So…it’s been a while since I did one of these. But I want to remain diligent about this because it’s important that I stay accountable myself and you all. I’m adding this a little late in the month because this was one of my girls’ busiest summers with my kids’ acting and voice-over work. In fact, I believe my oldest daughter out-earned me for this month! Embarrassing and proud moment for sure (she’s 11!)
Here’s what you want to know, right?
I made a total of $632 for the month of August. Yay! A far cry from the $300 and $400 months I first started with, but still not out of the woods yet. I still did not turn a profit because I had to purchase an airline ticket for an upcoming conference. Though, I will get it reimbursed. (I actually got a sponsor to cover the conference.) I still took a cashflow hit. I think around October, I’ll have my best month yet with my sponsorship money coming back to me and the payout from a $2,500 affiliate launch this month.
Monthly Unique Pageviews: 30,000
Email List Size: 1,680
|Udemy.com Course Sales||$284.62|
|Ad Network Income||$119.70|
|Increase Income eBook||14.30|
|Computer – Internet||$173.22|
|Telephone – Wireless||$67.72|
|Bank Service Charges||$15|
|Meals and Entertainment||$8.33|
|Total Operating Expenses||716.57|
I am still using this Pinterest strategy to get traffic to my site. Now, I’m capturing that traffic with ConvertKit. ConvertKit has been has been great. I have been using that along with the SumoMe Welcome Mat and I’ve nearly tripled my email list in a little over 2 months. Doing that along with following Rosemarie Groner’s Core Affiliate Strategy helped me make over $2,500 in affiliate sales this month! (Though the payout won’t come until October.)
I am truly amazed at what using this strategy did for me and my income. If you are interested in checking out the affiliate strategy that basically quadrupled my blog income, here is a link to Rosemarie Groner’s Core Affiliate Strategy guide. NOTE: This guide recommends you have an email list of at 1,000 people to do an effective launch. If your list is not that big, no worries, I actually wrote a quick eBook called Grow Your Email List, Grow Your Income on the subject of how to grow an email list. If you buy the Core Affiliate Strategy guide, I’ll give you Grow Your Email List, Grow Your Income for free. Just forward your purchase receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to get it.
What Didn’t Work
Having a lack of focus didn’t work so well for me. I am choosing to pair down my activity and focus on what is making money at the moment: teaching people how to make more money, specifically online and with blogging. Those are the most visited posts on my site and what my audience is most interested in. I separated my email list into people who are interested in budgeting stuff and those that want to learn to blog and increase their income. (thanks to ConvertKit ) If you want in on that discussion enter your information below: