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Monthly Report – September 2011

Monthly Report – September 2011

Another great month of blogging passed with all its hard work, it has been a long month, really! And here I am sharing my monthly report as I’ve promised you last month in my August monthly report to share how much I earn from my online business. That was actually my first report ever, and I haven’t got a chance to add my business expenses, but this month’s report has it all.

Finally, I took some good steps towards making this monthly report more complete, hopefully more useful and inspiring for you.

Just to remind you why I am doing this, it’s because many of my blog readers asked me about my blog earnings, and they wanted to know how much I earn online, so I thought to share it all on the blog. However, It wasn’t an easy decision, I won’t regret it if these reports adds value for you.

The most important things going on right now!

Before I start, I would like to give you a hint about the most important stuff going on FamousBloggers between August and September.

1- CommenLuv Premium Launch

The first thing I would like to start with is the CommenLuv Premium launch, it has been going well, and it’s interesting to see how Andy manage it. I’ve created a special page for the CommentLuv Premium using my Thesis Product Skin, just to show you how awesome this skin is. However, not sure yet what type of content I will be able to provide on that page, maybe something related to blog comments? :)

I won $100 in the CommentLuv+ promotion, that was super awesome because I didn’t expect to win, really!

Check also the → CommenLuv Premium Giveaway to know the winner!

2- Ask our Guest

This is something pretty new here at FB. I was inspired by Nick Stamoulis when he offered to answer our reader’s SEO questions.

I can say that this is a really nice idea, and I am going to do more of it here on the blog, I also can allow our readers to recommend the guest and the topic, so you can choose (who and what). This could be a great source of information, and also a lot of fun :)

It’s simple, we published a post to get questions, we close comments after one week, then our guest answer these questions in a new blog post. If you would like to be featured on FamousBloggers, and if you can answer our reader’s questions in a specific topic, get in touch with me.

Also, this can be branded, I think thinking about calling it “Ask the Expert!“, but if you have any suggestion or idea that could help me to brand this special category for our guests, please let me know.

3- Best Selling Affiliate Products contest

The other thing that I want to highlight is our coming blogging contest.

The Best Selling Affiliate Products contest.

This is a very unique contest, the reason why I say that is this time we will be able to provide live stats for the contest results on the blog, this means you will be able to see bloggers and intent marketers compete live! (I will share latter in some other posts how we are doing it).

This contest is awesome and we have $1750 in cash prizes so far from our sponsors, so make sure not to miss it!

Check the progress of our → Blogging Contest

[box type=”note”]Before we get into business, I just want to inform you that these numbers demonstrate my online business income as a whole, so this is not FamousBloggers.net income, this is my whole income and expenses.[/box]

let’s get into business

Here is a list of my income resources from September 2011:

income report september 2011

Check the Income Reports Page and Graph

My Thesis Skins Business

ThesisAwesome.com has been my main stream of income since the last 9 months with more than $20.000 of income so far, you can say that this website can draw a smile on my face every morning; it’s so sweet to wake up and find out that you’ve made a few sales while sleeping.

I was planning to move the affiliate program to ShareASale.com because I want to organize the affiliate payouts to be on time without having to worry about it. I know it’s kinda expensive to join such network now, but still paying $650 to get a better service for your business and members is not a bad deal, but I decided to ask my members first, I didn’t want to surprise them with something that they maybe won’t like, and now I am waiting for the final decision, which is the members decision.

If you are up to affiliate marketing and you like to promote Thesis Theme, then we maybe can work together, why not join the awesome affiliate program, let’s start earning money.

Affiliate Earnings

 Paid Reviews

  • Direct: $300
    • Total: $300

Advertisements Earnings

  • BuySellAds: $287.77
  • Google AdSense: $259.58 (all my blogs)
  • InLinks: $35.20
  • LinkWorth: $94.50
  • AdvertiseSpace : $21.00
  • Direct Ads: $415
    • Total: $1,113.05

Design & Development Freelancing

Gross Total in September: $6,679.89

Gross Total from last month: $5,355.43 
Difference → +$1,324.64

Expenses: $1,256.53

Expenses are the un-sexy part of every business, but to me, it’s not really a problem, I don’t mind spending money to make my business better, I feel satisfied when when I solve a business issue by buying a very useful plugin for my blogs, for example the Gravity forms plugin, which has changed my life, it cost me $180 to get the developer license to run it on all my blogs, I can say this worth every dollar!

I’ve renewed all my domain names this month, I added this to September expenses so I won’t dived it by months, I know this is not the right way to add it, but I just want to make things easier.

I love blogging contests, and I like to support fellow bloggers, so I’ve sponsored two blogging contests in September, this is a $350 has been added to my expenses.

Net Total in September$5,423.36

[box type=”note”]I haven’t shared my expenses, so the number you see above reflect my online business income, not my profit. Also, these are not the exact numbers, it could be lower or higher with a few dollars (for example: I didn’t pay attention to PayPal fees)[/box]

Alright, you’ve got it all this time, income, expenses and my net total profit in September. My total income increased by $1,324.64 this month, which is really great, I didn’t expect it at all, this is a smashing record for me!

You can see how much I earn live on my → income report page.

