Hello and welcome to my second blogging income report!
Typically, January is one of the slowest blogging months of the year because, after all the hype throughout the holidays, everyone takes a break.
However, in my case, it was the exact opposite.
Keep reading and you’ll see why.
If you are new to my income reports, read below to learn more about blogging income reports and why I am so willing to share how much I make.
What is a blogging income report?
A blogging income report is where bloggers break down how much money they made for the month, how much traffic they got along with goals for the next month.
Why am I writing an income report?
I am writing an income report to show you that earning money can be possible with a blog. Until a few years ago I didn’t even realize blogging could make you money. Then, I stumbled across a blog that talked about income reports and my world changed.
Remember that blogging is typically not a “get rich quick” scheme. It is a slow process that takes a lot of time and effort.
Be sure to pay attention to what you have to say to your reader. What will their take-away be after reading your blog? Does your content provide value?
Those questions are what’s most important.
Please keep in mind that I didn’t start this blog to make money and that is still not my main focus. My main focus is to give my readers quality content that can help them in their everyday lives.
Let’s be honest.. the extra money is definitely nice.
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Previous Income Report
Breakdown of January 2020 Blog Income Report:
(Keep in mind, the income I am reporting on has been earned and deposited into my bank account. Most of the money I made was made earlier in the year but took time to be deposited into the bank. A lot of the income I made in January will not be deposited into my bank account until 60-90 days later.)
January 2020 BLOG STATS
- Email Subscribers: 2,981
- Page Views: 120,302
- Sessions: 53,289
January 2020 SOCIAL MEDIA STATS
- Pinterest Monthly Views and Followers: 2.9 Million Views / 1,588 Followers
- Facebook Followers: 102
- Instagram Followers: 13,200
If you look back and see December’s numbers and compare them to January, you’ll see that my blog had a 100,000 page view jump and over a 38,000 page sessions jump.
What was even more exciting was seeing that I was FINALLY able to apply to Mediavine. Mediavine is a full-service ad management company for content creators.
A lot of my blog views came from my Instagram Story Templates that I created. These free templates get put onto Instagram stories and then shared with their friends and so on and so forth. These stories spread so much I was getting thousands of shares and likes a day.
I knew it wasn’t going to last but it got me from about 400 Instagram followers to 13,000 and counting. I am growing about 100 followers a day which is also helping my blog views.
I also get a ton of traffic from Pinterest. My Pinterest strategy is pretty simple. I make sure to manually pin at least 5x a day and use Tailwind to manage my Pinterest schedule and manually pin 5x a day instead of having to manually pin all day long.
Using Tailwind has been a lifesaver. It is a Pinterest scheduler app that has saved me hours of work every month. it also tracks the best time for engagement with your audience. How cool is that?
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JANUARY 2020 INCOME REPORT
JANUARY 2020 BLOG EXPENSE REPORT:
- MailChimp: $59.98
TOTAL MONEY EARNED IN JANUARY 2020: $249.32
That’s a $65 profit more than last month!
As I said, the income is nothing crazy, however, I used to get excited when I was making a dollar a day off of Adsense! Now I am making over $200 per month and I love to blog so it’s a win-win for me!
The fourth quarter for bloggers is typically where people earn the most money (October-December) therefore, the biggest income months so far will be February and March. However, my store hits right away so I made a pretty good profit from my store in January!
MY TOP 5 POSTS THIS MONTH:
- How to Make Confetti Cake Pops
- How to Make Rice Krispie Valentine Hearts
- Potty Training Sticker Chart (Free Printable)
- Pink Galentine Gift Ideas for Your Best Girlfriends
- Healthy Meal Planning for the Busy Mom
Did I Hit My January Goals?
JANUARY 2020 BLOG STAT GOALS:
- Email Subscribers: 2,500 (Yes, +241)
- Page Views: 20,000 (Yes, +100,302)
- Sessions: 15,000 (Yes, +38,289)
JANUARY 2020 SOCIAL MEDIA GOALS:
- Pinterest Monthly Views and Followers: 1.5 Million Views / 1,500 Followers (Yes, +1.4 Million Views / +88 Followers)
- Facebook Followers: 80 (Yes, +22)
- Instagram Followers: 450 (Yes, +12,750)
January 2020 BLOG GOALS
- Write 1 blog post a week (No, I wrote 3 out of 4)
- Keep my page views and sessions as close to December as possible (Yes, surpassed it!)
- Keep interacting on Instagram stories and post to Instagram once every 2 days (I interact on IG stories daily but post every 3-4 days)
My Goals for February
- Convert my email from MailChimp to ConvertKit
- Write 4 blog posts this month and create some backup posts
I hope you enjoyed reading my January 2020 blogging income report!