My Monthly Income Report – December 2012

Welcome to my December 2012 income report!

Each month I like to publish a detailed report sharing everything that’s been going on with my businesses – from what’s working to what is not, and also how much money I’ve earned from each.

Why share this with you?

There are a couple of reasons:

First, it keeps me headed in the right direction. Seeing the numbers and writing down what I’ve learned helps me stay on course, and publicly displaying these things holds me accountable.

Secondly, and more importantly, I do this to be transparent.

If you’re just starting out online, please understand that making money via the Internet is definitely not an overnight thing, and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to pull it off.

A lot of people will attempt it and a lot of people will fail – but I absolutely know that it’s possible. I struggle through trial and error every single day – but as long as you have a goal and constantly work towards it you’re at least giving yourself a chance.

On to the report…

Important Going-Ons in December

Three words can describe December 2012:

  1. Family.
  2. Rehearsal.
  3. Planning.

December is always a wicked month for the Flynn family. My birthday is on the 6th (I turned 30!), my son’s birthday is on Christmas Eve which we host at our house, and then there’s Christmas, and since both sets of grandparents live within a 2 mile radius we’re going house to house and there’s loads of gifts and then trying to find space and then…”AHH!”

All that said, we’re extremely fortunate to have family close by and we all enjoy each other’s company, so there’s really nothing to complain about.

Pat Presenting at New Media Expo

Work-wise, most of December was spent preparing for my presentation at New Media Expo, which happened just a week ago. I take these presentations very seriously and sometimes go over the top with preparation, but I know, from experience, that one can never be too prepared.

I actually hired a coach this time around to improve my craft and it was an amazing experience.

A video of the presentation is being put together and will be published for you as soon as it’s finished, but if you wanted a sneak peek of what went down, check out this great review by Tom Treanor from Right Mix Marketing.

Despite putting most of my focus on my presentation, I did find time to work on other projects.

My “Book”

I started and completed a new “book”, which I mentioned in my yearly review post. Even though I haven’t finished the first book that I started working on, which I was halfway done with before my daughter was born (in September) and threw my writing schedule off, I was able to complete this book in only a week.

How?

  • The “book” is about my story. Unlike Be Everywhere (my other book), which is somewhat conceptual and more of a marketing type of book, this new “book” is almost completely narrative and based off of true events that happened in my life, so it was much easier to write.
  • This “book” is actually called a Snippet, which is a new platform that’s coming out during the first quarter of 2013. A Snippet combines a blog and a book and is unique in the sense that each chapter is required to be 1000 words or less, so the “book” is more easily digestible, and it moves quickly. Plus, it includes several types of multi-media, which I’m extremely excited about.

I jumped on this opportunity to work with the Snippet Team because I wanted to see what it was like to experience this new platform. It has a lot of potential, so to say that I’m an original author on the platform was just too much of an opportunity to pass on, so I didn’t mind spending a few hours a day for a week putting it together.

Currently, my editor is going over the manuscript and I have a design team that will be manning the design aspects of the multi-media platform before it goes live in the next couple of months. I’ll keep you posted – it should be fun!

Planning

As I mentioned earlier, one of the words that I used to describe December was planning.

Why?

Because in 2013 I want to re-kindle the focus here on the blog. I talked about this a little bit on my What’s on Deck for 2013 post, but to sum it up, I want to publish content that matters. Content that will help people more – as inspiration, and as education.

More case studies.

More from scratch.

More of what’s working now. 

A lot of December was just spent thinking about all of this and you’ll definitely see it happening as the year progresses – sooner than later, I’m hoping. I’m still playing catch-up after New Media Expo ;)

My Other Businesses

Not too much to report on here for December.

GreenExamAcademy.com sales were down, which is normal during the holiday season. Already, volume has picked up here in 2013 as people get back into work-mode and try to figure out how to add to their resumes.

SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com continues to grow and although affiliate sales were down, Adsense earnings were up, which is primarily the result of additional traffic coming to the site and some larger than normal CPC (cost-per-clicks) on ads, which was nice.

Sales continue on CreateaClickableMap.com. My developer just added Europe and Canada to the mix, which will go live very soon, and more maps are on the way.

iPhone app sales were up, as they normally are during the holiday season. More phones under the tree = more apps downloaded. Unfortunately, income levels are below what they were at this time of the year last year (2011) and the changes in the app store, plus the sheer number of competing apps makes it a much more difficult market to earn money from than when we first got in back in 2009.

