Category: Income & Traffic Reports

Blog Income & Traffic Report – April 2017

I’m officially going to publish an income & traffic report every 6 months. More frequently than that and I feel like it’s more of a chore than something I, myself, want to see. But when I can look back over a half year, I’m better able to reflect on my blog’s growth.

I started blogging in October 2014 – so I’ve been at this game for 2 and a half years now! I think starting a blog is much like starting a restaurant – 90% of them fail. I’ve followed a fair number of bloggers that have petered off over the years. I’m proud to say that I am still here, chug-chugging along. I can’t predict what the future will hold, but I know that as long as I love what I do, then I’m happy to keep doing it.

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Blog Income & Traffic Report – October 2016

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I did not intend on regularly publishing blog income and traffic reports but my last report was picked up by a few sites that feature these type of posts.  It’s always rewarding to have some form of web acknowledgment and I was asked by one of them whether or not I intended on publishing another report.

Since I love reading other blogger’s reports to get ideas on how they manage to make money or grow traffic, I think it’s only fair that I share my reports more frequently!

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Blog Income & Traffic Report – August 2016

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I published my last blog income & traffic report exactly half a year ago. I mentioned that these reports were not going to be a regular feature on my blog but I do think it’s worth updating at certain intervals.

Up until recently, I did not consider myself a “real” blogger. Some of it probably stems from my own insecurities: I know there are a lot of bloggers out there that write better than me, design better than me, and take better pictures than me. But, my blog has reached a point where I can no longer deny that, yes, I am a blogger.

Blog traffic and income has its ebbs and flows. What I have found, though, is that the blogging world is a true meritocracy. In the past 6 months, I have put in a lot more effort into growing my blog and I can definitely see the results.

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Blog Income & Traffic Report – February 2016

Mommy to Max - Blog Income & Traffic Report - February 2016

The last time I wrote one of these reports was in January 2015. My original intent was to make it a regular feature of my blog but that just seemed silly when I was reporting on microscopic growth. It’s now been a full year and I like the place where my blog is at so I figured it’s time for an update!

Plus, I love reading these types of posts by other bloggers. Now that I have a better understanding of the inner-workings of a blog, when I see other blogs I can’t help but wonder: How much traffic are they getting? What ad networks are they using? How much are they making from the ads? Affiliate links? Sponsored posts?

It’s probably the inner voyeur in all of us – and if you’re reading this post, you know exactly what I’m talking about!

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Blog Income & Traffic Report – January 2015

January 2015 Blog Income & Traffic Report

This was a productive month blogging-wise.

I spent about a gabillion hours redesigning my site. I didn’t hire a professional and I’m not a website designer by trade so it was a long and painful process.

I was also accepted into a new ad network, Sovrn. I tried to sign up with BlogHer (a popular CPM ad network for mainly female bloggers) but I was, sadly, rejected. I probably have too small of a following for the higher-paying ad networks at this point.

Finally, I introduced a guest blogger, Rebecca Eve, who will be doing a series on managing finances for new parents to be. If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check it out here!

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