Happy Holidays everyone and welcome the Income Press Reports for November! Hope everyone is having a great time towards the end of the year.
Now for those that are new to the Income Press blog and the IPM reports, every month I write a detailed report on the going ons of this blog for the previous month. Everything from the traffic, leads generated, adsense, and even the income generated from this blog.
I started this blog in November of last year and since, I’ve been documenting my experiments and experiences on this blog, from the highs to the lows and all the gains and losses.
I do this to show people that with a little bit of hard work and dedication, you can make things happen. It may not necessarily be what you want or where you want to be at, but at least with a little push you can start to see things moving in the direction you want.
In November I celebrated the one year anniversary of the IP blog. This month I’m celebrating life.
It’s not all about work. You have to take time to sit back and relax a little. Spend time with family and loved ones. And this is what I plan to do.
This month will be probably one of my shortest IPM Reports and it’s due to me just being lazy, and wanting to spend all my time with my family ;-)
So let’s get on with it yeah!!!
Biggies for November
The only thing really that made a huge impact for me that made me open my MacBook and see what was going on, was my Adsense.
I received a bank deposit for $163.53. Now that is the biggest check I’ve received from Google to date. Now that’s not for the full month. Google pays out weird. It’s like 2 or 3 months combined. But still, it got me curious.
So I logged into my account and saw that I had made $78.53 for November. Crazy. Seriously, that may not be a lot to some people, but the thing is that I’ve noticed an increase in Adsense revenue over the past few months.
And when you look deeper into what’s actually making the money, it’s my videos. Now with Adsense you really can’t see which videos are the ones that’s getting the most ad clicks. But I can only assume it’s the ones that’s getting the most views that month.
Here’s an overview of the top most viewed videos for November.
As you can see, the two most viewed videos for the entire month are my recipe videos. NOT my tutorial IMer stuff.
Now check this out. Here’s a snap shot of the estimated earnings for those videos.
The biggest estimated earner is my “How to Make Coquito Recipe” video. This is a Latin recipe and it’s traditionally made to celebrate the holiday.
Get’s me to thinking…
- Thought #1: My recipes are the most viewed videos…
- Thought #2: My holiday recipe is the biggest “estimated” earner…
You thinking what I’m thinking? Yep …Holiday Recipes are potential money makers.
I’m definitely going to be experimenting a lot with this new find in the 2013 year. It’s gonna be fun ;-)
Now this here is just one of my Youtube accounts. I have Adsense on all my YT accounts and have ads running on about 90% of my videos. One thing that they all have in commen is that these simple little videos, like my recipe videos, are the ones that get the most views and action.
Ok peeps, time for some reporting:
- YouTube: $$76.85
- Sites: $1.69
- Total: $78.54
- Last Month: $41.45
- Difference: +$37.09
- Unrevealed Case Study: (Coming Soon)
- All done with CPA offers
- No website or list of my own
- Just traffic to an affiliate link
- Total: $1,990.80
- Last Month: $1,732.60
- Difference: +$258.20
- Total: $1,990.80
- Affiliate Earnings:
- Market Samurai: $72.00
- BlueHost: $2,145 (The $100 Startup Guide – Streamline Edition)
- Aweber: $237.60 (Email Series that Makes Money)
- iPhone Apps:
- Apps: 123.89 (including in-apps)
- iAds: $16.25
- AdMob: $10.00
- Total: $150.14
- Last Month: $639.36
- Difference: -$489.22
- Gross Total for November: $5,479.10
- Last Month: $4,894.13
- Difference: +$584.97
Not Bad At All!
Pretty good numbers there. Almost broke the record for the most month earned. Now obviously the numbers are a bit skewed because of the “Unrevealed” thing I got going, but as the new year comes I’ll be revealing more and more of what I do to make money online outside the IP blog.
If you’re wondering why I don’t do that now, well it’s because this first year of the IP blog all I wanted to show and to prove is that you can start something from scratch and build it to be a consistent earner.
People are led to believe that you need to do all these things to make money online, well I proved that myth to be bullshit.
Now I can get to some other cool ways I make money so that you can learn and maybe even try them for your self.
Not everyone is meant to be a blogger. Not everyone is made for TV and Branding. Some people just want to stay in the background and make a living, and that’s all cool baby. I know some of the biggest heavy hitters in the business and they never show their face.
What to look for in December?
As I mentioned earlier and in last months IPMR, I’m just being lazy and chilling with my fam.
I do this every single year. I bust my ass off the entire year to be able to do this. It’s why you haven’t seen much action from me all month long, as far as posting goes.
I believe in rewarding yourself for the hard work you’ve done. All work and no play equals misery and unhappiness. Who the hell wants that. Screw all the money in the world. Money ain’t shit to me if I can’t enjoy it with my family and loved ones.
And you should believe that too…
You’ve heard of don’t trade time for money right? Well I say don’t trade happiness for money. In my case happiness is my family.
December is a tough one for the family.
On December 1st 2009, my Sister-in-law died from a horrible accident. She was young, my age. Left behind 3 kids, one of which is my brothers.
Here’s a video I share every year:
In this video I share the news of my Sister-in-law and about an accident I had weeks later that almost killed me.
Every year we have to relive this and what makes it even worst is that on the 3rd is my nephews b-day. On the 16th is my daughters, on the 21st is my moms, then X-mas, then the new years.
How can we really celebrate all these happy moments with this tragedy. It’s hard. Very hard.
And this year is even harder for me personally because my daughter turns 18 years old. I’m only 36, I shouldn’t have an adult for a child. But I do, and it’s been hard for me emotionally.
My wife and I have been on an emotional roller coaster all month long. Crying and reminiscing about the old days and wishing it wouldn’t had gone so fast.
We’re happy she’s all grown up, but sad because she is grown up. You got to understand, she’s my first everything for me. My first born, my first to talk, walk, go to school, drive a car, get a job, and soon first to leave our home.
As I’m writing this now, I have tears coming from my eyes and down my face. All tears of joy, sadness, and of a proud father. All mixed emotions.
So you see why December is so personal and important to me.
December reminds me how important family is. How important time is. We either grow up to fast or pass before our time. You can leave this earth and all your loved ones at any moment in time.
Enjoy your family and loved ones. Enjoy every minute and every second with them. Tell them you love them. Tell them why you love them. And for ever be grateful for what you have now.
Happy holidays everyone!
I love each and every one of you with all my heart. Because of you I am able to experience things I would have never been able to before. And for that I am grateful and I will give back as much as I can to you.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Peace and I love ya for free ;-)