Sorry I’m a little late on my blog income reports! But today, here they are!
October and November were absolutely crazy. I spent all of October preparing for our wedding and finishing my upcoming book, and I spent all of November well, getting married, going on our honeymoon, and moving into our new house!
LOL I did three of the most stressful things possible (writing a book, getting married, and moving/closing on a new house) all at the same time. I’m a genius, I know.
I was a complete crazy person during these months.
But I survived, and I’m so glad that’s all over with.
Regardless of all the complete lunacy that surrounded my life in October and November, I still managed to bring in income from my blog.
If you haven’t checked out my previous blog income reports, be sure to check them out here:
Okay, so now for October and November:
Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $345
Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $425
Affiliate Sales: $40
Google Adsense: $14.51
Amazon Associates: $18.86
TOTAL: $870.32 (25,716 Pageviews)
Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $400
Tap Influence: $90
Misc. Sponsored Posts: $205
Affiliate Sales: $10
Google Adsense: $10.51
Amazon Associates: $31.50
TOTAL: $792.01 (29,422 pageviews)
So yea, not too bad for the craziest months of my life!
Now why do I share this with you guys? Because I think I’m soooo cool? Yea, definitely not.
I share it with you guys because I want you to know that it’s totally possible to make money doing something you love.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t even know making money online was a thing.
Today, It’s just an amazing feeling to be able to pay my car payment with the money I make off the blog.
I actually just finished reading #GirlBoss for the first time, and I LOVED it! I’ve got so many ideas floating around in my head, and I’m more inspired than ever to keep learning and growing and making this blog profitable.
Do I have 100,000 page views? Um…nope!
Do I have 100,000 Instagram followers? Um…nope (but if you’d like to follow me that’d be wonderful!)
But yea, some people think that it’s impossible to make money blogging without these kinds of astronomical page views and social media followings.
I say, that’s a bunch of crap.
Making money as a blogger isn’t easy, though.
It’s a LOT of hard work.
I tell everyone I know that it’s like I work two jobs.
I have my day job, and when I get home around 5:30, I’ve got more work to do.
If I’m not writing posts, I’m taking photos. And if I’m not taking photos, I’m sending/responding to e-mails. When I’m not doing that, I’m reading other blogs and learning from what other successful bloggers are doing.
So no, it’s not like I just make tons of money in my sleep, putting in no effort.
Successful bloggers are NOT lazy people.
They’re some of the hardest working peeps that I know.
We’re constantly going after new opportunities, and our blogs and our brands are constantly on our minds.
But is it possible?
And that’s coming from someone who started off with 3,370 page views in January of this year.
Significant progress can be made!
You just have to sleep a little less.
So go after the things you want in life, and don’t let anybody tell you you’re wasting your time being a silly blogger. Or let them, but as soon as you get your first check in the mail, be sure to rub it in their face 🙂
And in case you haven’t heard, I’ve been offering 1-on-1 coaching sessions via phone to help bloggers take their blogs to the next level. So if you’re interested, I’d love to chat with you! $25 for a one hour session. Would love to share any advice I can give you, and make a new friend along the way! Contact me here for additional info.
Books on blogging to help you take your blog to the next level:
- Building A Framework
- Blog, Inc.
- Creative, Inc.
- How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul
- 365 Blog Topic Ideas: For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing To Write About
- Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill It In Your Career, Rock Social Media
- Crush It
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
Books to help you deal with your twenties:
- 101 Secrets For Your Twenties
- Life After College
- The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter & How To Make The Most of Them
- Adulting: How To Become A Grown Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
- All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and A Freaking Job!
Other stuff you might like:
- Generation Y Redefines Success
- How To Be Rich in Your Twenties
- The 5 Most Valuable Lessons Grad School Taught Me
- Pursue a Lifestyle, Not a Job
- Why It’s Okay to Be Excited About the Awesome Stuff You’re Doing
- Why We Need to Get Over Our Fear of Rejection
- Don’t Wait, Be Happy Now
- The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in College
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