My Monthly Online Income Earnings Report November 2012

I know everyone loves to read online earnings reports from people making money online at home, so here is my latest report. This includes any payments I’ve received during the month of November 2012. These payments usually reflect the sales and earnings I made from 60-90 prior to being paid. This is mostly my earnings from the month of September. Most companies pay out commissions after a certain wait time, such as 60-90 days, to make sure the orders weren’t returned. This is pretty standard when you are doing affiliate marketing type of income.  Please note that links in this post and on this website may be affiliate links that earn me commissions.  If you choose to use my links, I would like to thank you in advance for helping me earn an income online.

My Squidoo Income

My Squidoo earnings are from multiple Squidoo accounts that I have for a few different niches.  But it doesn’t include one account in which I give the earnings to my teenage son. Squidoo continues to be a steady earner for me. I’ve earned more than $1000 per month every month this year except for one month (May). Most of my Squidoo earnings are from eBay commissions and the ad revenue share, which is based off your average lensrank for the month. The majority of my Amazon links on my Squidoo lenses are my own links which are paid through the Amazon Associates program, which you can see my income on that line item. I like to use SquidUtils.com poster links for my Amazon products, even though the owner takes 10% of the impressions. So my Amazon income is probably 10% lower than what it could be if I made my own links. But I’m willing to give up 10% of my impressions for the convenience and ease of use his poster ads provide. They save me a ton of time. And time is money.

The Squidoo income is based off of about 248 lenses, although 43 of them are ranked so low that they don’t even show up, they are considered “Works In Progress” because they don’t get any traffic.  So they don’t have a chance of earning anything.  My lenses that sell products the most consistently feature hard to find items that people buy on eBay.  My lenses that get the most traffic, and therefore make the most in ad revenue share from their lensrank average, are lenses that I wrote using urls, titles, and tags based on keyword phrases with low competition as defined by the Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool.  They have a free trial, after which it’s $19 per month, and well worth the money in my opinion.

But almost all my other income sources, with exception of my Small Business Marketing Income, is somehow derived from my Squidoo lenses.  For example, my Zazzle income.  I promote Zazzle products for sale on Squidoo lenses.  So even though Zazzle is the one paying me the income, Squidoo is the avenue that I use to make that income.  I’ve been experimenting with setting up my own websites to promote Zazzle products, but they don’t get near the traffic that my Squidoo lenses get.  That’s why I really like using Squidoo.  Google loves them.  So if you find the right keywords you can get good traffic to your pages.  It’s much easier than starting a brand new website on your own.  And because it’s free, the cost of setting up the pages is only your time.  Plus you don’t have to deal with any IT problems if something is not working right on the website.  Trust me, this is a huge bonus.  However, of course there are drawbacks.  If Squidoo shuts down, decides to stop letting people add affiliate links, or something of that nature, then I’m really screwed.  Most of my income is somehow tied to Squidoo.

My Zazzle Income

In the summer I started adding many more pages featuring Zazzle products and my sales and income has increased accordingly.  I had 27 lenses dedicated to Zazzle products, and created another 39 lenses during the month of September. Zazzle pays on the same schedule as Squidoo, so payments I received in November were for sales made in September.  I’m excited about how this income might keep increasing as I make more pages.

I also started putting my own products up for sale on Zazzle.  For this pay period I sold 10 items from my own stores.  The remaining sales were referral sales, in which I referred the sale of someone’s else product.  I had 67 referral orders.  Most were for one item, but I had a few that were wedding invitation orders so they ordered multiple invitations and rsvp cards.

Referral sales are really easy, because you can choose the best looking products that you like, and promote only them.  Even if you don’t have design skills, you can still set up a beautiful “shop” with really cool items designed by other people.  You still earn the base commission of 15%, plus volume bonus.  This is how I started making money on Zazzle, exclusively referring.  You can read more about how easy it is to get started making money at Zazzle by referring here:  http://fivegreenlizards.com/the-easiest-way-to-get-started-making-money-on-zazzle/.

If you are thinking of promoting some Zazzle products and earning commissions, the sale of phone cases spikes right after Christmas when all the people who unwrapped a new iphone 5 for Christmas now need a case.  So if you want to earn 15% – 32% commissions, you can promote some of my iPhone 5 cases.  Just go to the product page, then use the “share” buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or grab the html code to embed it on your website, blog, or Squidoo page.  Make sure you are logged into Zazzle first, and then your affiliate code will automatically be attached.  I’ll put some of my Zazzle iphone 5 cases at the bottom of this page.

