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My Income and Traffic Report – September 2011

july income and traffic reportIf you’re new here, I publish my income and traffic report on this blog every month. These reports show you exactly how much traffic I got, and exactly how much money I made in a particular month. I have several reasons for publishing these reports, but the major reason is to inspire you to see what you can achieve online just by writing.

I’d like you to know that by publishing these reports I’m not trying to insinuate that you will get the kind of results I get. There are a lot of people online getting better results than I am, and there are a lot more people who find it difficult to get results. The result you get is all about what your inspiration is, the belief you have in yourself and how committed you are towards your success. The main purpose of my income and traffic reports is to help you have these traits so as to be able to take your writing career forward.

September is all about the Importance of Investing in Your Business

A lot of cool things happened in September, but one thing I have observed is that everything that happened in September proved the importance of investing in your business. I made a lot of investments for my business a few months ago, and I started to reap the rewards of these investments in September. I know you might be wondering how you can invest in your business if you’re a writer, or if you don’t have a blog, but it is possible to invest in yourself no matter what you are doing. If you’re a writer, you can easily invest your money or time in buying courses, buying and reading books, attending webinars, and spending your money on other programs intended to help you improve your career.

One thing you need to realize, though, is that not all investments will pay you instantly. For some investments, you will start seeing results immediately, and for some, you won’t see results for years. Does that mean you shouldn’t invest in anything that doesn’t produce instant results? Absolutely not! Sometimes, those things that took some time to produce results will end up producing the best results.

If you’re wondering what investments brought me results in February, I’ll be explaining right away. A few months ago, I purchased a critique of my blog from Chris Garrett. In that critique Chris showed me a lot of things that were wrong with my blog, and he even gave tips on how to make my blog stand out from the crowd. I took his tips, I implemented the changes, and my blog is starting to enjoy its highest rate of success, ever. I also hired Joost De Valk for an SEO critique of this blog, and I then hired my designers at Blazer Six to help me implement Joost’s advice into a new blog design. With a lot of other changes, I paid over $3,000 for the new design, but just a few days after installing it, traffic to my blog from the search engines has increased by at least 30%. To be more specific, search engine traffic to my blog increased from around 250 per day to an average of 350 per day, and even up to 400 per day in some days. If you’re into the business of advertising, then you will know how much 100 additional visitors a day (that’s 3,000 more visitors in a month) is worth.

In other words, just by purchasing Chris G’s critique, Joost’s critique, and a new blog design (those three things cost more than $4,000), I was able to boost my blog traffic significantly, in a way that will lead to a lot more than I invested in the nearest future.

The traffic to this blog in September is the highest ever, and I don’t think it will be possible without a combination of the above 3 investments. It is just the 10th of this month and I already have over 15k visitors to this site (that’s more than I was getting a few months ago); a sign that traffic this month will be better than the last.

Investing wisely definitely pays, you just need to know where you should be investing in. I plan to create a “resources” page featuring some of the best free and paid tool I invest in very soon, so, stay tuned!

While traffic alone isn’t enough, I got quite a few client request last month (even though I’m still yet to put up that ‘hire me’ page), but I didn’t accept any new clients. The reason for this is that I’ve been very busy and don’t think I have the capacity to take on new clients. I’m still working on that project I talked about last month, that will make it easy for me to get a lot more done, and I’ll start taking more clients as soon as everything is set.

Without wasting anymore of your time, let’s go straight into the traffic report for the month of September.

September 2011 Traffic Report

September was a cool month for this blog in terms of traffic, and I got over 30k visitors in September alone, making it the best month ever for this blog in terms of traffic. I didn’t really do any promotion for this blog in September, and I also only published 8 articles in September, so I think that number is justifiable. In fact, it is awesome, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be slacking anytime soon. I plan to reach 50k monthly visitors before the end of this year, and I will give anything I can to ensure my success.

Click Analytics Screenshot

Like many of you are already aware, I use various analytics software for this blog because I love stats, and I also love seeing the number of people who visit my blog. Below is my September traffic screenshot according to Clicky.

September 2011 clicky screenshot

According to Clicky, I got 37,298 visitors in September, which is almost 40k visitors. While that is impressive, Google Analytics actually disagrees, and I guess I’d have to go with Google Analytics for now. Sorry Clicky!

Google Analytics Screenshots

Based on my Google Analytics statistics for September, I’ll be giving you an idea of how much traffic I got in September, where the traffic came from and which articles brought the traffic.

