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Welcome to my first income report on Blog with Stephanie!
I’ve been publishing my income reports ever since my first month of blogging.
I have a page with links to every income report I’ve ever written, in case you’re interested.
The income reports in my first twelve months of blogging are on my first blog, Aroma Mama. From now on, my income reports will be published here.
I had decided to stop publishing my income reports, but after so much positive feedback to continue them, here I am, publishing my thirteenth blog income report!
I share this income report with you to show how a beginner to intermediate blogger with no products can make money blogging.
Aroma Mama (Launched April 4, 2017)
Aroma Mama is a health and wellness blog. I started this blog last April 2017 with no experience in blogging, marketing, graphic design, or writing. I launched my blog with one blog post and have continued to post once a week ever since. It’s definitely a long strategy of consistency. This allowed me to learn how to blog and write blog posts without hitting burnout or feeling the need to quit.
This strategy definitely involves patience to see steady growth over a longer period of time. I’ve placed more importance on SEO (search engine optimization) and domain authority than into pageviews. As a result, many of my posts are on the first page of Google for the keyword it’s ranking for.
Organic traffic accounted for 21% of my overall traffic this month. The percentage is usually higher, but I had a viral pin that brought in more Pinterest traffic than usual.
Published Blog Posts: 4
- Twelfth Blog Income Report: March 2018
- My Honest Review of Azure Standard (updated post)
- Paleo Sandwich Wrap – A Solution When You Need to Cut Out Bread
- Six Great Reasons to Do a Sugar Detox
Alexa Ranking: Global Rank – 2,782,970; U.S. Rank – not rated this month
Domain Authority: 21
Blog Income Earned: $419.93
- Affiliate Marketing: $286.41
- Sponsored: $115 (product and gift card)
- Ads: $18.52
I have ads stacked on this blog. I’m sharing with you how much I made from each so you can see what kind of payout they offer for the number of pageviews and clicks.
I share the details of ads because there is a lot that determines ad income. Even your niche can affect your RPM (Revenue per 1,000 Pageviews).
- AdSense: $11.19 – RPM $2.45 – 31 clicks – 22,621 impressions
- Gourmet Ads/Healthy Ads: $7.33 – RPM $2.07 – 26,409 impressions – 70.42% fill rate
Blog Expenses: $548.90
- Deposit Photos: $124.00 (300 Images)
- CoSchedule: $180.00 (Annual)
- BBBU Membership: $37.00 (Monthly)
- LongTailPro: $124.00 (Annual)
- VidCurator FX 2.0: $29.95 (1x Purchase)
- eCover Wizard Pro: $14.95 (1x Purchase)
- Serpstat: $39.00 (1x Purchase)
Net Income from Aroma Mama: -$128.97
Blog with Stephanie (Launched April 27, 2018)
Blog with Stephanie was purposefully launched in April 2018, my one year anniversary of blogging. I dedicated the last twelve months of my life to learning how to blog. Blog with Stephanie is sharing with you what I’ve learned this past year and what I continue to learn.
When I build a blog, I like to get it online as soon as possible to start building up its SEO. I launched with one blog post on April 27, 2018. I don’t have all the pages set up yet, but blogs are like an amazing piece of art that becomes a masterpiece over time.
Published Blog Posts: 1
Alexa Ranking: Global Rank – 8,487,532; U.S. Rank – not rated this month
Domain Authority: 2
Blog Income Earned: $0
Blog Expenses: $21.18
- GoDaddy: $21.18 (domain name plus privacy option)
I have the Siteground Grow Big Plan so I’m able to have multiple blogs with no additional cost for hosting.
I spent a lot on blogging tools for Aroma Mama over the past year. For Blog with Stephanie, I’m attempting to spend as little as possible now that I’m aware of more free and less costly tools.
Net Income from Blog with Stephanie: -$21.18
Free Blogging Resources
“Alexa Traffic Rank is a rough estimate of this site’s popularity. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors to this site and pageviews on this site over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1. ” -Alexa.com
Click here to find out your Alexa ranking. The lower the number, the better.
You can find out your domain authority by adding the Mozbar Chrome extension. All blogs start with one and the highest score possible is one hundred. A few factors that affect domain authority are time, consistent posting, popularity, and backlinks to and from your blog. A higher domain authority helps your SEO and gets you a higher visibility in ranks on search engines.
One of My Favorite Blogging Courses
As you can see, I make the bulk of my income from affiliate marketing. Once you set up the blog post with links, it becomes passive income! This is why I love affiliate marketing.
I’ve taken many affiliate marketing courses and my favorite is still Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. It’s so comprehensive and includes actionable steps to get started right away.
I hope you’ve had a take-a-way on how to grow or make money blogging from my April 2018 income report!
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