And as I mentioned last month, don’t forget to sign up for Mr Rebates, which gives you cash back rebates on your online shopping.  Now, with the Christmas shopping season upon us, is a great time to take advantage of the free money they give back to you on your purchases.  They also have a great referral program which gives you a referral bonus EVERY time someone you refer gets cash back on their shopping.  So just refer someone, they will earn cash back on their shopping, and every time they earn cashback, so will you.  Mr Rebates continues to make me a few hundred dollars every month.  I love that they help save you money on shopping.  And don’t forget about small business expenses.  I even get cash back rebates on domain names and web hosting from GoDaddy.

With all these various income sources I use a free web software program called Outright that helps me keep my income and expenses organized, which is especially helpful for income tax purposes.  I use the FREE version.

Once again, I want to note how happy I’ve been using the Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool.  It helps me find a phrase that Google picks ups and sends me traffic for.  By knowing that there’s not much competition by using a specific phrase, I can use that in my urls, titles, and tags, and get traffic.  Yes, there is a monthly fee (after the free trial), but I wouldn’t be making the money I am now if I weren’t using Jaaxy.  I’m happy to pay $19 a month in order to make a few thousand.

Here are some of my newest iPhone 5 cases for you to promote and a brand new design for a 2013 mousepad calender for entrepreneurs.  You’ll earn 15% – 32% commissions.

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Palm Tree Silhouette Ocean Sunset iPhone 5 Case

Beautiful Sunflower Bouquet Photo in Black & White iPhone 5 Covers

Tree Rings iPhone 5 Case

Ancient Astrology Timepiece Clock in Prague Czech iPhone 5 Covers

Brightly Colored Fabric Patterns Stacked iPhone 5 iPhone 5 Cases

Peacock iPhone 5 Case Girls Pretty Elegant Case

Arizona Saguaro Cactus in Desert iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Damask Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Wood Designs Wooden Planks iPhone 5 Case Cover

Ship's Wheel Wooden Design iPhone 5 Case Cover

Peacock iPhone 5 Case Girls Pretty Elegant Case

iHunt Deer Elk Antlers iPhone 5 Case for Hunters

Cool iPhone 5 Cases for Girls Red Blue Polka Dots

Bee on Colorful Sunflower iPhone 5 Case

Cool Arizona Cactus Southwestern iPhone 5 Case

Cool Urban Sidewalk Light iPhone 5 Case

Purple Abstract iPhone 5 Case

Camoflauge Camo Cool iPhone 5 Case for Guys

Southwestern Adobe Fireplace Room iPhone 5 Case

Sepia Railroad Tracks in Forest iPhone 5 Case

Light Blue Damask iPhone 5 Case Cover

iHunt Deer iPhone 5 Case for Hunters

Yellow Hot Rod Muscle Car Grill iPhone 5 Case

Arizona Saguaro Cactus on Black iPhone 5 Case

Saguaro Cactus Cinco de Mayo iPhone 5 Case

Breast Cancer Awareness Wear Pink Ribbon iPhone 5 iPhone 5 Case

Rustic Wood Planks iPhone 5 Case

Arizona Saguaro Cactus on Black iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Flip Flops Fun Beach Theme iPhone 5 Case

A Very Merry Christmas iPhone 5 Case

Dogs Rule Paw Prints Gifts for Dog Lovers iPhone 5 Cover

Rusted Iron Cross iPhone 5 Case

Robot Clock Recycled Art iPhone 5 Case

Abstract Blue Swirl iPhone 5 Case

Dinosaur Designs Blue Red Green on Black iPhone 5 Cases

Blah Blah Blah Blue iPhone 5 Case

Dog Puppy Paw Prints Gifts for Dog Lovers iPhone 5 Cases

Dinosaur Designs Blue Orange Yellow Red Dinosaurs iPhone 5 Case

Cute Pink Pastel Concentric Circles iPhone 5 Case

Cute Purple and Blue Floral Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Cute Blue and Pink Floral Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Cute Blue Pink Concentric Circles iPhone 5 Case

Cute Floral Pattern iPhone 5 Case for Girls

Cute Pink Brown Concentric Circles iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Floral Polka Dots Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Personalized Sock Monkey Red iPhone 5 Case

Cute Pink Purple Floral Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Cool Dinosaurs iPhone 5 Case Blue

