Background: I started blogging a little less than a year ago as a way to document my life, the kid’s milestones, and share photos with family and friends. Over the course of the year my following grew and opportunities arose to monetize my site. I have earned a little under $3,000 in the 5 months since I started monetizing. I should also note that I am currently working full time and blog on the side. You can read all the details on how to get started here.
I also changed up my BoardBooster tactics in the prior months and increased my budget to allow Pinterest to start taking the lead in my referral source. I definitely saw a growth in Pinterest referrals during February and March! If you haven’t yet signed up for BoardBooster you can use my referral link above to try it out for free.
My reason for continuing to write blog income reports is not to brag, but to encourage those with smaller blogs to value themselves. Not only are you following a passion but you’re also providing a service and visibility to a brand. You don’t need hundreds of thousands of pageviews (although that would be nice!) to be an asset to a brand. You just need to believe in yourself and your ideas!
Last month I mentioned my hesitation towards accepting a sponsored post and how it turned out to be a great decision and largest viewed post on Pinterest. This month it continued to drive a ton of traffic to my site as well! I’m starting to get a grasp on what readers want from me and the kinds of content to write.
Affiliate Income: $244.63
Top Posts for the month:
Net Income for March 2017: $1,924.63