In June I published 29 articles on the general site (28,140 words), 16 articles on the science fiction site (9,723 words), 4 role playing game supplements (11,138 words), 2 blog posts (1,426 words) and 1 article on bitLanders (803 words).
The total number of words written in June was 61,442, up a bit from May.
Writing Related Earnings for June
AdSense income for June was £5.78, up a lot from May. The general site for the first time made the largest amount of money, followed by the electronics site with some minor income from the science fiction site. AdSense income as a whole was up although YouTube was slightly down.
Earnings from Tier 1 and Tier 2 ads on InfoBarrel were $15.38. This hasn’t been ‘finalised’ yet so it’s uncertain how ‘accurate’ this is. The quotes are because I don’t believe the earnings as listed have been accurate in over a year now. Having income fall by two thirds between one month and the next, even though views have gone up, just doesn’t seem plausible. A long term declining trend, yes; falling off a cliff overnight, no. Not that the owners give a damn about the site any longer.
There were affiliate earnings of $6.90 from RPGNow. I can’t tell where the income definitely came from, as there isn’t any way of tracking that. The sales might be from InfoBarrel, as one of the products sold does have a review of it published on InfoBarrel and this article was viewed in the right time frame.
Amazon US income was $26.88, up from the previous month, with 19 items shipped, including two that had been ordered the previous month. All of the income came from the electronics site. There were no earnings from Amazon UK in June, down quite a lot from the previous month, but Amazon UK does tend to fluctuate a lot.
I published the four role playing game supplements mentioned earlier on RPGNow in June. Two of these I consider to be better quality supplements; other two, which were also published in a bundle containing them, are much slower to earn.
June got off to a good start with a single sale of, I think, 60 supplements to one purchaser, the largest to date meaning that the big sale from May was only the biggest sale for a few days at most, which was then followed by another purchase of the same size only a couple of days later. The total income was $297.87 after RPGNow’s cut, from 424 sales across 117 supplements, the third highest month to date and the only two months which have been higher were both due to sitewide sales during those months.
Once again, nothing to report from Kindle.
Nothing new was published on the electronics site this month, although I did do some writing for the site. The site earned all of the Amazon income, as is common, but for the first time fell behind the general site in terms of AdSense income, although it still accounted for a significant proportion of it.
I moved another four articles into the new structure on the clothing site. I am still not progressing with the site anywhere near as quickly as I would like to.
As well as the 16 articles mentioned earlier, I published 44 posts on the science fiction site, which earned a minor amount of AdSense income as well as 11 cents from Infolinks.
I published four posts and five pages on the RPG site, but there were no sales or affiliate earnings from it.
Once again, there was no progress with the writing site.
I published the 29 articles mentioned earlier on the site during the month. AdSense income is gradually staring to build, with it actually being the biggest earner in June, although this seems unlikely to last yet. It also earned 5 cents from Infolinks.
Quite a lot of content that would once have been posted on InfoBarrel has been added to the site now, including material that has been ready for many months. It is unlikely that I will be able to keep up the current rate of publication for much longer as I have used quite a few articles already that were originally intended for InfoBarrel and maintaining an output of nearly one article a day isn’t always possible; for one thing, research can take up some time.
I made 34 posts on myLot which earned $1.11, up from May. I have not been spending much time on the site recently as I have far too many other projects underway at the moment, which will be better earners in the long run.
As well as the article mentioned earlier I published 31 microblogs on bitLanders.
Plans for July
Although I have many in progress role playing game supplements, not many are nearly ready to publish. Consequently, in July, I think that there’s a good chance I will need to publish some stock art rather than something written, as I have a lot of stock art items ready. I will also be looking into hiring a writer for my first purchased supplement.
The clothing site still needs the restructuring finishing and new content writing and adding. That really isn’t progressing as fast as it should.