It is time for my October blog traffic and income report. Back in August, I wrote my first ever blog traffic and income report. The main reason I am doing an income report is to share my blogging journey and my goals.
I am also here to share my experience with trying to make money at blogging. Hopefully I can inspire new bloggers to stick with blogging. I am finally making money! Whoo Hoo. I am not making thousands, but I am actually making money at blogging.
(this post may contain affiliate marketing)
October Blog Traffic Report
Because I had so many visitors to my blog back in August I qualified for Mediavine ads. It took a few days to set up the ads and get everything working, but it was very easy. I know a lot of bloggers don’t like ads on their blogs, but this is a great way to start making a little money.
All of my traffic comes from Pinterest, because of that I have to spend a lot of time pinning and making images. The Tailwind scheduler has been a massive help. I make 3 to 5 images for every post. I make all of my images in Canva.
The Tailwind tribes are a huge help, but again the pinterest group boards are just as important if not more. Please take it from me, get onto as many group boards as you can. Ask every group board that applies to your niche.
The worst thing that will happen is your request will be ignored. I also made my own group boards and invited as many people as possible. If you can’t join them, make them!
Pinterest and Tailwind
Tailwind has become a game changer for my pinterest account. This is a scheduler so you don’t have to worry about pinning images everyday at the right time. All you have to do is pin the images you would normally pin, but put them on Tailwind instead.
This way the images are put up onto pinterest at exactly the right time. The Tailwind tribes are just like group boards on pinterest. The tribes allow you to pin into their tribe and then other tribe mates pin your pins. This is just another great way to get your blog post shared more often and to more people. If you are interested in Tailwind click here for a free month.
I have found the most important thing is to make a lot of pins for each blog post. If I see an older popular pin loosing steam I will make a new pin and start pinning it to all of my group boards. Don’t spam anyone, but the more you share the more views you get.
October Blog Income Report
- YouTube Ad Sense $523 ( I am including this because I use my videos in my blog post, but this channel is separate from the blog)
- Amazon Affiliate Links $18
- Grove Collaborative Credit $10
- Media Vine $498 (finally making money from my blog!!!!)
Blog Goal for November
When you have a goal the most important thing is to write it down and share it! I am trying to learn more about SEO. I found a really good YouTube channel called Income School, that talks all about blogging.
They claim if you use their plan you can leave your full time job in 24 months. I have found all of their free YouTube videos extremely helpful.
It is important to get more traffic from more than one source. For instance last month pinterest changed something in their algorithm and I lost a ton of traffic. It seems like it’s slowly coming back, but this made it clear I have to work on SEO.
UPDATE AUGUST 1, 2020
About a month ago I switched hosting from Godaddy (possibly the worst hosting ever as far as customer service and speed is concerned) to BigScoots! Switching to BigScoots was possibly the easiest thing I have ever done. I contacted them through the chat option and they did all of the work for me. The whole domain switch took less than 8 hours.
BigScoots also offered to analyze my blog to make sure it was going as fast as possible.
The most interesting thing of all is I started to get a lot more traffic and my site speed got better immediately! I wish I had started with them! Since, as I mentioned traffic = views, it is super important to have a fast site that google likes. Click here to find out all the hosting options that BigScoots offers.
Blogging Growth Plan
Nothing changes without a plan!
- Work on SEO – Learn Everything!
- Start working on a Decluttering Course I intend to sell.
- Double my views
- My master plan is to write as many “awesome” posts as possible. The more posts you have the more you can share!
- Consistency is KEY! I will write 2 or more posts per week to build my blog readership.
- Make 5 Pinterest Pins per post.
- Pin all day long LOL
- Have a YouTube video with most of my posts
- Share My Posts on Social Media
- Keep learning
How I Intend To Make Money Blogging
- Use Affiliate Links (when possible)
- Mediavine ads
- Sell My Art Through Etsy or this blog
- Sponsored Posts
- YouTube Ads
- Sell Courses
It is good to diversify where the money is coming from. Like that old saying, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
I will share more blog traffic and income report information as my blogging journey unfolds. Any new blogging skills I learn I will share here in my income reports.
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