Hi there 👋🏼,
Welcome to the monthly issue of the series on this website I like to call “Blog Income Report” where I usually share how much I made through this blog on a given month, what strategies I used, what helped, what didn’t, or any other blog updates.
And on some occasions, venting about how I procrastinate a lot is also on the table! So you have to bear with me on this 😁!
The overall income from this blog in the month of February 2021 comes out to be (drum rolls…) $9250.
This number would’ve crossed the 5 figure mark if February had 31 days but on the brighter side, this month’s income is over 2.4 times more compared to the income of February 2020.
Gradual Growth, baby!
To be able to write these blog income reports is one of my highlights of each month. Not only it portrays personal growth in my blogging journey but it also shows that anyone who wants to, can make it in the blogging business with some consistency and effort.
Every day that I wake up, I feel grateful that I have my own business because one, I didn’t wake up due to an alarm, and second, I didn’t have to go to a job that I don’t like and/or care for.
There are literally so many benefits of having a blogging business,
- It’s online, which means zero wasted commute hours.
- You set your work hours. If you want to work at 3 AM after binging seasons all day, you definitely can.
- You have the creative freedom to do anything you want, anything!
- Since there are no physical products involved in this business, you don’t have to handle inventory and shipping.
- Being a business owner, you can spend a great deal on buying products and services if it helps your business (such as high-end laptops, phones, and even rent of your business location, A.K.A your home) and they will be considered as a “business expense”. And these costs will not be taxable as they are a business expense.
- And in case what happened last year happens again, Blogging is government shutdown proof.
What do I mean by that? “Shutdown proof”?
Almost all small and large businesses faced losses due to extended periods of shutdowns throughout the world.
Essential businesses that encompass food, energy, digital entertainment, health products, cleaning supplies may have experienced growth but the rest majority of industries suffered to the point where certain companies had to conduct massive layoffs.
But despite everything, I haven’t face any decline in my income or my blog’s growth whatsoever.
As I already said, my income has grown more than twice the amount in February last year without a significant increase in overall traffic.
This tells you a lot about how most external factor rarely impact a blogging business.
So if you want to give this whole “Blogging” thing a try ( if you haven’t already), head over to this article that has a step-by-step guide to start your own blog in less than 10 minutes.
The reason why I publish income reports (and why you should too)
Owning a business has its benefits, entries in the “Pros” list is certainly longer than the “Cons”.
One of the cons being, “there is no one there to tell you to do your work. “
While no one constantly yelling at you to do your job or to finish deadlines sounds like an ideal job, it certainly has the potential to induce procrastinating behaviors.
Which is why, through this income report, I am making my blog readers (including you) my accountability partner.
When you have a community of like-minded individuals with similar goals who periodically notice and track your progress over time, all of a sudden you want to perform better and show then better results. And that is all I need.
So if you have a blog, don’t hesitate to post monthly reports even if you’re making literally nothing. You’ll get so much value out of this than not posting at all. Beginners will relate to your content
Also, I’ve noticed that since publishing my income reports, the number of people starting their own blog through me (or through my affiliate link to be specific) has increased dramatically.
This indicates one and one thing only: People are largely motivated by results. For instance, you’re never motivated by a tiring gym session but it’s the thought of having a fit body that keeps you going.
Others’ result also has a big impact on us, I too started my own blog be seeing various income reports of far successful bloggers.
So if even anyone decides to start their own blog after reading this article, I’ll say this article served its purpose well.
Here’s the link again to go to the step-by-step guide to start your own blog!
Now let’s move forward with this income report and see how much I earned from my ad network and each affiliate programs:
The Income Breakdown: $9250
|Mediavine Ad Income||$4376|
|– Proofread Anywhere||$1676|
|– Earn More Writing||$138|
Here’s a monthly income progress over time for quick comparison:
Blog Expenses for February 2021
|Email Service Provider||$99|
Net profit: ($9250 – $146.9)
3. Proofread Anywhere
The new homepage (a few category pages) is live, baby! And all the “coming soon” sections you see right now will have great content for you soon.
This whole thing took me a while to publish because I did all the custom designing and graphics all by myself on canva.com.
And there were few instances where I liked an image/icon one day and was disgusted by it the very next day, so a lot of redesign and reselection took a big bite of my time pie.
In the last few months, I haven’t been able to publish anything other than income reports like these because of all the page redesign that went under and to add to that, I recently registered my blog as a business of mine (as a Sole Proprietorship) which took quite a long time to process than expected.
But I’m glad it is done now, was long overdue!
So to compensate for the time spent on doing non-content stuff, the upcoming months will be dedicated to pumping out a good number of quality blog posts.
That’s it for this month’s blog income report, if you have somehow reached the end of this wall of texts, yore the real OG, and I appreciate ya! And please let me know your thoughts about the homepage and other category page designs in the comments, your feedback will help me a lot.
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