Overall Traffic Screenshot

September 2011 Google Analytics traffic overview

Top Content

September 2011 Google Analytics Top Content

Top Referrers

September 2011 Google Analytics Top Referrers

One thing you can easily notice from this report is that Stumbleupon sent the highest number of visitors, the top content got almost 20k views, and search engine traffic has increased.

One major lesson I learned from this report is never to discount social media traffic. It looks really cool to be able to get around 3,000 visitors to your blog in a single day, and social media makes that extremely easy.

Income Report

My income for September wasn’t as great as that of August, but I think August brought about a great change in the history of my income forever, and even though September income isn’t as great as August, it is my third greatest month of income ever.

INCOME

Writing Services: $5085

Total number of articles written in September: 75

Average amount made per article: $67.8

EXPENSES

Crazy Egg: $19

International Freelancers Day Recording: $29

Server Monitoring: $4.95

Aweber: $29

Total Expense: $81.95

Amount After Expense is Deducted: $5003.05

Lesson Learned: Have Some Fun!

To be sincere, I was surprised after the end of the month to see that I can still make over $5,000. Initially, I planned to make a lot more, but my plans changed during the course of the month so I didn’t expect to make that much, but I’m glad my income wasn’t affected that much (or I’d like to think so!)

I spent the most of September playing. I have always been inside the house, in front of my computer, for years now, and it won’t be a surprise when I tell you I just started to learn to ride a bicycle for the first time in my life in September. I decided to spend the most of September learning to ride a bike, I attempted a lot of new skills with my bike and in the process, I sustained quite some injury. In fact, I had an almost major accident on my bike recently, and it is only thanks to God I didn’t sustain any major injury or land in the hospital. But, was it worth it? Yes! Will I happily do it again? Yes! I had so much fun in September, and even when I sustained those injuries, I was smiling, and I told myself it is the price I have to pay!

There is no point in making a lot of money if you can’t spend it or enjoy your life every once in a while, and even though I bought my bike for less than $200, it was worth it, and I can happily say I enjoyed my money in it.

I have a lot of plans this month, so I might not be able to spend a lot of time with my bike like I did last month, but trust me, I’m going to have some fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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45 Comments on "My Income and Traffic Report – September 2011"

  1. Michael @Blast4TrafficNow says:

    Wow, amazing income. September is your best month ever. Earning over $5,000 isn’t a joke. But I know the secret to your income, you’re hardworking, precise, business oriented and a marketing geek. No good thing falls off the sky, it’s what you put in that you get out. I’m totally happy with your success, God will continue to elevate you Onibalusi.

    9ja is proud of you.

  2. Diekolami Taiwo Omoshowon says:

    It’s nice deal bro, but I wish to know what it will take me to create my own blog, the necessary accessories and how I will be paid? Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Oni – Congrats on another great month! I’m glad to hear that you took some time off to have fun as well. I’m sure that doing so will help you to avoid burnout and be even more productive in the future.

    Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Bojan - Personal Efficiency says:

    I am glad that you are happy mate, and that things are going great for you! Can’t wait to see you do some traveling and your perspectives when you go abroad.

    Your writing also keeps getting better, which is insane inspiration for many people. You proove that there are no excuses! Just do it!

  5. kabiru says:

    the increase in your traffic in September is very overwhelming, Ur 50k December target will definitely be achieved before then, congrats on your success

  6. tobi bamidele says:

    hi oni, i love it that your traffic went up, to know my utmost view about, i was first surprised about the traffic report not that am not happy but the figures looks big. but, later, i realized that its a thing that you can get even better. keep the fire burning Boss.

  7. Hi Oni, keep on rocking the world of blogging. I like the way you are using your personal experience to make people believe that making money writing online really works!

    Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. fazal mayar says:

    thats tremendous, i wish I was where you are, I need to have better plans haha, keep rocking oni

  9. I’ve been here from the start of January 2010, where I’ve seen you grow. It’s much deserved. You’re one of the hardest working bloggers out there. I think the funniest thing out of this post was that spending $200 on a bike is the highlight of the things you bought with your money. I don’t know. Why not food?

    Like treat yourself out with a cake!

  10. Gaurav Garg says:

    Wow… Nice Some One Income… but m not earning more than $100 in a month can you tell me how to find clients for writing articles…

  11. You are earning good amount dude keep it up

  12. Irfan | RealTimeTricks says:

    Earning this much for a teen age boy is more than enough. You should thank god that he have given you that success. May God Bless you my dear friends.

