2016 started off better than expected with a net income from 2 niche sites of $32,429.
Please note this income report pertains solely to 2 niche sites of mine. One site is a large B2C website serving a broad audience. The other site is a focused B2B niche site (not Fat Stacks). This income report does NOT include net income/revenue from Fat Stacks (which continues to grow due to the popularity of my authority website course (now called Niche Tycoon)
This income report also does not include my local offline marketing clients or any other niche sites (I’ve expanded my niche site portfolio in recent months).
Here are the numbers.
January 2016 Income Report:
Niche Site #1 (Large B2C Magazine Style Website):
Display Ad Revenue: $23,972.80 (Media.net revenue alone was $8,702.61).
Affiliate Commission Revenue: $4,855.48
Total revenue for site 1: $28,828.24
I explain how I generate this revenue from these types of sites in my guide here.
Niche Site #2 (Targeted Niche Site):
Affiliate commission revenue: $9,796.72 (this is total affiliate revenue for site #2).
I explain this model here.
TOTAL REVENUE BOTH SITES: $38,624.96
Expenses (applicable to both Sites):
- Instapage: $55
- AWeber: $288
- WPEngine: $500 (moved all sites to WPEngine which I explain why in detail here).
- Dropbox: $10.99
- Outsourcing: $3,500
- Stock Photos: $366
- GoodBarber App Maker (monthly subscription): $48
- Amazon S3 Server: $753.90
- Facebook Ads: $0
- Outbrain Ads: $614.10
Total Expenses in January 2016 (both sites): $7,028.61
Net Profit for Both Niche Sites: $32,429.97
Here’s a few screenshots of my larger revenue sources just so you know I’m not making this stuff up 🙂 .
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.