October 2, 2019

Reach 3 figures in ad revenue

Hugo Di Francesco @hugo

September 2019 is the first month where ad revenue has passed $100 with $103.91. Registered impressions as per my publisher console were 51,990 that's a CPM of around $0.50.

This has come as a result of organic growth where I've gone from under 2k hits a day in April/May 2019 to over 3k (now close to 3.5k per day). Total pageviews this month were up to 82k, of which 70k (~85%) were organic (Google Search).

My weekly post cadence for months and identifying topic and keyword opportunities through the Google Search console has led to consistent growth.

Content that's started ranking quite high recently:

  • add days to a date in JavaScript
  • exclude line/file/statement from coverage in Jest

Other revenue:

  • MentorCruise: $80
  • Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet: $14.97, 3 sales
  • Medium Partner Program: $3.68

Total this month: $202.56

I publish live statistics on https://codewithhugo.com/open

Loading comments...
Today's Top Milestones
  • The Side Hustler Weekly #1
    I decided that the best course of action for my publication is to scout a handful of side projects over the week and deliver them as a newsletter at t
  • The design of my app/ Starting to code
    I have completed the design of my app using figma which was actually quite cool. I hoping to make a somewhat minimal design app because I want to focu
  • 2nd Volunteer joined in
    It looks like the community is very slowing taking off. I'm happy to announce that Anurag Sharma has joined in today. He was one of our early users to
  • $437 MRR and 532 email subscribers in 1 week! AMA!
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/tVQmmcu.jpg) Demand for softwareideas.io has exploded over the past week since its public launch. Here are the three main reas
  • 🎉First e-mail subscriber!
    Hey, Every victory is worth celebrating right? Well today we got our first e-mail subscriber. The idea is that I will be sending out a weekly newslett
  • Added User Onboarding Guides
    NullBox has been making good progress lately with free trial registrations. However, I've unfortunately noticed that a large percentage of those trial
  • Announced Private Alpha
    A tweet, a one-page website and a post on IndieHackers later, BassDrum is now accepting applications for private alpha. I am calling this v0.2, and it
  • Setup Basecamp
    Huge fan of Basecamp and I'm planning on using it for project management. I've used it for a while now for client work and ot
  • I promoted to the wrong audience
    I thought it would be great to start from my "ready-to-go" my own personal Twitter audience but, I was wrong. Despite the paying subscribers, I was ge
  • We've Reached 50 Users! (140% Week-on-Week!)
    Today, we hit 50 users on Carbonly, which while a small amount of users, is a great step in the right direction to achieving a farther reach and compl