It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a blog report. I have to admit that during the last few months I considered giving up on blogging. Despite my doubts I kept at it and discovered some new ways of making money and growing my blog. I really do love blogging but it has it’s moments when it’s stressful and seems to be going nowhere.
Well here it is!
Since I skipped writing blog reports for a few months I’ll be using my 10 month blog report and comparing it to my current status.
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In month 10 my blogging goals were:
Write and publish five blog posts
Create ten affiliate pins
Create four new pins for old posts
Focus on Pinterest
Obviously in the last five months I’ve accomplished these goals and more. Focusing on Pinterest was a big one for me. I did lots of research on Pinterest strategies and even took a class called Pin to Profit. The course was incredibly helpful. After implementing the strategies in the course my Pinterest traffic exploded.
Another thing I did to increase my Pinterest reach as well as make my life easier was to sign up for Tailwind. I had thought about signing up for months but couldn’t justify paying money. Let me tell you, it’s totally worth it. I have three kids at home and cannot pin all throughout the day everyday. Not only that but Tailwind custom creates a schedule for your pins to get you the most views.
My income has increased but is coming from mostly different sources. After Christmas I had a huge drop in Google AdSense income. It is just now recovering. I have found a few programs that I really like and work with regularly from this list. There are some on this list I don’t apply for much anymore, simply because they seem to be a waste of time for me.
Don’t get discouraged if you’re not getting many page views or making much money. The truth is that it can take years to make a decent amount of money. I have hopes of making a fulltime income at some point. Many bloggers will tell you that they started making tons of money in the first few months. Maybe that’s true for them but they are the exception.
Learn something new everyday. Whether you’re buying courses like Pin for Profit or simply reading posts on Pinterest for free, continue to research and learn.
Focus on quality and content over profit. You’ll gain more loyal followers by writing quality content for your audience.
Be yourself. Your readers want to know what you have to say not a copy and paste of someone else.
Solve a problem for your readers. What problem does your reader have that you could help them with? Maybe it’s potty training or keeping their house clean.
My goals for the next few months are the same as they’ve always been. Grow my following, write quality content to publish once a week, learn new strategies and make more money.