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. If you would like to see, the August Traffic and Income Report 2017, to compare. Otherwise, here are the details of my September Income Report:
This month, I did not do so well, but I am not disappointed. I will freely admit that I totally got carried away and caught up in the hurricane hype, even though the storm did not land near us. I am very thankful that we were not in the are of Florida that was affected. As for how much I made, I made $463.63, even with very little writing and little to no posting on social media.
As of September 1st, 2017, the monthly viewer numbers were at 135,839 and on September 31st, 2017, my viewer count went up to 424,326! How did I increase my numbers this much? Tailwind! If you don’t know anything about Tailwind, it’s an automatic Pinterest scheduler that I absolutely love and it frees me up to create content. Also, I used Tailwind Tribes that are free and they are almost like a group board, but where lots of bloggers are sharing their content, in hopes that it will be shared by other bloggers. This is what creates and insane amount of traffic. If you are looking for a list of boards, check out this mega list: 250+ Tailwind Tribes For Pinterest To Grow Traffic Quickly
Funny story, I actually have no idea about what my traffic was, because I switched over to an SSL certificate and switched my entire site over to HTTPS. But, I totally forgot to do one thing! I forgot to switch everything over to “https://mymommyblogs.com“, until I figured that out, yesterday. Oops! So, it also looks like I will not have any traffic numbers for the month of October, either.
Overall, I learned a lot about keeping better track of data, instead of the “set it and forget it” mentality. Otherwise, I would have better traffic data. I am still very happy with my earnings and am continuing with the goal of replacing my full-time income.