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 March blog stats and income report – I hope you find this helpful (you can find February’s report here)!
Ad income: 32.01 (BlogHer) + 11.05 (Adsense) = 43.06
Affiliate income: 250
Sponsored posts: 450
Total March income: $743.06
Total March pageviews: 15,159
If you haven’t read February’s post on blog stats and income, stop and go do that (post is linked here). Okay, all caught up? Great. The takeaway from February was that my stats were inaccurate because I had Google Analytics installed twice. So March’s stats are the first month in a few that have been completely accurate. My guess is that in February, I actually saw around 13 or 14k pageviews. Which mean that my numbers went up in March, which is wonderful. Of course the real story here is my earnings. March was by far my best month in terms of earnings. Let’s talk about it.
March saw the benefit of a number of sponsored posts paying out and a good amount of affiliate income. But the real lesson here is diversification. It was the combination of solid ad income (my best month yet for BlogHer) plus the payout of a number of sponsored posts (I don’t include these in my income report until they actually are deposited in my bank account) and the affiliate income all put together that resulted in a great month. I will say that looking at April so far, it’s going to be a big drop off in terms of income because I just don’t have a lot of sponsored posts that will be paying out this month. The ebbs and flows of income are to be expected and I know that May will be a better month than April. But let’s not get ahead of myself. I’m really pleased with April and pleased because I’ve already earned more than double what I earned in 2014. And I’m looking to continue to learn and grow (and of course share with you all!).
Tell me what questions you have that I can help answer! Do you track your stats monthly?
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