After reading other blogger’s posts, I wanted to start tracking my income reports. I am an educator, who is blogging to stay at home. My purpose in blogging is to help other mothers be able to stay home, too. Every summer, I have a hard time returning and leaving my little boy, who basically becomes my shadow, all summer long. We have had an incredible summer full of amazing adventures, with a cruise and TWO weddings! For years, I have read articles on how to start a blog and have started blogging many times (I even bought a blog Coupons And Friends, just to get bored with the topic and move on. But, I have now discovered my passion in sharing my progress as a blogger on My Mommy Blogs, in replacing my full-time working income, while being able to stay home with our son.
So, now to the part where I made some money! I have not been successful in the past with making an income, because I really never was a consistent blogger and did not monetize my blog. But, now that I am starting to earn, I thought I would start tracking it, so that I can see where I started and maybe others may be inspired. While the amount is small (YOU have to start somewhere, right?), it is super exciting because I have not been consistent enough to make anything, until I revamped the blog and started making more of an effort. In addition, I will highlighting the increase in my traffic, since I started to become more consistent. Here are the details:
My traffic has been amazing since I started becoming more consistent about blogging. In just about a month, I have been able to gain around 17,675 page views, which I also have attributed to saving some of the backlinks that I have been able to carry over, from my previous blog. In addition to page views, I have been able to gain 11,313 users (starting from almost nothing), because of the lack of blogging I had done.
So, I really love Pinterest and could stay on it ALL DAY LONG! But, the traffic I have recieved from it, since become more consistent about blogging and posting to Pinterest has been incredible. I had a semi-decent Pinterest account with a few boards, bit nothing amazing. When I first started really getting consistent, about a month ago, I increased my impressions from 403 impressions, to my best board Preschool Sensory Activities bringing in 14,677 impressions. That is a 3600% increase!!
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would start a blog, but it turns out I absolutely love it and hope to continue to share my passion with others! I hope that you will continue to follow me on this journey!
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