I cannot believe I am ending my second month of blogging already. When I started this blog in November 2020, I didn’t expect too much and I honestly didn’t think I would make money with blogging until later on.
In this traffic and income report, I’ll show you my statistics and how I made money with blogging, $334.89 to be exact.
If you read my first traffic and income report, you’d know that I lost money and that I expected to see those results for several months.
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So, how does it feel to actually make a profit in my second month of blogging? I am over the moon about it, and I’m also kicking myself a little for waiting so long to start.
I started my blog for several reasons.
- To inspire others to pursue their passion.
- For myself, because I needed a creative outlet and a place where my voice is heard.
- To earn a passive income for my family.
What does passive income even mean, though? According to Wikipedia,
Passive income is income that requires little to no effort to earn and maintain.
I won’t lie to you, blogging is H-A-R-D and I put a lot of time into it. However, if you set up the blog correctly and remain consistent the earning potential is unlimited!
Blogging is considered passive income because you create an article, insert links to affiliate programs (or your own product), and make money for years to come.
You can go to Pinterest right now, and type in ‘blog reports’ and you’ll see tons of bloggers make $2,000, $10,000, and even $100,000 each month.
Yes, I mean each month. These income reports drew me in and inspired me to start thinking that if they can do it, I can too. I’ll be real with you though, I do not set unrealistic goals, because I get discouraged easily.
Building a business takes a long time, especially a profitable one. However, with the right set up and motivation for success, almost anyone could this.
I honestly don’t have the words to express how thankful and shocked I am with my results. So, I won’t hold you up with stumbling on my words. You are here for a report and a report is what you shall receive! 🙂
Why am I sharing this report?
Sharing this report is a way for me to track my success and accomplishments. As I said, I get discouraged easily so this report gives me time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t.
To keep everything transparent with you, the goal of this report is to show the results for each month even if it’s not that great. I find this especially helpful for new bloggers who have no knowledge and want to see goals are met. I love reading other bloggers’ income reports, and I find it inspiring to see how they progressed from nothing. Hopefully, my blog report will inspire others as well.
Let’s get to the good stuff!
January 2021: Traffic & Income Report
The table below shows a summary of my blog report. Surprisingly, I hit almost every goal except one and that is email subscriptions! I didn’t expect much growth in this area, but I am so thankful for my followers.
These guys get exclusive news, deals, and some pretty cool recommendations before anyone else. If you haven’t signed up, you definitely should think about it. I am working on several projects that you will not want to miss out on.
Throughout this report, I’ve included several screenshots to show where the numbers in the table come from.
This month, I focused more on my blog. I participated in a couple of online courses and even joined Twitter. I wasn’t a fan of doing that, but I was able to gain several followers, which is awesome!
The goal is to be more present on social media so I thought it was a good stepping stone to take.
I also published eight articles, which is a TON, you can check them out below.
- Traffic & Income Blog Report: February 2021 (This month was tough!)
- My Services
- Must-Have Blogging Tools & Resources For New Bloggers
- Core Web Vitals: Simple Explanation & How to Check your Score
- The Productive Blog Planner
Pageviews and sessions were a rollercoaster this month. It helped to be more consistent with posting articles and promoting the blog. The spikes you see above were when I put some serious promoting work in.
That means writing articles, making YouTube or TikTok videos, and posting on almost all social media platforms. Keep in mind blogging is 25% creating content and 75% promoting.
How does traffic get to my website?
In total, I mange seven social media platforms. This includes:
- Facebook-Uptown Sage (Blog Page)
- Facebook- Uptown Sage Deals (Promo Code Page)
- Facebook Tailwind Create Support Group
- YouTube (super new at this)
When I talk about promotional methods, I use these platforms to get my information out there. My top three platforms are Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Another cool stat is my Pinterest viewers! In November I started a brand new account and had zero viewers. I am now over 72,000 and it’s so refreshing to see that.
This just means, that my content is actually reaching people, which is needed to drive traffic to the website.
As you can see, Tailwind and MonsterInsights played a huge part in my income this month. Keep scrolling to know why I choose them as my affiliate programs.
Amazon has been really good too, it is a lot of work, but I have recruited my husband to help me when I become too busy. He has been a life-saver when it comes to helping me operate my business!
I’m still learning the best way to promote products, so I hope this goes up next month with the plans I expect to utilize.
With Etsy, it’s a nice storefront, but I am still not sold on it. I tried running another ad with them and it just isn’t converting as much as I would like it to. po
There were several ‘favorited’ shop items that I listed, but only two orders. I honestly think I could do better with listing them on my website, which I might do at a later date.
With every business, comes expenses! This month wasn’t too bad and I plan on keeping my expenses super low. Being negative the first month really took a good chunk out of my profits, but that’s okay.
I paid for my hosting and my domain name already, but I wanted to show you that it is still listed as an expense.
If I were to include it monthly, I would have paid $3.67 per month for hosting and $0.75 per month for my domain name. It’s super affordable if you ask me.
Put it all together, and I profited $251.01 without ever leaving the house! That still leaves me speechless for not having a ton of knowledge starting out.
No one could have told me I would make money with blogging in my second month.
This proves to me that I could have started this blog years ago and that others can do the same if they are looking for ways to bring in extra money.
Tools That Made It Possible To Make Money With Blogging
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Tailwind: Without Tailwind, I would not have my Pinterest traffic. It has been a life-saver when it comes to helping my business grow. In my second month of blogging, I have over 72,000 monthly views and thousands of engagements. That’s insane with starting with nothing.
It has helped me remain active on Pinterest with scheduling my Pins. The Tailwind Communities helped play a part in reaching my goals, and I have been able to design pins with Tailwind Create.
The best part about Tailwind is you can try their trial which is not time-based! Typical Results for Tailwind for Pinterest members can be found here.
This company is my favorite so far and they have offered several promotions that helped me get the income I received this month.
MonsterInsights: I use this plugin daily to view my site statistics and I love it. MonsterInsights makes it easier to view Google Analytics and I never have to leave my WordPress dashboard.
Canva: I could not work without this software and I am so happy I found it. Originally, I used the free plan on Canva to design all of my products but made the switch to Canva Pro last month and it has been well worth it.
All right, I have my new goals listed and I am super nervous, but I’ll check back in with you next month and see how I measured up for February.
The most important thing you can gather from this report is that you don’t need a crazy amount of pageviews or followers to make money with blogging. You can start now, learn as you go, and put the work in.
I am amazed at how well this month went and I couldn’t have done it without my AMAZING readers and affiliate partners. So, thank you.
It means a lot to me that you took the time to read this and I hope this report leaves you feeling inspired.
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Until next month,
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