After great demand, I’m back with another monthly income report. This is a part of our transparent work culture where we share everything we learn so that users like you can also become your boss. If you want to read my ideology behind publishing income report, you should read this article & you can also browse all past income reports here.
Last few months have been a rollercoaster for me as many things have been happening. In the month of June, I had to travel to two different countries for work: Turkey & Russia. These trips were unexpected and added a lot of value to my personal growth. I have written about Turkey trip here & will be publishing about Russia trip on my personal journal blog @denharsh.com this week.
We are in the mid of 2017 & if you ask me: Harsh, what’s your highlight for the first half of 2017?
Well, to be honest, workways my first half was slow & not as productive as I wanted it to be. I thought building a house would be like hiring & paying someone to get things done. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
If you remember I told you about the house I purchased 2 years back with my blogging income. Finally, I started the interiors of my house from the first month of 2017. It took around six months to complete the house & right now I’m blogging from my new house.
I have kept myself completely free of any obligations & engagement in the month of July & August so that I could cover up for lost time & you can expect more quality stuff from ShoutMeLoud in the upcoming days.
This month (July) started with a bang as I was in Russia to attend the WNSM17 event hosted by SEMRUSH. Here are a few pictures from the event.
You can see the complete Album here. While on the way to Russia on 29th June, I recorded this video for a blogging event in Guwahati, India. This event/workshop was organized by a group of young bloggers to encourage & teach blogging in their locality.
To start the momentum, here I’m publishing our first income report after six months. To start with, let’s see how ShoutMeLoud performed regarding traffic & revenue in the month of June 2017.
ShoutMeLoud June 2017 traffic report:
I have been consistently publishing 15 blog posts a month & traffic has been consistent for us. There was no significant increase or decrease in traffic from past one year. In the month of June 2017, the blog received about 1.5 Million page views.
84% of our traffic is from search engine & that would not have been possible without ShoutMeLoud valuing its motto of publishing only high-quality content. From geo perspective, we get maximum traffic from India, USA, UK, Nigeria, Canada, Philippines, Pakistan, Australia, Indonesia & Bangladesh.
If you are looking for one takeaway from this traffic report, that would be to focus on SEO & making sure to offer quality articles to your readers. Another tip that I could give you is to take advantage of push notifications. Use PushEngage or similar service to configure Push notifications as it could be a great source of traffic for you. You can read the configuration guide here.
ShoutMeLoud Forum traffic June 2017:
ShoutMeLoud forum is one of the best places for all bloggers to hang out & interact with each other. This forum is a great example of a forum maintained by members & end users.
The forum is managed voluntarily by active Shouters of the forum. The traffic of forum is constantly improving & bloggers are getting answers to their queries within minutes.
As compared to the last published traffic report; there is only a slight increase of 10% in traffic. However, the engagement has increased significantly. Here are the top 10 members of ShoutMeLoud forum for the month of June 2017:
Well, that was all from the traffic perspective. I’m skipping traffic report for our Android & iOS app for this month. Now, let’s look at how we did in terms of revenue for the month of June 2017.
Monthly income report: June 2017
As I mentioned above, since there was no difference in traffic, I haven’t noticed any significant increment or decrement in terms of revenue. Do remember, this revenue is from all the blogs in our ShoutDreams network. However, 90% of the revenue comes from shoutdrift.com only.
Here is a breakdown of income & expense report for 2017:
- Affiliate earning : $ 27233.94
- Ezoic AdSense Optimization: 161.34
- Infolinks: 64.98
- Graphicaltube: $19
- AdSense: $266
- Media.net: $497.79
- ShareAsale: $979.5
- Clickbank earning: $239
- eBooks Earning: $548.82
- Viglink: $170.53
- Direct Ad sales: $2300
- Travel Expense: $ 4937 (Russia/Turkey)
- Aweber email marketing: $51
- Salary: $6565
- Facebook ads: $98
- Discourse (SML forum): $100
- Convertkit: $337
Net income: $20392 (Approx 1.3 Million INR)
In coming months, I have planned to improve our company process at ShoutDreams. We are growing bigger & smarter as our remote team is getting matured.
Another highlight of June was meeting my friend David. We have been friends for years. On my trip to Turkey, we got a chance to meet in person. Many of you might not be knowing, David, is the Co-founder of MaxCDN & he sold his company to follow his bigger vision with Managing happiness.
During the Turkey trip, I spent some quality time with David & worked on the mission & value statement for ShoutMeLoud. The work is under the progress & you can expect an announcement in the weeks to come. While we were flying from Bodrum to Istanbul, we recorded this important video message for you:
Well, that’s all from my end for the month of June 2017. It’s your turn to let us know how was June for you in terms of blogging income, traffic & your personal growth? Share with me in the comment section below.