Blog Income and Traffic Report {May 2018}

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Inside: Get blogging tips and advice from a small blogger, one who was stuck for a long time, but with a lot of perseverance, finally started making progress. Follow my income journey from a few hundred dollars a month to $1,000 a month in 2018. 

It’s June, and time for another blog income report. This marks my fifth blog income report since I started chronicling my journey to $1,000 a month income from my blog.

I’m getting so close!

Once I reach my $1,000 monthly income goal, I will stop publishing regular income reports, as I need to focus my time and energy on getting a second blog up and running. I decided to start a second niche blog to test my ability to generate the majority of my traffic from organic search.

While I love Pinterest for driving blog traffic, and my blog wouldn’t be where it is today without it, I don’t love the constant ups and downs. Also, Pinterest takes a lot of effort to maintain, and lately, it seems like what its requirements for decent traffic is changing every other week.

The majority of my efforts going forward will be focused on SEO (search engine optimization) and reader problems/requests. I will still be using Pinterest, as it wouldn’t make sense to pass up the free traffic, but it will be a secondary focus from now on.

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Blog Income and Traffic Report {April 2018}

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Inside: Get encouragement, tips and ideas from a small blogger income and traffic report. Follow along as I work towards my goal of $1,000 a month income from this blog (I’m getting closer!).

I realized this month that I never fully explained why I’m publishing income reports on a blog that is primarily about homeschooling, minimalism on a low income, and parenting. So first off, I wanted to remedy that!

So why do I write income reports in the first place?

First, I started writing income reports as a means of chronicling my journey to earning $1,000 a month blogging. That was my year-end goal for 2018 for this blog.

Second, I want to encourage other bloggers who are struggling to earn an income from their blogs. Reading another blogger friend’s income reports from back when she made very little encouraged me to keep going and to not give up. I hope my income reports encourage other bloggers the way hers encouraged me. I also am a teacher by nature, and I love sharing what’s working for me with this blog and what’s not. Sharing that in a post saves time as well, when bloggers as me questions about my business strategy.

Third, I want other moms to know that it IS possible to earn a living online, working from home. We need the income this blog brings in. It is changing our finances and making staying home to homeschool a long-term possibility.

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Blog Income and Traffic Report {March 2018}

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Inside: Get encouragement, tips and ideas from a small blogger income and traffic report. Follow along as I work towards my goal of $1,000 a month income from this blog.

Last month was a huge success for my little blog, but it ended on a very sour note. I’ve heard about Pinterest glitches before, and bloggers being put in “Pinterest jail”, but I have never been on the receiving end of one of these glitches.

There’s a first time for everything, I suppose.

During the last week of March, I was riding a huge increase in Pinterest traffic, receiving over 4,000 pageviews a day almost every day. Thursday, that wave crashed down as Pinterest started blocking my pins. Every time you tried to click through, you received a, “This link has been blocked due to possible inappropriate content” message.

I e-mailed Pinterest every day to attempt to get this fixed, but they seemed to be experiencing multiple issues site-wide and were unresponsive. My pageviews dropped like a rock.

Those were low days for me: as I’m sure you can imagine, it felt like all my hard work was being thrown away.

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Blog Income and Traffic Report {February 2018}

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

It’s the first of the month, which means it’s time for another blog income and traffic report. I try to make these income reports information and helpful, full of blogging tips and ideas you can try with your own blog.

I decided to post these blog income reports for all the tiny bloggers, the stuck bloggers, the ones who look at those huge income reports of big bloggers and think, “That will never ever be me.”

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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.

Related Post: Should I Start a Blog? The Honest Truth About Blogging

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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