I have been slacking big time when it comes to keeping up to date with my blog traffic and income reports! The last one I did was for March! Ahh! I wanted to do them and thought about them as each month passed but time kept getting away from me. It was the end of the school year, then it was summer and all my kids were running circles around me and I was lucky to get any blog posts published at all. My shop has also been keeping me really busy the past few months too which I am SO happy about. I have reached so many sales goals I only dreamed about for my little ole’ shop.
I share these income and traffic reports in hopes that it helps and inspires other bloggers. I quit my job in October 2012 right before my third child and it was a leap of faith. I have learned so much and come so far in the past three years. The beginning was a rough journey. I have never been so open about how strapped for cash we were in those early days but you guys we were hurting! Not having a steady pay check every other week was hard. There were times I couldn’t get a bill paid on time and I had to borrow money from my parents so our electricity or water didn’t get shut off. We bought an old car to cut our car payments in half and got rid of cable and internet. We made sure our kids had everything they needed but Mike and I went without in a lot of ways. Date nights were far and few between and some nights I would scrounge up whatever money I could just to put a cheap meal on the table. We were eating a lot of Totino’s pizzas and basically living like college students except we were parents to three children. I can’t even begin to express how hard it was sometimes but I am so thankful to have such a hard working husband that kept pushing me to make it work. Looking back I would say we have finally reached a point where things are working!
INCOME- So here is the breakdown of my blog income for the past four months. I did very little blogging and didn’t do ANY sponsored posts during the month of May and you can see what a difference it made in terms of income. During June and July I took on two sponsored posts each month and that also kept income low. July starts the third quarter of the year and most companies aren’t spending a lot on sponsored posts or ads because they are saving up what is left in their advertising budget to go out with a bang in the fourth quarter. It works out well because I don’t have much time for blogging in the summer months anyways. With that being said, I am expecting next quarter to bring in the highest income of the year and I am very excited about it! I have a few posts that get major traffic during the holidays.
- Ad Revenue (The Blogger Network) – $378.97
- Sponsored Posts (TapInfluence, Collective Bias, Clever Girls Collective) – $760.00
- Contributor Posts: $50.00
- Post Supplies: $85.00
- Contributor Fee: $50.00
TOTAL APRIL 2015 INCOME- $1053.87
May Income –
- Ad Revenue (The Blogger Network) – $393.55
- Sponsored Posts – $0
- Contributor Posts – $0
- Supplies – $97
TOTAL MAY 2015 INCOME- $296.55
- Ad Revenue (The Blogger Network) – $533.00
- Sponsored Posts – (Collective Bias, Clever Girls) – $275.00
- Contributor Posts – $65.00
- Supplies – $28.00
- Creative Market – $5.00
TOTAL JUNE 2015 INCOME- $840.00
- Ad Revenue (The Blogger Network) – $440.71
- Sponsored Posts (Collective Bias) – $230.00
- Contributor Posts – $15.00
- Supplies – $47.00
- Creative Market – $2.00
TOTAL JULY 2015 INCOME- $651.71
Usually I go more in depth about things I am doing or changing but since I was behind I wanted to keep it short and sweet. I was only doing one link party every few week and pinning a few days a week so once the kids are back in school I will be making it a point to share more and link up more!
Here are blog income and traffic reports past months-
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