Happy December 🙂 I cannot believe November is over. My little baby is almost six weeks old, and I’m about to head back to work in just a few weeks. Time really flies!!
I’m happy to report that November is now my BEST MONTH EVER when it comes to making money blogging. Blogging has really been a labor of love for me. I started blogging in September 2014 and am just now (a full two years later) making really good money. I kind of feel like it could all just end at any moment, but I’m trying to stay positive!! 🙂
If you’re new here, I’ve been sharing monthly income reports since I started blogging. My reports include both blogging income and freelancing income; but as of roughly one ear ago, I decided to quit freelancing and focus more on blogging. Every once in a while a freelance opportunity pops up, and of course for the right price I will take it. This month, none of my income came from freelancing.
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! Blogging is not my full-time job and I have three little kids, a house and a husband. Those are my priorities and always will be.
If you’re interested in starting your own blog, check out my tutorial on How to Start a Profitable Blog. Blogging will not make you money right away, but I truly believe that if you stick with it for a good year, you’ll start to see your hard work pay off (big time!). Right now, I’m spending just 10 hours per month on my blog (and again, I’m making over $1,000). If I can do this, so can you!
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Now, onto November’s blogging income report.
November Blogging Income
Keep in mind, this is money I took in in November, not money I earned. A good chunk of this was from affiliate sales I made back in September. With affiliates, most companies pay out 45-60 days after a sale is made.
Blogging Income Breakdown
- Ads: $419.06
- Affiliate Sales: $1,558
- Sponsored Posts: $300
- Book Sales: $0
As you can see, affiliate sales is where the majority of my income is coming from. I promote various products I love throughout my blog, and slowly but surely I’ve started to see my hard work paying off.
Speaking of affiliate sales, my new course – How to Make Money as a Web Hosting Affiliate – is now AVAILABLE!! This (my hosting company, Bluehost) has been my biggest chunk of income lately, and my course teaches others my strategies for making sales! If I can help even one person make some extra money each month to help pay debt or relieve a little financial stress, I’m a happy camper. I truly believe we are all in this together!
Again, if you want to start your own blog, I’m here for you! Check out my tutorial to walk you through getting your blog set up, then send me an email so I can send you my blogging ebook for free!
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How was your November?! Did you hit your goals?