It’s no secret that there are people making money from their blog. (When I was at a blogging conference a couple years ago, word on the street was that a few bloggers were making 5 figures a month from their blogs.) It was quite mind blowing to me then…and still is today! After hearing this, I quickly signed up for Google Adsense and plopped a few ads in my sidebar. And although they haven’t brought in tons of money, I’m thankful that they pay my yearly hosting fees for Thrifty T’s Treasures.
Last Fall I read Ruth Soukup’s eBook How To Blog For Profit (Without Selling Your Soul)! In her book, Ruth shares how she makes an income from her lifestyle blog. I became so excited reading this book and couldn’t put it down. I’ve since been motivated to see if I, too, can make an income from Thrifty T’s Treasures. It’s worth a shot, right?
So, I thought it’d be fun to share this journey with you. Through 2014, each month I’ll report my income and traffic with you and share the good, bad and ugly! (I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll be mostly good!)
Amazon Affiliate Network – $51.53*
Google Adsense – $36.22
Escalate Network – $10.50*
Media.net – $9.77
*These totals include the numbers for Murfreesboro’s Treasures. I didn’t separate them until February.
Total Income – $108.02
Feedblitz – $1.34
Post Expenses – $48 (I can’t wait for you to see this project!)
Total Expenses – $49.34
NET INCOME – $58.68
Top 10 Traffic Sources
Compared to “bigger” bloggers, 36,558 pageviews is a small number. But I’m quite proud of my numbers, especially considering where my they were less than six months ago. I’ve worked quite hard to get them where they are today!
As you can see, October is when I really started to focus on growing my numbers. 6,064 pageviews in September compared to 36,558 in January…I’ll take it!
Pinterest Takes The Cake
As you can see from my top referrers, Pinterest is my largest source of traffic. I’ve been working really hard to share my content more and spread the word about Thrifty T’s Treasures!
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging here for 4 years. I have such a blast writing and sharing here. None of these numbers would be possible without YOU…so thank you!
(The links in this post are my referral link. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.)