August 2008 goal update
Well the goal project continues to roll on, and if you read July's update that figures were down across the board. Unfortunately this trend continued into August. One thing I can say is that this trend mirrors the same time last year to a certain extent, which is interesting. Perhaps it's seasonal?
1. Develop Swollen Pickles into a website that can generate $350 per month.
July sucked, with a total of $215.10, however August sucked harder than a V8 powered vacuum cleaner, with Swollen Pickles raking in a grand total of $129.98. Once again the revenue mix was spread, although Adsense definitely dropped off. Performancing Ads haven't been performing on this site, so I'm considering dropping them in favour of either another Adsense block, or perhaps another ProjectWonderful block. The jury is still out.
2. Develop Swollen Pickles to the point where it receives 30,000 unique visits per month.
Another below par performance, well under my target. There were 22,862 unique visitors in the month of July. Down from a nudge over 26,000 in June.
Another drop, with Swollen Pickles servicing 18,211 unique patrons in August. This is down by around 4,000 from July, but on the plus side, in August 2007 this site had only 8K unique visitors for the month.
3. Develop Digital Burn into a website that can generate $150 per month.
A slight increase up to $81.23 for August compared to $69.36 in July. The increase was due to a couple of bigger sales via eBay. Thanks phpBay Pro.
4. Develop Digital Burn to the point where it receives 15,000 unique visits per month.
Digital Burn is nothing if not consistent, with the past three months all hovering around the 11K mark in terms of unique visits. In August there were 11,177 unique visitors to the site.
5. Develop Motor Dude into a website that can generate $50 per month.
After Motor Dude's record making effort in July ($197.05 in total), revenue dropped back a little in August, with the site generating a total of $112.25. Both LinkWorth and Text-Link-Ads seem to do ok on that site.
6. Develop Motor Dude to the point where it receives 7,500 unique visits per month.
Whilst financially August was ok, traffic wise it was a stinker for Motor Dude, with the total number of unique visitors hitting 1,250. I guess if nothing else this shows that you don't always need big traffic numbers to make some money.
7. Achieve my goal weight of 85kgs.
In other news, my comic blog I started up had 2,432 unique visits on the 10 August. That was pretty cool.
My "10 tips to becoming a Make Money Online sheep" post got picked up by a couple of blogging carnivals which was also cool.