Monthly blog income report

How I made money in my Second month blogging and how you can do it too

We are well into 2017 and it’s time for another blog income report. I can’t believe that it is now 2017 and my hard work with blogging is slowly paying up. As always our goal with our income report is to help you make money with your blog and we are showing you the different ways you can achieve that. If you are thinking of starting your own blog and are not sure where to start, you can get the full tutorial here:  (Start an amazing blog on WordPress).

The end result of my overall goal is to eventually start making a minimum of $5000.00 per month. Today we will be taking a look at my journey so far and I will show you the breakdown of our December Blog Income Report. So the question is, did I succeeded (or failed)?

If you want to know how much we made in our first month blogging- Take a look at our November Blog Income Report! 

How I Made $1, 119.37 in my 2nd Month of Blogging

How I made money in my Second month blogging and how you can do it too

Before we look more into December, I wanted to tell you that I worked extremely hard. This meant blogging almost daily (except on weekends). I am currently 5 months pregnant, so I did not want to over stress my mind, but I still needed to put in the work. My blog is a business blog and I treat it as a full-time business. This means, getting up at 8 am, taking a lunch break and logging off at 5 pm. Now that we have established that, let’s see what goals I set up for December and let’s see what happened in December. 

DECEMBER INCOME AND BLOG GOALS:

The list below is what I originally planned out at the end of November. These were the goals I set for my blog to be achieved by December. It’s always a good idea to set personal business goals even if you are not documenting it for the world. As I mentioned in my November blog income report, I thought December would be a bit slow due to the holidays. So let’s see how it all worked out.  

  • Blog post goals – 25 blogs to be published (All my posts are longer than 1000 words.)  – I published 19 blog posts! – FAIL 
  • Email subscribers – 250 (it will be a slow month for pushing promos in December) 320 email subscribers- WIN
  • Blog Pageviews- 10,000 – 8, 266- FAIL 

SOCIAL MEDIA STATS FOR LADIES MAKE MONEY ONLINE

Instagram – I had 114 followers – Goal was to get 150 followers – I got 270 followers  – WIN

Pinterest  – I had 281 followers – Goal was to get 500 followers – I got 984 followersWIN

Twitter –  I had 137  followers – Goal was to get 200 followers – I got 292 followers – WIN

Facebook Page – I just created a Facebook page in December just for promotion purposes and I have – 22 Likes 

Facebook Group – I had 17 amazing members –Goal was to get 25 members- We are now at 217 amazing members, please feel free to join us at any time. – WIN

My biggest achievement was to grow my Facebook group as it is a place we all get-together and promote each other’s work, ask questions and help each other meet our goals. Another main goal was to grow my Pinterest account. I am not in the 10K follower realm, but I am hoping to get there by December if not sooner! If I can grow my Facebook group, I will be really happy. It’s a great way to get traffic and get your work seen. Come share your work with us- Facebook Group

BREAKDOWN OF BLOG INCOME REPORT:

Income:

Total Income: $1, 159.37

Expenses:

  • Boardboaster – $5.00 (I might have to upgrade soon). 
  • Blue Host – $0.00 (Promo for the year, I already own other sites and I guess I got a bonus FREEBIE)
  • Tailwind  – $0.00 (I got it for Free for the first 30 days)
  • DPD Portal – $10.00
  • Lead Pages– $25.00 (Best tool for growing your email list).

Total Expenses – $40.00

Total Blog Income = $1, 119.37

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN’T?

First thing first is the blog traffic. I wanted to get to 10,000 page views but I was short. I only managed to get about 8, 266. I am looking at getting much higher traffic for January and I am well on track to getting that. The first strategy that I implemented was to join Tailwind. This tool is literally helping me increase my blog traffic every single day! 

You might also like: Why growing your blog traffic will help you grow your online business + How to do it

Another amazing investment I made was signing up for an e-Book on how to make your next affiliate sale within 24 hours. This helped boost a lot of my sales and I am already seeing results for January. It helps you boost your sales by using Pinterest as your marketing tool. It is easy to implement but very strategic moves are involved. I will continue to use this to boost my income in the next several months or so. 

