Skip to main content
Instapage

September 2015 Blog Income & Traffic: ShoutMeLoud Transparency Report

Howdy Shouter,

How are you doing? This is the time of the month when I publish income & traffic report that reflects ShoutMeLoud transparent culture & give new ideas to you about things that are working. If you are new here, you should read this guide to understand why I publish income & traffic report every month.

Here you can check out the complete archive of blogging income reports that I have been publishing from last six years. Yah! It’s been that long. So before we get started with this, I believe you wanted to know about what happened in our epic All India road trip (ShoutMeet).

ShoutMeet: A big change in my blogging career

When I thought of ShoutMeet, it was just an idea to connect with bloggers in various cities. To understand & more important build a stronger community of bloggers & ShoutMeLoud readers. I was not expecting such great response & let me be honest; I’m overwhelmed with the kind of attention ShoutMeet received in every state of India. The kind of enthusiasm all blogger had for this meet & more important all of them were very happy to connect with fellow bloggers from the city.

I met more than 400 bloggers in this trip & learned many things about building community. As Srikanth mentioned in his earlier article, Travel changes you & I guess you can count me as a living proof of it does. What’s coming next is going to be great & for now you need to hold your breath & keep a close eye on what’s happening around ShoutMeLoud blogging community.

Thanks to premium brand that collaborated with us:

ShoutMeet was complete not for profit event, but I reached out to few brand that I know of & many of them gladly sponsored one thing or another to encourage the blogging community. Here are some of the brands:

  • Airtel: They sponsored their 4G Wi-Fi dongle & throughout the trip we were connected with the internet. At times, I also blogged while traveling & you can see few posts at ShoutMeet.com
  • Hostgator India: Hostgator India team sponsored 20 hosting accounts that costed about INR 80,000 & I believe hosting is the first roadblock for any new blogger. I’m sure these 20 hosting account would change the life of few of them in coming months.
  • SocialPilot: SocialPilot is a social media automation tool like BufferApp & is pretty popular. They sponsored their popular premium plan for six months & we gave away a total of 50 licenses.
  • Magazine3: Magazine3 is a popular WordPress premium theme company based in Hyderabad & they sponsored about 30 premium theme license & every license is worth $59. You can do the math!

I also gave you a couple of copies of ShoutMeLoud Affiliate marketing eBook that is getting ravishing reviews from the readers. I have shared a review video by a buyer at the end of this transparency report.

Thanks to our host:

Graditude

Needless to say, this drive wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing host in all the cities & various states. Thanks to Hemant Beniwal, Jaydip, Rahul Banker, Pranay,  Amit Kumar, Shakthi, Pradeep, Nirmala, Abhishek Daga, Mohammed Kaludi, Ahmed Kaludi & Shiwangi.

Overall, ShoutMeet gave me a new perspective towards blogging & how people in various states are inclined towards blogging. I will share these details in new future as there is a lot to talk about it for now, I could say

ShoutMeet was a huge success & an initiative I would love to continue doing in coming time.

For now, let’s look at our last month traffic report & it would be good to know if publishing less new articles can drive same traffic or not. We published only 15 article in the month of September (Usually we publish one article a day), so it’s 50% less than our regular publishing schedule.

September traffic report: September 2015

ShoutMeLoud Blog September 2015 traffic

I’m eagerly waiting for the day when ShoutMeLoud will hit the 1 million pageviews without including mobile app & forum. Compare to last month report, this month we received 85K more page-views.

Mobile app traffic & something new:

As I said earlier that mobile app is going to be future for all big brands & content marketers. I’m proud to share that we have also released an Android & iOS app for ShoutMeHindi. The big news here is, we have successfully enabled deep link for ShoutMeHindi Android app. Once all the test is done, we will be doing the same for ShoutMeLoud Android app. God knows, how great that would be in near future, for now it’s good to have latest mobile app SEO feature for our app.

Mobile app traffic sep 2015

In the above screenshot you can see the mobile app traffic report for last month. Due to some technical glitch, our push notifications didn’t work as it was supposed to, and you could see the effect in the overall mobile app traffic.

ShoutMeLoud Forum traffic:

Bloggers Forum September 2015

When I started the ShoutMeLoud Forum, the only goal was to give a platform for bloggers to engage & help each other. Even though I have to spend $100/month for the forum that is not generating any direct revenue, but it’s serving the bigger purpose & that is helping the bloggers to connect with the community.

