Blogging Income Report: July 2019

I started this blog in May of 2019. My first couple of months I spent very little time on monetization. I spent it working on content creation and building up my social media presence. In July I began to focus more on making some money, and I want to share my results.
I’m not going to sugar coat things for you, I didn’t make millions from my blog. I did however, take home close to 100 dollars in my first real month of monetization. I want to be honest, so I’m going to break down my monetization strategy, and let you know what has worked, and what hasn’t. Here is my Blogging Income Report for July 2019.

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Lets start with my costs:

This month I spent $0 on my blog.
Since this is my first income report however, I’ll mention the costs I incurred for starting the blog back in may.

Domain Hosting: GoDaddy – 1st Year $1.17
Managed WordPress: GoDaddy – 1st Year $12.17

Total: $13.34

I’m all about saving money, so I wanted jump into this blog without a big overhead cost. I’ve been testing some blogging tools, that I’ll talk about later, which I will likely purchase when my free trials run out, so my costs for August may be higher. So far, I have spent less than 15 dollars to get this site up, running, and marginally profitable.

The Blogging Income Report:

What Isn’t working yet:

Display Advertising.
I’m using Google Adsense for my display advertising. Unfortunately I just haven’t generated the kind of traffic necessary to make any real headway with it.

My current Google Adsense Income is: $0.01

I’ve only had Adsense up and running for a couple of weeks, so you can expect that next month’s report will have at least 2 cents.

Amazon Associates.
I signed up with Amazon Associates at the tail end of June. And I have thus far made 0 sales. To be honest, I’m barely even getting any click throughs on my Amazon links. I’m still learning though, so I am looking to see at least one sale in August.

What IS working:

Sponsored Posts.
This month I worked quite a bit with Intellifluence. As an influencer with Intellifluence, brands make offers to me for sponsored posts, product testing, and reviews. I’m not required to accept any of these offers, but if something strikes a cord with me, and I feel like its a good fit for my audience, then I accept and complete the offer.

Intellifluence Earnings: $95.50

Current Stats & August Goals

Currently I Have:

Facebook: 79 Followers
Instagram: 238 Followers
Pintrest: 1,260 Followers / 4.6k Monthly Viewers

Analytics:
My site had 282 users from July 1st to July 31st

New Posts: 6

Income:
$ 95.51

August Goals:

Facebook: 110 Followers
Instagram: 400 Followers
Pintrest: 2500 Followers / 30K Monthly Viewers

Analytics:
I would like to see at least 500 users in August.

New Posts: 10

Income:
$200

Blogging Tools To Help Me Get There

As I mentioned earlier, I have been testing the water with a few services to help really kick start my blogging income.

I’ve recently signed up for several Affiliate Marketing platforms, which will give me more relevant options for monetization. I haven’t gotten them totally set up yet, so this is going to be a learning process, I will update with next months Income report.

Marketing Platforms to Use:
ShareASale
FlexOffers

The biggest change I hope to see next month is in blog traffic. I signed up for Tailwind yesterday, and in 24 hours, I’ve already nearly doubled my Pinterest reach. Honestly, until yesterday, I was really trying to avoid all the hype about Tailwind. It seemed expensive, and I thought I could build my traffic without it. After testing out its functionality though, I’ve been blown away. I’m definitely going to be purchasing the full version this month.
Scheduling Pins is an awesome time saver for sure, but what really makes Tailwind special are the Tribes.
They are especially helpful if your someone who doesn’t fall in just one niche. My blog ranges from Nerdy, to Blogging Tips, to Science and Psychology facts, and with Tailwind Tribes, I can find a tribe for each niche which really helps to not just with impressions, but also with engagement.

Lastly I’m going to look into getting a new theme with StudioPress, While the free WordPress Theme i’m currently using has worked out okay, its not quite as intuitive as I’d like. I honestly wish I’d spent the money on this one from day one. StudioPress has a ton of themes to offer, and amazing support for migration, so I’m excited to be making the switch.

Looking to get started with monetizing your own blog? Try these 3 Simple ways to Monetize Your Blog.

Do you have questions or advice about blogging? Let me know in the comments!

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26 thoughts on “Blogging Income Report: July 2019

  1. Great, Congratulations!!! And thank you for sharing your Blogging income. It’s motivational post for Bloggers like me!

    1. Thank You! You have a great blog as well, I really love your blogger interviews!

      1. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring. I started a few months ago but then let things drop off, and I’m ready to get going again. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Congratulations! You’ve been doing great work, and it shows. Keep it up!

    1. Thank You! It’s been a lot of work, but I’m happy I’ve gotten this far!

  3. That’s awesome that you were able to make so much money blogging already! I’m still struggling to cross the $5 mark, lol. But this is great, I appreciate posts like this. Shows that it can be done!

    1. You’ll get there! I love your Blog btw 🙂

  4. You are out here getting it done. And I definitely appreciate the honesty in this post. Too many lie or sugar coat stuff that may or may not be true. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank You so much! I really want to give everyone an honest picture of what’s going on. Success doesn’t happen over night.

  5. Well done! This was a really interesting read and I’ve found it useful – I’ll definitely check out Intellifluence. I’m not really focusing on income until I’ve gone self-hosted (my main barrier right now as I just can’t afford it) but so far I’ve made £3.59 without my own domain or use of ads so I guess that’s better than nothing!

    1. You can find hosting and domain deals pretty cheap, and it makes such a big difference in marketing. I snagged a years worth of hosting and WordPress management for less than 15 dollars – this will obviously be more when I renew next year, but it’s so worth it.

  6. Very helpful post, really appreciate your transparency and sharing your experience.

    1. Thanks for reading! I really want to be honest about what goes into blogging.

  7. Great tips!

  8. You’re doing very well! Adsense will start to pick up soon, it took mine a week or two to get going and even then my first month was only about £0.01.

    1. Thanks, Nyxie! That’s where I’m at for sure, hoping it picks up soon, it’s so disappointing to look at!

  9. Thank you for sharing this blog post about your income from July! I just started my blog in March but I only have 14 subscribers. What did you do to get more so quickly?
    Also, I would love your feedback on my site if you have time! It’s at: http://www.breannaroebuck.com
    Thank you!

  10. Congratulations to you!

    I’m yet to monetise my blog but this shows that it is possible to do successfully.

    I wish you much growth for next month x

  11. No matter how small you start with a blog – it’s a start. So keep it up and you will increase with more knowledge and education!

  12. Not many bloggers are so honest from the start. It really is a great motivation for bloggers that only just start out. And congrats on your first income through your blog! Keep up the good work 👍🏼😊

  13. Congrats – that’s more than I’ve ever made in a month, since running adds/links on my blog in the last 12 months – I barely make anything.

  14. Congrats honey. It only shows that hard work really pays off. Waiting for your next report.

  15. Wow – this is such an interesting post and really makes me want to step up my game to make some money with my blog. So far, I’m into the negatives LOL!

    1. Thanks! You’ll get there soon, and I hope this helps. I’m not making crazy money yet or anything, but I’ve stayed in the positive and my traffic and income have been growing. 🙂

  16. I will follow you on Facebook. I’d love to see your journey. This is great information as my husband and I are starting our blog.

  17. […] didn’t do any sponsored posts this month. Which if you read my income report for July 2019, you’ll know is where I made essentially all of my money. Intellifluence had fewer opportunities […]

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