Income Report for May
I’m not sure why I feel the need to do this? I’ve heard people say that mental health bloggers shouldn’t share income reports because it’s like telling your customers how you’ve made money off them. Quite honestly, I haven’t really made any money yet. Maybe I will feel differently about this down the road. Right now, I think this is a good practice for me to track how I’m doing. Plus.. if I ever figure this out, I’d love to show my readers the way.
So here we go! Forgive me if this is very basic. It’s a start. If I’ve used a “~” sign it means I didn’t check at the end of the month and it is approximate.
Mailing List Subscribers: ~365
Pinterest Followers: ~316
Facebook Followers: ~4794
Twitter Followers: ~2977
Instagram Followers: ~88 (I don’t post to Instagram yet)
Posts published: 9
For example: Best Vitamins for Anxiety
(The following are according to SEMRUSH)
Organic search: 123
Organic keywords: 297
Advertising (Media.net): $1.86
Advertising (Infolinks): $0.60
Products: $0 (I did not actually have my product for sale yet)
Total income: $2.46
Email: $0 (I’m switching from Mailerlite to Convertkit so there will be a charge next month)
Keysearch: $13.60 (This is how I find my keywords for SEO – totally worthwhile!)
Active Rain: $39 (Why am I paying for this when I have no income? I’ll write about that in a future post)
I also invested in some courses this month but I won’t include those here. They were Debbie Gartner’s off-page SEO book and Jennifer Maker’s List Love. I had previously purchased Debbie’s on-page SEO and Jennifer’s Pinterest Launch Plan.
Phew! I think that’s enough for now.
Net blog income: -$67.59.
So basically, right now this is a moderately expensive hobby.
Well, that wraps it up! I think my point with this point was to show how difficult blogging is at the beginning. I’ve read so many success stories that I’m not giving up, but when you’re caught between doing paying work and doing things you love that don’t pay… well it’s just hard. Hopefully, it all starts to swing in a positive direction.