Blog Income Report January – March 2016

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Okay, I’m obviously a little late here with my income reports, but I’ve had a really hard time getting to them given that so much of my focus lately has been on my new book.

So I’m SUPER sorry, but hey! Better late than never, right?!

Now the first thing I want to tell EVERYONE here is that traffic has gone down SO MUCH.

Some days I want to cry a little bit, but I’ve been reading other blogs lately and a lot of them have reported that yes, blog income has gone down.

For me, I know it had everything to do with the new Pinterest algorithm.

I was getting tons of traffic from Pinterest, and now, everything’s changed.

But that’s how it is in this industry, baby! Actually, that’s how it is in EVERY industry, so I’ll just have to work that much harder to figure out how to get traffic back up.

Can’t let that knock me down.

On the bright side, despite my traffic drop, I’ve still been able to make some good solid money off my blog, so YAY for that!

Here’s what the breakdown looked like:

JANUARY

Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $125

Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $185

Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $700

Building A Framework: $100

Google Adsense: $14.88

Media.Net: $26.54

Amazon Associates: $29.54

Share-A-Sale: $0.27

Linquia: $0

TOTAL: $1,181.23 (37,943 Pageviews)

TOP POSTS:

February

Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $275

Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $360

Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $75

Building A Framework: $20

Google Adsense: $27.25

Media.Net: $33.59

Amazon Associates: $13.52

Share-A-Sale: $1.00

Linquia: $0

TOTAL: $805.36 (40,112 Pageviews)

Top Posts:

March

Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $570

Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $185

Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $625

Building A Framework: $50

Google Adsense: $12.04

Media.Net: $18

Amazon Associates: $14.19

Share-A-Sale: $2.02

Linquia: $0

TOTAL: $1,701.25 (24,870 Pageviews)

Top Posts:

Funny, though, right? The month with the least amount of page views, I made the most money.

That’s why I’m a huge proponent of the fact that it’s not all about page views.

It’s about your hustle.

It’s about the amount of time and effort you’re spending on your blog.

It’s about the time and effort you’re spending looking for opportunities and reaching out to companies.

So don’t let your page views discourage you.

Don’t let people tell you that you need 100k+ page views to make money as a blogger.

BECAUSE IT’S A LIE!

LOL

Just look at my numbers!

So that’s all for now! I’ll be posting April’s income report hopefully next week, and then I’ll be all caught up!

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21 Comments

  1. Yulia

    May 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Girl, I am so happy I came across your blog today! There are so many interesting articles, and so many things I didn’t know about. I am bookmarking it, and I will probably message you sometime soon about blogging advice:) Thanks so much for sharing and have a great week ahead!

  2. alexandra

    May 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for sharing and congrats on the good income despite the dip in numbers! Mine are down too :-/

  3. kenzie

    May 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    thanks for sharing! these kinds of posts always motivate me to hustle a bit harder! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

  4. Martyr @ floradise

    May 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

    So inspiring to me as I try to make more from my blog. So interesting that you made more when page views went down..

  5. Chelsea

    May 16, 2016 at 9:38 am

    oh girl. I feel you with that damn Pinterest algorithm. I was getting my all time high of 130,000 page views a month in January and then February I dropped nearly 50% . Pinning to group boards is almost useless now. Well, not entirely, but you get my gist. Like you said, that’s the market now., and I think companies understand the hit. I’ve still been making the same income so I guess it doesn’t matter?

  6. Katie

    May 16, 2016 at 9:43 am

    It is totally all about the hustle! I’ve had a small upward trend in page views but my engagement on my posts is HUGE and so I’ve been seeing quite the increase in associates sales which is encouraging.

  7. Sarah @SUGARMAPLEnotes

    May 16, 2016 at 9:43 am

    It’s really motivating to see your income report broken down! It helps us new bloggers get a better understanding of how to monetize our blogs 🙂
    Sarah
    http://www.sugarmaplenotes.com

  8. Abby @ WinsteadWandering

    May 16, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for sharing! I love that I’m not the only one not having a great time with Linqia or Share-a-Sale lately. It’s great to see other bloggers making money in different ways.

  9. LisaLDN

    May 16, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I love reading income reports, and it seems like you’ve really rocked it these months!

  10. Stefan - The Millennial Budget

    May 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Wow this is motivational for a new blogger like myself. I am not starting affiliate marketing hope I have some luck! You had an awesome 3 months.

  11. Rachel

    May 16, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    So awesome, keep it up! It’s crazy to me how hit or miss the network sites are with sponsored posts. Hoping more of those will come our way!

  12. Ashley

    May 16, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    It’s really helpful to get a peek behind the blogging scenes. Thanks!

  13. JeeYoung

    May 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Neely

    May 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Great job girl! you’re doing awesome 🙂

  15. Crystal

    May 16, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Always reassuring to see bloggers making real income without ginormous pageview numbers!

  16. Jenny

    May 16, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    My traffic has been dropping lately too but I have made more money than ever as well. Its funny how that works!

    xoxo, Jenny

  17. adriana

    May 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I love this! Reading income reports is one of my favorite things to do! I love documenting it – I haven’t shared any and I’m on the fence about doing so, but it is oh so inspirational! Congrats on your hard work, keep it up girlie!

  18. Daniela

    May 16, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    AH! You use so many terms that I just don’t quite understand as a new blogger. What blogging books do you recommend for a newbie wanting to make a profit on writing?

  19. Keating

    May 17, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I really love seeing how others make money from their blogs! It’s so motivational for me 🙂

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