Why I Publish My Income Report
Posts on Go Ask Your Daddy may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little bit of pocket change to keep this blog up and running when you make a purchase through them.
Here are the reasons why I decided to publish my blog’s income report:
Reason 1: Transparency. I fully believe in showing my readers the income I make from blogging. Too many other bloggers fabricate this data. Everything you see in this report is actual data.
Reason 2: It helps other bloggers learn new ways to start earning income on their own blogs.
Reason 3: It helps me see trending information and pinpoint the areas of my blog that I need to improve.
Who I Am
If you are new to the blog, my name is Jeremy and I’m the voice behind Go Ask Your Daddy. I’ve been writing on this blog for just under 3 years.
Go Ask Your Daddy started out primarily as a way for me to document all the great things that go along with parenting, but soon expanded to a blogging tips and product review site. As a part-time blogger, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with great people and amazing products to make for interesting reading.
What was happening in February?
February was a super-crazy and busy month for my blog. I had an insane amount of sponsored posts and product reviews that kept me busy all month long. I just glanced over at my archives for February and noticed I posted 42 times. That’s the highest amount of posts per month I’ve had since I started the blog!
I expected things to pick up after the first of the year, and I wasn’t wrong. Not a day went by that I wasn’t contacted about a guest post, sponsored post or product review. I had so much work coming in I had to create my own Excel spreadsheet to track it all coming in. I spent a lot of time at night or on the weekends writing posts in advance just to keep up with the volume. I am definitely not complaining. I’m all about growing my blog this year, so keeping the work coming in will help me to do that.
SITE STATS FOR FEBRUARY
MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS
I was very pleased to see pageviews jump to 4,511 as compared to 3,759 in January. This increase was primarily driven by traffic coming from my social media activity.
There were 1,059 more users to my site in February than in January. This is an increase of nearly 75%! I’m definitely happy with the direction that my blog traffic is taking.
I depend on social media to drive traffic to my site. In January, 60% of my traffic came from social media promotion. It increased to nearly 90% in February. This came as I installed a new plugin called SNAP. This plugin allows me to automatically share to social media on a schedule that I create.
StumbleUpon, Facebook and Pinterest account for the largest amounts of traffic to my blog. It makes sense because those are the three social media accounts I spend the most time with to promote my content. My goal for March is to increase referrals from Twitter.
I modified my mailing list signup form to include my free eBook with each signup. While my list hasn’t grown much since January, I’m hoping to see an increase with offering the freebie.
TOP-VIEWED BLOG POSTS
- 100 Blog Post Ideas – 1,126 views
- Genius Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog – 200 views
- Candy Club Subscription Box Review – 101 views
- Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – 94 views
- How to Boost Page Views on Your Blog – 79 views
TOP-VIEWED BLOG POSTS OF ALL TIME
- 100 Blog Post Ideas – 1,672 views
- 25 Amazing Ways to Grow Your Followers – 263 views
- Candy Club Subscription Box Review – 235 views
- Genius Ways to get Comments on Your Blog – 202 views
- 20 Blog Habits You Need to Kick – 191 views
MAJOR CHANGES IN FEBRUARY
I added my blogging eBook as a freebie for when new users sign up to my mailing list. This should help me in my goal to grow my mailing list to at least 500 this year.
NEW POSTS IN FEBRUARY
I wrote 42 posts in February! That’s the most I’ve ever written in a month. This amount was influenced by an increase in sponsored post opportunities.
FEBRUARY 2018 INCOME BREAKDOWN
Fat Joe Publishing – $273.53. Fat Joe is an SEO company I’ve been publishing with for the past few years. I average 10-20 posts per month at $10 per post.
Sponsored Posts – $202.26. February was another good month for me with sponsored post requests. I average about $50 per post.
Total Income: $475.79
FEBRUARY 2018 EXPENSE BREAKDOWN
StudioPress – $33.71. Purchased the Daily Dish theme for WordPress.
Adobe Photoshop – $10.71.
Total Expenses: $44.42See how my blog performed in February! My new #blog #income #report is now available! Click To Tweet
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