Income Report for June 2021 (Niche Sites)


June wheat field

One other respectable month however not with out issues.

Relative to the final couple of years, June was unbelievable.

In comparison with final month, income and visitors had been down.


June Google replace final result

The Google replace launched in early June lowered visitors to my two highest visitors websites by round 15% to 18%.  One web site, with a lot much less visitors, grew 50%.  That improve didn’t come shut to creating up for the income from all of the misplaced visitors.

Drops, plateaus and will increase are par for the course on this enterprise.  I by no means like shedding visitors however something beneath 20% from an algo replace isn’t horrible.  It’s inside a standard vary of visitors changes from updates. All websites get knocked down a peg or two finally. I’ve had a heckuva run-up for over a 12 months so it’s not dangerous.

Talking of will increase, towards the tip of June, search visitors surged upward virtually to pre-update ranges to the websites that misplaced visitors.  Different websites additionally elevated.  It’s too early at this stage to know the way no matter is occurring will shake up.

New Key phrase Analysis Device

In June I came across Key phrase Chef. Instantly I realized it provides lengthy tail key phrase analysis capabilities different instruments I exploit don’t so I’ve rolled into my key phrase analysis set of software program.

I like that I solely pay for what I exploit as a substitute of dedicated to a month-to-month subscription.


Essentially the most highly effective function is the power to insert wildcards within the center or originally of a search phrases. It is a very highly effective technique to uncover every kind of tough-to-find lengthy tails.

This actually ticked me off

On June 28, the WP Rocket plugin launched an replace.  It triggered some points with AdThrive advertisements attributable to my having “Delay Javascript Execution” beneath the File Optimization tab checked.  It wasn’t an issue till the replace was launched.  What occurred is Adthrive advertisements didn’t show for round 24 to 30 hours.  I ended up shedding a whole day’s income.  I’m undecided why this occurred however the silver linings are many in that it was shortly found, it was a simple repair and I wasn’t off tenting off the grid when it occurred.  One other silver lining is AdThrive which has an alert system in-built on their finish that alerts them each time there are any advert/code points on a web site.  Had it not been for that, I’ll have gone days with out income and never even realizing it.  It’s situations like these the place I ought to in all probability verify income dashboards extra usually.

A majority of these losses drive me nuts as a result of I don’t pay for premium plugins to trigger a lot of these issues.

I’ve since deactivated WP Rocket because it’s conflicting with one thing else.  My host provides good caching so I feel I can do nice with out WP Rocket.

Pinterest visitors is struggling

Pinterest visitors continues to drop little by little.  It’s been doing this for a number of months now.  I’m nonetheless getting round 170K month-to-month guests, however that’s down fairly a bit from the 300K peak 6 to 12 months in the past.

I’m staying the course with Pinterest as a result of Pinterest is consistently making changes.  This might simply as shortly change to Pinterest visitors development.  I’ve learn comparable happenings from different Pinterest customers.

Elevated content material funding

I spent a ton of time doing key phrase analysis for a number of websites and invested greater than typical in new content material for all websites.  I’ve discovered an method for Web site 3, which has been stagnant for years (it’s a web site I purchased years in the past).  It’s rising once more. I’m including content material virtually each day.  I hope, after 6 years of kicking it alongside, I’m onto one thing.

I additionally lastly discovered an method for Web site 6.  I used to be going to put in writing that one off ever since I moved a lot of the content material to web site 9. It has a DR 19 so it has worth and potential.  Accordingly, I’m pushing out content material for that web site as nicely.

Web site 11, which is a reasonably new web site and constructed with an Odys aged area, is doing very, very nicely.  Web site 11 content material funds is the best of all websites together with web site 1.  I imagine it has big potential.  AdThrive advertisements needs to be dwell inside every week or two which can assist assess what sort of incomes potential it has.

Websites 1 and 9 (the 2 greatest earners) had been enterprise as typical. I’ve been fairly in line with how a lot content material is added to those two websites every month.

