October has been a pretty good month coming in at $1735. I’ve done a lot of work but it’s been mainly on things that haven’t been completed and launched yet or things that haven’t started paying off. So that means that my old sites are starting to pick up in some areas which is encouraging.
- Google Adsense – $275 - Adsense is sucking hard at the moment having fallen from over $400 per month in May. My visitor numbers and clicks are higher than ever but the payout per click seems to be getting worse, especially on my living in London site.
- Affiliate Sales – $938 - One of my other affiliate programs has finally started producing and I’m hoping it keeps up so I dont have to continue to count on the one major earner. I get paid in mainly in Aussie dollars and the British pound so the high value of the US dollar at the moment is hurting me in this department.
- Linkworth & Text Link Ads – $102 - Linkworth is holding strong at $23 for another month but TLA have dropped to by about $60 from last month. I’ve kicked TLA off of two of my sites so this number will drop even further next month.
- Private Link Sales – $420 - I had a good month with link sales. A couple of biggies renewed and I added a monthly subscription payment with Paypal for $30 to go with the $30 I already have coming in. I love subscription payments… money rolls in each month and I don’t need to do a thing to chase payments. I’d love to get more of these and might eventually stop offering yearly deals with the hopes that more people will pay monthly.
With my living expenses covered for the next couple of months, creditcards paid off and plane tickets all paid for I’m hoping to get my savings back up to a healthy level to take the edge off a bit. Apparently there is a wifi connection at our place in Haiti. I’m told that it only works when the wind isn’t blowing (!) so I’ll hopefully be able to get some work done there as well. My earnings have been hovering around $1500 to $2000 for a while now and I really want to kick things up to the next level. No idea of what the best way to go about this is but I think adding a few more city guide sites can only help.