Trying a little something new…
I’m beginning to see my blog make the transition from small to medium. And it’s exciting. Keeping track of stats and performance isn’t usually something I’d choose to do, but I feel that it’s time I begin tracking. Both to help benefit me to see progress, but also to offer a little insight and help to other bloggers.
It is possible to make money with your blog. This blog's financial report proves it! Click To Tweet
I don’t expect to make a stay at home income from Because I’m Cheap, but if that does happen, I won’t complain 😉
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. Don’t expect all of my secrets in one place though, lol. However transparency is very important to me. Hopefully that’s obvious by my willingness to share these numbers with you. I honestly do so a little nervously… so here goes… after much hard work, this is how November 2015 on Because I’m Cheap performed.
Blogging Financial Report November 2015
$135 in sponsored posts (accepted into a few influencer networks, hopefully this will grow each month)
$20.66 affiliate links
$324.58 in free products to review
$155.99 store credit for referrals
$20 mystery shopping (not exactly blogging income, but it will be when I begin referring)
$25 (Facebook Ads & inLinkz)
Profit = $631.23
Top 5 Posts Of The Month
Unbelievable Deals Penny Shopping At Dollar General
Dollar General Penny Items November 2015
How To Christmas Shop When You’re Broke
Top Secret Tips To Save Money At Bath And Body Works
Social Media Stats
Twitter – 22.8k followers, Top Tweet Christmas Shopping When You’re Broke
Pinterest – 2.2k followers, Top Pin Easy Spiralizer Recipes
Facebook – 1.6k page likes, Top Post Snag Free Clothing On Schoola
Instagram – 5.7k followers, Top Post Christmas Shopping On A $0 Budget
Bloglovin – 264 followers
Email Newsletter – 477
So there you go. Exactly what my blog’s performance was for the month. Lots of time and hard work invested, but it’s really nice to see some progress. This is tiny compared to some of my blogger friends, I know. But I pray this can offer a little hope to those of you who are just starting out. Keep plugging away, keep learning, keep trying, and you will see growth a little bit at a time. Check back next month for December’s report. I expect it to show even more improvement 😀
Daniela UslanDecember 3, 2015 at 9:25 pm
It’s been really cool to see your blog grow over the past few months, and it’s great to see a sneak peek behind the scenes. I am looking forward to more income reports in the future!
JonelleDecember 3, 2015 at 9:45 am
This post is so incredibly inspiring. I can’t wait to start making money with my blog (soon as I figure out the how) so seeing how others do it always makes me feel so motivated. Thank you so much for sharing.
JennDecember 3, 2015 at 9:51 am
Welcome Jonelle. This is tiny compared to a lot of blogs. But I’m thankful for anything! Still have a day job 😉
DianeDecember 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm
Congrats on the blog growth – very inspirtational! How long have you been blogging?
JennDecember 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm
I’ve been self hosted since June. But the blog is nearing it’s one year birthday.
Jessica BirgeneauDecember 2, 2015 at 1:48 am
I love reading other blogger’s financial reports, it’s totally my addiction. Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on all your success. Hopefully my blog will be as awesome as yours one day 🙂
Les @ The Balanced BerryDecember 2, 2015 at 1:03 am
Thank you so much for sharing! I’m excited to see how things grow for you as time goes on 🙂
AshleighDecember 1, 2015 at 11:45 pm
Thank you for sharing this info, looks like you had a great month. I;ve often thought about sharing my stats but then get too embarrassed. I look forward to see how you do this month. Great job!
Rachael RDecember 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm
I love reading blogger’s financial reports because it is really inspiring and motivating to see them grow!
Thanks for sharing this 🙂
JennyDecember 1, 2015 at 11:28 pm
I am currently working on growing my traffic and hope to have stats like these someday.
katieDecember 1, 2015 at 10:21 pm
Love how transparent you are! Congrats on earning that profit.
xx katie // a touch of teal
micheleDecember 1, 2015 at 10:20 pm
THis is such a great idea. I think I may have to at least put my things on paper (if not out in the blogisphere!) THanks!
Sherisse' WoodleyDecember 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm
This is a great post! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your earnings!
Angela @ DangtravelersDecember 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm
Great idea! We love transparency. Kudos on all your hard work!
KristinDecember 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm
Congrats! It is fun to see blogs continue to grow!
JenDecember 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm
Great job making a profit last month! Can I ask which influencer networks have been working for you?
JennDecember 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm
iConnect, Sverve, Linqia, Izea. Each were small campaigns. There are some huge ones I’d love to land someday.