Blogging For Money :: March 2008

by derek on April 2, 2008 · 25 comments

The challenge that I set forth for myself in March was to reach a new all-time high in terms of blog earnings. While I fell short of that goal by less than $40.00, I am happy to say that I surpassed my numbers from last month.

In an effort to continue working towards my goal of $1000+ per month, I explored the addition of a new monetization tool and made a few tweaks to existing tools.

Dollars and Cents

In an effort to provide as much value to you as possible, I like to share the nuts and bolts of the tools that I have been using to help give you a picture of which tools might be a good fit for your blog. Through this feedback we can all build more successful blogs together.

Here is the Blogging For Money recap for March:

  • AdSense:
  • Kontera:
  • ReviewMe:
  • TextLinkAds:
  • Amazon:
  • LinkWorth:
  • Private Ads:
  • Affiliate:
  • PayPerPost:
  • Misc:
  • Grand Total:
  • $109.74
  • $14.49
  • $0.00
  • $262.72
  • $1.94
  • $103.53
  • $159.00
  • $1.20
  • $0.00
  • $0.00
  • $652.62

One of the most exciting milestones for me was that March represented the first time that I have ever earned more than $100.00 with AdSense in one single month. I’d come close a couple of months ago but I finally crossed that hurdle and it felt great.

TextLinkAds continued to improve, resulting in over $250 earnings. It will be a challenge to squeeze more money out of this resource as my number of links are at the maximum, although there are still RSS ad spots available.

While it might not seem like a big deal, I was actually pretty happy to see my whopping $1.94 earned through Amazon. There was one post where I targeted an Amazon product placement and it resulted in a few transactions. This may not pan out moving forward but it was exciting to see a little life there.

Plans for April

With the tax season behind me, I can relax a little bit about the fact that these reports detail my earnings on an accrual basis while I pay my taxes on a cash basis.

Now it is time to focus my efforts into kicking my earnings up another notch and take another step closer to the goal of surpassing $1000 per month.

The first stepping stone towards that goal will be to surpass my previous all-time high and earn more than $700.00 in the month of April. There are a few new things that I plan on testing this month and I believe that can push me over the edge.

As a thank you to all of you for helping grow this blog and my earnings, I will be making an announcement in the next couple of days that will hopefully give you a chance for a little more exposure and add to your bottom line.

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