Income Report for September 2021
The following income report is for the blog that I run at AboutSocialAnxiety.com. I’m sharing it here to show my progress in figuring out how to make a blog/website successful!
Note: The numbers in parentheses are from last month. I’m retrieving these numbers from Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Semrush, Convertkit, and my social media platforms.
Pageviews: 31,735 (34,595)
Sessions: 26,367 (28,983)
Users: 23,257 (25,661)
Organic Sessions (Google): 8782 (8284)
Social Sessions: 8897 (11,146)
Mailing List Subscribers: 5837 (5874)
Pinterest Followers: 6.1k (6k)
Facebook Followers: 5.8k (5.7k)
Facebook group members: 640 (621)
Twitter Followers: 3.4k (3.4k)
Instagram Followers: 950 (910)
Tik Tok Followers: 250k (247k)
Total Social Media Followers: 266k (263k)
Posts published: 5 (2)
Google Search Console stats
Google Search Console total impressions: 297k (286k)
Google Search Console total clicks: 7.5k (6.83k)
Average Click through rate: 2.5% (2.4%)
Average Position: 23.9 (25.4)
Organic search: 5k (4.3k)
Backlinks: 7.7k (6.5k)
Organic keywords: 3552 (3118)
MOZ Domain Authority: 25 (26)
August BLOG INCOME REPORT:
Mediavine: $782.56 ($784.24)
Pageview RPM: $29.61 ($27.06)
Note: I’m reporting everything in US Dollars.
Amazon US: $84.71 ($55.25)
Amazon CANADA: $1.90 ($5.31)
Amazon UK: $13.44 ($18.12)
Amazon OVERALL: $100.05 ($78.68)
I finally had a $100 month from Amazon. I’ve been trying for this for so long, so I’m really pleased this happened in September. I attribute some of this to bounties from the Amazon Audible subscription service.
Betterhelp: $225 and 10 conversions ($0 and 5 conversions)
ShareASale: 0 (0)
Awin: $26.43 ($35.11)
Clickbank: $0 ($0)
Rakuten: $0 ($0)
Social Pro Now: $37.85 ($37.85)
CJ Affiliate: 0
Affiliates Overall: $398.01 ($151.64)
Total Teachable Revenue: $49 ($262)
Social Anxiety Masterclass: 0 sold (2 sold)
Art Therapy-Inspired Coloring Bundle: 0 sold (0 sold)
CBT + Mindfulness Workbook Tripwire: 4 sold (10 sold)
CBT Workbook: 0 sold (0 sold)
Mindfulness Workbook: 0 sold (0 sold)
Social Skills Workbook: 0 sold (0 sold)
Social Skills Workbook (Tripwire at $7 each): 1 sold (2 sold)
Self Confidence Journal: 0 sold (0 sold)
Total Etsy Revenue: $12 ($6)
Sunburst Gratitude Worksheet: 2 sold (1 sold)
Rainbow Set of 12 Gratitude Worksheets: 0 sold (0 sold)
Products overall: $61 ($268)
Total income: $1241.57 ($1203.88)
Income per subscriber: $0.21 ($0.20)
Income per thousand pageviews: $40.03 ($35.40)
An interesting side note: When I first started working for About.com I earned a flat monthly fee of $750 per month PLUS $1 per 1000 pageviews. Yes, that site gets a ton of traffic, but still! I’m making $40 per 1000 pageviews now. I just need the traffic.
Email (Convertkit): $99
WordPress Support from iMark Interactive: $27
Conversion AI: $28.68 (I dropped it for part of the month)
When I first started the site, I got the domain and hosting from Bluehost. I still have my domain with them so this is paying for the domain renewal. I recommend starting out with Bluehost for your domain and hosting if you’re just getting started! The price is very reasonable and it’s easy to get started.
Total expenses: $238.81 ($337.42)
Net blog income: $1002.76 ($866.46)
Thoughts about this month’s income report:
I’m reasonably happy with this month’s income report aside from the low number of product sales. However, I was not focusing on this area during this month.
Did I Meet my Goals for September
I had no goals other than to keep writing posts according to the Project 24 timelines. I achieved this goal in September.
Goals for October:
- Continue to write P24 posts.
Back Burner Goals:
These continue to be the same.
- Affiliate launch for Audible audiobook subscription
- Work on finishing Stupid Simple SEO
- Add to my Etsy Shop
- Run Facebook Ads
- Create more Products
- Focus on Instagram profile (improving)
- Add an affiliate program in Teachable
- Work through Income School Project 24
- Hundredaire Challenge (from Faith Mariah)
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Past Income Reports
- June 2021 Income Report ($1544.62)
- July 2021 Income Report ($1245.51)
- August 2021 Income Report ($1203.88)