September was a turning point for me in that I focused almost entirely on one income source for the entire month. I have been learning about serving offline businesses using Facebook and I have been working on building up this business.
Why would I focus on offline businesses? The two primary reasons are 1) unlimited number of customers and 2)potential to earn several thousand dollars from a single client.
The hardest part of working with offline customers is sales. I am not a people person But the good news is that I hired my first employee last week and we are going full out to attack this market.
To start my online income report for September I have to confess that I did not work as hard as I normally do in my online business.
The reason is the start of football season. I am a die-hard University of Georgia football fan.
As of today Georgia has lost only one game to South Carolina. I was at that game too!
My prediction is Georgia will win out, win the SEC Championship and then win the National Championship. If any of my readers has two tickets to the SEC Championship or the National Championship game, let me know because I am looking for tickets.
Now getting back to my September 2014 online income report. I am going to quickly cover my new passive income streams first.
My books that I have published on Amazon in both print and Kindle format continuously bring in monthly income for me. I do no work for this income.
Some people have asked me why I don’t publish my books for the Barnes & Noble Nook device? That is a very good question.
One day I went through and evaluated the reading devices owned by three generations of my immediate family. The results were 17 Kindle and 1 Nook.
That is why I don’t publish for the Nook because I do not feel it has a large enough percentage of the market to go after.
My book royalties brought in $31.09 in September.
Once it has been setup then it is a forget about it income stream.
In September I earned $16.47 from Adsense.
This is my new area of focus in my life. As I mentioned earlier I hired my first employee one week ago today. In one week we have been hard at work at building up our offline business.
We have created a website, created a document for potential clients detailing our services, hired a lawyer to write a contract to give to customers, emailed over 90 businesses and scheduled our first meeting with a potential customer.
My new employee is way above average when it comes to people skills and sales.
He is going to be working the sales and when he closes a customer then I will be doing the back end on running the Facebook Ads. I will also handle the website and graphics to create our advertising.
It is a perfect fit of our strengths and talents. We have a Skype chat every day at high noon to discuss what we are working on, what needs to be done and who is going to handle the work.
I am sharing with him what I have learned about landing my first 5 offline customers. He has been learning the process and is ready to go full steam ahead with it.
In the near future my income from this one category will greatly increase as we build the business.
In September I earned $3,750.00 from Offline Customers.
My focus in this area has decreased as I worked on my offline customers. Sales of my Amazon Affiliate Bible have dropped as a result.
But I made a decision to focus on the area that I think will have lots of potential for me to accomplish greater income gains. So I do not regret the lack of attention for my products.
In September I earned $150.61 from product sales.
This was one are that I dedicated myself this month. I have been mainly reading and learning from all the different blog posts that talk about different ways to be successful with Facebook advertising.
This is an immense amount of information on this topic and each article that I read provided at least one bit of information that I learned.
When I would find a good website on the topic then I would just spend hours reading every single blog post that they every published on Facebook advertising.
If you want to get good on a topic then you have to take time to learn everything you can about that topic.
I have bookmarked about a dozen websites that provide valuable information about Facebook Advertising.
Compared to last month my income from Facebook advertising has greatly decreased. But my knowledge of how to run effective Facebook ads has greatly increased.
In a way I knew I needed to work with someone that was strong in sales to compensate for my weakness in this area. That is why I spent the time to learn about Facebook advertising.
I earned $482.07 from Facebook advertising in September.
During September I was primarily using Facebook Ads to promote affiliate products. Affiliate marketing and Facebook opens up the doors for many people to start making money online.
Find a product that has a very good commission and then promote it on Facebook.
If you get very good at targeting with your Facebook Ads then you can be very successful in promoting Affiliate products.
In September I only earned $641.00 from Affiliate Marketing.
For the second consecutive month I am adding this category to my online income report. And I am very proud that I am able to add it.
Several weeks ago I spent almost three days putting together my Ultimate Online Resource Guide.
If you printed out the Ultimate Online Resource Guide it is 28 pages long.
It provides reference to just about any tool or category that you might need if you are working online.
I am proud of the Ultimate Online Resource Guide because I allow people to purchase it and then turn around and make money from all of my hard work.
Winston Churchill made the famous quote
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life from what we give.
I try very much to share with my readers and that is why I am excited every time somebody purchases my Ultimate Online Resource Guide because I know they will be able to make money from it.
To everyone that purchased, thank you and I hope you make money from my efforts.
In September I made $80.00 from my Ultimate Online Resource Guide.
My September 2014 Online Income Report Results
Here are the results of my September 2014 Online Income Report:
$3,750.00 Offline Customers
$150.61 Product Sales
$31.09 Book Royalties
$482.07 Facebook Advertising
$641.00 Affiliate Marketing
$80.00 Ultimate Online Resource Guide