Saturday, October 10, 2009

$23,342 online blogging income from 1/1 - 9/30/2009: Here's how I made the money online...

$23,332 online blogging income from 1/1 - 9/30/2009: Here's how I made the money online...


My last income post explained how I was up to nearly $20,000 of blogging income in the first 6 months of 2009.



Apply to Write for Examiner.com here now...



And I felt it was time to get an update 3 months later, and find out how much money has come into my accounts (PayPal and checking) in the first 9 months of 2009.

The grand total of monies brought in (not just earned, more is coming) is $23,342.66, as broken down below. As first I thought I was mistaken, "only" brought in $3,689.22 in the last 3 months since I updated, approximately $1,229 per month.

Note: The $23,342.66 doesn't include the amount of expenses I've spent this year thus far for doing business, including about $900 for web hosting fees, even more for Google Adwords advertising and such. I'll update with more numbers later...



Which is a good thing in terms of the amount of taxes I'll owe next year -- the whole reason I'm trying to estimate how much I need to pay Uncle Sam come April 15, 2010 (and the reason I'm researching filing my Plunder, LLC writing business in ways to make it more tax effective.)

Since I've started writing for Examiner.com and am pulling in more money -- which will start flowing in soon, my next income posts will reflect that kick up in blogging income that I'm so glad the Lord opened the door to, especially after my income fell earlier this year when I got two of my websites banned by Google.


So here's the breakdown in blogging income and how it's shaking out, with links and stuff:




Google Adsense is still the front-runner with $9,375.85 coming in during the first 9 months:




1/26/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for December 2008 $1,538.34
2/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for January 2009 $1,634.26
3/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for February 2009 $480.95
4/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for March 2009 $536.59
5/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for April 2009 $499.56
6/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for May 2009 $1,537.72
7/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for June 2009 $1,225.91
8/27/2009 google adsense paula's earnings for JuLY 2009 $1,015.27
9/27/2009 google adsense august 2009 earnings $907.25




Amazon Associates earnings were next up at $7,942.46 in earnings across the USA and from Germany monies, please note, this doesn't include the money I dropped on Google Adwords advertising the products before Amazon banned that practice:


01/21/09 amazon - november 2008 usa earnings $1,837.70
02/26/09 amazon - DECEMBER 2008 usa earnings IN JESUS' HOLY AND POWERFUL NAME $2,098.31
03/24/09 amazon - JANUARY 2009 usa earnings IN JESUS' HOLY AND POWERFUL NAME $655.80
03/31/09 amazon germany deposit January 2009 monies earned: 66,29 euros AND uk 143.64 gbp $282.37
04/23/09 AMAZON FEBRUARY 2009 EARNINGS USA $1,491.45
05/24/09 amazon MARCH 2009 earnings united states $298.73
06/24/09 amazon APRIL 2009 earnings united states $307.89
07/28/09 amazon MAY 2009 earnings united states $527.84
08/24/09 amazonN JUNE 2009 earnings united states $271.18
09/24/09 amazon july 2009 earnings united states $171.19




Kontera continues to be a steady earner at $2,380.42 for the first 9 months of this year (hot tip: my most popular keywords are "Oprah" and "episode" and such:


01/01/09 kontera november 2008 earnings $391.35
02/01/09 KONTERA DECEMBER 2008 EARNINGS $162.37
03/04/09 KONTERA JANUARY 2009 EARNINGS $285.17
05/04/09 kontera Feb. and March 2009 earnings $237.89
07/01/09 KONTERA APRIL AND MAY 2009 EARNINGS $576.73
08/01/09 KONTERA JUNE 2009 EARNINGS $232.32
09/02/09 KONTERA JUly 2009 EARNINGS $296.62
10/02/09 KONTERA JUly 2009 EARNINGS $197.97




The Associated Content total was $1,224.93 broken down as such:


1/14/2009 Associated Content $124.26
2/11/2009 Associated Content $186.34
3/11/2009 Associated Content $155.73
4/8/2009 Associated Content $135.35
5/13/2009 Associated Content $122.57
6/10/2009 Associated Content $142.80
7/9/2009 Associated Content $122.99
8/12/2009 Associated Content $121.20
9/9/2009 Associated Content $113.69




Linkshare sales brought in $958.73, and that is mostly from iTunes sales:


