December is always a well expected month for bloggers and webmasters in terms of traffic and money. Most of the advertisers will be spending more money on ads and there would be holiday sales offers online which will lead bloggers to make good money. In this post I’m sharing my December 2011 blog income.
Compared to last year 2010 December earning increase rate, it was less at this time. I expected good increase in Google adsense as how it performed on December 2010. But, it did not as expected. Anyhow, the money I made is still very worth. I made $ 2077.46 income on December 2011 which is almost 11% growth rate from previous month earning.
Remember, I’m just making this amount from only two blogs as a part time blogger. If you are serious and enthusiasm on full time blogging, definitely you can make good money on internet. The only thing is, you need to work harder patiently.
Here is the breakdown,
Google Adsense – 990.68
Contextweb CPM – 398.40
Amazon Associate – 91.56
Vibrant Media – 268.65
BuySellAds – 186
Hostgator Affiliate – 50
Google Affiliate – 92.17
Total – 2077.46
Things I wanted to Share
I removed Luminate from my site, its no longer showing adsense ads on picture. I do not want to use other image applications from Luminate. So, instead of running their script on my site for no use, I removed Luminate script.
Nothing so excited as last year December. Last year the hike in December 2010 adsense earning was a buzz among bloggers, because really they had good time including problogger Darren Rowse. But this time I don’t see similar news on internet. Few adsense sites which made good money on November 2011 earned less in December 2011 including Pat’s niche sites.
The adsense earning was slightly higher than November ($963) earning.
It worked very well, I experienced good fill rate which helped to get ever top Contextweb monthly earning figure.
Like happed in 2011 beginning, the fill rate dropped dramatically in beginning on 2012. So, I removed the third ad slot from my site which will affect my January 2012 earning. But, I do not mind that.
Ordinary earnings, nothing affected by holiday shopping offers.
Vibrant Media In-Text ad
Slight drop from previous month. I expected good increase on December moth by expecting more spending on ads, but the earning was just normal.
Not bad, performing well. Even after increasing the sidebar ad price, the advertiser bought it with new price. This month report includes the two payments of (Dec 2011 and Jan 2012) main ad slot.
Happy with the performance without any promotions.
One sale for $50.
That’s the end of my December 2011 blog income report.
Why I’m Stopping?
Yes, I have decided to not to publish my earning figures in 2012. If you think, only my earning reports are encouraging and motivating you on blogging, I apologize for this decision. I have been publishing my monthly blog income reports for more than last one year. You can find the all reports under monthly report tag (click here)
The blog income growth I had in last one year is very good, realistic and achievable by anyone. You do not need to be an expert on anything, just try your best. Making mistakes will make you perfect. If I can make this much money from two blogs (mainly from one only) as a part time blogger in less than two years of serious work, then you can quickly make more money if you are a full time blogger– that’s the message I can give you for whole 2012 year as motivation message.
1) Nothing excited.
The last 4 to 6 months are not so excited to share with you. You would have bored by seeing the similar earning reports and leaving the same comment 🙂 . So, nothing to take from my reports as big lesson.
2) Personal Issues.
In current world no one say their full time salary figure, then why should I give the exact figures of my part time earning?. I do not mind to share with my fellow bloggers who do not have any relationship with me. But, I do not want my relatives, friends and office workers to know how much I’m earning from internet. This is to avoid current and future personal issues.
3) Potential risk on my blogs
By saying the amount I earn from my blogs may put them in risk of hackers or someone wants to spoil my income.
4) Negative comments, mails and impressions.
I thank everyone who leave valuable and great comments, but still some people talk bad about my income. I do not edit the screenshots to make bogus reports which do not return anything to me. That’s the reason I shared my November and this December earning reports with screen shots of all money making programs.
I may share my income report randomly in future when I feel its worth and safe to share with you, like achieving some targets or making good money from new programs or any issues with money making programs.
I wish you all the best in 2012 for blogging and personal life.
I will be updating my blog regularly to help you in blogging by providing useful information. So, as usual, stay with me and leave comments. Your comments encourage me well 🙂
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