I’ve decided that I want to start taking this blogging thing seriously-ish! Wondering why I say seriously-ish? Well, I don’t have the same goals as other bloggers I personally know. A lot of my blogging buddies want to make blogging a full-time income, they want to retire their husbands and turn their blog into a business.
I’m personally not at that point right now. I have a full-time job and four kids, so I feel like I have enough on my plate. However, I’d love to turn the blog into a very lucrative side hustle. For me, that would mean earning $1,000 to $2,000 per month from passive income (ads & affiliates).
With that said, I’ve decided to publically share my journey to accomplishing my blogging goals!
June 2017 Traffic & Income Report
Let’s start with the traffic since without traffic it’s hard to make an income.
Here is the overall view for June:
39,981 total pageviews
32,634 total sessions
74.56% of my traffic came from social media with 93.13% of that being Pinterest.
11.15% of my traffic came from direct traffic
9.44% of my traffic came from organic search. I’m working to increase this by working through this workbook.
.03% of my traffic came from other
My top five posts for June were:
Books All Couples Should Read which brought in 27.51% of my traffic.
Root Beer Float Martini which brought in 4.56% of my traffic.
52 Weeks to A Better Marriage which brought in 3.64% of my traffic.
DIY Body Butter which brought in 3.55% of my traffic.
Key Lime Trifle which brought in 3.29% of my traffic.
I posted 15 new posts during the month of June.
Now onto the income!
Note: This is income that has been deposited into my bank account. You’ll also notice that I include VA work into my income reports. I include VA work income because the work I receive is a direct result of my blog.
VA & Consulting Work: $405.45
Ad Network: $0 (Switched to MediaVine, 1st payment will come July 15th)
Adobe Creative Cloud: $9.99
Tailwind: $99 *Note, this is a one-year subscription and not included in this months expenses
After expenses: $761.81 which breaks down to about $12.69 an hour working 15 hours a week. Not the best hourly wage here in California but I’m home with my kids. I’ll take it!