Oh you guys..this is my very first ever income report and I’m sooo nervous! I plan to give you a detailed income report each month with some instruction on what I did to earn that money and what worked for me and didn’t work for me.
I run 4 other websites which I have NOT written for in a while. Some haven’t been updated in over a year, however, they continue to bring me revenue, which is why I keep them. It’s also the reason why evergreen content rules! The content on those sites still gets pinned on Pinterest and picked up by other blogs, so I keep them running while I focus mainly on Living for Naptime.
For those of you who are finding this post on Pinterest, allow me to introduce myself! Hi, I’m Chrystie. I’ve started and sold 4 websites in the last 4 years. I’m a serial blogger-preneur. This website, Living For Naptime is my newest project. My goal is to be a cheerleader & mentor for other mom bloggers! You can read about the 13 Life Changing Things that happened to me after I started a blog and then read up about how I sold my blog!
January 2016 Blogging Income Report Highlights:
Viral post of the month: The $7,500 Mistake Every Blogger needs to avoid
The Good: On a whim, I decided to come clean about my copyright debacle that happened in 2014, apparently the blog post resonated with people, because a whopping 76,000 people viewed that blog post in January! The last time I checked it had over 170 comments on it. I eventually shut down the comments because it was giving me an anxiety attack anytime someone commented. LOL.
As a result of the increase in traffic, my email list grew from 38 to over 200!
The Bad: Because advertising is not Living for Naptime’s monetization strategy, the blog post was not necessarily optimized for ad revenue. As a result, I earned only $46.00 on the site in January.
Total Income for January 2016:
- Adsense: $321.82
- AdThrive: $487.28
- SkimLinks: $86.79 (Most of the SkimLinks & Viglink income comes from this series)
- VigLinks: $86.60
- ShareASale: $42.54 (Most of this income comes from this blog post)
- Amazon: $43.56
- Bluehost: $390.00 (Start a mom blog while your baby sleeps)
Total Expenses for January 2016:
- Hosting: $34.95
- Photoshop $10.61
- HauteChocolate Stock Photos $29.00
- Boardbooster: $20
- Likestagram: $9.99
Total expenses: $104.55
Total Profit: $1379.93
What’s happening in February:
I should have my podcast off the ground by the end of February, which (I hope) will mean that I’ll be opening up a whole new channel for traffic generation and networking with other bloggers.
I will also have my How to Start a Blog email series up & running and look forward to getting even more moms on the blog train!