It’s time for the monthly income report.
Each month “The Wife” crunches the numbers on our earnings while I, “The Husband”, puts together a recap of what happened in our online business. A dangerous combo!
As a reminder, this is why we do the income reports:
- Accountability. These will allow us to finally keep track of our total online revenue – something that I’ve been horrible at but seeing improvement. You can go here for all of our previous blog income reports.
- Progress. Now that we have it documented, we’ll be be able to chart our progress as our income increases. (thankfully it has)
- Truth. To show people that you really can make money online and in a non-scammy way.
- Transparency: We want others to see how we do it so that others can do it, too.
What went down in August
Okay, so we’ve been so crazy busy with a bunch of silly stuff for the past couple of weeks that we thought it would be easier (and much faster) to film a video instead. The pictures below captivate what we talk about.
Enjoy the video!
The Book is Launched!
Yes, book launches = a WHOLE lot of stress. Glad things are getting back to normal. Have you picked up your copy yet? 🙂
Oh hey, Mr. Ramsey. Mind if my book hangs with you for a bit?
On top of a ton of guest posts and text interviews, I also did quite a few podcast interviews, too. Since I’m getting hooked on podcasting, I wanted to give a shout out to those that helped support the book launch.
If you’re into podcasts and you haven’t checked out any of these yet, you have my full permission to do so. 🙂
- The Money Pillow – Interview with Jeff and Mandy Rose – Part 1 and Part 2
- Money Q and A – Put Your Money Through Boot Camp with Soldier Jeff Rose
- Well Kept Wallet – From Soldier to Certified Financial Planner
- Think Entrepreneurship – How to Monetize What Your Passionate About
- Buck Inspire – Paying off Debt with Jeff Rose, Soldier of Finance
- MoneyPlan SOS – Interview with Jeff Rose, Soldier of Finance
- Stacking Benjamins – Winning the Money Management War
- Doubt the Doubts – Interview with Jeff Rose
- Consumerism Commentary – Jeff Rose, Soldier Of Finance, Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future
- His + Hers = Ours – Are you a Soldier of Finance?
This has been the year of “The Conference” for the Rose’s. Mandy will be attending six and myself four. A few weeks ago we got to attend the Start Conference by Jon Acuff.
In the spirit of hashtags, it was #awesome. You can read Mandy’s write up here.
Happy Mommy Box
So proud of them!
Eight podcasts in and we’re loving it. Maybe even more fun than video. Definitely easier to edit! 🙂
We’ve already surpassed 4,000 downloads and almost doubled August’s downloads in September. Booyah!
Here’s a look at the numbers for August….
Good Financial Cents
- Adsense: $1,115.41
- Adspeed: $1,276.90
- Commission Junction: $1,439.75
- Link Offers:$179.60
- Media Net: $128.16
- Personal Capital: $500.00
- Consumer Track: $42.00
- ClickBank: $30.31
- YNAB: $6.00
- Direct Advertising: $350.00
- Total: $5,068.13
Dollars and Roses
- GoDaddy: $11.99
- ShareASale (Thesis Theme and Genesis Theme): $149.61
- TweetAdder: $27.50
- AWeber: $111.53
- SEMRush: $o
- Blogging Your Passion: $18.50
- Total: $319.13
Other Niche Sites
- Adsense: $73.09
- Link Offers: $60.00
- Media Net: $10.41
- Main Niche Site Revenue: $8,334.64
- Total: $8,478.14
House of Rose Blog
- BlogHer Ads: $649.98
- BlogHer Sponsored Posts: $1,310.00
- Direct Advertising: $0
- Adsense: $186.15
- Lijit Media: $54.78
- Content Ads: $58.30 Discontinued using halfway through August
- BlueHost: $1,440.00
- Skimlinks: Not Currently Using
- Total: $3,699.21
- Equifax: $200.00
- Total: $200.00
Total Revenue for July: $17,764.61
Revenue Last Month: $17,554.25
- Difference: +210.36
- August 2012: $10,562.76
- Total for 2012: $115,289.16
- Running Total 2013: $153,296.15
Monthly Fixed Expenses
Many of you have asked what our expenses are each month running our online business.
- Hosting Companies
- AWeber: $130.00
- Article Writers: $255.00
- Unique Article Wizard: $67.00
- Virtual Assistant: $1,000.00
- SEMRush: $69.95
- Fiverr.com: $25.00
- Elance.com: $140.00
- Web Design: $3,075 – Good Financial Cents New Design
- Total: $5,o46.95
This is a rough breakdown of our expenses that I’ll try to document each month as well as our gross income. For a closer look at many of the tools we use to run our online business check out our monster post 24 Blogging Tools To Grow Your Blog.
What Happened in August
Income is holding steady. House of Rose kicked butt last month! It was her highest month to date. You rock baba!
Good Financial Cents has overall been down the past couple of months, but I consider that to two things:
- #1 affiliate is back. Scottrade, which was my best affiliate, went on hiatus for a few months while they transitioned away for Google Affiliate Network to Linkshare. They were just reinstated a week ago so I’m excited to finally seeing those conversions come back.
- Publish a new post already. My posting schedule has been down with the book launch. And to be honest, I haven’t even really focused on adding new content on the blog. My brain is fried. Plus, I’ve been working on launching a new site design which has required creating new pages of content. (more on that in a sec)
- Google and their silly animals. I’ve wrote about Google Penguin/Panda in the past. Well, now Google announced their latest algo update: Hummingbird. My site was affected some and traffic is trending downwards. More on that in a future post.
I’m hoping that new slick looking GFC will be released. The designer and I have been working on this since mid-July. No joke. I’m paying a good chunk to have this site done. I’ve justified this because I haven’t made any major changes to the blog in several years. Plus, I want to start re-branding a bit. Can’t wait to share it with you all! Until then, here’s a sneak peak at the new logo.
Until next month….
Thanks again for all your support!