Happy July and welcome to my blogging income report for June 2020!
Why am I writing income reports?
If you don’t know what an income report is, it’s a report where bloggers breakdown their traffic, how much they made during the month, and their goals for the next month.
There are a few reasons why I’m writing income reports on my blog.
1. To keep myself accountable. Writing up a monthly report is a great way to keep myself accountable. I am letting the internet know my results and future goals so it’s a great way to keep me motivated and on track.
2. To stay transparent. I want to be as transparent and honest to my readers.
3. To inspire others. I started this blog to show others that it’s totally possible to make money blogging.
In fact, I was inspired to start this blog because of the income reports published by successful bloggers who are digital nomads and earn six-figure incomes a month.
It’s crazy to know that nowadays you can now make a career out of being a blogger and create your own life of freedom. Oh, how times have changed!
June 2020 Income And Traffic Report
In June, traffic went up compared to May due to a few posts that got lots of visits from Pinterest. I got 10,501 pageviews mostly from Pinterest and a small portion from SEO.
Despite getting over 10,000 pageviews this month, I didn’t spend much time on the blog but I still made over $200 from the blog passively.
My Pinterest account also reached over 1.2 million monthly views which is a huge feat for my small little account!
Blog Posts Published This Month (aside from this income report)
Now, let’s get onto my earnings for the month.
Total June Earnings: $258.97
Affiliate Sales – $258.97
Total June Expenses: $13.14
Most of these reoccurring expenses were paid upfront but I like to break down the cost of my expenses each month just so that it’s easier for me to see how much I actually earned in total with my expenses deducted.
Bluehost Hosting – $2.49
Namecheap Domain – $0.66
Tailwind – $9.99
Total June Net Income: $245.83
For July, here are my goals:
Traffic: 12,000 pageviews (I did hit my traffic goals for this month so I hope to improve on that this month)
Posts To Publish: 2
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Blogging Tools & Resources
Here are my essential blogging tools and resources I recommend that helped me to make money on my small blog this month. I always believe in investing in yourself to gain new skills and blogging is no different in my opinion.
If you haven’t started a blog yet, you’ll want to sign up with a fast host that provides good customer service to ensure that everything goes smooth. Bluehost is my #1 recommendation if you’re just starting out. They have awesome, affordable plans that start as low as $3.95/month.
Tailwind is a must-have tool alongside Pinterest if you want to be as efficient as possible and gain blog traffic relatively quickly.
It’s one blog investment that I didn’t bat an eye on purchasing because it allows you to schedule out your pins in advance and send traffic to your blog even while you’re asleep or out having fun. This leaves you time to do other important things such as marketing your blog elsewhere or writing new content.
Don’t want to invest in Tailwind? Well then, a great resource for you if you want to manually pin instead is Pinteresting Strategies.
This course is jammed-packed with great strategies that will help you manually pin with great success and gain explosive traffic. This course even has tips on how to optimize your Pinterest account which is so important in order to be successful on the platform so that is a great bonus!
If I didn’t use Tailwind and had more time to manually pin (which just isn’t in the cards for me right now), I would recommend this one-time investment as it’s very affordable and I love all of the tips that are given by the course creator.
If you’re looking to bring quality traffic from Google search results to your blog, you need to check out Stupid Simple SEO.
This is one of the most comprehensive and in-depth SEO courses I’ve ever taken and have learned so many tips and tricks so far. I highly recommend you check out Mike’s course on how you can explode your blog traffic.
Canva is the program I use to create beautiful and eye-catching pins easily for Pinterest in just 5 minutes. I have the Canva Pro subscription and I love it because all of its features save me so much time.
You get a ton of features from having unlimited folders, premium fonts, the ability to upload your own fonts, transparent backgrounds, and resizing capabilities so you don’t have to spend a ton of time making new graphics for every social media platform that you’re on. I love it and highly recommend it!
I am always trying to improve my affiliate marketing skills and seeing that it’s possible to earn money from making a few affiliate sales this month with low pageviews is motivating and inspiring!
My favorite resource to learn about affiliate marketing is Michelle’s course on Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. In this course, she teaches you the strategies she uses to earn more than $50,000 each month from just affiliate marketing on her blog.
You can read my full review on the course here if you’re interested in learning more and hearing my thoughts about it.
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I hope you enjoyed my blog income report for June 2020 and found it helpful if you’re looking to start a blog. Check back next month to see my next income report.
Don’t forget to check out my other income reports
- May 2020 Income Report
- March 2020 Income Report
- February 2020 Income Report
- January 2020 Income Report
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