Welcome to April’s blogging income report!
April was my highest month yet and I’m so excited to share this report with you all. For those of you who don’t know, I actually quit my job last month to focus more on my blog and, more importantly, to be a stay-at-home mom to my three little girls.
I’ve found that while I don’t necessarily devote more time to the blog, my time is not being wasted. My home is cleaner and more organized, I’ve been cooking more, and every single afternoon I am a hands-on mom to my little ones. It’s a great feeling!!
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I’ve been blogging for 2 1/2 years now. This blog got me into personal finance freelance writing back when I first started. Then, slowly but surely my blog started making money and I was able to drop nearly all of my freelancing clients. Keep in mind this was on top of a full-time job and I had two toddlers at the time! I’d wake up early to work and work late into the evening. If you put in the work now, you can reap the rewards later!
Now, let’s take a look at April’s blogging income.
April Blogging Income: $3,649.69
Guys, I’m not at all sharing this number to brag. I’m sharing it so you can see for yourself just how possible it is to make a living online. I think my results are “slow” in certain ways, too. I know lots and lots of bloggers who started after me who are currently making five figures a month. I’m not one of them; but I’m totally ok with that! We are all on our own journey!
I share income reports for two reasons: 1) To keep myself accountable and motivated, and 2) To help other bloggers. It was reading others’ income reports that made me realize blogging could be profitable. For me, it’s been a slow journey, but that’s OK! I have three little kids, a house and a husband. Those are my priorities and always will be.
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Two Blogging Questions: Answered!
What should I blog about?
I get emails all the time from people asking what they should blog about. The answer is two-fold: First, what are you interested in? Since blogging does take a lot of time, I don’t recommend a topic you have little interest or passion in. You’ll end up getting bored and quitting.
And second, what’s your business plan? Or, how do you plan on making money from your blog? Unless you want a diary-style blog where you are simply sharing a peak into your life, you need to have a blog business plan.
There are so many ways to make money blogging. No matter what you are interested in and want to blog about, I can guarantee you there is a way to make money!
Also, an extra tip here: If you haven’t thought of a domain name yet, I recommend simply going with your own name. This way, you can change up your blog as you please and aren’t trapped under one niche.
Do I need an email list?
YES! I’ve just recently been paying attention to my email list and I have probably lost thousands of dollars in income by not paying attention to my email list sooner. Your email list is your money maker! They say every email subscriber is worth about $1/month in revenue. So, if you can grow your list to 10,000 people, you can potentially make $10,000 per month off of your email list alone! That’s crazy, right?!
I recently switched from MailChimp to MailerLite and I am so happy with the change. MailerLite is SO EASY to navigate and it makes sending emails a breeze. I’ve also created a few landing pages and pop-ups throughout my blog to get subscribers. The forms are gorgeous and my subscribers have been increasing by the hour! Again, MailerLite makes this so simple. Don’t let the fear of technology stand in your way!
What should I talk about in my emails?
Great question, and that totally depends on your niche! My blog is a personal finance and blogging tips blog, so my emails are full of info on blogging and making money from home. I also tend to get a bit more personal in my emails – discussing things as our future plans, what’s on my heart, my kids, and just random everyday life. I love when readers write me back and we exchange a few emails back and forth. This to me is what blogging is all about 🙂
You can join my email list here if you’re interested 🙂
I would recommend sending your readers emails weekly or bi-weekly. You don’t want to flood their inbox; but you also want to make sure you’re staying connected. Also, if you’re new to blogging and unsure on what to send, your list is not going anywhere! You can always start an email list now but let it sit for a few months while you formulate a plan. But, have fun with it!! I email my readers as if I’m writing to my best friend 🙂
What questions do you have? How was your April?