It’s time again for the monthly blog income report. If you’ve been following these reports (you can check my other monthly reports here) you’ll know that this is my lowest income month since I started tracking and reporting back in February of this year.
One of the biggest reasons for the drop in income is that I made a technical mistake with the blog that resulted in my views dropping by almost eighty percent. I’ll probably write on that later, but the point is that this is another thing you need to know if you’re going to start making money through blogging.
Blogging income fluctuates anyway, but it doesn’t take a huge mistake to produce a huge drop in page views. However, a huge drop in page views can easily result in a huge drop in affiliate income. Again, this is something you need to be aware of as you work to make money through any type of side hustle.
What works one month in the blogging and search engine world might now work the next month. Learning how to budget on a fluctuating income is important for anyone who wants to be self employed.
Here’s how I did income wise for the month of June and the breakdown of where my earnings came from.
June Blog Income Report
- Media.net: $7.68
- Adsense: $99.91
- Bluehost: $0 (An inexpensive hosting company for websites with great customer service)
- Ebates: $9 (A way to get cash back for purchases you already make)
- Grasshopper – $100.00 (a cheap way for entrepreneurs to have an 800 number for a national presence)
- Amazon: $.96 (affiliate links in http://www.wellkeptwallet.com/2013/04/save-money-with-a-refillable-k-cup-for-your-keurig/)
- Two YouTube Channels: $7.70 (My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5tJ29CLYZsqUE40dlgWXMw) + $8.97 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Dhayes8282)
- Credit Karma: $.75
- My courses: $10 (How to Save $250/month Mini Course)
- Other site income: $150 (I own two other websites that make money through various advertising sources)
- Freelance Writing: $375
Making over $800 a month by blogging is great, especially when you remember that most of this income is passive income, but I’ll be glad when the numbers get back up into the $1500 a month range and even higher.
If you’re thinking about starting your own business in order to make more money or to make the transition from employee to self-employed, here are some posts that are worth checking out.
- What to do Before You Start a Business
- So You Want to Start a Business
- 10 Keys to a Successful Business
- 4 Things You Should Consider Before Starting a Business
Starting your own business takes work, but with the right tools and the right information, and by choosing to follow your passion when it comes to your choice of business, you can have a successful side hustle that might even turn into a full-fledged business one day. The key is to do your research before you start, and then, when you feel like you’ve got all of your ducks in a row, to take the leap and follow your passion.
By the way, if you haven’t listened to the Well Kept Wallet podcast yet, click on this link for a list of all of my podcast episodes. The Well Kept Wallet podcast’s mission is to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. We focus on interviewing people who have learned how to be successful entrepreneurs or are successful at helping others be great entrepreneurs.
if you’re interested in getting the most out of your business, the Well Kept Wallet podcast has dozens of resources that can help.
That’s it for this month. Be sure to check out my other blog income reports and to tune in next month to see how I do for the month of July.