Each month I publish a fully transparent income report which documents my online earnings. These income reports exist to demonstrate my progress, share my experiences, and motivate others who want to make money online.
Check out my online income report for August 2013.
What I Did In August
I’ve had quite an exhausting month. I spent August moving into my new house, which was very tiring and time-consuming. I’ve basically settled in now, and have started setting up a dedicated home office complete with flat-screen TV, Xbox 360, and more. A sure-fire way to kill productivity? Probably.
Around mid-August I enjoyed a short holiday. It was nice to get away for a weekend – something I should try to make more of a habit of. I actually took a lot of time off during August. Balancing work and moving houses was more exhausting than I expected.
I didn’t manage to make any new HTML5 games this month, which was something I mentioned in my previous income report that I’d wanted to do. Instead, I shifted my focus to Aeon Chapters, the sequel to Disillusion that I’ve been making slow progress on. Whenever I find the motivation to work on a major project like Aeon Chapters, I tend to put everything else on hold and make the most of it.
In recent months I’ve seen some unexpectedly strong earnings, and it looks like August was no different. While my plan each month is to make at least $2000 online, I have been consistently overshooting that mark for quite a while now.
There is a lot of red across the board but the drops are not as high as they usually are following a month as good as the last one. August sees another record number of book sales and increased licensing revenue. HTML5 mobile advertising has dropped due to a lack of reporting from one of my publishers, so I can’t accurately report my earnings for that category yet.
$68 (-$18) – Affiliate referrals
$150 (-$52) – Website advertisements
$183 (-$670) – HTML5 mobile advertisements
$340 (+$110) – Licensing
$960 (+$340) – Book sales
$3403 (-$1812) – HTML5 sponsorships
During August 2013 I earned a total of $5104 (-$2102) online!
During September I plan to work on Aeon Chapters as much as possible, continue setting up my home office, and spend a week straight playing the new Grand Theft Auto game. A solid mix of productivity and running over pedestrians, I think.
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