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November was….a month to forget.

In all my years as a web publisher, I’ve never seen such a drastic downturn on websites in tandem like this.

Granted, I’ve cashed out hundreds of thousands of dollars at this point by selling off numerous web properties over the years, but I would be in an absolute panic if this was my only business.

If my wife and I hadn’t already diversified outside of websites 6 months back to earn extra income, I would probably be looking for a job right now.  Thankfully, that’s not the case and our other business is thriving at the moment.

I’m anticipating that December will be a bad month for my sites as well as people are much more focused on the holidays and less focused on starting businesses at the end of the year.

The biggest positive this month: I don’t have a positive this month, there were no highlights.  Maybe the highlight is that I see many people complaining about how bad the SERPS currently are, and this means Google will change them with a new update, but who knows.

The biggest negative this month:  OHP revenue fell 38% and traffic fell 2%.  Need I say more?

Here are the numbers behind my business for the month:

  • Revenue: $9,151 (This includes revenue from all sources)
  • Expenses : $7,025 (This only includes business expenses. I do not include my own pay, healthcare expenses, or 401k distributions.)
  • Net Income: $2,126

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Another thing to mention this month is an easter egg in this report that I don’t discuss, which hints at a new business venture.  If you think you see it, comment and let me know!

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Personal Life Update

November was a fun month overall from a personal standpoint.  Our baby girl Saara is getting a little bit older and more independent by day, which is nice to have a bit of a break from the constant needy mentality that infants and young toddlers have. 

We traveled back home to Illinois for the month to visit some friends and family, which was pretty awesome.  Saara got to see everyone, which was great as many folks haven’t really seen her since she was a baby.  My wife/myself are doing great.

I am personally challenging myself to lose 10 lbs, and while I’ve been maintaining this at about 213 lbs, this trip didn’t help as we had Thanksgiving and a WHOLE LOT of other food. 

By the end of December, I’d like to be down to 208, and then in January, I’ll make it a goal to hit 203. Consider this my public accountability statement.

That’s all for the personal update.

If this is your first time on my website let me explain a few things about my detailed income reports each month that outlines the money I made (or lost) each month.

I’m doing this for a number of reasons:

1) I strive to be transparent about what it takes to make money online.

2) These reports help me keep track of my own progress.

3) These reports hold me accountable.

Keep in mind, I don’t create these to gloat about my earnings. I create them to help you understand the true “earning curve” of online business.

On a side note, I don’t disclose my actual website URL’s on my reports because I’ve had bad experiences with copycats in the past. 

So, in my income reports, you’ll see website generalizations like Website 1, Website 3, Website 5 Website 4, etc.

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Now that we got that out of the way, let’s dive into the report.

