Income Report

August 2016 Income Report

I started this blog after reading a lot of really successful blogs who had posted completely transparent income reports. On August 18, 2016, I pushed the “publish” button on my first blog post. I fully expect my blog to take about a year before producing enough income to allow my to quit my corporate job. However, most blogs don’t have income reports from when they very first started. In fact, the blogs I looked at with income reports, their oldest ones usually still had a net income of $100+ Which is great! But I’m not there yet, and I don’t want anyone to have any crazy expectations.

This is not a get rich quick kind of gig. I blog and market and advertise on top of my 55 hour/week job as a store manager. I’m on my feet all day. I have a family, and an almost five year old. I love writing, and I love blogging! But even this beginning income report is a result of putting in anywhere from 10-20 extra hours a week, and some up front money. The first month is financially scary, but I know it will pay off. With this particular income report, I hope to inspire others, but also give some a good dose of reality. So here’s a snap shot of my first 13 days with a blog trying to monetize.

The Posts

My Erin Condren Planner

Check Out This Delicious and Healthy Food Subscription

5 Budget Friendly Ways to Get New Books

I Uncoiled and Recoiled my Planner and the World Didn’t End

Get Rid of Writer’s Block with Looping + Free Printable

Start Saving Money and Buy Pet Food Online

My Favorite Planner Essentials and Planner Dreams

Make Extra Money with Income Dollars

Free Planner Printable Stickers Roundup (my most popular post so far!)

I Bought My First Fountain Pen, and I Love It

Hidden Savings: How I Bought My Silhouette Portrait

In the past 18 days since I started my blog, I’ve published 11 blog posts. My main focus right now is content, content, and more content. Eventually, once I’m settling into things and have a better audience, I’m hoping to focus on 2-3 posts/week + the monthly income report post.

The Income

Adsense – .54

That’s it. That’s my income in the past 18 days. I made 54 cents on Google Adsense. And you know what? That’s better than I thought I’d do! I had absolutely 0 expected income. So I’ll take 54 cents over nothing, any day.

I did sign up for Amazon Affiliates, Adsense, and several affiliate programs. Adsense was the only thing that made me money right off the bat.

The Expenses

Bluehost – $52.01 – I used this to create and host my wordpress. I’ll be doing a post on setting the site up soon.

Summary

My net “income” was -$51.47

I’m okay with this, I knew there would be startup expenses. For September, I plan on purchasing a theme, and turning out lots of content.

So that’s it for August. I’m excited to see what happens for the full month of September!

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