Finally, I’m so thrilled to write this post because I’ve made some money with my blog last month!
It hasn’t been easy, but hey.. we all have to start from somewhere….
So, if you’re curious to know how I made $241 blogging in February 2019, keep reading this blog income report.
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How I made $241 Blogging in February 2019
For those of you that don’t know yet, I started my blog in summer 2018 as something to support my freelance web design business.
In the beginning, I didn’t take it seriously because I was very focused to grow my business offline. But, when my business started to grow, I realised I wanted to move my business online.
I won’t dig too much in that, maybe I’ll do it in a different post 🙂
Fast-forward to the beginning of 2019 when I started to blog seriously. The reason why I started to blog is that I wanted to support my freelancing business as well as make passive income.
I hope this post will be inspirational and informative for who’s in the same position as me.
Drumroll please… let’s see what happened in February 2019!
I haven’t included any income from offline freelance work, as I found those clients in a different way and not through my blog/website. So the freelance work you see in this report is purely from online clients.
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Okay… I’m a bit let down from this! I hope I was doing a bit better 😥 But as a new blogger is different to find good ad network that accept you.
I use Media.net after switching from a terrible one that just paid me $0.17 in a month and half of displaying their ads. (Yeah, 17 cents, ridiculous!)
As you can see it doesn’t make you rich, but I admit that I haven’t got such big traffic to make big numbers either.
Plus, as a new
So, for now is a good compromise and I’m happy with that. I’m sure that when my traffic will grow, also the income from that will.
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This is definitely the biggest slice of the income. I’m pretty surprised from the results and very happy.
This will help me to invest in courses to grow my blog and make more money – hopefully.
The aim of starting a blog was also to support my freelance web design work. In February I started to offer a couple of new services, including personalised website audits and WordPress coaching sessions.
I’ve realised I prefer to help people to understand how to use WordPress and to advise them on how to make their website/blog looks better rather than being the one making the changes.
In February 2019 I’ve sold 1 personalised website audit. What I do in a personalised website audit is analysing the entire website/blog and create a tailored list of suggestion on how to improve the design (according to the client requests), SEO and speed.
My client, a teacher and writer from Maryland, with his personalised website audit, completely transformed his website from “bland” and anonymous to something that really gives the feeling of his brand and work. You can visit it here. I will soon include it into my portfolio, too.
If you’re interested too, click here to book
As my blog is still small, I haven’t lot of expenses at the moment.
The “main” and recurrent one is, of course, the web hosting. But luckily with BlueHost is just $3.95, so as you can see, I paid it off pretty easily.
This month I decided to change the theme and make a new
If you are curious, the WP theme that I’ve chosen is this one, of course from my favourite ThemeForest marketplace, and cost $61 in total.
Which is not bad at all, considering that it will last for at least a year or two. I really love the new theme and it has many customisations, so even if I get bored I still mix it up.
Goals for March 2019
The goals for March 2019 is, of course, to make better than the previous month.
I’d like to aim to make at least two Bluehost sales and two personalised website audit sales or WordPress coaching sessions. I think these are more close to what I do as a web designer and really makes me proud of my job.
I’m not particularly concerned about the ads income. Of course, I’d like to earn more from that but I understand that until I’ll have loads of traffic this won’t be possible.
I’d like to invest in a couple of courses, too. I’m looking into a good Pinterest one to teach me the strategy and increase traffic from it. I’m quite disappointed for how is performing at the moment so want to improve it.
UPDATE: I invested into a Pinterest course and… I wish I did it before! I finally learnt how to use Pinterest PROPERLY and drive A LOT of traffic to my blog. Here‘s the course, if you’re interested. Soon I’ll make a full blog post about it.
After one of my posts ranked on Google’s first page, I’m thinking to create a course or e-book about SEO. I’d like to share my SEO secrets, the techniques and strategies that bought me there with other bloggers. I’d love to know what you think… leave a comment below to share your thoughts 🙂