Hello and welcome to my January blog income report. Things are trucking along and I’m really pleased with how well everything is going so far.
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Reasons for Posting Blog Income Reports:
Why would I want to post my blog income reports? Well, if it hadn’t been for other bloggers posting their income reports (like Michelle from Making Sense of Cents), I might not have ever started a blog like this.
I’ve blogged in the past but it was purely a personal blog. I started this blog with monetization in mind from the get-go. That doesn’t mean I don’t share quality information, I do! In fact, there are a million easier ways to make money than from blogging. I do this because I know I can help people, especially overwhelmed moms, with crafting the life they want and desire through side-income projects and productivity/organization help. I’ve been a mom entrepreneur for the past eight years. I work, I teach at the college level, I’m earning my Ph.D., I co-produce a podcast, and I’m a mom and wife. You could say I’m “doing it all” and I want to help other moms who want to do the same.
As for blogging, I find blogging reports inspiring and very helpful. Even the ones that post low numbers.
- They show me what is achievable through blogging.
- They can highlight tools and tricks I may not have thought of.
The reasons I want to post my blog income report:
- I want to have a record of my progress.
- To keep myself accountable.
- To give full disclosure to my readers.
- Perhaps I will inspire someone else, as I’ve been inspired by other bloggers.
This is in no way bragging. It’s solely for tracking, inspiration, and accountability.
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Blog Traffic January 2017
Unique Visitors: 34,204
Traffic has really increased since my last income report for November 2016. Most of my traffic still comes from Pinterest but my focus on SEO is slowly paying off and I’m getting more organic traffic from Google than ever before. I also had a few posts go viral on Flipboard and I’ve started focusing on Facebook traffic which brings in a fair amount of page views.
Social Media Numbers:
Pinterest: 7k (up from 5.4k in November)
Twitter: 2,500 (up from 2,484 in November)
Instagram: no idea. I haven’t even logged in all month.
Facebook: 347 (up from 235 in November)
I honestly did not do anything to improve my Instagram or Twitter. The amount of traffic I get from Twitter and Instagram are so minimal that spending any real amount of time on them just doesn’t seem to be a good use of my time right now.
I just recently started spending more time with Facebook. I’m trying to get that on a semi-regular posting schedule before I focus on anything else.
Adsense : $58.69
Amazon Associates: $519.60
Flex Offers: $58.40
Other Affiliates: $700.00
Productivity Freedom Sales: $582.00
Melyssa Griffin Courses: $ 98.50
Total Gross Income: $2,615.99 (up from $1,112.12 in November)
Total Net Income: $ 2161.99
Did I reach the Goals from November?
- 30,000 monthly page views – yes
- 27,000 unique visitors – yes
- 1300 email subscribers – yes
- 5,000 Pinterest followers – yes
- 3,000 Twitter followers – nope
- 1000 Instagram followers – nope
- 250 Facebook followers – yes
- $600.00 gross income – yes
Goals for February:
- 60,000 pageviews
- 3000 email subscribers
- 8,000 Pinterest followers
- 400 Facebook followers
- $3,000 gross income
Past Income Reports:
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