Well my friends, I’m back with my November income report. I’ve been seeing more and more of my blogger friends doing this for the first time (except they are making a lot more money than me!) but it’s always interesting to see how bloggers are doing. I for one know that I’ve made a ton of mistakes blogging and could have been making way more money now if I hadn’t, but that’s one huge reason for doing this. Looking at my income and expenses on a monthly basis really keeps me focused on my goals and aware of what is going on financially in my business. That might seem like ‘well duh!’ to many of you, but I’m currently a 1-woman show and the finances often get neglected since my income isn’t our primary source of income. Which is probably a huge reason why I haven’t been that motivated to earn more money. But I’m really tired of seeing my friends far outearn me and that’s why I’m making some changes, people!
Okay here are the numbers:
- Affiliate income: 221.31
- Ad Networks: 2531.70
- Sponsored Posts: 750
- Digital Sales: 264.42
So I still made a little more than October but what I realized is that I spent a TON. I did a lot of posting as well as a lot of projects and I will be seeing the income from some of those posts in future months, but still. I’ve decided to make one of my goals for 2017 to cut my spending by 30%.
Affiliate sales are still meager but that’s to be expected because right now I’ve been focusing all my attention on getting a bunch of posts out and then developing a digital product. You can’t focus on everything. I’m hoping that this digital product will really help boost my income when I launch it in March. So I’m not expecting any big leaps until then. I’ll just keep plugging away!
Honestly, blogging is such a great job and still a totally viable way to make extra money, especially if you work smart. If you don’t already have one, I have a tutorial here on how to start a blog. If you enjoyed reading my November income report and are finding it inspirational, leave me a comment! Tell me what your blogging goals are.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in growing your blog and earning more money from it, here are some great books that I recommend! (affiliate links)