Well well well it sure has been a while. I am not going to lie I have not only neglected this site but my MBA account since at least November last year. I do have a handful of reasons that I won’t bore you with so let’s get right into it.
I’ve decided not to do an individual case study for the months I have missed as I made close to no progress during this time. Instead, I will post the monthly earnings below:
September 2017 – $465.05
October 2017 – $969.19
November 2017 – $694.51
December 2017 – $742.26
January 2018 – $425.81
To put my earnings into perspective, I stopped uploading daily mid-October. Although my earnings may seem high for November and December, they should have been triple if not quadruple if I had continued to upload daily. I have friends who managed to break five figures during both these months. Looking back, it is hard not to dwell on the fact I left thousands of dollars on the table, but nothing can change that now, onwards and upwards.
During the end of February, I have seen an upswing in sales hence why I am writing this blog post and have gained the motivation to upload once again.
February break down:
- Items sold: 95
- Cancellations: 3
- Live Shirts: 250
- Average loyalty per item sold: $3.76
- Revenue: $1637. 70
- Net profit: $345.94
As you can see the change in average royalty has dropped immensely from previous case studies, this is due to Amazon changing their pricing scheme. I also have myself to blame as I had all the time in the world to increase my listing prices, which I didn’t.
Focus for March and the future
My focus for March is to upload 250 listings of these, 50 will be unique. I will be uploading each design to a t-shirt, premium t-shirt, sweatshirt, long-sleeved t-shirt and a hoodie. I have chosen to do this for two reasons, firstly It will save on upload time and secondly it will be interesting what type of listing sells most.
I am back to writing this blog in the hopes it will keep me accountable for the following month(s). In other news, I have started a new job at a digital marketing company, with my role focusing primarily on Search Engine Optimisation. Over the following months, I hope to spend time improving this site and adding different content to boost overall traffic. I may also look into reviving my affiliate site that a created over Christmas break, it has been built all It needs now is content.