A sneak peek at my monthly blog income and website stats
If you’re wondering how much money I make from blogging, read on. I share all with you in my monthly blog income reports. These are a great resource for me to look back on and also for anyone who is interested in what I earn from blogging or what can be made.
It’s not to show off, but to show how much money can be made online from a blog. It’s important to note this is my full time income. I left my employed job and I work on my blog all the time. Like, ALL the time. It’s my passion and my focus. I have no personal social media or any distractions. I also have no social life, or very little!
If I am on my phone or laptop, I am always doing something blog related. I put in around 40 hours a week at the moment whenever I can, usually ignoring my husband every evening! Once both my children are at school then I’ll work out a better work routine if my blog is still making enough money.
June 2017 Total Blog Income: £1743.59
£212.50 of this total is from Awin – my first payment from them! Not because I rock at affiliate marketing, in fact only £12.50 of that is from affiliate links, but because I entered a blog competition with Etsy and I won £200!
£144.29 of this is from other referral links.
Most of my blog income came from sponsored posts, reviews and giveaways. I value my time if it’s a collaborative post. Many bloggers won’t charge for giveaways or reviews, but it’s all a form of advertising for the company, even if you do kind of get something in return like a product. One of my reviews this month took me 2-3 hours. That’s a few hours of my time I’m not going to get back and if you’re reviewing a few items per week, that’s practically a part time job! It was during one of these weeks last year when I had around 10 reviews to complete that I had this realisation. The ultimate goal is to benefit a company in order to get them more sales, aid their SEO or create brand awareness, so bloggers should be paid for this. I did accept one unpaid review because the item was worth £150 and it was something we needed, but these types of opportunity are rare.
I’m very pleased with my earnings for June. At one point I wasn’t sure I’d hit the thousand pound mark, then lots of opportunities fell in my inbox. I find it’s like that most months. There are a couple of quiet days and I quietly panic, then I’ll have a day where I’m offered ten collaborations and I stop panicking! I think being self-employed means I’ll always being slightly anxious about whether I’ll earn enough each month.
June 2017 Stats
(The dashes just mean I hadn’t started recording these results each month)
My DA has stayed the same again, phew! Though I don’t know if it has updated recently, so I hope it stays the same throughout June. My score is 33 which I’m happy with as it means I qualify for more paid blog work.
At the start of the year it dropped for a couple of months. Here’s my blog post about how I think I got it back up: 4 ways to improve your domain authority (DA)
My website stats are all down a bit which is a shame. I don’t feel like they’ll raise greatly in July or August because of the school summer holidays and people being away. We’ve certainly been out a lot more in the evenings and at the weekends, so I’ve not been reading blogs as much. I expect stats to crash over the next couple of months as all my mummy readers are busy with their littles, just like I will be.
July Blogging Target
I’ve given myself an overall target of £1500 for July, but for all my home money making schemes: matched betting, blogging, mystery shopping and online selling. Last month I split it up, but I think one overall target is a better plan.
I decided last month to write an overall income report for my earnings from home, sharing all the ways I’ve made money. Catch up on last month’s here: How I Made Over £3000 From Home
Other relevant blog posts:
- How I’m going to make £1000 a month as a Mum working from home
- 4 ways to find paid blog opportunities
- How I save hours every week scheduling tweets with Social Oomph