Monthly Income Graphs


Revenue By ChannelConsultingOHP WebsiteYouTubeWebsite 6Website 8Website 9Website 10Website 11Website 12UdemyWebsite 2Website 7Website 3Website 5Website 1Website 4
November 2023$3,338$5,169$98$89$101$3$350$16$12
October 2023$4,300$8,363$88$180$110$2$650$16$9
September 2023$4,378$7,439$98$77$151$4$350$5XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
August 2023$3,161$9,672$98$53$252$4$250$46XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
July 2023$7,581$10,270$113$85$220$4$250$101XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
June 2023$4,750$11,084$143$14$86$6$0$12XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
May 2023$3,550$9,651$185$131$258$12$400$104XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
April 2023
March 2023$6,088$9,779$165$56$186$10$50$1$1,237$783XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
February 2023$5,317
January 2023$10,296$12,124 $190$102$167$9$81$3$1,760$1,131 XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
December 2022$6,084$11,295$192$140$133$17$40$3$1,867$904XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
November 2022$6,885$9,964$272$324$172$15$22$6$1,930$1,508XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
October 2022$5,435$12,228$306$405$244$5$96$2$3,495$2,055XSOLDXXSOLDXXSOLDX
September 2022$5,575$8,472$354$873$166$4$46$10$4,738$2,883$43,268XSOLDXXSOLDX
August 2022$8,330$9,118$305$808$165$4$163$4$5,524$3,611$1,080XSOLDXXSOLDX
July 2022$18,808$11,557$361$552$193$4$24$4$4,430$5,902$950XSOLDXXSOLDX
June 2022$7,596$12,426$354$327$155 $12$42$3$4,648$6,987$1,153 XSOLDXXSOLDX
May 2022$9,888$12,322$375$991$187$26$89$15$5,733$4,992$775XSOLDXXSOLDX
April 2022$7,525$12,805 $1,694$1,203$331 $11$29$12$6,364
$4,358 $1,182 XSOLDXXSOLDX
March 2022$11,842$12,527$1,891$1,245$188$14$100$2$6,669$4,514$1,703XSOLDXXSOLDX
February 2022$9,727$9,906$1,667$501$153$15$54$5$6,753$3,676$1,282XSOLDXXSOLDX
January 2022$5,530$10,552$1,684$220$210$21$151$3$6,672$4,699$1,381XSOLDXXSOLDX
December 2021$6,040$10,662 $1,652$323$216$75$82$9$7,555$3,471$1,571XSOLDXXSOLDX
November 2021$6,780$7,329$1,836$551$188$19$27$2$6,954$3,950$1,655XSOLDXXSOLDX
October 2021$6,112$8,258$1,706$512$93$12$217$3$5,580$3,057$1,609XSOLDXXSOLDX
September 2021$4,323$5,640$1,711$408$18$22$36$7$5,023$2,939$2,114XSOLDXXSOLDX
August 2021$5,841$9,204 $1,718$315$50 $15$19$2$4,753$3,163 $1,656 XSOLDXXSOLDX
July 2021$6,700$7,465$1,758$269$76$21$73$10$5,611$4,805$1,932XSOLDXXSOLDX
June 2021$5,820$8,573$1,470$258$42$18$82$6$5,320$5,749$1,596XSOLDXXSOLDX
May 2021$6,288
$7,183 $1,530$94$39$19$76$5$4,135
April 2021$3,975$6,925$1,472$148$60$12$90$1$2,738$3,750$1,417XSOLDXXSOLDX
March 2021$3,950$6,662$1,807$102$36$30$86$4$3,183$3,086$1,704XSOLDXXSOLDX
February 2021$3,700$4,234$1,833$130$18$45$50$14$1,663$1,901
January 2021$3,000$4,078$1,524$124$81$14$38$14$1,741$1,733$833$8,076XSOLDX
December 2020$2750$2,316$1,733$173$80$26$76$15$1,670$2,356$950$10,448XSOLDX
November 2020$2000$1,628$1,386$117$59$33$40.00$16$1,361$2,045$741$14,132XSOLDX
October 2020$2600$1,886$983$68$289$13$0$13$1,230$1,815$670$16,439XSOLDX
September 2020$2000.00$836.18$877.29$68.34$116.50$7.93$0$11.52$1,159.98$1,958.93$644.78$13,758.12XSOLDX
August 2020$2,339.50 $685.48$790.50$35.15$97.13 $14.09 $75.00 $14.56 $969.42$1,829.59$709.66 $14,356.31$15,345.21
July 2020$2,250.00 $545.96 $682.49$76.03 $34.04 $4.29 $72.74 $15.52 $773.31 $1,390.39 $473.26 $10,146.39 $39.01
June 2020$2,000.00$664.08$457.43
May 2020$2,000.00$576.57 $489.31$30.95 $5.78 $5.83 $0.00$11.89 $383.33 $1,628.39 $407.86 $14,388.25 $298.50
