Blog Income Report: I Made $16,177 in November 2023

Hello 👋 , and welcome to the blog income reportNovember 2023 edition.

The numbers have definitely taken a nosedive and are going back to the usual range after my viral pin moments.

You might’ve thought I’ve stopped posting income reports since I’ve not posted in the last few days, and the numbers didn’t really give me the incentive to post this, but you know what, I’m publishing it anyway (after much stalling)

  • Am I sad? Noooooo
  • Happy that it happened (the surge)? Most definitely

Some growth >>> stagnation

Also, it got me extra income, so I’m not complaining.

I mean, I was aware that what goes up comes down eventually, especially if you don’t put enough effort into retaining it.

Also, the fact that my travel plans didn’t allow me enough time or opportunity to stay consistent, and this exact reason might also affect my income for December 2023.

Still, kudos to Pinterest for that extra large slice of traffic I received so unexpectedly.

Now, once again, I got reminded of the potential of platforms such as Pinterest & Facebook and how good they are in fetching you good traffic, especially when Google is acting like a teenage kid with erratic mood swings (smh).

While I received hundreds of thousands of EXTRA traffic from Pinterest during my peak months (jul-sep), I noticed some fellow bloggers sharing their wins with Facebook to attain blog traffic.

Reading all that really tempted me to shift my focus to getting social traffic and giving up on SEO altogether.

Will be discussing more on that in the Traffic section…

For now, let’s break down the income numbers for November 2023:

The Income Breakdown For November: $16,177.08

SOURCEAMOUNT
Mediavine Ad Income $11,983.8
Affiliate Income
– Proofread Anywhere$2933.28
– Impact$1260
TOTAL$16,177.08

Mediavine income dropped as a result of the decline in overall blog traffic.

The average RPM for November was around $85

Either way, I am more surprised by the affiliate income of my first affiliate program, which is quite a bump from last month.

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Blog Expenses for November 2023

SOURCEAMOUNT
Blog Hosting + CDN$34.95 + $17
Email Service Provider$79
Canva Pro$12.95
Semrush$119.95
Ahrefs Subscription$199
TOTAL$462.85

So the Net Profit for this blog turns out to be ($16,177.08– $432.85), which is:

$15,744.23

(down 33.72% since last month 😭)

On the fence about starting your own blog?

Building a personal brand online not only helps you build a steady source of income but also helps you in all sorts of not-so-direct ways, such as:

  • High-income potential (a lot of established bloggers make over $100,000 a month)
  • You leverage your blog to help your existing business
  • Building a like-minded community
  • You don’t need any technical or coding knowledge prior to starting a blog.
  • Starting a blog is cheap (about $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 have another blog other than this, which is in my name, sayanneogie.com)
  • What do you have to lose? (Other than those $2.95/month, a cup of coffee is more expensive than this.)

Here’s how to start your own blog in 10 minutes:

Head over to the article: Step-by-step guide on starting a blog, and you’ll be good to go.

Income Proof:

1. Mediavine

2. Impact

2. Proofread Anywhere

Traffic Stats:

Gone are the days (September) when the traffic was at its peak (around 270k sessions) and now has come down to 145k,

Nothing surprising; it was expected to come down mostly because 270,000 sessions in a month is not at all justified for a blog having merely 68 blog posts (at the time of writing)

Email Subscribers:

Previous Blog Income reports:

Blog Updates:

There isn’t much happening in terms of writing or even updation of blog content lately, but one bonus upside of traveling and owning a baby travel website is to be able to garner content for the same.

p.s. I’ll be posting a mega article titled “2023 year in review” within a day or two, encompassing all the major happenings of 2023, as one might expect.

Do keep an eye out as this blog post might be a little underwhelming to read, I realize, but the “year-in-review” article will compensate for it.

2 thoughts on “Blog Income Report: I Made $16,177 in November 2023”

  1. Love the updates! Let me know if you’d be interested in potentially partnering on a future MV site (I have a few doing well).

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  2. Wow! That was really inspiring Sayan. Thank you for sharing the indepth income report. Looking forward to read more of your upcoming reports.

    Regards
    Ravi

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