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Income Report for September 2018 (2 Niche Sites = $29,400 Net)

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Biking to work

Is there anything worse than doing cardio in a gym?

Treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers and stationary bikes – I abhor them all.

I enjoy pumping iron for 20 minutes a few times per week but loathe doing cardio in a gym.

I also detest putting on 25 pounds over the winter.

All spring and summer I’m active with my kids.  We hop on our bikes and head to a park.  I invariably push and carry bikes and kids home which contribute to physical activity (we live in a very hilly area).  By this past July I had dropped 15 to 20 pounds of winter weight.

Summer is over, but I don’t want to put on weight this year.

I used to resolve to do cardio in the gym, but that never happened.

This year I’m doing something different.  I’m cycling to my office, which is 30 km roundtrip.  That’s 18.5 miles for those of you in the US.

I’ve been cycling to my office since early August 3 to 4 days per week.  I love it. I get 1.5 hours outside doing moderate cardio.

15 months ago I met a guy who told me he biked to downtown. I was amazed.  I then met another guy who did it.  That’s when I decided to give it a shot.  Other than being saddle sore for a week, it’s been great.

I’m saving a bundle on gas and parking too.  With Canuck gasoline at $1.60 per liter (that’s $6.01 CAD per gallon), driving is a luxury.

Perhaps there’s a weight loss course here? Actually, there’s a save money and weight loss course.  A $27 report that says “How can you lose weight, feel better, help the environment and save hundreds per month in gas money?  Simple. Bike to work.”

What does this have to do with income reports?

Nothing and everything.

Nothing in the sense it’s just me blathering on about some latest happenings.

Everything in the sense that my developing a new interest could be another four or five figure per month niche website or blog.

I could start a fitness/weight loss blog for dads over 40.  I’m in decent shape.  It would be more of a lifestyle type site.

I could start a cycling blog or bike review blog (please no, not another review site).  Actually, I’d be more interested in a gear and accessory site.  I don’t know much about bikes, but I love buying gear.

It’s really that easy to come up with a niche idea.

For now, my plate is full, but who knows where this cycling thing will go?  I ride trails too.  I just may have a future project.

What do you do?  Is there a website there?

Now to the income report for 2 of my niche sites.

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 Fatstacksblog.com 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:  $25,658
  • Affiliate commission revenue:  $3,892
  • Total revenue niche site #1:  $29,550

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

  • Affiliate Revenue:  $5,050

Total revenue for both sites:  $34,600 (August 2018 = $33,457)


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 (August = $5,200)

Net Income

Net Income for the 2 niche sites:  $29,400 USD (August = $28,005)

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