I actually lost money blogging in March. Between Sunshine And Rainy Days and How Do The Jones Do It, I lost $27.54.
In February, I posted my first income report. I was super excited because it was my best month yet. I was still receiving income earned in December, one of my biggest months.
Why would I post a negative income month? I almost didn’t. NOPE! Didn’t want to! I want to be seen as a successful blogger on the upswing! BUT that’s not the true picture of blogging. Blogging has it’s ups and downs. Making the big bucks one month doesn’t necessarily mean you will make even more the next.
Blogging Income – March 2017
Medical Binder Printables: This is a product I created to help readers take charge of their health!
The Big Book Of Everything For Teens: I created this product out of the need to keep my teenagers organized! This is the binder where you will put the things you can’t bear to part with; like that driver’s permit she no longer needs because she passed the test and has the real deal now or those ASB cards from years past. It is also a fantastic place for your teenagers to keep their own passwords! You know those little pieces of scrap paper aren’t doing the job and they end up getting frustrated and starting new accounts everywhere. Is that just us? But that’s not all! Employment, School, and Vehicle printables will help teenagers organize pertinent information. The Big Book of Everything for Teens empowers your teenagers with the information they need at their fingertips!
Total Earned: 25.46
Blogging Expenses – March 2017
G Suite: 4.00 G Suite allows me to have an email address with my domain name: firstname.lastname@example.org. I also store many of my PDF Printable files in Google Drive. If you are interested in G Suite, I have a code to give you 20% off your first year! Just hit the ‘contact’ link at the bottom of this page and I’ll shoot it right over to you!
ConvertKit: 29.00 If you have a blog, you need to collect emails from the start! ConvertKit is an email marketing tool that allows you to collect subscribers through an email subscribe box on your sidebar, opt-in forms at the end of posts, inline subscribe buttons in the middle of a post plus more!
Media Temple: 20.00 Media Temple is the web host I used to host both Sunshine And Rainy Days as well as How Do The Jones Do It.
Total Expenses: 53.00
My income reports are based on money that has actually hit my bank account and expenses paid. I continue to earn money through other programs such as Adsense, however, there is a payout threshold (for Adsense the threshold is $100).
Pageviews – March 2017
Total March pageviews for both How Do The Jones Do It and Sunshine And Rainy Days were 11,184.
Let’s Get Real About Blogging
When you blog, it’s easy to get on the machine to learn. You soak up as much as you possibly can, attend webinars, pay for courses, participate in Facebook groups, and read every post on blogging you can find. There comes a point when you need to slow down the learning machine and do the work!
My goal is to do the work! It’s time to turn off outside distractions and work hard on Sunshine And Rainy Days and How Do The Jones Do It!
I certainly have not posted how I lost money blogging to discourage you. If you blog, let me encourage you to stick with it! Come alongside me and let’s figure this thing out!
This post lists every blog resource I use!
Trellis For WordPress
Trellis is the theme I use for my blog! A theme is like the framework of your blog. It’s like the house with no frills or decorations.
Agathon is my host. Agathon is a web host. All websites must have a host. A web host provides storage space and access for websites. Without it, your website would have no place to live. It’s like the land your house sits on.
If you have a blog, you need to collect emails from the start! ConvertKit is an email marketing tool that allows you to collect subscribers through an email subscribe box on your sidebar, opt-in forms at the end of posts, inline subscribe buttons in the middle of a post plus more!
G Suite allows me to have an email address with my domain name: email@example.com. I also store many of my PDF Printable files in Google Drive.
If you are interested in G Suite, I have a code to give you 20% off your first year! Just hit the ‘contact’ link at the bottom of this page and I’ll shoot it right over to you!
I’m sure it’s happened to you. You push the button to pin a post and a gazillion pictures pop up, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with the post. You take time to find what you think must be the right one and pin it, am I right? With Grow, you tell pinners exactly what image to pin!
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Affinity Designer is the program I use to create Pinterest and Facebook graphics! I LOVE it because it has so much functionality without a subscription! With a one time fee, you will be on your way to creating graphics, printables, plus so much more!