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Why Share My Blog Income?

Reading other blogger’s income reports is what started the blogging dream for me.

I was a 20-year-old stay at home mom with a new baby. Scrolling through Pinterest when I saw a post titled How I made $12k+ in one month as a stay at home mom.

It led me to a blogging income report. I didn’t even know average Joes like me could make money blogging! Don’t you have to be a beautiful mom fashion blogger or a rich travel blogger? Well, I started my blog and am now making money online while at home with my now toddler all because of that blogger’s income report. No fashion, no travel. Pretty crazy.

So, I post my blog income in hopes to pay it forward and show other moms just like me that it is possible!

How it all started:

At 20 I was a new mom who was so grateful to be able to stay home and raise my baby! But after my husband started his journey towards his dream career, I remember feeling so jealous of what he had.

I didn’t want to sacrifice being a stay at home mom but I also wanted to progress in life and be successful beyond the scope of motherhood!

Then in the fall of 2016 when I stumbled across that blog income report, I knew blogging was the new chapter I needed. It would allow me to stay home and progress, be successful, and build my own business all from home!

I started my blog within a week, and that space in me that so wanted something of my own was full! Suddenly I went from “just” a mom to a momtrepreneur who was raising babies and making money during nap time.

That was back in 2016, now I am focused on helping other moms do the same by starting their own profitable blogs, transforming them from a mom to a momtrepreneur in the time they have during nap time!

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On to the report!

Blog Income Breakdown From December: 

*Note I only count income I actually received, not revenue I earned but hasn’t been paid out yet.

Affiliates: 

Affiliates Total: $413.02

Ads:

Ad Total: $640.30

My Own Products: 

Product Total: $140.33

December Blog Income Total: $1,193.65

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December Traffic and Stats:

Pageviews: 76,151 (up from 75,o25 in October)

Pinterest Followers: 2,292 (+129)

Pinterest Reach: 1.6M (+400k)

Instagram Followers: 1,620 (-9)

Facebook Likes: 6,000 (+385)

Facebook Group Members: 258 ( +11 – You can join the Blog For Profit group here!)

Email list: 4,293 (+354)

My Most Popular Posts From December:

  1. 5 Step Messy Top Knot
  2. Daily Habit Trackers Free Printables
  3. How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron – Beach Waves
  4. Splurge or Save: Where to find 11 of The Most Popular Baby Products for Less
  5. What I Use To Balayage My Own Hair

My most popular posts were mostly the same per usual just a switched around a bit. The oh so popular habit trackers spiked at the end of the month due to all the new year goals and resolutions being set.

While my blogging posts do really well, my old hair tutorial posts always dominate the game! The thing is that the hair tutorial audience out there (especially on Pinterest) is just so large that I believe these posts will probably always rank high for me. There are just more people out there looking for hair tutorials than there are people looking for blogging tips.

Month Recap:

Just like the past two years, Jamie and I left Kentucky at the beginning of the month (the 8th this time) to spend the holidays with family in Utah and Vegas. We still don’t even get back to Kentucky til January 9th. So per usual, December wasn’t a very productive month for the blog.

I already had the usual blog posts written and scheduled to drop automatically so the blog was able to run by its self all month. Which was the plan so that I could enjoy the holidays with the fam. However, this means there wasn’t a whole lot of growth this month. Just consistency.

In addition to me not working as much, I also pulled back my Facebook ad budget to help pay for a new computer. I had been using my husband’s hand me down Macbook air from 2012 and I kept filling up the storage. So I finally upgraded to a larger hard drive which meant my email list didn’t grow as much due to the shut down of ads.

How I did – Goals From November:

  • Record 10 Podcast episodes to get ready to launch in January! – Miss! I only have 4 recorded so far!
  • Bump my traffic back up to at least 80k pageviews. – Miss! I think I needed to set more realistic goals for December knowing I don’t work very often in December with the holidays.

Next week I’ll post my full year blog income report where I’ll post my January blog goals!

Check out the rest of my blog income reports here!

 

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