September Blog Income Report

September Blog Income Report

Every month, I look forward to sharing my blog income report with you guys, and this past month was no different.

September was a good month!

But before you read my September blog income report, check out my previous blog income reports here:




Okay, now we can continue…

Here’s what September looked like:

Total: $1,531.21 (30,367 page views) 

Just for comparison purposes…

This was April: TOTAL: $202.82 (11,936 page views)

This was May: TOTAL: $434.18 (16,456 page views)

This was June: TOTAL: $1,188.77 (21,747 page views)

This was July: TOTAL: $1,420.44 (40,812 page views) 

And this was August: TOTAL: $1,605.10 (28,767 page views) 

September was another really great month for me! I spent a lot of time working on sponsored posts, and I did my first bit of work for Pollinate Media which is a blogger media group that I’d been dying to get accepted into for months now.

Other than that, there wasn’t anything totally new that I tried.

And actually, it was extremely difficult for me this month because I was trying to juggle writing for my blog and writing my book.

If you haven’t heard yet, yes, I’m writing a book. You can read a little more about it here. Just so you know, I’m holding a contest that could win you a shout out in my book, so check out my book update post to learn how to enter. I’m still accepting submissions.

And while I’m super excited about it, I’m a little behind on my deadlines, so I need to spend most of October focusing on that, not on sponsored blog writing.

Joe actually told me that I’m not allowed to take on new sponsored blog writing until after the wedding, because I’ve been a giant stress-ball trying to juggle a full time job, blogging, writing my book, our moving into our new house at the end of the month, and last minute wedding stuff for our November 7th wedding.

LOL how on earth could I be stressed??

So yea, I have a bit of sponsored work left to finish up for October, but I know that October and November won’t be as successful monetarily for me as the past few months have.

But that’s life.

Right now I’ve got OTHER super important stuff going on that needs my attention.

Once we get back from our honeymoon, I can get back to it.

I can also spend more time focusing on my Etsy print shop, since I’m having so much fun with that.

I’ll also be looking at ways to better automate my social media so I can spend less time promoting my work manually on Pinterest, and more time writing content.

So that’s it! My September Blog Income Report!

Hope you guys had a great month too!

Now it’s your turn to share! What have you guys been doing to help monetize your blog?? Let’s help each other out in the comments!!

Check out more of my posts on blogging, and keep checking back here for more monthly income reports!

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  1. Rachel

    October 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

    So Inspiring! I’ve been blogging for about 3 months now and I’m excited to get to this point! Thanks for posting.

  2. Alexandra @ My Urban Family

    October 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

    That is a lot of things to juggle! Good luck finishing up everything for the wedding – so exciting how quickly that is coming! And congrats on the income last month 🙂 Still very inspired!

  3. Lee Anne

    October 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Congrats girl! You’re growing every month! So inspiring!

    -Lee Anne

  4. Ericka S. Williams

    October 5, 2015 at 10:51 am

    thanks for sharing. So encouraging to see numbers and see how others set up a system to run their businesses.

  5. Danielle

    October 5, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Looks like it was a great month for you! I can’t wait until I’m to a similar point. There’s currently no need for me to make an income report lol. I’m working hard to change that though. Good luck with your wedding!

  6. Karen

    October 5, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Awesome month! I just signed up for Amazon and am hoping that pans out well. I need to follow your lead and do more to earn more! Thanks for sharing!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

  7. samantha

    October 5, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Wow, you are a superwoman! I can’t imagine juggling a full-time job, blogging, and writing a book. Throwing a wedding on top of that would push me over the edge. I think your husband is right, maybe put one of those things on the shelf or even partially on until after the wedding 😉 Thanks for sharing your income report, I can’t wait until my blog starts making anything!

  8. Lisa Sharp

    October 5, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Seems like you are growing at a really good rate! It’s always fun to get to work with a new group!

  9. Autumn

    October 5, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I am loving your income reports. I love being able to read it and see how you monetize things so I can see if they are steps I am interested in for the future. Good luck with your book writing and juggling!!

  10. Angie

    October 5, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Wow, you are doing so well! I get no love on my Amazon Associates links… I don’t know why but I never make that threshold.

    So much useful information here! 😀 Thank you for sharing!

  11. Michelle Schroeder

    October 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Great job. You are doing well!

