A few months ago I started publishing my income reports to help show other moms the possibility that is out there. 2 and a half years ago I started this blog to try and see if I could turn blogging into a part-time job or not. Less than a year after I started it was making enough to support my family full-time.
This month is super exciting because I didn’t take on a single sponsored post and still made over $6,000.
This post may contain affiliate links for things I love.
Our Life in a Nutshell
Here’s a quick update on what’s been going on in our personal life the last month…
We close on our house in 4 days! We listed the house ourselves – so that was added work but worth it since we’re saving a ton in relator fees. Corey’s been busy remodeling our next home, our “little house” as my toddler calls it. It’s an RV (a fifth wheel to be exact) that we’ll be living in for the next few months as we travel the US and I’ll continue to blog while we’re on the road.
We’re not sure how long of an adventure it will be, it depends on how much we like it. 😉 We’re guessing we’ll do it for a few months before we move to our final destination in North Carolina.
Somehow while Corey was remodeling the RV and my children were napping I found time to finish and launch Successful Startup, a blogging course I’d been working on for quite some time. Successful Startup’s launch went extremely well – thank you to all my awesome students who are currently taking the course and starting their very own money-making blogs!
August Income: $6,368
Each month I keep track of how much we make, share what changes we’ve made and what we’ve learned. My hope is that it inspires you in some way – whether you’re a total newbie ready to start your first blog or an experienced blogger looking for ideas to improve your income.
This month I’m thankful for passive income streams, with everything going on I had way less time to work on the blog. The little time I did have went mainly towards the launch of Successful Startup.
In August, my blog made $6368.
While that’s lower than my average, I’m still very happy when I take into account the limited time I had to work this month.
If you’re ready to start a blog and create passive income for your family click here for a free step-by-step tutorial. You can start for as little as $2.95 and even get your domain free ($15 value) if you purchase at least 12 months of hosting. That special promo price is only available through my Bluehost link. Note: It’s important that you get a self-hosted site in order to look professional and easily monetize your site.
Affiliate Income: $775.71
This comes from several different sources, including:
- Bluehost — from my tutorial on how to start a blog today — $425
- Purple Mattress — I wrote about my favorite mattress — $155.88
- Free Baby Coupons — coupons for free baby gifts, just pay shipping— $63
- Amazon Affiliates $130
- Misc. $1.29
If you’re trying to improve your affiliate income I highly recommend the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing — I’m going through this course myself. The Facebook group alone is literally worth the cost of the course.
Successful Startup: $1848
This is my new course on establishing the right foundation for a successful, money-making blog. Learn how I started making full-time income with part-time hours in less than a year. Click here to read more about it – start your first blog or take your existing blog to the next level.
I also have an affiliate program set up for my course, you can make between $78 – $84 per sale you refer. Email me to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: If you have a how to start a blog page on your site, Successful Startup is the perfect next step for your readers after they have their hosting and WordPress set up.
175 Best Date Ideas: $1052.08
Some of this is split with my affiliates — I would love to have you on my team! If you’re interested you can become an affiliate by clicking here. You’ll make $5 for every purchase through your link.
Sharing about Essential Oils: $81.88
For info on how to use Essential Oil email us at email@example.com. Or join our beginner essential oil email series.
Display Ads: $2,610
We currently use AdThrive to manage all our display ads. We made the switch over to them once we had enough traffic to qualify. Before that we used Google Adsense.
Sponsored Posts: 0
Since I had limited time this month, I chose not to do any sponsored work and instead focused my limited time elsewhere. When I do write sponsored posts, two of my favorite companies to get work from are IZEA and TapInfluence.
Grand Total for the past 12 months: $87,735
You can totally do it too!
How to Start A Money-Making Blog Today
You can start for as little as $2.95 and even get your domain free ($15 value) if you purchase at least 12 months of hosting. That special promo price is only available through my Bluehost link. Note: It’s important that you get a self-hosted site in order to look professional and easily monetize your site.
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P.S. Are you looking for extra side income? I make full-time income blogging part-time—check out this easy step-by-step tutorial on how start a blog (no tech knowledge required).