Hey everyone, welcome to the IPM Reports for September.
Since starting the IP blog, every single month I write a detailed report of the going ons of the previous month. How I got traffic, leads, the experiments and case studies I’m working on, and even the income generated.
In it’s first 11 months of existence, the income press blog has generated a total of $33,478.06, including this past month and the iPhone apps.
I know the iPhone Apps has nothing to do with the IP blog, but it plays a significant role on the experiments and case studies I do every single month. Also I started sharing them on my other blog and since I no longer update that blog, I added them here for my older readers.
Every single red cent this blog made was done without any “Hard Selling” what so ever. All I did was share exactly what I was doing. Sharing makes more money then hard selling.
Now I’m not sharing this stuff to brag or boast. The reason I started sharing them is to show you that you can actually make some kind of money online and even a full time income by not doing any kind of hard selling.
You can just be cool about things, be honest, and always give 110% of what you got. I share everything. I mean everything to the T. Whether if it worked for me or not.
Many hide these things because they are afraid of losing out, but not me. I know that the Internet is a huge place and that there’s enough for anyone who really wants it. All you gotta do is put your mind to it.
Ok so let’s get to it. Enjoy this months IPM Report.
Super Huge Biggie for September
In August I got with my App developers to get some split testing done on some of my holiday theme apps. I’ve kinda neglected my apps for a long time so I decided to see what I can do to boost sales up.
Now I didn’t want to spend any money on advertising so this left me with one option. To work with the current traffic I was getting which was free.
I’ll tell you about the one app that I made one change on that increased sales by 700%. HOT DAMN!
The app is Spook High which is a Halloween theme app. It’s a cool little app I created last year and it kind of bombed on me. Part of it was because we released it like 4 days before Halloween.
Anyway, the change we did was to add a Splash Screen Timer right after the game ends. Usually it goes straight to the score board screen.
So what we did was every 3rd time the game ends, the splash screen timer pops up before the score board screen.
This is just a simple ad that tells the game player about a special we’re having. Pretty cool huh?
Now obviously they have the option of saying no. If they do then they simply get redirected right to the score board screen.
After 3 more game plays, the splash screen timer pops up again.
This little change gave us a huge boost in sales. We’ve never seen this type of increase on none of our apps. Especially with no extra traffic or downloads. In fact we had less downloads than the previous month. We’re definitely going to do this with all our apps for the coming holidays.
If you’re an app developer, try this out. Get with your coder and tell them you want to add a Splash Screen Timer after the game ends, right before the score board screen. You can have it set to pop up every 3, 4, 5, or whatever times you want. Split test it. I found it worked best for us every 3 times.
Increase in Search Engine Traffic
For the last 90 days, traffic has been on the rise. Which is part of the reason I was forced to upgrade my server. The traffic was just to much and it is increasing every month.
Here’s a snap shot from July 1st to September 30th:
You’ll see that there’s an 87% increase in visitors. 88 % unique and 101% new visitors. Crazy. And look at the search traffic. 198% growth.
Here’s the break down by the month so you can see exactly how it’s growing every month.
July 2012 Traffic Stats: (click on the images to see it bigger)
August 2012 Traffic Stats:
September 2012 Traffic Stats:
Notice how the Search engine traffic nearly tripled from the 2 previous months. That’s just amazing. People are finding me on the Internet and are staying on my blog. In the last 3 months there’s an average time per visit of 5m 43s.
Now mind you, I do no kind of SEO tricks on this blog. None what so ever. I just write for real people, not for Google, Bing, or any other search engine and that’s why I believe google is showing me love.
Ok time to break it down:
- Alexa Ranking: 86,727 (it’s maintained and average of 86k)
- Last Month: 86,628
- Difference: -99
- YouTube: $35.76
- Niche Site: $0.43
- Total: $36.19
- Last Month: $37.48
- Difference: -$1.29
- Affiliate Earnings:
- BlueHost: $845 (How to Create a Landing Page using the free LPG)
- Aweber: $77.40
- Market Samurai: $72 (free trial)
- Easy Video Player: $33.52
- iPhone Apps:
- Apps: $417.40 (all in-apps)
- iAds: $16.44
- AdMob: $33.79
- Total: $467.63
- Last Month: $51.98
- Difference: +$415.65
- My Products and Services:
- Timeline Slicer Pro: 212.71
- Private Client: ZERO (not taking any more clients for the rest of the year)
- Total: $212.71
- Last Month: $1,087.66
- Difference: -$874.95
- Gross Total in September: $2,068.52
- Last Month: $4,682.77
- Difference: -$2,614.25
Yeah Baby ;-)
A bit of a drop from last month, but it’s ok. It’s all automated and they come from posts that actually help people. I’m not doing any hard selling or sleezy type sales pitches.
People are finding my content online and finding them very useful and helpful. I think that is the difference here. I’m genuinely trying to help people with the content I put out.
And with my apps, those are more of a fun type of thing. I’m not helping people in the same way as with the blog, but I’m helping in the fact that I am putting some joy in the lives of some kids or adults day with my games, and that to me is AWESOME!
It can’t get any better than that, I mean I have complete strangers all around the world playing my games and having fun with it ;-)
It’s not all about the money here on this blog. I’m totally having a blast, I’m helping people, and I’ll continue to do so for as long as I can.
What to look for in October
For this month I’ll be looking to have some great guest authors come in and share what they have with you. I’m really slacking on my Kindle Experiment and I want to focus hard on that for October so I asked for a little help.
I’m also going to be doing more split testing on my apps. I’ll be dedicating an entire post just for iPhone apps and maybe even a post on how you can create your very own iPhone app.
It’s been only 11 months since the birth of incomePRESS.com. Already it’s generated $33,478.06. That’s an “ANNUAL FULL TIME INCOME” for many people. Hell, that’s more than I made when I worked for Wal-Mart.
Whether you’re new or not to the IP blog, I want you to look back on my other IPM Reports and see how some of this money was made. I want you to see how it is possible to grow a business online without being shady or sleezy.
And with a little bit of hard work and dedication, you can accomplish and achieve exactly what you want.
All I want is to provide for my family in the way they deserve. If it were only me, I’d be happy with a small apartment, but it’s not just me.
To do this I must reach out and help as many people as I can, because I know that I will be rewarded in ways that will allow me to provide for my family in a bigger and better way that they deserve.
With that said…
Peace and I love ya for free ;-)