Blogging Income & Stats October 2017

I’ve struggled in October, a bout of food poisoning earlier in the month and now half term this week have left me struggling to keep up and with an overflowing email box. I’ve managed to pull it back working late evenings and on the rare days that I’ve had childcare I’ve pretty much pulled a twelve hour shift. This has meant that my income hasn’t suffered too badly, but I am probably pissing PR’s off with my very slow replies!

The bots have been blocked again and my stats seem to be more accurate now, which is unfortunate as those over inflated figures did look good, but I pride myself in being an honest blogger so had to get rid of them!

During October my site received 11,915 page views, 7,952 of which were from unique users. My domain authority is now 38 and I am ranked 88 in the Tots100 chart. My Klout has fallen to 68.

My followings as of 1st November were:

Facebook : 1,243
Twitter : 8,663
Instagram : 26,680
Pinterest : 1,278
Google+ : 409
Bloglovin’ : 1,356
YouTube : 421

My earnings during October were:

Sponsored blog post fees – £552.50
Sponsored social media fees – £350.00
eBay Commission – £21.85

Total income – £924.35

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Hosting fees – £4.99
Paypal fees – £7.99 (I get charged when companies pay me via Paypal)
Photoshop – £8.57
Epidemic Sound – £10.00 (YouTube music)
iCloud storage – £2.49
Social media scheduling – £18.82

Total Expenses : £52.86

Total income less expenses : £871.49

On top of the income I received the following to promote/review : October Degustabox, items for Halloween guide, Shopkins goodies, Dancing Paddington, YoursClothing outfit and Sands Alive.

I currently have outstanding sponsored post fees totalling £1,305.

My five most popular recent posts in October were:

Blogging Income & Stats September 2017
Defined by Tiredness
The Curse of The Work From Home Mum
DIY Pumpkin Picking Adventures
Is This The Five Year Itch

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Blogging Income & Stats September 2017

September was a lot better than August, I knew it would be because I had some big payments due to clear, enough to see me through the month already, meaning that all other work completed and paid during September was a nice bonus, yet somehow I still ended up going overdrawn! Interestingly I received more money from social media than my actual blog this month, social media influencing really seems to be the way forward and what a lot of brands are leaning towards.

Despite blocking the Romanian bots at the end of last month September saw a large influx of visitors from the USA who also seem to be bots. I’m beginning to think that Google Analytics really isn’t an accurate way to track stats, contrary to popular opinion.

My skewed stats show 25,294 page views, 21,980 of which were from unique users. My domain authority is now on 37, Tots100 hasn’t updated since my last stats post so I am still ranked at 102. My Klout is back up to 70.

My followings as of 1st October are:

Facebook : 1,232
Twitter : 8,562
Instagram : 25,972
Pinterest : 1,246
Google+ : 409
Bloglovin’ : 1,351
YouTube : 411

My earnings during September were:

Sponsored blog post fees – £608.66
Sponsored social media fees – £850.00
Referral fees/advertising revenue – £64.68

Total income – £1,523.34

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Hosting fees – £4.99
Domain privacy set up – £6.25
Paypal fees – £2.07 (I get charged when companies pay me via Paypal)
Photoshop – £8.57
Epidemic Sound – £10.00 (YouTube music)
Bank charges – £6
iCloudstorage – £2.49
Social media scheduling – £18.33
Hotel at BlogOn – £69.50

Total Expenses : £128.20

Total income less expenses : £1,395.14

On top of the income I received the following to promote/review : September Degustabox, Little Cocorico bag, carpet, two nights stay in Southsea with attractions, food and accommodation.

Blogging Income & Stats August 2017

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:

Facebook : 1,220
Twitter : 8,244
Instagram : 25,195
Pinterest : 1,221
Google+ : 408
Bloglovin’ : 1,349
YouTube : 400

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

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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.

August Degustabox, playhouse, electric blinds, bed for Aria and paint for Aria’s bedroom.

I currently have outstanding sponsored post fees totalling £1,110.

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Blogging Income & Stats July 2017

July was quite a quiet month due to the house move, I took a few weeks off and didn’t do anywhere near as much blogging as I usually do. Thankfully I had a few well paid jobs already in the pipeline so this didn’t affect my income too badly. I worried about my stats but I needn’t have, the posts that I did publish were super popular and as a result my stats haven’t suffered.

Stats wise, during July my blog received 22,067 page views, 17,832 of which were from unique users. My domain authority is now on 37, I managed to stay in the same place in the Tots100 chart and am still ranked at 65. My Klout has gone down to 66; but most bloggers I know have decreased due to changes in the API.

My followings as of 1st August are:

Facebook : 1,071
Twitter : 7,694
Instagram : 23,713
Pinterest : 1,172
Google+ : 409
Bloglovin’ : 1,183
YouTube : 209

My earnings during July were:

Sponsored blog post fees – £1,122.50
Total income – £1,122.50

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Hosting fees – £4.99
Paypal fees – £5.25 (I get charged when companies pay me via Paypal)
Photoshop – £8.57
iCloud Storage – £2.49
Social media scheduling – £19.12
Epidemic Sound – £10.00 (YouTube music)

Total Expenses : £50.42

Total income less expenses : £1,072.08

On top of the income I received the following to promote/review.

July Degustabox, Removal services, dress and shoes from YoursClothing and JoJo Maman Bebe clothing for Aria.

I currently have outstanding sponsored post fees totalling £464.