Welcome to my May Blogging Income Report! When I started blogging I had no idea people actually made money at it. I mean, maybe some people, but not people like me. I’m blessed to be able to make a little money at something I love to do! You may notice a slow-down in posting frequency over the summer….do not be alarmed. I am busy slowing down and soaking in summer and I hope you are too.
I had 19,200 pageviews in May and I’m thrilled with that! Thanks for reading, sharing and overall being awesome! It’s a bit less than April, but in April I had a sponsored post get paid promotion on Facebook by the advertiser and that brought a big boost in my traffic. So no worries.
Sponsored Posts: $397
Content Creation: $125
Social Media only campaigns: $0
Total Revenue: $537.29
2015 Average monthly revenue: $438.46
May Expenses: You got to spend money to make money, or at least that’s what they tell me.
Dollar Photo Club: $10
Tailwind Yearly Subscription (Scheduling for Pinterest, I was previously paying monthly): $119
Hosting and Domain Name: $7.50
Total Expenses: $141.50
Income less Expenses: $395.79
As you can see most of my income this month came from sponsored posts. Some of the sponsored promotion I did this month also included product compensation, but I didn’t include that in my numbers. The networks I work with to get sponsored posts are Mode (my ad network), Collective Bias, TapInfluence, Fitfluential and Clever Girls Collective. Also, this is what I earned this May, but it won’t all get paid out until the end of June or even July.
This Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal was my most popular post in May, for good reason!
I’m currently working through the Blogging on the Side course and I am learning a lot. One of the things that class has taught me is that I need to build my email list so that I have a direct channel to you my audience! So I would love-love-love it if you could go up to the top of the page and subscribe to my newsletter. I will be sending the occaional, never-spammy, bonus email of awesomeness to you folks, so you won’t want to miss it! I’m also working on a short e-cookbook which I’m very excited to share with you too!
This is a new graphic that I updated for an old post on Fit Date Night Ideas. I’ve been doing lots of updating to old posts this month behind the scense too!
I’m not entirely sure what my “end game” is with this whole blogging thing. If I could grow it into a combination of the empires of Chalene Johnson and Ree Drummond with a side of Jojo Gaines with just a lick of Beth Moore that would be spectacular. I don’t want much.
So I guess my big question is…what do you want from Kate Moving Forward?
What is your favorite type of post to read: recipes, fitness tips, heart to hearts, product reviews, motivation? Or something else?
What is your favorite way to receive information? Blogs, videos, podcasts, forums, books?
Thanks, as always, for being a part of this journey with me. I’m so thrilled you are here!