- I truly enjoy writing
- Blogging is not a highway to riches
As it is evident through my income reports, I don’t make my living (yet) from Internet marketing. At this rate, I have been making about $175 per month (not enough to pay the rent). I make my living from my dance school, Dance Conmigo, and from my vacation rental business.
After 7 years as part owner of Dance Conmigo, my love for dancing remains untouched, but my enthusiasm for marketing and managing the school has been dwindling. If my classes could self promote and if the ratio of male/female students would be about equal, I would be in paradise, but a dance school takes a lot of time and energy to manage and promote, energy that is no longer there. I will try a hands-off approach for the next few months; If it works, great! If it doesn’t work then it’s time to move on to the next big thing.
After 15 months in the vacation rental business, my experience has been extraordinary. Airbnb takes 3% commission of my revenues and it does a fantastic job marketing my properties. All I have to do is provide a great service. If I could pay 3% of my dance revenue to someone who would do the promotion of my dance business, I would pay it in a second.
As far as my Internet marketing business goes, I will take out my violin and start playing a sad song while I give you all the excuses explaining why it hasn’t done great. My time balance has many arms and this past month the vacation rental business took the biggest chunk (mentally and physically). The result is that I have not promoted myself properly and I have not continued my website development education. In addition, I have always been a workaholic and lately I have managed to carve out some time to do fun activities such as yoga, kickboxing, dining, etc., which in turn left even less time for Internet business. My goal is to do some catching up the rest of this month.
I believe that the Internet business has great potential and I am sticking to it. I just have to be conscious that it will take time before I get in a regular work flow and it will take even more time before I see consistent results.
Thank you for reading my rant.
Here are my results:
Affiliate Bluehost: $65
Total revenue: $115
Internet services $60
Website hosting $5
Total expenses $65
Net profit $50
Cumulative profit since June 2012: $ 1785
It is already mid April and I have done very little Alain Internet Marketing. I am sure that the next income report will be even more disappointing.