November saw my earning sdrop down to $1355 and I deserved for them to fall because I’ve done nothing to prevent it. November has been a pretty slack month and, besides partly building a site about Sydney, I’ve really done nothing to prevent a fall in income. Still, I can’t complain, especially since I haven’t done much work. I know that, with a bit more effort on my part, I will be able to kick things up a knotch but I think all of that good stuff will have to wait until I hit Argentina in January because Haiti isn’t really that conducsive to getting work done.
- Google Adsense – $240 - Adsense is poo yet again this month and getting worse. I’m not losing readers, in fact my sites are getting more visitors than ever, so I’m thinking it had something to do with falling payouts. Economic climate and all that stuff. Whoe knows. The city guides I’m building at the moment will be monotised at first mainly with Adsense so I hope that brings the monthly payments back up.
- Affiliate Sales – $1005 - I’ve started to spread the wealth a bit to a few different affilite programs but still not as much as I’d like. Each month’s performances with the various affiliates are a bit sporadic and I’d like to have things producing month after month, rather than having a good month one month and a bad one the next.
- Linkworth & Text Link Ads – $23 - I kicked Text Link Ads to the curb and I am missing out on the $75-ish monthly income… but not that much. The prices paid per link were dropping each month and I wasn’t happy that the ad space they were selling was going for as much as it should. I am hoping that, by removing TLA, I will be able to achieve higher PR on several of my sites but time will tell.
- Private Link Sales – $87 - It was a pretty crappy month with no new link sales and a few cancellations. I have a biggie lined up for December first though so here’s hoping December is much better in this area.
My bank balance is slowly creeping back up to a healthy level so I’m happy about that. I’m not making as much per month as I’d like but I ‘m not too worried about that. I am loving it here in Haiti but it’s a difficult place to get work done due to lots of interesting conversations going on all the time combined with the whole being super tired at the end of each day. I think as a minimum I will try to finish my living in Sydney site but mainly I want to enjoy the time I have here and worry about the work stuff later.