Hello and welcome to my third blogging income report!
Typically, the first few months of the year (also known as Q1) is the slowest blogging months of the year because, after all the hype throughout the holidays, everyone takes a break.
However, I’ve been lucky and things have trended upwards.
Keep reading and you’ll see why.
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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 not a “get rich quick” scheme. It is a slow process that takes a lot of time and effort and there are only a few bloggers that make thousands every month on their third month of blogging. Seriously, my income isn’t anything at that level.
However, it helps pay for gas, a hair cut here and there, and supports my wine and oily habits 😉 Trust me, anyone can do this!
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 February 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 February will not be deposited into my bank account until 60-90 days later.)
FEBRUARY 2020 BLOG STATS
- Email Subscribers: 3,389
- Page Views: 73,970
- Sessions: 46,360
FEBRUARY 2020 SOCIAL MEDIA STATS
- Pinterest Monthly Views and Followers: 4.4 Million Views / 1,791 Followers
- Facebook Followers: 107
- Instagram Followers: 16,600
The best news arrived on February 4th which was that I got accepted into Mediavine! Mediavine is a full-service ad management company for content creators. It launched on Lifestyle With Leah on March 4th and the results have been amazing!
Just like last month, 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 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. However, their algorithms have changed and things are starting to slow down.
Still… 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?
Get the Tailwind app here to receive a month free!
February 2020 INCOME REPORT
February 2020 BLOG EXPENSE REPORT:
- ConvertKit: $79.00
TOTAL MONEY EARNED IN February 2020: $328.61
That’s just about $80 more in profit 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 $300 per month and I love to blog so it’s a win-win for me!
MY TOP 5 POSTS THIS MONTH:
- How to Make Confetti Cake Pops
- How to Make Rice Krispie Valentine Hearts
- 20 Valentine Gifts for Classmates with Free Printables
- Potty Training Sticker Chart (Free Printable)
- My Top 10 Baby Bows for Little Girls
FEBRUARY 2020 BLOG STAT GOALS:
FEBRUARY 2020 SOCIAL MEDIA GOALS:
FEBRUARY 2020 BLOG GOALS
- Convert my email from MailChimp to ConvertKit (Yes)
- Write 4 blog posts this month and create some backup posts (Yes to the 4 blog posts, no to the backup posts)
My Goals for March
Pinterest has changed it’s algorithm so I expect to see my views go down a lot. This doesn’t bother me as monthly views really don’t mean much. What I will focus on is new pinning images that will bring traffic to my blog.
- Send out weekly emails to my followers
- Write 5 blog posts this month
I hope you enjoyed reading my February 2020 blogging income report!