Welcome to the second Another Mommy Blogger mom blog income and traffic report.
February was a good month guys. Income and traffic increased from last month. Not as much as I was hoping for, but considering February was only 29 days and January was 31 I can’t be mad.
I was a little nervous that we wouldn’t see much growth this month because I have been struggling pretty bad with morning sickness this pregnancy. So I wasn’t able to give the blog as much attention as I usually do.
Thats the great thing about blogging though is the income is passive. I make money everyday from ads and affiliate links in posts I’ve already written.
If I stopped working on this blog all together I would still make money for a while. I would never do that, but it’s just nice to know I can take some time off when I need to and I’ll still get paid for it.
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 interested in starting a mom blog I’ve written an easy to follow guide HERE.
This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please read my disclosure here.
Blog Income & Traffic Report: February 2020
Amazon Associates: 97.18
Total Income: 2,546.66
Thats an increase of 285.06 from last month. Like I said, it being a shorter month and me only putting in about half the time I usually do, I can’t be mad with those numbers.
So I tried some new things this month. I put out an ad on Facebook and saw no return on investment so I probably won’t be doing that again.
I also paid for a few stock photos. I usually use free photos from pixabay and unsplash to create my pins for Pinterest to promote my posts but I had read another bloggers post saying her pins were more successful when she paid for photos.
It’s a little too soon to see if this has made a difference but I’ll let you guys know.
imark Interactive: 27.00
Facebook Ad: 24.98
Canva Stock Photos: 4.00
Total Expenses: 55.98
Thats only and increase of 4,708 compared to January but again this month had fewer days and because of my morning sickness I was less productive this month.
Now that I’ve entered the second trimester I should start feeling better and have a little more energy. It’s time to buckle down and start making some real money before our baby arrives in September!
RPM means revenue per 1000 pageviews. So for every 1000 views that came to my blog this month I made $16.06. That’s an increase of $1.36 from last month.
Email Subscribers: 17
That is an increase of 1 from last month. Pathetic, I know. I’m so embarrassed of this number and I only share it with you for two reasons.
One is to show you that if you don’t actively try to gain email subscribers then they will only trickle in at a pace slower than death. Because as I mentioned in my last income report I do not have a plan in motion to gain email subscribers.
Two is to show you that even though I do believe that growing an email list it is critical to your success as a blogger, you can still make money without one.
A great way for mom bloggers to gain email subscribers is to create free printables and to promote them with an email service provider. If your readers want your free printable, let’s say it’s a printable family meal plan with grocery list, they sign up for your email list and they get the printable.
The only reason I haven’t done this yet is because I still don’t have a computer and it’s almost impossible for me to create printable with my iPad. That and email service providers cost money as well.
So if you’re like me and not ready to spend the money yet, know that it is still possible to make money blogging without an email list. Just know you are missing out on a lot of free traffic.
Social Media Followers
Right now I’m still only using Pinterest and Facebook to promote my blog. Pinterest accounts for 99% of my traffic so it gets most of my attention.
Up 164 from last month. I joined a Facebook Mom Blog group that posts a daily pinterest share thread so I got a lot of follows from that.
Up 13 from last month, also due to joining the Facebook group.
Blogging Strategy & Resources
So I’m sure you’re wondering how I managed to get over 150,000 pageviews in February with only 17 email subscribers and 2,408 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 a little over 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 20-30 times a day about 50% my own pins and 50% 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. Although it was about half as much this month because I was dealing with morning sickness. 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.
Another Mommy Blogger Income & Traffic Reports
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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