It is time for another earnings report. I realized that it’s just about the end of May and I have not published the April revenue yet.
If you are new to Niche Site Project, you might be wondering why I am sharing these earnings from the Amazon Associate program.
I am sharing because I understand that you, the readers, are investing time here by reading content. Perhaps you are using the concepts that I am presenting to take action.
You should be taking action!
I tell you about the ideas, strategies, and methods that I am executing. I want you to know what is working and what is not working. It is my responsibility to be transparent and honest with you, and to let you know how I am performing each month.
The big news in April is that the niche site #2 went up for sale…And it sold! We won’t talk too much about that since the funds did not hit my account until May. If you’re interested, here is the post documenting the sale for over $10,000.
We see a bit of revenue coming for the main money site but we still have not been able to return to the top 5 of the search results. The most alarming part is that the site is now making less than $50 per month. WOW! I am working on getting the site to improve in the rankings but it is still proving to be difficult.
Let’s get to the report for April!
Let’s look at the cumulative earnings for both of the websites that we are tracking.
Main Money Site – Cumulative Lifetime Earnings
Second Money Site – Cumulative Lifetime Earnings
So this will be the last big month with earnings for this site since it has been sold.
Now, let’s take a look at the monthly earnings for both sites…
Main Money Site – April Only Earnings
Second Money Site – April Only Earnings
Like I said before, “WOW!” The main money site has dropped from its previous glory of over $6k in one month last December. $36 is not much in the grand scheme of things.
We also see that the second money site has dropped a little bit as well. It’s not totally unexpected since the niche has a bit of a trough in the search volume during this part of the year.
Let’s check out all this data in another form – tables and charts. We’ll be able to see the growth over time as well as the decline in some cases. 🙂
Overall Amazon Earnings (Both websites)
Next, let’s look at the main money site all by itself.
And, here we can review the second money site.
Overall, April was a mixed bag. We have the main money site − the site that pulled in a few huge months − dropping down to fairly meager earnings. I’m still working on getting that site back and I’m doing this in the background. I am hoping to share some news on that site soon. So, that is disappointing…
However, using the same formula and process, the second money site continued to perform very well! I am glad I took the steps to sell that site even though we don’t see the revenue impact for April.
What did I learn?
I learned all about selling a website. I worked with the guys at Empire Flippers to help sell the site. That went extremely well. I’m very happy about how well the website transfer went, too. I didn’t have to do anything in regards to exporting or importing the WordPress content or transferring the domain.
I see that we may not have a site that is earning significant money for the next few months (as it stands) since the second site was sold. That does trouble me a bit…and it seems like the income reports might be a little boring if that is the case!
I have the case study websites in progress right now. I believe those sites are a still too young to start earning yet…There might be a chance in the next 1 to 2 months to actually generate some revenue.