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Blog progress report on the first month of my blogging journey.
Wow, can you believe it, one month went by that fast!
My blog is already a month old and I cannot wait to share my first blogging income report with you. It seemed so long ago that I was just thinking of
I started a website 2 years ago but a lot of personal matters happened that I was not able to maintain. It was just three months old and I decided to take down the whole website.
Looking back, if I had known better, I should just have left it alone not take it down. It would’ve been out of the Google sandbox now and maybe even ranking.
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But anyway, I learned my lesson. Now I am back to the blogging world.
I decided to start a blog on personal finance because I wanted to share my journey towards financial freedom. You can learn more about me here.
Why Am I Sharing My Blog Income Report?
First and foremost, I am sharing my blog income report because I want to document my blogging journey. By doing this, I will be able to have something to look back on with regard to the goals and strategies that I did.
Secondly, I want to instill trust and give inspiration. I want to show you that I am also a real human being, who is starting from zero.
I am a wife who works a
Finally, I want to motivate myself.
By posting this blog income report, I am motivated to put in the work and take blogging seriously. It makes me more accountable.
What Happened on My First Month
My Worthy Penny was born this month, February 2019!
I finally got the courage to put my thoughts out there in the big wide world.
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I did a lot during my launch month. I signed up with the following:
Sadly, I did not earn anything this month on
However, as I’ve said before I am doing this because I want to show you that I am starting from zero.
Although a lot of bloggers out there earned a lot in their first month of blogging, there are also those (including me) that take longer to make any.
But since I blog about personal finance and that includes making extra money online, I will be including earnings from these apps that I use:
TOTAL INCOME= $42.84
Please note that these are earnings, not actual payouts. Each app has its own payout threshold.
I also earn gift cards from these apps but I am not going to include them on the total income.
- Fetch Rewards (Referral Code: AN3AJ)
- Shopkick (Referral Code: SHOP741145)
- Drop (Referral Code: d0m46)
- Receipt Pal
If you want to check out the above apps, I would really appreciate it if you will use my referral codes.
Although I signed up with a lot of companies this month, I am still on their trial period, therefore, they are not listed on this expense section yet.
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- Tailwind-you will get $15 credit when you use this link and a FREE trial
- Smarterqueue– you will get a
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P.O Box- $17 for 3 months
TOTAL EXPENSES: $112.15
NET INCOME: -$69.31
Traffic and Metrics
My traffic this month is not encouraging either. However, I am learning a lot along the way and I strongly believe that something is better than nothing.
I use Google Analytics for my data.
Most of my traffic came from
As I’ve mentioned before, I used to have a website but I shut it down.
However, I kept the Pinterest and Twitter accounts associated with the old website. I just remodeled it to match my current blog’s vision and goals.
As a result, you will notice that I already have some following on my Pinterest and Twitter accounts.
Email Subscribers: 3
I do not have Facebook because they keep on disabling my account even if I submitted all the requirements that they were asking.
February Goals and Results
I think I had set my February goals a little too high that I was not able to meet most of them.
- Pinterest: 3,200 Pass
- Twitter: 7000 Fail
- Instagram: 100 Pass
- Email Subscribers: 10 Fail
- Page views: 1000 Fail
- Visitors: 500 Fail
- Earnings: $20 Fail
- Write 15 blog posts Pass
- Pinterest: 4000
- Twitter: 6800
- Instagram: 300
- Email Subscribers: 15
- Page views: 1200
- Visitors: 600
- Earnings: $30
- Write 1 blog post per week
There you have it!
That is how I did in my first month of blogging. Quite disappointing but it is better than nothing.
But on the other hand, earning from blogging does not come overnight. It does take time so I am teaching myself to be patient and continue learning.
Have you started a blog yet? Tell me how you did on your first-month blogging income.
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