Okay, let’s get to some numbers…

Income Breakdown

Disclosure: many of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them. If you do, I absolutely appreciate it and if you have any questions about any of the products or services please contact me!

Also, please note that a lot of these are figures from reports from each individual company for the previous month. It does not necessarily reflect the actual payment which, for some of the companies listed below, come 30 to 60 days later and may change because of potential refunds or corrections.

  • GreenExamAcademy.com Product Sales:
    • Total: $2,318.70
      • Last Month: $3,012.84
      • Difference:-$694.14
  • SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com:
    • Adsense: $2,878.65
    • Job Board: $31.98
    • Affiliate Earnings: $62.97
    • Total: $2,973.60
      • Last Month: $2,797.45
      • Difference: +$176.15
  • CreateaClickableMap.com:
    • Total: $480.51
      • Last Month: $298.71
      • Difference: +$181.80
  • Other Mini-Sites in Portfolio and YouTube:
    • Total: $745.11
      • Last Month: $456.12
      • Difference: +$288.99
  • iPhone Applications:
    • Paid Apps: $2,199.90
    • Free Apps: $498.66
    • Total: $2,698.56
      • Last Month: $1,943.62
      • Difference: +$754.94
  • Gross Total in December: $48,081.98
    • Last Month: $47,546.29
    • Difference: $+535.69
  • December Expenses (Below is what was paid last month. It does not include pro-rated yearly fees. Most are related to the Smart Passive Income Blog and new projects under development):
    • Web Developer Virtual Assistant: $1400.00 (includes yearly bonus)
    • Researcher / Admin Virtual Assistant: $800.00 (includes yearly bonus)
    • Servint Dedicated Server: $289.00
    • Content Delivery Network (MaxCDN): $59.95
    • Dropbox: $9.99
    • Libsyn.com (podcast file hosting): $15.00
    • Aweber: $333.00
    • E-Junkie Shopping Cart Fee: $5.00
    • Paypal Website Payments Pro: $30.00
    • Certified Public Accountant / Bookkeeping: $260.00
    • Lawyer: $270.00
    • Skype $2.99
    • Affiliate Payment for GreenExamAcademy.com: $189.88
      • Total Expenses for December:  $3,664.81
  • Net Total in December: $44,417.17
  • Net Total Last Month: $43,375.45

Why do I include income from Smart Passive Income in my reports?

I’ll be the first to admit that a significant portion of my total online income comes as a result of The Smart Passive Income Blog – mostly from the products that I recommend as an affiliate, which are products I’ve used or am extremely familiar with and have helped me in one way, shape or form.

When I first started this blog back in 2008, I never intended to make any money from it. If you go back to my earlier income reports you’ll see that all of my income was coming from outside of this blog through other businesses. Over time, however, the SPI community has grown and as a byproduct of being helpful and giving everything away for free, I started earning from this site too. Because I believe in total honesty and transparency, I decided to include the income from SPI on these reports as well. It wouldn’t feel right hiding this from you.

My non-SPI related income has hovered around the $10,000/month mark for the past year, which is much more than I ever made working my 9 to 5 job in architecture, but I’m truly blessed that I have the support from an amazing community here at SPI who is willing to pay me back for all of the information I publish and the help that I try to provide for free. Some people go out of their way to make sure I get credit for an affiliate link, often emailing me to make sure I got it, which means the world to me. Thank you so much!

With this type of community comes great responsibility and I will never take it for granted. I will never promote something just for the potential income that can come from an affiliate offer, even though those opportunities are definitely there.

I’m incredibly grateful for everything and I will continue to give back with valuable content and my experience in return.

Things I Learned in December

Although I’ve taken online courses and things like that before, this is the first time I’ve actually hired a coach to do anything that would help me with my business. In this case, I hired him for my New Media Expo presentation.

I was referred to Mike by a couple of friends, which I definitely think is the way to go if you are going to be working with a coach, if possible. Not only is there a better chance that you and your coach will get along, but if he or she is terrible you have your friends to blame. :P

Luckily, I loved working with Mike, and as any great coach would do he made sure to teach and educate me in a style that worked best for me: by holding me accountable and keeping me to a schedule.

Because of this, I actually had homework to do which forced me to meet certain milestones and deadlines leading up to my presentation last week. Sure, I could have created homework on my own, but with all of the other projects I have going on homework that was assigned to me helped me stay on track and make sure I got things done.

There are a number of things I learned working with Mike that I think could apply to all of us, no matter if we choose to work with a coach or not.

