Online Income for March 2008

After a pretty flat February (only increased by $2.62), I can’t help but be a little impressed with my March.  Whether it’s the posting schedule (I don’t think it was) or just some of the changes I’ve been made (not that either.  at least not wholly.), or maybe some random mix of those and several other items, March was a pretty darn good month.  Not only that, but it put me over the threshold on many of the accounts, so I should be receiving some pretty nice checks in the coming days.  So, here’s the numbers for March 2008:

  • TLA: $43.66
  • Adsense: $225.00
  • LinkWorth: $49.00
  • Amazon: $36.54
  • CJ: $25.90
  • Kontera: $56.23
  • Shareasale: $27.92
  • ClixGalore: $22.00

Grand Total: $486.28

That’s good for an increase of $148.39, or 43.92% over February.   I’ll take it.  So, why the increase?  TLA is up a little on account of me lowering the price of one of my properties (not this one.  I don’t use TLA here anymore) enough to sell out the spots.  Quantity wins over quality there.  Adsense is up, but mostly just on increased traffic and a little bit of a CPC increase.  I don’t attribute the increase in traffic to the posting schedule here only because the traffic increased almost everywhere.  I’ve been doing a little extra SEO and I’d like to think that that is what caused the increase.  My guess it it’s just fickle ol’ Googley Moogely again.

Amazon is up, but February was a horrible month for Amazon, so that isn’t saying much.  A couple of higher ticket items certainly helped there though.  CJ came through with yet another of the sporadic commissions that I seem to pick up here and there.  Not regular by any means, but again, I’ll take it.  Kontera keeps rising after a pretty precipitous drop after December.  Up over the $50 mark this month which would be nice to keep going.  Shareasale increased from $0 last month to $27.92 this month.  All on one sale.  The funny thing there is that the sale was from a PPC campaign that ended on February 13th.  The only other major increase comes from ClixGalore.  The reward there nearly doubled from $1.25 per signup to $2 per.  That and an overall increase in sign ups and you get a pretty nice number for a banner that I haven’t touched in forever.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with this month.  The increases are nice to see and I really am hopeful that I will be able to continue them on into April.  There are still quite a few things that I would like to continue improving and hopefully that will help me increase those numbers each month.  I’d really like to see myself over the $500/ month mark consistently in the next Quarter.  I think it can be done, but only with some more work on my part.

Here’s to March!  On to April!

Plans for March

If you haven’t noticed, I’m upping my game this month.  I’m doing some contests to try and bring in more readers, while giving back to those that are here.  I’m also trying something that I don’t think has ever been done on this site before.  I’m going to attempt to post something every day for the entire month.  31 straight posts.

To pull this all off, I’m going to try and operate on themes.  The theme that I’ve set up for this coming week is the 7 Necessary Sales Skills.  Here’s a list of the ones that I’ll be covering over the next few days:

  • Build Rapport
  • Effective Listening
  • Effective Questioning
  • Supporting Needs
  • Closing and Follow-Up
  • Overcome Objections
  • Wrap-Up

I’m hoping to have most of these written in advance (in fact, I’ve already got the first three done before I finished this post) so that I can concentrate the rest of the week on getting more posts ready for the following week.  I’m still working on the theme for the rest of the month.  Got anything that you might like to see here as a theme?  If I can cover it, I’ll try and squeeze it in.  And who knows, I might decide to extend this all into April as well!

I hope you’ll come along for the month.  Use those fancy little icons up to the right of here and subscribe to the feed.  It’ll get you some extra points into the contest if you go and comment on the contest thread telling me that you’ve subscribed.  And I’ll give you a hint; being a subscriber will probably get you points in all four weekly contests.  And probably a monthly one if I do a contest for the whole month.