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I have never done an online income report before. You know why? Because I never had an income to report before!
To be honest I feel kind of funny sharing this with the world. I was brought up that money, and especially income earned, was private.
BUT, one of the main reasons I started to want to make an income on my blog, was because I saw and read other peoples’ reports and I was inspired! I think the first one I read was one of Rosemarie’s (The Busy Budgeter) and that was way back in March or April. I believe it was through Rosemarie’s blog that I found Michelle’s blog (Making Sense of Cents). You should check out both those ladies blogs, they are an amazing source of information and inspiration.
Anyways, after checking in on both blogs for a few months, I hit the jackpot when I found out Michelle was launching a course called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I took the course and learned so much and started implementing right away and guess what? It worked! After a few months of “monetizing” my blog, it was finally making a (tiny!) income. I was thrilled!
So, how and where have I started to make an income? Through affiliate marketing of course! The other big difference was making the change from a wordpress.com site to a wordpress.org site hosted by Bluehost. (If you want to know how to start a blog, check out my page here)
Ok so onto the nitty gritty, here’s the breakdown:
Dream Big Printables ~ $9.60
Idealshape ~ $22.50
Brit & Co. ~ $0
Amazon.ca ~ $0
Grand total = $32.10
Now, I realize that income is not huge and exciting, but it is exciting to me! After 7 (!) years of blogging for fun, I made a little bit for my efforts last month (spoiler: this month is already more than doubling last!!). And I have plans, big plans to make this little blog of mine grow and grow. I don’t know if I will ever get to the amazing results that Rosemarie ($24,347.68 in August) and Michelle ($ 102,911.00 in September!) get, but they sure are inspiring! If you are interested in learning more about making some $ online I totally recommend taking Michelle’s course
On to site stats,
My blog did have increased site views, up to 138 for the month of September from 92 in August.
My Pinterest followers more than doubled going up to 315 from 115. I attribute this to some strategies I put into place after taking both Michelle’s course and learning Rosemarie’s Pinterest Strategy.
My Instagram followers have definitely increased (although I’m not sure how much cause I forgot to note how many I had before September. I definitely plan to record this from now on. Just for my own curiosity 🙂
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