The best part was just having immediate access to him whenever I had questions or concerns. I don’t think you necessarily need a coach for this – often times a friend or a mastermind group will do the trick, but knowing that he was there for me whenever I needed help was very reassuring. I did send him quite a few text messages, but I will admit that half of them were about fantasy football, which tied us even closer together.

Another Mike did for me, like any good coach would do in any sense of the word, is he encouraged me quite a bit. There were a few times when I felt way behind or got stressed about how the presentation was coming along, and he would remind me that I know the content really well, we’d just have to keep working together to figure out the best way to present it. Really that’s what it comes down to – knowing the subject inside and out, and just figuring out a way to deliver that content in a memorable way. Even if it’s not the best delivery, as long as the content is there it will make an impact.

He came up with some “crazy” ideas – out of the box stuff that I would never have thought of before, which I liked. I learned that a presentation or any sort of platform is a clean slate and you can do whatever the heck you want with it. It’s easy to do what everyone else is doing, because it’s comfortable, but it was the new and almost uncomfortable things in my presentation that seemed to stand out the most to my audience.

Lastly, and you may not know this, but before this particular presentation I had scripted and memorized, word for word, each of my previous presentations. When I told this to Mike when we first started working together, he was extremely surprised. Most people don’t do that, especially for 45 minute presentations – but I did.

It helped me stay on track, I thought, however he made me realize that I was doing it because I was scared.

The truth is that I do get scared – public speaking was (and still is, sort of) a huge fear of mine. I get really nervous before my sessions and memorizing a script helps me feel more comfortable because I can just recite lines and rely on memory instead of come up with stuff on the fly.

By doing this, he said, I was actually holding myself back from a really good, natural sounding presentation. I was missing out on opportunities for sidebars and finer points within the topic that would come out like they would in a normal conversation. Legit conversations shouldn’t scripted, and entire presentations shouldn’t be either.

So this time, I was challenged to only memorize my introduction and my conclusion (which is recommended), and let the rest of the stuff in the middle happen on its own, and it worked.

Again, you’ll see the presentation live on the blog and on YouTube soon, but in the meantime, thanks for your support, and thanks, Mike, for the help you provided me. It was invaluable.

Cheers!

  • http://www.BiggerPockets.com/renewsblog Brandon Turner

    Hey Pat – Another great month. I can’t wait for your “Snippet” as well as your Kindle book. I think the advice you received about not memorizing your message is right on. Not that I’m a good speaker in any way – but I’ve found the same to be true. I can’t wait to watch your presentation on Youtube! Keep up the great work and I’m glad December is done so we can all get back to work! :)

    • http://howtocreateawebsiteonline.com Vince @ How to Create a Website Online

      I agree! I’m also ecstatic about his YouTube presentation video! Pat, your a stud man!

      • http://www.jasonloveslife.com Jason Love

        It will be interesting to compare his last presentation with this one since Pat used a coach for this one.

        -Jason Love
        http://www.jasonloveslife.com

        • http://howtocreateawebsiteonline.com Vince @ How to Create a Website Online

          Good Point Jason! I’m so excited to see!!!

  • http://www.naturalheightgrowth.com Michael

    Hey Pat,

    I always look forward to your monthly reports and can get a great take-away from them. I love how transparent and honest you are. Do you think you can ever do a post where you show your traffic numbers correlated to your income numbers? I don’t know how to translate my high traffic sites to actual money.

    Michael

    • http://www.rockingbookcovers.com Adrijus

      Oh that’s a great idea! Would be very cool insight!

      • http://java67.blogspot.com.br Java Geek

        Indeed, very cool.

    • http://www.michaelcharalambous.com Michael C

      Hmmmm, Michael, if your receiving high numbers but aren’t necessarily aware of how to turn it into profit. Look to websites that offer information on… traffic conversion, conversion optimisation, and product placement.

      I for instance got 333,000 visitors to my website in two months, but only made £2,000. Now that’s not bad, but I know i could’ve made more if i was selling the right products…

      Hope that helps!

  • http://www.frugalsamurai.com Frugal Samurai

    Pat, I found your site in mid 2012 and since then have absorbed everything I could from your site. Even my wife recognizes when I’m reading your site from a distance just because I’m always going back to reference stuff from your archives.

    You have been a true inspiration and your work ethic as an entrepreneur is unparalleled in many ways.

    I wish you nothing but good health, wealth, and fortune in the future to come.

