It is that time of the month again (the first Saturday) when I publish my online earnings for all of my blogs and other online activities. I lump all of the revenue together and only include that money which actually gets into my pocket so there might be some money hanging out there which has yet to make a payout threshold. If you read April’s report, you knew that I actually lost money online for the first time ever. Bummer. But May was better so let’s get into it, shall we.
Starting with the revenue:
Gross Online Earnings for May 2012: $290.28
Total Expenses for May 2012: $188.50
- Author Payments: $85.24 for this blog to Melissa and Derek
- Advertising Payment Commission: $25.00
- Hosting: $9.95 for Host Gator. Plus $5.05 for domain name. I am an affiliate and if you want to sign up, feel free to use the banner on the left.
- Author Payments for Penny Thots: $60 for 12 authors at $5 each for a promotion in April
- PayPal Fees: $3.26
Net Online Earnings for March 2012: $101.78 Not the greatest, but much better than a loss.
I don’t think that I will have enough extra to make an extra payment on the Discover Card that I am trying to pay off using my blogging and online income. I want to build up a little cushion in the PayPal account before I do that in case I have another month like April.
Hard to know what to expect from the month of June. I do expect to at least cover costs so that will be good. It will take a while before I am making bigger money again. I will need to continue to work to diversify income and build up my existing sources.
Working on Monthly Revenue
I continue to work on the HubPages Ad Program revenue to the point where I can have monthly payments. I am again over $40 for May and am close to the monthly payment. May was the best month for me yet. I did start out trying to write a Hub daily during the month but got sidetracked. Even so, I think the effort helped so I will need to continue to do something each month.
I also starting writing an ebook. Next week is the progress report for that. I would like to get a little more done before I have to embarrass myself in public by admitting my sloth. My goal is to get it done by the end of the year. We will see how that goes.
I just hope things continue to improve as we move through the summer and into fall.