Month 7 Blog Income and Traffic Report

Month 7 blog income report and tips to increase your adsense income.

It’s hard to believe that seven months of blogging have come and gone. The last seven months have been super busy but also amazing. I have to say that starting a mom blog was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’m able to be creative and make money all while staying home with my youngest.

I guess I’ve started a new tradition with my blog income and traffic reports. I like to give you a little peek into what’s been going on in my life during the month as well as my blog progress.

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through these links, I may be compensated at no charge to you. 

September was a good month for us. I finally feel like we are settled into our new house and surroundings. After making so many military moves, I’ve gotten used to setting up the house and learning what’s around me. At the end of August, my husband suggested that I join a Crossfit gym near us. If you’ve looked into Crossfit, you know how expensive it can be. As a frugal mom of three girls, I have a hard time spending money on myself, but I decided that I would spend my blog income on a Crossfit membership. It’s so nice to be able to pay for my membership! I found a great deal on Groupon and decided to take the plunge. I spent the entire month of September going to the gym four days a week and love it! Other than that my oldest daughter turned twelve, yup I’m getting old.

 

My blog did better than ever in September! I love seeing all my hard work pay off. Each month my income and social media followers increase. I started off making $1.50 in month one and have increased my income to $356 in month seven. If you’re interested in starting a blog, you can check out my post about how to start a blog here.  I would highly recommend SiteGround for your hosting, I’ve had nothing but good experiences with them.

You can see all my blog income reports here.

Let’s take a look at my goals for month seven:

-Write and publish eight blog posts. I only published five blog posts and I’m fine with that because I’ve spent more time focusing on quality blog posts instead of quantity. 

-Learn more from Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. This class is seriously amazing! Every time I open the class I learn something new.

-Come up with an idea for a product to sell. My oldest daughter and I have come up with an idea but it will take quite awhile to put together. 

-Increase followers and income. Yup and yup, I increased both my followers and income!

-Update four old blog posts. I actually updated about ten old blog posts. 

-Write a post about starting a blog. I’m happy to say I finally wrote and published my starting a blog post.

-Start sending out monthly emails to my subscribers.  I’m terrible about sending out emails and honestly didn’t send any out in September. 

Social media followers:

Pinterest: August 1700  September 2079

Twitter: August 2300  September 2830

Facebook: August 220  September 248

Instagram: August 1750  September 1980

Page Views: August 7353  September 6718

 

The biggest key to success when increasing your followers is to be active on social media and participate in Facebook groups. Make sure that you’re retweeting, liking and commenting on others content. I know that some people have huge social media followings, but I want to make sure that the people that are following me actually care about what I’m posting.

 

Month 7 blog income report plus tips for beginners.

 

Income:

AdSense: August $256  September $337

Amazon: August $13.83  September $3.66

Flex Offers: August $0  September $14.96

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: August $67  September $0

Activate: August $.22  September $.82

Massive Sway: August $0  September $0

Izea: August $0  September $0

Social Native: August $0  September $0

Linqia: August $0 September $0

Total income: August $337.93  September $356.76

 

I’ve included programs that I still haven’t made any money with because I continue to apply for opportunities and work with affiliates. I figure if I keep trying, eventually it will pay off.

You can join any of these programs by clicking on the links above.

I’m a huge fan of Google AdSense. A majority of my income comes from Google AdSense. In most blog income reports that I’ve read, affiliate marketing has been the biggest money-maker. I’m still working on my affiliate marketing strategy, but it’s coming along. Here are some Google AdSense tips to help you make the most money possible.

If you’re ready to start a blog or even thinking about it make sure to check out How To Start A Mom Blog.

 

 

Over the past month, I’ve been working on creating affiliate pins for Pinterest. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing teaches you how to create the pins and choose what you’ll promote in your pins. When I signed up for Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing, I was so impressed with the class that I became an affiliate. Michelle teaches you everything you could possibly need to know about affiliate marketing. It’s not a get rich quick scheme, but over time by implementing the strategies, she teaches you’ll see an increase in your affiliate income. Some of the things covered in the class are how to pick the right affiliate for your niche, how to promote the product and how to create an affiliate marketing strategy. I would highly recommend her class if you’re interested in learning more about affiliate marketing and increasing your income. You can see all my recommendations for blog products and resources here.

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My top blog posts for September were:

How To Start A Mom Blog

Beautiful Farmhouse Décor Under $50

Textured Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Fall Fashion For The Stay At Home Mom

Month Six Blog Income and Traffic Report

How To Love Being A Homemaker

Make Sure To Check Out: How To Create The Perfect Home Office

 

My goals for October:

-Write and publish five blog posts

-Create ten new affiliate pins

-Increase income and followers

-Send out a newsletter

-Start writing my holiday gift guides

-Create new pins for five old posts

 

Month 7 blog income report and tips to increase your adsense income.

