While this isn’t what I usually talk about on the blog, I want to share my income report today because I know how much blogging has changed my life and I want it to change your life too. You can skip the intro if you’ve read our income reports before.
You are an outstanding mom with incredible talents and I also know that you have a dream, a dream deep down within your soul. It’s too big, it scares you because you don’t know if you’ll ever achieve it. You barely, if ever, talk about it because it’s not realistic. But what if I told you it is.
Each month I keep track of how much we make, share how we make it, what changes we’ve made and what we’ve learned to help show you the possibility.
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Today, I’m sharing last month’s blog income because I want you to know you can do it too. A blog is the financial means to your dream.
- Pay off your house.
- Buy that dream car.
- Head on a long vacation.
- Spend more time with your family
- Start that art studio you’ve always wanted.
Today I’m sharing how much we make and how we make it because I want it to help you see what is possible.
This month I didn’t quite make my dollar goal but it’s still significant, because of how much time I spent with my family. While I could have made more, I choose to take on less work so that I could spend more time with my family.
I will always, always, always choose my family first. If I ever slip up on that, I expect an avalanche of emails from all my readers reminding me of my goals. Because the whole reason I started this blog was to encourage everyone (including myself) to spend more quality time with their family.
But even so, I’m so happy with the where the blog is at. It’s financially supporting my husband and I so we can both stay at home with the kids. We’re even talking about starting to do some traveling and blogging while on the road.
When I first started blogging, I never could have imagined the finical freedom and endless opportunities this blog would create.
I want this for you too. There’s room in the blog world for you. You can be both a mom and a business owner. Working at home on a blog is literally the best of both worlds!
Money is a means to an opportunity.
Imagine, going to the zoo with your family and making money while you’re there.
Or taking 3 weeks vacation, yes 3 weeks. PAID. Making enough money not only to pay for your vacation but also pay all your bills at home and more.
And imagine that moment you pay off your house. It doesn’t have to be 30 years away. Imagine yourself jumping up and down and celebrating! Then start saving for your kids’ college, investing, and more!
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Ok. Ok. I know, the income report. I know you’re curious! So here we go:
Total June Income:
In June the blog made $7497.
The blog has allowed us to be able to work from home, work less and spend more time with our kids. Pretty cool, huh?
I want you to take advantage of it too, that’s why I’m sharing this. Do it. Make your dreams reality.
Pay off your house. Take that dream vacation.
You only live once.
Choose to look forward and take steps towards the future you want.
I’ve been reading a lot on limiting beliefs, allowing how you were raised, your current situation and those around you to determine what the rest of your life will look like.
Don’t limit yourself.
I know you need someone to push you. Let this be your push.
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Here’s the breakdown of this month’s blog income.
Display Ads: $2,763
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: $2995
Two of my favorites are:
Sharing Essential Oils: $128.88
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Affiliate Income: $852.82
This comes from several different sources, including:
• Amazon affiliates (linking to products I’m anyway mentioning in posts)
• Ebates (make cash back on things you’re anyway buying online)
• Bluehost (you can see my tutorial on How to Start a Blog here)
• ConvertKit (my favorite newsletter service)
My Book – 175 Best Date Ideas: $757.3
You’re welcome to join my book’s affiliate program. You’ll make $5 every single time someone buys my book through your link. There are tons of ways to promote ebooks, write a review, work it into posts or simply share it on social media. You’ll get an email every time you make a sale, it’s especially fun if you made a sale while you were sleeping!
Let’s compare it with the last few months:
While I didn’t make as much as April, I’m still happy with this month’s income and the direction the blog is headed.
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My thoughts this month
Blogging is unique in that there are so many ways to grow your blog and your income.
- Make more in ads by building pageviews.
- Earn more in book royalties by writing more.
- Make more in sponsored works by contacting more brands.
- Earn more in affiliate income by re-working posts.
- Make more in…. so many other places, but you get the idea.
But we can’t do it all. There’s just not enough hours in a day. The best solution:
Find what’s working for you and do more of that.
It also really helps if you enjoy what you’re doing. Be true to yourself!
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