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Hello! Welcome to my Blogging and Income Report for October 2018! I’m pretty much in denial that November is nearly half over already; it feels like the months are just flying by. I wanted to get my report up much earlier but things have been so hectic here!
If you’re following me on social media, you’ve seen me post about the tragedies that have hit my hometown of Thousand Oaks – first a horrific mass shooting at a restaurant, followed the next day but devastating wildfires. My parents were even evacuated and had to stay with us for a night! I’ve started a fundraiser on Facebook to raise money for the firefighters and displaced families, and I’m matching all donations up to $250 total. Please make me pay!! Here’s the link to donate: https://www.facebook.com/mindyjoy/posts/10155827001115986
Blogging and Income Report – October 2018
October marks the start of Quarter 4 and I worked my booty off to try to get my blog & business ready for the holiday season. I attended a full-day intensive on using Pinterest via Flock Presents (highly recommend their conferences) and it lit a fire under me to focus more on Pinterest. I’m seeing some good result already, up about 10% over the previous month, so I’m going to continue my efforts there.
My numbers for October were up just a bit (yay Pinterest!) but still way down when compared to the beginning of the year. Still, I’m happy for any bit of growth.
My top referral sources for October: Google, Pinterest, Direct traffic, Facebook, and Bing.
Other October Happenings
October was a fairly uneventful month. I went to Disneyland a few times to celebrate Halloween and fall, and we celebrated Tim’s birthday towards the end of the month. On Halloween we stayed home and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters, although our street was kind of light this year so guess who’s been snacking on leftover Kit-Kats the last couple of weeks?
Here’s what I earned in October 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.
(Keep in mind I’m only sharing the revenue I generate through my websites and social media accounts.)
Campaign Bonuses – $20
Affiliates (some of the links below contain my affiliate code)
Total revenue for October 2018 = $1262.79
– Total revenue the previous month = $891.43
– Difference: $371.36
I had a big boost from the Moolah Facebook course I promote in October, which helped push me back into four figures this month.
Things I need to work on:
Christmas stuff. All the Christmas stuff.
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!