Hey there! I’m Jen and I have 3 blogs. I currently work full-time and run these blogs in my spare time.
So, as a way to stay accountable… I commit to sharing with you my income from each of these blogs and any insights that may help you become more successful with your blogging efforts and online business.
As of December 2014, after understanding what it means to become financially free in 3 years… thanks to The Ultimate Game of Life program… I committed to transforming my blogs into a six-figure passive income stream… so that I can leave my corporate job, have time and location freedom and simply have more fun in my life!
Here is June’s income report…
A quick note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. All of the products listed below are products and services I’ve used before. If you have any questions about any of the income or expenses you can leave a comment and I’ll do my best to reply.
INCOME TOTALS (by blog)
Google Adsense: $601.89
SimpleSewingProjects.com Memberships: $285.20
Downloadable Sewing Patterns: $70.95
Total Income for SimpleSewingProjects.com: $1068.57
Google Adsense: $17.12
Shop Style Collective: $13.63
Light Spring Style Guide: $27
Total Income for OutfitIdeas4You.com: $57.75
JenThoden.com (this blog)
Google Adsense: $0
My Lead System Pro (MLSP): $246
Total Income for JenThoden.com: $246
Total Income: $1372.32
TRAFFIC TOTALS (by blog)
Below are some screenshots from Google Analytics. You can click on these images to view a larger size.
Wow! What a huge growth month! The growth in SimpleSewingProjects.com is just awesome. I did things a little differently in June and boy did it pay off! Another interesting observation is that the OutfitIdeas4You blog is still generating income without me doing anything.
One thing I’ll share with you NOW is that I created a Facebook engagement ad for every new blog post. I promoted the ad to an audience that I created in Facebook. I paid $1 a day for each post. When the engagements became $0.03 or more per engagement I stopped that ad. Most ads I had to stop, but 3 ads from June continue to only cost me $0.01 cent per engagement.
Here’s what I’m going to test for July. One of my post ads costs me $1/day and I get about 100 engagements a day on that post. Which is awesome! Based on Google Analytics, the Adsense earnings from that one blog post was $74 for June. I paid $30 in advertising and netted $44. So, for July, assuming the costs stay low, I created a second engagement ad at $1/day. If the numbers stay consistent, I will double my earnings to $88 for this one blog post.
I did the same for the other post that is only costing me $0.02/day. It netted me about $25 in June. So, again, I’m going to see if I can double my earnings for this post too.
Based on this experiment, I will be armed with the confidence to scale more aggressively. Just imagine if I had just 10 posts that earned $100/month. That’s an easy PASSIVE $1000/month.
If you’re wondering how to create Facebook audiences and engagement posts… here’s a link to a Facebook Marketing course that I took… REALLY good =>Facebook Advertising Mastery
As for the fashion blog, I’m going to start sending a newsletter once a week. I’m keeping it simple and testing a few post formats and newsletter formats. Let’s see if I can increase the revenue on this blog to over $100 for July.
I’m not sure if I mentioned that the fashion blog is only about a year and a half old… with attention to it only over the last few months. So, if the amount seems low, that’s why. But blogs have a funny way of catching up quickly when you have an engaged audience.
It’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that building the blog’s audience is critical to its success. This included Facebook fans, Pinterest followers and email subscribers. There are 2 parts to a successful blog: Great Content PLUS A HUGE Audience. You must have both to be successful. Focus on building that audience and creating content that YOU would want to read.
See you next month!