Looking like it'll be a good fall.

Last Update: October 01, 2018
So in the interest of always sharing my progress I just wanted to share another update with folks now that I'm 2 months farther along than I was before. Admittedly these two months have been incredibly unproductive from a new post standpoint (day job got very busy), but that hasn't stopped my site from continuing to improve from a performance standpoint.

A quick overview of the month of September can be seen below:


September has been by far my most successful month. I shipped a little over 10.5k in revenue and since I'm in the pet space that means about an 8% commission from Amazon. Of course lots of purchases made from my site don't end up being pet stuff, but I still drive mostly pet sales.

On top of this the year has continued to improve. As opposed to focus on creating NEW content I had to go back and make some improvements. If you have old content out there be sure you check it from time to time. I was surprised to find a few of my articles were loaded with dead affiliate links becaues the product had been pulled from production/sales on Amazon.

Let this be a lesson to set a monthly review of your major traffic driving articles to ensure you're not referring dead links. Not only are they lost opportunities, but I assume they ding you on Google for it too...

But let's look at the year:

Certainly no full time income, but if even if my site were to flatten out tomorrow and that's all I got the next year...That'd still be nearly $10,000 a year from a passive income stream. Of course there are a few things I'd have to consistently check in on, but it is earning money for me while I'm at work and while I'm sleeping.

Now I need to set goals for the rest of the year. It is Q4, Christmas present time. You should all be focusing on getting new content out there in front of the holidays!

Good luck and keep working hard folks! I wish you a wonderful Q4. And of course as usual, do let me know if you have any questions as I know these posts are rather sparse. They are mostly made to ensure you know you can gain success here too if you keep working at it!
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MiaL Premium
Congratulations Craig!
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craigrut Premium
Thanks a bunch!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Craig,
Great blog and great work!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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craigrut Premium
Thank you much!
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dchapman3 Premium
great job!!
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craigrut Premium
Thanks a bunch, have a great week.
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MKearns Premium
Great Craig. It's a beautiful day in the fall neighborhood!
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craigrut Premium
Indeed! I wish I still had a yard with leaves to rake. I used to love making a huge pile as a kid and jumping in them...
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j52powell Premium
Good for you. That's encouraging for me and many of the rest of us.
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craigrut Premium
Keep at it! It took me a while to finally break into making money, but it is certainly far more rewarding once you do...
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