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 September 2014.
What I Did In September
I had a really productive and rewarding month. I published a new game, updated my existing portfolio of games, and spent a ton of time packaging games for new clients. I even developed an exclusive game for a major foreign brand.
Games were such a priority for me during September that I actually neglected many of my other income streams. I hate doing that, but it was a risk that really paid off (as you’ll see later in this income report).
I also managed to fit in a short break away from my home office. Early in the month I traveled to a resort near Fraser Island, Australia and spent a week overlooking the ocean (photo above). It was a somewhat refreshing break but I still don’t feel like I’ve had a proper holiday all year. I desperately need more time off or I’ll burn out by 2015.
Front Row Seats
Toward the end of September I celebrated a birthday and got to enjoy a fireworks show from my apartment! This lucky coincidence was a great way to celebrate my first birthday in a new city. Thanks to everyone who sent me messages on social media.
Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during September 2014.
The games I publish were played 835,847 times (16,907,168 total) and 116,419 mobile ads were displayed in sessions I hosted.
Traffic to my HTML5 games doubled this month. I launched new games with several new publishers and their reach really shows. This number might improve further next month as more games are pushed out to more players.
My websites were viewed 47,486 times (4,950,465 total) by 20,525 unique visitors.
Traffic to my websites was slightly lower than last month. I only found time to publish three new articles across both of my websites in September. Next month I should reach five million total views which will be quite the achievement.
I have a total of 23,410 subscribers across various platforms, up 1,107 from last month. My current Klout score of 60.65 places me in the top 7% of influential social media users.
Social media growth was strong once again. After last month’s unexpected Facebook gains I spent some time experimenting with new growth strategies; the results so far are positive.
Newsletter growth was slightly below average. I want to refocus on improving this metric…a new giveaway or promotion might help?
Online Income Report
It was just a few months ago when I set a new personal earnings record. Back in May 2014 I made $21,058 solely online. I didn’t think I was even capable of earning that much online in a single month, let alone more. But this month, with a lot of work and a little luck, I have smashed that record!
Crunching The Numbers
During September 2014 I earned a total of $25,987 solely online, up $18,449 from last month.
Months like this leave me speechless. When I started my online business just over two years ago I was earning less than half of this annually. I can’t believe how far I’ve come in such a short period of time, and I think it really shows how empowering the internet can be. Hopefully I can continue this trend of rapid growth over the coming years and decade.
Licensing HTML5 games to clients was my main source of income this month and, as I mentioned earlier, that includes a game which I licensed exclusively to a major foreign brand. Selling the occasional exclusive license is proving to be quite lucrative.
If you want to learn how to develop and monetize HTML5 games, check out my book Making Money With HTML5.
Thanks for reading!