Site Hosting – $8
Basic website hosting.
Email – $10
In addition to site costs, I pay $110 a year for “G-Suite” – which is how I get my email address at bevoya.com.
Forum – $10
You are reading this right now on the forum. I paid $100 for an initial installation of this discussion forum, and now pay $10/month in server costs.
Newsletter – $8
My newsletter service. There are free mail services, but I love the UX and the community of Revue.
Medium – $5
I edit a publication on Medium called Invisible Illness. It currently have 25K followers. As a result, a lot of people find Beautiful Voyager through Medium (it’s usually our #1 referrer). I am a paid subscriber to Medium for $5 a month to show support and leadership on that platform.
Marketplace Shop Hosting – $29 + $10
In early June, I launched a new place for readers to buy products or set up their own shops on Bevoya. It’s called a marketplace. The Shopify basic plan = $29. In order to use my Shopify plan, I need an app to convert my shop into a marketplace using an app called Multi Vendor Marketplace. That costs = $10.
My goal for the marketplace is to make at this total each month. Once I achieve it, I’ll use any profits to grow Beautiful Voyager. When I can, I’ll spend money on targeted advertising on Google Adwords.
Conclusion: TOTAL is currently $80/month.