  12. Chelsea

    October 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Nice work! I love reading these to inspire me. Question though-when you say that this is your September income, are you including the money you’re actually getting paid for that month? For example I know for clever girls I don’t get paid until usually 60 days after the post. Sometimes it’s hard for me to figure out month-to-month income because I don’t know what to include for that month

  13. Brittany

    October 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for posting these! They’re so inspirational!

  14. Kate

    October 5, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I have been learning from YOU!! The only other little Gem I found is Comission Factory. There appears to be a lot in there for Australian & New Zealand Brands (I’m from Australia) but they also have some global accounts and are growing bigger every day.

    Other than that, I have been just writing as I normally would, and before hitting “publish” will do a quick Google search for whatever I am talking about “+ Affilates”. I found that in a recent “How to” blog post I did about a blogging tool to drive traffic and capture emails, I could use an affiliate link to generate income when people sign up to the paid version of the tool as a result 🙂 Here is the post if you want to check it out:

    1. Kate

      October 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Whoops : Commission Factory*

  15. Madelaine

    October 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Wow, you just kept me motivated!! I have a few things lined up. Hoping it will get me more exposures!

  16. Megan | SmallTwnCharm

    October 5, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    So Inspiring! Been blogging only for about 6 months now and I’m excited to get to this point! Hoping I do too!! Thanks for posting.
    -Megan | SmallTwnCharm

  17. Amanda Rinehart

    October 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    wow! great job! Someday… Im going to make enough for it to be worth posting about! lol. Im still pretty excited about your book. 🙂

  18. lauren

    October 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks SO much for this post. I have dabbled with monetizing here and there, but it is so helpful to see how others go about it…I am getting more serious about my blog (I have blogged almost 7 years “for fun”, but being more business like now and hoping for a source of income) was so confused on where to focus – SEO, sponsored, affiliate, etc, and to know that others are diversifying is super helpful!

  19. Jessica Lynn

    October 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    so awesome; i love reading these posts. Quick question: do you tally in (for these posts) the money you’re expecting to receive, or the money that actually comes in that month?

  20. Jessie Marie

    October 5, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    WOW! This is awesome! I would love to start making a little bit of money through what I love most! Thanks for sharing! It’s super helpful!

  21. Liz Jo

    October 6, 2015 at 12:31 am

    How do you count your income? Do you get paid for each sponsored post? Or is it the product value that you include as income?

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  22. Victoria S Eaves

    October 6, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I am still working on getting my page views up there, but as soon as I hit that magical 10,000 number, I am going to dig into monetizing my blog! Your post showcases that hard work does pay off 🙂

    1. Kate

      October 6, 2015 at 4:19 am

      Victoria I am so with you!! I feel like I am doing everything I can to get to that point. In the last few days I have tripled my subscribers by offering a free printable calendar which has been so exciting. I am so busy working on other resources so I can continue to engage my new readers and hopefully drive some more. Would love to know If you discover any tips as well 🙂 Happy to connect/ see your comment here. Can so relate!!

  23. Sarah Noel

    October 6, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Great post! I love reading income reports. They’re so insanely helpful.

    Sarah Noel |

  24. Emilie Talks

    October 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Those are my favorite posts to read from you! I started blogging two months ago and I decided to share my stats and income every month too. I think it will be nice for me to look back on these posts!

  25. Erin S

    October 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Look at you, rocking that growth! *high fives!*

  26. Jessica

    October 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Wow girl, you are doing it! Get it! This gives me a bunch of motivation!

  27. Ally

    October 7, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Killing it! Love seeing your progress. 🙂

  28. Kelsey Sleek

    October 7, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you how amazing I think your blog is! I felt it was so amazing that I nominated you for a Liebster Award! 🙂 Let me know when you post your reply and all your answers <3 Link:

  29. Konrad Braun

    October 12, 2015 at 1:19 am

    You’re crushing it girl!
    Truly inspiring to see someone doing this from scratch. Keep it up!

  30. Lydia Lois

    October 18, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I love that you share your numbers starting in June to now. I think I’m not the only one that appreciates seeing numbers from a “smaller” blog than those big crazies around! haha Love all your awesome hard work! Go girl! 😉

  31. Jenn @ The Art of Better

    October 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Wow! You have done a tremendous job the last few months! I found your June income report and just spent the last twenty minutes pouring over all of them. You are quite inspiring. I seem to be stuck at about 6000 unique visitors per month for the last few months and you have provided some fantastic resources. Thanks! Subscribing and following you all over the place!

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