Blog Income and Traffic Report {January 2018}

Inside: Get encouragement, tips and ideas from this small blogger income and traffic report. You CAN earn money blogging, even if it takes you longer than others.

Like so many other mom bloggers, I started blogging after reading income reports from crazy successful bloggers – the kind that make over $10,000 a month blogging.

I love to teach other moms, and I could make money doing it?! It seemed like a no brainer.

I took the bait.

I learned very quickly that there is much more to starting a blog than just, well, “starting a blog.” That is by far the easiest part.

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Despite being so very over the “Just Start a Blog” type of posts and e-mails, I am not sorry I started a blog.

In fact, I consider it one of my best decisions of 2016.

But I didn’t always feel that way. In fact, I almost quit right around the six-month mark.

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I read my favorite blogger’s e-mail again, double checking the numbers following the dollar sign.

Wait. You can make how much money blogging?!

I already loved teaching friends helpful tips and tricks – from how you can afford to be a stay at home mom to parenting tips to homeschooling advice. Sharing the things that made my life easier came so naturally to me.

And I can get paid to do this? From home? On my own time?

Count me in!

Almost one year into this whole blogging thing, I’ve learned that yes, you can make money blogging.

I’ve also learned that it’s not as easy as it looks.

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Flexible Work from Home Opportunity for Moms

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Inside: Looking for legitimate work from home options to earn extra cash as a stay at home mom? This flexible work from home opportunity may be a great fit!

When I first decided to homeschool, I didn’t think much about the long-term ramifications of that decision, particularly on our finances. But as I fell in love with homeschooling more and more, I started to think about the future.

With four kids (and maybe more one day), we were looking at a significant number of years stretching dollars. While it was doable for me to not earn any extra money for that long, we wanted to make headway on our student debt and dreamed of owning a house one day. And that wasn’t gonna happen for a long long time the way things were going.

Sometimes, living frugally can only get you so far. When you’ve exhausted all your frugal living options, it’s time to find creative ways to earn extra cash as a stay at home mom.

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7 Tips to Rock Your Transition to Work at Home Mom

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Inside: Transitioning from stay-at-home mom to work at home mom can be challenging! These seven tips will help you (and your family) adjust to your new role as work at home mom.

When you first decide to be a stay-at-home mom, no one tells you how it will totally shake you – turn your whole world upside down. Your entire identity changes overnight.

You leave the workforce, and all of a sudden, poof! The pats on the back or congratulations for a job well done vanish.

There’s just a screaming baby who needs God knows what (did I change his diaper an hour ago? Didn’t I JUST feed him?) and your wonderful husband coming home every day asking what’s for dinner.

While those two family members love you to pieces, they don’t always thank you for everything you do. Eventually, you adjust and life as a stay at home mom becomes your new normal.

And then, you decide to become a work at home mom, and you have to adjust all over again.

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How I Went from 3K to 43K Pageviews in Just One Month

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Four months into blogging, I was slogging away and barely hitting 3,000 pageviews a month. I churned out content, stayed up late, and scheduled my pins on Boardbooster. Nothing worked. I wanted more pageviews, but I had no idea how to get them and next to nothing to spend finding out how.

Like so many other new bloggers, I didn’t have a lot more to spend on blogging resources. I had already spent a lot of money on hosting, a theme, a P.O. Box and more. It’s hard to justify sinking more into something that is generating less than a dollar a day of actual income (and you probably haven’t even seen one of those dollars hit your bank account yet, am I right?).

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