September is here and Q4 is around the corner (I hope) So time for the August Income Report.
Amazon was slow again and did less than last month, both in items sold an dollar amount. More bread and butter books and games sold rather than home run items. Im still feeding the beast and hoping for a great 4th quarter.
This is a screen capture showing that with only $103.67 (less than last month again) of goods purchased (only 59 units this month) they were sold on Amazon for $1166.73 with Amazon taking their cut of $349.68 and I was paid $817.05. So after cost of good is taken out I had a gross profit of $711.39. Return On Investment was down this month at 692.9%. Not a great month, half of my better months, but dips in sales happen and I’m not discouraged. I keep sending in products, not as fast as before. Been every other week instead of once a week. Ill continue to send in items best I can. Photography has picked up a little making it harder to get out and source, also some health issues came up keeping me in house more than I wanted but I will be working harder on it this month.
Ebay went up again over last month which has really helped to balance things out. The eBay report even includes some sales from Bonanza. Cost of goods was $146.79 and got paid $226.01 which after fees and shipping costs I netted $1,678.42, Return on investment of 1143.4% which is down just a bit over las month.
Better returns than Amazon but a lot more work as I have to ship everything myself and store it at home.
Adsense balance was only at $90 for Sept so no payment this month but will get paid in sept 🙂 Adsense ads alone (websites/blogs) I made 36.96 which is a great. My average had been around 20. I know its not a lot but multiple streams, no matter how small add up. Ad revenue from my 2 youtube channels added up to $94.95, Hydroponics channel is down a bit so need to start working on it a bit more since weather is cooling off. My adsense comes from website ads (even from this site) as well as youtube channels
Goals and Look Ahead
So lets take a look at all the streams I have besides the photo studio.
Online sales: $3,392.74
Merchant Accounts: $26.07
Secondary income goal for Sept was 4K so just missed that. While Online sales was up a bit thanks to ebay, other areas were down. Im keep a 4k goal for the month of October and feel confident (well pretty much) that I will break it this month 🙂
So what about you, what are your goals for Oct? How did you do in Sept?