Looking Back 2012 and Looking Forward for 2013

A post from me after long time, if you are still following up my this blog, thanks for that. This post should have been published much earlier, but again I had stuck with so many things with my laziness too. I’m just going to talk about how was the year 2012 for me and what are the possible future plans in 2013.

I hope you all had a great new year and January would have been good in terms of blogging and online money. Year 2012 was slightly a negative or the worst ever year for me in blogging. That doesn’t mean anything directly with money I earned online, but the time I spent and interest showed in blogging was very poor in 2012.

Earlier I wrote an article about why I stopped writing here at DBM and what are the reasons behind it. Those reasons remain same and, in fact, they all are getting tight day by day. So, I really feel difficult to manage everything as a single person. Anyhow, that’s a big story, let’s come to the point.

Before continue further, you can check similar post I published at beginning of 2012 about my 2012 plans and 2011 achievements & lessons.

 

How Much Money I earned online (mostly by blogging) in 2012?

I have earned around 21,860 US dollars in 2012. Compared to previous year (2011) earning 17,578 $, the 2012 earning was still in higher and growth side. I’m happy about it considering the time I spent on blogging. But the actual targets in 2012 were not achieved at all.

Even though I could not blog properly in 2012 like earlier years, but I still managed to increase the earnings. How?, I started concentrating on affiliate products rather than only Google adsense and also joined few new money making programs which helped to boost the earning.

I keep an MS Excel sheet to maintain my earnings, here is the screenshot from it (Red is for total monthly earning)

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How About the Traffic?

Yearly page view dropped dramatically in 2012 compared to previous year. Mainly by November 2012 I saw a considerable drop in page views. Still I could not figure out the reasons for it, but I’m  hoping to fix it by publishing new articles and modifying old articles in couple of months.

 

Lessons Learned in 2012

I started feeling the heat of being a part time blogger, full time office employee and father of two kids. I struggled lot this year to maintain these all.

You must be crazy and even think about your blog for 24 hours per day to become a successful blogger, but I could not concentrate enough in this year.

Starting new projects, blogs and joining new money making programs will not work until you reached the top on what you are doing now.

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Any Plans For 2013?

Not really this time, I failed most of my previous year targets. Therefore, I have not set any specific goals this time. I’m not going to start any new projects, blogs or concentrate on anything else.  The only main goal in this year is to increase the page view of my tech blog, I’m sure that will increase my online earning too.

I will be keep updating this blog regularly which will reflect my blogging life. Please stay tuned with DBM.

 

What You Can Take Away?

Being a part time blogger is really tough when you have a full time job and family commitments. So, if you are thinking to become a serious full time blogger, then plan everything properly from beginning itself.

You have to keep updating your blog regularly, it is not only about publishing posts daily but also editing your old posts and keep updating with latest trends.

Instead of publishing similar articles separately, try to merge them together. Because Google is going to think as ‘duplicate content’ even inside your blog.

Take blogging seriously and set higher targets every time when you reached the previous target. You must be thinking about blogging all the time to become success. Its not just publish and forget process.

It will be nice if I could hear from your about how was the 2012 for you, leave your comments.

I wish you guys all the best in 2013. Try harder, definitely you will see the positive results.

31 thoughts on “Looking Back 2012 and Looking Forward for 2013”

  1. Happy new year Dinesh and best wishes for 2013.

    Can you please compare your revenues from this blog and the sysprobs?

    Because in terms of Alexa ranking this blog almost surpassed the traffic of sysprobs. But the revenue might be be obviously higher for sysprobs due to the niche topic.. But it will be good if you can compare the revenue as well.

  2. Hi Dinesh,
    Happy New Year. Blogging and having a full job is really very challenging. I started a blog last year hoping to give some time daily.
    till now I am successful. lets see what happens. Will update next year 🙂
    dev

  3. Hi Dinesh,

    Glad to hear from you.

    Yes, I understand that you’re really busy and difficult to run the show. But, you’re an inspiration to many here on DBM.

    I want your help in 2013. Waiting to hear from you.

    Regards,
    Avadhut

  4. You are really inspiring. Whenever i visit your blog it inspires me a lot. Though i myself is not a full time blogger but really wants to. I have my own recording studio and i work there for almost 10 to 12 hours and 2 hour travelling. So i get quite a lesser time to update my blog. But i really wants to accelerate.

  5. Dinesh,

    Thank you again for sharing knowledgeable insight. I wish you the best for 2013…I struggle to make a living blogging so it really help when I see you monthly break down as it gives me ideas to try out.

  6. Happy New Year Dinesh,

    When I read your posts I really get inspired from you. Currently I am pursuing my BCA and have very less time to concentrate on my blog. I was not able to make at least 5% percent of your blogging income per month till now. If you could give me some advice then it will be better for me and my future in blogging.

  7. Just enjoy to read here, many people undergo conditions like you This is the principle when building a website for the long term but do not provide the income should be changed to other businesses by playing the business logic . I build a website for 4 years until now has never produced anything.

  8. I started my second attempt for getting the Google Adsense account in 2012 (after 2010) and got approved on January 5, 2013 and crossed $100 on April 2013 and crossed $100 again in May but waiting for my first cheque since the payment date is May 31 for my finalized earnings of April 2013. Future Plan: Going to start my own blog (Wonder then how I earned from Adsense without blog, its all earned from revenue sharing websites who do SEO and Ad placements for me and I just contribute) but even after earning more than $100 within a month ($ 200 as total) I’m nervous about SEO and ad placements for my own site which I’m going to start which are new to me. (I’m even fully confused in choosing a domain name for my tech site)
    http://www.indiastudychannel.com/r/Mkdan.aspx

  9. Nice job man. Your website is first when I search “increase adsense cost per click”.

    Hope mine will achieve some god traffic according to niche I’m working.

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel

  10. Best man. You are doing very nice job, your blog is found to be one first page whenever search for high adsense CPC tips. Keep it up. Your blog is really inforamtive.

  11. This is my first visit to your blog and I really liked your blog.My blog is currently 2 months old and has a good Alexa rank as well as traffic is also increasing now,hope I will also earn after 1 or 2 months at least 100$ a month.

  12. Hi Dinesh! This is the first time I’ve come to hour blog and found a lot of useful contents that you’ve shared from your expertise. Your visions are very clear to make the most of your blog that inspired me a lot. I’m very new to blogging but I hope to carry the charisma you’ve shown in hour blogging to achieve success sooner or latter.

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