April 2017 Blog Income Report

This Month’s Top Post: March 2017 Blog Income Report– 241 Views

This Month’s Runner Up: Say Goodbye to Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Building the Foundation  – 213 Views

Last month I posted about how crazy the month was with all of the showings.  Well, April was even crazier outside of the blog.  We closed on the house we are selling, started prepping for our wedding, and started moving some stuff over to my parent’s house where we have to stay for a week and a half this month before our house is ready.

This month I definitely saw the decline in growth in the blog stats.  But, I also started getting a lot more email traffic this month.  This month, Wayfair asked me to create a featured post for them.  Unfortunately, I had to decline because it just wasn’t possible to do what they wanted while my house is in moving disarray. I also had three people ask to guest post on my blog this month!  I’ve had quite a few ask before but nobody had ever actually written a post.  I now have two guest posts scheduled.  One for May and one for June.  Still waiting to see if the third will end up submitting a post.

April 2017 INCOME STATEMENT

Revenue
Ads – $125.53
Total: $125.53

Expenses
Tailwind – $10..00
Domain – $1.26
Hosting – $6.99
Etsy – $0.60
Total: $18.85

NET INCOME: $106.68

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Last month I mentioned being a bit behind on Tailwind.  I got caught up and am now back to being a bit behind of where I want to be.  As long as I can keep it afloat through the move I’ll be good though.

I also hoped to get all of the posts for the next two months scheduled but I’ve had very limited time to think about the blog.  So, I decided that I am going to alter my posting schedule for the next few months of Moving and Wedding events.  Instead of posting every Tuesday and Saturday, I will only be posting every Tuesday.  I will resume my regular schedule in August.

That’s all for this month!  Wish me luck for maintaining the blog in May during the temporary move!

 

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February 2017 Blog Income Report

This Month’s Top Post: Ready to Eat Freezer Meals – 326 Views

This Month’s Runner Up: January 2017 Blog Income Report – 304 Views

This was the first month that I didn’t write any new posts.  Well, I did film one video and edit it this month.  But, other than that, I had all of my posts ready to go.  I am so glad I did that because this month I needed all of my free time to go towards getting ready to sell my home.  I’m so ready to be just living my life as normal in the new house.  But, one step at a time.  For the next few months I’m just going to hobble along in blog land.

February 2017 INCOME STATEMENT

Revenue
Ads – $169.93
Sponsored Posts – $0.20
Total: $170.13

Expenses
Tailwind – $10..00
Domain – $1.26
Hosting – $6.99
Etsy – $1.00
Total: $19.25

NET INCOME: $150.88

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Last month, I mentioned that I was going into a slower time for me.  Haha.  I was definitely mistaken!  I was still able to complete both of my goals though!  I had a goal of joining 18 new Pinterest boards.  I joined 21!  This month I hope to see an increase because of all of the new groups.  But I am a bit behind in scheduling posts so we will see.

I also got some new Etsy downloadables posted. They are the pink kitchen recipe cards and labels below.

My goal for March is to maintain the blog.  I need to get all of my posts for April ready and make sure to get all of my Pinterest posts scheduled.  This month is going to be crazy with having to drop everything at any moment to show the house.  Wish me luck!

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DECEMBER 2016 BLOG INCOME

This Month’s Top Post: House Update #2 – 268 Views

This Month’s Runner Up: Paycheck Series: Choosing Your Budgeting Direction – 266 Views

It’s interesting to watch the sinuous waves of blogging stats.  Last month I had huge growth in followers but not much income.  This month, my income was almost triple last month but my follower growth was less than a third.  Progress is progress though.  I know that I can’t focus on too many pieces of the puzzle at once or things will fall apart.  Here’s how the stats looked for December.

DECEMBER 2016 INCOME STATEMENT

Revenue
Ads – $131.69
Affiliate – $8.50
Sponsored Posts – $61.60
Total: $201.79

Expenses
Tailwind – $10..00
Domain – $1.26
Total: $11.26

NET INCOME: $190.53

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Last month I mentioned that my goal for December was to maintain.  I have done just that.  I focused more on the content, scheduling, and routine rather than trying to grow.  I’d say this definitely paid off.  I noticed that the more solid I have everything, the more people want to view the site.  I had my largest amount of page views in a month (not including one month where two posts stumbled like crazy).  I’m hoping I can continue this trend.

My plan for this month is to get ahead.  I have a lot going on this year.  This year marks my 10 year high school reunion.  Less than a month after that is closing on the new house and the wedding.  All of that on top of my every day life is a lot plus I have to get my house in tip-top shape to sell it.  I’m hoping the timing works out well so we don’t have to move twice but we will see.

I’ve already started preparing the blog.  I have an outline of posts I’d like to write through March and with any luck, I’ll have all of February and March’s posts done by the end of January.  Of course, I’ll have house updates to add in throughout the month but hopefully this will help me stay afloat.

Happy New Year!

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