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 May blog stats and income report – I hope you find this helpful (you can find April’s report here)!
Ad income: 34.48 (BlogHer) + 7.07 (Adsense) = 41.55
Editorial income: 200
Total May income: $241.55
Total May pageviews: 13,198
May was a decent month for income because I was paid for some editorial work I did. I was asked to rework a couple of my old blog posts into a series for BlogHer and was offered $200 to do so. It was fun and that income made up the bulk of my May earnings. You might notice that my BlogHer ad income dropped a little bit. I removed the tune in bar ad from my blog because I didn’t really like it – that led to a slight drop in ad income but for me it was worth it. My pageviews were also a bit down and I know that is because May began the summer slump. Interestingly enough, June is on pace to have less income but more pageviews. It’s a constant up and down with blogging and that’s okay with me. As I mentioned, I’m working on improving my blogging and it is a daunting task (to update old posts, develop and utilize a social media strategy, etc.) and that is my main focus over the remainder of the year.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to make a bit of extra cash through my blog and I never want to take that for granted. I also realized that my pageviews are over 100% higher than they were this time last year. That’s extraordinary growth and I’ve very proud of that. It’s important to sometimes take a step back and get perspective. I love writing and I absolutely love this blog. I am fortunate to have a well paying full time job such that any money made from this blog can go back into making it better — and sometimes a new pair of shoes. 🙂
Share something you are proud of – your blog, your fitness, your home life — tell me!