October 2020 income report: How I made $557.98 With a Brand New Blog.
Welcome to my first ever blogging income report! My October 2020 income report will show you exactly how I made $557.98 on a brand new blog.
I can’t believe I’m about to share how I made ACTUAL money from a blog I started just a few months ago.
First of all – why am I even sharing my income with you?
My blogging journey actually started 3 years ago. I created a blog in college and spent years (and lots of money) on it and never made a single penny.
Flash forward to this past summer and I started seeing income reports from other bloggers show up on Pinterest and Youtube. I found people my age and younger who were making 10, 20, and even 30k+ PER MONTH with their blogs.
I decided to go all in and learn everything I could about starting a money-making blog. And now, only a few months after launching this website, I’ve made $557.98 in a month just off of this blog alone.
Reading income reports from other bloggers was really helpful when I started out. Not only was it insanely inspiring, it also gave me a glimpse at where my stats needed to be before I could earn serious money with this website.
I’m sharing this income report to inspire you and show you that anyone can make money blogging!
Previous Income Reports
I officially launched this blog and made it public at the beginning of July 2020.
This is my first published income report, but this is how much money I made in the past 3 months since launching this blog:
- July 2020: $0 (469 page views)
- August 2020: $6.92 (2091 page views)
- September 2020: $17.75 (17,585 page views)
Now let’s take a look at my blogging income from this month!
October 2020 Income Report
In October 2020 I made $557.98 from my blog. Here is exactly where that money came from:
- Amazon Affiliates: $479.24
- Skimlinks: $14.49
- Google Adsense: $32.95
- Media.Net: $31.30
I applied to a larger, higher paying ad network this month but I haven’t had my application approved yet. Hopefully by next month I’ll be accepted and my ad revenue will go way up!
October 2020 Traffic Breakdown
October 2020 Page Views: 160,022
Pinterest Followers: 853
Email List Subscribers: 16
It doesn’t take very much money to start a blog but there are some minor expenses. This month I spent a little more than usual because I decided it would be worth it to invest in another online course.
Bluehost: $10.42 (I signed up for the more expensive plan and did a bunch of add-ons which I do NOT recommend. You can get most of the security features as free plugins on WordPress)
This month I also invested in a new Pinterest course that cost $99 at the time of purchase. I’m a HUGE believer in online courses and this one was amazing. I learned a ton about keywording my Pinterest boards and pins and scheduling efficiently.
The first time I started blogging I didn’t invest in any courses and my blog totally flopped after over a year of working on it. This time around I decided to invest a little bit more upfront to have all the knowledge right away and it completely paid off.
TOTAL EXPENSES: $119.41
What Worked This Month?
October was an insanely busy month for me. I got engaged, moved, and had a huge project for my regular job.
With all of that chaos, I didn’t work on my blog as much as I would have liked to this month. Somehow I was still able to publish 5 posts this month though.
However, the reason October was such a huge traffic month for me was because I planned ahead. I wrote halloween posts in July and August because I knew they would take a little time to rank on Pinterest and search engines.
And it definitely paid off! This post that I published on September 2 went completely viral and brought in thousands of views this month.
I highly recommend planning your content a few months in advance. If you write a Christmas post in December, there’s no way it’s going to rank in time for the holidays.
Blogging Goals for November
- I REALLY want to hit $1000 in November. Honestly, I have no idea how much money I’ll make in November. With the holiday season coming up I’m hoping my income will go up a little bit but I honestly have no clue!
- Publish at least 6 blog posts. October was absolutely insane but I was still able to get 5 posts up. I’m hoping that I can get at least 6 posts up in November since it’ll be a little less crazy than last month.
- Figure out how to get more email subscribers. My main email opt-in is a college packing list. Obviously not that many people are interested in downloading this when it’s not back-to-school time. In November, I’d like to figure out another opt-in idea.
I’ll be sure to update you in my November income report and let you know how I did on my goals for the month!
I still can not believe I made $557.98 from a brand new blog! I hope this income report will inspire you to start your own blog.
Do you have any questions about blogging? Feel free to send me an email at [email protected] and I’d be happy to help you!