Thanks to all the community member & especially to these top Shouter for being the most helpful community member.

ShoutMeLoud Forum

 

 

September 2015 Earning report:

I missed a lot of great opportunities by being on the road for 16 days. In the past, I have traveled like a DigitalNomad for 12 days & had no problem communicating with people. But this time it was different, as covering 6800KM by road in 16 days was tiring. This affected overall monthly revenue but as I told you before, one of the benefits of blogging is; you can earn money on auto-pilot. So, let’s see how much monthly revenue got affected without actively working for more than two weeks.


Total: $16877 (Approx. 11 Lakh)

Monthly Expenses:

  • Article Writers: $700
  • ShoutMeet: $2350
  • Camera Lens: $1211 (Purchased 2 new lens for Nikon DSLR)
  • ShoutMydomain: $1533
  • Broadband: $107
  • Aweber: $156
  • Slack: $9.18
  • ShoutMeLoud Forum: $100
  • Kinsta Hosting: $157

Total: $6323 (INR 4,12,379)

Net-income: $10,554 ( INR 6,88,320)

Overall revenue was better than August income report & I’m hopeful that upcoming months would be better.

As promised, here is a detailed review of ShoutMeLoud Affiliate marketing eBook by one of the reader:

You can buy this eBook from any of the three places:

  1. Buy from ShoutMeLoud
  2. Buy from GumRoad using PayPal
  3. Buy from Instamojo using NetBanking

Now it’s your turn to let me know how was your last month traffic & income report. What all new things you tried which worked for you. Share your learning & experiences with all of us in the comment section below.

Subscribe on Youtube

September 2015 Blog Income & Traffic: ShoutMeLoud Transparency Report is a post from ShoutMeLoud - Shouters Who Inspires



from ShoutMeLoud

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Get SMS Alerts for Gmail via Twitter

How do you get SMS notifications on your mobile phone for important emails in your Gmail? Google doesn’t support text notifications for their email service but Twitter does. If we can figure out a way to connect our Twitter and Gmail accounts, the Gmail notifications can arrive as text on our mobile via Twitter. Let me explain:Twitter allows you to follow any @user via a simple SMS. They provide short codes for all countries (see list) and if you text FOLLOW to this shortcode following by the  username, any tweets from that user will arrive in your phone as text notifications. For instance, if you are in the US, you can tweet FOLLOW labnol to 40404 to get my tweets as text messages. Similarly, users in India can text FOLLOW labnol to 9248948837 to get the tweets via SMS.The short code service of Twitter can act as a Gmail SMS notifier. You create a new Twitter account, set the privacy to private and this account will send a tweet when you get a new email in Gmail. Follow this account …

Instagram Story links get 15-25% swipe-through rates for brands, publishers

Instagram may arrived late as a traffic source for brands and publishers, but it’s already showing early signs of success, driving new visitors to their sites and even outperforming its parent company, Facebook.For years brands, publishers and other have tried to push people from the Facebook-owned photo-and-video-sharing app to their sites. Outside of ads and excepting a recent test with some retailers, Instagram didn’t offer much help to companies looking to use it to drive traffic. So they had to find workarounds. They put links in their Instagram bios. They scrawled short-code URLs onto their pictures. And they typed out links in their captions.Then last month Instagram finally introduced an official alternative to these hacky workarounds: the ability for verified profiles to insert links in their Instagram Stories.Almost a month after the launch, 15% to 25% of the people who see a link in an Instagram Story are swiping on it, according to a handful of brands and publishers that h…

Five great tools to improve PPC ads

Every digital marketer wants to reach the top position on the search engine results. However, if you’ve recently launched a new website or your niche is saturated, starting with paid search ads sounds like a good idea.Strategically created PPC campaigns can drive leads, sales or sign-ups to your websites. You know what? In fact, businesses earn an average of $8 for every dollar they spend on Google Ads.Optimizing PPC campaigns is not easy, but it’s very powerful if you do it properly. Just like SEO, it is essential to conduct extensive keyword research, optimize ad copy, and design high-converting landing pages.Fortunately, there are a lot of effective PPC tools that will help you analyze your competitors’ PPC strategies, figure out tricks in their campaigns, and improve your PPC campaigns.If you are ready to take an evolutionary leap in your PPC advertising, take a look at my list of five amazing tools to save you time, give you crucial insights, and raise money for your business.Fiv…