March 2017 Blog Income Report

This Month’s Top Post: DIY Cinder Block Garden for Small Yards– 308 Views

This Month’s Runner Up: February 2017 Blog Income Report  – 281 Views

This month was absolutely crazy for me.  We had over 20 showings on the house and almost all of my free time outside of work was spent doing something for the house.  I did manage to get my April posts ready despite having a rough schedule.

Somehow, even though I wasn’t able to work much on the blog in March, I ended up with the most page-views I’ve had recently.  I’ve only ever had one higher month which was just a fluke where two of my posts stumbled over 1000 views in a day.  I also had quite a high month for income compared to normal.  I’ll take it!

March 2017 INCOME STATEMENT

Revenue
Ads – $235.69
Sponsored Posts – $0.14
Total: $235.83

Expenses
Tailwind – $10..00
Domain – $1.26
Hosting – $6.99
Total: $18.25

NET INCOME: $217.58

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Last month, my goal was to get all of the posts for April ready and get pins scheduled on Tailwind.  I’m almost there.  My posts are ready but I’m a bit behind on Tailwind.  Hopefully by the time this post goes live I will have it all scheduled.

I didn’t do anything to increase followers this month which is much different than usual.  Usually, I participate in a few threads to gain followers each month, but I just didn’t have time.  I”d like to be able to do this again next month since it appears that April will be a bit of a break: hopefully.

My goals for April, my birthday month, is to get all of the posts ready for May and June and participate in a few follow threads.  I want to get two months ahead because we will be moving in May or very early June and I know that packing will take up most of my free time.  If I can get the posts going then I can focus on packing and just maintaining the blog.  I am so ready for July where I can be back to normal.

 

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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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October 2016 Blog Income Report

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This Month’s Top Post: 10,000 Cupcakes Challenge – 253 Views

This Month’s Runner Up: Why I Don’t Buy Bottled Water – 225 Views

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!  I’m drafting out this post while handing out candy.

This month I started off to a great start!  I got all of my posts planned for November and December and even created most of my Pinterest art in the first week of the month!

Speaking of Pinterest, who else was irked by the layout change?  Since my old board covers no longer fit the new layout, I created all new ones!

While I was being productive, I decided to make all of the pins for my #TBT posts.  I was able to get all of November and December’s art done.  This means that I’m now done creating Pinterest art for older posts!

I noted last month that I was starting to write a bit more personally.  I now have a few posts about my life and all of my new excitement!  I am both thrilled and anxious to be sharing my life on the internet.  Either way, I’m diving in and  hoping for a good outcome!

OCtober 2016 INCOME STATEMENT

Revenue
Ads – $153.85
Sponsored Posts – $58.20
Affiliate Programs – $1.81
Total: $213.86

Expenses
Tailwind – $10..00
Etsy – $0.50
Post Supplies – $3.85
Total: $14.35

NET INCOME: $199.51

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This month I was able to grow my following by 375  people!  What’s interesting with this finding is that it completely follows my trend line.  Last month I created a trend-line on my followers graph just for fun.  The amount of exponential growth seemed unrealistic to me (and still does).  But, this month, I was on point with the projections at 3804 followers.  (3800 Projected)

Last month I mentioned that my plan was to focus on my Paycheck  series.  I was able to write three sections for the series last month.  One was posted in October, and then one is for November and the other December.  Next month, I will continue to work on this series as I am hoping to be able to put the series into a digital E-Book at the beginning of the year.  I will then continue to publish one section per month.  **Eek.  Here’s to accountability.  I hadn’t written this goal for the public yet.  This just means I need to wrap it up!

Next month I also plan to do a bit more with YouTube.  I used to really love making YouTube videos when I was younger and I’m excited to get back into this and share a bit about myself and all of my new adventures.

Thank you all for your continued support!

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