Abstract iPhone Case iPhone 5 Case

Cool iPhone 5 Cases for Girls Neon Chevron Stripes

Cool iPhone 5 Cases for Girls Neon Chevron Stripes

Arizona Saguaro Cactus at Night Cool iPhone 5 Case

Cool iPhone 5 Cases for Girls Funky Neon Stripes

Cool iPhone 5 Cases for Girls Neon Chevron Stripes

Personalized Sock Monkey Black iPhone 5 Case

Fun Abstract Butterfly Hand Prints iPhone Case iPhone 5 Cover

Cute Girl Sock Monkey Red Tan iPhone 5 Case

Dinosaur King Red Crest on Black iPhone 5 Case

Cool iPhone 5 Cases for Girls Neon Polka Dots

Hot Pink Yellow Wild Animal Print Zebra Stripes iPhone 5 Covers

Fun Bold Yellow Zebra Stripes Wild Animal Print iPhone 5 Cases

Cool Trendy Neon Lime Green Zebra Stripes Pattern iPhone 5 Cases

Trendy Teal Turquoise Black Zebra Stripes iPhone 5 Case

Trendy Hot Pink Fuchsia Black Zebra Stripes Print iPhone 5 Cases

Funny Colorful Mustaches Pink Yellow Blue Green iPhone 5 Case

Fun Polka Dots Black Orange Purple Teal Pink iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Polka Dots for Girls Pink Purple Teal iPhone 5 Cover

Fun Colorful Big Polka Dots on Yellow iPhone 5 Covers

Bold Polka Dots Purple Teal Green Black Yellow iPhone 5 Covers

Fun Colorful Big Polka Dots Blue Orange Green iPhone 5 Covers

Pretty Rose Colored Mosaic Tile Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Covers

Blue and Red Mosaic Tile Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Cover

Blue Green Yellow Mosaic Tile Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Pretty Mosaic Tile Pattern Purple Lilac Lavender iPhone 5 Cover

Pretty Colorful Mosaic Tile Pattern Gifts for Her iPhone 5 Cases

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Mosaic iPhone 5 Cover

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Mosaic iPhone 5 Covers

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Orange Mosaic iPhone 5 Case

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Teal Mosaic iPhone 5 Cover

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Pink Mosaic iPhone 5 Cover

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Pink Mosaic iPhone 5 Covers

Custom Personalized Monogram Initial Pink Mosaic iPhone 5 Cover

Pretty Pink Mosaic Tile Pattern Gifts for Her iPhone 5 Covers

Pretty Blue Green Brown Cream Mosaic Tile Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Pretty Turquoise Aqua Teal Mosaic Tile Pattern iPhone 5 Case

MOO Black and White Dairy Cow Pattern Print Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Funky Tiger Stripes Wild Animal Patterns Gifts iPhone 5 Cases

Giraffe Print Wild Animal Patterns Gifts for Her iPhone 5 Covers

Black and White Zebra Stripes Print Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Covers

Cool Leopard Print Pattern Gifts for Her iPhone 5 Case

Burnt Orange Chevron Zig Zag Stripes Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Blue Purple Orange Green Stripes Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Pretty Green Squares Retro Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Fun Modern Blue Squares Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Cheetah Leopard Print Gifts for Teens iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Rainbow Diagonal Stripes Gifts for Teens iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Rainbow Stripes Pattern Gifts for Teens iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Rainbow Stripes Pattern Gifts for Teens iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Repeating Rainbow Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Cases

Colorful Rainbow Argyle Diamond Pattern Teen Gifts iPhone 5 Cover

Rainbow Flower Power Hippie Retro Teens Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Rainbow Zebra Print Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Cases

Colorful Rainbow Hearts Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Modern Dots and Squares Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Cases

Colorful Rainbow Cute Patterns and Shapes Gifts iPhone 5 Cover

Cute Pink Hearts Love Valentine's Day Design iPhone 5 Covers

Pretty Pink Hearts Love Valentine's Day Gifts iPhone 5 Covers

Pretty Valentine's Day Love Hearts Blue and Pink iPhone 5 Cases

Polka Dot Pattern Pink Teal Lime Green Yellow iPhone 5 Case

Colorful Pink Blue Green Yellow Neon Stripes iPhone 5 Covers

Fun Colorful Hot Pink Blue Green Polka Dots iPhone 5 Cover

Funky Neon Green Turquoise Teal Damask Pattern iPhone 5 Covers

Personalized Fun Birght Neon Big Polka Dots iPhone 5 Case

Personalized Neon Blue Pink Yellow Green Stripes iPhone 5 Covers

Personalized Funky Neon Green and Black Zig Zags iPhone 5 Covers

Funky Neon Green and Black Zig Zags Chevron iPhone 5 Cover

Fun Neon Blue Pink Yellow Green Stripes iPhone 5 Covers

Purple and Orange Chevron Stripes Zip Zag Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Fun Modern Colorful Polka Dots Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Cover