April 2020$2,000.00$311.09$723.35$21.63$4.80$1.16$0.00$24.59$488.53$1,268.24$499.28$9,868.73$628.28
March 2020$2,000.00$401.28$324.14$24.68$61.30$2.37$0.00$20.26$482.14$1,244.49$599.43$15,729.25$629.15
February 2020$2,000.00$261.22$340.49$49.32$0$3.05$0.00$36.03$467.75$2,139.96$543.09$22,548.73$435.32
January 2020$3,240.00$1,334.33$264.30$9.13$0$2.35$0.00$12.35$382.79$2,646.41$541.68$20,512.80$1045.23
December 2019$2,575.00
November 2019$0$602.88$358.91 $182.80
$21.59 $15.77 $196.02
$2,173.90 $617.31 $21,920.53 $1,338.93
October 2019$300.00$1,073.56$202.14$84.62$30.00$72.89$58.41$2,546.04$230.27$23,620.75$711.71
September 2019$0$335.35 $177.05 $50.33 $35.00 $14.72 $17.80 $2,627.86 $170.04 $21,006.31 $585.93
August 2019$275.00
$414.58 $156.00
$23.67 $2.57
$2,590.92 $133.92 $17,817.28 $553.82
July 2019$0$427.66$130.26$76.00$35$17.16$2.10$3,652.24$74.26$16,855.42$574.78
June 2019$0$709.07$141.46$100.19$0$30.74$5,561.07$46.29$15,402.28$562.63
May 2019$0
$1,062.34 $116.02 $35.71$0$22.25 $4,900.70 $61.17 $17,578.97 $749.14
April 2019$0$239.73$76.86$0$9.53$4,078.83$46.05$16,273.68$700.42
March 2019$0$439.88$76.24$20.24$19.98$3,620.30 $152.99 $17,006.79$931.22
February 2019$0$551.53$65.63$28.75$15.68$2,799.98$291.72$15,656.00$647.94
January 2019$600.00$469.30$76.52$45.75$10.41$3,280.64 $401.91$16,483.03 $1,009.83
December 2018$0$483.96$73.60$98.43$20.16$2,488.53$487.37$11,776.03$2,078.19
November 2018$0$657.86$79.91$205.87$10.67$2,324.75$386.31$12,886.78$789.26
October 2018$150$369.22$83.86$93.27$15.46$3,135.04
September 2018$175$321.67$82.99$14.94$0.00$3,853.20$210.72$11,784.71$628.97
August 2018$0$512.72$93.63$97.18$5.31$3,266.47$39.81$11,556.29$980.89
July 2018$0$722.76$84.33$91.48$8.05$4,991.15$26.84$12,864.08$707.66
June 2018$0$432.01$95.96$50.92$11.06$6,858.01$52.42$11138.00$797.02
May 2018$0$391.63$100.82$44.40$6.96$4,288.26$40.23$9152.94$699.19
April 2018$0$545.01$85.48$24.90$11.74$2,028.65$236.23$9637.30$804.71
March 2018$0$380.29$94.79$80.61$13.78$778.01$224.68$14236.64$1362.83
February 2018$0$644.36 $86.86$23.90$22.27 $382.03 $454.08 $10918.94$838.51
January 2018$0$757.59
December 2017$0$785.74$96.12$59.21$28.50$432.22$114.05$6707.43$555.72
November 2017$0$480.41$90.40$187.01$17.70$574.91$4.31$7545.13$479.34
October 2017$0$265.38$66.71$135.59$13.06$617.67$6859.17$319.02
September 2017$0$673.87$58.13$81.39$11.31$348.16$6781.51$223.95
August 2017$0$945.04$63.57$133.91$16.36$391.68$7429.92$181.93
July 2017$1,496.38$1055.57$94.84$41.80$58.55$344.91$5658.64$85.84
June 2017$600.00$403.84$79.81$148.88$11.87$423.04$5924.41$31.71
May 2017$51.50$79.00$82.58$76.08$8.71$214.18$6805.18$9.67
April 2017$0$106.71$57.76$80.25$3.57$116.65$8175.11
March 2017$0$355.12$59.11$137.29$6.43$224.16$9527.42
February 2017$125$438.54$52.40$165.43$32.99$160.48$3726.98
January 2017$0$267.33$41.60$222.20$104.19$4005.52
December 2016$125.00$384.57$41.32$138.07$52.63$3553.43
November 2016$125.00$357.77$48.13$259.26$22.10$3778.45
October 2016$126.00$213.88$48.92$238.90$1.37$3841.36
September 2016$112.01$402.32$57.14$271.02$3102.56
August 2016$731.05$44.72$55.08$423.49$3318.70
July 2016$135.19$347.47$52.12$186.34$3353.06
June 2016$330.00$132.77$72.22$397.55$3219.41
May 2016$206.25$253.67$75.89$135.25$4677.02
April 2016$497.50$286.38$62.52$353.02$5008.23
March 2016$556.75$265.29$60.14$301.06$2311.67
February 2016$431.25$250.70$62.00$324.58$2760.21
January 2016$1140.00$117.58$46.19$400.97$233.00
December 2015$1163.75$76.00$38.83$17.15$121.30
November 2015$1150.25$39.00$36.78$245.68$138.11
October 2015$760.50$89.54$40.65$49.50$107.72
September 2015$1112.32$113.10$27.46$17.49$102.95
August 2015$1463.75$51.75$25.09$12.05$39.68


