Hey guys! Welcome to my third website income report! By day, I am a software engineer. By night, I like to cook. I find it very useful to see “behind the scenes” at just about anything. Especially web and tech stuff. So I want to give you all some insight into what is involved into running one of these websites. Not only that – understanding your audience, building your audience and giving them more of what they are looking for.
This month has a new line item on my passive income streams, which is my new eBook, “Mastering the Arepa” which launched just recently. I have been working real hard to get this live for August sales and I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t do much advertising, just $20.00 on Facebook, but it did in face get me some sales.
This month for me had a lot of guessing as I hopefully would see some return on my new efforts. That being said, lets break down the month looking at expenses, income some some website stats.
- $20.00 – eBook Facebook Ad Campaign – Mastering The Arepa – Order.
- NEGATIVE: $20.00
- $5.78 – Google Adsense revenue
- $16.02 – Youtube Adsense revenue
- $294.00 – Amazon Kindle eBook Revenue (14 pre-orders, 21 live sales)
- POSITIVE: $315.80
So how did we do compared to last year? Well, almost $300 higher (awesome!) I continue to need two things. A large engaging audience and great original content. Without either of those things, or just one, things will not succeed.
In addition to my Kindle eBook, I have really tried to get my YouTube revenue up. The Arepas de Queso video on YouTube continues to dominate my other videos, but if I can get a few more videos to produce the income that one is producing, it will be great.
Speaking of new videos, I added quite a few new videos in August. The most successful both with income and view is Filling Arepa Ideas, with almost 300 views and $0.30 revenue.
- How to Make Arepas – Quick Tutorial
- Venezuelan Guasacaca Recipe
- Arepas Venezolanas Recipe
- Filling Arepas Ideas
- Arepas Hawaianas Recipe
- Arepas Waffles – Creative New Arepa Ideas
Growth and Facebook Insights For August 2016
- 12,022 Facebook Followers (WOW!)
- 6,976 Facebook User Engagement
- 4k Google analytics unique visitors to arepasdelgringo.com
ArepasDelGringo Youtube Channel August 1 – August 31
- 30,215 Minutes Watched (up almost 8,000)
- 331 Likes
- 4 Dislikes
- 29 Comments
Overall, we are continuing to go on the up trend!
As you can see, I am really pushing the Youtube Income. Right now, I am averaging ~$0.30 a day from all of my videos total. It is better than last month but no where near where I would like to be.
This post format will grow once I get more data from ArepasDelGringo and play around with layout on my site from audience behavior – i’ll keep you posted.
If you have any questions with this website income report, thoughts or insights into my post, please open up a discussion int he comment box! Come back next month for the next website income report.