I can’t believe we are already on the back half of September! Where has the year gone? Before the month ends, I want to make sure to get my August Income Report up for you guys!
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- Freelance Writing: $250
- Sponsored Posts: $400
- sovrn: $11.12
- Google Adsense: $1.42
- Shareaholic: $2.05
- Total: $664.59
What I Did Differently This Month
To be honest, the past couple months I have been about 60% focused on actively trying to grow this blog. I’ve been slightly more focused on personal training and teaching classes since that is where the reliable income is at the moment. It isn’t until I write these monthly income posts that I realize my main focus has really been on posts themselves and not the blog overall.
My income took a jump last month because I got paid for some sponsored posts that I wrote. Unless I maintain those types of posts, it won’t stay quite as high. I get a lot of pitches from companies, but there are so many that I don’t even consider because they aren’t a good fit for myself or my readers.
I wrote a post about cloaking your affiliate links which is funny because I didn’t use very many in August. I’m still glad I set them up that way though for the future.
Most Popular Posts
I decided to start including this in my income reports because it is also helpful to me to see which types of posts do well. This way I can see what YOU as a reader respond most to and I can tailor future posts to those topics.
- What Are Nofollow Links and Why You Need To Use Them
- My Project Semicolon Experience
- The Introvert’s Guide to Fitness Instruction — this one was shared on Pinterest a LOT…guessing I have some fellow introverts out there?
- Sometimes It’s Not Ok.
Plans For September
- Check in with previous month’s income report to see if I am on goal for the month
- Continue to pitch for more freelance opportunities (I have a new one in the works right now)
Last month I talked about how ad networks were basically useless to me at this time, but I decided to keep them more out of laziness than anything else 🙂 If they end up being a problem for you, please let me know!
If you can think of anything that you would like to see (or not) on Erin’s Inside Job or topics that you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section! If you want me to go into more detail about any of the ways I am using to monetize, just ask. I have been excited to write these and I’m sure in my excitement I have forgotten something. As always, it is your feedback that helps me know what direction to go to make sure that you are getting the most out of your time here!
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