Monthly Updates - August, September and October 2010

You may have noticed that I haven't updated this blog in a long time (3 months in fact!).  This is because I haven't had any time to dedicate to online money making activities.  In fact, I did absolutely no work on these activities since August (at the time of writing it is almost the end of November) and so I feel this will give a good overview of the possibilities for true a true passive income.  I deliberated whether to bunch my earnings reports for August, September and October together, but have decided that whilst I will have just one blog post, it will have the earnings reports for the three months separate.  The only exception to this will be Redgage, where I have been unable to break down my earnings by month.

So firstly, my earnings for August:

Hubpages: $97.16 (21% decrease over July 2010)
Infobarrel: $0.36 (100% increase)
Shetoldme: $0.01 (98% decrease)
Xomba: $1.17 (No earnings last month)
Webanswers: $72.84 (No earnings last month)

As can be seen there was a decrease in Hubpages earnings during this month, but this was more than made up for with Webanswers earnings.  In my July 2010 earnings update I aimed to get earnings of over $150, which thanks to Webanswers I managed.

Now on to my earnings for September:

Hubpages: $154.34 (59% increase over August 2010)
Infobarrel: $1.17 (225% increase)
Shetoldme: $0.32 (3100% increase)
Xomba: $0.06 (95% decrease)
Webanswers: $74.64 (2% increase)

As can be seen, in September my earnings increased yet again.  My Webanswers earnings stayed broadly similar to the previous month, which shows that this wasn't a one off (but is it a two off?).  Also I was pleased to see my Hubpages earnings rebound to where they were a few months previously.  Remember, that I did no work during September and so this is purely residual income.

Now my October 2010 online earnings:

Hubpages: $172.80 (12% increase over September 2010)
Infobarrel: $3.01 (157% increase)
Shetoldme: $1.06 (231.25% increase)
Xomba: $0.79 (1217% increase)
Webanswers: $69.5 (7% decrease)
Yousaytoo: $0.99 (No earnings last month)

As can be seen my earnings continued to rise in September 2010.  Whilst my webanswers earnings fell, this was more than made up through earnings increases from Hubpages and other sources.  Again it is worth noting that I did absolutely no work cultivating my online income in most of August and all of September and October and so this is purely passive income - which still increased!  For this reason I am very happy and hopefully I can continue these earnings in November and December 2010 to make 2010 a massive year and beat my 2009 earnings.


  1. I think you've done wonderfully passive-income-wise. Well done, you!

    What do you think caused the increase?

  2. Adele thanks for commenting. I reckon a number of factors have contributed to the income increase. Firstly the obvious place to start is with Webanwers - that has boomed. Aside from this I have seen more income from other sites, mainly due to an increase in traffic (mostly organic). I assume that my search engine rankings are continuing to improve organically. This obviously has positive benefits for Adsense and Amazon income but I also feel that the growth in online ad spend, increase in total internet using population and lead up to Christmas all also played a part.

  3. Well, good for you. Hope your fugures continue to improve.

    I joined Webanswers some time ago, but wasn't that active it. Think it's time I paid a visit.

    Take care...

  4. Good to see you back!

    And very nice to see you making roughly £160 in October for work you did months before. That's the Holy Grail: Truly Passive Income. Congrats :o)

    Your Hubpages income is mostly Adsense from information-style articles, is that right? (As opposed to product reviews monetised with Amazon)

  5. ebele thanks for stopping on by. I recommend Webanswers - it has been good for me but that might just be a fluke as one of my questions or answers gets a massive amount of traffic as I think it depends on traffic to questions/answers which determines a large percentage of Adsense pageviews.

  6. Craig - whilst I do have quite a considerable income from Amazon a larger percentage tends to come from Adsense. A lot of my Amazon earnings also come from random items, in no way related to any of my hubs! I hope your earnings are progressing well.