I’m a few days late on this on this usual alternative income update, but I wanted to get those money questions answered. While we are on the topic of money questions, I’ll give you and update on my answer tomorrow.
You may have noticed that I updated the chart in the top right of the page. Last month, I made $615.57 via my alternative income streams. This is calculated after-tax as my necessary expenses have to be paid for with after-tax money.
When I looked at that number I realized that two things had dropped – a bomb of a huge number and my jaw. As in previous months, a large portion of the gain came from advertisements on this blog. I missed a couple of big milestones at the end of the month by fractions of a percent. I fell just shy of triple digits in my AdSense revenue. I fell just shy of 20,000 visitors with 19,760.
What do I have to thank for the gain? As previously mentioned it’s mostly from this blog. I hope my readers have found value from it as I have. From the feedback I have received it seems this is the case. Back to the specifics of this last month… I believe that earning a PageRank of 5 from Google has enticed a lot of direct inquires from advertisers. I “lucked” into a great advertiser with Feedburner. For a few days, they were paying a fair amount of cash. Unfortunately it didn’t last.
The rest of my alternative income comes from Prosper. I gave a Prosper update last week. It was a negative review. However, when I look back on the loans that I made since I revised my lending plan, they are performing well.
Here’s a page where you can track all my Alternative Income Stream progress.
The Happy Rock says
$615.57 is cumulative? So you made a little over $200 last month?
Lazy Man says
Nope, it’s not cumulative, I made $615.57 just last month. I was pretty surprised by that myself. I want to thank all my visitors who helped make it possible.
$615?! That’s incredible – excellent job! I love reading such inspiring posts.
I’m curious though as to what made you change your opinion of your Prosper success. Like you mentioned, one of your recent posts made it seem like it wasn’t performing so well for you. What changed?
Q at $1 Million to My Name says
I think you’re in an excellent spot! That’s a nice haul for a month. I hope to be there some day.
The Financial Blogger says
I’m new in the blogsphere and I must admit that your are definitely a inspiration to me. Can you explain how you were able to get that many visitors on your website? Are you advertising or simply writing good articles is sufficent? ;-)
Lazy! $600 from your blog last month? Wow, that’s phenomenal! What was your number 1 income source? Adsense?
That is sensational! $600 for the last month. Hopefully, this is a start of an upward trend. Congratulations!
Reading your site and advice inspires me. Thank you very much.