This Month’s Top Post: Laundry Hack: How to Put Away an Entire Load of Laundry in Minutes – 447 Views
This Month’s Runner Up: Say Goodbye to Living Paycheck to Paycheck: The Basics of Income – Published 2/27/2016 – 282 Views this month
This month was a very crazy month for me so I took a bit of a break from the blog. But, to my readers, you probably didn’t even notice! In July I worked on my blog every day. Yes, every single day. Participating in Facebook groups, sharing on Pinterest, and creating posts. August was not at all the same. I was just a bit burnt out and needed a break.
I mentioned a while ago how I like to plan my blog posts and create them early which really helps when I run into ruts where I’m just exhausted and ready for a break. I had actually created all of my posts for August during July that way I didn’t have to stress about creating posts when I didn’t really feel like it. I’ve always used the blog as a hobby and a way to express myself and have fun so whenever I”m in the mood to write or edit or create graphics, I create as many as I can during that time.
Of course, since I wasn’t in the writing mood during August, Septembers posts are not all created. i do have enough for one each week but I’ve been posting twice per week. I’m not sure if I will try to create more posts to stick with my Tuesday and Saturday schedule yet or if I will just go for Saturdays this month.
In other news, I created my first LInquia campaign this month! It was definitely a success! I also figured out how to create a part of my Media Kit that I’ve been working on for over a month. Now there is just one more part I’m stuck on and then it’s done! Hopefully by the end of the year I will have it complete. I’m really taking my time to make it perfect!
I also finalized my new 2017 blogging planner early this month! Check it out!
This month, I saw a large decrease in Ad revenue which is directly related to the break I took from sharing my posts. But, sponsored posts increased and brought me right back into my $100-$200 range that I’ve been in most of this year.
August 2016 Income Statement
Ads – $86.67
Sponsored Posts – $60.00
Tailwind – $8.72 (pro-rated)
Etsy – $0.80
Blog Photo Supplies – $2.87
Post Supplies – $3.00
NET INCOME: $131.28
View Previous Blog Income Statements here.
This month’s big achievement is that I hit 500 Pinterest follower!
Last month I also mentioned that I had just started using Tailwind and I have seen a huge difference! I started using Tailwind toward the end of July.
Here are my page-views that Pinterest referred over the last three months:
June: 153 July: 239 August: 658
I am so excited that I’m able to see growth even when I take a huge break from the blog!
For September, I plan to keep afloat. I think August was a great break for me but I don’t want to over-do it. Hopefully I will be able to figure out the last part of my Media Kit so I can make it go live too! I can’t wait to show you! Hopefully I will also be in the mood to work on Etsy downloadables. I have a lot of great ideas!
At least your ahead of the game when it comes to making money. Always good to take a break and unwind.
Although it was a little lower than last month, it’s still an impressive number. The fact that it was totally passive is something to be proud of.
I do love the feeling of having a few posts lined up. I hope you can get a balance so you don’t burn out as much. Keep it up!
Looks like your doing great and your blog is growing! Celebrate your accomplishments even the little ones!
Fab work! I am totally impressed 🙂 you are so organised! I am the most organised person ever apart from when it comes to my blog for some reason?!
I love reading people’s blog income reports! It’s also awesome to see how much you’ve grown in a month- I need to start keeping track of my stats.
Thanks for sharing! It’s great that you were able to make money without as much effort!
Congrats on a great month “away.” Planner looks great.
Love reading your income reports,very motivating!
Good for you!!! My August income was some of the worst yet, but it’s okay…feeling good about September!!
I’ve always loved your posts! Every so often you need a break, I do agree. I’m working on starting to write posts as they come to me. I’d love to have a month done in advance incase life happens, as it usually does. 😀