I’m very excited to report that January 2012 was my first profitable month. I made $1.20 on Amazon.com commissions. Another $2.41 from AdSense. Since I had no expenses in January, that makes $3.61 net income. At this pace, I should cover my initial costs in about 30 years. Maybe it’s a pride thing, but I’m not going to report an income statement showing $3.61 in net income.
Above are my stats: 223 visits and 1,105 page views. Viewers look at 5 pages/visit (I’ll be generous and round up from 4.96), and spend 4 minutes and 22 seconds average time on site. Bounce rate is a very low 4.93%. Judging from these numbers, I am meeting my primary goal right now of producing quality content. I now have 106 posts.
Most impressive is the You Tube video, How I set up my online business in GnuCash. 627 hits so far. 283 in the last month. Also very popular is How to record a payment in GnuCash, with 246 hits so far, 189 in the last month.
I moved the site from Blogger to WordPress.com. The newly designed website looks much more inviting and should attract more traffic.
WordPress.com only allows advertising on high- and medium-traffic sites For now, I’m giving up the $3.61 in monthly income, in the hopes that my better-looking site on WordPress.com will attract such a huge audience that WordPress.com will let me advertise. The real monetization should come with selling ebooks and courses.
I’m working on a new index page, which will include every post.
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