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Successful Side Hustle
It happened again today; an email notification letting me know I received money! This has been happening several times a week recently. $150 here, $300 there, a $600 check over there. I cannot even tell you how important this extra cash is for my family.
HOW is this happening? It’s all because of my blog!
These days many people are opting to put time into a side hustle to supplement their full-time income. I am no exception! I’ve found it hard to keep up with the expenses of life with my modest full-time pay check, so I work to turn my blogging hours into cash.
This month would have been so hard without my blog income! My daughter was very sick September-November and we will owe thousands in medical bills. We also lost two of my grandparents and had some extra travel to pay for when attending the funerals. Then of course there were Christmas expenses. Every deposit that came my way was so very helpful!
How This Working Mom Made an Extra $1910 this Month
When I first began blogging, I really didn’t understand how in the world I could make money doing this. I picked up a copy of Ruth Soukup’s How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul and I began implementing many of the recommended strategies.
So far, I’ve found success with sponsored posts. I love writing sponsored posts! I always choose to pitch only for products/companies I truly enjoy and use. I almost never write for free product only, so I am paid real money for my work.
In addition to sponsored posts, I’m now with MediaVine and it’s fantastic! My RPM tripled from how my old ad company performed. Although I won’t see the money for several months, I am excited for the future income potential.
In the next few weeks I’ll be writing more on the specifics of HOW I am making money from this blog. Check out my income report below and then stay tuned for more!
Social Fabric Sponsored Posts – $1,210.00
(Citrus Soy Glazed Cornish Game Hens with Panko Sage Stuffing, 16 Best Travel Tips from a World Traveler, Holiday Shortbread Cookie Bites, Rosemary and Olive Oil Cracker Recipe, and Holiday Pie Bar)
Influence Central Sponsored Posts – $600.00
(Creamy Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms and Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon)
Ad Network – $100.00 (Monumetric – switched to MediaVine for 2018!)
Total Income: $1,910.00
Tailwind – $0 (paid for one year in October)
BoardBooster – $1.30 (typically $10.00 but lower in December due to credits)
This is the part that is always a bit humbling for me, because I know I am small fries. However, isn’t it exciting to know you can make a great part time income from your blog with smaller numbers?!
Sessions – 37,433
Users – 32,344
Page Views – 43,668
Future Income Goals
I plan to work on increasing affiliate income. Most importantly, I will be launching my own helpful products that will be available for readers to buy here on my site.
How is your blog income coming along? What are your goals for this month? Let me know in the comments!