*This post contains affiliate links
Hey there, blogger! I’m so excited to bring you my third blog income report, and I’m even MORE excited because I nearly DOUBLED my blog’s income in March! 🙌🏼
Some important things to note:
- This income report shows income from my 5-year-old travel blog, so it is NOT a new blog! It’s just the first time I’m actually getting serious about monetizing it.
- This income report shows ONLY my income made from blogging (affiliate links and digital products sold on my blog). It does not show ALL my income. I make money freelancing, but want to respect my clients’ privacy by not revealing how much they pay me.
- Showing affiliate income is tricky because often payments are delayed until you reach a payment threshold, or, as with Amazon, I get paid for one month’s earnings two months later. So what I report below is what I EARNED that month, not necessarily what hit the bank account yet.
- This shows GROSS income, that is, income before taxes. I will reveal blog expenses below though.
Why I’m Sharing a Blog Income Report
I am OBSESSED with reading income reports because I love to see what’s possible. I glean a lot of inspiration and education from them, so I hope sharing my blog income report will inspire you and help you as you seek to make money blogging too.
My goal is to earn $4K a month in passive income from my blog; that means from advertising, affiliate links, digital products (eBooks and online courses) and possibly sponsored posts (though I’m not doing those yet).
Previous Blog Income Reports
March 2017 Blog Income: $653.82
Let’s break it down below:
|Pinterest Traffic Avalanche||$181.22|
|Total Affiliate Income||$524.54|
Digital Products (eBook)
|Kindle eBook Royalties||$48.23|
In early February I put up Google AdSense ads for the first time! I got $22.91 from it in February, and this month, it went up!
March 2017 Blog Expenses: $108.90
|SiteGround – What I use to host all my sites!||$14.95|
|Canva for Work – I use this to create killer graphics, like the ones you see above||$12.95|
|MailChimp – My email marketing platform. I’m thinking of switching to ConvertKit, but MailChimp is about half the price, so I’m sticking with it for now.||$15.00|
|iMark Interactive – Monthly blog tech support||$47.00|
|Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool – What I use to see how well I can rank a blog post in Google||$19.00|
|Total Blog Expenses||$108.90|
March 2017 Total Blog PROFIT: $653.82
Blog Traffic Report
How much I’m making from my blog doesn’t mean much without traffic numbers for context, so here we go!
My traffic (users) increased a whopping 64% in March compared to February! I attribute much of this to my FAVORITE Pinterest course that I took in February: Pinterest Traffic Avalanche. I started implementing tactics from that course in mid-February and it paid off BIG in March! Definitely check out Pinterest Traffic Avalanche if you’re serious about upping your traffic and your income.
What Helped Me Grow My Blog Income in March:
- I continued to implement the tactics I learned last month when I bought Pinterest Traffic Avalanche.This one was HUGE for me. I’ve bought a TON of online courses for my business over the past 2 years, but this one is by far my FAVORITE! After implementing their strategies, this is what my Pinterest traffic looked like:
If you want to grow your traffic via Pinterest and don’t know where to start, I’d recommend not messing around and just buying Pinterest Organic Traffic Avalanche to show you the ropes! Here’s something else amazing: I’ve purchased a VERY popular and VERY expensive Pinterest course PLUS a paid Pinterest resource from another famous blogger…and Pinterest Traffic Avalanche is STILL my favorite. In fact, it’s the only one I am an affiliate for because I ONLY sign up for affiliate programs of products I truly believe in.
- I deactivated my Instagram account. Whaaa??? Yep, I did. I hate Instagram, and it contributes the LEAST to my blog’s traffic despite taking up the MOST of my time. Instagram is like a party where everyone thinks you’re popular because you’ve got followers—but if it doesn’t contribute to your bottom line, I say it’s a waste of time. By getting rid of Instagram, I was able to nearly double my blog’s income this month. Yay!
Here’s to an even bigger blog income report next month!