What didn’t work? Writing 25 blog post planned for December. December was a really busy month for most people as you can imagine. I just did not have the energy to blog that much. I also signed up with a ShareASale Affiliate program way too late. I would have made a lot more with affiliates sales, especially for December. I only managed to publish 19 blog posts. 

I created a new e-Book that I launched at the end of December. I am currently re-editing to add more things I have come across and it will be re-available January 15th. You can sign up for it right here!- How to make your next $1000 in the next 45-60 days



JANUARY GOALS:

  • Start guest blogging twice a month to blogs with much higher traffic
  • Blog 3 times a week instead of 5 times a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
  • Batch up all my blogs. Spend Monday and Tuesday writing out blogs. The goal is to have one month of blogs up and written out. 
  • Promote more on my Facebook group – Twice a week 
  • Pre-write all my newsletters at least once a week in advance 
  • Increase my Facebook group to 500 members, Pinterest to 1500, Twitter to 500, Instagram to 500, Facebook page to 75
  • Get my subscribers up to 800
  • Get 12, 000 Pageviews by the end of January
  • Income goal to be increased to $1500 – If you want to learn how to make your first $1000 in 45-60 days sign up here! 

My Most Popular posts for December included:

– How bloggers are earning a real income with ShareASale Affiliate Program

When will you make money from your blog + Proof from bloggers?

10 Easy Way to Make money from Home doing odd jobs

A Girl’s guide to Blog SEO- How to use SEO to grow your Blog

How I increased blog traffic to 6,000 in less than 2 months of blogging

Overall, I am really pleased with my results. As you can see, my goals are not huge goals, especially for a new blog. I have some experience running other blogs and I am implementing a lot of the same strategies here. You need to create goals that are realistic so you can easily manage them. As I grow my blog, I am also growing my followers on social media and on my email list. My strategy was not to wait until I had a following or huge views or anything like that. I find that silly. Why wait when you get going from day one? That’s just my opinion. 

What do you think? Fail or win for my second month? You can be honest. We are all here to help each other. I am still glad I got at least 19 posts as this helped me achieve what I did in terms of my blog income report. 

What do you think of my 2nd-month blog income report?

I am looking forward to the month of January. Hoping each one of you succeeds with your goals. What goals have you set for the month of January? We are doing monthly blog income report just to keep us in check and accountable. Tell us in the comments below.

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155 Comments

  1. I am so glad I found this post. I am wanting to earn money off the blog posts I write. I am going to save this post so that I can reread the great advice. A big congratulations on your success! Keep up the awesome work!!

  2. First of all congrats on blogging and making an income on your second month is awesome. You wrote such an inspiring post, thank you for sharing it with us!This has encouraged me, I have been blogging for about 6 months now and I would love to eventually make a living off of my blog. Wishing you the best to come 🙂

  3. Wow! This is awesome! I admire you for your efforts to reach all your blogging goals and to earn that much too! It’s really rewarding. It’s important to study what kind of blogging technique works for you so that you can keep juicing it!

  4. I need to bookmark this! I’m planning to start to have an own blog and This is really helpful for me such a great strategy

  5. So great to see your success!! I love your posts and currently have like 5 tabs open with your posts! Keep working hard so we have great inspiration to follow!

  6. Im just starting out and haven’t monetized my blog yet. Something about it is so scary, but this is super great info that i’ll use to actually start making money

  7. Wow! that’s an interesting post. I have started blogging about 2 months ago, but I still need to figure out a way how to monetize my blog. And your statistics look great – good job!

  8. Lovely to actually get a look at someone who is making an income being very honest about how they did it my blogs not designed to make money but this would be great in the future if I decided too

  9. I think most people want to make money from their blog and a lot of people do. It’s nice to see the option is there with a little hard work it can happen.

  10. This is extremely impressive! Especially considering you are pregnant. I’m currently 4 months but my blogging took a nose dive the first 3 months because I was like a zombie!

