Online Income Report #030 – October 2014

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 October 2014.

Taking A Break

This won’t be a detailed income report. I’ve decided to take all of November off work, and since I’m writing this income report in November I’m going to keep it brief. I’ll only be reporting my basic numbers without going into too much detail. I plan to publish a full income report next month, though.

Platform Overview

Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during October 2014.

Games

The games I publish were played 991,877 times (17,899,045 total) and 37,617 mobile ads were displayed in sessions I hosted.

Websites

My websites were viewed 61,697 times (5,012,162 total) by 25,900 unique visitors.

Subscribers

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I have a total of 24,586 subscribers across various platforms, up 1,176 from last month. My current Klout score of 61.79 places me in the top 7% of influential social media users.

Twitter – 14,706 (+1014) ¹ ²
Facebook – 7,344 (+76) ¹ ²
Newsletters – 2,536 (+86)

Online Income Report

After earning $25,987 solely online in September I was not particularly focused on making money in October. I spent most of the month on personal obligations and work that doesn’t pay off immediately.

Crunching The Numbers

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During October 2014 I earned a total of $3,213 solely online, down $22,774 from last month.

What’s Next?

I have a full month of doing absolutely nothing ahead of me. I will be trying to do as little work as possible in November, and during December I plan to limit my workload so that I can enjoy the holiday season. Then in January I’ll be ready to kick off another exciting year of making a living online.

Thanks for reading!

Matthew

  • Aaron Burton says:

    Cool so I don’t feel that bad now ahahaha, thought you would bust out with another 20k month. Good stuff.

  • Danny Machal says:

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for the report I always look forward to them. I saw you in a Hearthstone Twitch chat the other day and thought, “I know that name!” :)

    This is a question about your mentality. So coming off a month where the income was so down from the last one how do you feel comfortable mentally taking a month off? I’m only asking for myself as I don’t know if I could do it. Was it planned? I know time off is important but I just want to understand where your head space is at. I feel like I would be in full panic mode.

    Keep up the good work amigo!

    • Matthew says:

      Hi Danny. I don’t aim to make $25K every month, so a large drop between months is not at all surprising to me. After such a good month I’m more inclined to reduce my workload and recover than try for a repeat performance. As long as I’m making at least $2000 a month online I’m happy.

      Thanks for your comment.

  • Mitchell says:

    Hey Matthew! :D Nice, short income report :) A little down from last month but it’s definitely well deserved and still a good income :D I hope you enjoy your time off this month :) You really do deserve it :D Looking forward to hear how it goes! Thank you Matthew :)

    • Matthew says:

      Haha, yes just a little down from last month ;) Thanks Mitchell.

      • Mitchell says:

        Haha just a little Matthew :D :P Pleasure Matthew! Always looking forward to the next one :D

  • luciano says:

    Hello Matthew,

    I like how you are realistic in your business and such clever time management.
    you are driven by the pleasure produced by your job associated to a perfect understanding of your business. This is the first reason imo that gives you so awesome ROI.
    Have a good time.
    L

    • Matthew says:

      Thanks Luciano! I’m looking forward to working with you more closely in 2015.

  • Ammar Zeb says:

    Income report is just great man and keep sharing these income reports month by month because it really is nothing less than a motivation and inspiration for all of us newbie bloggers and it helps a lot to do more hard work with more honesty and dedication.

    Keep sharing!

  • RD says:

    Wow your reports really are inspiring. $25,000 last month is amazing, and the fact that you are taking it easy and focusing on your life and still brought in $3,000 is great!

    Is it hard to get into HTML5 Games? I am thinking of buying your book. Do you make the games yourself or do you outsource?

    Keep on being awesome!

    • Matthew says:

      It is far easier to get into HTML5 game development than Flash development, that’s for sure. If you have experience making games I definitely recommend you give it a shot!

      As for your other question: I make games myself, I publish other people’s games, and I occasionally outsource games.