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Last Updated on June 2, 2020 by karissa ancell
I’m excited to take my blogging journey a lot further this year than I have before. February was a bit of a slow month but I learned a lot and am excited to start really applying myself to blogging.
- Pageviews: 24,750, down from 33,839
- Sessions: 21,532, down from 29,582
- Users: 42,475, down from 47,101, up from 29,254
- Pinterest Followers: starting number 95,500
- Posts Published: 2 (this needs a lot of improvement)
My second blog karissaancell.com I want to start tracking these stats as well. So that you can see the difference between my more established blog and my newer blog that I’m trying to get going.
- Pageviews: 158
- Sessions: 123
- Users: 98
- Posts Published: 2 (this needs a lot of improvement too)
MY February 2019 BLOG INCOME
Sponsored posts: $100
affiliate income: $35
My Products: $50
Total income: $500 (down from $555)
Blogging is a journey and in that journey, there are highs and lows. This past month was not great traffic or income wise but that’s ok because I know that better months are ahead.
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!
If you are a blogger I would love for you to check out my e-book Boost your Pinterest Presence. In this book, I walk you through how to use Pinterest to grow your blog and create pins that get shared. Once you get your copy I will also make sure to send you updated versions of the book as I make them. Pinterest is constantly changing and I am always learning new ways to use it.
If you are looking to start making money blogging here are ways to do just that. Earning money through blogging has been one of the best things that I have started doing.
Ivory mix: $12
Total Expenses: $103
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.
- Start posting at least once a week on each of my blogs
- Create and promote more freebies to build my mailing list
- Keep working my way through Elite Blog Academy
- Send out weekly newsletters
BLOG LESSONS LEARNED THIS MONTH
I’m so glad that EBA was relaunched recently. This program only comes out once a year so when it does there are lots of free training and the course is usually updated. As a member, you automatically get the updated version of the course. The launch really got me recommitted to growing my blog. I guess I had fallen into a bit of a slump with blogging lately. I just wasn’t putting in the time and energy I needed to make my blogs successful.
With all the free training in February for the launch of EBA, I used that time to start the course over at unit one for my new blog. That way I can really grow karissancell.com to be successful this year. I also decided to join a mastermind for bloggers. There are monthly like coaching and a forum to connect.
I have paid for a lot of blogging courses and books over my years as a blogger but I had never been a part of a mastermind. I’m really hoping that by doing this and focusing on going through EBA I am able to take blogging to the next level. If you are feeling stuck or discouraged by where you are in your blog journey I encourage you to expand your education and to join communities. There are lots of free facebook groups to join if you are not at the place to join a paid mastermind yet.
The Best Books I’ve found on blogging that will help you take your blog to the next level:
- Blog, Inc.
- How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul
- The Essential Habits Of 6-Figure Bloggers: Secrets of 17 Successful Bloggers You Can Use to Build a Six-Figure Online Business
- One Hour Content Plan
- Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers
Grab a copy of my How to Boost your Pinterest Presence to help you learn Pinterest so that you can grow your blog traffic. This book will help you finally understand Pinterest. So you can start growing your blog on this amazing platform!