And, to be honest, I can not hide my feeling and doubts about October, not sure if I can make it this month, probably I won’t reach the same amount of profits for some personal reasons! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that type of personal stuff that I won’t share it with you, it’s something I would love to share, really! So I will tell you…

One of my dreams came true!

I’ve invested my September’s profit in inviting a VIP person – to me- to visit the States, it has been quite long time since we met. Two years… The longest period and farthest distance ever, finally we are together, my lady and I.

So, this is a fantastic family moments for me, and I am freaking busy in here!

I hope you are enjoying your family time like I do!

Thanks for reading, wish me good luck, and I hope this month’s report will inspire you.

I create websites with WordPress, and I develop Thesis Skins. I am a social network lover. I am also the night creature who works hard to keep this project up. Owner and founder of the Famous Blog.

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  • ansh December 22, 2012, 11:24 am

    it’s a great income . . . . thnx for inspiring me. . . . . . . .
    but how do u manage so may ad accounts?

  • Niks August 25, 2012, 10:04 am

    It is really Inspiring someone like me who is about to start a blog.It is really difficult to stay motivated everyday.This kind of post and people push us to get started !!!

  • Chris November 2, 2011, 6:09 am

    Looks like you earned lots of money last september! More than 1k difference is a very significant success on your part! I’m pretty sure you can earn more than this in the next months! I hope to earn this much too in the future! LOL

  • mitz October 16, 2011, 9:39 pm

    Hi Hesham
    Congratulations…! I know you deserve it because I see how hoard you work around the internet. You are everywhere all of the time…

    I bought your ThesisAwesome package and love it! You will do well from that for sure! Also I think moving to shareasale is an awesome move. I love Shareasales tracking and whole system and they are great with payouts… They also allow you to offer two tiers to encourage affiliates to sell to other affiliates which makes you a rich man!

    I have one question about your earnings though…Do you still sell Elegant themes?

    • Hesham October 17, 2011, 5:00 pm

      Hey Mitz,

      Thanks for your kind words!

      Not sure yet if I will move to SAS because most of the feedback I’ve got from ThesisAwesome.com members are asking me to stay with the in house program!

      And, yes I sell ElegantThemes from time to time (not that much), probably a few sales will show in the next report!

      Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you all the good luck!

  • Kunal Sharma October 15, 2011, 4:41 pm

    That’s a good earning Hesham. I appreciate your efforts for this blog and the amount of hard work you have put up for thesisawesome
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  • Brent October 10, 2011, 6:44 pm

    This is quite inspiring. I know my blog is fairly new but one day I hope to make a similar amount from it :)

  • Mark October 9, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Those are very impressive stats, Hesham.

    You are a very successful blogger and it is apparent that one of the keys to your success is income diversification AND multiple websites.

    In terms of MMO, I believe that these two things are key.

    Congrats on seeing your hard work pay off.

    Mark
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  • Pradeep Bhandari October 9, 2011, 12:15 pm

    That’s great…achievement…great man…you have amazing stats hope your income increase much more for october…Good Luck
    Regards
    Pradeep Bhandari

  • Saket Jajodia October 9, 2011, 9:24 am

    Congo and have a great time with your Family.. And don’t worry you will get more in Oct thn Sept bcoz we are here to grow not to go digrow (I know thr is no such word just to make it look similar I made my own).. ;)
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  • Ritesh October 9, 2011, 7:59 am

    Thanks for sharing such a report on monthly earning. It really motivates a new blogger like me.
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  • Devesh October 9, 2011, 5:59 am

    Hey Hesham,

    I am so glad to hear that your lady is coming to see you. Enjoy the time with your family, buddy.

    Congratulations on the awesome success man and thanks for sharing the report with us. It is really motivating and inspiring.

    Keep up the rocking work, my friend.
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    • Hesham October 10, 2011, 8:32 am

      Thanks Dev, I appreciate you stop by!

      I am amazed by your success with Blokube, keep it up!

  • Andrew Bailey October 9, 2011, 4:55 am

    I’m very pleased for you Hesham and it is wonderful that your lady is coming to see you. Enjoy your family and your life will become better and more full which will help your business too!

    I am very proud of you and what you have achieved. I remember that it was not so long ago that you were just starting out and to see you get to 5k per month fills me with joy because I know that you are the same mind as me – we cannot fail if we work hard enough, success is the only option.

    I can say truly that seeing your income report has really been motivating to me and has helped me push myself to earn more with what I do. The recent launch of my premium plugin has gone a long way towards my goal of earning 6 figures in 6 months and I truly believe that you are also on that path. I will meet you at the top my friend!
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    • Hesham October 9, 2011, 5:14 am

      Hey Andy,

      I really appreciate you stop by my income post, I have been learning amazing stuff since you launched the CommentLuv+, many lessons and inspiration, it’s really great to be in your network!

      Yes my friend, people like us doesn’t have options to choose from, especially when it’s about business, we must succeed, or then.. it will be a big mess :)

      Looking forward to the big launch, my wishes for more success!

  • Tung Tran October 9, 2011, 3:14 am

    $5k per month is my dream :D. Your income really inspires me ! Thanks Hesham
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  • Rakesh Kumar October 9, 2011, 2:52 am

    That’s a great achievement. Congrats Hesham.
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    • Hesham October 9, 2011, 5:15 am

      Thank you so much, I hope this will inspire you!

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