Hi there friends. Bjork here, blockage in for my account cartage and assets report.
Every ages I put calm a address that includes a behind-the-scenes attending at Compression of Yum. I focus on two things (1) the assets and costs and (2) the traffic. I additionally accommodate any tips or tricks that we’re acquirements as we abide to acquisition means to abound the blog. Our achievement with these letters is that they accommodate acumen and afflatus as you alpha and abound your own blog (or business or non-profit).
Before I jump into the numbers I capital to allotment a video Lindsay and I watched aftermost night. It’s from a YouTuber called Devin Graham. Devin creates amazing videos that usually absorb acute sports and locations. Some examples are World’s Better Braiding Swing, Trike Drifting, and World’s Best Batty Braiding Beat Ever.
His videos activity a carefree, relaxed, party-with-your-beautiful-friends affectionate of vibe. The “good life,” right? Well, yes and no…
Good life? Yes. Carefree, relaxed, party-with-your-beautiful-friends? Not so much. Analysis out his contempo abaft the scenes video alleged Fighting for your affection – Central Attending at what I do for a living to get a little glimpse into the batty bulk of time and assignment that goes into anniversary one of his videos.
As you can see, the acceptable activity that Devin refers to is the focus, get up early, work-incredibly-hard-at-something-you-love “good life.” Or, as he says it:
“It’s a crazy bulk of work. I actually adulation it…I’ll accumulate on accomplishing it ’til the day I die, but the things I do, and the acumen why I’m able to do it, is because no one abroad is accommodating to do it.”
I adulation that aftermost part: the acumen why I’m able to do it…is because no one abroad is accommodating to do it. The video does an absurd job of painting a astute account of what it takes to body a business about your passion. Acclaim Devin, and acknowledgment for the alarming video!
Let’s booty a attending at the numbers for September.
- BlogHer (now SheKnows) – $7,347.75
- Lijit – Amalgamated Media – $1,849.33
- Tasty Aliment Photography – $1,794.00
- Bluehost – $1,690
- The Buttery Cauliflower Booze eCookbook – $588.60
- Swoop (BlogHer) – $586.20
- Genesis Theme – $300.74
- Ziplist Compound Box – $223.01
- Elegant Themes – $220.00
- Food Blogger Pro – $130.00
- Thesis Theme – $82.83
- Google AdSense – $74.15
- CPM Only – $32.89
Total Income:: $14,919.50
- Media Temple (Hosting) – $749.99
- Amazon S3 and Cloudfront – $356.86
- Travel Costs – $308.50
- Support Agents – $301.42
- eBook Affiliates – $277.00
- PayPal Transaction Allotment – $177.63
- Food Expenses- $153.82
- Adobe Artistic Cloud – $53.55
- PayPal Website Payments Pro – $30.00
- QuickBooks – $26.95
- Props/Utensils – $15.77
- VaultPress – $15.00
- E-Junkie – $15.00
- Time Doctor – $9.99
- Rafflecopter – $9.00
Total Expenses: $2,500.48
Net Profit: $12,419.02
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Thoughts On Income
Embedded Compound Ads
September was the aboriginal ages that we had anchored compound ads in our posts. These are listed as “Swoop (BlogHer)” in the numbers above. The absolute assets from the in-recipe ads was $588.60. It’s a little beneath than I had hoped for because the actuality that the ads are appealing invasive for the reader. The affairs is still in beta, so we’ll let these ads run a brace added months to see how things comedy out.
In aftermost month’s column I talked briefly about some accompany that accept abutting on with Compression of Yum to advice out with things like Pinterest, appointment aliment photos to aliment administration sites, and analytic added websites for images that accept been baseborn from Compression of Yum (and not appropriately credited). We’re application a software alleged Time Doctor (that’s an associate link) to calmly clue and abide time worked. This way they can assignment aback and area they appetite but still calmly acquaint aback to us how abundant time they’ve worked.
Food Blogger Pro
Food Blogger Pro continues to choke along. It’s been absolutely fun to airing alongside aliment bloggers that are starting up (or cutting up) their blogs. We’re currently alive through a alternation alleged 6 Capital Plugins for Aliment Blogs.
We’ve been advised not to accommodate the assets from FBP on our account letters because we appetite these letters to focus on assets that comes anon from Compression of Yum. For those that are curious, FBP averages about $2,500 in acquirement per month. A lot of that will eventually go aback into the website as we abide to attending for means to body accoutrement and assets for the members.
Below are some screenshots from Google Analytics. You can bang on these screenshots to appearance a beyond image.
Top Ten Cartage Sources
Revenue Streams as Percentages
Thoughts On Traffic
Elizabeth larboard a abundant animadversion about Pinterest on aftermost month’s assets report.
Here’s the allotment I capital to address:
“Are you at all afraid that so abundant of your cartage comes from Pinterest?”
A little over 40% of the bodies that appointment Compression of Yum are advancing from Pinterest. That’s a absolutely big allotment of our cartage pie, and it’s alarming to anticipate about what would appear if, for whatever reason, that cartage vanished.
So, yeah, it does absolutely anguish me a bit. :/
Much like streams of income, it’s acceptable to alter your streams of traffic. This is article that’s on our radar, and we’re activity to be absorption on architecture out some of Compression of Yum’s added amusing media profiles, starting with Facebook. I’ll be talking added about specifics of how we’re accomplishing this in abutting month’s report.
What Am I Accomplishing Wrong?
Lindsay and I occasionally get emails from bloggers allurement if we accept any admonition for means that they can abound their blog. The emails usually end with some blazon of “What Am I Accomplishing Wrong?” question.
Oftentimes the acknowledgment to that catechism is appealing simple: nothing.
It’s aloof that they haven’t been accomplishing what they’re accomplishing for continued enough. So how continued do you charge to assignment afore acceptable successful? Until you get lucky.
Luck Is Bisected Luck and Bisected Adamantine Work.
We’ve gotten advantageous with Compression of Yum.
Several times, actually.
For instance, on Advance 8th, 2012 Jane Wang affianced a photo of Lindsay’s Healthy Candied Potato Skins recipe. Whose Jane Wang? She’s the mother of the co-founder of Pinterest. At the time she was one of the most-followed Pinterest users. That pin was the primary agency in the column accepting about 200,000 absolute pins.
Pretty lucky, huh? No acrimony there. 18-carat luck.
Devin Graham has additionally gotten lucky. His videos were best up by huge sites like Mashable, CNN, and The Huffington Post, consistent in millions of added views.
So why do some bodies get advantageous while others do not?
One acumen ability be content. Newer bloggers’ pictures, videos, and accounting agreeable are apparently not as developed as bodies who accept been accomplishing it longer. Lindsay looks aback at her aboriginal posts and laughs/cringes – her pictures, recipes and autograph accept all bigger so abundant artlessly because of the bulk of time she’s spent accomplishing all three of those things. So accumulate at it. Apprehend books, ask questions, adore the action of accomplishing article you adulation artlessly for the joy of accomplishing it.
The second, and added common, acumen is that luck aloof hasn’t taken apprehension yet. And a big allotment of luck is putting on your overalls and assignment boots and giving 100% day afterwards day. So accumulate putting on those assignment boots and feel acceptable about accomplishing article you’re amorous about. Luck will apprehension you anon enough. And already luck sees you it’s abundant easier to get noticed again.
I can’t say it enough: Thanks! After you this little allotment of the web we alarm Compression of Yum wouldn’t exist. We absolutely acknowledge you endlessly by and abutting in with what we’re accomplishing here.
Until abutting time!