You guys, I am so excited about blogging again!! While this month’s blogging online income was lower than last month’s, April is on track to be my highest blogging income month yet! And March wasn’t too shabby, either 🙂
But, before I get into that. I wanted to let you all know that I have a surprise announcement coming next week! My newsletter subscribers will know first, and then I’ll make an announcement on my blog 🙂 The news is definitely going to mean some changes with the blog and for my family, but we are excited.
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Now, let’s get onto my online income report for March!
To recap, in February I took in just under $700 in freelancing and blogging. However, a whopping $594 of that was blogging. One of my goals this year is to steer away from freelancing so I can focus more on my blog. While I love freelancing, with working full-time and two toddlers, it’s just not something I have a lot of time for right now.
March Online Income
This month, I made $1,139.60. Here is a further breakdown of my online income:
- Freelancing: $825
- Blogging: $314.60 (all affiliate sales)
In April, I am on track to earn more than $600 with my blog and nothing with freelancing, which I think will be my first month of no freelancing income in almost four years!!! That is crazy to think about!
How I’m Increasing My Blogging Income
I am very focused on affiliate sales right now. To me, this is the best way to make money because once you get your systems in place, the income is passive. My main source is from Bluehost and my “How to Start a Profitable Blog” tutorial. Bloggers – if you do not have a tutorial on this, you are missing out!! Whatever hosting you use, become an affiliate with them and create a “Start a blog” page. When your readers purchase their own blog through your link, you’ll earn a commission.
For those looking to start a blog – keep in mind that this is a page you’ll want to include in your new blog! If you do end up purchasing Bluehost through the link in my tutorial, I will send you a copy of my book – The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging – for free! The book will get your blog up and running and show you how to start making money right away!
I have absolutely loved working with Bluehost as an affiliate. I email them questions all the time and they get back to me within 24 hours. They also give me tips on how to increase sales and work with me on my goals.
My income is also increasing thanks to switching ad networks. I’ve used Google Adsense since day one, but just recently decided to hand over my ads to The Blogger Network. They handle ALL the ad placements for you so you don’t have to mess with code or decide where to place them on your blog. As someone who hates technology, this is a huge plus in my book. AND, my earnings have been significantly higher. With Adsense, I was earning $40-$50 per month and now with The Blogger Network I’m earning over $100 per month! (I haven’t been paid yet which is why that income was not reflected in this month’s report.)
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How was your March? Did you hit your goals?