July Blog Income Report


Who can believe we’re already in August???

10 more days till my 25th birthday, though, so I’m pretty excited about that!

So now it’s time for me to share my July Blog Income Report, and yea, I’m really proud of all the work I’ve accomplished this month.

Like I’ve said a thousand times before, it’s not easy.

But definitely definitely worth it.

In case you need a recap, feel free to check out my reports for June and for April & May.

But here’s what July looked like:


TOTAL: $1,420.44 (40,812 page views) 

The biggest thing for me this month was the fact that my page views pretty much doubled. Last month, page views were at 21,747 (which was still huge for me), so I’m like completely dumbfounded right now.

Again, I’m contributing the increase in income and increase in page views to the fact that I’m finally looking at my blog as a business. It’s no longer just a hobby for me, so it’s time to get serious about this.

I’ve been spending more and more time on my blog, but I’m happy that the energy I’ve been spending hasn’t been for nothing.

As I mentioned last month, however, I really need to keep looking at other ways of monetizing. Sponsored posts have generated a lot of income, but those opportunities aren’t always going to be there. I’m already looking at the sponsored post opportunities for August from some of the networks I’m a part of, and I can already tell that there aren’t a whole lot of them that are a fit for my blog.

So I need to brainstorm a bit on that.

It’s been so busy that I haven’t gotten around to looking for a new blog theme, nor have I been able to work on my Media Kit.

But I NEED to do that.

AND I’ve been waiting to use my new Ban.do agenda to do some planning so now that it’s finally August and I can finally use it, I’m off to write down my goals and plan out my next few blog posts!

So tell me!!! Anything else you guys have been doing to help monetize your blog?? Let’s help each other out in the comments!!

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  1. Christina @ Embracing Simple

    August 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Congrats on yet another awesome month girly! And I’m an August baby too – I turn 26 on the 14th 🙂 Glad to know I’m in good company with a fellow Leo haha. Cheers to a great August my friend!

    1. Kayla Cruz

      August 2, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Hey Christina!! Thanks so much, girl! Yayyy for August babies!! Hope you have a FABULOUS birthday!!! And yes, cheers to a great great August! xoxoxox, Kayla

  2. Michelle Schroeder

    August 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Congrats on a great income month! Happy early birthday too 🙂

    1. Kayla Cruz

      August 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! Really excited about it! Oh, and yea, love my birthday lol so maybe I’ll buy myself a few nice notebooks for blog planning! Thanks for stopping by! xoxoxo, Kayla

  3. Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    August 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on a great month. Hope you have many more

    1. Kayla Cruz

      August 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks, Cynthia!!! Means a lot. Lots of work still left to do!! Have a great week 🙂

  4. Nicole

    August 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Wow congrats! I really like how you post about your blog income.. It’s interesting to see and serves as inspiration to other bloggers! How did you get your page views to double this month? Did it have to do with social media?

    Meet Me in Midtown

  5. Missy

    August 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations! This is a great benchmark for you to do greater things 🙂

  6. lauren

    August 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, this is very impressive – congratulations! I definitely want to start monetizing my blog eventually, but it seems very overwhelming. I don’t even know where to start! lol

  7. Kate Danielle

    August 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this! You are rocking it! I need to buckle down because I am no where close to this.

  8. Shann

    August 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    You are doing awesome! Congrats girl!!! I finally got a sponsored post, but I’m still working on page views so I can do more. Thanks for all your tips.

  9. Shannon Peterson

    August 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    HOLY CRAP! Excuse my language but that’s AWESOME! I’m just starting to think about monetizing and am nowhere near your income right now!

  10. The Conservative Mommy

    August 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    That’s a great increase! Your work certainly is paying off.

  11. Dena

    August 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I need to start paying more attention to my monthly income stats.

  12. Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.

    August 4, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Wow almost double the traffic you must be doing the major happy dance congratulations looks like you’re doing awesome!

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  14. Angie Green

    August 6, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    This is so inspiring! Congrats on the traffic bump and happy birthday month. I have a feeling that August is going to be very good to you… 🙂

  15. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    August 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    My biggest question here…how the heck did you double your pageviews like that girlie?!?! Send some wisdom my way!

    Coming Up Roses

  16. Lauren White

    August 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Wow! This is amazing!! Your numbers are awesome! Well done!

  17. Miranda avila

    August 8, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Have you checked out http://seriousbloggersonly.com
    I have found a ton of good info there.
    I love your blog
    Keep up the good work.

  18. Felicia

    August 8, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Hey Kayla, great stuff and congrats to you! I am new to the whole “blogging” thing but I have found great advice through Remit Sethi of “I will teach you to be Rich.” Sans title, his strategies are pretty sound, and I am absolutely dying to join his Zero to Launch community to really learn more nuts and bolts of building and growing my online business (I just need to find the funds for the course, it isn’t cheap!). He focuses on producing an online product to sell mostly in this course.

    It seems that your readers are really interested in learning how you bumped your traffic, increased your monthly income, and just blogging in general. This seems like a great place to start, maybe an ebook or quick course? You already seem to have solid readers so this may be a good direction.


  19. Alexander @ Cash Flow Diaries

    August 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Wow! You are doing great! Congrats on the sweet income. Im super stoked you are reporting your blog income now. I am obsessed with reading blogger incomes and I have officially added you to the The Ultimate List of Blogger Incomes! Yay!

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  21. Tori

    August 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats! I found you on Pinterest awhile ago and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts ever since! Keep up the awesome work 🙂

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    March 26, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    It’s amazing how much you income has increased in just a few short months! Congrats! Your income reports have been so helpful. I’d never heard of Clever Girls, Media.net, or the SITS iSway network before I read your posts and now I’m pursuing them as possible options for monetizing my own blog. You’re a great inspiration to us bloggers who are established, but not yet at six digit page views.

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