Hello 👋 & welcome to the Income Report: March 2023 Edition, where I’ll share how much I made, what were the expenses for running this blog, and other significant changes encompassing the topic.
March was excellent in terms of audience retention and overall income flow and was also the month I finally decided to resume publishing income reports that were discontinued for so long.
And since so many people on Twitter are so on board with the “building in public…” ideology that sort of takes your audience on a well-documented journey to building a business with a sense of accountability to your followers, I am posting on Twitter about blogging and writing insights.
Let’s see how that goes…
I regret not posting much on Twitter since I joined in 2014, though.
meh, better late than never…
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Why do I publish my income reports?
To show off, duh!
Nobody wants to share something that is so personal (especially when it comes to moneyyy) and potentially vulnerable to their competitors just to show off, right?
The income reports are a self-documented report of my blogging journey so far, the monthly progress of a self-learned blogger, an inexperienced college student who just wanted to build a full-time income stream.
And therefore, I wanted to share all it took me to make this happen. But will it benefit or hurt me in the long run?
There has to be another reason that overpowers the risks…or people won’t do such actions that are clearly a gross error in judgment.
These kinds of “inside peek” blog posts often come with some surprising benefits.
For example, I’m publishing these income reports for two primary reasons:
- To motivate you
- To motivate me
- Boosts engagement
Expanding on these points…
1. It motivates people to start something for themselves
It’s no secret that people are primarily motivated by results!
Does a tiring workout ever inspire you? Probably not; you are encouraged to have a well-shaped body or to have proper mobility, which is the end result, and thus you work out.
It’s not the process that gets people moving but the euphoric feeling to have achieved the end goal that motivated them to start in the first place.
Hence, I share my results to motivate people who are on the fence.
And if, after seeing my results, you do decide to start your own blog, I’ll say this income report has served its purpose well.
As I already mentioned before, my first impression of this whole blogging industry was through an income report of a wildly successful blogger who had 6-figures in her monthly income reports.
And that was enough to start my very own blog.
Witnessing someone make hundreds of thousands of dollars in a month working for nobody, but themselves really gave me a strong dose of motivation.
I wanted those results and the work-life independence that comes with them.
By giving you the inside scoop on what a blog really makes (which is usually kept hidden) by giving you those exact income digits, it’ll show you what is really possible and hopefully help you decide whether you should give blogging a shot or not.
2. It motivates me NOT to get comfortable
Publishing my progress (or sometimes the decline) and the blogging journey in general also serves as an advantage to me.
Sure, I make a little ad income every time people read through an article like this, but that’s not the most valuable thing I’m acquiring here.
When I have a like-minded community that monitors and analyses my progress over time, it makes me do things more sincerely.
And this makes me want to give 110% in everything I do on this blog.
In short, It keeps me in check when it comes to slacking off (which is quite evident given I’ve skipped a lot of reports in the past).
Moreover, it will help me to keep track of the blog like a well-sorted document and how far the blog has come in terms of growth, readership, and income.
3. Boosts engagement
As much as many bloggers would hate to admit this publicly,
Posting income reports actually helps one to gain a lot of engagement, helps in audience retention, and as a result, a boost in earnings too.
For example, pick out any of my old Income Reports and compare the sheer number of comments and support I received from the people who follow these reports compared to other blog posts.
The difference is quite prominent.
Also, another side advantage is this kind of post gets a lot of backlinks when people make income report roundup posts highlighting various earning potentials from a wide range of niches.
And I’ve been featured in a lot of such roundup posts without any reaching out at all.
Now let’s jump right into the income breakdown for March 2023.
The Income Breakdown: $4801
|Mediavine Ad Income||$4,063|
|– Blog Hosting Affiliate Program||$540|
|– Proofread Anywhere Affiliate||$198|
Blog income for March was a bit higher than what it was last month, and ad revenue still holds the first place, all thanks to my ad partner Mediavine.
Blog Expenses for March 2023
Expenses remain the same every month since I don’t need anything else to keep this blog up and running.
So the Net Profit for this blog turns out to be ($4801 – $82.95), which is
*Before taxes, of course
So are you still on the fence about whether you should start a blog or not?
You should go for it; Here’s why!
Building a personal brand not only helps you make money while building an online audience, but it might drive you to financial freedom. To not be able to depend on others and/or not have to tolerate your 9 to 5 to make a living is the definition of time and money freedom.
Other perks about blogging are:
- You don’t need any technical or coding knowledge prior to starting a blog.
- Starting a blog is super cheap (only $2.95 a month)
- You can create your blog on any topic you like or are passionate about, ANYTHING!
- Create a passion project under your own name ( Example: yourname.com. I’ve started mine, mentioned below)
- High-income potential (a lot of established bloggers make over $100,000 a month)
- What do you have to lose? (other than those $2.95/month, some coffees are more expensive than this)
Traffic Stats for March 2023
Proofread Anywhere Course:
Blog Hosting Affiliate:
The site performed a bit better compared to what it was last month and kinda cheers me up to see all these incremental wins.
Let’s see how much it grows in a span of the next 12 months.
Also, I’m on the fence about monetizing Sayanneogie.com since AdSense has already given me a green flag.
This site is already getting good traffic to make a few dollars here and there.
Still, the ads AdSense provides are pretty bulky and fill up the entire page (not a big fan), so I’m contemplating whether I should wait for Mediavine approval or go with Adsense for the time being.
Anyway, will see, I guess…
Thank you so much for reading; if you’re able to reach the end of this page, I am really grateful to have you!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or something you want to let me know, feel free to comment, and I’ll get back to you.
See you next time! Byeeeeeeee…