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.
$45 in product items
$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)
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!