01/09/09 link share payment $36.92
02/09/09 LINKSHARE NOVEMBER 2008 SALES $177.70
02/09/09 LINKSHARE NOVEMBER 2008 SALES $10.43
02/16/09 LINKSHARE PAYMENTS $18.00
03/11/09 LINKSHARE PAYMENTS $559.99
03/11/09 LINKSHARE PAYMENTS $6.18
04/17/09 LINKSHARE $18.00
04/23/09 LINKSHARE $65.04
06/08/09 LINKSHARE $10.68
06/12/09 LINKSHARE $13.79
08/28/09 LINKSHARE PAYMENTS $31.72
10/06/09 linkshare payment $10.28




CJ.com brought in $673.13, mostly from last year's sales of Apple Store Black Friday sales, which I had to email the Apple Store affiliate manager to get the rest of:


02/24/09 CJ JANUARY 2009 EARNINGS $605.63
09/21/09 CJ PAYMENT $67.50





Text Link Ads was next at $589.88, and some ad link sales have fallen off:



1/2/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $60.70
2/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $101.79
3/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $95.35
4/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $72.70
5/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $55.09
6/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $47.75
7/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $47.75
8/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $53.84
9/1/2009 Text Link Ads, Inc $54.91





Buy.at brought in $134.25 after some TicketMaster sales went thru, but Buy.at is clunky and I can't even login anymore!



04/29/09 BUY.AT PERFILIATE TECHN PAYMENTS $94.75
05/29/09 BUY.AT PERFILIATE TECHN PAYMENTS $39.50





EBayPartnerNetwork.com has only brought a little over a buck, but now that they've changed their business model to PPC, check back to see if I make more next month:


07/28/09 EBAY PARTNER NETWORK PAYMENT $1.03




Don't even know really how I made the Linkworth -- I think it was thru a referral, but some people like them:


2/10/2009 LinkWorth $50.00




And this sale was due to recommeding a blogger theme sale:


5/8/2009 Niche Blog Media $11.98

56 comments:

Villager said...

I admire and respect you for the work that you've done to build your blogging income over the past couple of years. I also appreciate that you share your insights and accomplishments with your blog readers.

The idea of bringing in an extra $2,500 per month from blogging is remarkable.

I promise to pay more attention to your tips over the coming weeks and months as I would love to replicate your results in my blogging efforts.

peace, Villager

K.K said...

Hi Paula, this is KK again. Recently I went through a blog report where the author indicated that Infolinks company is performing way better than Kontera.

Though, the drop is irrelevant link ads. But he stated that the company is performing great year by year and its alexa rank is also improving day by day.

My Que.: Have you tried it? or Will you try it in near future?

which one do you suggest me? You know, for a newbie blogger!

jodi said...

don't know yet how to have more traffic. that's why i don't have an income as well. i already registered my site to the money site that you mention in your post but as i've said,my blog doesn't have an income..

Home Business Entrepreneur said...

Your adsense income is high compared to other bloggers including me. I will try to work harder to get as much as yours.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Hi KK -

Yeah, I've heard of InfoLinks and am pretty sure I signed up, but I'm just so enmeshed in Kontera that I never switched over -- but perhaps I'll try it on one of my sites to see.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

jodi - check my link above on how to get more blog readers

Ricky said...

Wow. That is a hefty amount considering the fact that I made $0000000 from my blog.lol. I need to learn a lot.

JRE said...

Hey Paula! Thank you for sharing how this information. I would love to do this as well, especially when I get married one day so I can make a living and raise my kids. We have to do lunch one of these days. Please let me know what your schedule looks like. God bless!

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Jennie -

Yes, let's definitely go to lunch some day. It'll be good to get away from my laptop. I haven't been to PF Chang's yet. I don't know if they're open for lunch, though.

Are you on Facebook, I've gotta check and I can get your cell phone number to text you.

Designsdelight said...

hi Paula,

Great reading this post, Iam thinking, have you ever tried investing some of the money buying ads and links to increase traffic.

But you have to know how much each customer brings in before you buy them.

As long as there is a positive return on investment, you are laughing.

Most bloggers do not buy traffic directly and indirectly. But in PPC it is fundamental. As long as you are careful with the calculations. Jim Karter is a master of reinvesting the income to increase traffic, he submits paid articles to increase traffic.

I experimenting with reinvesting income into a blog.

Was you traffic lower, or the conversion rate lower?

But blogging can be a hard way to make money online.

