April 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

by Klaus on May 1, 2010

in Announcements, Blogging

This is going to be a short income report, as I don’t have much time to “evaluate” on the previous month, at this time. So I’m just going to give you the numbers and a little comment below the table. I hope all of you had a great April and if you’re blogger/webmaster, that you made a good income and visitor stats were acceptable too – don’t forget to leave a comment below and feel free to include a link to any income report/summary you might have made yourself.

April ’10

Mar. ’10

Feb. ’10

Jan. ’10

Visitors
Visits: 9,716 9,065 4,938 2,251
Pageviews: 13,707 12,437 7,588 3,537
Pages/visit 1,41 1,37 1,54 1.57
Bounce rate: 77% 79% 68% 72%
Avg. time on site: 0:56 0:50 1:03 1:06
New visits: 91% 89% 82% 82%
Blog comments: 135 180 152 120
Traffic Sources
Direct traffic: 13% 12% 18% 21%
Search engines: 71% 67% 59% 38%
Referring sites: 15% 19% 20% 35%
Other: 1% 2% 3% 6%
Earnings
Google Adsense: $8 $9 $7 $5
MyLikes: $11 $15.54 $3.07 n/a
Ebuzzing: €0 €130 n/a n/a
ReviewMe: $20 $79.50 $17.50 $90
TweetAdder: $0 $2.75 $37.50 n/a
Amazon: $2 $0 $11.76 n/a
Ad.ly: $0 $9.24 n/a n/a
Sponsored Reviews: $15 $20 n/a n/a
Sponsored Tweets: $0 $3.49 n/a n/a
TOTAL: $56 $242,02 $69,83 $96

Conclusion: April ’10

April was a quiet month for me as I didn’t have too much time for blogging and networking with other bloggers including commenting on their blogs – that also shows in the amount of comments I’ve received on TechPatio in April, just 135 comments (which does not include my own comments). Why don’t you leave a comment below, so I have a chance of getting more comments in May? 😀 Remember that links are “do follow”, but only if you use a “human name” when commenting – and links with the CommentLuv plugin are “do follow” too. I do reserve the right, however, to remove “do follow” for links pointing to sites that doesn’t yet have a Google Pagerank, as I don’t want to risk linking to sites that Google might have blacklisted.

Other than that, I’m satisfied with the visitor statistics – more visits, and better visits, than March. While I didn’t exactly make a killing, earning just $56, it was still plenty to cover expenses for hosting. In fact, what I earned from MyLikes was just about enough to cover hosting expenses.

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: April

This is a list of the five most viewed posts, published last month, on TechPatio. I suggest you check’em out, if you haven’t already:

  1. Aperture 3 Performance Fix – Make Slow Aperture Run Faster
  2. Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 2 of 2)
  3. Video & Pictures: Pope’s Visit to Naxxar, Malta
  4. Tip: Reduce Thumbnail File Sizes in Aperture 3
  5. Money March 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

Comments & Leave a Comment

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Karen May 1, 2010 at 14:07

Nice stats you’ve got this month, I can see that sponsored tweets seem to be a bit of a non earner for you at the moment, may it’s MyLikes taking over 😉
.-= Karen´s last blog ..Using MyLikes Has Helped Me Pay For My Web Hosting =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 1, 2010 at 14:12

Thanks, Karen! Yup, Sponsored Tweets hasn’t really “kicked in” yet for me, so I’m just letting it sit and taking the offers that sometimes come my way. MyLikes is a far better option for me, at this time.

And thanks for the retweet also 🙂

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Greg Ellison May 1, 2010 at 14:43

I see reviewme is doing good for you this month. Like karen you have really nice states. By saying that keep up the great work Klaus. Thanks Greg Ellison
.-= Greg Ellison´s last blog ..My Glasses =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 1, 2010 at 17:41

Hi Greg. Yeah I like ReviewMe. The jobs there are usually quite easy, but there’s a bit too many “online casino reviews” for my taste, as I don’t want to write those.

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Christie May 1, 2010 at 20:01

That traffic is looking great – especially the fact that it’s growing every month! After I finally get a payout on Sponsored Tweets I’ll come back here and grab that MyLikes link.
.-= Christie´s last blog ..The 10 Essential Tools for the Freelancer’s Toolkit =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 1, 2010 at 21:01

I was actually surprised to see an increase in last month, over March, because of my low activity. But I’m sure May will be lower than April 🙂

Sounds good you’ll be using my MyLikes link later on, I’ll look forward to that 😀

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Calking Chi May 2, 2010 at 09:19

According to your blog income report of March, 2010, I found Ebuzzing and now, I am trying make money from that advertising platform. I hope I can receive their payment as soon as possible.
Hope you can earn more cash by blogging. Thank you.
.-= Calking Chi´s last blog ..Search Engine Marketing Strategies of 2010 =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 3, 2010 at 09:09

Hi Calking Chi – welcome 🙂 And thanks for your comment! I’m glad you’ve found Ebuzzing, I hope you’ll enjoy doing their campaigns. They’re still opening up in UK so there’s not so many english campaigns to take yet.

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Calking Chi May 3, 2010 at 13:08

Yes, until now, I have just gotten 2 offers from Ebuzzing. So, I am trying other ways to earn more cash by blogging.
Good luck!

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 4, 2010 at 08:27

I’ve been making a little money with Sponsored Reviews too. I think most bloggers have more luck with them than I do, but it’s because I have to change my frontpage layout a bit whenever I post one of their reviews, as it requires a certain amount of words on the frontpage for 24 hours, which my usual design doesn’t provide. You can check it out though.

