Hey guys! I know I continue to run dreadfully behind, but finally… on this last day of April, I’m finishing up my March 2017 Blogging Income Report.
I’ve had a crazy few weeks… vacation, then surgery and recovery, then my husband’s crazy work schedule. I haven’t felt like I’ve had a “normal” week in forever. But anyway… I won’t go on about that. I’m doing well now and (very) slowing, things are returning to normal. So let’s get on with the report!
My goal for 2017 is to increase my gross income every month this year. I didn’t set a specific percentage (although that’s something I may need to think on), but I just want to see steady growth!
From February to March, I’m only up $56.24, but at least that’s an increase (no matter how small), so I’ll take it 🙂
By doing these reports, I hope to see areas where I’m slacking so I can focus and grow each month. I also plan to evaluate my expenses and make cuts where I can. For March, I had a really big expense because I invested in paying someone to create videos for 3 of my recipes.
This was a waste and disaster. The videos are poor quality and the person that I worked with was extremely unprofessional and I wouldn’t recommend her to anyone. EVER. Granted, I thought I had done my research before hiring her, but I hadn’t dug deep enough and gosh… what a costly mistake. I wasted a whopping $675. Lesson learned.
(Note: I do have the videos and I have shared them a couple of times but I’m not proud of them and they don’re represent my brand very well so I’ve been hesitant to promote them).
Anywho… let’s get to the numbers!
March 2017 Blogging Income Report
Ad income: $4750.90 (74%)
- Adthrive $4473.19
- Adsense $ 272.72
- Swoop $ .76
- Meridian Sovrn $ 3.11
- Rhythm One $ 1.12
Affiliate income: $1667.37 (26%)
- Amazon $ 575.24
- Shareasale** $ 547.15
- Angelfoods $90.29
- Affiliate Window $ 3.44
- SocialMob $13.65
- Elite Blog Academy $437.60
Sponsored Post income: $31.25 (<.1%)
- Blogher $31.25
These income streams were at zero this month:
Ebay Partner Network $ 0
IZEA $ 0
Ultimate Bundles: $ 0
Influence Central $ 0
Shopher Media $ 0
Pinch of Yum $ 0
Commission Junction $ 0
Elite Blogging Academy $ 0
DOZ $ 0
Blog and/or Cake Business Coaching $0
TOTAL INCOME: $6449.52
Advertising $ 30.55
Paypal + Bank Fees $ 17.13
Virtual Assistant $367
Contract Work: $682 (video, printables)
Domain Registration: $34.88
Madmimi + Google $ 99.39
BigScoots + SiteGround (Hosting) $ 99.95
Photography Prop & Equipment: $49.63
Office Expenses: $10.69
Plugins, Apps, Software $ 33.38
TOTAL EXPENSES: $ 1801.60
NET INCOME: $ 4647.92
March Pageviews: 361,967