Monthly Income Report – September 2013 – Adsense and Amazon Affiliate Incomes Are Making Their Move

Monthly Income Report – September 2013 – Adsense and Amazon Affiliate Incomes Are Making Their Move

Posted on 06. Oct, 2013 by in Archived Post, Income Reports

“The results described here are my own and, therefore, are not typical. Individual results may vary based on a variety of factors.”

Hopefully, these income reports will help motivate and encourage you while you build your passive income streams. They show that you can recover from any pothole on the road to passive income success. Please note the monthly numbers have been adjusted to reflect ANY refunds and expenses thereby leaving only my net profit.

My Amazon Affiliate commissions really took off last month. In August, my total commissions were around $35. Then, boom, last month it tripled to $105. And, this month (just a week into October), my commissions are at $38. Meaning, I’ll probably surpass $105 around the last week of this month. Why the growth? I believe it’s due to a number of factors:

  1. My keywords for the niche site are ranking well – search results for several keywords are showing my website on the first page of Google
  2. Well written articles and reviews
  3. Adding fresh, unique content on a weekly basis
  4. Keeping the spammy backlinks to a minimum (using Google’s Disavow Tool to cut them down)

Later this month,  I’m planning to build a spinoff of my “portable washer and dryer” website. I’m hoping to have it completed prior to the start of the holiday season so that I can get my share of holiday sales.

Let’s review Septembers’ income:

September 2013 Amazon Sales Revenue: $1346 (Amazon Total Sales – numbers rounded up to the nearest dollar)
September 2013 Total Cost/Expenses: $385 (simply put, for now, this my cost for products, packaging, shipping, business-related purchases and any)
September 2013 Amazon Sales Net Profit: $961

Below, you will see my upcoming October deposits from Amazon:

UPayment10-5-13

There were ninety-six (96) total orders for the month of September, therefore:

Total Orders = 96 orders – 6 refunds = 90 orders (down 4 from August)
$961 (Total Net Profit)/ orders = $10.67 per order (up from August)

You will notice that even though my total orders went down, my profit went up and that’s because I sold a few more higher-priced, higher-profit items last month.

Now, here is what I earned from my niche site, portableswasherdryercombo.com:

Amazon Items Shipped = 28
Amazon Commissions = $105.41
AAffiliates10-5-13
Adsense Earnings = $12.49

Adsense10-5-13

Total September Earnings From Niche Site = $117.90

Let’s combine them all:

Total Amazon Sales Profit = $961
Total Amazon Commissions = $105.41
Total Adsense Earnings = $12.49
Total September Profit = $1078.90

$1078.90/900 minutes total (15hrs.) = $71.93 per hour (up from last month)

$71.93 per hour sounds great, but preparing and packaging orders is not what I consider passive income, rather active income. Once I transition my product fulfillment process to Amazon, then it can be considered true passive income. I’ll let you know when that takes place. Need one more months of 50+ orders each and the transition will begin.

Last Month Goals

  • $1,000 per month pure profit from Amazon – Incomplete
  • $50 Amazon commissions – Done
  • $5 Adsense earnings – Done
  • Complete addition of two Virtual Assistants to help with building relationships with other bloggers ($60 per week) – Done
  • Increase the limit of my Capitol One secured credit card from $200 to $300 (ultimately, this will be raised to $2,000) – remember this is a part of my credit rebuilding program – Incomplete

October Goals

  • $1,000 per month pure profit from Amazon
  • $100 Amazon commissions
  • $20 Adsense earnings
  • Start SEO on niche site
  • Complete MakePassiveIncomeBlog Sales Page For Niche Site Development
  • Increase the limit of my Capitol One secured credit card to $350 (ultimately, this will be raised to $2,000) – remember this is a part of my credit rebuilding program
  •  Setup emergency fund – I really need to get this done
  • Look into healthcare coverage for me and my wife – this is a “must do” as well

Coming Down The Pipe

  • In an effort to slowly increase my Adsense earnings, I plan to begin SEO work on my niche site this month. Remember, I have done essentially no SEO work on the site. I’ll revisit the numbers about a month or two after we implement our SEO strategy.

Intermediate Goals (within the next one to three years)

  • Combined $10,000 per month from multiple income streams
  • Payoff $3600 negative item on credit report (use profit from income streams – need to determine how much per month to set aside)
  • $20,000 in the bank for a down payment on a house (use profit from income streams – need to determine how much per month to set aside)

Long Term Goals (within next five to ten years)

  • Buy a house
  • Become debt free
  • Payoff daughter’s college tuition
  • Buy my parents a house
  • Payoff mortgage for my father/mother-in-laws home
  • Begin charitable organization

4 Responses to “Monthly Income Report – September 2013 – Adsense and Amazon Affiliate Incomes Are Making Their Move”

  1. Kelly C

    04. Nov, 2013

    Wow, you are doing almost exactly what I want to be doing. Earning passive income from your website with adsense and amazon. I just started making $$ with my affiliate account, however Im having a difficult time bringing in traffic and building quality backlinks. I would love to shoot some ideas back and forth if you would be interested in that, I have included my email and my website in case you wanna check mine out, I hope to hear from you soon as I would very much like to gain a social network of like minded webmasters. Anyways keep doing your thing, the website looks great and this article is very inspirational.

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    • Big Dave

      Big Dave

      05. Nov, 2013

      Hi Kelly, I believe you will do exactly what I’m doing and more. I understand your pains regarding traffic generation and quality backlinks. Instead of trying to “figure out” Google and their methods of determining what’s a quality site and what’s not, I’ve kept it simple with the new sites I’ve built….high-quality content on my sites and guest blogging. I’ll be releasing more info on my current sites and approach in the near future, so stay tuned.

      P.S. I did have a chance to check out your site as well. Nice and simple…I like that. How did you go about your keyword research?

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  2. Monika

    23. Dec, 2013

    Very interesting article. I hope to be making money soon with adsense.

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