While November was the best month in 2021, December also did not disappoint.
While the traffic went down a little in the latter part of the month, high RPMs made up for it.
All in all, a pretty good month.
Didn’t Publish Much Content
While it’s fun and exciting to build and manage a portfolio of niche sites, at times, it cal also get boring and monotonous.
Since I proofread and publish all the articles myself, the process can sometimes feel dry and repetitive.
In December, I decided to take it slow and didn’t publish much.
In total, I published 22 articles on all the sites combined (14 of which were on Site #8).
Site 8 (WhyRabbits.com) Just Wouldn’t Budge
While I continue to add more content to this site, the traffic has stagnated.
In December 2021, it got a little over 4,500 page views, which is less than half of what it was getting when I bought it in September 2021.
At the same time, every article that I publish on this site costs me $80-120.
It’s a bit frustrating, but I have done this long enough to know that this is part of the process. Sometimes, it just takes more time.
Niche Sites Income in December 2021
|SITE||# OF ARTICLES||MONTHLY PVs||INCOME|
|Site 1||148||64,572||$ 2,371|
|Site 2||269||107,237||$ 3,891|
|Site 3||234||86,279||$ 2,585|
|Site 4||86||17,963||$ 537|
|Site 5||149||270,247||$ 20,772|
|Site 6||129||22,072||$ 476|
|Site 7||184||12,469||$ 595|
|Site 8 WhyRabbits.com||120||4,538||$ 66|
If you’re interested in learning more about the sites, check out the first income report.
Total Income in December 2021 – $31,292 (vs. 39,216 last month)
Some $$ screenshots:
Now let’s have a look at the expenses.
Expense in December 2021
- Kinsta: $ 400
- Manage WP: $ 15
- Jasper AI: $ 99
- Upwork Writer: $ 516
- In-house writer: $ 500
- Copyscape: $ 100
- NameCheap (domain renewal): $ 29
Total Expense: $1,659 (vs. $2,228 last month)
Expenses related to hosting and some of the plugins/tools are paid yearly. I will add these whenever they come up for renewal.
Net Income for December 2021: $29,633 (vs. 36,988 last month)
What Am I Reading/Learning?
For December, my book club decided to go for ‘Will’ by Will Smith.
It’s his autobiography, which he narrates himself in the audiobook. His style of delivery makes it a fun listen.
We wanted a light read for December, and this book ended up being just that. Since it’s his life story, you don’t need to think a lot when reading such books.
If you’re a Will Smith fan, you might like it.