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 June 2014.
What I Did In June
This month was all about my move to the city. It consumed absolutely all of my time and energy, though that’s to be expected I suppose.
My move to Brisbane, the third most populous city in Australia, was fairly straightforward. It was my first big solo move but I was well organized and didn’t encounter any significant problems along the way.
In total, it cost me about $10,000 to move, although that includes the cost of new furniture and appliances, as well as various other expenses. This move was definitely more expensive than I expected.
I’ve been living in my new 38th floor apartment for just over a week. I’ve spent most of the time unpacking and getting everything set up, but I’m basically settled in now. Here are some before/after photos.
So far I’m enjoying living in the city but it’s just so expensive. I’m mostly paying for the view and the central location. I’m not sure how long I’ll stay here as it may not be sustainable, it really depends on how my online income performs in the last half of 2014.
I’m sure the next 6 months will be a good learning experience for me nevertheless.
Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during June 2014.
The games I publish were played 554,589 times (15,170,386 total) and 126,051 mobile ads were displayed in sessions I hosted. This month I hosted about 30% of the sessions while my clients hosted the rest.
Traffic to my HTML5 games saw a 50% drop during June. I actually improved my own traffic, but my clients served fewer sessions than usual. I served well over 100K mobile ads this month which I haven’t done for a while, so I’m glad to see improvements there.
My websites were viewed 61,671 times (4,784,916 total) by 27,158 unique visitors.
I have a total of 20,455 subscribers across various platforms, up 1,202 from last month. My current Klout score of 56.72 places me in the top 10% of influential social media users.
Twitter growth was very strong as per usual. I managed to reach the thousand follower threshold this month which I haven’t done since February. Facebook growth continued to spiral downwards. Oh well.
The platform I really focused on this month was my newsletters. I updated all of them, and worked to improve my conversation rates. I’ll have some interesting numbers to share next month.
Online Income Report
My online income has always been notoriously volatile. Last month I saw record high earnings. Unfortunately, this month was a record low…
Crunching The Numbers
During June 2014 I earned a total of $1,533 solely online, down $19,525 from last month.
Now, it might look it, but this wasn’t a bad month; this was pure passive income.
I spent so much of June focusing on my move. I didn’t get to build new games, search for new clients, or even work many full days. Additionally, it’s tax season. This is always an unpredictable time of the year because projects and budgets are being revised.
My whole income this month was generated without my direct involvement, and that’s worth a lot to me. I should have made $0 this month but my passive income streams brought me up to a respectable figure.
My main concern right now is that I’ve only had one really good month so far this year. I’m going to have to start working harder if I want replicate last year’s success or reach my goal of making $100,000 online this year.
In July my only goal is to finally publish the major revision of my book Making Money With HTML5. It’s definitely going to be out this month. Once that’s released I can return my focus to full-time HTML5 game development, and hopefully see some consecutively strong months again.
Thank you for reading!