Today I’m sharing my May 2016 Blog Income Report. For more reasons than I want to talk about, May (and the first week in June) were just crazy for us. I’m late getting this report put together, but late is better than never, right?
Scroll to the bottom for links to my previous month’s income. Why am I sharing? Well, several months ago, over on Rose Bakes, I wrote a post about how to make money blogging (specifically with a food blog, but most of my info would apply to any blog). Then back in January, I wrote a post on how I made almost $37,000 blogging in 2015. Both of those posts got a lot of attention.
In addition to that, I’m always talking about finances with someone. I love to talk about budgeting, saving, making money online, paying off debt, blogging, etc. And ya’ll… when I say I love it, I mean I love it. I get as excited about that stuff as I do about cake. Haha!
Yes, I am a nerd. (I absolutely love math! 😉 )
Anyway, since my previous posts about blogging and money and income have been popular and I absolutely love reading other blogger’s income reports, I figured I’d jump on that bandwagon and start sharing my income reports. My hope is to inspire, encourage and help other bloggers increase their income… or help someone else jumpstart a blog so they can start earning online as well!
And maybe… just maybe, I’ll start blogging about all the other money related stuff that I love too… like how to budget, how to stay out of debt, how to plan for emergencies, etc. What do you think?
Okay, so without further delay… here is my May 2016 Blog Income Report (this includes both of my blogs although most of it comes from Rose Bakes).
May’s income was pretty close to April overall. Like April, I didn’t write any sponsored content for the usual companies. I think I’ll have to re-evaluate my goals on sponsored posts since I’m not being selected nearly as often right now. The lack of sponsored content was made up with affiliate sales though. I really worked my email list and some Craftsy sales to increase my Shareasale income…. and that was nice!
May’s expenses were also up quite a bit, again… even more than April. If you visit here often, you’ve probably noticed my redesign (which I love) – that was one of my biggest out-of-the-ordinary expenses.
I’m really tired of high expenses so I’m 110% determined to figure out ways to cut expenses in June and have them significantly lower by July. My goal is to have them lower than $1000… or even lower than $750 would be excellent!
And here’s the breakdown…. May 2016 Blog Income Report
- Adthrive $ 2583.45
- Shareasale** $ 820.91
- Amazon $ 441.87
- Ultimate Bundles $ 219.82
- Linqia $ 156.40
- Bluehost $ 150.00
- Adsense $ 141.19
- Swoop $ 109.68
- Blogher/Sheknows $ 50.00
- Sovrn $ 2.36
- Gourmet Ads $ .01
TOTAL INCOME: $ 4675.69
- Virtual Assistant $486.17
- Contract Work $ 470.00 (RoseAtwater.com new design + ebook ghost writer)
- Education $ 146.99
- BigScoots (Hosting) $ 69.95
- Madmimi + Google $ 65.15
- Photography Equip/Props $ 27.70
- Plugins, Apps, Software $65.09
- Paypal + Bank Fees $ 21.10
- Inventory $ 37.53
TOTAL EXPENSES: $ 1389.68
NET INCOME: $3286.01
Here are my previous month’s posts with monthly pageviews for Rose Bakes:
- January 2016 – $2019.68 | 326,229 pageviews
- Feburary 2016 – $3223.67 | 324,460 pageviews
- March 2016 – $4257.42 | 341,411 pageviews
- April 2016 – $4068.26 | 316, 593 pageviews
- May 2016 – $3286.01 | 337,854 pageviews
Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment!
Also, check out the related posts below (and I’d love for you to Pin them!):