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.
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Glad you are doing well. I prefer to keep my stuff private, but I had a great month last month myself 🙂
Wow..this is the most open post I’ve ever read. Appreciate your honesty. It must’ve been good to earn something from what you passion about.
Can I ask is Clever Girls open to UK residents and how do you make money from it? I want to start earning more money from my blog!
I love reading other people’s income reports. It is so much fun to see where peoples’ revenue comes from.
Congratulations! Looks like your blog is growing and making money – that is awesome!
Wow! I wish I could earn this much. It’s so nice to see how other bloggers are doing.
Thanks for being so honest and sharing where you are making your blogging income from. It’s always nice to see that it is possible and helps to find blogging networks that you might not have known existed otherwise.
thanks for sharing what is working and what you are doing. It’s always great to see how others do and I think I may check out that course you were talking about as I’ve heard good things 😉
I love the honesty and its good to see whats working out for other bloggers sadly right now I have zero income.
I’ve had my eye on EBA for more than a year. As soon as I finish yoga teacher training this summer I may sign up. I’d love to know what you think of the course.
I’m a newer blogger so it’s great to see blogging income and expense reports. I’m also checking out the Elite Blog Academy. It seems like a great resource!
What I love about blogging is that you have so many options as far as how you want to manage it. You can do it for a hobby or as a source of extra income. Thanks for posting about your experiences with it. It looks like you have a good handle on expenses.
Thank you for sharing! I’ve been thinking about starting something like this for my blog too!
Thank you for sharing. I always find the income reports to be inspiring!
I love reading income reports for blogs! It’s so inspiring! I’m excited to continue following and see how you income grows over the next year! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂
Congrats! I need to start keeping track of where the most money is coming from. Maybe I’ll start this in the 2nd half of the year.
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Love, love seeing your income report! Inspires me to work harder on my blog. This is my biggest month yet and most of my income is from the Amazon affiliate program on a niche site I have established… keep up the great work 🙂
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