  • http://wpthemesdaily.com Robert

    Can’t wait to see your new book “Snippet” :) It would be a great book, since the community you built itself is an awesome community for sharing knowledge relating to kindle publishing.

  • http://danielmalau.com Daniel Malau

    Another inspiring income…

    I’m still focusing to your backlink strategy… I hope it will work well

  • http://contentmarketingup.com Michael Chibuzor

    Another detailed income report. Did you know that since I started reading this, I’ve been challenged to work hard and smart. When I look at the way you monetized your site, seeing that you made a lot of money from bluehost, which is recurring, I’m more than happy to focus more on passive income.

    You’re doing an excellent job. And for the clickable map, I really need to check it out and see how it can help my business.

  • http://thevirtualonlineassistant.com Nica Mandigma

    Looking forward to what Snippet is!

  • http://www.earningforever.com/ Mike@EarningForever

    What an awesome month Pat! 44k is simply amazing when it comes to passive income…actually 44k is even amazing when it comes to active income!

    Congrats on crushing it again…you’re an inspiration to me!

    Mike

  • http://www.patriciahaddock.com Patricia Haddock

    Pat, you really set the bar high for all of us with your generosity and transparency. Whenever I have a problem or questions about growing my business, I head to SPI for the answer. You inspired me to start a new website, which will go live in a month http://www.smartinformationproducts.com, and to rebrand my own website, which will become http://www.potentialvelocity.com. You’re the best. BTW, if I can do anything for you–writing, editing, workshop design–holler. I believe in giving back and I owe you a lot. Pat

  • http://incomepress.com Joey Kissimmee

    It’s a funny thing about scripted presentations. Unless you’re very good, it can sound like a script.

    I tried scripting and memorizing my presentations, (for live webinars) but found it hard to to remember when I went live. Which is why now I only memorize the intro. That’s it and I actually learned that on my own, lol.

    I should connect with Mike as one of my missions this year is to actually speak on stage. It’s been my goal for years now.

    Anyway, take care and looking forward to seeing your NMX presentation.

  • shawn

    Hey Pat,

    Did you do something different with your mini-sites and YouTube properties? You had a pretty big increase in that this month and those have been pretty static for a while now.

    Congrats on NMX!

  • http://trucklicense.net/get-cdl Darnell Jackson

    Thanks for sharing Pat,

    This is extremely informational and inspirational. I too am now focusing MORE on case studies.

    I also learned in 2012 to review the results of experiments weekly instead of monthly. This gives you more time to make adjustments before it’s too late.

  • Margaret

    I’m excited about your plans for this blog in the upcoming year!

    “A lot of people will attempt it-and a lot of people will fail.”
    What do you think separates the people who succeed from the people who fail?

  • http://wanttoquitmyjob.com Christian Erick

    Thanks for sharing pat, these reports are always a good source of inspiration, I’m trying to get some people to my blog and sometimes I feel tired but then I’ll go to your monthly reports and I remind myself my goal, thanks for doing this!

  • Debbie

    Congrats Pat on another fantastic month. I’ve been a silent reader of your blog since 2010 and the biggest question i have everytime i read your income blog is… What do you do with that huge income you get from your work?
    Do you re-invest on your business or invest elsewhere? Spend on the kids?

  • http://www.ilovefrenchmovies.com Will

    You continue to inspire, Pat! Your trepidation about speaking in public reminded me of on old Jerry Seinfeld bit where he mentions that public speaking was the number one fear, followed by fear of death. “This means,” he said, “that most people would rather be in the casket than give the eulogy!”
    Keep up the good work! I’m excited to see what 2013 hold for all of us.

  • Wes

    Another stellar month, Pat!

    Keep up the hard work.

  • http://www.h2affiliatemarketing.com Tony

    Hey Pat,

    Your earnings are very inspiring. I have been following you since the first time I visited your site about a year ago now. It is amazing that you came into the internet game making 8k+ a month. After being at it for nearly 2 years now, my earnings still aren’t a 4th of that. Well I hope to some day have a fraction of what you have created. Great work.

  • http://dustinmason.com Dustin

    Is there a total word requirement for each new Snippet? It would be interesting to see how long a ‘book’ needs to be to make the majority of your customers happy….

  • http://www.superhumanmojo.com Braden

    Good stuff Pat.
    Love the monthly reports and I can’t wait for the Snippet book and the addition of multimedia into the mix. Very exciting.

  • http://www.tensionmyositissyndrome.org TMS Back Pain

    Pat – congrats on an other great month. I’m looking forward to video from the expo.

