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First Income Report: How I Made Over $700 in May 2017
Hey friends, are you an income report junkie like me?
When I first started blogging I was so hooked on income reports, knowing that I should not compare myself to another blogger because everyone has a different journey, it’s still fun to peek at blogger’s earnings.
I decided to share my income report to provide a full behind the scenes look at my blogging journey, ups and downs, and real look at what a blogger might earn.
Now, if you’re a blogger, even a new blogger, know that my results might not be the same as yours.
Everyone is different, blogs are about different things, everyone has a different background, history, etc. With that said, I hope this income report helps you to do better than me. There’s nothing like seeing a bloggers results, to force some inspiration into the You!
Ready to see the report?
My May 2017 Results
My income comes from affiliate marketing, product sales, freelancing, and ads. I’ll break down each category and share my wins and fails.
- Shareasale $5.23
- Maxbounty $31.80
- Panthera $27.20
- Warrior Plus $18.83
- Blogger courses/ebooks: $168
- Amazon Associates: $51.94
Private clients $100
Google Adsense $126.39
Gross Income $765.82
- Hosting/domain/plugins/theme/setup $65
- Convertkit $9.21
- Cracking the Code ebook $10
Expenses Total $84.21
Net Income $681.61
Tips to Earning Income
Affiliate earnings were through links in blog posts. I wrote posts in an educational manner and naturally inserted links. That’s it! Well, almost. I learned some pretty cool tips for making good money with affiliate sales through this guide.
You can also add links on social media, in your newsletter, etc. (as permitted by affiliate program). As my traffic increases, I hope my affiliate earnings increase as well.
I’m actually pretty proud of my Amazon Associates income. I’ve been an Amazon affiliate for a while now (like a year and a half) and the most I’ve ever earned was around $.50 or so, until I discovered Cracking the Code.
It’s written by a newbie blogger who figured out Amazon Associates. She’s making $5K/month on a new blog! Since implementing her tips, I earn every single day with the Associates program! You can grab it here for just $20. (Psstt..it’s an e-guide so you’ll get instant e-delivery!)
I had an AWESOME month, thanks to a couple posts going mini viral (more on this later).
How I Got 53K pageviews?
Check out this post to get the full scoop.
What I attribute to getting so many visitors in month 1 of a brand new blog:
- Writing fresh, new content
- Publishing a ton of articles (I wrote 25 posts)
- Producing evergreen, pillar content
- Guest posting
- Being active on social media (especially Pinterest, and this strategy guide helped me)
I also gained around 800 subscribers.
My popular posts
How this 23 Year Old Makes $40,000/Mo. with Amazon (7K+ shares)
Exact Steps to Make $5,000/Month on a New Blog (763 shares)
How to Get Six Figure Pageviews On a New Blog (581 shares)
How to Make a Living Flipping Blogs (557 shares)
There you have it, my May 2017 income report. Did you report your blog income for May? How was your month? Share with us, down below in comments.