February Financial Report

Hey there, March!

It’s the beginning of the month, so that means another check up for Because I’m Cheap. I like to do a once a month progress report detailing stats, income and other miscellaneous improvements. I like numbers, they help measure success 😉 I also like being transparent. So, this post is how I did for the month of February. If you like numbers like I do, you can see last month’s report here.



How I made $481.49 in one month of blogging!


$25 Sponsored Posts (Prior month $15)

$75.97 Affiliate Links (Prior month $49.96)

$224.10  in free products to review ($145.99 prior month)

$156.62  Freelance work (prior month $0)

Total = $481.69 (Prior month $210.95) <— Woohoo! That’s almost doubled!


$14.99 Tailwind <– If you join with my link you get a month free!

$12.95 Canva For Work

$5.50 Fiverr for design work (Get 1 free gig via my link)

$35 Theme Via Creative Market

Total = $68.44

I have a few collaboration opportunities in the works that will begin in March. These will be harder to track as I will be doing exchanges of services, so look for that line (however it looks).

Top 5 Posts Of The Month

$0 Date Ideas 9k shares

Super Cheap Meals For When You’re Broke 4.3k shares

How To Plan A Budget Friendly Vacation 3.4k shares

Date Jar Printable 776 shares (This one still surprises me. The lowest amount of shares, yet consistent traffic!)

Free Adult Coloring Pages 11.9k shares


Monthly Stats

32,398 monthly views (29,798 prior month)

Alexa Stats

  • Rank at beginning of month
    • Global: 348,279 with 396 links in
    • US: Around 180,000 (can’t find my exact number)
  • Rank at end of month:
    • Global: 335,500 with 400 links in
    • US: 87,711


Social Media Stats

Twitter 24,910 (24,543 prior month) increase of 367 

Pinterest 5,132 (4,920 prior month) increase of 212

Facebook 2,198 (2,049 prior month) increase of 149

Instagram 6,489 (6,163 prior month) increase of 326

Bloglovin 340 (310 prior month) increase of 30

Email Subscribers 1,252/159/23 = 1,434 (1,082 prior month) increase of 352 (I now have 3 separate email lists!)

Total followers = 40,503 (39,067 prior month) increase of 1,436 or 3.54% (My goal is 5% boo…)



How was your February? Any advice?

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  • Carrie Bowers
    March 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Great stats! I am a new blogger myself and can’t even imagine getting any of those numbers! I have been blogging almost 3 months and I am lucky to get 50 page views a day! I am really concentrating on getting my views and followings up. I hope to one day make some money from blogging. Thanks for linking up with us at Friday Funday and we hope you come back next week!

  • SARA
    March 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing. It’s great to see an increase since last month, keep it up!

  • Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    March 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Great job. I need to work on an income report, as an accountant in my former profession, I like seeing these and learning from them. Thanks for sharing.

  • rattlebridge farm -- foodie friday
    March 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for participating at Foodie Friday and Everything Else! Have a great week, and I hope to see you again soon.

  • Cat
    March 11, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    HOLY SEMOLY you had a good February! That is totally awesome and I am totally impressed, you’re really rockin’ this blogging thing! 🙂

  • Heather @ Simply Save
    March 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Wow you are doing fantastic! I need to go get my butt in gear with my blog!

  • andrea
    March 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    God Bless You for even being able to keep track of this stuff – now if I could just figure it out 🙂

  • Cassie
    March 11, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Congrats on making double the income in February over January! That’s so great! I hope to get that high of an income from my blog someday, but I really look up to your blog 🙂 Congrats again!

  • Jamie @ Medium Sized Family
    March 9, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks for laying this all out! I love to see how other bloggers are making it work. Thanks for linking up at the Friday Funday Blog Hop #FFBH!

  • Banned Brooke
    March 3, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I’m with Amanda- I would love to learn how you’re growing your traffic– but more specifically– how you got those mail subscriptions so high! I need to start looking into affiliate links, too.

    • Jenn
      March 3, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      I’m thinking I could write up a post for how I’m doing it. Not anything aggressive. Just low key opt ins.

  • Kara @ Money Saving Maven
    March 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Great month! I’m so impressed w/ your social media stats!!

  • Amanda Nel
    March 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Jenn, this is pretty impressive. I would love some tips on how to grow traffic!

  • Bryce Rae
    March 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Looks like your figures in all areas.
    Well Done.
    I’d be happy if mine were like that.