    I’m also planning to check out the ClickableMap site as I have a use for it.

  • http://howtocreateawebsiteonline.com Vince @ How to Create a Website Online

    Pat, you have had some amazing income reports. I’m glad this December one is doing the same! Good Job man and you inspire me to keep going!

  • http://www.traffic-is-king.com Samuel

    Hey Pat,

    Getting a coach I think was a great idea. I know for most skills that I try to learn I always look for a mentor/coach to help me improve the areas I’m most weak in. It should be a lot easier now that you have spoken at a few of the major blog conferences. Definitely looking forward to seeing the video presentation footage.

    BTW: The blog posts that I have read on your blog that have helped me the most were your case studies where you show numbers or before and afters. Those posts really gave me an idea where I should be with my own results. Sort of like a measuring stick.

    Great work and Happy New Year to you!

  • http://www.makingsenseofcents.com Michelle

    Definitely looks like another great month! You are an inspiration.

    Right now I make around $5,000 in extra income, and I can’t wait until I’m hopefully at half of what you are making!

  • http://supermoneysave.com Vijay

    Hi Pat,
    I am curious about the new snippet book. You also mentioned about it’s design etc. and even more eager to know the whole process of formatting/designing book after completing the writing.

    I even asked this question twice to you about the PDF eBook formatting services and your recommendations but did not hear back :(

    Anyways, this is great journey and inspires us to work hard like you.

  • http://bigappledreaming.com Big Apple Dreaming

    Amazing income report. I like to read your monthly income reports, it’s inspires me to do something…

  • A.

    Hi.

    There is an amazing non profit organization for practicing public speaking.
    http://www.toastmasters.org/

    You can find clubs around the world and for me at least it did wonders.

    A.

  • Mike Pacchione

    Aw, shucks. Happy to have helped, my friend.

    What people should also know:
    This talk worked because Pat kept at it. Other reasons too. But that’s a big one. Most people are satisfied with an idea. Pat and I had about 20. Glad we landed where we did.

  • http://www.mobileapptycoon.com Thomas @ Mobile App Tycoon

    It’s definitely amazing to me that not only are you giving the 45 presentation but you didn’t even memorize it! That definitely takes some courage to do – go out there and give a speech without knowing exactly what you’re going to say. But it sounds like it worked out for you! Will be interesting to compare how you sound to your previous presentations…

    Thomas

  • Adam

    Hey Pat,

    Can you share with us your niche site traffic?
    I would like to know some analytics about your security guard training HQ niche site. If possible it would be great the traffic breakdown too.

    Thank you.

  • http://freeintenyears.com James @ Free in Ten Years

    Another great month. You’re a massive inspiration for me Pat. Well done.

  • Andy Teh

    Hi Pat, i come across your site while thinking and brainstorming what should i do for 2013 in terms of new income stream…It has been a wonderful learning from your sharing and i am setting a target to venture into an online niche blog/site. I am totally new to this and hope to learn more from you and other sites…

  • http://www.smartresidualincome.com Sachin @Residual Income

    Thanks Pat!

    Your income reports are always amazing and motivating for others. That’s how many beginners start BLOGGING. One thing I observing is that you WORK HARD to achieve your GOAL’s and another thing is that you diversified your online portfolio, you have a site about security guard (which earns good $ from adsense), you have Green exam academy (which make money by selling your own product), You SPI (which earn money by selling others product), You have iphone apps and much more …….ANY BEGINNER CAN BECOME SUCCESSFUL WITH CONSISTENCY AND JUST FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG!

    Cheers for your success. Happy and wealthy year ahead!!!

  • http://peyeconnection.com/ Lishu Ahuja

    This is such an informative article and very clearly written. Every single thought and idea is direct to the point. Perfectly laid out. Thank you for taking your time sharing this to you readers.
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  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joseph Lalonde

    Pat, thanks for the monthly breakdown. It’s amazing to see where the money is coming from and your monthly expenses. I would’ve thought your VA costs would have been much higher.

  • http://www.rockingbookcovers.com Adrijus

    Oh wow, another book! Snippet sounds like a very interesting concept, looking forward to hear more about it.

    Awesome to see Clickable Maps expanding too. Niche product but shows you can find a way to grow those too.

