Income Report – February 2016

Welcome to Income Mesh’s 13th 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 happened in February 2016

In February I had published 2 really cool article, of which one was actually a first guest post on Income Mesh. If you would like to guest post feel free to contact me with your ideas.

One of those articles was my personal guide on finding amazing and available domain names for your blogs and niche sites. If you are just starting out with your online business and don’t have a domain name make sure to read it.

The other one is like I mentioned, a guest post, and it was the first article under SEO category (which is also new btw). The article was a great review of SEO PowerSuite tools buy Steve Shows. If you are into SEO, you don’t wanna miss it.

Besides that I was working on my new Amazon affiliate related blog, but unfortunately I am kinda behind schedule with it. Sorry guys, I promise I’ll put it live really, really soon, probably this week. I am trying to impress you, that’s why it takes so much time 🙂

And the biggest news, February was officially my first $1000+ month in pure profits!!! Isn’t that amazing?! 😀 When I realized it I was like…

Chandler and Joey Happy

Woohoo! :)) Ok, I’m happy yes, but let me show you some of my data from February now 🙂

Traffic Statistics

Here we go, this is a comparison between February and January 2016. Of course some differences are acceptable because January had 2 extra days.

GA February January Comparison 2016 - Traffic

But you know what, even with 2 days less, February still kicked January’s ass in almost all fields.

What excites me the most isn’t the bounce rate, which is nice to see improving, rather the Avg. Session Duration, meaning that the readers are really reading my articles, and that’s the whole point.

Let’s go a bit deeper into Channels reporting…

GA February January 2016 Channels Report

Here we see a big change of 20% increase in organic (Google) traffic, together with 40% increase in social traffic. Well isn’t that nice? But, there’s a big drop in direct and referral traffic, which isn’t really that good. Still, I am slowly building links from more and more sites so hopefully that will improve in the upcoming months.

As long as Google sends me free traffic I’m happy to be honest, but it’s smart to have a backup plan and not be dependent only on Google (or on any one source, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket).

Here’s what was my popular content in February 2016:

Surprisingly my home page isn’t the most visited page this month, it’s my article on how to get premium stock photos for free. I’m soon about to do an experiment with that page and let you know how it goes afterwards.

The biggest winner this month is definitely my best landing pages review article, which got over 330 more views. That’s because someone shared it on social networks (Facebook), and I want to thank that someone for spreading the word. That particular article will soon be updated.

Another big winner is my Pinterest traffic articles, which also got much love from Facebook in February.

And the biggest loser was my Best Fiverr gigs article, which isn’t really a surprise.

Now see my social traffic report to understand better what exactly happened here…

GA February January 2016 Social report

We can see that Facebook has sent much more traffic than usual, but it’s more important where did that traffic went – mostly on my ‘money’ page and that’s the best thing here.

Income Report

Like I already said, February 2016 was my best month so far with Income Mesh. I’m so happy about it 🙂

Let me show you right away from where did that money come from.

Revenue:

Thrive tools – $957.65 (see my Thrive Leads review here + my Thrive Content Builder review here)
10 Minute Funnels – $38.80
GetResponse – $4.95
Elegant Themes – $44.50

= $1045.90

Expenses:

GetResponse – $13.93

Profit: $1031.97

That’s $1k/mo, yep, it is, finally 🙂

Wrapping it up

Ok guys, let me finish with saying that you can reach your goals and make money online just as I’m doing, the most important thing is persistence, learning and a lot of hard work, just don’t give up.

I hope I’ll be sharing income reports with over $1.5k/mo real soon.

How was your month? Tell me about it in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “Income Report – February 2016”

  1. Hi Drazen,

    Found your site when looking for information on themes which have header forms, and as expected it’s not common. Anyway good numbers for Thrive, but was this just through the blog traffic or via mailings to your list?

    Andrew

  2. It feels sooo good to have your first $1000+m month, doesn’t it! I had my first $1,000 and my first $2,500 months in 2015 – and now I’m shooting for my first $3,000 and $5,000 months in 2016.

    Like you said above, making significant money online IS REAL and we’re the proof.

    Here’s to us and hard work, cheers!

    1. Drazen Prastalo

      Hey Dave,

      Absolutely a great feeling, I agree 🙂

      Hopefully I’ll reach 2k soon enough too 🙂

      I’ll drink to that one too, cheers!

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