Income Report September 2018

Income Report September 2018

Every month, I publish a report of the business & investment income I received during the previous month. I publish these reports to show you what you can expect with an online business & unconventional investments, and I also publish them to keep the motivation to work hard & to grow this number month after month.

In every report, you will find out the details about all the business income I received during the month, all the business expenses, and also all the income I received from investments during the month.

This month I mainly focused on raising up the budget for my Facebook ads, while carefully monitoring that they deliver the expected results. I am mainly focused on lead generation at the moment, and I can say that the results are great. For my website Open Home Automation for example, I am now able to generate email leads for just 30 cts per lead, which is way below the average cost per lead on Facebook. I am now building and tweaking the other parts of my sales funnels, and when I reach an overall positive return on investment it will be time for me to scale up my ads spend and grow my business this way. By the way, if you want to know how to do the same for your own online business, I invite you to join my free online course about building a lead generation funnels that uses Facebook Ads.

I also spent time working on my two SaaS apps, aREST and SiteEngine. For aREST, I mainly focused on the marketing side, and completely redesign the funnel that people use to signup to the app, mainly with a redesigned & more clear pricing page.

I also added more features into SiteEngine, which is my SaaS app that is powering all my websites, by adding some useful features like One-Click Upsell, which will definitely be useful for my clients but also to grow the revenues of my own websites.

On the investing side, I continued to sell some of the low-yielding dividend stocks that were basically slowing down in dividend growth. That's why you will see a lower income this month on the dividend side. However, I already reinvested most of the money in Peer-to-Peer lending :)

Speaking about Peer-to-Peer lending platforms, I continued to diversify my portfolio by investing on platforms like Viainvest and PeerBerry, which I will also review soon on my website. My investments on Grupeer (which I reviewed here) are also performing well, as well as my investments on Fast Invest that I just recently reviewed.

Business Income

SlowCookr
7.00€
+7.00€
0%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
7.00€
+7.00€
0%
Snorkeling Vacation Guide
654.00€
+111.00€
+20.44%
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
654.00€
+111.00€
+20.44%
Open Home Automation
1544.19€
+1427.45€
+1222.76%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
236.19€
+119.45€
+102.32%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
1173.00€
+1173.00€
0%
Kindle Books
135.00€
+135.00€
0%
aREST
291.52€
+134.26€
+85.37%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
291.52€
+134.26€
+85.37%
Marco Schwartz
2984.00€
+766.00€
+34.54%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
497.00€
+497.00€
0%
Affiliate Earnings
2487.00€
+269.00€
+12.13%
Hair Styler Mag
1231.00€
-36.00€
-2.84%
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
1231.00€
-36.00€
-2.84%
Facebook Ads
325.67€
+31.43€
+10.68%
SenGrid
9.90€
+0.00€
+0.00%
Fiverr
32.00€
-35.00€
-52.24%
Amazon S3
25.24€
+0.53€
+2.14%
86.00€
+1.11€
+1.31%
UpWork
22.39€
+2.02€
+9.92%

Investment Income

Dividend Growth Investing
371.29€
-36.06€
-8.85%
Real Estate Crowdfunding
190.34€
+3.21€
+1.72%
86.45€
+0€
+0%
68.36€
+0€
+0%
18.37€
+0€
+0%
17.16€
+0€
+0%
Peer-to-Peer Lending
595.39€
+29.87€
+5.28%
256.05€
+0€
+0%
193.88€
+0€
+0%
50.81€
+0€
+0%
36.52€
+0€
+0%
17.52€
+0€
+0%
13.28€
+0€
+0%
11.46€
+0€
+0%
7.33€
+0€
+0%
5.26€
+0€
+0%
1.28€
+0€
+0%
1.08€
+0€
+0%
0.92€
+0€
+0%

This was a much better month than the previous one - mainly due to the excellent performances of my affiliate marketing on my own site, as well as ramping up Facebook Ads spend for my website Open Home Automation.

It's now time to invest more into what's working on the Facebook ads side, in order for me to reach my goals. I listened to a talk by Ezra Firestone at a conference, and he said that he recommends spending at least 15% of your revenue into ads, and I think 20% is a number I would be comfortable with. Looking at this month's numbers, the goal would then be to scale to about 1300 Euros of ad spend for the coming month. Of course, I will also spend a lot of time and efforts to now actually build sales funnels on top of the lead generation funnels that I already have in place, to realise monetise the leads that I am acquiring with ads.

I will also be attending MicroConf Europe in Dubrovnik from the 21st to the 23rd of October - so if you are attending as well, don't hesitate to send me an email so we can meetup there!

On the investing side, I will continue diversifying my P2P lending investments on other platforms, for example like Viainvest and PeerBerry, and of course publish reviews of all the platforms I am investing on.

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Anthony 13 days ago
Hello, thank you for sharing your results. I'm looking forward to invest in those new platforms: EstateGuru, Envestio, Viainvest and PeerBerry. I also look forward to see October/November income report to see returns in those platforms.
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Marc a month ago
Hello Marco, Your blog is very interesting as well as you numbers. Very inspiring. Just a quick question and I hope you will be able to answer it. May I know how much are you invest in Mintos to earn 256.05€ / month ? Thank you very much and keep doing :)
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Marco Schwartz Marc 16 hours ago

Thanks! I invite you to check my monthly portfolio update, it will tell you exactly how much I invest in each platform.

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