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Blog Income Report: How I made $7114 in September 2021

Blog Income Report: How I made $7114 in September 2021

Hello 👋🏼 and welcome to the blog income report of September 2021 where I made over $7114 from this blog.

Not too long ago when I was just starting out as a new blogger, one of the things (or milestones you can say) that I was really looking forward to was being able to write income reports like all the other highly successful bloggers who have inspired me to start blogging in the first place.

And almost a year ago in August 2020, I published my first income report where I made over $5000 in a month.

And I still look forward to hitting “Publish” for these blog income reports EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Anyways, September was a good month in terms of income though traffic is taking a blow (see traffic section for details). But I think it is justified since I haven’t put much effort into this blog lately.

I’ve also been noticing for a while that a lot of you guys are interacting with income reports a bit more compared to other articles.

More comments on these posts, mailing & messaging me on social media if there’s a delay in the publication of the income reports 😄, and I am super grateful to have such an engaged audience.

So I feel like a few things should be included in this income report which might give readers further insight, kind of like a step above my already open income book. Some of the things which are going to be included are:

  1. Popular Posts (which blog posts and pages bring the most traffic)
  2. Email subscribers (how many subscriber this blog garnered and other metrics)
  3. Idea feedback & other blog updates (explained later)

Now let’s get right into the actual income breakdown:

The Income Breakdown: $7114

SOURCEAMOUNT
Mediavine Ad Income $3871.19
Affiliate Income
– Bluehost$1260
– Proofread Anywhere$1903.8
– Earn money writing$79
TOTAL$7114

I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not but let me clear something up real quick.

The money I made in a particular month isn’t always the same month when it hits my bank account.

Meaning, the revenue I generated as ad income in, say September, will be paid to me in the first week of December, 2 months later.

Similarly, the revenue from “Bluehost” or “Proofread Anywhere”, is transferred to be after 30 to 45 days after the concerned month ends.

So, my income reports are a reflection of how much I made in a given month, not how much money hit my bank account during that particular month.

I once had this confusion before starting my blog, so I thought I’ll explain it to y’all, just in case.

Moving on, as you can see Mediavine keeps being my #1 in terms of money generated.

I’ve been with Mediavine since May 2019 and they have been nothing but a top asset to this blog and am so grateful to their team and the absolute top-notch ad rates they provide for the bloggers.

I am currently in the process of writing a full review for Mediavine that will be published soon, and since I’m not getting paid to write reviews about them, you know it’ll be an honest one.

I’ll attach a link to the review below this line when it’s done!

Moving on, here’s a monthly blog income graph since I’ve started writing income posts for quick comparison and insight.

Blog Expenses for September 2021

SOURCEAMOUNT
Blog Hosting$70
Email Service Provider$99
Canva Pro$12.95
TOTAL$181.95

Net Profit: ($7114 – $146.9) $6932

I realize that net income hasn’t really grown that much since last year because most of my time, attention, and energy for the past few months was needed in building up my other blog (Sayanneogie.com) and I must say I really like how it turned out.

As I already mentioned in my last income report, the development of my new blog mixed with my issues with Pinterest really hasn’t been helpful for this blog’s growth. And that’s totally okay, some minor inconveniences are just part of the process.

Plus the time spent on building my new blog is more of an investment rather than mere wastage of time.

It’ll all come back to me in way higher return rates 😁.

So if you want to jump on the bandwagon and start your own blog that can generate you passive income, just head over to the step-by-step guide to starting your own blog.

Income Proof:

Mediavine:

Bluehost:

Proofread anywhere:



Blog Stats for September 2021

Traffic:

There was a slight decline in blog traffic (as expected due to lack of input work) compared to last month and even the same month last year.

Total blog sessions were 71,477 which is down 10.29% compared to August 2021, yet September generated an additional $508 despite lower traffic.

Top 10 Popular posts:

This is a new section I’ll be including from now on, the popular posts that brought the majority of blog traffic and income. And I hope this will give you an insight into what topics and post ideas bring me the most traffic.

There’s a saying in digital marketing which goes something like, 20% of your content published will bring 80% or more of your net revenue.

And it seems to hold true in my experience as well, out of 71,477 sessions in the month of September, the first two pages mentioned below brought around 62,328 sessions alone, which is 87% of the total traffic. Crazy isn’t it?

  1. 34 Best Part-Time Night or Evening Jobs from Home
  2. 49 Best Side Hustle Ideas to Make $5,000+ Per Month
  3. How to Start a Blog (and Make Money)
  4. 10 Data Entry Jobs To Make Money From Home At Your Own Schedule
  5. 15 High Paying Weekend Jobs That Makes Good Money
  6. How To Start a YouTube Channel Successfully (For Beginners)
  7. 5 Lucrative Home Business Ideas for Women
  8. 14 Money Tips Dave Ramsey Wish Everyone Knew Sooner
  9. 25 Best Online Proofreading Jobs For Beginners (Earn $50/hr)
  10. Instafeet Review 2021: How to make money selling Feet Pics & is it legit?

So why bother writing stuff that does not drive that much traffic, why not only write about stuff that gets very high traffic and skip about the rest?

Well, figuring out what will bring traffic and what won’t isn’t that easy. But that is kinda the whole idea of SEO.

You look for topics and keywords that have a reasonable-to-high search volume and write articles about those topics that do not have very high competition.

This is a far better strategy than blindly writing articles and just hoping at least one of them gets viral and brings you a ton of traffic.

And of course, this is very time-consuming, from looking for high volume & low competition topics to write about and then writing a well-rounded post to actually it’s ranking in Google can literally take months.

But of course, totally worth it in the long run!

Email Subscribers:

Another new section that I’ll be adding from now will be about my Email list: the number, the growth, and all.

Total subscribers: 6419

Disclaimer: I am not heavily invested in collecting emails just yet, so my numbers might not seem that appealing when compared to the traffic I receive.

Currently don’t have any strategies or funnels to capture email signups, just a few signup forms here and there that get some emails once in a while.

Let’s see what I can do with it in the coming months.

At the end of September, I almost paused all of the signup forms to see the impact on my page speed. That is why there is a downhill graph after the 23rd.

Idea feedback & blog updates:

Idea feedback is the section that involves YOU.

From time to time I might present some ideas to you about how to better my content, what kind of blogs should I add, new email content, new product ideas, building a blogging course and stuff, etc and I would want honest feedback from you.

Also if there might be something you think should be added (or even removed), feel free to comment it down.

If I think your feedback is helpful to me in any way and if I do decide to implement it, I’ll mention your name in the next blog income report 😊.

This month’s Idea feedback is, *lazy drum roll* : Type of content you would like to see 👀

Whether it is related to finance, business or blogging, let me know what type of content or even the section that you think should be added to any blog post (say income reports for example).

And in terms of blog updates, I’ve added a little widget (for mobile view only), at the bottom right side of the page under the share and save widget called “What’s Next”, that will direct readers to the next blog post.

I think this might help the blog get a little more audience retention and it also looks like the page has a bit more features to it at the same time.

Final words

That’s it guys, I hope you found this month’s blog income report useful in any way.

If you ever want to create your own blog where you can make good money, you already know what to do.

Just head over to the step-by-step guide to starting your own blog in under 10 minutes.

And as always, comment down if you have anything to say or to ask any questions or even have some good feedback to the inquiry mentioned above.

See you next time, byeeee…