Welcome to the first of (hopefully) many to come Income Reports for I Heart Arts n’ Crafts.
I wanted to start our first income report off with a little introduction since I haven’t really gotten the chance to introduce myself yet and these income reports will give me the chance to ramble on about myself along with the website.
To begin with my name is Sean and I am Jackie’s brother. Back in April Jackie and I decided to start our own blog as a way for her to hopefully earn a living while raising her awesome/adorable kids and I was hoping to gain a little insight into marketing with Pinterest. Well we decided while she makes the content I would handle the technical and marketing side of things, but I ended up noticing a lot of the bloggers in her niche needed some help so I figured I would start generating some content myself giving out advice when I can.
I also was only planning on having this blog as a side project for myself, but I’ve ended up really enjoying giving advice and marketing for this niche so I’ve actually put most of my other projects on the side burner as I focus all of my attention on I Heart Arts n’ Crafts.
Any-who, July was quite a frantic month for me as I had a lot of personal problems come up and my girlfriend and I were finishing moving in together so I wasn’t able to put much time as I would like into I Heart Arts n’ Crafts, but I’ve actually decided to sell my very first site 🙁 so I can start focusing more of my attention here, which means you will be seeing a lot more of me.
Lastly I wanted to explain what you can expect from these Monthly Income Reports. First off I obviously will be displaying our total income including all of our earning sources, but I will also be discussing our traffic for each month. Another thing, which is why I really wanted to start doing these Income Reports, is that I will get to discuss what I am planning for the next month along with statistics of various little experiments I’m constantly doing.
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- Adsense – $290.73
- Amazon Associates – $1.93
- ShareASale – $1.00
- Web Hosting Hub – $100.00
- Sponsored Posts – $175.00
Income – 568.66
- Aweber – $19.99
As you can tell for this month basically all of our money came from Adsense, but that was to be expected as I’ve been busy as stated and we aren’t really as focused as promoting affiliate links right now. We’ve been focused on building a good following on our social platforms and our newsletter.
Even though we are focusing on building a strong following, I have been taking a lot of time messing around and experimenting with various affiliate networks and ad networks. I’m going to take my time on this as well because I want to find some good affiliate networks by the time the holiday season comes around.
Jackie did however get the chance to write her first sponsored post as you can tell from the income report, but what I didn’t state in the income report above was that she even got her first product to review, which was for the GB ELLUM Stroller Review post she did.
I’m pretty happy with the traffic for July, especially since I was preoccupied a lot, but the referrals report does slightly worry me. As you can tell with the report basically all of our traffic is coming from Pinterest and I generally don’t like having a majority of traffic coming from one source. Although I do expect traffic from Google and other search engines to greatly increase in the next coming months with all the content we have been pushing and I plan on doing a hefty amount of SEO work over the course of the next couple weeks.
That’ts pretty much it for our first income report, make sure to check back at the beginning of September for our next one! Also feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or even if you want to make any suggestions or give any advice, I’m always looking for help and willing to offer it!
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