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Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com May 3, 2010 at 07:28

Well there are improvements from previous months so it’s a good sign 🙂 Keep writing and blogging, buddy!
.-= Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com´s last blog ..WD photo viewer for iPhone and iPod Touch =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 3, 2010 at 09:10

I will, thanks 🙂

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paul | entertainment tonight May 3, 2010 at 08:02

I’m sure that you could do better this month.

btw, what is ebuzzing?
.-= paul | entertainment tonight´s last blog ..Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 3 3rd Nomination Night =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 3, 2010 at 09:10

I’m sure I could, but I won’t, because I will not have enough time available in May 🙂

Ebuzzing is a site where you get paid to write about certain subjects.

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Arafat Hossain Piyada May 3, 2010 at 11:47

A decent traffic stat and earning amount. However, you still need to go long way if you want to reach good high. Keep blogging, keep rocking.
.-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Convert digital image into a pencil sketch instantly using Instant Photo Sketch =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 4, 2010 at 08:07

Of course there’s still a long way to go yet 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

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Deneil Merritt May 3, 2010 at 14:17

Well April is normally a slow month for everybody. Good to see you made enough to cover costs. I see your traffic is still growing so that’s always a good sign. Keep working at it, I believe you can do it.
.-= Deneil Merritt´s last blog ..April 2010 Income Report =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 4, 2010 at 08:08

Hi Deneil. I had no idea April is usually a slow month – why is that, anything special about April?

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Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com May 5, 2010 at 06:27

Would like to know too, maybe some people got fooled in April Fool, felt bad, and stopped browsing the net ? lol
.-= Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com´s last blog ..April 2010 Traffic & Income Statistics =-.

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Deneil Merritt May 7, 2010 at 13:12

Truthfully I have no idea why. Every webmaster I know doesn’t matter the niche traffic is always down in April. Very few of them traffic is up and very surprised when it is up in April.
.-= Deneil Merritt´s last blog ..May Goals =-.

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Michael @ Falcon Cookers May 4, 2010 at 23:29

Hi Klaus,

Well done on actually having some persistence and keeping your blog going.

You’ve got some nice stats and seem to have a lot of different revenue generating ideas. I’m sure it will all come together, you just need to keep going.

Best of luck in the future.

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Lee | Faebook May 6, 2010 at 17:03

Congratulation on the traffic, it is awesome but I wondered why there’s no income for Ebuzzing this month?
.-= Lee | Faebook´s last blog ..Facebook 101 – How To Use Facebook Welcome Page =-.

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Dragon Blogger May 7, 2010 at 03:38

You and Karen do well from Ebuzzing overall, which doesn’t seem to have very many opps for me in the U.S. for some reason. That and GoViral seems to be more Europe oriented. Congrats on the earnings anything that covers your monthly hosting fee’s is cool for me.
.-= Dragon Blogger´s last blog ..How to Make Your Blog Stand Out =-.

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Peter May 17, 2010 at 17:22

There are generally more European campaigns but it is worth signing up to goviral nevertheless as we do regularly have American campaigns for our publishers to run. Please check it out and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Thanks,

Peter.

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Ned Carey May 7, 2010 at 06:34

I really like stat updates but this is the first one I have seen as a chart so I can see the progress from month to month. You’ve shoe some really impressive growth. Anything in particular that you would attribute it to?
.-= Ned Carey´s last blog ..Mayor, Drew Carey has a Message for You =-.

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WebpageLottery May 7, 2010 at 18:21

What is ReviewMe? How come it brings so much profit than others. Thank you.

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Mike Roosa May 11, 2010 at 15:21

Looks like you’re on your way. It’s a long road and takes a lot of hard work but it looks like you already know that. Keep it up.
.-= Mike Roosa´s last blog ..I’m Giving Away The Farm — Read This If You Like Free Stuff =-.

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Ryan Cowles May 16, 2010 at 17:05

Wow, what an increase in traffic from January to April. How’d you do it? What seemed to be the biggest factor in driving new traffic to your site?

Thanks for sharing such valuable information!
.-= Ryan Cowles´s last blog ..Metacom Newsletter and Invoice / Resume Redesign =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio May 16, 2010 at 22:31

Hi Ryan. Well, growth I guess 🙂 That, and I created some posts that people were searching for – especially some of my funny google street view posts (pictures).

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Friday Flick Find: The Simpsons & Apple =-.

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Ryan Cowles May 17, 2010 at 15:28

Thanks for the response, Klaus! And congrats on such growth. They show a great increase in a short time period, nice work!
.-= Ryan Cowles´s last blog ..Free Texture Pack by Metacom Creative – Cardboard, Notebook, Paper, Envelope, etc =-.

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[email protected] Beach Bars May 19, 2010 at 23:48

Very nice thanks for sharing your earnings from your blogging. People may think that is not a lot but what they do not know is that it is very hard to even earn one penny through blogging especially these days. I suggest that you show your earning a few months from now and keep us updated on how much work you are putting in your blog. Interesting information and great stuff for people to see what hard work can do.

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James M. May 22, 2010 at 16:51

The growth in terms of number of visits is very good. As you said, creating “posts that people were searching for” is the key to this huge jump. Thanks for that tip. I think I got to try making more of those, too.
.-= James M.´s last blog ..Cool Laptop Mobile Desk At Home And Living =-.

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