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Side hustle Income report – June 2017

It’s time to review my online income report from last month.

This report only includes income I received from the month of June. Because I just started, I haven’t received any money on my bank account yet. So the numbers presented here are the accumulated revenues that hasn’t been paid out yet, but are in my adsense/amazon/bol.com-account.

But before we dive into the magic numbers, first a small recap of my blogging career.

 

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When I started my blog back in July of 2014, I had no idea what I was doing! I wanted to share my journey and hopefully inspire others and also track my progress to financial independence.

The first thing I did was opening a WordPress page and started blogging.

After two years, in July 2016, I created my own website (www.Polliesdividend.com). Man was I proud I pulled this of. The first couple of months were hard. But I worked really hard to make this blog a success.

I got positive feedback from my readers on my blogs (what a positive and great FIRE-community we have!). In the last quarter of 2016 a reader asked me (sorry but I forgot his name 🙁 ) if I was thinking about monetizing Polliesdividend. Till then I didn’t give it much thought. But this question got me thinking and did some research on the Internet.

First I applied for Google AdSense. I thought this would be easy. But man, was I wrong! I got denied several times. My site didn’t comply with the conditions of Google AdSense at first. After some changes, research and some luck, Polliesdividend was accepted in May of 2017.

After Google AdSense accepted me, I applied for the partner-program of Bol.com and the affiliate program of Amazon.com. These two websites are the number 1 websites for books in The Netherlands (Bol.com) and the USA (Amazon).

 

Income

Okay lets look at some number for the month of June. As I wrote, I have three side hustles going on for Polliesdividend.com and I will report my accumulated revenues for all three side hustles.

 

Google AdSense
Month Total views Ads Clicks Estimated Revenue
May 4,611 10 7.74
June 6,599 9 4.80
2017 11,210 19 €12.54

Yes, I’ve made some money with my blog! I’m happy.

 

Well Pollie don’t get carried away; it still doesn’t cover the expenses from your blog” 😉

 

If we dive deeper into these numbers, it becomes clear to me that you earn money form clicks and from views. However the real money is made from the clicks.

I haven’t figured out yet how to find the income per click and the income per views. Maybe some of you readers can help me.

And do you have some suggestions how to increase my income? I like to hear from you.

 

Bol.com
Month Total views Ads Clicks Estimated Revenue
May
June 26 0 0
2017 26 0 €0

No clicks and sales here so far.

 

Amazon.com
Month Clicks Estimated Revenue
May
June 15 0.08
2017 15 $0.08

Yes I made a sale. Two books were purchase via my site (the richest man in Babylon and 99 Minute Milionaire). I don’t know which reader bought this book, but thank you.

 

Summary

In June I made a total of € 4.87!

It is a small start, but I love it.

The next couple of months I will try to educate my self, how to improve my online income. At this moment I have 6 income streams (Salary, Dividend, Interest, Google AdSense, Bol.com and Amazon). I will look into other ways to make some extra passive income and find an extra income stream.

Do you have suggestions on how to improve my online income? Do you have any book suggestions about this topic?

I like to hear from you.
Cheers,

Pollie

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8 thoughts on “Side hustle Income report – June 2017

  1. DividendSolutions

    Hey Pollie,

    your story of 2014 reminds me of my start in 2017:-)…just wanted to get going and started a blog on WordPress.com…we’ll see were it goes from here.

    i don’t know much about the specifics concerning adds and to integrate them in blogs, but 4,87€ is something to build on…if i was you i would think about ways to “advertise” your blog outside the DGI community. Not easy, but there are ways for sure. Some online like creating a youtube channel etc…and some in the brick and mortar world…

    In the middle of the months ( i think it will be July the 15th) i’ll have a link in my Halftime Report to an article i think is worth reading, with a lot of different side hustle opportunities.

    Regards,
    DividendSolutions

  2. Dividend Diplomats

    Pollies –

    Nice job and persistence is clutch in this arena. Keep writing great content. It appears you have the right number and position for your ads. If you want – feel free to message us on twitter and we can help PD! I think we have a few other ways for you. The most important way is to write, though, great content adding value to the community of readers. The more you do that – everything else will follow, that – I PROMISE YOU!

    -Lanny

  3. Team CF

    Nice Pollie, even if you can break even on the cost of hosting, you would be doing well!
    Thanks for the reminder by the way, need to get the BOL link back up and running on our blog too.

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