  11. Congrats on your success! It’s interesting to see how bloggers reach a certain goal each month. One thing that’s important to note is that this isn’t your first time blogging. A lot of people read the headline and think it’s going to be easy to make money from your blog. It really isn’t. It takes a lot of planning and trial and errors to find what works for you.

  12. Wow, this is incredible! I’ve been blogging about two years now and still have not attempted to monetize. I have a full time day job and other commitments in addition to blogging, so my follower counts, traffic and blogging schedule are not always where I would like them to be, and it just doesn’t feel like the right time to start trying to make money from my work. It’s always inspirational to read about how others make blogging work for them!

  13. I document my progress of growing my travel site too. I am almost half a year into it now, but its revenue is nowhere close to yours. Time to buck up and hustle harder. 🙂

  14. I think even though you had some losses, you did an amazing job your second month of blogging. Your blog is such an inspiration. I hope you achieve all your goals at the end of January! This makes me want to keep going with my blog and stick with it.

  15. Congrats at making that cash!!! Making money can be tough in the blogging world, but as someone who’s a full time blogger, I can definitely say it’s possible if you work hard enough!

    1. Hi, there are so many ways you can monetize it, you can have affiliate links to cookbooks and kitchen items. You can blog about different places that offer amazing food and add affiliate links for travel, accommodation and foods. Partner up with restaurant and foodies and do a promo blog and get paid for it.

  16. Wow! You are killing it! I can’t believe you’re already earning so much money. I have been blogging for a year and don’t even earn that. Maybe I should check out your eBooks!

  17. Congratulations on your accomplishments with your blog! I am jealous because you have an ample time blogging. I can only blog once a week due to my offline job. But I hope that at the end of March, I can post two to three times a week on my blog. I have come to the realization that I think I really need to enroll in blogging course if I want to earn from blogging. Thanks for such inspirational post.

    1. You are welcome, Ana. If once a week works for you, then that’s amazing. I think the secret is just to be consistent! If you have the one blog, promote it frequently and you will see results!

  18. This is a very informative post and quite inspiring for someone who will be starting to blog soon. I am building my website at the moment and will be launching soon. It’s great to read success stories.

  19. This is great info! you sound like me! I learned a few things from your post thanks a million and keep up the great work with your blog plus putting value out there for others because it always comes back tenfold <3

  20. Creating your own products is usually going to be a great way to earn a good chunk since you own the pie! Good for you for getting so many products on the shelf so early! Love seeing the progress! Keep it up, you got this!

  21. That is incredible. I just finished month five in blog land her and I am making money freelancing- not a dime from affiliates. My social media following are doing well- but subscribers are at a stop lately.

  22. Wow first of congrats on your achievements! This is amazing! I haven’t really made income on my blog like you have so this is very fascinating and it gives me perspective on what I can possibly plan for my blog in the future. Thanks for sharing with us your experience and tips. Best of luck on achieving your January goal!

    ~Crissy
    http://www.whimsicalfawn.com

  23. What a great progress. Its always nice to read about a fellow bloggers success, keep up what you are doing and I wish you the very best of luck.

  24. Fantastic progress on your goals and I’m excited to see how you do for January, sounds like you will do really well. I’m curious about how you grew your FB Group. My group is at 17 users right now as well and I’d love to see it grow.

    Congratulations again!

    1. Hello Kimberley,

      I cross promoted my Facebook page on other social media platforms as well as my email list. I will go ahead and email you.

  25. This is very inspiring to see! I guess selling ebooks and courses is where the money is. I’m not making anything from Amazon or Shareasale so need to get my Ebook ready and published asap.

  26. This is SUPER exciting. Impressive that you have income coming in so early into blogging. That’s pretty atypical and really says something about your work ethic and the strategies that you’re employing. I love it, very inspiring. Keep up the momentum!

  27. I just finished month 4 and this is very useful to know. My focus so far has not been on the money making, but this really is quite inspiring. Thank you.

  28. Very informative and helpful, thank you so much for sharing! I’m on my third month of blogging and have not made a cent. I did however sign up for Share A Sale last week, guess I better to work on my blog!

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