If you’re not a blogger, feel free to pass up this post. Your eyes may glaze over.
But if you’re a blogger like me, I hope you’ll find something interesting and helpful from my third month publishing my blog income report!
I was really excited to see what this month had in store for me. The month of January was crazy with a viral post. February was the inevitable plummet back to reality. March has been steady, but AWESOME!
My pageviews were lower than I would have like, but a respectable 56K. The big difference this month was sponsored post opportunities. I wrote two and also had a separate social media blitz for a company. They paid WELL! April looks to be shaping up to have a similar amount of sponsored posts. IZEA and Clever Girls are still my best providers of those opportunities.
Another exciting happening was that by participating in two giveaways, my social media following significantly grew. I featured different profiles than I have in the past. My Instagram finally stopped being stagnant! YEA! Facebook is steadily growing. And Pinterest is still my powerhouse.
This month I’ve been really slacking on sharing my new posts with BIG Facebook pages. I think that’s really hurt me. Even when I’m not reposted, many of the readership click through.
The Blogger Network: $176.47
Clever Girls: $215
Hey! Thanks for sharing this! It is super encouraging for me, who is just a little fledgling compared to you 🙂
I love your blog, your colors, and your heart! And if you ever feel like writing about how you have built up your pinterest, I’m lost. Everyone says that is their biggest referrer but I have almost no followers. Blah. 😉
Rebecca, I still feel like a fledgling. For one year, my plan was to build content and followers. Sure, I had some ads that paid for my hosting and such, and I did Amazon links from the get-go, cuz you don’t want to have to go through old posts putting them in…but other than that, I wasn’t going to worry about monetizing till this current year. With Pinterest, I only had about 200 followers when I started (I’d had the personal account for years). I made a point to refer my readers to a specific Pinterest board at the end of all my posts. Whichever one related the most to that posts topic. You can embed the board to the page, so there’s a nice pretty clickable board. It took a while. I also had two giveaways that had Pinterest as an entry. But that didn’t do all that much for me. Maybe a couple hundred. I’d still like to grow. I’m not sure what else to do or how to be a “featured pinner”. I think that’s how some have thousands and thousands of followers. So be encouraged. This is a VERY part time gig for me. I’ve worked hard, for sure. I kept my head down and focused during the first year. I’m sure if I’d had more time I could have done better more quickly, but so far, I’m pleased with where I’m at! THanks for reading!
Totally impressed…so glad all your hard work and great writing is paying off!