Many of you have seen our $10,000+ income reports. But what about the beginning? What does that look like?
How much can someone really make when they first start blogging?
To help answer those questions I thought I’d share with you what it looked like when I first started (two and a half years ago) and how much I made those first few months.
3 years ago….
- I never would have guessed I’d be a full-time blogger.
- I would have laughed if you’d told me I’d be making 10K a month, working from home with part time hours.
Thank goodness Corey convinced me to start. I had been talking and talking about it and going back and forth, that’s when he told me, “Just try it.” Those 3 little words totally changed my life.
Since starting, I made notes along the way, to help watch my progress.
Recently, I moved all those notes over to an online course called Successful Startup. Successful Startup walks you though each and every step of starting a successful, money-making blog. The exact same steps I took on The Realistic Mama.
Celebrate the Small Victories
I still remember that first day with over 30 pageviews.
I still have screen shots on my phone from my first ad earnings, which was just pennies.
Celebrate the small victories, they lead to the big ones.
How much can you really make?
Let’s take a look at my income when I first started.
Beginning Blog Income
I focused on creating my blog, content and traffic and it wasn’t till the end of April I decided to start playing with monetizing. Looking back it would have been easy to incorporate Google Adsense ads from the beginning even if it would have only earned a couple of bucks to begin with.
I also spent a lot of time just trying to figure everything out. Which you can, of course, avoid with my course.
April – $6
The very end of April we started playing with selling ad space to small local businesses. That $6 was significant because it made me realize that there really was money to be made through a blog. In that moment I knew if I put in the work it would pay of.
May – $131.46
In May we continued to sell adspace and were approved for Google Adsense. We also wrote our first sponsored post for $50. Which looking back was too low, live and learn.
June – $307.38
This increase in income was largely due to an increase in pageviews (readers). We spent a lot of time over on Pinterest and our pageviews doubled because of it. We joined some big group boards and started taking better photos. We invested our blog income back into the blog and bought a nice camera, better photos = more click throughs to posts.
July – $467.24
The increase this month was also related to an increase in pageviews. This time from Facebook.
August – $856.41
This month is pretty cool because it actually had less pageviews than July but a significant increase in income. A great reminder that income does not have to be directly related to pageviews.
2 Years Later
As you can see the income fluctuates a little but I’m still really happy with the directions it’s headed.
You’ll notice the slump October to March, we were moving in October, November and December I was 8 & 9 months pregnant (and super tired), January through April I was enjoying “maternity leave” and baby snuggles. A large portion of those months was passive income, which is one of my favorite forms on income!
Hopefully after looking at the chart you can agree that…
And there is totally room in the blog world for you!
You Can Do it Too
I have helped countless people start new blogs. I’ve watched blogger after blogger go from zero to hundreds of thousands of pageviews. I’ve watched them go from knowing nothing about a blog to their blog making enough for them to quit their full-time jobs.
One of the biggest frustrations of a new bloggers is not knowing where to start and not knowing what their doing.
“I’m still trying to figure it out and not be… overwhelmed by the details.” — beginner blogger Rachel E.
“The WordPress stuff is taking me a WHILE to figure out.” — beginner blogger Grace C.
That’s what Successful Startup is for, to help you avoid those frustrations. You’ll know exactly what to do and exactly how to do it.
Do it the right way
Successful Startup is a fast track. It will save you hours and hours of time. It will get you where you want to go quickly and efficiently, and everything will be done the right way.
You’ll know what to spend your time on and what not to waste your time on so you can get to the money-making stage pronto.
Invest in yourself, invest in your future.
Get to where you’re wanting to go.
I’ve kept the price totally doable for you so it’s a no-brainer to say YES to!
You can learn more about the course by clicking here. Scan the FAQs, read about the bonuses, and more.
Successful Startup has 12 sections, 30 lessons, worksheets, video tutorials, bonuses and a private Facebook group! Throughout the course we’ll:
- Cover the basics of setting up your blog.
- Take care of all the essentials before going live.
- Share tips that will save you hours of headache later.
- Teach you how to write killer posts.
- Show you how to gain and keep loyal followers.
- Show you how to grow a strong email list from the beginning.
- Share our strategy for promoting blog posts.
- Set up multiple income streams.
And so much more.
Is Successful Startup the right fit for you?
Not sure if this course is for you? If you can answer yes to any of the following it will be a perfect fit. 🙂
- Do you want a profitable blog?
- Would you enjoy making money while you sleep?
- Would you enjoy a community of people following you?
- Are you excited to better the world?
- Are you brand new to the idea of blogging?
- Do you have a blog that didn’t go anywhere?
- Do you want flexible hours and more time with your family?
I’ll give you the same advice Corey gave me 2 years ago, “Just try it.”this easy step-by-step tutorial on how start a blog (no tech knowledge required).