Income Report for August 2018 (2 Niche Sites = $27,257 USD Net)

Photo of Osoyoos Lake in British Columbia

Osoyoos Lake in British Columbia

British Columbia is an interesting mix of geographies and climates.  In Vancouver, where I live, it’s wet much of the year.  It’s literally a rain forest.

350 km east it’s a desert.  In that desert is a mid-sized lake called Osoyoos lake.  It actually extends into the USA.

Being a shallow lake in a desert climate means it gets warm in the Summer.  Hordes flock to the place including us for 6 days in August.

This year, like last summer, massive forest fires throughout BC and other regions north of us created a thick cloud cover in Osoyoos and much of BC.

Check out how thick it got:

thick smoke from forest fires in BC in the summer 2018

Thick smoke from forest fires in BC in summer 2018

Despite smoke and a NAFTA deal seemingly up in smoke in August, we had a great time in Osoyoos.

Aside from those 6 days, I toiled away on my sites (except this one as you can tell by this income report delay).

Here are the income numbers for August 2018 for 2 very different niche blogs I publish.

The income report numbers (USD)


My income reports pertain to only two niche sites I publish.  One is a broad-niche, wide appeal type of site monetized with display ads and affiliate offers.  The other site is a focused niche site serving a particular business community.  It’s monetized solely with affiliate offers via an extensive email newsletter.  

This income report does NOT include any revenue or expenses pertaining to or other niche sites I own.  

The point of these income reports is to demonstrate that niche sites (or blogs) can be profitable and a good business.  They’re also popular articles which helps get more traffic to this site.


Niche Site #1: Broad-Appeal Niche Site (B2C):

  • Display ad revenue:  $24,029
  • Affiliate commission revenue:  $3,322
  • Total revenue niche site #1:  $27,351

Niche Site #2: Narrow Niche Site (B2B):

  • Affiliate Revenue:  $5,106

Total revenue for both sites:  $32,457 (July 2018 = $33,025)


I do my best to attribute a portion of my overall expenses applicable to the 2 sites reported on in this income report.

  • Content: $1,800 (approximately)
  • Hosting: $1,200
  • VA’s: $1,700 (approximately – they all work on all sites).
  • Software (AWeber etc.): $700 (my overall software expense is a bit higher than this, so I approximate the cost applicable to the two sites in this income report).

Total expenses:  $5,200 (July = $5,200)

Net Income

Net Income for the 2 niche sites:  $27,257 USD (July = $28,005)

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