Hello and welcome to my Monthly Income Report for April! This is my 9th monthly income report for my Lifebe.com.au blog! And the words that people really only want to hear occasionally in their lives… I’m really late this month.
Usually I try and do this report on the 1st of the month… but the last 14 days have been MAYhem…
Let’s hit this….
I’ve now got 53 posts on this blog. With 4 produced in April. Still way less than I’d like… but there are a couple of IRL things holding me back at the moment that I’m hoping will be resolved in the next week or so… and then honestly I’m hoping to pick right back up to a couple of posts a week.
The Coil and Cinnnamon creator boosts are totally changing… and both are way more open now to new creators. You’ll need a Coil account for either/or both Coil and Cinnamon, so jump over here if you’re interested or feel free to ask me all about it. Always happy to talk about the things!
I won’t be including the web-monetization from Coil and Cinnamon because it consists of hundreds of transactions… it’s honestly not much, a couple of dollars a month.
Income for April
+ $75 Cinnamon Boost
This is the first month of the new Cinnamon Creator Boost change… and I feel super lucky to be involved. This does mean that I’m absolutely out of the running for the boost program next month.
While it’s a bummer for me, I still think this is a great move, as lots of brand new creators are eligible for this boost. If you’re producing video content I’d absolutely recommend giving Cinnamon a go.
Here is my conversation with Peter the Community Manager of Cinnamon where we talk about the boost process and what new creators should be looking at…
You will need a Coil account to be eligible for the Creator Boost on Cinnamon, so if you are interested, please use my referral code.
This is my Cinnamon channel:
+ $606.23 Coil Boost
The very last Coil Boost payment was this month. That’s it. We’re done.
From now on it’s all about the Coil affiliate link signups to derive an income. I still think this is a really smart move by them especially since it was clear that so many people were just essentially submitting anything to get enough upvotes for the boost program… it didn’t take long for voting circles to establish themselves and people were upvoting pretty much anything.
I’m super curious to see how the Coil blogging platform (it was really just their example of how the Interledger technology works) goes from here. I noticed a few “goodbye forever” type posts already.
At the moment I don’t have any affiliate/referral signups – so I’m intending to use this blog to hopefully help drive traffic to the web-monetization/interledger cause – it really is incredible technology.
My Coil page is:
Costs for April
– $14 Fathom Analytics
My Fathom trial period is over and since I don’t have any active referrals yet (click here if you’re interested) I’m now paying full price for this honestly fantastic service. I check it every day and I can’t emphasis enough how excited I am to use it and not leak data to Google Analytics.
Results for April
Income Total – $681.23
Expenses Total – $14
Profit Total – $667.23
I also earned 179.35.68 HIVE for my posts and investments in the Hive ecosystem… which is worth about $95.06. I didn’t put it in my income tally because I’m keeping all my Hive on the blockchain. It’s not true revenue.
Honestly I find myself getting more and more excited about the Hive ecosystem. So many people and teams are building really exciting things off this blockchain.. and some of these developments are moving at an insane pace. It’s honestly hard to keep track of it all… but almost all of it benefits the entire chain.
Analytics for April
Building up traffic is always a difficult prospect, especially when you never post, but here’s where I’m at:
Less action than last month, but that’s to be expected. I’ve definitely got a lot of ideas on how to change this around…
Looks like my Splinterlands post and my Koinos posts are the winners this month. I’m also starting to see a little traction from Google, which is really exciting… but I have no idea what search results are bringing people to my site… so I’m honestly not sure how to work on this. Glad to see a couple of visits from Pinterest, it’s good to know posting there isn’t a complete waste.
Interesting that Google Translate is a source… I’ve never seen that on a website that I’ve run before… probably has something to do with my new Japanese or Russian readers:
Again, not super sure which posts are of interest to my international guests… but I’m glad people are getting value (hopefully) from the posts I’m writing.
I’m socialising my posts on Pinterest and Twitter. There was 2 click from Pinterest above, so that’s nice. I’ve honestly rarely posted to Pinterest, but that’s something I really want to get a lot better at…. I’ve got to figure out a nice workflow to socialize my posts.
If you’re curious to how I’ve been going previous months… here are the links to previous income posts:
Monthly Income Report – March 2021
Monthly Income Report – February 2021
Monthly Income Report – January 2021
Monthly Income Report – December 2020
Monthly Income Report – November 2020
Monthly Income Report – October 2020
Monthly Income Report – September 2020
Monthly Income Report – August 2020
Thanks so much for reading my Monthly Income Report for April.
Please hit me up on Twitter or throw down in the comments below if you have any questions.
Please note : The above post may contain affiliate links.
Below are some product referral links that I love and will benefit us both if you’re interested.
Splinterlands – A super fun blockchain card game that I play almost every day.
Coil – A $5 USD monthly subscription fee provides you access to a ton of content and sites in a way that fairly rewards the creators of that content.
Exxp – The WordPress App to link your blog to the Hive blockchain.
NomadTask – Earn for completing online tasks like following accounts or completing reviews.