Monday, October 17, 2011

Metallman's Reverie: Blog Income September 2011

Hey there.  September is in the the books and it's time to report on how well on (or off) pace we are in reaching my NEW $2500 goal for the year. Let's take a look at the numbers:


SocialSpark - $76.35
SponsoredTweets - $26.01
Dad Central - $75.00
Blogsvertise - $41.50
Total for September - $218.86
YTD Total - $2115.38 ( +$240.38 ahead of pace)

Whoo hoo!  I've broken through the $2K mark for the first time!  I'm pretty excited about that.  As you can see, I only earned income from 4 sources last month.  I couldn't work much on the last week of September and just started getting back on track a few days ago.  I don't anticipate a great October, but we'll see how it plays out.  But now, let's take a look at the numbers.

SocialSpark has come alive for me and has really performed well for me when I needed it.  I was short on posts since I wasn't working online at all and I would get online to find opportunities waiting for me.  I took advantage and completed them which saved me from having long periods of inactivity on my site.

SponsoredTweets have become another steady stream of income for me.  After long periods of inactivity, it also seems to have come alive and has provided a nice $25 a month income.  Very good, IZEA.  Very good indeed.

Dad Central has come through once again with great opportunities for me to take part in.  Every month, they seem to come through with great opportunities to take part in.  They are simply an awesome group of people and it was sad to see one of their team members move on to other endeavors.  Look for great things to come from Dad/Mom Central!

Blogsvertise is beginning to lose it's luster.  It was a great earning tool for me but it has definitely slowed down these past few months.  I am not getting as many opportunities as I used to and the opportunities that I do get don't seem to fit my site.  Still, they've managed to put money in my pocket and as long as good, quality opportunities come in, I'll definitely stay in touch.

So how's that?  Not too bad, right.  I'm also in talks with a very talented artist to create a new Metallman logo for me.  I think it's time, no?  A custom made, fully licensed logo is what my 3 year old blog needs.  I've been putting off making cards since I don't want to use my current logo (bad pixelization) and I would LOVE to have something new and snazzy to pass out.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get all the kinks of the contract worked out and hopefully I'll have a new logo by next month!

Oh, I almost forgot!  The Metallman's Reverie fans talk and Metallman listens!!!  lol  A reader reached out to me last month and asked about pageviews.  The good, the bad, the ugly... don't matter to me.  I'm all about transparency and I don't mind sharing those stats.  I'll start giving you a snippet of my monthly pageviews and maybe give some insight to that as well.  So here you go!  Straight out of Google Analytics!

Yeah...  you see that straight line at the end of the month there?  Pretty ugly, no?  That's the whole inactivity thing that I was talking about.  It really hurt my numbers for the month (like I have awesome numbers... lmao)  but I'm hoping to bounce back.  Speaking of bouncing...  I also have a pretty high bounce rate.  I'm hoping that I can get that under control as well.  So for the month of September, I ended up with 5,561 pageviews.  My goal for page views is to reach 10,000 a month!  It's been a year of firsts for me so I'm hoping that I'll be able to crack that number sometime real soon!

Thanks again for all of you that stop by to read my blabber here on my site.  I greatly appreciate it friends!  That's why I have decided to reward you guys with a month game giveaway.  The giveaway usually only runs for the final 2 weeks of the month, but if all goes well, I might start doing 2 games a month!  And I can make that kind of decisions because of you, my readers!  No... my friends!  You guys are awesome and you make it all possible.  Thanks again and hope you continue to enjoy stopping by!  Later!

7 comments:

hey there, congrats for your income

nice earnings.. have you tried other websites offering sponsored posts?

Hey there Baterya,

Nah, I haven't tried many but I am more than willing to check it out. What sites do you have in mind?

Brilliant stats and earnings. I subscribed to blogvertize and social spark and never got around to using it. It seems the system is working for you! Keep on with the awesome. 

Hey there AIDY! They have their ups and downs. Blogsvertise was dead for me for months before they started to provide opportunities. Socialspark is better but u do need to check daily and jump on those leads.

actually there are many.. but the ones that work for me are.. sponsoredreviews, buy blog reviews, payu2blog and inlinks..you could check them out.. or if you are kind enough you could ask for an affiliate link :-)... happy blogging

Email me the affiliate links, my friend, and I will definitely check em out. Thanks!

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