Here we go with my second ever blog income report and a little recap of what happened blogging-wise in March 2019.
So, if you’re curious to know how I made $276 blogging in March 2019, keep reading this blog income report.
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How I made $276 Blogging in March 2019 – Blog Income Report
Again, as for the previous month, it hasn’t been easy. I really went through rough times, both blogging-wise and personally.
First of all, during the middle of the month, I got really poorly and for health reason, I couldn’t blog or promote the blog as usual. But I used that time to think about the future of the blog and where I want to take it 🙂
A lot of things happened during this creazy month, but one that has been really beneficial was finally taking a Pinterest course.
I decided to go with Ell Duclos’ Pinterest course and it really exploded my Pinterest traffic. Now is my #1 source of traffic, and is something I’m really happy about.
If you want to know more about the course and why Pinterest should be your #1 source of traffic too, click here to read my complete review of the course.
What didn’t work
Despite is growing, I’ve been let down a lot by Twitter. For the health reasons mentioned above, I couldn’t promote my blog as usual.
I couldn’t be very active on Twitter and this turned in NO TRAFFIC at all from the platform! Meaning that Twitter is good only if you promote every single day. But if you’re looking for “passive” traffic, meaning that you still get clicks from old posts, Twitter IS NOT the right place.
So despite up and downs, I’ve been able to generate a good amount of money with my blog this month too.
I’ll now going to explain to you
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This month my ad revenue isn’t great because I decided to change strategy and replace it with other sorts of ads. Now I’m waiting to see how it will perform 🙂
Find Sponsored posts
I’ve been lucky enough to find a network that gives me regular sponsored posts.
It’s a hell of a job finding and matching with brands that want to work with you but it definitely worth giving a try if you want to diversify your income.
Sponsored posts are the biggest slice of my blog income. Meaning that I can benefit
A blog can also be a great way to promote your freelance work and earn money. For example, I do web design works, WordPress and SEO.
At the beginning of the month, Traci from alotathoughts.com contacted me to help her
She decided to go for 2 coaching calls, which consisted of two 60-minute video calls where she shared her computer screen with me and I’ve shown her some personalised tips and tricks about WordPress.
If you need help with WordPress and SEO, feel free to book a lesson with me! You can find the different packages here.
Plans for April 2019
As much as I love writing about WordPress, I also would like to start covering new topics on my blog.
Since I started blogging, I also developed new interests. For example, I’d like to start writing about making money online and “boss-girl lifestyle”.
I’m also happy to announce that I started two new side hustles. It’s still at the very early stages but I’m sure they’ll have potential if I put effort in them.
First side hustle is retail/online arbitrage. Basically, you buy something at a cheap price and resell it to make a profit.
The second one, I’ve started to teach Italian lessons online and locally. This side hustle, in particular, is giving me a lot of joy as I’m finding more and more people want to learn the Italian language.
I’m still working to launch the website, but I’ve registered on a couple of websites and doing a lot of word-of-mouth.
Goals for April 2019
I really want to bring my YouTube channel back to life and upload new videos. Youtube works just like Google and Pinterest, is kind of a search engine, so I think it would be a good source of “passive” traffic.
I will keep going with my new Pinterest strategy and want to double the daily visits from Pinterest.
I’m going to definitely “abandon” Twitter as it doesn’t worth putting the effort in it. Now with the new side hustles, I’ve got much less time and need to focus more on what is working for me.
I won’t leave it completely, let’s just say I won’t focus my strategy on the platform so much as before.
After ranking on Google first page with some of the blog posts, I also want to start working on an SEO course. But I will need time to create it and, especially, time to create a good launching strategy – which I am completely bad at it.