Welcome to my monthly series where I share my blog stats and income with you. I was inspired to do this because I know of some bigger bloggers (like Pinch of Yum) who share their blog stats and income but I really didn’t see any smaller bloggers (like me! and maybe you!) who do so. I figured if I was looking for something like this, others might be as well, so I decided that I’d start sharing my monthly stats and income. Here’s my April blog stats and income report – I hope you find this helpful (you can find March’s report here)!
Ad income: 41.03 (BlogHer) + 11.31 (Adsense) = 52.34
Affiliate income: 75
Total April income: $127.34
Total April pageviews: 14,370
April saw both my pageviews and income drop a bit in comparison to March. I knew that my income would drop because March was my best month yet on income and just saw a lot of sponsored posts payout. One good thing that I’m excited by is that I’ve made the most I’ve ever made in terms of ad income in April. I’m a bit disappointed that my pageviews dropped a little bit but I’m actually trying to focus less on pageviews and more on simply improving my blog and my writing. To that end, I’m in the midst of working my way through old blog posts to update them (graphics and content). It is a bear of a task and I will report periodically on my progress. Just thought I’d also point out that if you are seeing up and down traffic (like I am) – don’t be discouraged. While it’s really fun to see the numbers go up, traffic often ebbs and flows during the year and a couple of down months shouldn’t be cause for concern.
Tell me, do you spend a lot of time looking at your traffic?
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