For a moment I genuinely thought that I wasn’t going to earn anything during August. I started to panic, but thankfully a few small SEO type jobs came in towards the end of the month. They weren’t big payments but they paid fast and all added up to a fairly decent sum. While a lot of bloggers frown upon people taking these low fees, I see no issue with it, especially if they are the difference between putting food on the table or not.
I’ve started to notice that my stats have been soaring recently, unfortunately when this was looked into it came to light that I have a lot of bot hits from Romania, Germany and a few other countries. This is a great shame as my stats will have been good this month due to a very popular giveaway, but they are skewed due to these bots. The bots have now been blocked so future reports will be more accurate.
My skewed stats show 29,709 page views, 23,571 of which were from unique users. My domain authority is now on 37, I dropped A LOT in the Tots100 chart and am now out of the top 100 and ranked at 107, they did change a metric this month and have said that the charts aren’t accurate but should settle at the next update, so hopefully I will go back up then. My Klout has has been fluctuating between 65 & 66 and is currently sat at 66.
My followings as of 1st September are:
My earnings during August were:
Sponsored blog post fees – £533.50
Sponsored social media fees – £50
Referral fees/advertising revenue – £65.41
Total income – £648.91
Hosting fees – £4.99
Paypal fees – £17.13 (I get charged when companies pay me via Paypal)
Photoshop – £8.57
iCloud Storage – £2.49
Social media scheduling – £19.39
Epidemic Sound – £10.00 (YouTube music)
Total Expenses : £62.57
Total income less expenses : £586.34
On top of the income I received the following to promote/review.
I currently have outstanding sponsored post fees totalling £1,110.
My five most popular recent posts (excluding giveaways) in August were:
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