I finally had the productive month I had been hoping for!
If you have been following along with my blogging journey you’d know that life just keeps getting busy for me and I don’t get what I “plan” on doing done.
But this time I finally did what I set out to do.
Of course I could be doing a TON more but that would either mean no sleep for me or finding someone to watch my kids.
Therefore, I am happy with what I have accomplished this past month.
Before I go into my stats for my 10th month I want to disclose why I am writing this post. Blog income reports are what got me here today. They have inspired me and keep my motivation going so I want to do the same for you! It also holds me accountable and allows me to track my progress.
So I hope you find this report helpful.
If you are wondering the steps I took to start my blog you can check that out here.
This post contains affiliate links which means if you purchase a product through my link I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. For more information you can read my disclosure here.
Month number 10 blog results
Tenth month goals:
- 10,000 page views
- Publish 4-6 posts
- Update 2 old posts for SEO
- Analyze content that converts well
I based these goals off my ninth month results which you can read here.
So how did I do?
|10,000 Monthly Page Views||3,018 (2,490)||N|
|Publish 4-6 posts||–||Y|
|Update 2 old posts for SEO||–||Y|
|Analyze content that converts well||–||Y|
Here is what my 10th month blogging looked like:
Once again I had another consistent month of pageviews and I am happy to see an increase from the last month.
I don’t focus too much on my other stats but my bounce rate has decreased and average session duration increased as well which are both good things note.
Most importantly this month I FINALLY was able to update two of my old posts!
Now I only have 16 more posts to optimize for SEO. Once I finish getting through these I can set a regular maintenance schedule for updating all of my posts which will not be as big of a task because they should already be optimized and just need a little revamp.
Side note: updating posts is good for SEO and is a great way to check for any broken links and add new ones etc.
Where am I getting my Traffic from?
96.2% of my traffic came from social media with Pinterest accounting for 98.64%.
My Organic Search traffic (aka Google) was only up by one this month. Not what I was hoping for since we are nearing the holiday season but better than nothing I suppose!
Why I focus on Google Traffic:
Google traffic is by far more valuable than Pinterest traffic for 2 reasons:
- It is passive (meaning no constant work to drive traffic. Just post and your’e done)
- It converts better (meaning more money)
Additionally, it can take up to 6-12 months for Google to start ranking your posts, however, they will not have a chance if they are not optimized for SEO. I do not think I would be getting ANY traffic from Google if it weren’t for Debbie Gartner’s amazing Ebooks (which are very affordable by the way).
You can check out her ebooks below:
Additionally, you can buy both books here for a discounted price which is what I did.
Now I feel confident when I publish my posts and know they will have a good chance of ranking in google 4-6 months down the road.
Now lets talk about Pinterest
Not much to report on Pinterest this month.
I am still only posting 2-3 pins for each post (that is published that week) spread out during the week and that is it.
My stats are slowly increasing which I am happy about.
I’ve concluded that you need to pin a ton of unique url’s in order to grow fast on Pinterest.
In other words, I mean Pinterest wants you to publish A LOT of new content which is quite a bit of work.
How did I make money this month?
Amazon – $5.22
Rewardstyle – $2.47
I am so excited because I not only made my first but my second affiliate sale with Rewardstyle!
Amazon makes up 95% of my affiliate links so it is really motivating to see rewardstyle starting to come in to play as I add more links.
Surprisingly I am happy with my Amazon earnings this month. The past few months I have barely made a dollar so to get to $5.00 feels like a big accomplishment.
Here are some other affiliates that I am a part of:
If you are interested in joining Rewardstyle send me an email here (Include first and last name & website url) and I will send you a referral email. If you get accepted we each would get $25!
I could not have made money through affiliate income without my own domain and web hosting. You can sign up using my link here for only $3.95 per month!
Last but not least…
As much as I would love to put my full time attention into this blog, I know I am going to need an income in the near future so I have decided to supplement my “blog” income (if any at this point) with some virtual assistant work.
This way I will still get all the benefits of working from home and a flexible schedule but will be guaranteed income.
Hopefully this will be temporary until my blog takes off and can generate a full time income.
Until then I will still attempt to do what I’ve been doing as far as working on Mommy Explained but while I set up my virtual assistant business it may be put on hold for a little bit.
Regardless, I am so excited for this new adventure and will share how it is going for me so far!
Here are a round up of my posts:
- The Best Pack n Plays of 2020
- 9th Month Income Report for my 2020 Blog
- Alice in Onederland First Birthday Party
- The Best Stay at Home Mom Schedule for a Newborn and Toddler
Goals for next month (November 2020):
- 5,000 page views
- Publish 4 posts
- Update 2 old posts for SEO
Well I hope you enjoyed reading my 10th month results! Don’t forget to check back for next months report!
Blog Income Reports
- January 2020 – $3.95
- February 2020 – $48.28
- March 2020 – $126.96
- April 2020 – $41.97
- May 2020 – $91.57
- June 2020 – $24.36
- July 2020 – $1.96
- August 2020 – $0.73
- September 2020 – $1.07
- October 2020 – $7.69
- November – $7.46
- December – $20.61
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