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A Frug Life Update

With all of my creative energy going into the podcast, I think this blog has been a little neglected lately. All of my frugal topic ideas become podcast episodes now instead of blog posts. When I say the podcast has a life of its own, maybe I really mean it has stolen the life of the blog.
I was looking at some of my other websites:
BTC Plus, which has over 100k viewsAnother Boring Life Story Blog with over 30k viewsMind Salivation with over 20k viewsMy anonymous blog nearly 15k viewsThen this blog with 13k views.
It is a little sad. And it can’t stay that way. I will recommit to you that quality content will come to this blog again.
When I look back to some of my time writing at BTC Plus, there is a lot of charm that went into the work.
Like the title of this pieceThis of course is a reference to Jim’s nickname in The Office after he once ate a tuna sandwich. But it was a short piece on a place where you could actually spend bitcoin in 2016, and in fact, could buy tuna.
Or this post

One Year Income Statement for The Frug Life (Podcast)

One year later, and the podcast is still going strong. I thought I would share some of my metrics for those who are interested. I always find it so interesting to see the business aspect of some of my favorite podcasts and Youtube channels (sometimes more interesting than the content itself). So here are some of my metrics for the last year of podcasting.

Here is my profit and loss statement for the past year, as well as a screencap from my Stripe account. The Stripe balance roughly should equal the ad revenue plus contributor income in the statement below (the difference is timing, as I didn’t pull the wallet balance exactly one year after the podcast started).

As you can see, the podcast made most of its revenue from the dynamic ads enabled on each episode. I also made some money from someone signing up for Robinhood as well as some money from a subscription. Most of the expenses were related to business cards, a gift card promo, and depreciation of audio equipment.

The podcast has nearly 4k listens in total. Here are some additional metrics and information about my listener base.

Most of the demographic information comes from Spotify, but as Spotify only has 14% of my audience, I’m not sure how accurate that really is.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this peek into the interworkings of the podcast!


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