This income report is going to be a little bit different than what I normally do.
The truth is, I just want to get it over with, pretty much nothing new happened in November, no new content, other projects took time away from the blog and I’m pretty disappointed in the outcome.
Before I Get Into The Numbers
I sent an email out a couple days ago, it said:
First, I would like to thank all of you that email, comment, and regularly visit the blog.
Next, I would like to apologize.
The last few months, actually, for the most part of this year the blog has been lacking in new content and a very irregular posting schedule.
I haven’t really accomplished anything with the blog that I wanted.
The moment you entered your email in one of the forms on the blog, I had the responsibility to continue
delivering content that will help you, and regularly keep you updated. I have failed to do that.
I’m not a fan of apologies, because they’re usually just words. Instead, action is better.
This is why I need your help…
I want to get things back on track with the blog, and producing helpful content.
2017 is a month away, and I want my main focus to be on this blog.
I want to know what you would like to see.
- Content ideas
- Media ideas
- Guest Post suggestions
- Promotion suggestions
- Anything you think would be helpful!
If you were in charge, what would be the top 3 things you would do to get everything back on track?
What types of content would you like to see?
I’d really like to hear your feedback and ideas. Even if I’ve never heard from you before, I would like to hear your thoughts.
I sent this, because I realized how poorly I’ve treated those of you that regularly visit the blog, and would like to get things back on track.
I received a pretty good response, with a lot of suggestions, content ideas, and different pieces of advice. Later this month I will make a post about it with plans for the next year.
The majority of responses were about content, and it’s clear that’s what everyone wants to see more of, so if you have any suggestions related to content, or other ideas to “Make IncomeBully Great Again”, please let me know!
November 2016 Income and Traffic Stats
Self Created Income/Courses
- 2 Sessions
Note: Page coming soon for coaching.
- Long Tail Pro – $19.50 (see my review here)
- NameHero Hosting – $0 (review)
- Clicks Magazine – $8.50
- Mobile Renegade – $45.06 (See it in action here)
- Mobile Renegade Mega Deal with Facebook Plugin – $46.56 (Blog post + Video)
- TeamWork Project Management – $6
- Social Pilot – $3
Affiliate Income – $128.62
TOTAL Income Bully Blog Income – $2,222.62
Thoughts on November Income
Mobile Renegade has rebranded to Profit Renegade, which has pretty much killed my affiliate sales, even though people are still buying the same product. I need to figure out a solution going forward and maybe work out another special discount for IB readers.
Other than that, everything is still pretty steady although low.
If I had more content, everything would trend higher, especially if I started sprinkling in a few different types of reviews of different products and software. That’s something I plan to do moving forward.
OTHER METRICS FOR THE BLOG
Alexa Rank – 362.455
Twitter Followers – 3,272
Google+ Followers – 38
Aweber Email Subscribers – 2,663
Unique Visitors – 4,623
Bounce Rate – 66.90%
Pages Per Session – 1.62
Average Time On Site – 1:46
Thoughts On Traffic and Blog Metrics
Not much to say here, the traffic is inflated by about 400-500 unique visitors because of referral spam, which I will be watching and adding to my spam list, and also remove from future analytic reports.
No new content, so if anything, I’m actually a bit surprised that traffic increase instead of declined. A lot of that has to do with organic traffic, which over 50% of my traffic has come from in the month of November.
Twitter followers always drop if I stop tweeting. YT and g+ stayed the same.
All Time Stats For The Blog
|Month & Year||Unique Visitors||Affiliate Income||Total Revenue|
|Month & Year||Unique Visitors||Bounce Rate||Pages Per Session||Time on Site|
|Month & Year||Alexa Rank||Email Subs||Youtube||Google+|
*If you guys have a better idea on displaying historical data please let me know. It’s getting to be too much to list everything here. Should I just list the past 12 months and on the income report menu page, display all the data in one place? Let me know!
Plans for December
To be completely honest, I don’t have any ground breaking plans for December, and I feel better about December being a good month because of it.
My plan, is simply to get back in the swing of things, dedicating more time on the blog in general. I spent maybe 3 hours in November on the blog, which just isn’t going to cut it.
I want to get content production back on track, and do a few things I’ve neglected in the past few months. I also want to lay the ground work for 2017.
I feel like I hit my low point, rock bottom as far as running a blog goes. While the income and traffic could certainly be worse, that’s not how I’m measuring success.
It’s at the point where if I don’t make changes and continue producing content, then I might as well shut things down, and I don’t want to do that.