July is here and I am wondering why is 2016 in such a hurry? To be honest, I don’t want it to end just yet. I feel like I am finally getting a sense of what 2016 is all about! Anyway, June turns out to be another down for page views and another great one for my online income. Let’s check out this June Online Income report, shall we?
If you are new to my blog for quite some time, I have started writing about my online income report to help me get out of my comfort zone and for accountability. I became a stay at home after working for over 15 years. This journey was rough for me and not financially but emotionally. I formed some stay at home mom bad habits that lead me to get out of my comfort zone and that lead me to start making money making blog.
After reading this book, How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul, I became more confident and decided I could increase my income. The funny part was that I decided to aim low when it came to my income. I didn’t dare to dream big.
I joined EBA (Elite Blog Academy) and that changed the way I handled my blog. I learned so much from turning my blog into a business and started from there. It was when I lost a chunk of my income that the drive to make more money from this blog became more important.
With that drive, I made new goals for 2016 that included the following:
A New Look! – I continue to work on behind the scene to make this happen and you should see this late spring/early summer. – Done
Continue to grow my business – The minute I decided to turn this blog into a business, everything changed for me. I have to continue to focus and keep going at it. It’s not an easy job, but I know I can do it. – Work in progress
Increase my page views to 250,000 – Pageviews are down, very down. But the year is not over, and my goal is achievable.
Earn a monthly income of $2,000 a month – When I lost a chunk of our income, I was panicking, but I sure was so wrong about it. I think this goal is attainable and one way to also put it is that this year I would like to make $22,000 this year or more. – Earn this in May and came close in June.
Help others – Giving back is an amazing feeling. As the year progresses, this is something that I am enjoy doing. Seeing others succeed warms my heart. – This is a continuing progress.
As you can see from the goals above I have completed some and not completed others, but the year is not over, and my drive is still there.
On a personal note, I am still recovering from my emergency hysterectomy, and that has slow my work down pretty much. I have been recovering well but emotionally; I am still trying to get there. I just didn’t expect this to happen and to slow everything down, but hey, this is life, and I have to deal with it the best way I can and continue forward.
We enjoyed having our cousins from Texas over for a few weeks and we took day trips all over. We had a fabulous staycation which helps us out. Kids had fun, and I get to relax and heal from surgery.
So enough about my personal life and talk about how much we made last month.
June Social Media Update
- Pinterest –14,259 June–15,291
- Facebook – 8270 June – 8371
- Twitter – 1680 June–1650
Page views – 40,187 ß Major drop
Below is the income my blog generated, by ads only, during the month of June. The reason why is because my goal is to increase my ad network income each month and this is a personal goal of mine; however, the actual money I got paid will be shown separately.
Ad Network Income: $295.53
- Adsense – $75.73
- Media Net – $20.75
- TBN –$199.05
Now this is the money I received in my accounts.
- Escalate Network – $38.00
- Media.net – $126.22
- Adsense – $214.22
- TBN – $503.29
- iConnect – $150.00
- Izea – $0.00
- Clever Girl – $150.00
- Linqia – $00.00
- TapInfluence – $350.00
- Misc – $0.00
- Affiliate – $00.00
Total amount paid in June – $1,556.71
- BoardBooster – $25.00
- Advertisement – $30.14
- Canva – $00.00
- Hosting, Domain, design -$00.00
- Izea – $0.00
- Giveaway – $00.00
- Travel – $00.00
- Writers – $20.00
- Misc. – $139.95
Total Expenses – $215.09
Last month’s expenses weren’t as bad, and that is probably because I was recuperating from surgery and taking care of my baby. Though July will bring bigger expenses from yearly subscriptions, I am expecting payments from the previous job but not as much as the last two months.
As you can see, my June was bad, but the income was still good. How was your month of June?