Okay, in the case of wanting to be fully transparent and to show how I’m earning money as a stay at home mom who’s making the transition to being a work at home mom; I’m going to start publishing monthly income reports. Because I eventually plan on branching out to other endeavors that won’t be directly related to the blog, I’m calling these online income reports instead of blog income reports. Granted yes, the bulk of what I earn (to this point and until I establish my other endeavors) will be through the blog. But, once I have everything else sketched out and established, I’ll start adding that in as well. So, all of that out of the way- let’s dive in! And yes, though I realize this is titled “February” this was income that was earned in January (so it’s some from December and some from January) … yes, I managed to confuse myself a little.
I will also say, thank goodness I’m not the sole provider of income. Would we manage? Maybe… we would have essentials taken care of anyway, but well.. you’ll see what I mean. I will also add that I am terrible with tracking monthly expenses. I have a vague idea of how much I spend each month. So these are estimates and as close as I could get, not exact totals; sorry!
Money Earned & Sources for January 2016
|Ads – Sovrn||$36.35|
|Network- SoFab/Collective Bias||$365|
|Total Earned: $1251.35|
Expenses for January 2016
|The Blog Hive||$97|
|Total Expenses: $202|
So, after expenses the total deposited in my PayPal or Bank Account is: $1049.35 and that’s about average for me.
It really depends on how many sponsored posts I manage to land. As you can see, that’s where the bulk of my income comes from though I’m trying to diversify that as well. I also need to start applying what I’ve learned from The Blog Hive and I will be taking EBA over again when it’s released later this month.
But why EBA? And just what is EBA?
EBA is the Elite Blog Academy and it was on my radar for two years or so before I finally took the plunge last Fall and enrolled.
Through a powerful combination of practical training videos, insightful handouts, purposeful assignments, and interactive live webinars, Elite Blog Academy will empower, enable, and inspire you to take you blog to the next level, whether you’ve just started or have been blogging for years. But the best part about it is not even just the information that it provides, but the fact that it will give you a comprehensive framework and a step by step plan of action for how to get the results you want.
This totally life-changing course promises to produce measurable results, and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee, which means you’ve literally got nothing to lose. However, you should know that enrollment for Elite Blog Academy is extremely limited, and will only be open for five days, beginning on February 22nd.
The good news is that before the doors open, Elite Blog Academy is offering a FREE training series called Blogging Made Simple. It includes three powerful video lessons intended to help you eliminate the overwhelm and instead focus on the tasks that will help you make the biggest impact. If you are a blogger or have even just thought about blogging, you will NOT want to miss it!
You can sign up to join the EBA waiting list and get the free training HERE.
There aren’t a lot of blogging resources I can recommend wholeheartedly, but I can say without a doubt that Elite Blog Academy was one of the best investments I have ever made into my blog and my life. I say this is a self-confessed webinar and eCourse junkie. Quite honestly, if I could take them all- I probably would.
But, I’m also learning that I need to be more mindful about the courses that I take and really weigh the benefits. Over the course of this month, I’ll start refining my blog promotion strategy, continue to work on improving my keyword and SEO optimization, and work on writing another eBook for Kindle. I also want to work on the Content Club and start refining a list of ideas for possible free and paid workshops and webinars.
So that’s how I earn my online income and as you can see- yes, it is possible to make money just from blogging. It takes work, persistence, and a whole lot of coffee (in my case), and patience. Lots and lots of patience.