My May 2016 Income Report

June 28, 2016 in Income Reports

Monthly Income Report

This is a quick post for my May income report. It’s very late and usually one of the last things I get to. There’s not a lot to report at this time. Time sure seems to go fast but my progress seems slow at times.

I have a large shipment of products sitting in my garage right now that I need to get ready to ship off to Amazon. There are a couple of things holding me up but eventually I will get them out of my garage. In all honesty, my products should’ve been on Amazon a couple of weeks after I got them. My original plans were to have them selling at the beginning of May and now it’s almost June and no action! All in good time I say!

One of the things that stands out (at least for me) is my Amazon affiliate earnings. This is the biggest month I’ve ever had. I have several websites the promote Amazon products. One of them actually helped contribute to a good portion of this month’s total. That helped bring me to just under $1000 this month. It seems that reaching a 4-figure monthly income continues to elude me! What’s interesting is that that website only has one page. The main page is the only page on that site that has any affiliate links or content on it. I started the site as a test like all my other sites and it appears to be a keeper. I have started many websites and if after a year it doesn’t make much money I let the domains expire.

But I’ve said in the past that building websites is my least favorite things to work on when it comes to making money online. It doesn’t mean I won’t build any more in the future but I have other things that are more interesting to me.┬áHere’s my May income report!


Here’s a snapshot of my totals for easy reference.

  • Kindle Publishing: $79.55
  • Amazon Associates: $383.64
  • Banner Ads: $4.96
  • YouTube: $67.75
  • Createspace: $354.30
  • Udemy: $34.28
  • Linkshare: $0.00
  • Mobile Apps: $72.81
  • Template Sales: $0.00

Total this month: $997.29

  • Last month total: $867.45
  • Difference: (+$129.84)

Total earnings per day: $32.17

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