|I hit a blogging milestone this month!|
more after the jump:
I went over the cash-out point ($100) in my AdSense account for the first time ever -- which is quite a milestone, considering I have had that account since November 2004, and I thought I would never make enough to cash out!
Other records broken this month:
This was my highest month ever for AdSense income. (The second-highest month was December 2011, and the third-highest month was January 2012, so there is a definite recent upward trend. The fourth-highest month was in May 2010, when my old LOST blog got a ton of traffic after the LOST finale, which drove viewers to the Internet to try to figure out what had just happened, or to praise or complain. Bitterly complain. Ahem.)
My highest single day of Adsense earnings was also in February 2012. (Second-highest was in January 2012 and third-highest in December 2011).
My new television blog is only four months old, but it's off to a good start. It received 24,087 page views in February, with the highest single day getting 4,357. It's been in the #1 and #2 slots for some popular search phrases in Google.
I should be paid for the AdSense earnings next month. Meanwhile, this month, I received $50 and change from Amazon for affiliate sales made in October through December of 2011. Most of that was in December, which was my second-highest month ever for Amazon affiliate commissions on an account I've had since 2004.
(Blogging earnings are not included in the spreadsheets below.)
My content-site work this month was less eventful. I was mostly working on WriterAccess projects that I'll be paid for next month. Meanwhile, income received this month dropped from last month and was only barely above the average. I did a lot less work at CloudCrowd than I had been doing before.
Change from last month:
Change from average:
Change from this month last year:
Notes on revenue share:
Demand Studios: I received $54.57 in revenue share for four articles, which is up significantly from the $41.88 I got last month and is my third-highest month ever for DS revenue share -- though it's still off the September 2011 peak of $63.32. The average revenue share per article for the month was $13.64.
Helium: Revenue share was around $8 for 266 articles, holding steady at 3 cents/article for the fourth month in a row. Did not make enough to cash out.
Yahoo Voices (formerly Associated Content): I did not receive any payment from Yahoo this month, for the first time that I can remember. That probably means that my revenue share was less than the minimum $1.50 needed to cash out.