Blogging Income Report September 2016 – How I Made over $6000 This Month

Blogging Income Report - September 2016. How I made over $6000 in September by working from home.

September was a good month and I’m proud of this blogging income report. It’s the most I have grossed so far!

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Mode Media: Most of you know that Mode Media left many bloggers high and dry in September. After chasing down payments, I’m sad to say that I’m out $2000 after their bankruptcy (or shut down or whatever it is). I was owed roughly $1500 for the month of August, which was late and it carried onto September. I’m not seeing that money now. It hurts, but I’m not hurt near as bad as some of my peers. Thankfully I left Mode in June and I’m with AdThrive now (who I love so much).

New expenses: 

It seems like there is always a new expensive every month. This month was Craftsy, TypeKit and Video Roi.

Craftsy – Craftsy is an awesome online course resource for food and crafts. I purchased a video course on how to make homemade sourdough. I want to buy the cheesecake making course next.

TypeKit – I used this to buy my main font that you see here for my new blog design.

Video Roi – YouTube marketing course.

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BLOGGING INCOME REPORT

Everything is in Canadian dollars, all US currency was converted using the PayPal converter. 

Sponsored Posts: $5379.38
Sponsored Social Media: $100
Amazon.ca Affiliate: $0
Shareasale:
The Blogger Network: $240.17
AdThrive: $628.65
BBTV: $3.50

Total Income: $6351.70

BLOG EXPENSES

Virtual Assistants: $196.39
Supplies (Office supplies, supplies for blog projects, and groceries for recipe development): $153.87
Food Blogger Pro: $38.31
Adobe Photoshop CC: $15.11
MailChimp: $58.58
WiredTree (Host): $109.33 (also includes domain renewal).
Craftsy: $26.22
FontSpring: $132.11
TypeKit: $67.20
VideoROI: $126.04
Internet: $81.76
Data: $112
Facebook Ads: $28

Total Expenses: $1144.94

This expense report does not include house bills and utilities. 

Blog services that I’ve paid for and that I couldn’t live without or have made a difference:

TailwindBufferSkyrocket Blog Pageviews with Google Analytics, Dominate The Search Engines with Webmaster Tools, CoPromoteFood Blogger ProCONQUER the Layers of Search Engine Optimization.

I have also signed up for Craftsy. I have bought a course (this will show in next month’s blog income report) and look forward to learning more about cooking and baking!

Curious on previous months? Check out the Blog Income Report page to snoop around.

What would you like to see on my blog income reports? Is this something I should continue sharing?

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

8 comments on “Blogging Income Report September 2016 – How I Made over $6000 This Month”

  1. such amazing work, I need to figure out a way to get my page views up so I can find a good ad company. I love your tips each month

    • Pinterest is my #1. My big driver on pinterest is food. Pin things that will HELP people solve a problem (what’s for dinner, where should i go when I visit XYZ, how can i relieve this cold?) and they will come! You can always message me <3

  2. You are INCREDIBLY generous with your wealth of information and experience. I am blown away and so grateful! Thank you! You deserve all the success in the world. Your hard work is paying off in droves!

  3. Randa – do you mind if I ask if your income with AdThrive is just ads or is it also sponsored posts for them? I’m currently with an ad network but I keep debating switching to another because I’m not making very much currently. Thanks! 🙂

    • Of course Bonnie. It’s just ads. They just partnered with Cafe Mom, so it sounds like we’ll be getting sponsored posts in the future. I’m VERY happy with them.

  4. HI,
    This info is super helpful. Can you also talk about how you find brands to work with? Any insight into your pricing strategy would be so helpful and appreciated.
    Thank you!

    • Hey Ice,

      I don’t approach too many brands, they usually come to me. However, if there is someone I really want to work with I’ll send them an email and introduce myself, what I do, what I’d like to do for them and my media kit.

      Pricing is where it gets more tricky. Everyone is different. I go off what I need to make to make it worth it. I factor in my costs, income taxes and what I need to live. It also depends on what the ask is. Exclusive content will cost more then non-exclusive, recipes cost more than sponsored posts, and it depends on how much work is involved.

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