This post contains affiliate links.
Hello! Welcome to my Blogging and Income Report for April 2018! April was a … weird month. I had hopes for the start of Q2 and the month ended with a whimper. Can’t dwell on the past so I’m just going to recap the month and then look forward to May!
Blogging and Income Report – April 2018
Starting with last months goals. I spent a lot of time working on my “top secret” project which I will be announcing very soon. It has consumed so much of my time, I feel like I might just *POOF* disappear once everything is settled! I won’t know what to do with myself! Oh yeah, my mile-long to-do list … never a dull moment over here.
I had a strong March and then it fell in April. In March I had some St Patrick’s Day stuff go viral on Pinterest but I was hopeful I could keep up the momentum. Ah well. I will be revising my Pinterest strategy to see if I can get those numbers back up.
My top referral sources for April were the usual suspects – Google, Pinterest, Direct traffic, Facebook, and Bing.
Other April Happenings
April was another busy Disney month! We checked out the start of Pixar Fest and celebrated style on Dapper Day. I also had a great time speaking at NACE Ventura County about Instagram! You can watch my presentation on my Facebook Page here.
Here’s what I earned in April 2018. I list the earnings by network, and then state the specific brands/shops in parenthesis. If I didn’t make any money through a specific affiliate channel, I will leave it off the list (all those zeros could get depressing)!
(Keep in mind I’m only sharing the revenue I generate through my websites and social media accounts.)
Sponsored Content – $496.80
Campaign Bonuses – $25
Affiliates (some of the links below contain my affiliate code)
Amazon – $111.42
ShopSense – $0.58
CJ – $4.80 (Yandy, Torrid)
Share-a-Sale – $87.96 (Wayfair, Redbubble, Jane.com)
Awin – $177.07 (Etsy)
Pepperjam – $2.52 (Shutterfly)
Fuze360 – $31.50
Moolah Courses – $37.20
Total revenue for April 2018 = $1742.74.
– Total revenue the previous month = $1402.07.
– Difference: $340.67
What I lack in page views I make up for in revenue. A couple of sponsored posts and a nice bump in Amazon affiliate fees saved my skin this month. I’m experimenting with my Mediavine ad placements; I had some complaints there were too many ads on my mobile site so I turned down the frequency, and with that came a revenue drop. But I’d rather have happy visitors than a few extra dollars.
Things I need to work on:
Once the “top secret” project is settled, it will be back to my usual tasks. The Facebook Growth course I promote is launching in May so I will be working pushing that and updating my affiliate bonuses. I also have an idea for a new course, and – as usual – my mysterious e-book that may or may not ever be ready for publication.
That’s it for now! Thank you for reading. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try my best to answer! I also would like to know if the information I’m providing is helpful or what else you would want to see/learn from an income report. Let me know how I can help you! Have a great month, everyone!