Blog Income Report – June 2016
I’ve been wanting to do blog income reports for a while now but I’m nervous about sharing. I always enjoy reading them myself, so I thought it would be cool of The Bewitchin’ Kitchen had a monthly breakdown on what went down. It also forces me to analyze my stats, so it will do me some good as well. I’ll post one for a few months and see what the response is.
June has been a month of change. For the past few months, my stats have fallen. I’m talking 100,000 page views and 50,000 unique’s PER MONTH, to say I was freaking out was an understatement. I know that this time of year is when things slow down on the traffic department but that much of a fall was too much for me, and after looking at last year – it just didn’t make sense.
After a lot of problem-solving and brainstorming with some fabulous blogger friends, we came down to it being the scripts on my blog. It made sense because I have a few friends who can’t access my blog because their work blocks some of the scripts I run on my blog. The majority of those scripts came from Mode Media. I’ve been unhappy with Mode for a while with the low RPM and the late payments so I gave notice and went to AdThrive (I also gave notice to The Blogger Network – now Monumetric) as well.
A few days ago, AdThrive took down my old ads and my site speed is so much better. I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not, but my traffic has increased a little bit since I made the move. Fingers crossed.
This post contains affiliate links.
Everything is in Canadian dollars, all US currency was converted using the PayPal converter.
Sponsored Posts: $3380.68
Sponsored Social Media: $221.21
Amazon.ca Affiliate: $11.52
The Blogger Network: $767.87
Mode Media: $101
Total Income: $4482.35
Virtual Assistants: $583.65
Supplies (Swanky Prints, office supplies, and groceries for recipe development): $307.49
Food Blogger Pro: $37.27
Adobe Photoshop CC: $14.61
Grum (this is a wicked deal for Instagram scheduling – lifetime pricing): $65.60
WiredTree (Host): $70.94
Facebook Ads: $6.06
Travel (LetsGoRetreat plane ticket): $768.76
AppSumo (Deposit Photos Deal): $49.86
Blog Expenses: $2175.87
Net Income: $2306.48
What would you like to see on my income reports? Is this something I should continue sharing?
Blog services that I’ve paid for and that I couldn’t live without or have made a difference: