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Hello! Welcome to my Blogging and Income Report for September 2015. September is always a hectic month for me, with birthday celebrations and shenanigans right in the middle of the month. This year we added Dapper Day and two Disney weddings to the mix and I feel like I hardly wrote at all! My numbers sagged a bit, which is never what I want to see in my analytics, but I can’t stay sad for too long. I’m happy to share I’ve had my highest income month yet, and even broke $1000! After a couple months of mega slumping, this feels really good. I’m sure I won’t consistently stay above $1000 every month (not at this point, at least) but I’m happy to now have this milestone under my blog belt. Yay!
Blogging and Income Report – September 2015
Starting with my goals from the previous month. I want to end the year strong and work on creating some gift guides that will hopefully be shared around. I also need to finish the rebranding of my mindyjoymedia.com site. My target date is 10/25 – which is my Let Go Day. What I’m staying is that I haven’t finished these goals since my last report so they are rolling over.
My numbers slumped in September on both sites, and I’m not surprised. I didn’t get a lot of posts written. Blogging tends to follow a simple formula: Write content, get page views. Must remember that. I think October will be better.
My referral sources for September – Google, Pinterest, Direct traffic, Feedburner, and Facebook.
I had my worst month of the year on IBD in September. I only published seven new posts, which is bad. Really bad. Shameful even. For shaaaaaaame.
My referral sources for September were Pinterest, Google, Direct traffic, and Feedburner/Pinterest, and Stumbleupon. I rarely see Stumbleupon in my Top 5 so that’s a nice surprise.
Other September Happenings
Like I stated at the top of this post, I spent a lot of time at Disneyland in September. Super fun for me, not super great for professional business things. It’s important to take a break now and then and celebrate things like birthdays and anniversaries, but I need to be a little more disciplined at creating content in advance so my blogs don’t suffer when I’m away from home.
I also hosted my first Social Media Marketing meetup! I’m hoping to host some kind of meetup or webinar every month to help promote my new side business as a Social Media Consultant for wedding professionals. I want to thank the lovely friends who came out to my first meetup.
Here’s what I earned in September. 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 this is just money I’m making through my websites. I also have a few other part time jobs which I am not including here.)
Sponsored Content – $565
Affiliates (some of the links below contain my affiliate code)
Total revenue for September 2015 = $1248.07.
– Total revenue the previous month = $366.31.
– Difference: +$881.76
That’s enough to buy about 312 Disneyland churros! (Because I’m motivated by food, y’all.)
I finally had a really good revenue month, yaaaaaaaay! I’m excited to have reached the four digit milestone. But really, I simply got lucky and all the stars aligned for September. PadSquad had a major rebound after a few months of tanking and I had my best month ever with them. I also had two sponsored posts after a three month drought. I’m feeling very lucky about that. I’m not a point where my numbers will stay this strong month over month, but I’m still going to celebrate having my best month ever.
Things I need to work on:
Finish my mindyjoymedia.com site and continue working on holiday gift guides!
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!