Blog Income Report

May 2016 Blog Income Report

May 2016 Blog Income Report June 4, 201613 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.

May 2016 Blog Income Report

This Month’s Top Post: The Ultimate List of Blogging Groups on Facebook – 554 Views – 37 Comments

This Month’s Runner Up: Soft Chocolate Cookies – 409 Views – 10 Comments

May was a great month for me for growth.  Even with taking a week off from promoting the blog, I still gained over 450 followers between all of my social platforms.  This month I also focused on using Pinterest to gain page views and began to see a decent increase.  I had about 100 views that were referred from Pinterest.

I also have an unofficial goal of reaching around 3000 views per month which is about 100 views per day.  This month I definitely exceeded this goal!

May 2016 Income Statement:

Google Adsense – $68.88
Sponsored Posts – $0.00
Freelancing – $0.00
Affiliate Marketing – $1.00
Personal Sales – $0.00
Total: $69.88

Etsy Listings: $0.80
Total: $0.80

NET INCOME: $69.08

View Previous Blog Income Statements here.

May Social Stats

This month I continued editing my blog pages and old blog posts.  I still have a couple to do but I’ve made some great progress.  I also began scheduling posts for #TBT to help recycle older posts.

Last month I’d said I was going to look into scheduling pins on Pinterest and I was using Viral Woot and not loving it so I am back to the drawing board on that.  Once I get the Facebook #TBT posts lined up, I’ll be able to put more time into Pinterest again.

Focus for Next Month
Next month, I plan to finalize the archived blog posts and learn more about scheduling pins for Pinterest.  I also hope to continue on reviving old posts to give them Pinterest worthy images. Also, I’m very close to 500 Facebook followers so I’m hoping to be able to reach the milestone in June right before my blogiversary.

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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.


  1. I’m interested in starting up a couple ads on my blog. Do you have any blog posts or tips on how to make that happen? Keep up the income reports. They’re some of my favorite things to read because everyone is so different and the progress is fun to see.

    1. Hi Laura, I don’t have any blog posts on how to get the ads on the sites but I use Google AdSense by BestWebSoft to display them. I wasn’t able to get the Google AdSense branded plugin to work. I also use ads but they only bring a couple dollars of revenue each month.

  2. Sounds like you’re doing fantastic with growth! I need to go back and re-do a lot of my Pinterest images and really focus on growing that. Thanks for sharing your income report. It’s always helpful to see what other bloggers do. Congrats on your top posts…I read them both and they were great!

  3. Really cool. I love income reports. How do you track your traffic, Google Analytics? I have GA and I also use a WordPress traffic tracker. Results are always different, not sure why. Nice read.

    1. Hi Jenn, I have the WordPress tracker through JetPack and Google Adsense. I only use Google Adsense though. They track different types of traffic. Google tries to weed out the fake traffic while WordPress keeps every kind of traffic. I also set up the Google Chrome extension ‘analytics blocker’ to disallow my views in the total views. I noticed WordPress will skyrocket when I’m working on the blog but it’s just my views.

  4. Thank you for sharing the numbers so early in your blogging career. It’s a big inspiration for those of us just starting.
    I particularly like your infographic of the numbers, I might have a try and creating something similar.
    Unfortunately I’ve just begun my passive income journey and it’s started rather poorly. The ad network and affiliate links scheme I was hoping to join refused my application. Totally my naive fault, it just mean more work ahead.
    Your posts will show me that it’s possible and keep me going, thanks again.

    1. Hi Matt, Keep your head up. I was refused by a couple ad networks as well. The one that does the best for me is Google Adsense but it took a bit to get that one. I believe you have to have been blogging six months before starting Adsense.

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