I hope you are of the mind ‘better late than never’ because I am way behind on my April Income Report. I have mentioned before how it takes a while for Blogher to update the previous month’s revenue which is why my posts are usually about two weeks into the month. Well two weeks into May I was moving back to school, starting my nannying job, and my head was not in the game. I completely forgot about my income report!
But now worries – I am righting that wrong! Better late than never, right?
Why do I do an income report?
I know it might come off as a bit strange to do income reports to people outside of the blogging worldd, but let me tell you why I like to do them:
- Transparency – there are a lot of ways to make money as a blogger – some honest, some not so much. I want to be completely transparent with you all to show you all exactly where I am making my money from and to assure you that I’m not pulling any funny business!
- Growth Tracking – I have been publishing these since October, when I made $343 (though I made my first $40 in June!) and I’ve had so much fun keeping up with them every month. It’s definitely interesting to see how things are changing and where my income is really coming from.
- They are fun – when I first started realizing that you could monetize a blog, I was constantly checking out other bloggers’ reports and getting inspired. If you’re not a blogger these posts might not be your cup of tea, but blogger to blogger – I want to help open your eyes to the potential that your little slice of the internet has! My blog has grown quite a bit since I’ve started – but even if you aren’t getting massive traffic you can still make money!
What I did this month.
April was a bit hectic, for sure! Preparing for finals took up a lot of my time – but I managed to get 15 posts up – which is always my goal! So I met that exactly, and as a result I beat a traffic record which is super exciting!
There were a few days where I published twice due to some confusion with sponsors, but luckily I didn’t see any backlash for it.
If you’re a subscriber you may have noticed that you’re not getting emails from me regularly anymore – that’s something I am working on! I used to have an email go out every time I posted – but like I said there were a few times I posted twice a day so I didn’t want to spam you. I’m looking for a plugin that will do a weekly round up email!
Host Gator (from this post, where I show YOU how to make a blog!) – $100
YouTube – $3.30
Izea – $266.67
Tap Influence – $150
Hosting – $6.83
$668.75 – Technically this number should be a bit more – but due to poor communication and a lack of firmness on my part I don’t know how much or when I am getting paid for a campaign I did. I did multiple posts and a video, so I am anticipating that payment putting me over my old record by quite a bit! So that is definitely cause for celebration!
As always, I calculated out how many hours I would have to work at minimum wage to earn this much, and I came to a total of 81 hours, or 20 hours a week. During the school year blogging is my job, though now that it’s summer I am also nannying.
I was so close to meeting my goal of 300,00 pageviews – I keep kicking myself thinking if I would have only tweeted a few more times or pinned a few more posts to Pinterest. But either way I am so happy – it’s a new record for the blog and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Looking ahead a few months, I am hoping to be getting 500,000 monthly pageviews by the time Mostly Morgan is a year and a half in August – so it’s great to see an upward trend!
Can you make money blogging?
Yes! If you are interested in making a profitable blog – I would be more than happy to help! I have an incredibly detailed guide to setting up a blog here, and from there you can check out my blogging tips (there are a lot!) and if you need any further help – email me! I absolutely love talking about blogging (my friends and family are sick of hearing about it!) so do not hesitate.