Blog Income Report

September 2017 Blog Income Report

September 2017 Blog Income Report October 10, 201711 Comments

Hi, I’m Kari, creator of Keep it Simple, DIY. I’m a lifestyle blogger with an MBA who blogs about finance, Home & DIY, blogging, and more. My main motto is that if you just try, you will succeed. The key is to Keep it Simple.

September 2017 Blog Income Report

September 2017 Blog Income Report

This Month’s Top Post: August 2017 Blog Income Report– 207 Views

This Month’s Runner Up: Great Tips for How To Complete Your To-Do List– 158 Views

I am happy to say that I finally had a full month of being back on my normal blogging schedule for posts.  September was definitely an interesting month.  The second week of the month I was super productive for the blog and was a bit ahead of where I wanted to be.  As of right now though, I’m a bit behind. Usually I have all of my posts for the next month scheduled before the month begins.

In the third week of September, I had a training that I went to for two days and had to pack and get things ready around the house.  Then half way through the week I left for a trip to see my grandmother.  That week was a great week but left no time to work on the blog.  The week that I was back was the last week of the month which left me not much brainpower to put into the blog after work.  I did manage to get quite a few things done around the house though.

This month was a bit discouraging for page views.  My page views decreased from last month.  I imagine this is because while I was on vacation I didn’t even touch the blog.  Hopefully I will do better on this next month.

September was a great month for the blog financially though!  This was my second highest month for income since I started blogging.  Huge win!

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 INCOME STATEMENT

Revenue
Ads – $165.47
Sponsored Ads – $10.00
Sponsored Posts – $160.00
Total: $319.48

Expenses
BoardBooster – $10..00
Domain – $1.26
Hosting – $6.99
Etsy – $0.60
Blog Supplies – $60.21
Office Supplies (Printer) – $60.08
Paypal Payout Fees – $3.93
Business Address Change – $20.00
Total: $163.07

NET INCOME: $156.41

VIEW PREVIOUS BLOG INCOME STATEMENTS HERE.

September 2017 Monthly Updates

I mentioned last month that I had sort of hit a wall with updating the theme for my blog.  This month, I’m happy to say that I was able to climb over that wall and get a new theme up and running!  This theme is a lot less chunky in terms of style and seems just more ‘simple’.  I also like that it has a bit of character in the way the posts look when they are in a list.

This month I posted the first sponsored posts on my blog that came from emails rather than a sponsored post website (like Linquia).  It’s very exciting that people are reaching out to me and wanting to sponsor a post or guest post. I’ve even had a request for ad space on the blog which is the sponsored ad section in the income report above.

In October, I’m hoping to be able to plan multiple posts ahead of time so I can really focus on other details.  Some of my upcoming projects include updating my campaigns on Board Booster and updating my Pinterest covers.  Hopefully this time when I update them they don’t change their shape again! 🙂

I also submitted the form to get an EIN in September but I haven’t received a response yet.  Since I had previously had a company with the same name, I was unable to get the EIN online again.  A bummer but hopefully it works out!

Hi, I’m Kari, creator of Keep it Simple, DIY. I’m a lifestyle blogger with an MBA who blogs about finance, Home & DIY, blogging, and more. My main motto is that if you just try, you will succeed. The key is to Keep it Simple.
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Hi, I’m Kari, creator of Keep it Simple, DIY. I’m a lifestyle blogger with an MBA who blogs about finance, Home & DIY, blogging, and more. My main motto is that if you just try, you will succeed. The key is to Keep it Simple.

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  1. I love income reports! I love seeing how bloggers are making their money. I’m still new. Only 4 months in. How do you get involved with sponsorships?

    1. Hi Kori,
      The most common way is to work with sites that will sponsors posts like Brandbacker or Linquia. My favorite way is just by getting to know the blogging community. My sponsored posts this month are from people who emailed me because they like my site. 🙂

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