Since I want to be completely honest with you, I decided to publish my monthly progress. I know that a sum of around $ 140 is not something you can live with, but it shows me where my site is going, and that if I can make $ 100, I will be able to earn $ 1000 and $ 10,000 in the future!
If you still do not have your site and you do not know how to get started, read my post START HERE and maybe I’ll inspire you to start blogging.
Blogging is not something that brings money overnight. I know that some bloggers earned around $ 500 to $ 1,000 in the first year, but did not give up, and today they earn 4 or 5 figures a month. A blog grows in time, and if you write posts regularly: 2 – 8 times a month, you will see how the visit will grow.
Of course, not everything is in the number of visitors. Some sites have 300,000 visitors per month, and they earn much less than others that have 3,000 visitors. Why? They did not learn how to monetize their site in a good way.
BOB for Her is not my first site, I have been dealing with various online jobs for more than a decade. And I’ve only earned so much that I do not give up, but not enough to be able to live from blogging.
Only at the beginning of 2017, I discovered a training called the Wealthy Affiliate. I started as a free member, but I decided to become Premium, because I have never found so many useful information in one place on the Internet, and so many people who are there for any of your problems 24/7.
You can read more about this training on my No1 AFFILIATE TRAINING page.
So I finally started to make sites that bring me a monthly income and allows me to stay and work from home and be there for my three children.
At the end of August, I decided to start BOB (Building an Online Business) for Her, so that I could share everything I learned with other moms whose goal was not to depend on anyone, except their work.
BOB for Her began to live on September 6th, and after a month, these are indicators where this site is now:
SEPTEMBER 2017 BLOG STATS
A number of blog posts: 5
My goal is to post a new article every 5 days.
A number of users: 1,233
Most of my site visitors come from social networks, most of Facebook and Pinterest. Since the site is still young, I expect a significant number of organic visits in about 4-5 months.
Page views: 2,733
This is a great indicator because visitors do not only stay on one page, which means they are interested in the content of my site.
Email subscribers: 379
This is the number that impressed me! I did not even think that as many people would like to sign in to my email list. This is one of the most important things when making your blog.
Get followers on social networks are good, but one change can affect you losing them all. I read about some bloggers that Pinterest blocked because they were overclocked with pins, or they were suspended for some time from Facebook because of too many posts on groups. The email list is only yours, and no one can block you from sending information to people who are interested in your site. I use Mailerlite to create my email list.
How to create an email list can be read in my post: How I Got My 379 Email Subscribers In The First Month of Blogging
Facebook page: 857 likes
Facebook group: 757 members
I love this group. Members are wonderful, we help each other and give advice. You are welcome to join. CLICK HERE.
Pinterest: 260 followers
This is my brand new Pinterest profile and I am satisfied with the number of followers.
What is more important is that with Tailwind’s help, the number of monthly viewers has increased by almost 140,000%!
In numbers, it would be: of the only 13 viewers I had when I opened the Pinterest account to 18,141 daily viewers that I had one month later!
SEPTEMBER INCOME REPORT
Google Adsense: $43.66
Never before had I wanted to apply for Google Adsense because I have heard from other bloggers that it is not possible to make a lot of money with ads on the site? However, I am pleased with the amount I earned with 2,733 pageviews. If I can increase the number of visitors to the site and earnings from Adsense will grow.
If you are for some reason rejected for Google Adsense, there is an alternative. Try Yahoo / Bing ads, called Media Net.
Wealthy Affiliate is a training center and community for affiliate marketing. I discovered it about a year ago and I was reflected. So far, I have not found better courses and training on blogging and affiliate marketing. In my post No1. Affiliate Training I’ve written what options you have as a free member.
In September, several visitors to my site joined the Wealthy Affiliate and decided to become Premium members, so I got my affiliate earnings.
ShareASale is an affiliate marketing network. You can use it if you are a store owner, a manufacturer or a blogger like me. When you sign up, you will have access to over 4500 merchants, who will help you sell their products (physical or digital) and earn your commission. You can join them HERE.
Tailwind the most useful tool if you want to extend your Pinterest account. In September, three visitors decided to try Tailwind and I earned $ 45, ie, 3 months on Tailwind. As I already wrote, my visibility at Pinterest increased by 140,000% in one month. If you want to try Tailwind, get involved via MY LINK, and both of us will get $ 15 for Tailwind account.
As I said, I will be completely honest with you, so this is the amount I earned from Viglink last month. When you join VigLink and add code to your site, it automatically turns your existing links on your pages into affiliate links. Since I only have 5 posts, it does not surprise me that I didn`t earn more.
TOTAL INCOME: $139.67
As I decided to be a Premium member because it offers much more opportunities (2x larger affiliate earnings and access to hundreds of video training), decided to pay annually. This is the monthly amount I pay. I think this is a small price for what Wealthy Affiliate offers and even 10x less than similar online affiliate training.
Site Hosting: $0
I decided to move the site to the Wealthy Affiliate hosting, so it’s included in the monthly price for WA and I do not have any additional hosting fees.
I decided for this email marketing tool because it’s completely free of up to 1000 subscribers, very easy to use, has great landing page templates and pop up templates, and excellent 24/7 customer support.
Since English is my second language, I am very uncertain about my writing and grammar. That’s why I found an excellent person for proofreading on Fiverr. Each of my 5 posts was costing $5 to proofread and edit it.
If you need a good writer or editor, or you want to make money by writing to others, you can sign up for Fiverr via this LINK.
TOTAL INCOME: $139.67
TOTAL EXPENSES: – $54
OCTOBER STRATEGY AND GOALS
I still aim to make most of my earnings on this site from affiliate marketing. This is one of the easiest ways to earn money, especially since I still do not have my product. If affiliate marketing is a completely new thing for you or if you want to know more about it, I recommend that you read my post- No.1 Affiliate Marketing Training.
Also, I want to increase the visibility of BOB for Her on Facebook and Pinterest.
- Get 1500 Facebook Followers – Just click here
- Get 350 Pinterest Followers– Help! Please, follow me…
- 20.000 Avg. Monthly Viewers on Pinterest
- Hit 2000 unique site users
- Post 6 Articles
- Earn $200
Did I achieve my goals for October? Read here ==> Blog Income Report – October 2017
Thank you for taking the time to read my report. Please share your opinion on making money from blogging. What are you doing to increase your earnings?