Alright so in January I saw my sales slow down a good bit mainly to lower conversion rates. I have a feeling people were recuperating from all of that Holiday spending!
Usually in February we see sales coming back to life in my family’s restaurant as people start getting their tax returns.
Let’s see if that happened for me:
- Adsense – $25.50
- Amazon – $460.51
- Amazon UK – £ 1.89
- Amazon CA – CDN 14.77
- Shareasale – $9.00
- Total – $511.67
This is exciting to see almost a $100 increase over January sales, especially since I only posted one article last month.
I have not had as much time as I thought since coming to Mexico. However, one thing I did was go through almost all of my posts and updated the title & meta description.
I also checked them all for over-optimization of keywords as I was following Yoast recommendations for a while.
It took me longer to get through the updates than I would have liked so I’m hoping for a little bump in rankings for March.
February was a short month which I feel is even more encouraging as March will have 31 days vs. 28 in February.
As you can see my traffic was about the same, actually down slightly but the rankings were pretty similar. The CTR dropped slightly.
I’m not too worried about it as I am going to get back on posting articles this month. Next month when I get back to Florida I will also implement a strategy to continue link building for all of my sites.
- Professional Fees – $0
- Domains – $0
- Software – $97.00
- Total – $97.00
As I mentioned, I only posted one article that I had paid for in January so I really didn’t have that many expenses.
I did purchase some software called Scrapebox, it was a one-time fee of $97 but it has already paid for itself.
I will be using it to scale my link building efforts, so far I have only used it once, but found 75 potential sites for guest post outreach in about 20 minutes.
The last time I did this manually it took me almost 2 hours to find just 25 sites.
Needless to say I’m pumped to see where this goes. I will probably write some training posts once I get more familiar with it.
Well, I’m certainly glad that my rankings have maintained without much activity although I do feel some pressure to get more content out.
I think January will always be the slowest month of the year so it was nice to see sales rebound a little in February.
For March, I am going to try to get at least 4 articles up per site including this one so 12 total. I probably won’t worry about building any links at this point until I get back home.