Blogging Financial Report – April 2015

You can catch up on my March Financial report here. 

Blogging Financial Report | April 2015

This past month has been VERY quiet on the blog.  I recently shared that we’re expecting our third child, and the nausea and all-day sickness has been kicking my butt. I only shared a few posts this past month, and those that went up were a challenge in and of itself. But, I really want to stay transparent for the good/bad/other of blogging and monetizing.  So, despite the quiet posts, here’s what I’ve been up to this month.

Income

Blog Posts

$45 in product items

Printable Sales

$5

Affiliate Income

none

 Expenses

$1.65 Paypal fees paid on printable sales

$20 Stitchfix fee (I didn’t include the entire items I purchased. but in a few months I will be earning ‘income’ referral credits that will be listed on my blog since I’m reviewing them ‘for free’)

$40.60 Facebook Ads (I lumped in March’s since I forgot to include that last month on the financial report)

Mileage

122 total

A slow month but I always feel that I’m just not doing enough.  Do you, as a blogger, feel that way?  I check in on my blogging networks and apply to different campaigns that seem interesting to me.  But I always feel the lack of a gajillion followers is a hindrance.   I’m grateful for the brands and PR firms that actually look past just the numbers game and realize the content and interactions are what is important.

Recently I approached a brand I’ve worked with many times about becoming an ambassador.  I purchase the product on my own now (since I fell in love with it) and inquired about receiving the product directly from them, in exchange for posts once a quarter on my blog.  I figured I can share new sales/promotions they are having, or an update on how I’m loving the product.  They declined, but it still doesn’t stop me from being genuine & sharing both on and offline.  I feel eventually, that genuineness can lead to more opportunities.  And maybe this not now will lead to something better than I thought up down the road.

So keep at it! Keep sharing, building, and supporting one another!

Comments

  1. says

    Have you tried any affiliate marketing yet? Most I have tried have gone no where, but I am doing amazing with http://www.goldstar.com. As my audience grows, I hope to make a $1K a month with it. So far so good! Pitching local events may not be your niche though. I have also started to work with http://www.crowdsavings.com and are seeing a little movement there. We will see where it leads.

    • says

      I am a part of a few affiliates. I have only used links within relevant posts. Just don’t earn much :/ I don’t want to put ads in my sidebar but maybe I’ll try something with my popular posts. Thanks Jilleen! I’ll check out gold star too!

  2. says

    It was really interesting to me to see a “behind the scenes” look into your blog. In my blog I don’t really carry any expenses, but I also have no earnings either. I’ve been thinking more and more what my blog means to me, and the fact that I write what I want and at the pace I want is something I really enjoy… But then again, I’ve never had a very business oriented mind 🙂 I just love writing and sharing.

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