  • http://inspirationboost.com/listening-quotes JJ Wong

    Every month a greater month for you Pat, and it opens up the possibility to create real business and great income from the internet.
    Currently still on 2-figure monthly online income from my website, gonna keep going and become better month after month.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  • http://collegeinfogeek.com Thomas Frank

    Once again, awesome job this month, Pat. I wish I could have been at NMX to see your presentation – Tom’s breakdown was a good substitute though :)

    These monthly income reports are great – I always study them to see how I can tweak my own practices. Your lessons are one of the main reasons I’m able to actually make a living from blogging, so thanks!

    Can’t wait to read your book when it comes out.

  • http://www.epicwebstudio.com/ Rodrigo Flamenco

    Hey Pat! Congrats! $44k+ that’s awesome! let’s finish this year with $60k+ ;)

  • http://obatrambutrontokmu.net cara mengatasi rambut rontok

    Wow.. fantastic income, i hope my last project like that..

  • http://trafficplanet.com Terry Kyle

    Excellent share and amazingly candid Pat – keep up the great work. If you want to do a Print On Demand version of your book with Amazon, drop me a line – I have a fair bit of experience in making that work financially.

  • http://www.dogbusinessebooks.com Nicholas

    Wow. That’s incredible cash man. Congrats. Leave some for the rest of us!!

  • http://coffeeshopcartoon.smackjeeves.com/ AndHeDrew

    Thanks for the report! It’s both motivating and pretty awe-inspiring. You deserve every bit of it for serving humanity like you do!

  • http://www.freshrag.com Dave

    Pat,

    It’s uncanny the parallels between your timelines and mine. Yours are just light years ahead on the success meter, but I between the “thinking” period in December, and the action period in January, mixed with all the family obligations (I also have a 2.5 yr. old), we seem to be on some sort of similar cycle. Hopefully this means I’m on a path to some similar success if I stick true to what I’ve learned on SPI in these last few short months.

    Again, thanks for everything.

  • http://snitchim.com Eric

    Pat,

    I love the open and honest look at your earnings! This is so encouraging and always enjoy checking this out. Also give me some ideas of where I could look to continue to expand and grow my business.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Eric

  • http://www.videomateproreview.com VideoMate Pro

    I’m very admire you and you are my motivation. I love the way you share eveything with people. Thank you so much

  • http://thecollegeinvestor.com Robert Farrington

    Congrats on another great month Pat. I look forward to seeing your presentation online since I missed it in person!

  • http://hgcouponcode.net/ Hostgator Coupon

    Wow.. Congrats! Amazing numbers again!
    You are an inspiration to all of us.

  • http://www.orangemasala.com rahul

    great last month bro…happy to see you achieving great heights…:)

  • http://wahjobs.blogspot.com Traci-Work at home job journal

    Great work again! I started doing some income reports on my own blog as well for my work at home phone and freelancing jobs.

  • http://www.capecodtraveler.com Chris Chagnon

    Wow Pat! Great job once again. Keep up the good work. I just launch my website thanks to your advice. I can’t wait to launch my podcast. Cheers.

  • http://mathias.com.au Mathias

    Good to see that your SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com adsense earnings wasn’t affected by adsense new ad display policy (ads to look more navigational). Cheers

  • http://www.passiveproductive.com Sam Matla (Passive Productive)

    Very inspiring as always! I can’t wait to read your ‘snippet’ as well, sounds very interesting! :)

  • http://www.cloud65.com Online Income

    my buddy’s mother-in-law makes $67/hr on the computer. She has been fired for 5 months but last month her income was $14166 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this web site http://www.Cloud65.com

  • http://foreverjobless.com/ Billy Murphy

    Can’t remember if I’ve asked you this before- have there been any negative effects from publishing income reports? Any big benefits?

    • http://www.jasonloveslife.com Jason Love

      Pat’s Income reports is a reason for me to come back to his at least once a month (I usually visit several times a week).
      Also, it gives me an idea of what web businesses I should be looking into and it proves to me Pat is open about sharing information, tools, techniques, secrets, etc on how he makes money online.
      So, I imagine if I feel this way others do as well.
      Meaning: benefit of publishing income report is loyal following.

      Just my opinion,
      Jason Love
      http://www.jasonloveslife.com

      • http://www.jasonloveslife.com Jason Love

        Reply was suppose to say “reason for me to back to his site at least …”
        I would be curious if there has been any negative effects to this practice.

  • john

    You never show any proof of your income. How come?

