Made $2843.58 in December! Plus I'm about to receive $4k in affiliate commissions!
Last Update: Jan 4, 2016
It's really cool to see all of my hard work pay off more and more.
Last month I made nearly $3k in affiliate commissions! It was a very good month! I feel like my site would've made more money, but it is mainly profiting off digital product sales which are a little difficult for people to wrap up and put under the tree.
Also, I'm about to receive $4012.51!
I'm a part of a niche-related affiliate program that pays out every few months. I was expecting a payout of ~$2000, but I was "slightly" off! The screenshot above shows my unpaid commissions.
Scaling things up for a bright 2016:
The past months I've been toying with outsourcing and learning how to get quality writers. There was a lot of tweaking but I ended up systematizing things and now I have 8 writers. It's very cool to be able to afford not having to write anymore.
I've also been learning PPC. I'm currently launching an eBook (DIYMidiController.com) and am promoting the prelaunch with Facebook ads. Of course I did a lot of testing to make sure the topic was something people were actually interested in. The book is taking a while to write since it is a DIY niche and I have a lot of new circuitry skills to learn, but it is coming along. It's really exciting to see how engaging of an audience I'm building up. People on the DIYMidiController Facebook page have asked me to open up preorders which I wasn't expecting. The FB page is getting great engagement and has over 600 likes!
P.S. a really cool tool I recently found is Skitch by Evernote. It's free and lets you take screenshots extremely fast and annotate them. It's a lot better than my old process of taking a normal screenshot and editing it with Photoshop. Plus there are a bunch of arrow tools and such to make annotating easy. The screenshot above is made in Skitch(not an impressive example, but you get the point).