Have you ever wondered what income looks like for a blogger? Here is a Real Life Blogging Income Report from a diy/home blogger with what we are making this Month. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience.
I’m Late! I’m a month late, in fact!
And one thing you may not know about me is that I HATE being late. I’d rather be 20 minutes early than 2 minutes late. But there are moments when you have to give yourself grace and allow you to enjoy the craziness around you – even though that To Do list is hanging over your head.
Well, friends – I’ve needed buckets of grace these past few weeks.
Still recovering from all the changes in our family that I posted about in last month’s Real Life Blogging Income Report, I barely could keep up with life that still went on the rest of April and all of May.
School Play performances and Field Trips
End of School festivities
The One Room Challenge
The list goes on and on.
And to top it off, I had a medical issue that I needed to address that interrupted my regularly scheduled programming this month. But all is well and back to normal.
And it’s easy to get buried under all the to do’s and not address the real heart issues. So grace and space and rest were given when needed and it’s a-okay!
So since I’m a month behind, I’ll be sharing the numbers for April and May.
Real Life Blogging Income Report
Since pay periods vary based on either time or amount, I separate out my report into income earned versus income paid.
Income Earned for April:
Ad Networks (google Adsense and Content.ad)$223.19
Affiliate Earnings $115.72
Total Earned: $338.91
April Income Paid:
Ad Networks $57.42
Affiliate Earnings $168.84
Total Received: $226.26
Decor Purchases / Supplies for ORC: $201.85
BoardBooster for Pinterest: $10
Total Spent: $211.85
Total Profit: $14.41
At least it’s not in the negative, but as a home blogger, decor and supply purchases can sometimes overwhelm the budget.
And now for May:
Ad Networks (google Adsense and Content.ad)$238.68
Affiliate Earnings $78.67
Total Earned: $317.35
May Income Paid:
Ad Networks $234.76
Affiliate Earnings $0
Total Received: $234.76
Supplies for Upcoming Exterior Home Makeover: $228.43
BoardBooster for Pinterest: $10
Total Spent: $238.43
Total Profit: -$3.92
It’s tough running uphill all the time. However – this next project is the largest one we’ve ever tackled – painting the exterior of our house. And with the large project comes a large price tag.
While it’s easy to be discouraged by the numbers – I have to look back to see what I made this time last year. I don’t have the expenses broken down, so I’ll only compare the earnings.
Month 2017 2018
April $79.08 $338.91
May $51.77 $317.35
There’s the growth! 329% increase for April and 513% increase for May!!
By moving to a self-hosted site and monetizing my blog, I have seen a HUGE increase in my income. While it’s not enough to feed my huge boys, I’m still very encouraged by the numbers!
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