Blogging Financial Report November 2015

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 πŸ˜‰

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

Free Adult Coloring Pages

Top Secret Tips To Save Money At Bath And Body Works

Monthly Stats


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 SchoolaΒ 

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 πŸ˜€

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  • Daniela Uslan
    December 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!

  • Jonelle
    December 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.

    • Jenn
      December 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 πŸ˜‰

  • Diane
    December 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats on the blog growth – very inspirtational! How long have you been blogging?

    • Jenn
      December 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      I’ve been self hosted since June. But the blog is nearing it’s one year birthday.

  • Jessica Birgeneau
    December 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 πŸ™‚

  • Les @ The Balanced Berry
    December 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 πŸ™‚

  • Ashleigh
    December 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 R
    December 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 πŸ™‚

  • Jenny
    December 1, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I am currently working on growing my traffic and hope to have stats like these someday.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • katie
    December 1, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Love how transparent you are! Congrats on earning that profit.

    xx katie // a touch of teal

  • michele
    December 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' Woodley
    December 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your earnings!

  • Angela @ Dangtravelers
    December 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Great idea! We love transparency. Kudos on all your hard work!

  • Kristin
    December 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats! It is fun to see blogs continue to grow!

  • Jen
    December 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Great job making a profit last month! Can I ask which influencer networks have been working for you?

    • Jenn
      December 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.