Friday, January 1, 2010

Blog income report - December 09

Last month of the year had been unexpectedly successful in terms of blogging earnings. Even though I was posting very rarely. As you can see below there was broad rebound on month-on-month basis except Forbes Blogs Network. But this is really niche ads program compare to Adsense or INO.

I wish you GREAT YEAR 2010 !!!!

Detailed statistics:

Google Adsense $243.92 ($238.11)
INO $115.31 ($85)
Forbes Blogs Network $4.61 ($5.68)
Direct sales $123.6 ($57)

Total $487.44 ($385.79)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Is LinkedIn worth for job searching? Two simple tips.

LinkedIn became the most popular social networking website for professionals. There are plenty of forums and discussions about usability of such social networking websites like Facebook, Linkedin, Plaxo.
In my view we can divide all of these sites in group of fun or personal websites (Facebook..) and professional (LinkedIn..).
I tested both flag websites of each group and finally stick only with LinkedIn. In this article I would like to share my experience with LinkedIn.

LikendIn is great way how to stay with your former colleagues in touch but also great way for searching job. I have been offered relevant jobs not only from headhunters but also from direct employees from companies. Here are some tips for your LinkedIn profile optimization.

1. Short profile but all keywords included
Keep your profile simple. Company names and positions are enough. But never forget about keywords because employee seekers are using them to find relevant employees. By keywords I mean hard skills, soft skills, countries where you've worked or desired position.

2. Do networking
LinkedIn works on the similar logic as Google does. As much as connections (bac-links) you have, you will appear higher in search for particular keywords by employee seekers. And therefore do networking also with headhunters.

Blog income report - November 09

Another month is over and I am here with regular statistics with earnings from blogging. November was at the first sight quite bad month. Very poor results from INO and low income from direct sales. In total, earnings are sightly below $400.
But on the other side I made some new deals for direct sales which will be included in next month report. Google Adsense income is still increasing mainly due to earnings jump in new websites.
Outlook for the rest of the year. We have last month ahead and December is usually one of the worst month in terms of number of visitors. And therefore I would be happy with same results achieved in November meaning somewhere around $400.

Detailed statistics:

Google Adsense $238.11 ($230.75)
INO $85 ($165.29)
Forbes Blogs Network $5.68 ($6.17)
Direct sales $57 ($57)

Total $385.79 ($459.21)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blog income report - October 09

Again end-month earnings statistics with my blogging activities. As you can see below not so good month at all. In total it is around $450 vs. $600 month ago. What is the reason of such a decline? Main reasons are less posting. As I stated last time that in future I want to increase posting, exactly the opposite happened. I didn't have enough time for my blogging and regular posting. And the second reason is visible in INO results. I stopped to promote INO so heavily as I did before. No promotions in posts and so on.

I am setting one main target for following months. REGULAR POSTING AND MORE POSTING.

Detailed statistics:

Google Adsense $230.75 ($225.79)
INO $165.29 ($275.49)
Forbes Blogs Network $6.17 ($3.81)
Direct sales $57 ($100)

Total $459.21 ($605.09)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blog Income report - September 09

After two months gap I am publishing again statistics with blogging earnings. I had summer break from posting this regular income statistics. Usually during July and August are earnings on lower side and this happened also this year. Earnings ranged somewhere between $400-$500 per month.
September results shows nice rebound even vs. June. On total $605. It is one of the best results ever. Mainly due to strong CTR improvement in Adsense (I have posted in previous post about new beta blogger template and increase in CTR).
INO shows also strong numbers but it is not so good like one year ago when INO earnings reached even $700 per month due to several affiliate sales. I have decided not to use INO so aggressively as I did last year.

Generally targets for following months are quite simple. No radical changes to templates or ads programs. Just continue with regular posting more frequently than last months.

Detailed statistics:

Google Adsense $225.79 ($100.82)
INO $275.49 ($312.82)
Forbes Blogs Network $3.81 ($2.98)
Direct sales $100 ($135.7)

Total $605.09 ($552.32)