June 2015 Blog Income Report
This is my fourth blog income report to share! This report only includes income I received from the month of June. I don’t include any money that is pending.
My journey to blogging and making money from my blog has been a slow, but steady one. I started blogging at the end of last summer/early fall.
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At the start of 2015, I decided to get serious about my blog and treat it more like a business.
At the start of 2015, I committed to writing two to three times a week, improved my photos and made my website more user-friendly.
In March, I even earned income from my blog. Since then, I have been slowly making money each month! Even though the amount is small, I am working really hard and am super excited!
Here are a few of my previous posts about my blog income:
As I stated earlier, my income report only includes money I have actually received.
On a separate note, this income is solely from my blog. It doesn’t include income from any other sources, such as freelancing and VA work, although this will likely change in the future.
All my freelancing and VA work comes from my blog, so I will probably add it soon.
- Affiliate Income – $66.10
- Google Adsense – $0 (even though I continue to earn money through this avenue, I still haven’t reached the $100 threshold)
I really like affiliate earnings, mainly because I don’t have to rely on crazy high traffic to generate income.
My blog income from June is a slight increase compared to my blog income from May. I had 2 different sources of revenue. About 90% of my income was from 1 source of revenue.
These have been my favorite resources that I have been comfortable telling someone about:
My blog’s theme: This is a wordpress theme I installed myself (yup, I installed it by myself to save money!)
Rakuten: This is my fave company I use when I shop online. Hello, free money! It’s free cashback on every purchase and the money gets deposited into my PayPal account. It’s really hard to turn down free money. I’ve made almost $700 since signing up, which is crazy.
Ibotta is another free cell phone app. You use it after you go grocery shopping and use your receipt. It’s basically a rebate app, so you can earn anywhere from 50 cents to $5 off everything you buy.
My favorite part about this app is that it’s not always brand specific, like a lot of coupons are. So you’ll be able to scan “any brand of bread” for 50 cents off, etc. If you do coupon – you can STILL use Ibotta and get a rebate. For the diehard couponers out there, this will often result in getting an item for FREE. Crazy, right?
If you want to grab the Ibotta app and start making money off your grocery receipts, click here to get started. You will receive a cash bonus of $10 when you scan your first item!
Unlike last month, I have not had a chance to work on expanding my affiliate networks. Although I am signed up with a wide range of affiliate sources, only a handful bring in any income.
Because of this, I really need to spend some time and come up with a better game plan for ways to increase my revenue.
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What can I do to increase my blog income?
I researched a range of blogs that have blog income. It seems like there are a lot of option to increase revenue.
- Provide a product, such as an ebook
- Provide a service, such as coaching or mentoring
- Offer deals and sale links on products that have affiliate links
- Offer ad space on my sidebar
I am sure there are many other ways to make blog income. These are just a handful that I have noticed other bloggers doing.
The hard part is figuring out which product or service would be the best fit for my blog!
- Board Booster – $5 (2019 Update: I now use Tailwind exclusively for Pinterest and pinning.)
My blog expenses this month were minimal, as usual. However, I’ll be renewing my domain and hosting services in a couple weeks with BlueHost. I am really excited to renew and get locked in for the exact same price I paid for when I opened my account! If you want to start blogging, BlueHost has the best deal hands down!
If you are thinking about starting a blog, this tutorial will help you start a blog today. You’ll also get a FREE domain name for a year! I was able to quit my job and blog full time, all within my first year of blogging.
I am really glad I took a chance and started a blog! I invested around $140 to start my blog using Bluehost, and I made $13,000 in 6 months of blogging. That’s the best return of investment ever!
I am excited that I had another successful month and my blog is starting to pay for itself!
If you are a blogger, do you find blogging more or less expensive than you thought it would be?