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: $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 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 that’s “the best blogging email newsletter around.”
Hyperbole? Maybe, but go check it out to see what some readers say.
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.