Ever wondered if bloggers really make money online? I believe so. Any niche can make money online if they put in the work. Welcome to our July blog income report, where we document our successes & failures. Did I really make money this month? My blog was down for two weeks and I still made a decent income. If you are thinking of starting your own blog, or maybe you already have one-we created a detailed blog on how to create or turn your blog into a money making machine. Yes we did! You can get the full scope on starting your own profitable blog right here!
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Past Blog Income reports below:
June: Blog Income Report!
January: Blog income Report!
November– Blog income Report!
December: Blog Income Report!
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DETAILED JULY BLOG INCOME REPORT
As always, we want to let our readers and followers know that blogging is not as easy as it looks. A lot of effort, planning, and learning goes into this. We are treating this blog as a business blog and this means we work full-time on it. Lot’s of planning, promoting, learning and mistakes make up for our blogging journey. We are determined to make it work and help you along the way because as much as many bloggers make money online, we want to ensure that you can do it as well.
INCOME AND BLOG GOALS:
We typically set goals that we need to achieve monthly. This makes it easy to work towards something and it keeps us accountable. We are so happy to see how our blog traffic continuously increase thanks to this Pinterest strategy and our Facebook Traffic Booster.
So what did I achieve in July to be able to make money online:
- Blog post – 7 Blogs were published (1 of those were guest blogs)
- Email subscribers – I increased my email list to 1668 – Very happy with this! Up from 1300
- Blog Page views- We are still experimenting- This will take us about 3 months to get down -The Pinterest strategy that we are using.
SOCIAL MEDIA STATS FOR LADIES MAKE MONEY ONLINE
Instagram – 259 followers – Last checking we had 255- Winnish
Pinterest – 4, 473 followers – Last checking we had 3698 followers–WIN
Twitter – 663 Followers – Last checking we had 400 followers – WIN
Facebook Page – 834 Likes– Last checking we had 758 likes (WIN)
I am really happy with my Pinterest followers. According to Carly who went from zero to 200 K page views per month, it’s not about the followers, but the pinning strategies you use which makes up for a great Pinterest plan. This is the best investment I have made to date. I still want to have about 10, 000 followers by the end of this year!
My Facebook group is another big one! I am hoping to also get about 10,000 amazing women who are focusing on growing and helping each other. I did get rid of a lot of people that were purely self promoting! This means my account will take a little longer to grow as I am really pick about those that join. If you are not yet part of our- Facebook Group, don’t forget to join us. It’s a great community to share and grow your biz!
Our goal was to get featured on two blogs per month. Because we are going in a different direction with our blog, we are putting this on hold. How ever, we are accepting guest posts on our site. If you would like to submit a post check out this page: Guest Posting!
Blog Published this month:
BLOGGERS MAKE MONEY ONLINE: BREAKDOWN OF JULY BLOG INCOME REPORT:
- Grow your Blog traffic with Facebook – $270.00
- Make your next $1000 in the next 45-60 Days – $75.00
- How to get 1000 email subscribers in just 30 days– $39.98
- Tailwind – $180.00
- Ultimate Bundle– $4.20
- Linqia -$35.00
- How to make your first Affiliate sale in 24 hours with Pinterest– $50.00
- Pinterest Strategies (From zero to 200K Pageviews) – $204.80
- ConvertKit – $34.80
- ShareAsale – $67.22
- Maven X – $74.00
- Blog Traffic – $0.00
- Surveys– $60.00
- Awin– $19.50 (I recently joined this and I am promoting Fiverr (Global). They charge you $5.00 to join and then refund you the money. They want to ensure you are legit).
- Media.Net– $34.25
- Coaching Services – $0.00
Total Income: $1, 148.75
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- Boardboaster – $20.00 (I might have to upgrade soon).
- Canva- $0.00
- Siteground – $63.00 – I switched hosting
- Tailwind – $0.00 (Because of my referral, I keep getting a credit on this!)
- DPD Portal – $10.00
- Lead Pages– $25.00 (Best tool for growing your email list).
- Blog theme – $51.00
- Traffic Transformation guide– $50.00 (Got this on sale).
Total Expenses – $219.00
Total Blog Income = $929.75
I am really impressed with our July Blog Income report for the simple fact that we still made money even though our site was offsite for almost half the month. A lot of this is thanks to Affiliate Marketing and I am so glad I purchased Michelle’s course- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and How to make your first Affiliate Sale in 24 hours with House of Brazen! I truly believe in investing in myself to get good results. Otherwise I would still be struggling!
WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN’T?
Let’s first focus on what did not work:
- I had my site hosted with blue host and it went down towards the end of July. I freaked out a little and every time I tried to fix it, it still kept going down. So after struggling for almost a week, I made the switch to site ground and my site has not been down since.
- My site is still really slow and I will be hiring a web developer to look into it immediately.This has made tracking my site traffic difficult.
- I switched to a new theme that I am still tweaking and making changes to, but when I did the switch, I didn’t realize that my Google Analytics was turned off. So I did not get to track my traffic for almost 4 days (at this point, I didn’t really care due to all the technical difficulties I was having.)
- Due to the changes, 2 of my posts were wiped out completely even though I backed up my site. I almost cried.
- I didn’t do anything constructive as I was trying to get the situation under control. I am so glad I still made money after the worst month ever.
So what worked for our blog
- I concentrated on upgrading my skills as my site was getting worked on. I re read Carly’s Pinteresting strategy so I could come back stronger in terms of blog traffic. Her strategy is amazing and you can read all about it here!
- I re did my eBook – Facebook Traffic Booster, I needed this so much during my time down in order to still keep up with some blog traffic. You can get the new eBook here!
- Accepting more guest blogs on my site as a way of connecting with other bloggers is amazing. This is one venture that will increase greatly. If you want to guest blog, contact us.
- I continued with my efforts to go through older posts to update them, tweak some images and add affiliate links. This strategy alone increased my blog traffic last month. I am doing one update a week and I am pleased with the results. Every update I do, I promote it using Carly’s Pinterest method and I am getting a lot more better results.
- I created a female entrepreneurship shop for bloggers and I love it. Please contact us if you would like to be featured.
- Affiliate marketing is definitely growing for me and I am so happy with the results I am getting. I am so thankful I took the course because at the beginning of last year, I tried out the affiliate thing with my other blog and I got zero sales. Now I am getting over $500 with it!
AUGUST BLOG GOALS:
- I will continue to accept more guest blogging opportunities. I want my site to be the go to place for bloggers to get information and grow their businesses. The more people I can get on my site the better value I can give everyone.
- Blog 2 times a week instead of 3 times a week – Monday and Wednesday – I will continue with this until I hit my blog traffic goal of 100K.
- Batch up all my blogs, spend Sunday and Tuesday writing out blogs. The goal is to have one month worth of blogs up front and written out.
- Promote more in my Facebook group – Twice a week! In the next few months, I will make opportunities for other bloggers to be seen more on my Facebook group! Stay tuned. This will help you with your blog traffic.
- Pre-write all my newsletters at least one week in advance
- Increase my Facebook group to 2500 members, Pinterest to 4500, Twitter to 800, Instagram to 500, Facebook page to 900.
- Get my subscribers up to 1750 email list
- Income goal to be increased to $1700 – If you want to learn how to make your first $1000 in 45-60 days sign up here!
Although I didn’t meet my blog income goal, I am still happy with the results. I always suggest setting up realistic goals for your blog in order to be successful!
What goals do you have set for your business? Tell us in the comments below
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