This month has been a worry as it is my first month where blogging has been my sole income. To be honest I think that every subsequent month from now on will be a worry. Thankfully I needn’t have worried this month. I earned a little more than I would in a part time job which is the main aim.
I’ve really struggled this month, the plan is for me to have childcare three days a week so that I can knuckle down and work, this month however the first week Aria was ill so I only had two days childcare and the third week Aria was ill so I had no childcare. Thankfully I managed to plow through and get quite a bit done, I now have a laptop which is a great help because it means that when she is ill and just watching Peppa Pig I can crack on and do some work done.
Thankfully a lot of people are researching Slimming World recipes right now so I received a lot of traffic from Pinterest and didn’t see a dip where I may have normally. I have also really been working at social media promoting and this is beginning to show.
Twitter : 6,015
Instagram : 17,062
Pinterest : 850
Google+ : 402
Bloglovin’ : 1,146
YouTube : 136
Sponsored blog post fees – £396
Advertising fees – £63.79
Total income – £584.79
Social media scheduling programme – £8.38
iCloud Storage – £0.79
Facebook advertising – £3
Total Expenses : £87.13
Total income less expenses : £497.66
On top of the income I received approximately £918.84 worth of products to promote/review.
Total income, less expenses + review items : £1,416.50
Review items/products to promote were : Mattress, HelloFresh box, Bluestone holiday, various Nuby items, Book of Everything, outfit from Yours Clothing, Bostik craft box, Degustabox, Teami teas and Kate Spade stationery.
My five most popular posts published in January were :
Blogging for a living
Income & Stats Report December 2016
Toddler Girl Bedroom Makeover
Money Saving Plans for 2017
The Twatty Twos
*Disclosure – collaborative post*