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I have been a big fan of reading blog income and traffic report from many of my favorite bloggers for a long time now. I find it really interesting and I learn a lot about how other bloggers go about making money from their blogs.
I have been making some money from my blog for about a year or so now. I’ve been nervous to actually share my numbers though but it felt like the time is finally right.
Why? In June this little blog here celebrated it’s 4th anniversary. I can not believe I have been writing my blog since 2012. The years have been flying by. In the start of 2016 I decided to really put more focus on growing my blog and transitioning it from a hobby to a business.
That includes taking my finances more seriously. Tracking my income and expenses. Also having the courage to share those numbers. So that other bloggers can see what I’m doing and follow along on my journey.
June 2016 wasn’t the best month I’ve had for blog income that I’ve had. I chose to do this blog income and traffic report around my anniversary though. It helps me stay disciplined to do things if I give myself a date to do it. If not I will keep putting it off and never do it.
Even if it wasn’t my best month it ended up being pretty decent. I have been averaging $200-$300 most months and June was just under that.
Building a Framework: $10
Total income: $190
Boardbooster: $30- I spend a lot here because Pinterest accounts for at least ⅔ of my monthly traffic. I’m working towards growing my traffic more evenly across other channels. Since so much of my traffic is through Pinterest. Spending this on Boardbooster is a must.
Convertkit $29 – A major area I am trying to grow and improve is my email list. I know that since creating my own products is something I want to do I need to have a larger list and I made the switch to Convertkit from Mailchimp at the beginning of the year. It is slowly growing and getting bigger month to month.
Total Expenses: $59
My June Blog Traffic
At the beginning of the year my blog traffic crashed. I wasn’t writing as much or being as active on Pinterest and my blog really suffered for it. In January I only had 21,000 page views and in February it was barely over 18,000. At the end of 2015 it was around 30-45 thousand page views a month.
So in March I started figuring out what was going wrong and how to fix things. So over the last few months from March to June I have been rebuilding my traffic. In May I got back to where I had been with almost 40 thousand page views.
In June though I was able to get up to 48 thousand page views which was an increase of 21%. Not too bad! I hope to keep increasing my page views and get up to 100,000 monthly views by the end of the year.
To help you grow your own blogs and start making your own income I wanted to include some resources.
Books on blogging to help you take your blog to the next level:
- Building A Framework ( check out more about this here.)
- Blog, Inc.
- Big Magic
- How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
Other posts you might like:
Well I did it. I shared my numbers. I am still fairly small and I’m not making much money yet. I figure it can only go up from here though. Next month I will post my blog income and traffic report for July. I hope to see improvements in both traffic and income.