As mentioned in the intro, these expenses do not include my own pay, healthcare expenses, or 401k contributions. 

PRODUCT OR SERVICERevenueExpensesNet Income
Partners and Affiliates Revenue
Website 6 Partners and Affiliates$52
Website 8 Partners and Affiliates$28
Website 10 Partners and Affiliates$350
OHP Partners and Affiliates$5,169
OHP Course Sales$0
YouTube Revenue
Thalita YouTube Channel$6
OHP YouTube Channel$92
Display Ad Revenue
Website 6 Display Ad Revenue$37
Website 8 Display Ad Revenue$73
Website 11 Adsense Revenue$16
Website 12 Adsense Revenue$12
OHP Adsense Revenue$65

Project Updates

Udemy Update

I don’t focus on Udemy any longer, but I have made money from them every month since I stopped.

OHP Website

The OHP site lost 2% of traffic and earnings dropped by 38%.  As ugly as that is, I think a part of it is because people just aren’t really focused on creating businesses at the moment.  Most folks want to buy gifts for their family and relax during the holidays, so I HOPE this is a reflection of that. I expect more of the same in December as well.

PLAN:  As of now, I’m still publishing 15 articles weekly and diving very deep into content silos that I think make sense for the business.  Early signs are that this is slowly working as I am seeing some traffic increases.  Beyond this, I recently had a third-party help me to create a disavow file to clean up the mess that is my backlink profile.  I’ve submitted that and don’t see much movement yet, but we’ll see on the next couple Google updates if things start to trend upward again.

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Website 6

I’m slowly working to increase the content on this site.  I hired a VA to help me produce it with AI as an assistant, but that hire ultimately sucked, and I needed to fire her a few weeks after bringing her on. 

PLAN:  Now, I have my full-time VA creating content for this site in her spare time and we’ll see if we can get some momentum going.  She’s probably going to be able to publish 3-5 articles per week once we have some other projects finished, which should be in a week or two.  It’ll be fun to see what happens here.

Website 8

Traffic is down another 13% MoM and earnings are down 8%.  This site will sit, and I will do nothing to it, Google has basically killed it.

PLAN:  No future plans for the site, I just want to let it sit and see what happens.

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Website 10

Another month of growth for site 10.  While revenue fell a bit (which is expected with affiliate income as it’s more volatile), traffic increased 32% MoM which is exciting. 

PLAN:  Continue on with 15 articles per week.  We’re publishing mostly informational content at present and at some point, in the coming months I’m going to focus on optimizing the top 10 articles for more revenue, but I don’t think we’re even close to that point yet. 

Link building continues on this site with HARO and resource link building where I can find the opportunity.  It’s a slow process, but it’s still working nicely.  

Website 11

This month the site earned $16 and has an RPM of $12.  I haven’t added more content to it, yet, because I don’t’ want to spend time/energy on this one, but it’s good to see a steady revenue trajectory thus far.

PLAN:  For now, I’ll let this site sit.  It is a 100% AI play and considering I have bigger sites doing much more, I don’t want to distract myself.    

Website 12

Traffic this month increased 7% and earnings increased to $12.  Again, a small site that I’ve built on the side out of curiosity with AI, but we’ll see what the future holds for it.   

PLAN:  Similar to site 11, we’re going to let this sit for now.  I could make some more with AI assisted content, but I just don’t want to distract myself.  

OneHourProfessor YouTube Channel

The OneHourProfessor YouTube channel continues to sit.  Subscribers/earnings/views are all falling, and I understand why but still can’t go back to it.   

PLAN: Things still on hold here. 

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