January Income Report

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I guess I’d better share my January Income Report before February ends!  Especially because I actually had my best month ever in January.  I know the next couple of months will probably be pretty low, since this is the trend over the last few years.  January is always the highest month, with me receiving all my payments from holiday sponsorships.  And quarter 1 is notorious for the least amount of ad money spent, campaigns published, with the lowest pageviews.  So I’m trying to remember that since the next few months will be lower in income. 

  • Ad Networks:  $2659
  • Sponsored Posts:  $3775
  • Affiliate Income:  $168
  • Digital Sales:  $309

Total Income:  $6911

I almost got to $7k, which is only $3k off from my December goal of earning 10k a month!  That was exciting.  I have to confess, seeing as I’ve been blogging for quite some time now, I often feel like I should be making a lot more money by now.  I have seen several of my blogging friends be extremely successful with their blogs and I get a little frustrated.  However, I know the mistakes I have made and the various sacrifices I have had to make between my family and my business and the fact that I’ve been able to bring in a steady little extra each month has been great.  

This year I am treating my blog more like a full-blown business and focusing all my efforts on product creation.  I just released my first ebook The Girl’s Guide to Power Tools, and in a couple of months I will be releasing a brand new home decorating course that will be jam-packed with tons of useful information, training videos, a workbook, and so much more!  (Click here to sign up to get on the waiting list!) I’m focusing on my brand and trying some new things, like video tutorials.  The hardest part of product creation has been having time for the blog, which I haven’t really.  But hopefully once I finish the course, I can have a little more time for that.  You have to focus on what you want to achieve most!

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  1. Could you share a little about how you secure sponsored posts? Are you part of a group that seeks you out? Do you contact companies directly? Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Yes! I will write that in a future post. Thanks!

  2. I am really enjoying your blog. Your writing style is clear and very much like a conversation. I also wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your decorating course. The messages were inspiring and I loved seeing the messages pop up in my email. I saved those emails to read last after all the other messages I had to read – like dessert! I knew that your home decorating emails were worth the wait and would be something to spur on my creativity in my own home. Thanks for a job well done!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Erin, thank you so much for your sweet words! It really means a lot that you would take the time to let me know, especially that you loved the decorating course! I love helping others with decorating and knowing that they are learning from me. Seriously, you made my day! Thanks! XOXO-Heidi

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