I've seen several income reports flying around in the blogging world and I find them very inspiring. They always seem to be published by big bloggers who make a pretty big income from their blog, I have always thought that it would be nice to see them from an average blogger, a blogger like me, which is why I have decided to start publishing my own on a monthly basis.
April was a bad month income wise, I went on holiday for five days and planned to blog while there but the poor wifi connection meant that I didn't get any blogging done for those five days, this didn't help what was already shaping up to be a bad month. Thankfully I was still able to use 3G on my phone to promote my existing blog posts on social media and I had a giveaway running so my stats weren't affected too much.
During April my blog received 15,414 page views, 9,160 of which were from unique users. I finished the month with a domain authority of 27, a Tots100 ranking of 209, Foodies100 ranking of 105 and a Snapchat score of 598. My followings on the 1st May were as follows :
Facebook : 475
Twitter : 2,375
Instagram : 1,728
Pinterest : 485
Google+ : 375
Bloglovin' : 850
As mentioned above it was a very quiet month income wise, I also splashed out on some new business cards which put a little dent in my income.
Sponsored post fees - £143.31
Business cards - £15.32
Total income : £127.99
Despite having a poor month income wise I did very well review wise, receiving around £1,370 worth of product.
Total income + review items : £1,497.99
Reviews were : Pao Papoose baby carrier, custom iPhone case, plastic bib, a week in Butlin's with breakfast and dinner included, Diana instant camera, jumper & puddlesuit and a meal at The Celtic Manor.
I'm hoping for a much better month next month, I'm due a payment from Google Adsense, I have outstanding sponsored post fees of £62 and am in talks with various companies for various projects.
My goals for the month are to hit 10,000 uniques, buckle down and promote my blog more and continue to grow my social media followings. This may be difficult as I had another holiday at the beginning of the month and I'm now training to be a photographer in work (!) which means working more hours and spending less time blogging.
Do you publish income reports? If so I would love to see them, feel free to link to them in the comments! What are you blogging goals for May?