Today I’ll be starting a new monthly post detailing what this website’s earnings were over the previous month. I’ve seen some other sites that have done this. However, I don’t think that I’ve seen any provide data from Day 1 though (or month 1 as the case may be).
Let me be absolutely clear. I have no idea how to properly monetize a website. This is going to be a learning experience for me. I’m creating a new category called Site Income that I’ll place these posts under. I’m hopeful that over the course of time we’ll see this website become my top earner. (Although it is far from passive. I spend a lot of time on this, but it’s more cathartic than anything else.)
I’ve decided to add earnings from referrals into this category. For example, for the month of August my total earnings from Earnhoney were $66.12. However, $1.12 was earned from referrals. Since the only place I made referrals from were this website it seems to make sense that the website earned the money.
Are you ready for this? In August Jetshack.com earned $1.12 (from 8 referrals).
In addition to referrals, I’ll include any money this website makes through:
- guest posts
- Sponsored posts
- text link sales
- I don’t know what else
I’ll come up with a specific criteria for what is considered website and what’s considered programs earnings. But basically, my thought is that programs are what a reasonable person could expect to earn solely from running the programs I cover. Website earnings are the earnings that are made from covering the programs via this website. In my head it makes sense.
Going forward I hope that this ends up with something that has to be tabulated and is more exciting but for now…