We share our income reports here as inspiration for you. Many bloggers, like myself when I started, thought that a lofty goal like $1,000 was out of reach, so we want to show you just how much you can make. The sky is the limit…
This is BEFORE expenses (expenses are several thousands of dollars!) This is also my PENDING income, not what I have received this month. Also, this is only from YourModernFamily.com, not including income from this website (not including our book sales from Blogging On The Side: Where passion meets profit.)
It is also not including the income from my husband’s blog, Your Modern Dad (although I should have him post one… hmm… he made over $1500 by his second month! He is literally just following the advice given on our 30 days series and on our blog) I also have two other friends that have also started blogging (keepinglifesane.com and thecolemines.com, following this advice and they are both doing amazing, as well! I plan on using those three blogs for case studies on how our advice works… but more on that later.)
Before I forget… you can join us on our private Facebook Group for Blogging on the Side. We talk about tips, ideas, etc… with about 3,000 bloggers.
How many hours do I work a day?
At least three- four on YMF. Another hour is spent on this site.
This is our job – we blog to earn a living.
I try to work from 8:00 until midnight or 1… or 2 am. My husband and I work together. Now, about 3 nights a week, we quit early (around 9:00) to watch a movie or play a game – on those nights, I will sometimes wake up early and work for an hour before the kids wake up or work during rest time. I will do some social media during the day, but that’s about it. That way I can put my phone down whenever I need to, because it doesn’t “have to get done right now” and I leave the “uninterrupted times” for when the kids are in bed.
PV: My Page views were much lower this month (about a million less than the past couple of months), but you can see that my income went way up. This to say that it doesn’t matter (too much) what your PVs are… it is what you are doing with your blog.
BIG NEWS THIS MONTH:
BLOGGER2BUSINESS continues to grow! The plans that we have for this site are amazing! I can’t wait for you to see more. We are planning some huge things that will help you to grow your blog, grow your following, increase your page views and increase your income.
New things that I did this month:
1- Started selling a second product.
2-Sharing my posts to some Facebook pages
3- Put specific ads on my page.
4- Wrote a new book with Paula & Holly.
5- I took an Instagram class to help me with my Instagram page. The biggest thing that I learned is to be CONSISTENT. Do you post bright images? Make them all bright. etc…
6- Wrote another book with Paula, Holly, Jamie Harrington & Rachel Norman.
- WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
- Tap Influence
- Others (personal email offers, etc…)
- Share a Sale
- Newest affiliate (ebates)
- Moms affiliates
- My e-books and paperback books: over (I offer my affiliates 50% of the sale and they get the book for free, to preview before selling)
My books: POTTY TRAIN IN A WEEKEND and You can be a Stay at Home Mom on One Income and FREED from Clutter and a new printable of my Wall-Bed instructions.
- Adthive ads (I recently switched from The Blogger Network to Adthrive. It was a rough two weeks waiting for the ads to take over, work correctly, show up on mobile (80% of my readers are on mobile) and increase the rate, but now it is working well)
What I want to do BETTER next month:
1. My goal for months now has been to get ALL of my ebooks onto paperback via Createspace – STILL WORKING ON THIS! I want to do this. It is just time consuming.
2. I am working on a project with a few bloggers where we will give 100% of the proceeds to charity. I want to get this started this month.
3. Finish my book with two blogging friends, where we will donate many, many books.
4. Start making more YouTube Videos. Mickey made a few and figured out the editing, etc… so now we just need to do more.
5. Organize my Facebook page to work for me. I need to set up a schedule. Example:
7:00 am- affiliate link amazon.
8:00 am- share from my wall.
9:00 am – share one of my own posts.
Media Kit (I’m having it done)
Virtual Assistant (she helps with my Facebook shares)
Newsletter cost – it is several hundreds of dollars a month
Picmonkey, ejunkie, etc…
Equipment (desks, office supplies)
Programs for our computers.
Dinner/lunch blog meetings.
Young Living Oils
Rodan + Fields products
Trip to Orlando Studios (the actual park tickets & the nights at the hotel was compensated by them, but we still have expenses from the drive & the remainder of our trip)
My NEW finance goals:
1- Pay off the mortgage.
2- Put enough into retirement accounts to be covered when we retire (we’ve started to do this – yay!)
3- Build up the kid’s college savings account (four kids!)
4- Give more money to charities (my two upcoming projects will be helping me with this goal)
My dream goal that I don’t know if I’ll ever actually have:
Buy a small beach house on the ocean at Hilton Head Island – more to remember my grandparents and the memories that HHI holds (they lived there for over 20 years and we always vacationed at their home) than for the actual beach and ocean (because… ‘wait for it’…
I don’t go in the ocean AT ALL.
Fish in the water + Becky in the water at the same time = never going to happen.)
Do you want to hear more about how we reach our financial goals? Check out our books…