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 February 2016.
What I Did In February
I enjoyed a very slow and relaxing month.
After earning $20,834 online last month I decided to take some time to recover; January was exhausting, so I did my best to ensure that February wouldn’t be. I travelled to the Gold Coast, Australia where I stayed in a private suite overlooking the ocean and spent far too much on room service. It was just what I needed after an incredibly challenging start to the year!
Dive For Cancer Event
My games have been played by over 30 million people across the world and used for all sorts of interesting purposes. They have been used in waiting rooms, public transport networks, and even nursing homes for the elderly. This month, one of my games was used to help raise funds at an Australian cancer research event called Dive for Cancer.
The event was coincidentally hosted in my home town of Adelaide, South Australia and was attended by conservationist Rodney Fox, a famous survivor of one of the world’s most severe shark attacks, who spoke at the event with my game Aquatic running in the background.
I love seeing my games used in ways that make a real difference in the world.
I worked 60 productive hours in February and took 21/29 days off.
Here’s a quick look at how my online platform performed during February 2016.
The games I publish were played 990,818 times (33,702,257 total).
Traffic to my HTML5 games was slightly down this month, dropping back below the million mark.
My websites were viewed 30,950 times (5,694,852 total) by 14,578 unique visitors.
Traffic to my websites dropped by about 25% this month. I have been struggling to post my income reports on time lately, with this month’s report being particularly delayed, and I know that has an impact on the reader experience. I want to get back into the habit of posting my reports at the start of each month so that visitors can read them at a predictable time.
I have a total of 41,005 subscribers across various platforms, down 439 from last month. My current Klout score of 54.14 places me in the top 10% of influential social media users.
I deleted a lot of inactive newsletter subscribers this month. It’s quite expensive to run a newsletter, and because the cost is dependent on the number of subscribers I have to occasionally cull the list and remove inactive readers. I’m currently using Aweber to host my newsletter but I will be swapping to MailChimp shortly, which is a superior service.
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Online Income Report
Unsurprisingly, this month’s earnings were very low.
During February 2016 I earned $1,218 USD solely online ($272,480 total), down $19,625 from last month. My average income over the past 12 months is $6,243 so this was a significantly below average month.
These earnings seem about right for a lazy month. My passive income streams generated a solid amount of revenue in February, but without the usual bulk game sales the numbers don’t look particularly impressive. Sales of my books Making Money With HTML5 and Learn To Make Games were still above average, despite being significantly down from last month’s peak.
Since this report was so late, next month’s income report will be available shortly.
Thanks for reading!