Diagonal Purple Stripes Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Cover

Deep Purple Stripes Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Custom Yellow Purple Floral Monogram iPhone 5 Case

Funky Abstract Burnt Orange and Red Design iPhone 5 Case

Pretty Pink Purple Patchwork Quilt Design Gifts iPhone 5 Covers

Colorful Beautiful Pattern Unique Gifts for Her iPhone 5 Cases

Pink and Purple Rose Flowers Pattern Gifts iPhone 5 Case

Cute Blue Green Stars inside Circles Pattern Print iPhone 5 Cover

Pretty Pink Green Mulberry Patchwork Quilt Design iPhone 5 Case

Pretty Pink Green Patchwork Quilt Design Gifts iPhone 5 Cover

Pretty Pink Green Patchwork Squares Quilt Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Pretty Pink and Green Circle Mandala Pattern iPhone 5 Case

Fun Fall Tan and Green Floral Pattern iPhone 5 Cover

Pretty Purple White Plaid Pattern Gifts for Her iPhone 5 Cover


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5 comments on “My Monthly Online Income Earnings Report November 2012

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  2. I have been reading your blog for a while now and keep hearing about zazzle on squidoo all the time. I’d like to set up my own store and was wondering how you make such great images? Do you make these yourself from scratch, pay for a library of images you can use or pay someone to design for you?
    Sorry if this sounds like a silly question but your images look great and I was wondering how people make zazzle stores with such great images.

    • I use a variety of images. Some are photographs I have taken on my iphone and edited using the Camera+ app. Others are public domain images I’ve gotten from Pixabay.com or public domain clip art I’ve gotten from Clker.com. And I also use commercial use graphics that I buy from MyGrafico (http://mygrafico.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=469). You just have to be sure to read the terms and conditions of use to make sure you can use them commercially, and whether or not you have to give the designer credit when you display the final product. I also use GIMP, a free graphics editing software. I am thinking of either purchasing a graphics program like Illustrator, or hiring a graphic designer, but so far I’ve been doing well with my own photos, public domain images and clip art, and buying commercial use clip art and designing my own stuff using GIMP. Hope that helps! It’s been a learning process because I am not a graphic designer or artistic by nature! :)

      • Thx for letting me know that’s really handy!

        I decided to try and promote some zazzle products on my lenses. I thought it would be easier than trying to create products… What’s the best way to show zazzle products on your lenses? I tried doing it with the squid tool box but couldn’t get it to work. Is there an easier way to do it?
        Also how many lenses/how long after building those lenses did it take for you to see zazzle sales coming in consistently? Just so I have an idea of what I need to do to really give myself a chance at success.

        • Hi Laurie! I started out just promoting Zazzle products too. That’s how I first started earning money on Zazzle. I used to copy and paste the html links from Zazzle (under the “share” button) for each individual product I wanted to use into a text box or text link box on Squidoo. I would get rid of the extra html so I just had the link and img src code and then I would change the image size from _325 to _182 so I could fit 4 images across and they would line up nice and neat. But now I use the Zazzle affiliate helper found here: http://justsoldonzazzle.com/zazzleaffiliatehelper/. But I will caution you that you need to remove the html at the bottom that says “brought to you by Zazzle Affiliate helper” or you will tripped up in the content filters. I also never use the product titles (it gives you the option to remove the titles) because they often get flagged as duplicate content (with what’s already on zazzle or other websites). I normally put them into a text “list” module, into the description section, because there is not a 10,000 character limit in the text list module as there is in the text module. Hope that helps! As with all your other pages, your success will depend on getting the right visitors to your lens. I made lenses on phrases that showed well in Jaaxy for searches and competition. My lenses that show up in Google for their intended audience make decent sales. My first month of making 4 lenses on specific niches of wedding invitations made me about $150 and that was in August, which is really the end of the wedding season. In September those same lenses made about $75. I’ve been anxiously awaiting to see how those lenses do this summer! With any lens I did a lot of keyword research first. And if you have a lens you already made that is currently getting good traffic, you can always add some coordinating Zazzle items to that lens. A lot of my Zazzle lenses are wedding invite lenses because the orders are big so the commissions are good. You may only sell a few orders a month from a lens, but each order might make you $50 in commissions.

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