Last month was starting to pick back up again, which is great considering everything going on with COVID-19. I’m kind of excited that everything is almost returning back to normal, but it is still a far way to go blog income wise. I feel like I am definitely on the way towards reaching my goals towards being a full time blogger at some point this year. I feel it, but at the same time… I do feel myself going back and forth with certain doubts about turning this into a complete career. Hopefully everything turns out for the best as time goes on.
So let’s jump into my May income report.
May Income Report + June Goals
I choose to write these income reports to keep tabs on my growth as well as struggles that I’ve encountered. This will help me see what works, what doesn’t, and what I need to work on to reach my goal of becoming a full time blogger.
I had an increase in small brand sponsorships and landed quite a few repeat customers.
I was really happy about the growth in small brands that reached out to me. Many of them liked my work and decided to work with me again so I am pretty happy about that.
I was approved for a couple of affiliate programs via Share-a-Sale.
I actually was kind of surprised by the approvals I received recently. I am hoping to promote the brands in various ways and to grow my affiliate income.
I barely did any promotion for affiliate linked posts.
I didn’t really market my affiliate linked posts. I feel like I need to up my photography game a bit.
I didn’t purchase any stock photos.
I planned on testing out stock photos last month, but I honestly didn’t have the income for it unfortunately. I am hoping I can do it in the next 3 or 4 months.
Mix is still down so I can’t promote my blog posts on it.
I am really saddened that I can not post and share my blog posts to Mix. Ever since April, I haven’t been able to reach the Mix website. I can’t reach it on my laptop, on my phone, or my tablet. I keep receiving a Privacy error and I’m not sure who to contact about it since I can’t even reach the website. I even attempted downloading the app and I still can’t get onto it.
Didn’t post as much on Facebook page.
I’ve noticed that when I post on my Facebook page that I see an increase in Facebook likes, but I didn’t really do much posting on it last month.
Pitch at least 20 brands.
I am hoping to secure a couple of brand deals for this month going into next month.. So hopefully I can. I’m still trying to figure out my rates to be honest, but hopefully I’ll be able to secure at least 3 deals.
Join some more blog networks.
I have a long list of blog networks I want to join so that they can help me with acquiring more sponsorships.
Market more regularly on Pinterest.
I know I need to focus more on Pinterest for gaining more traffic because I haven’t really been giving it my undivided attention.
Workout at least 3x a week.
I started doing the Walk 3 miles workout last week and I love it. I definitely feel much more positive after I do it even though my legs kind of ache a little afterwards.
My Current Social Media stats
Pinterest – 11.2K followers (Pinterest won’t show my actual amount of followers, just a round up total [no change])
Twitter – 1189 followers (+15 new followers)
Instagram – 1078 followers (+14 new followers)
Facebook – 398 likes (+5 new likes)
Mix – So for some reason Mix is still down which I am very disappointed by. I am not sure what my following is on there.
Quora – 74 followers (+1) [Only posted one answer, 2.9k views in May]
Flipboard – 42 followers
Youtube – 31 subscribers (no change)
Total following = 14,252 following (+37 new followers)
May (collective) blog views: 3,620 views (+775 views in comparison to last month)
Unique views: 3,293 views (+746 views in comparison to last month)
Domain Authority – 15
Amount of blog posts I Wrote in May: 22
Blog post goal for June: 25
Videos I posted on Youtube: 0
My Income Report
Fiverr – $418.40
Teepublic Affiliate – $3.30
Amazon Associates – $1
Viglink – $0.04
Income Report Total = $422.74
My February Income Report + March Goals – $107.78
April Blog Income Report + May Goals – $202.84
So I hope you guys found this Income Report helpful.
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