This is another post to share my monthly blog income report of December 2010 with my readers. December was a unbelievable month for me. When I published my previous month (November) earnings, I said that I’ targeting 1000$ per month by end of March 2011, but things worked fast for me. I missed this target by 26$ in December 2010 itself.
I’m publishing these figures to motivate you in blogging. As always I say, ‘Making money from blog is still very much possible’.
This will be the my last monthly income report with figures to public. I’m stopping to post my monthly earnings in dollars due to some personal issues. I will be sharing these type of income reports to only with subscribed users in future.
At the same time, every month I will be publishing same monthly report without earning amounts, where you can see only the rate of changes.
I’m planning to create a members subscribed area in this blog through facebook or forum or mail lists, still I have not finalized. I highly suggest to subscribe this blogs RSS feed or Email subscription. I will be working closely with ‘members area’ bloggers to increase your traffic and earnings.
OK, lets go to the breakdown. My last month earning was 746$ and this December was 974$, which is with 30% growth rate. It is a surprise hike for me since I don’t do anything much on my blog this December.
Google Adsense – 643.41
Infolinks – 68.91
Contextweb CPM – 167.42
Technorati CPM – 84.82
Google Affiliate Network – 10
Total – 974.56
Things I wanted to Share
Compare to previous month, earnings from adsense increased by 64%, it is unbelievable since December traffic is slightly dropped compare to November due to holiday seasons.
What could be the reason?
CTR remains same, but eCPM increased very well. It can be due to my niche selection. Desktop and server virtualization (which I cover more in Sysprobs.com) keywords having high paying ads.
OR, Google would have served high paying ads because of year end,
OR my users coming through search engines are more relevant to my content and adsense ads on my blog. Anyhow, I’m waiting to see the next month result.
Two things excited me this month in Adsense.
1) I saw my ever top earning (from adsense) of a day, which is 66$
2) Several single clicks brought me 10$ per click 🙂
Contextweb CPM Network
As part of my theme change and due to low filling rate, I removed a ad slot from footer. Their fill rate slightly dropped in December which effected my Contextweb earnings. It dropped by 25% ( 210$ to 167$), but its OK with me, because backup tag (Technorati) took cover of these impressions. So, Technorati earnings increased.
You can Join Contextweb CPM here.
More information about how Contextweb (ADSDAQ) CPM works, read this post.
I thought to remove this CPM network if I don’t receive the payment, but luckily I received the Technorati CPM ad network check.
(This is not for December 2010 earnings, don’t confuse)
So I decided to give a try continuously. Because of Contextweb fill rate dropped, it passed the ad slots to Technorati. So Technorati earnings increased by 29% compare to November.
Google Affiliate Network
The earning 10$ can be a small amount, but I was so happy. Do you know why? This sale took place through my email list. I started capturing emails (by giving a free ebook, compiled by me) two months ago.
Initially I was sending several emails to keep a good relationship with my subscribers. This is the first email I sent to them with a discount coupon to purchase a product via my affiliate link.
The campaign was really failure for me, because the open rate is very low ( May be I titled it wrongly). But the conversion rate ( (action taken/opened readers) * 100 ) is very high. I’m happy about it, because they trust me.
What Do You Say?
Time for your comments. I do not get anything by displaying my earnings except your comments and encouragements.
Feel free to share your comments and difficulties you face to make money from blog. The main purpose of this blog is, helping new and part time bloggers.