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Welcome to this month’s income and traffic report. We are at the beginning of a new year. It’s time to focus on what needs to be done in 2020.
I’m excited to take my blogging journey a lot further next year than I have before. January was just an ok month. Which of course is a bit of a bummer because I want better months. I know that there will be good and bad months as a blogger.
That’s part of the process though and something I’m working more on. I also continued to learn a lot and am excited to start really applying new things when it comes to blogging.
- Pageviews: 15,585 down from 23.996
- Sessions: 13,667 down from 27,295
- Users: 12,731 down from 20,235
- Pinterest Followers: was 107,910 now 108,467
- Posts Published: 32 up from 9 last month
BLOG INCOME report December 2019
Sponsored posts: $0
affiliate income: $105
My Products: $42
Total income: $577 (down from $1710)
As was expected my traffic and income were much lower in January than they were in November and December. Again most of my income came from ads but not only was my traffic down which made my ad income not as much but ads are worth more in November and December and worth less at the beginning of the year.
Being able to join Mediavine is such a great step in making money as a blogger. My ads are the majority of my income and my goal is to diversify that more in the coming year.
Growing that affiliate income year-round is one of my main goals for this new year. I want to find products and services I really love and share them with my followers in new ways.
I’m really hopeful that my blog will grow a lot this year and my traffic and income will increase.
It’s why I’m committed to sharing my not so good months as well as my good months because I want you to know that it’s possible to make money blogging. I don’t want you to feel like you should give up if you have months that don’t go as well as you would have liked. That blogging can be an up and down journey. It will take work and time but you can do it. I wasn’t sure if I would ever make money with my blog and I now am and you can do it too!
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MY BLOG GOALS
I use to set monthly goals and haven’t been as consistent with setting monthly goals and am going to start doing this and hopefully, this will help me start being more successful.
How my January Goals went
- to complete my whole 31-day new year challenge by posting every day all month (It was a lot of work but I did all 31 posts! Check them all out here)
- Work more on EBA and get further through the course. (Yes I did some)
- start looking into guest posting on bigger sites to gain exposure. (No I need to work on this)
My February Goals
- to work on learning SEO (My focus right now is to better learn and understand SEO)
- look into guest posting on bigger site
- update 8 posts for SEO
- continue working on EBA
BLOG LESSONS LEARNED THIS MONTH
This month’s lesson is about making changes to keep your blog growing by learning new things. You not only want to create consistent content but be willing to learn new things to grow and improve your blog.
I have felt pretty good about my Pinterest knowledge and the traffic that I get from Pinterest. I have been worried about the fact that so much of my traffic comes from one source.
This is concerning as a blogger because if Pinterest changes their algorithm I can lose all my traffic. So I have been wanting to improve my knowledge of SEO and start getting more traffic from Google and other search engines.
So when a family member offered to gift me an SEO course for a gift I was so excited. Not only that I have people in my life who believe in what I do and want to support me.
I’m excited to work on my SEO and hopefully begin seeing more traffic from Google and stop needing to rely on Pinterest traffic as much.
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