My September 2012 Blog Income Report – Still Hanging Around

I just thought to publish my September 2012 blog income report with my readers. Since I stopped publishing my monthly income stats, I calculate every quarter earnings only. Unfortunately I do not see much increase in the earnings due to very limited blogging activities. But things are still going smoothly. The income is hanging around at same amount for last few months.

I have joined Viglink, a new money making program (for me) and worked with it during entire September month. The new program affected my other affiliate links and in-text Vibrant media ads too. Viglink was removed from October for several reasons. I need to see how things are working now, so I can assess the impact of this program.

I have made 2113.26 $ in September 2012 and definitely there was an increase from previous month earning. Almost more than 95% of income has come from my main tech blog sysprobs.com. Traffic fluctuation affected my earnings very much.

One thing I understand, in current internet circumstances, demand from readers, daily changes in topics and Googleโ€™s demands, you must be active on your blogs to get even the same amount of income monthly. You canโ€™t be quiet on blogging and expecting same level of income for several months. Definitely Google and your readers will understand your blogโ€™s behavior and traffic will stop automatically which directly influences the income.

OK, lets come to the break down of my September 2012 blog income 2113.26 $.

Source

Amount

Google Adsense

1415.07

Contextweb CPM

168.22

Amazon Associate

33.43

Vibrant Media

209.79

Affiliate Sales

122.75

Viglink

164.00

Total

2113.26

 

Things I Want to Share

 

In my last post I have mentioned that August 2012 was the ever top Adsense earning month, but September had been better than that. $ 1415 income from Adsense is really cool. Still Iโ€™m thinking about my earlier days I used to check Adesense earning daily and felt happy even with 2$ per day. But things have changed now with the same blog, because of content and traffic.

 

Viglink

This program scans your blog pages and link to affiliate products. You do not need to join any of the affiliate programs like ebay, amazon, apple ..etc. Viglink is already partnered with more than 200 affiliate programs. They will match your blog content with selling affiliate products. From the earning they take their cut and pay the balance.

August was good for me with Viglink, but not the September. It did not convert well in my opinion. For example, from 18300 clicks I made only 164$ which is 0.009 CPC, that was very bad.

viglink dashboard

Also, the bounce rate is increased,average time on site reduced and I could see earning drop in Vibrant media and my Amazon affiliate links. It is not worth to have $164 after losing this much, so I removed Viglink from my blog.

 

Other programs did not work well as I expected. Anyhow, I should be happy with anything above $2000 monthly total income.

 

Final Words

You should be continuously working on your blogs to increase the earning and even to keep the same level. In long term it is not easy or automated system to earn money from blogs, because blogs are are completely depending on new content and updates.

I like to know about your progress on earning and traffic status. It will be fun and useful to discuss about it here ๐Ÿ™‚

28 thoughts on “My September 2012 Blog Income Report – Still Hanging Around”

  1. Wow, those are really impressive stats…

    Leave alone earning out of adsense, getting traffic to the site itself is something of a challenge that I am facing. While am seeing consistent growth in the last 10 months, I still am a long way from reaching that kind of traffic stats that I desire. Since my traffic graph is upward, i am really not worrying for the moment.

    Adsense is something that I started using since 2011 Nov, and my monthly earnings have been merely in their single digits. High CPC keywords is not something that I am targetting, though I want to try it sooner. My only concern is that I am not able to find such keywords in my niche (Woodworking, DIY, Arts and Crafts). Neither do I want to use random keywords (contextually used) as it may throw irrelavant ads.

    You are doing a good job here and do continue what you are doing. It is indeed quite inspiring.

    Cheers,
    Somu.

    • Thanks for the comment. Your questions are common and already answered on my blog and other blogs. Please ask something not answered or understood by you.

  2. I don’t get the idea of Viglink. Why don’t we just create affiliate accounts and use our own links. Then we will not lose any money for the company. Don’t say that publishers are too busy to create aff accounts. ๐Ÿ˜€
    You are doing great job, Dinesh. Continue growing and reporting to readers. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • @Tuan, that is a good question, here are the few answers for it from my opinion,
      1) It is really difficult for a publisher to join around 200 affiliate programs, even 20 will be tough, due to restrictions and requirements from affiliate programs. For example, I do not know how to join Apple affiliate program from my country, but Viglink is paying me from Apple products also,
      2) Its really difficult to scan your older posts and find out which products to promote once you have more than 100 posts. So, you will stick with only particular products if you are trying by your self. But viglink scan each posts and add links while loading, its some kind of in-text ad program.
      3) Even if you decided to promote some products, it will be difficult for you open your old 100 posts and insert affiliate links one by one (Yes, there are some plugins available for it, which I’m going to try)
      4) It will take some time to reach the payout level if you have individual 20 affiliate programs, but with viglink, all earnings are combined. So, you will reach the level (100$) quickly and they are paying by Paypal.

      I hope you got my points ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for reading my blog, good luck mate.

  3. Google adsense is the best among all the programs. I have not applied for Google adsense till now as my blog is very new.

    Viglink is really new to me and surely I’ll join them very soon. Thanks for sharing your monthly income report.

  4. Hi dinesh..
    This is very nice information about earning. I reading your blog regularly since January 2012 after reading the post about CPC of Adsense.

    Now I want to know, is this possible to earn $1000+ from one website.

    Please reply.

  5. I thought you have stopped publishing income reports on this blog. Anyways, nice to see your impressive income stats once again, it’s fabulous as usual. And yeah, VigLink seems to be a nice network to work with, gotta give it a shot soon :).

  6. Hy … AM a blogger too running.. the question is my target visitors are from India almost.. My niche is education and recruitment.. So placing these adds in ma site .. Will it favor me rather than being annoying.. Coz the reason am asking is, that these adds are targeted on USA Europe traffic.. Since am in India , is it a good option for me to opt for dis ad networks

  7. I just recently started blogging and have earned $2.68 for last 30 days. total earning is $4 since I got the Google pin and installed the Adsense. Seems like long way to go for me!

    Can you tell me how many posts and websites it took you to make what you’re making today?
    Thanks you Dinesh for the insight.
    Following you all the way………..

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