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: 22.51 (BlogHer) + 46.68 (The Blogger Network) = $69.19
Affiliate income: $11
Sponsored campaigns: $450
Total March income: $530.19
Total March page views: 15,797
Remember that I’m utilizing a new ad network (The Blogger Network) so my ad income now comes from TBN and BlogHer. I will probably drop BlogHer and just run with TBN in a couple of months, but I’m not decided yet on that. I’m super pleased with how TBN is performing so far in terms of ad income. One neat thing is that TBN manages my ads so I don’t have to worry about any of the details. I really appreciate that since I just don’t have time to worry about ads.
With how busy I’ve been, I’ve decided to do less sponsored posts. I have one on tap for later this week but that’s the only thing I have in the pike. I know that this means that my income from blogging will drop, but that’s okay. Like I said, hobby, not profession!
March was slightly up in terms of pageviews from February. March was tough, as I transitioned into a new job and was getting used to my new role and figuring out how blogging plays a part of that.
In March, my top three posts were:
- Why I Stopped Reading Your Blog. I love blogs but like most folks, have limited time so this post explained my mindset in why I’ve stopped reading some blogs.
- Shamrock Half Marathon Race Goals. It’s fun to read this post and see that I was able to set smart goals that were achievable.
- Thoughts on the Hanson Method Training Plan. I’ve written a bit more about the plan here in case you were curious!
This past month, my top three referral sources were: 1) direct; 2) google and 3) Facebook. March was the first month in a long time that Pinterest was not a top three referral source for me. I have spent less time on Pinterest (and all social media, actually), so I am sure that had something to do with it. I’m trying to get better about scheduling my pins in bulk, which does help some!
How were your blog stats in February?