It’s been an extremely busy month (January), as well as the month we’re talking about – December, that I kept pushing back the income report. And since January’s almost over, I decided that I need to take a bit of time and publish the long overdue blogging income report for December 2015, having in mind that a new one is coming soon.
December is usually, for most bloggers, the best month of the year because all the Christmas sales craze means more revenue generated by all types of advertising. In my case, December is usually a month I start out strong only to get into the holiday spirit too soon and decide to take a break, leaving things as they are. Even so, December was my second best month in 2015 and I can only hope that I’ll have more months like it throughout 2016!
So without further ado, here is my blogging income report for December 2015!
As you know, I have launched in November a brand new website in the gaming niche, based on my insta-success formula. Even though the traffic has been steady even though I only published a few new articles, growth has been pretty much unspectacular because there was no link building involved. I considered investing in a Hoth package that would boost my ranks a lot, but I still don’t think I’d make my money back even with better rankings. Video gaming niches are difficult to monetize! So for this website, about 6,000 views generated just about $6 in revenue… so I believe it’s time to consider it a failure and focus on more profitable things!
I didn’t really focus on anything in December, to be honest, because I’ve taken most of it off. This still resulted in some really nice passive earnings, listed below:
Advertising Networks: $2,728.38 (9 networks in total)
Affiliate income: $279.28
Private advertising: $280
So the numbers are a bit lower than last month’s numbers, which is not nice. However, I am not completely worried, as I did very little to grow my blogging empire. Sometimes, you need a break, you need to recharge your batteries and only afterwards you’ll come back at full speed and become a beast! Hopefully the same will happen with me and I will finally manage to get some affiliate income that I can write home about!
I would normally share some plans for January here, but since January’s almost over, I know what happened so I’ll just say: I’ll see you very soon with an interesting income report for the beginning of the year.
I hope we’ll all have a great 2016!