December was an AMAZING month.
A crazy month, that’s for sure…but an amazing one.
I had more blog work than ever, and for that, I’m super thankful.
But dude, I’m tired now.
To be honest, I’m a tiny bit burnt out.
But whatever, gotta keep going!
For those of you who’ve been following along my previous blog income reports, you know that the majority of the money I make off of this blog comes from working with brands on sponsored content.
Now, whenever I choose to work with brands, I try to make sure I can still create content that you guys will like.
I only want to create content that’s fun and hopefully somewhat interesting!
Like writing about adult diapers…yea, I could probably make a few hundred bucks doing that, but no…I’m not going there.
Never ever ever.
But anyway, in case you haven’t had a chance to check these out, you can check out my other blog income reports here:
Now for December…
Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $790
Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $1,080
Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $300
Building A Framework: $10
Google Adsense: $31.31
Amazon Associates: $90.87
Coaching Call: $25
TOTAL: $2,416.30 (52,523 Pageviews)
So yea, there you have it!
Lots of sponsored work, which was great, but it was A LOT of work!
Joe’s getting used to me ignoring him by now.
I was happy to see my affiliate income go up this month. December’s obviously a month when people are buying stuff, so that contributed to an increase in my Amazon Associates income.
Also, I finally hit my goal of reaching 50k+ page views!
December was a great month for page views, which contributed to an increase in Ad revenue, so that’s always good.
It’s crazy how this one post keeps bringing in a TREMENDOUS AMOUNT of traffic.
Love those unicorn posts.
This month, I’ll be trying to get myself organized for the new year.
I’ve been using my Ban.do agenda as my editorial calendar, and I’ve been going through the next couple of weeks, planning upcoming posts to keep me on track!
Truth is, I can’t tell you how excited I am for 2016!
Big things are happening, and I’m still struggling to wrap my head around it.
My book’s due out in June, so I’ll be working with my publishing team on that, and I’ll also be working my butt off to keep producing great content for this blog.
Because I’m kind of on a mission.
A mission to prove a whole bunch of people wrong.
Those people who think blogging’s not a “serious profession” or that blogging’s just a silly hobby…
Okay friends, last time I checked, you don’t make $2k+ in a month off of a silly hobby.
But okay, those people can keep thinking that, and we can keep doing what we love!
Thanks so much for checking out this month’s income report, and stay tuned for a whole bunch of good stuff soon to come!
And in case you haven’t heard, I’ve been offering 1-on-1 coaching sessions via phone to help bloggers take their blogs to the next level. So if you’re interested, I’d love to chat with you! $25 for a one hour session. Would love to share any advice I can give you, and make a new friend along the way! Contact me here for additional info.
Books on blogging to help you take your blog to the next level:
- Building A Framework
- Blog, Inc.
- Creative, Inc.
- How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul
- 365 Blog Topic Ideas: For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing To Write About
- Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill It In Your Career, Rock Social Media
- Crush It
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
Books to help you deal with your twenties:
- 101 Secrets For Your Twenties
- Life After College
- The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter & How To Make The Most of Them
- Adulting: How To Become A Grown Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
- All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and A Freaking Job!
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- Generation Y Redefines Success
- How To Be Rich in Your Twenties
- The 5 Most Valuable Lessons Grad School Taught Me
- Pursue a Lifestyle, Not a Job
- Why It’s Okay to Be Excited About the Awesome Stuff You’re Doing
- Why We Need to Get Over Our Fear of Rejection
- Don’t Wait, Be Happy Now
- The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in College
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