May 2023 Blog Income Report: $1979.50


Income Report for May 2023

Welcome to my May 2023 blog income report! Here I am reporting on the income I have made from my primary website About Social Anxiety.

May STATS:

Note: The numbers in parentheses are from the same month in the previous year. I’m retrieving these numbers from Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Semrush, Convertkit, and my social media platforms.

  • Pageviews: 40,205 (53,507)
  • Sessions: 36,562 (45,862)
  • Users: 31,304 (40,691)
  • Organic Sessions (Google):  16,822 (10,708)
  • Social Sessions: 8446 (19,940)
  • Mailing List Subscribers: 5070 (6237)

Social Media

As noted in previous months I won’t report these numbers until I’m caught up on these reports (I’m doing retrospectively).

Posts published: 2 (2)

Google Search Console stats

  • Google Search Console total impressions: 764k (382k)
  • Google Search Console total clicks: 16.5k (9.39k)
  • Average Click through rate: 2.2% (2.5%)
  • Average Position: 16.2 (21.5)

SEMRUSH stats

I can’t report on these as I’m doing this report retrospectively.

May BLOG INCOME REPORT:

Advertising

Mediavine: $759.68 ($1302.61)

Pageview RPM: $21.23 ($28.40)

Affiliates

  • Amazon OVERALL (US, UK, Canada): $131.84 ($88.74)
  • Betterhelp: $450 ($0) with 8 conversions
  • ShareASale: 0 (0)
  • Awin:  $.48 ($15.22)
  • Social Self: $354.50 ($94.50)

Affiliates Overall: $936.82 ($198.46)

Products

Teachable Products

Total Teachable Revenue: $241 ($256.09)

This was mostly the CBT Tripwire product and a couple of masterclass sales.

Etsy Products

Total Etsy Revenue: $42 ($30)

This was mostly the sunburst gratitude worksheet.

Products overall: $283 ($286.09)

Total income: $1979.50 ($1787.16)

Income per subscriber: $.39 ($.33)

Income per thousand pageviews: $.49 ($0.29)

Monthly expenses:

  • Email (Convertkit): $99
  • Siteground Hosting: $29.99
  • : $13.60 (use  and discount code KSDISC to save 20%)
  • Teachable: $59
  • Leadpages: $55.37
  • Canva: $12.56
  • Jasper AI: $59
  • WordPress Support from iMark Interactive: $27
  • Kate Doster (email marketing fairy): $36
  • Becoming Boss Mastermind: $997

Total expenses: $1388.52 ($336.21)

This month I purchased the email marketing fairy templates from Kate Doster. I have not in fact put them to use as of yet. I had been reluctant to invest in her stuff because her voice is quite different from mine. For the most part, I use email templates I acquired from Elite Blog Academy to create my sales sequences, and my regular weekly newsletter is just my own writing.

When I first started out, back in Spring 2019 and enrolled in Elite Blog Academy, I purchased through Rosemarie Groner’s affiliate link, and in return she sent me some materials that helped me with the course. One of those things was a product called “Date Your List” with advice and templates on how to send emails. I did use that a lot in the beginning.

I also used her “10 Hour Time Block” strategy when I first started blogging. It helped to simplify things and get the best ROI on my time invested. Not sure if she still sells it, maybe I’ll put my own spin on it and put together my own version. I actually created a template in Trello that I followed for the longest time. It was based on her strategy.

This month I also enrolled in the Becoming Boss Mastermind with Faith Mariah. This was a significant investment but it was for a whole year.

Net blog income: $590.98 ($1450.95)

Thoughts about this month’s income report:

So my income was pretty flat from the same month of the previous year if I exclude the enrollment in the Mastermind. That tells me that in May 2023 I hadn’t really been growing the business as much as I could have.

Did I Meet my Goals for May?

My only goal for the month was to keep writing posts.

Goals for June:

My only goal for June was to keep writing posts.

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