  13. Bakare Oluwabamise says:

    Whao! You are doing a great work pal, keep riding the sky, we will surely prove to the world that Nigerian youths are save to deal with. Thanks for making your contributions to the world.

  14. Osho @ Latest Tips And Tricks says:

    You Are Earning Good Amount ๐Ÿ™‚
    I also Want To Earn Like That ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. sam @ goa carnival says:

    From my point of view you are doing good activities right now in your life because this is true we shouldn’t compromise with our enjoyment in life and nothing is costly than enjoy which comes not often in life.

  16. The amount you earn each month, Wish I could too. Its really tremendous.

  17. Enjoy your bike! You certainly deserve it. Congratulations and best wishes for the future months and more earnings. But most of all, like you said, have fun, enjoy your life and invest wisely.

  18. Samuel says:

    This is cool brov! To be sincere, you tried but you just have to keep trying, I mean put in your best! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice traffic report. If I may ask, Clicky or Google analytics, which one do you prefer?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    BTW: Keep the riding spirit on…. I hope you gat extra tyres?? haha

  19. Jarod Online says:

    Having fun on the bike still I see lol.

  20. Aidy says:

    Amazing numbers and congratulations on your continued success! It can be done!

  21. Gregory C. says:

    Nice message at the end there, for a guy as productive in his writing as you, I’m glad to see you were able to get in some of the great outdoors into your schedule.

    I’m on a guest post spree right now in order to promote my new blog that keeps track of my endeavors online, and I find the gym is a savior and so refreshing after I’ve been writing for a few hours.

  22. bless says:

    your sept report is very encouraging, keep it up man, your best is yet to come.

  23. Santu Mahapatra@Khojy.com says:

    Hi Onibalusi, you are really very inspiring. I found your blog three months ago. It is really helpful for a newbie like me.

    The amount of useful advice on your blog is overwhelming. I just launched my first blogging journey. And your website is helping a lot.

    A big thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Glad to see you are doing so well, Oni. You are now at $29 on Aweber. Progress right? LOL!

  25. Romy Singh says:

    Hi Oni,

    Thanks for sharing Your Income and traffic reports with us, it helps us to be motivated and inspired about blogging and encourage us to earn more…..

  26. CFA says:

    Congrats Oni! Keep inspiring folks out there.

  27. Swamykant says:

    Writing service is the big chink. Surely must try it. Congrats Oni..

  28. Congrats Oni and enjoy the ride, both on your bike and your online success.

  29. nexus prime says:

    impressive figure !! Great going mate I wish i can make this amaount too ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Kelli says:

    Wow! Can you explain a little more what your investments went toward? Who much traffic increase did you see as a result?

  31. I always noticed that your main source of income is from writing service Great!! Keep doing and Congrats

  32. eric Murphy says:

    Great earnings and inspiration for me. thanks for this inspirational post.

  33. Yanna Felix says:

    I wish one day to have receive such an amazing acknowledgment from the people. As you know, blogging is not about money but its a way to inspire people around you and in return they appreciate you for the inspiration you’ve showed them. I was inspired each time I visit your blog and yeah hopefully one day I get the slice of the cake just like you. Two thumbs up for you!

  34. Lalit says:

    Excellent earning and by sharing your statistics, we all are motivated as well. Thanks and wish you do well in future.

  35. Prasenjit @ Easy Ways to Make Money says:

    Congratulations Oni.

  36. Nuwamanya says:

    hahhahaa i cant help it, learning to ride a bike? this is funny ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Zac Johnson says:

    Awesome progress. $5000 a month is starting to get pretty serious! Great story on taking some time to have fun and learning to bike as well. Keep it up!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks for the support Zac, you rock!

  38. Geoff says:

    Wow Oni. Very impressive!

    How do you find your writing clients? One by one, or are you contracted through a writing company?

    • Onibalusi says:

      Yeah, they all find me through this blog. I don’t contract clients through any company.

  39. Geoff says:

    Awesome stats, Oni. How do you obtain your writing clients? One by one, or do you contract through a service?

    Great job!

  40. Sonia says:

    Very impressive earnings. Thanks for the motivating information showing that making money online is all possible.

  41. Sean tate says:

    Thanks for sharing Your traffic reports and income

  42. Utibe Etim says:

    You have not added your October’s income report to the report page.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Thanks so much for the notice bro! It is now added ๐Ÿ™‚

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