August 2016 Blog Income Report – $2,260.72

I’ve decided to switch up how I organize my income reports this month. While I love going deep into he data, I’m trying to narrow my focus. As such, I’m scaling back on some of the analytics I track. You can view previous blog income reports here.

I also made the decision to consolidate the two sites into one income report. I initially planned to do separate reports but I thought that could be confusing to see two published each month.

Lastly, I switched up the formatting to look more like a balance sheet.

These reports count income earned during the month, but not necessarily paid out within that month. With many affiliate programs there is a delay between earning a commission and actual payment to affiliates.

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August 2016 Blog Income Report - How I made $2,260.72 in August from my blogs!

Ok – lets dive in!

Blog Income & Traffic: ProductiveandPretty.com

Productiveandpretty.com is a productivity lifestyle blog I run with a friend. We launched this blog in February 2016 and have seen pretty rapid growth.

  • Pageviews: 148,430 (+32% from July)
  • Email List: 2,820 (+32% from July)

Breakdown of August 2016 Income/Expenses:

INCOME AMOUNT
Mediavine [Ad Network]: $940.16
Amazon Affiliate: $660.56
IZEA [Sponsored Posts]: $200.00
TOTAL GROSS INCOME: $1,800.72
EXPENSES AMOUNT
Board Booster* $5.00
Tailwind* $15.00
Convertkit*: $49.00
Link In Profile: $9.99
VA Service: $12.00
Coschedule* full-year: $360.00
Courses: $76.00
TOTAL EXPENSES: $526.99
INCOME AFTER EXPENSES (NET) $1,273.73

Please note: There were some additional expenses not included in this breakdown because they were payments made in advance of this income report. I owned a web hosting plan for other sites ($106.88 yearly), and the Genesis framework ($59.95) prior to this blog launching. The WordPress Theme (37.46) was purchased in February 2016. 

On to the next blog…

Blog Income & Traffic: shesambitious.com

I launched this blog in July 2016. For now, this is just a fun project that I will eventually invest more time in growing.

  • Pageviews: 1,530 (+60% from July)
  • Email List: 200

Breakdown of August 2016 Income/Expenses:

INCOME AMOUNT
Bluehost Affiliate $360.00
Framework Affiliate: $100.00
TOTAL GROSS INCOME: $460.00
EXPENSES AMOUNT
Board Booster* $5.00
Convertkit*: 29.00
Convertkit*: $29.00
Big Scoots: (pilot) $19.95
Stock Photos: $75.00
TOTAL EXPENSES: $128.95
INCOME AFTER EXPENSES (NET) $331.05

Please note: There were some additional expenses not included in this breakdown because they were payments made in advance of this income report. I owned the Genesis framework ($59.95) prior to this blog launching. 

Put it all together and what do you get?

ProductiveandPretty.com Income $1,800.72
shesambitious.com Income $460.00
TOTAL GROSS INCOME: $2,260.72

If you are stumped on how to grow you blog, I HIGHLY suggest taking Abby’s ‘Building a Framework‘ course. I did a post here that explains how I think it helped us tripe our page views, but it covers all of the major social channels along with general best practices. I would say it’s good for beginner and intermediate bloggers. 

Here are some of my big takeaways for the month:

  • Managing two blogs is HARD while having a family and full time job. Not imposible, but I do see myself having specific ‘growth’ months for each blog because it’s too hard to focus on growing both at the same time. So for August, I really focused on ProductiveandPretty.com.
  • One thing I would like to do in September is to review all services I am using to evaluate if it is still needed, and if so, is there an option to pre-pay to save money. For example, I know Tailwind would only be $9.99 monthly if I pay for the full year now, vs. the $15 I am currently paying.

 

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