income and traffic reports.
If you take a look at these reports you will notice that I’m not trying to sell you anything. I only publish my income and traffic reports because of the reasons listed above and I will like you to know that there is no assurance that you will be able to make even half of what I make…and there is also nothing stopping you from doing so. Don’t quit your day job because of these reports and don’t misquote me as I’m not telling you blogging is a get rich quick business – I started this blog 15 months ago, and I only started to make some serious income 6 months go. So, please don’t misunderstand me.
Important Happenings in June.
Yes, a lot of cool and very important things happened in June that I’m super excited to talk about. I was able to start some new projects and I also made a few changes that will be affecting my site significantly this month and forever.
Starting a Niche Site: I’ve been following Glen Allsopp and Pat Flynn for a long period of time now and I’m also well aware of their success with niche sites. Glen’s main income comes from building niche sites and Pat’s newly started niche site is fast becoming a success. As a result of this I have started my own niche site and I’m very happy at the moment because I noticed my decision was not a mistake. In fact, I’m pretty sure that in a month or two month’s time my niche site will be getting double the traffic WritersinCharge currently gets. I really don’t want a lot of competition so I won’t be revealing my niche site, but I will be showing you the results I get, how I get it and I will be starting a new niche site from scratch with 100% transparency as soon as this one starts to make enough and consistent income.
Not Actively Planning to Monetize: If you could recall I started my guest blogging consulting service (which I told you I paid $400 to write its sales page in my last income report). The funny thing is that after almost 300 visitors to that page in June I was unable to get a single client. I don’t know if the problem is with the sales page or with something that has to do with me, but for that reason I have decided that this isn’t the right time to start monetizing WritersinCharge. I have since stopped promoting the page and have also not taken any step to monetize this blog – I still make a nice sum from my client every month so that will be enough to cover my blogging costs, and more. I have decided however to start focusing on improving this blog – as a result, I have hired a “secret expert” to analyze this blog and give improvements that can double my blog traffic so I will start monetizing again in 2-3 months time when I’m getting solid and stable traffic.
I have also made some changes in terms of promoting this blog and you will start to see more guest posts soon. All these might affect my traffic in July, and maybe August but you will soon notice a very significant spike in traffic soon.
That’s pretty much everything I think you need to know for the month of June, so let’s go into the traffic report for June.
June 2011 Traffic Report
June was also a great month for this blog and even though I got less traffic than in May I got better traffic. I got over 2,000 visitors from Stumbleupon in May but I only got a little over 700 in June, which means I got less traffic than in the month of May, but better traffic.
In case you’re curious, just as shown in the graph below, WritersinCharge got 16,062 visitors in the month of June and I’m pretty happy with it so far. It means I’m now stable at 15k visitors a month and I will be noticing a significant increase soon.
As with my Alexa rank I now have an Alexa rank of 10k (which will definitely go down to 9k before the end of this month). It seems I am highly favored by the “gods of Alexa”…lol!
I know there has been a lot of controversy on this and some people complain about me having way too much Alexa rank than my traffic. No one can say for certain as nobody, except the Alexa team, knows for certain if I’m justified with the rank I have and if others are cheated or if I’m “over-blessed” and others are justified. However, everything you see on this blog is natural, and so is my Alexa rank. So if you want yours to increase and don’t know how just let me know in the comments section – If I see that a lot of people are curious to know more about improving their Alexa rank in the comments below and that writing a post on it is bound to succeed then I will go ahead and write it. If however, less interest is shown, we all can as well forget about me writing a post on it soon.
Below are my traffic screenshots for the month of June.
Main Traffic Screenshot for June
Top 10 Traffic Sources for June
Top 10 Content for June
By taking a look at the traffic screenshots for June you will notice that WritersinCharge was visited a total of 16,061 times in June, WritersinCharge received 30,086 pageviews in May, it has a bounce rate of 62.26% and an awesome average time of 03:53 minutes on site.
That really isn’t where I’m heading, but I will say it is awesome.
How I Plan to Improve my Traffic in the Future
I have done a lot of talking in my past income reports about how I get traffic to this blog so I think I will start with how I will drive traffic to this blog.
SEO: Yes. You heard that right. I would have been getting double the traffic I’m getting now on autopilot if only I had focused all my efforts on search engine traffic. Like I said above I have hired an expert I won’t be revealing until later this month (or in next month’s income report) to help me do an SEO Analysis of this blog. Through that analysis I will be able to increase my traffic significantly.
Guest Blogging: Thanks to Brandon I have entered a guest blogging challenge this month. The challenge is to be averaging 2 guest posts a day aside for weekends and I plan to go through with the challenge till the end of this year. My reasons for doing this is to build my guest blogging credibility once again, increase my exposure significantly and also gain high quality one-way backlinks. I know at this rate I might not be able to get all my guest posts on big blogs so I have decided to make myself available to everybody. I know I will get quite a lot of requests so I have included a few criteria to ensure I only get quality requests. To get me to write for you Visit this Page!
Conversion Optimization/Copywriting: Aside getting traffic alone I will also be focusing more of my efforts on converting the traffic. The traffic WritersinCharge gets alone is enough to be making me at least $2,000 online monthly from this blog on autopilot if properly leveraged, but for some reasons I haven’t monetized. I will be hiring experts, reading a lot about the subject and doing everything I can to get the best from my traffic in the nearest future.
Income Report for June 2011
Now that we’ve seen how much traffic I got in June, let’s go see how much I made.
We all knew May was a poor month in terms of earnings for me, however I was still happy with my income, June was an overall better month and I’m pretty sure July will be my best month. Below is my income report for June 2011.
Writing Services: $4240
Affiliate Marketing: $37
Google Adsense: $5.30
Total Income: $4282.30
Market Samurai: $149
New Domain Name: $10
Service Purchase: $250
Total Expenses: $409
TOTAL EARNINGS: $3873.30
Lessons Learned by Making $4k in May
- No matter what you do, be consistent at it.
- It takes more than traffic to make money online.
- The best way to make money online is by looking for one thing you’re best at, and focusing on it.
I know some of you will be surprised to see Adsense above considering the fact that I once removed it. The reason for including it is because I just started a new niche site so I want to be keeping track of my earnings from it also.
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