I am tempted to enter the making money online niche.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

HEY DD - i've never really bought ads to promote my writing, maybe someday i shall. i've bought adword to pitch amazon products like you know.

some say the make money online niche is saturated, but it depends on what you have to offer and say and everyone has a gift to share. just follow the good voice inside

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Really your work is great and sounds good.Earning online through blogging with extra income is very appreciatiable.

Watch Anime Online said...

$2,500 per month is really good. So kudos do you. However, unless you're into IM or BH then I doubt it's possible. Just sharing my 2c

Thanks for this anyway,
regards,

Paula Neal Mooney said...

What's BH? And why are you saying what is happening is not possible?

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IJ Styles said...

Seeing earnings like this makes me wanna push through my blog and make more traffic to drastically boost my earnings from monetizing.

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I appreciate that you share your insights and accomplishments with your blog readers. I would love to replicate your results in my blogging efforts. The idea of bringing in an extra $2,500 per month from blogging is remarkable.

sashun said...

$2,500 per month is really good. I earn ~100$ is very little. I'm try now to earn around 400$, but is it very hard :(

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Really your work is great and sounds good.Earning online through blogging with extra income is very appreciatiable. I appreciate your work & hope for some more posts.

Andre Stegplatten said...

I admire and respect you for the work that you've done to build your blogging income over the past couple of years. I also appreciate that you share your insights and accomplishments with your blog readers.

Steve said...

Not bad. A good supplement for sure to a full-time or part-time job.

Eunice said...

You have unbelievable income. To think that you made this through your online efforts.

Blogging Twins said...

Hi i am new to blogging and to earning money online. After reading your posts, wow!! i never thought that one could earn so much through blogging. I would appreciate if u could help and advise me on blogging and online money earning stuff. I am keen on earning for my higher studies. so i am really in need of some guidance. help me.

Romel said...

Thanks for sharing this one! I'm gonna try this later. Good tips, looking forward for your next posts and tips.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Thanks, guys. I plan to put up an income update soon, perhaps, with the Examiner monies figured in there.

That'll help me know how much to save for taxes to pay by April 15, 2010.

Plus, stay tuned for more blogging info.

christian said...

awesome ..how i wish i could do the same in the future it takes a lot of hard work to do that ..congrats!

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I admire and respect you for the work that you've done to build your blogging income over the past couple of years. I also appreciate that you share your insights and accomplishments with your blog readers.

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woah, your adsense account @-@

amazing, it must be hard to get that~

Janet said...

Blessed am I to find your blog and read your works, I have read the whole of your blog and love it. I am working on a few blogs myself, learning keywords is one thing I am glad to have understood quite easily but reading a sista's active prospective is what I needed. It's weird how i found you, I wanted to find black blogs that i could get into and found you. You are working hard, enjoying it and the lord how great he is, is rewarding you the only way he knows how. Blessings I bestow onto you my sista, I will be a regular visitor to this place. I hope to acheive what you have through time. Like the lord said "You reap what you sow" and it looks like your garden is definitely overflowing with abundance.
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I would love to do email you and really get to know the sista before the blogs. Also I know i may be asking a lot but i have to ask, for i don't find many sista's doing what i am trying to do in this vast obis of the interenet. Would you look over my works and give me your honest opinions. I assume many have asked the same, & i understnad if it's not possible. Thank you for reading this extra information.
---------end of questioning :)----

Jason said...

Wow! Hard work pays off, huh?

parfume said...

Sound like you have been doing a good job with your blogging. Making $ 23342 is ok. Keep up the good job

Paula Neal Mooney said...

hey janet -- where's your rss feed over at http://jwgreetings.com/Blog/ so I can subscribe and read your posts? thanks

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John Lee said...

Wow this a lot amount of $. I need to learn and make some, I do have a blog and I do have some readers but I never think of monetizing it until today.

Need to act now.

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Manhattan said...

You make blogging sound too much like a get rich quick scheme. In reality, making money off it is difficult and requires luck.

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That's great! Most times it seems so hard to make a buck online. I'm glad you've got some of it figured out. Thanks for sharing! I wish you continued success in the future.

Mohamed Alwakeel said...

Blogging to make money is all about getting quality content. The more quality content you have the more people will link to you, which will generate traffic and of course affiliate sales or ad revenue.

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Phil Jobs said...

Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your success. Hope I can also have my own. Keep it up!

Paula Neal Mooney