Blogging Financial Report December 2015

This is my second blogging financial report. If you’d like to see November’s blogging report, my first ever, go here.

I’m super excited to see the growth from month to month, so I plan to keep documenting. It holds me accountable, keeps things transparent and hopefully inspires others just starting out. Because I’m Cheap is almost a year old now. Still new enough to be learning, but not around so long I don’t know what struggle feels like. Believe you me, I do know struggle. Just ask my dog, whom just finished a procrastination-fueled cuddle session.

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At the end of every month I will be sharing my financial report for the month. In it there will be an overview of income, expenses, highlights and anything else appropriate.

Blogging Financial Report November 2015

Blog Financial Report


$ 20 in sponsored posts ($135 previous month)

$65.43 affiliate links ($20.66 previous month)

$60 in free products to review ($324.58 previous month)

Total = $145.43


$6.99 premium plugin ($25 previous month)

$2 Facebook ad boost

Total = $8.99

Profit = $136.44 ($631.23 previous month)

Top 5 Blog Posts Of The Month

Winter Date Ideas (5.9k shares!!!)

Dollar General Penny Items For December

25 Christmas Gifts Under $5 Each (2k shares!)

25 Ways To Travel For Free

Christmas Shopping When You’re Broke

Monthly Stats

32,858 views (14,479 previous month) increase of 66%

Social Media Stats

Twitter – 23.1k followers (22.8k previous month) Top tweet – 25 Ways To Travel For Free increase of 300 followers

Pinterest – 3.9k followers (2.2k previous month) Top pin – Date Jar Printable Top Board – Easy Money Saving Tips increase of 1.7k followers

Facebook – 1.8k page likes (1.6k previous month) Top post – Beautiful Amish Christmas Light Display increase of 200 followers

Instagram – 5.9k followers (5.7k previous month) Top photo – Winter Branches – increase of 200 followers

Bloglovin – 301 followers (264 previous month) increase of 37 followers

Email Newsletter – 829 subscribers (477 previous month) increase of 352 subscribers

Total followers – 35,830 (33,041 previous month) increase of 8%


December Highlights

  • This month I tidied up my influencer networks. Cut ones that were just cluttering up my page and focused in on ones that actually have been profitable.
  • I did slack off on posts this month, only did 14 posts this month compared to 30 last month. New goals are being set for January for sure!
  • I stumbled upon a great tool for promotion.. StumbleUpon 😉 Use it! It’s great!
  • Installed Genesis on my site. Which seems to be helping with page load speeds and overall look and feel.
  • Amped up my Pinterest game by switching to Rich Pins, joining group boards, utilizing TailWind and creating some new images for old pins.
  • Settled on a font and color scheme. Grey/white/yellow with Amatic font. Do you like it?

So there you have it. Another month in the books. Not as successful monetary wise, but there is growth in my monthly views and followers. And I just think that’s plain fantastic!


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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    January 6, 2016 at 2:07 am

    The blog looks great! I didn’t even realise we use the same theme, amazing what you can do with colours, fonts, etc.

  • Sam - Journo and the Joker
    January 1, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Wow. That’s amazing results. I agree Stumble Upon is very useful. Have been using it for three or four weeks and notice a difference. But I cannot get the hang of Pinterest. I just don’t get it. One day I will find some time to learn more about this. Congratulations.

    • Jenn
      January 1, 2016 at 12:25 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Sam. I’ve been thinking of Pinterest as basically just a search engine. So I am trying to make my boards and pins SEO friendly. I think it’s helping 🙂

  • Melanie
    December 31, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Congrats on your success! That is fantastic. I definitely use your blog for inspiration and you have helped me become a better blogger as well. I look forward to seeing your posts in the new year.

    • Jenn
      December 31, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Melanie! Your review videos give me inspiration. I really need to work at YouTube in the new year!

  • Peter Reginald
    December 31, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Wow I’ve got a long way to go to reach your ‘reach’! Thanks for sharing your insights Jenn.

  • Nicole
    December 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Amazing job this month. It’s great to see how much one can grow in 30 days

    • Jenn
      December 31, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you, Nicole 🙂 It actually is helping me get out of a little rut to see actual growth on paper, so to speak!