I'm letting my readers in on how much I made in October 2022 as a small blogger! I'm sharing screenshots, how I did it, and the BEST thing I ever did for my blog that paid off BIG TIME. If you're interested in taking a peek at my small blog income report, keep reading!
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Small Blog Income Report: October 2022
How I made $1,279.32 online in one month
Hello and welcome to my very first small blog income report!
I’m so excited to share how I made $1,279.32 in October. It’s been a long time coming.
I can’t believe I’m writing this post right now. I have been reading blog income reports since 2020 and I’ve always dreamt of the day when I would be generating money on my own blog.
Well, here we are! It’s been a journey, to say the least, but I am SO happy to finally share my FIRST small blog income report with the internet.
It’s a really cool feeling to see your hard work pay off.
My background in blogging
I’ve had this blog since November 2020 but I was never consistent with it until last year.
I didn’t have any strategies or ideas on how to grow my blog. I just knew that I enjoyed writing and sharing things I love.
It wasn’t until January 2022 that I decided I needed to get serious about my blog. I purchased a blogging bundle, Perfecting Pinterest and Perfecting Blogging, from By Sophia Lee, which changed EVERYTHING for my blog.
After formulating my own strategies and staying consistent with SEO-rich blog posts. Eventually, I was ranking on multiple first pages of Google and making affiliate sales daily!
October was my first “holy shi*, I’m making money!” month. It was pretty surreal.
I had made a few hundred dollars through my affiliate partner, RewardStyle, but that was scattered from November 2020 until September 2022. My “lifetime earnings” amounted to about $250-$300; I am not counting any of that toward my October earnings.
I also had an issue with Google AdSense during October so I wasn’t running ads the entire month. My analytics will show differently for that time because there were no ads for the majority of the month.
OCTOBER BLOG INCOME REPORT $1,279.32
RewardStyle (LTK): $1,254.64
Google AdSense: $24.68
Affiliate Earnings + Blog Traffic
October was an exciting month for me! I had two seasonal posts that were bringing in most of the traffic so I focused on narrowing down my niche for the following month since Google was indexing me as more of a fashion and shopping blog. I’m still learning how to better understand Google and the science behind ranking high through SEO.
You need to start NOW!
Seriously, if you are reading this and have not started your blog yet, use this as your sign to start NOW! I sat on the thought and considered it for YEARS before I actually went through with it and I only wish that I started sooner.
I was under the impression that people who made money online and who were sharing their blog income reports were all very popular “influencers” with a big team of people working for them.
That is not (always) the case.
My blog is very, very small compared to others and the truth is, you do not need a massive following or hundreds of thousands of visits to your website to make money.
Pinterest is powerful
My website traffic is a split between Pinterest (you can follow me here) and Google searches. Pinterest remains my biggest source of traffic by a stretch.
I don’t really bother with Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook. I am currently putting all of my work into blog posts and Pinterest – it’s all you need to focus on!
Years ago when I was in college, I was very active on Pinterest and I accumulated dozens of boards categorized by fashion trend, season, and occasion. I somehow accumulated a good number of followers as well but truly, the amount of followers you have means absolutely nothing when it comes to making money!
In 2020, I ended up switching my personal Pinterest into a business profile (best part – it’s FREE!) and it was THE BEST MOVE EVERRR.
Having a Pinterest business account is an excellent way to track outbound clicks, saves, and impressions. Very useful insights!
Ready to start a blog?
I’m so excited for you! Creating your blog is the first step to earning money.
Once you build a brand for your blog – the name, the niche you want, the aesthetic, etc. – head over to Bluehost!
When I first started my blog, I purchased my website hosting through Bluehost and I can’t recommend it enough.
I was constantly chatting with customer service because I had so many questions when I first started setting up my website and they were always SO helpful.
Bluehost is a one-stop shop where you can purchase your domain and hosting all in one! I didn’t know this when I first purchased my domain otherwise I would’ve DEFINITELY gone through Bluehost! It's a no brainer.
My top 2 blogging recommendations
Like most things in life, it takes money to make money. Luckily, it doesn’t cost much to start a blog. Bluehost is my #1 recommendation when starting a blog because the hosting starts at $2.95 a month! That is INSANELY cheap!
My second recommendation is definitely investing in a course bundle that teaches you the ins and outs of how to rank perfectly on Pinterest and how to nail the perfect blogging strategy down.
By Sophia Lee taught me SO much and I will forever point people to the Perfecting Pinterest and Perfecting Blogging courses.
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