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.
$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
32,398 monthly views (29,798 prior month)
- 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…)
Carrie BowersMarch 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!
SARAMarch 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 VictoriesMarch 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 fridayMarch 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.
CatMarch 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 SaveMarch 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm
Wow you are doing fantastic! I need to go get my butt in gear with my blog!
andreaMarch 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 🙂
CassieMarch 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 FamilyMarch 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 BrookeMarch 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.
JennMarch 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 MavenMarch 2, 2016 at 9:00 am
Great month! I’m so impressed w/ your social media stats!!
Amanda NelMarch 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Hi Jenn, this is pretty impressive. I would love some tips on how to grow traffic!
Bryce RaeMarch 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm
Looks like your figures in all areas.
I’d be happy if mine were like that.