Why Am I Sharing My Blog Income & Traffic Report?
It seems a little weird doesn’t it? Posting my mom blog income report for the whole world to see?
Trust me, the reason is not so I can brag about how much money I make. This is far from brag worthy money and I only plan on publishing my income reports for a year.
So why in the world am I sharing this incredibly personal information with you today? For one very important reason:
I 100% would not have started my mom blog and be on this road to financial freedom if it wasn’t for other bloggers sharing their income reports.
It just wouldn’t have happened. I mean let’s get real, the idea that you can make money online from home sounds like a pipe dream.
You’ve got to be someone special or one in a million to pull that off right?
But I kept reading these mom blog income reports. One after another seriously I couldn’t get enough of them. All these stories of ordinary moms making money blogging from home and I was hooked.
Why I Started My Mom Blog?
I started Another Mommy Blogger in February 2018 because I desperately wanted to be a stay at home mom. Unfortunately, living on one income with a family is not an easy thing to do.
At the time I was incredibly fortunate to have a job working part time as a nanny and was able to bring my daughter with me. I loved being a nanny but if I’m being honest cooking, cleaning, and splitting your time with someone else’s kids starts to wear on your heart when you wish you were giving all your attention to your own household.
So I started my mom blog. After a lot of hard work and prayer I’m making enough money to stay home with my daughter. Things aren’t perfect and I still have a long way to go but this is a dream come true.
Who Can Make Money Blogging?
I’m writing this mom blog income report because I want to get through to some moms today. I want to reach out to any moms who hate leaving their kids for that 9 to 5 just to end up giving a large portion of the money they make to pay for daycare.
I don’t make money blogging because I’m special or because I’m some tech wizard. The truth is I’m not either of those things. Far from it actually.
I’m a college drop out. I didn’t have any money. My husband and I were living out of one bedroom with our baby at his parents house when I started this blog.
Along the way my computer died and to this day I’ve been running this blog from an iPad praying it lasts long enough until I can afford a new computer.
I didn’t have the funds to take Elite Blogging Academy or to pay for any other blogging books or courses. I have literally not taken a single course or paid for any information to help me blog.
The only reason my blog is successful and makes money is because I have given this my all and I never gave up.
If you want to make money blogging its time to push aside the doubt and the excuses. If you believe in yourself, if you want this enough and you put in the work I guarantee you can build a profitable blog too.
If you’re ready to start a mom blog I’ve written an easy to follow tutorial HERE.
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Blog Income & Traffic Report: January 2020
Amazon Associates: 99.16
Total Income: 2261.60
My blog expenses were a little higher than usual this month. I prepaid for two years of hosting last year but had to pay Bluehost for some extras for this year. So that 127.89 is a one time payment for the whole year.
Bluehost Hosting: 127.89
imark Interactive: 27.00
Total Expenses: 154.89
I finally had over 100,000 views to my blog this month which I’m so excited about because that has been a goal of mine for a long time.
My bounce rate and session duration are pretty pathetic though and I’m hoping once I can afford a few blogging courses I can learn how to improve those.
RPM means revenue per 1000 pageviews. So for every 1000 views I had to my blog I made $14.70.
I’m definitely proud of this number but I know it could be a lot better. It’s another goal of mine to see this number increase this year.
Email Subscribers: 16
Yea that’s not a typo guys. I really only have had 16 people subscribe to my blog.
All the expert bloggers will tell you that building an email list is essential to your success as a blogger and I couldn’t agree more.
I know if I had more email subscribers my blog would be more successful but the only way I know how to grow my email list is by offering free printables and using an email service provider which both cost money that I haven’t had.
I should be able to afford the tools I need soon and we’ll start to see that number grow.
Social Media Followers:
If you think you need thousands of social media followers to make money blogging I hope these numbers make you feel better.
I’m sure it’s confusing trying to understand how I make money blogging with such a small audience so I’m going to reveal my simple blogging strategy in the next section.
Blogging Strategy & Resources
So I’m sure you’re wondering how I managed to get over 150,000 pageviews in January with only 16 email subscribers and 2231 total social media followers.
My secret weapon is PINTEREST. About 99% of the people that come to my blog find me on Pinterest. Followed by a very small amount finding me through Google and Facebook.
Its definitely not a good thing to have all your eggs in one basket and I would love some more traffic from Google. But that takes time and I’m sure there are some secrets I’m missing from courses I haven’t been able to take yet.
Thats something I plan on working on this year. For beginners though I recommend focusing on Pinterest.
You can drive a huge amount of traffic to your blog using Pinterest without a huge following because Pinterest shows your pins to your followers first and then based on their popularity they distribute them to the entire Pinterest population.
From my Pinterest stats I can see that even though I only have about 2000 followers my pins get seen 1.3 million times a month.
I’ve gotten my reach on Pinterest to over a million by doing the following.
– Creating multiple images for every one of my blog posts that can be shared on Pinterest and linked back to the my posts.
– Setting up a keyword rich profile including adding keywords in my about section, board titles, board descriptions and pin descriptions.
– Pinning consistently 15-25 times a day about 80% my own pins and 20% other peoples pins, pretty evenly spread out between 10am-12am
I can not stress how important it is to be consistent on Pinterest. You can’t do all your pinning in one hour once a day or even worse only pinning a few times a week.
It sounds like a lot of work but for me it only equals about 15 minutes spread out through the day.
I pin other peoples content to my boards between 10am and 6pm manually and then I use Tailwind to schedule my pins to automatically pin between 11am -12am (mostly in the later half of the day and maybe one or two pins in the morning)
My secret blogging weapon and again I can not stress this enough is CONSISTENCY. You have to be consistently putting out new blog posts. Aim for 8 posts a month but don’t post less than 4.
I went hard my first three months with this blog and my traffic started to grow pretty quickly. But then we moved and I lost focus so my traffic slipped.
This is my blog traffic by month since I started my blog in 2018.
I would start building momentum again but something would come up and I wouldn’t do anything for a few weeks and when I’d start working on the blog again it was almost like starting over.
You get what you work for. I’m able to put in about 25 hours a week working on my blog now. If I had more time I’m sure I would be more successful. If I hadn’t lost focus so much in the beginning I know I’d be father ahead now. You get what you work for.
I am so proud of how far I have come though and I’m excited to see where this year takes this blog. I plan on sharing my monthly blog income and traffic reports for this entire year so you can follow along and learn from what I’m doing.
If you’re ready to start a mom blog I’ve written an easy to follow tutorial HERE.
If you have any questions at all I am an open book. Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you soon 😊
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