This is my first monthly travel blog income report in a while but I wanted to post this moving forward to show you guys it’s possible to make money online while traveling the world.
December 2022 was an important month for this blog because that’s when I started publishing a lot of videos on Youtube. I published around 260+ Youtube videos in December and it helped my blog generate $1,200 in Youtube Partner’s Program income.
Of course, I won’t be covering YPP income moving forward because I was banned from Youtube on January 17th, 2023.
Let’s get into the details on how my travel blog and Youtube channel (now defunct) performed.
December 2022 Travel Blog Income: $1,375
I earned around $1,375 in December 2022 via several different income sources:
- Youtube Partner Program (Google Adsense): $1,200
- Private Consultations via Google Meet: $100
- Affiliates: $75
Youtube was my biggest earner in December 2022 but I will need to replace this income source moving forward. That’s why I launched several ExpatKings Membership levels to help replace my video ad income.
I also booked 1 30 minute consultation with a fan of my Youtube channel as well. If you want to ask me anything travel related then consider booking 30 minute or 1 hour consultation with me by becoming a paid member of the site.
Lastly, I earned a few bucks as an affiliate of Pinalove. Pinalove is my favorite online dating app in the Philippines that I use to meet and hook up with young beautiful Filipina girls.
December 2022 Traffic and Pageviews
My Youtube channel generated around 500,000 total views in December 2022 while this blog generated 9,000+ visitors and 20,000+ pageviews.
I won’t be including any Youtube stats in the future but it’s interesting to see how much traffic my videos were getting before I got banned.
My goal is to reach 1 million pageviews on this blog per month since it’s a bit harder to get quick traffic as a vlogger with my own personal site. However, I do believe the compound effect works no matter which platform you use.
I will continue following Elon Musk’s high volume production model to scale visitors and pageviews in 2023.
December 2022 Travel Blog Monthly Expenses: $279
Running any online business has expenses but I’m happy to say this blog doesn’t cost a lot of money to operate.
Here is a breakdown of my monthly expenses in December 2022:
- Rocket.net Cloud Hosting: $100
- DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal: $110
- Convertkit Email Marketing: $69
Total Expenses: $279
December 2022 Travel Blog Net Income: $1,096
I earned a total net income of around $1,096 in total. That’s not bad considering I neglected this blog for several months. It’s time to revive ExpatKings and produce a lot of new content for 2023.
What Do You Think?
I’m happy to hit the $1,000+ mark during my first serious month of running this blog. Let me know what you think about my progress.
If you are interested in setting up your own travel blog or general website then I’d be happy to help you out.