Web site 10 acquired one other inflow of content material as nicely.  It is a facet web site I’m constructing with a buddy.  He helps finance content material.  Extra importantly, now that it’s incomes $500 to $650 monthly, it may possibly finance its personal content material.  It’s had some good development in latest months.


Now that I’ve a good long-term recreation plan for websites 3 and 6, I’m fairly excited concerning the present portfolio.  All websites are primed for development all having a good DR that are as follows:

  • Web site 1: 73
  • Web site 3: 54
  • Web site 6: 19
  • Web site 9: 36
  • Web site 10: 7
  • Web site 11: 42
  • Cyclebaron: 5

Not that DR is the be-all and end-all, nevertheless it’s a part of the expansion equation.  GENERALLY, the upper the DR, the better it’s to rank for key phrases.

In any other case, it was enterprise as typical

I didn’t change something on account of shedding some visitors from the Google replace.  I don’t imagine there’s something dangerous or improper with my websites … I simply ended up on the shedding facet.  I’ve gone by way of sufficient updates to appreciate all that visitors might seemingly return plus some in future updates.

Enterprise as typical consists of doing loads of key phrase analysis for all websites, writing some articles for some websites, bettering workflows and total managing a number of websites.

One new addition was Key phrase Chef which is now a mainstay in my key phrase analysis.  I like KC in that I can actually drill down for these low competitors key phrases in ways in which Ahrefs, Keywordshitter and AnswerSocrates can’t.

The Typical Disclaimer

This earnings report solely consists of income/bills for a few of my area of interest websites.  It does NOT embrace Fats Stacks income/bills.  I additionally produce other websites not included. The earnings studies are merely for illustrative functions.  Every area of interest web site is related to a quantity that’s constantly utilized in every earnings report in case you want to observe them.  Lacking websites, reminiscent of websites 2, 4, 5, 7, and eight had been bought.


Lacking websites under had been bought.  All figures are in USD.

  • Area of interest Web site 1: $98,574
  • Area of interest Web site 3: $588
  • Area of interest Web site 6: $100
  • Area of interest Web site 8 ( $105
  • Area of interest Web site 9 : $2,726
  • Area of interest Web site 10: $637
  • Area of interest Web site 11: $0 (launched in March 2021 – aged area experiment – obtained from Odys World)

Complete Income from 6 websites: $102,730

You possibly can examine all area of interest websites right here.

The lion’s share of income is from show advertisements.


Complete bills for area of interest websites: $11,821

Internet Income: $90,909

Content material funding: $30,166

Content material sources damaged down as follows:

  • WriterAccess: $13,100
  • In-Home Writers: $4,546
  • Textbroker: $6,000
  • Fiverr: $1,850
  • Portfolio Supervisor (In-Home):  $4,170
  • WriterAccess Content material Supervisor: $500

Content material is distributed throughout 5 area of interest blogs.

Internet earnings after content material funding:   $60,743

Portfolio supervisor

Just a few months in the past I employed somebody to take over a lot of what I’ve been doing to handle my websites.  It’s been figuring out very nicely.  I can give attention to new tasks and Fats Stacks.  As I get new tasks off the bottom and plugged into the workflow course of, I hand them off to him.

Utilizing Textbroker once more

I began ordering from Textbroker once more in quantity as a result of for a pair websites, the content material idea and necessities may be very, quite simple.  I’ve needed to request revisions commonly however when the content material is sweet, it’s fairly good.  It takes slightly time to handle nevertheless it prices much less.

I’m relying increasingly more on my Textbroker favorites listing and proceed blocking writers who do a poor job.  Over time it ought to form as much as be a good platform for easy content material.

I clarify right here why I extract content material prices from bills.

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Because the lion’s share of income is from AdThrive, I’ll simply embrace two AdThrive screenshots.

AdThrive revenue screenshot June 2021 adthrive2 jun 2021