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 2015.
What I Did In September
September was a good month, as always.
I published a new version of my book Making Money With HTML5 this month which introduces refreshed content, updated statistics, and brand new publishers/sponsors. This update is long-overdue and I’m excited to finally make it available.
To celebrate the launch, the book is currently on sale for 30% off. This promotion will be ending shortly.
Back To Work
After a few lazy months, I’m picking up the pace in preparation for the holiday season. HTML5 games are always in high demand around Halloween and Christmas. I still plan to limit my workload so that I don’t injure my wrist again, but this is definitely the time to sink some extra hours into my games.
I have also been busy working on my secret project which I plan to announce before the end of the year.
I worked 92 productive hours in September and took 7/30 days off.
Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during September 2015.
The games I publish were played 678,481 times (29,146,223 total).
Traffic to my HTML5 games dropped this month, but I should still reach 30 million total plays by November.
My websites were viewed 43,252 times (5,504,729 total) by 20,612 unique visitors.
Traffic to my websites sharply increased after I updated my book and the associated List of HTML5 Publishers & Sponsors, which is freely available to all.
I have a total of 34,377 subscribers across various platforms, up 1,778 from last month. My current Klout score of 52.51 places me in the top 10% of influential social media users.
Social media growth was exceptional this month, which is surprising because I haven’t been very active on Twitter lately. As I discussed in August, I have been doing a lot of “behind the scenes” work which isn’t interesting enough to share on social media.
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Online Income Report
This month I dropped a big client that has been causing me problems all year. The partnership was immensely time-consuming and ultimately unprofitable, but now that I don’t have to deal with them I have been spending my time more wisely.
During September 2015 I earned $6,765 solely online ($233,934 total), up $5,328 from last month. My average income over the past 12 months is $5,053 so this was an above average month.
Great results! After updating my book Making Money With HTML5 it sold twice as well as it usually does, and I sold enough HTML5 games to make up for the past few months which have been slightly underwhelming. I sold two copies of my Mobility Engine, but unfortunately I didn’t take on any new clients for my HTML5 consulting service this month. That would have been the cherry on top.
October will be much the same as September, except I will be doing less writing and more game development. This year has been filled with delays and setbacks, and while I still have a lot to get done, I’m confident that it will all work out just fine.
Thanks for reading!