    • Pat Flynn

      Hey John, thanks for the question. The reason I don’t show large checks or screenshots like some of the others do is because I don’t feel like I need to, and even if I did it’s easy to photoshop those to show any amount – so even that is not complete proof. I prefer to have my proof in the sense of the lessons that I’ve learned and the testimonials from others who have used what I’ve taught to get results for themselves as well. If you really wanted proof we could get on a Skype call or something and I could screen share some of the reports for you but like I said that’s not really necessary. If you need that proof, however, as confirmation that you should be spending time building your own business, that this stuff really is possible, then we can make time for it, I have no problem with that.

  • http://sebagorka.com Sebastian

    Hi Pat,
    Do you have a lot of trafic on SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com ? Because $2000 with adsense is a lot of money and I don’t see agressive ads it your site. Really nice work :)

  • http://www.apcrepairz.com kwesi

    Hi Pat – December was indeed a great month. I definitely will be looking forward for your snippet and also your new book.I am struggling a bit on converting visitor to clickers but i am taking your advice on posting videos online and i have seen an increasing new stream of traffic . I have to download and watch your presentation on Youtube. Keep up the great work also i was wondering if you can like my like on facebook.You are continuing to inspire me with your monthly income.Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • http://www.brunobabic.com Bruno Babic

    Hey Pat,
    I was pleased to see your awesome affiliate earnings from promoting BlueHost where you have actually reminded of one of the BlueHost promotional videos that contained the success stories of some well known millionaire infopreneurs such as Michael Arrington.
    The reason why I am mentioning this BlueHost promotional video is because I’d like to say that I am not surprise that you earned well over $20,000 as a BlueHost affiliate since I remember that after watching it a few times I almost signed up with the BlueHost’s hosting plan because I really fell for their awesome sales video.
    This is just an awesome reminder how it is always good and worth promoting something that both strongly resonates with you and that you 100% believe in because there are certainly many people like you who will feel the same way about it. So, this is really a cool way of creating and generating yourself an additional stream of passive income online.

    For me as an international millionaire playboy lifestyle fan who’s always on the lookout for extra sources of income, this lesson is especially beneficial and valuable.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and earnings reports.

    Bruno Babic

  • http://NoGym.net Christopher Walker

    Hi Pat,

    I’m super interested in finding out more about Snippet. I’d love to write on the platform (been wanting to write a book-blog but couldn’t figure out exactly how to do it… apparently the Snippet team felt the same pain haha).

    I couldn’t find any resources on Google about it. Do you know when they’ll release more information?

    Thanks :)
    Chris

  • http://davidrosendahl.com Dave Rosendahl

    Pat, great job in December. Just started reading your blog and have enjoyed what I’ve seen thus far. Keep up the good work!

    -dr-

  • Taswir Haider

    You’re doing an excellent job.Looking forward to snippet.

  • http://www.microlfc.com Ian

    Hi Pat,

    I love your site! It’s opened my eyes to a whole world of new possibilities.

    Quick question: I notice above that you have income from adsense revenue from your security guard training site. Here’s the thing, I can’t see any adsense ads on that site. (I’ve turned my adblocker off and refreshed the page and still it looks totally ad-free.) Has the adsense content been recently removed or am I missing something here?

    Thanks!
    Ian

  • http://www.techclause.com Chiranjeev

    Hi Pat,
    Great..monthly income report. Really you are doing a excellent job. Nice to see most of the income you have got from Affiliate marketing. Thanks for sharing it with us,,It is really inspire for newbies.
    Thanks.

  • http://www.empowernetwork.com/lipi/ Soumik @ money making blog

    Hi Pat,

    U r the source of inspiration for many of us.. Thanks for your effort to keep us motivated..
    God bless you..

  • http://www.cacracker.com Noor

    Thanks for giving this info about earning.. this means a lot to my dream to be like you. Keep doing the great work.
    - Noor

  • Phil

    Great stuff Pat as usual!

    I appreciate you opening up and revealing your fears and successes.
    It helps to show that this is a real possibility for the beginners like me.

    Keep up the good work

  • Jason

    Hi Pat!

    I’ve been along for the ride for almost 2 yrs now and congrats on your success.

    One thing I look forward to is these montly income reports. I’m curious if you ever imagined that commissions from hosting would be your 1 single biggest money maker?

    - Jason

  • sid

    congrats! pat you are awesome.
    your burning desire and interest, both thing work for you.

  • http://repossessionhq.com Steven

    Very nice report Pat. This blog has some excellent tips for building authority sites and I appreciate it. Keep up the good work!

