I know I am not required to disclose Bookwi.se income and expenses. But I want to be transparent (and be clear that this isn’t a money making venture.)
This past year (as of Dec 28th) Bookwi.se had 1328 posts.
On the revenue side, Bookwi.se recieved $100 advertising from Google (it took 21 months to actually earn $100 from Google.)
Because Google hasn’t worked all that well, I switched my two top advertising spots to Beacon Ads in March and earned $99.40 from March to December.
Amazon is by far the largest revenue source. Bookwi.se recieved $1081.16 (overall this was a 6.6% referal amount.) So the total revenue amount this year was $1280.56 or about $0.96 per post. (All revenue is through Dec 27th and expenses should be through the end of the year.)
On the expense side, I pay contributors a pittance of $5 per book review (or equivalent in books) and this year there were 48 contributor book reviews (more than all previous years combined.) I also paid $386 for hosting and domain registration (this is actually 2 years worth but they were all paid this year.) I also paid $229 for my Audible membership (24 audiobooks, not including a couple of free books and other discounted audiobooks.) And $119 for a new Kindle to review (and keep using.) Finally I bought $809 in books this year that I have either reviewed or will review soon. That is a net loss of just under $300.