 

My advice to other bloggers or those looking to start a blog:

-If you haven’t already, switch to a self-hosted blog. Being self hosted enables you to monetize your blog. I would highly recommend SiteGround. I love their customer support. If you ever run into a problem they are there to help.

-Invest in your blog whether it’s a blogging class like Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing or a new blog theme.

-Pin regularly on Pinterest. Pinning throughout the day makes it so more people see your pins. I recently signed up for the free trial of Boardbooster and love it.  **UPDATE: I now use Tailwind to schedule all of my pins.

-Really spend time when it comes to creating your pinnable images. Pinterest is such a huge traffic source for my blog.

-Sign up with only a few affiliates within your niche to start out. Get to know your audience and what they want. Take those few affiliates and write down some ideas of how you can promote them in blog posts and on social media. I really like Flex Offers, they have a huge selection of companies and brands to work with.

If you’re a stay at home mom blogger with a toddler, check out these ideas to keep them happy while you work!

Here are a few other ways I make money every month.

Swagbucks: My September income was $4.98 giving me a total of $39.82. With Swagbucks you earn points my watching videos, taking survey’s and shopping through their links. If your going to buy something on Amazon or another site, go through their links you’ll earn points. Once you reach 2,500 points you can redeem them for a $25 gift card or keep saving up to get larger gift cards. Another awesome perk is that you earn points when you refer your friends to Swagbucks!

Inbox Dollars: September income was $1.30, I know it’s not a lot but it all adds up. I now have a total of $14.63 in my account. Inbox Dollars works pretty much the same way as Swagbucks. One thing I like about Inbox Dollars is that I can play games to earn money too. Just like Swagbucks you earn money when you refer friends and others to Inbox Dollars. My favorite thing about Inbox dollars is that you earn money just opening emails!

I also use Ibotta and Checkout 51 but haven’t done much with them this month.

My lifetime earnings with Ibotta have reached $197. That’s not bad for simply doing my shopping and scanning my receipt.

What are your blogging goals for October? What’s been working for you lately?

Written by: Devon



13 COMMENTS

  1. Makaela | Uniquely Mickie | 9th Oct 17

    I love this report of yours! I really want to start making affiliate Pinterest pins to drive more income from that aspect. I love google Adsense, I made $150 the first month that I started using it.

    -xo, Makaela
    http://www.uniquelymickie.com

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 2nd Nov 17

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  2. Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired | 10th Oct 17

    Omg your adsense earnings!! I’m so jealous! I only make $15-$30 a month from adsense. I’ll have to try your method. Thanks for the tips!

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 2nd Nov 17

      Let me know how it goes!

  3. Blossom Smith | 12th Oct 17

    First, thanks for writing this informative article. I wasn’t a regular reader of your blog, but after reading this article am going to follow your blog. Am doing blogging since 1 year, and I was spending the whole day in writing good content only. But after reading your post I realize, Now I should start writing guest post also.
    Once Again Thanks

  4. Denise | 12th Oct 17

    this was a good read thank you for the information am in month 1 lol

  5. Lisa - Mom Without A Village | 12th Oct 17

    I like your tips for increasing earnings on AdSense. The whole thing seemed like a mystery to me, and I am struggling to make more than a dollar or two. I am going to start being more active in Facebook groups, as well beefing up some of my posts to make sure the content is there. Thanks for the tips, and love hearing new blogger success stories!

  6. Erin | 15th Oct 17

    Thank you for this very helpful post! I’m just starting my blog and haven’t monetized yet, but this is very encouraging. Good luck, keep up the great work!

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 2nd Nov 17

      Thank you and good luck.

  7. Paul | 16th Oct 17

    Congratulations on a great month for your income. So much great information here. I love the Adsense tips. They clearly are working, you are making great money for your page views.

  8. June | 22nd Oct 17

    I’m impressed with your adsense earnings! When I was with them, I struggled to make more than $100 even on the month I had a crazy viral post. I also said I wasn’t open to some ads, so maybe that’s the difference… Now I’m with mediavine and make more, but still nowhere near your earnings (and I have more pageviews!). Wondering how this can increase….

    • dbern582@gmail.com | 2nd Nov 17

      I can’t wait to join Mediavine. I don’t have enough page views yet.

  9. Sarah | I Heart Frugal | 26th Oct 17

    Thanks for the Ad Sense tips! I make around a dollar a month with them! Lol I’m glad you figured out what works!

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