Making Money From A Blog – Week 4

For those who missed it, here are the previous updates to my making money with a blog series: Week 3, Week 2, and Week 1.

From October 22 to 28, the blog made $129.74 from Google AdSense. This is well off the pace set by the previous weeks. The number one performing ad unit, accounting for over half the Google income, is the 300×250 inline box ad. The box is by far the best ad unit Google has going, and if you’re not using it, you’re really missing out.

Blog traffic for week 3 came in at 33,489 unique visitors and 58,432 page views. This is well behind last week’s traffic of 80,807 visitors and 116,777 page views. While traffic went down, eCPM went up to $2.22 thanks to more hits from search engines. Income from Vibrant Media IntelliTXT came in at $141.73 to help bring total week 4 income to $271.47.

While the numbers may seem disappointing when compared to last week, they do reflect real life. While it would be great for me to show you week after week of higher growth, it is not reality. Moreover, if that were to happen, it may discourage more than encourage you. Now everyone can see I am human, and subject to the Internet’s vicissitudes. There will be down weeks and there will be weeks where records are broken. The key, of course, is to keep going and not give up.

At the start of the month, I said my goal was to hit $1,000 for October. Well I have done that. With still three days left in the month, the blog is at $1,242.12. I am hoping to hit $1,400 by month end. Think I can do it?