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 July 2015.
What I Did In July
I recently made the decision to reduce my active workload, and that’s reflected this month.
Taking A Break
After looking back at my income reports for the year so far I can clearly see why I’m burnt out right now. Month after month, I have been putting in the hours and pushing myself to achieve a variety of ambitious goals. I haven’t had time for a decent break in almost a year.
This has taken a noticeable toll, so towards the end of July (and into early August) I took some time off to relax and recover. Hopefully I can book a holiday later this year but for now I’m feeling better. I still got some work done – mostly writing – but July definitely wasn’t the most productive month.
I worked 78 productive hours in July and took 12/31 days off.
Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during July 2015.
The games I publish were played 776,447 times (27,684,026 total).
Traffic to my HTML5 games was slightly up this month. It would be nice to get back above a million users but I definitely can’t complain about these numbers.
My websites were viewed 39,546 times (5,423,561 total) by 17,599 unique visitors.
Website traffic was again almost identical to last month. I seem to have developed a loyal audience at this point with about 5,000 people tuning in for a new income report each month (thank you!)
I have a total of 31,476 subscribers across various platforms, up 1,041 from last month. My current Klout score of 54.03 places me in the top 10% of influential social media users.
Social media growth was decent, and particularly strong on Twitter (even though I haven’t been as active as usual). Newsletter growth remains consistently high.
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Online Income Report
Unsurprisingly, this month’s profits were the lowest of the year so far. Lately I’m feeling disconnected from money…the past year has set me up fairly well financially, and I haven’t had to stress about my income performance quite as much as I used to. I can have a few comparatively “bad” months and not be affected by them.
During July 2015 I earned $2,948 solely online ($225,732 total), down $1,489 from last month. My average income over the past 12 months is $7,136 so this was a significantly below average month.
Overall, I’m feeling good about how July went. It wasn’t a memorable month but I definitely needed it. I’m planning to maintain a slower pace throughout the rest of the year. I need to be careful not to start any new ambitious projects, or get too distracted from my main income sources.
Thanks for reading!