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October 2016 Blog Income Report

October 2016 Blog Income Report November 5, 201621 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.


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!


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

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

NET INCOME: $199.51



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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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 strive to achieve the goals you have reached in the next 6 months. I just started blogging about a year ago but didn’t know anything about monetizing until 6 months in! So far I have made $80 with affiliates and $50 in sponsored posts.

  2. I am working on trying to earn money with my blog but I am super new to this. I have to get a paid site first and move on from there. I hope that I will soon start to generate money as my blog grows. thanks for sharing

  3. I love that you take the time to write everything down and figure out your goals and achievements. This is definitely something that I’m not too great at. Super inspiring.

  4. Love these posts! Do you think knowing you will write it helps keep your goals in mind? I’ve just jumped over to suscribe to your YT 🙂

    1. Hi Stephanie, I use Google Adsense for ads. You can just search Adsense on Google to find it. It will walk you through what to do. For ad networks and partnerships, I clicked through quite a few links on other bloggers pages. The place to look is in the sidebar towards the bottom on most blogs. I’ve got quite a few links to networks there. 🙂

  5. Great job! It’s so good to see growth after putting so much hard work into a blog!

  6. I LOOOVE reading blog income reports-it is so encouraging to see other people making real money from their websites. I think I need to utilize more ads, I had no idea they could be so successful! Thanks so much for sharing <3

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