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:
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)
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER ABOUT THIS INCOME REPORT:
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 toor 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: ,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 for the 2 niche sites: $27,257 USD (July = $28,005)
Jon runs the place around here. He pontificates about launching and growing online publishing businesses, aka blogs that make a few bucks. His pride and joy is the email newsletter he publishes.
In all seriousness, Jon is the founder and owner of a digital media company that publishes a variety of web properties visited and beloved by millions of readers monthly. Fatstacks is where he shares a glimpse into his digital publishing business.