  • http://CashFlowsToo.com Monty Campbell

    Wow.. feels kind of amazing to have been at NMX and be right there while this pic was being taken. In fact I was probably standing right next to Chris Ducker as he took it.

    Great presentation. Amazing income report. It has inspired many duplicators but clearly you are the innovator. I wish you the continue success you have had.

    Also on a side not the last Podcast on Healthcare and the Business. AWESOME!. I loved every bit of it. It shows me that true lessons learned by you that can help newbies like me. I know that is what you do in the community, but that particular podcast answered a lot of business questions that sometime go unanswered. Just like the thought that you must pay the state the annual business personal property tax of $300 just to be in business. In MD many a business gets out of compliance quickly by forgetting to pay that Fee http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/annrpt2.html not to mention the annual unemployment insurance filling even if you don’t have employees. Those elements are the nitty gritty that most business and blogs in this niche don’t discuss. I’m glad you have covered it. I hope it inspires others to do the same on occasion.
    Have a blessed one.

  • Knox

    Pat,

    Noticed under “tools” you mention Legal Zoom. Are you not an affiliate? I just started following you and I am soaking up 2 hours a day. Keep going! Thanks

  • Pantherius

    Hi Pat,
    Amazing work, congratulations!

    I would like to ask one question. I saw two websites with same HTML structure, but different content. Is this a problem for the Google?
    The first page is the londonjobhunter.com and the second is the newyorkjobshunter.com

    Many thanks!

  • http://www.ContractorRegistry.com Chris the Home Contractor

    Pat…

    Since you make your income public, how do you treat family members and others that come to you for cash and make you feel like you are the difference between life and death?

    For this reason, I do not share my income or call about the good or bad months. I feel it is best to keep that stuff out of the mind of greedy people.

    If you do not have those people in your life, great!

    • http://investigationhq.com Steve

      I can understand this also Chris. Even worse is the massive division of classes going on in the US. The mindset of punishing the employers and those who are successful is just weird to me. It seems there are fewer dreamers since it will just be taxed to the brim anyways or hated on.

      Just imagine having a family owned business in France and suddenly it goes from a 40% tax rate to a 75% tax rate which it did. How much enthusiasm would someone have waking up to go work for that.. Nuts

  • http://Colonhelp Trish

    Awesome, I’m the turtle in the turtle vs the hare race, but I know I’ll get to this level eventually! Awesome stuff!!

  • http://www.patrickwagner.com Patrick Wagner

    Congratulations on a prosperous year, this is the type of post that gives the beginners a lot of hope.

  • http://cheap-garden-sheds.com Ryan

    I love your earnings posts, they keep me motivated and on track. I don’t want to make that much….. well for now. I just want to make enough to have the time I need to spend more time with my family. I don’t need to make much in the beginning, I am never going to give up.

    Thanks for all the great posts!

  • http://www.moneymakersites.com Julius Orias

    Hey Pat,

    I just found your blog through through InfoBarrel.com they were talking about you up there lol. Anyway, congrats on your big earnings and I wish I could earn even 1/4 on that. This will be my favorite blog to visit as of now and learn from your expertise.

    Again, I am amazed of what you earn here online. I am sure this is a big blessing to you and your family. I started blogging online since 2002 for just 2 years and stop and then started again in October I guess 2010. Now, I am loving it and started making a little passive income. I’m sure I will visit this blog for now on and will subscribe to it. Take care and have a blessed week.

    Blessings,
    Julius Orias

  • http://www.naylandhouse.com Lewis Saka

    Another great month – well done Pat! You breifly mentioned your mastermind groups, I love to read a piece on how you went about forming or joing these groups and the impact they’ve had on your success and income

  • http://www.wunder-der-schwangerschaft.org Andreas

    Great numbers. Very fine…Congrats

  • http://www.mudrunninghq.com Emily

    I am really looking forward to the Europe/Canada versions of the Create a Clickable Map! Any updates on when those will go live?

  • A.

    Hi.

    I remember you once had a project for a membership site for learning how to edit pictures.

    I cant find any links on your blog to it, but I was wondering have you ditched the idea or made any progress?

    Thanks!

  • Justin

    Awesome!

    I started typing a long comment and just sent you an email instead… I think you could be making way more money from the LEED site.

  • http://www.indiaexamclub.com/recruitment/ Naukri

    Hey Pat you are really doing awesome man , your previous report showed how good you do with affiliate marketing , thats all because of your dedication. And thanks for writing these reports which motivates me enough :)

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    I think its admirable that you are reevaluating your product. Nice income report as always.