Blogging Financial Report – May 2015

You can catch up on March & April’s financial report here.

blogging financial report - may 2015

One thing I have learned over the past few years of blogging – is that no months are ever the same.  When I first started blogging for products or payments, was after I attended BlogHer 2012 and thought “why not?”  On the plane ride home I re-worked my strategy to come up with some long term goals, research affiliate links (referral links to products I like and if someone bought through those links, I general a very small commission), and collaborating with other bloggers.

The collaboration was with a friend who was blogging at the time, and she had a great following through her fashion based blog.  We took turns writing pieces, and sharing each other’s links to posts.  I also realized that opportunities came in waves.  Within the past year, I’ve noticed things come fast and hard, or not at all.  You’ll remember my March report which had a net income of $660.78 in cash and $100 in a gift card for products.  April I was in the hole since all I earned was $5 from printable sales and product compensation.  It’s hard to leave your day job for totals like that.  But it’s all a process and I’m patient.

May brought on more paid opportunities and happy to have some income coming my way.  Here’s a roundup of income & expenses for the past month.


Blog Posts

$615 cash earned

$23 payment via products

Affiliate Income


Printable Sales




$65.00 products for posts

$1.65 PayPal fees

$17.70 Facebook Ad Fees



18 miles

Another month on the books.  I added in a new source for affiliate income but so far – haven’t really optimized that yet.  I was very shocked at the amount of affiliate sale I did have – I got them through Amazon and I have rarely had a sale via that method.  It’s a guessing game every month to see if I’ll earn enough for a cup of coffee or not.  I think the withdrawal limit is pretty high so I have quite a ways to go until I can take that out from Amazon.

What questions do you have for me? Feel free to leave in the comments below or you can email me at  Thanks for reading!


  1. says

    I get Amazon gift cards from affiliate sales. I just add them to my Prime account and use them as I make purchases. I never thought about getting cash, but I did earn about $40 in December. I wonder if that would have been enough?

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