Income Report – August 2015.

Welcome to Income Mesh’s 8th income report.

I am writing these income reports each month so that I can track my traffic and income progress and so that you can learn from me, follow my steps and make money like I do.

What was I doing in August

Most of August (and most of September) I was working on new Income Mesh design. Finally, it is live!

It's not 100% finish, but I put it live anyway because it took a lot more work and time than expected.

I will describe the whole redesign process in my next blog post where you will be able to discover everything I did, how I did it, what tools did I use etc. *That post is live, you can read it here!

You can expect some more visual changes in near future, but nevertheless please do comment about it and tell me how do you like this new look. 🙂

As you can see I am also trying a different approach with featured images, I'm sure you have seen it before on some other blogs. Will I adopt this new style to all my posts or not, it's yet to be decided.

Traffic statistics

Here comes the fun part. Spoiler alert – nothing major has changed.

Since I implemented some Google Analytics filters to get rid of spam bots, my traffic has dropped by approximately a 1000 visits (it didn't actually dropped, it stayed the same but now I see real numbers and not fake bot visits).

As always, I'll start with an overview…

GA-August-2015-Overview

To understand better the whole progress let's see the comparison with the month before (July).

GA-August-July-Comparison

Now we can see some drastic changes here. Like I said, July has more visits due to spam bots, but the real traffic was probably very similar to August's traffic.

Other than that I am satisfied with lower bounce rate and average session duration, which has also improved.

GA-August-2015-Channels

Channel report tells us much more. Previous month I had only 20% of organic search traffic, in August I have 50%, which is awesome. Again, I assume those numbers have also something to do with spam bots.

We'll see how will this theme change and design change affect my SEO and rankings. Hopefully it will improve.

GA-August-2015-Pages

 

This is actually a surprise. My second most visited article was about free ways to get stock photos, who knew.

Stock photos are very hot keyword, I get a lot people from Google coming to that article, but I'm not sure how to monetize it.

GA-August-2015-Social

Poor social traffic in August I agree. But not a surprise, I practically have no social media strategy (that will change soon though).

Income Report

Always my favorite part of these articles, the income report.

As usual, my top income bringer is Thrive Themes. No wonder, they have awesome list building and landing page builder tools, check them out.

10 Minute Funnels strike again, my second sale so far, with no special promotion, but people seem to like them.

It's been a while, but someone bought Optin Monster plugin, which is cool.

Other than that, the usual affiliate revenue. Make sure to check them all out.

Let's see the numbers now.

Revenue:

Envato Market: $6
Optin MonsterOptin Monster: $39.80
Thrive Themes tools: $301.50 (see my Thrive Leads review here + my Thrive Content Builder review here)
10 Minute Funnels: $38.80
Plugmatter Feature Box: $22.80
Consulting: $50

= $458.90

Expenses:

Traffic Planet Hosting: $31.24

Profit: $427.66

Subscribers Statistics

I got 38 new email subscribers in August. Not much, but hopefully with this new look and some new freebies and list building trips that will improve too.

Future Plans

I still have some bug fixing and improving this new Income Mesh design, but there will also be some new features added.

Besides that, I think it's time to concentrate more on getting traffic and improving conversions.

But don't worry, I have some awesome content ahead too.

See you in the next income report 🙂

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