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June 2017 Income Report

June 2017 blog income reportJune 2017 Income and Traffic Report

And then it was almost halfway through July! Man June was busy but July has been so much busier! I’m excited to share this income report with you all this month. I did really well this month and I’m looking forward to growing my skills even more. 

You can read my last Income Report here.

I saw quite a peak in income this month and it was due to a delay in payment that some influencer networks require. But I was quite happy with the additional income I made. So let’s look into how June went for Collectively Christine.

 

INCOME

Total: $2381.04

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EXPENSES

  • Adobe – $29.99: I use this to edit my pictures (lightroom), create graphics (photoshop), and I’m learning more about how to use Illustrator. They also offer a student discount. 🙂
  • Milotree – $9.99: I’m going to try this out for a couple months to see if it helps boost my following. 

Total: $39.98

SOCIAL MEDIA STATS 

  • Facebook – 343 (0%)-Sad! haha I really need to work on growing my Facebook Page. 
  • Instagram – 10265 (-.7%)–>Again followers and unfollowers. It’s quite annoying but what can you do.  
  • Pinterest – 1656 (+2.3%)
  • Twitter – 947 (+1%) – I would really like to get this to 1000 followers soon. 

TRAFFIC TOTAL

Below are some screenshots from my Google Analytics. You can click the images to get a closer look. 

TRAFFIC OVERVIEW

June 2017 blog income report

TOP TEN TRAFFIC SOURCES

SOCIAL MEDIA REFERRALS

IT’S TIME FOR A THOROUGH ANALYSIS

It’s time for me to sit down and really hone in on how to boost my page views. I feel I’m caught in a rut with this and my traffic is at a plateau. Pinterest is still my #1 referral and I don’t expect that to ever change. What have you done to get out of a traffic rut? I would love to hear your ideas. Instagram has been a struggle for me recently and I feel that I do really well with it and go off the deep end. All in all, I’m pretty proud of this past month. 

Goals from last income report (revisited)

  • 2 blog posts a week.–>I almost did it!! 7 blog post this month. So I’m going to say I achieved this.
  • Create a blog schedule.–>I’m stuck with this.
  • Schedule posts for the month in my bullet journal.–>Finally finished my bullet journal!
  • Save $300 ($150/paycheck)–>Did it! 
  • Workout 6X/week and meal prep on Sundays. –>Failed due to vacation and being sick.
  • Create some blogging printables for July–>Ha! Nope. Guess I better get crackin’!

July Goals

  • 2 blog post a week.
  • Send out weekly newsletter.
  • Keep up with my bullet journal and schedule.
  • Workout 4X/week.
  • Grow my twitter to 1000 followers.
  • Consistently post on Instagram.

What goals do you have for July? (Personal, health, or blogging)

How did your blog traffic do last month?

What are some thing that worked for you in May?

 

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47 Comments

  1. July 11, 2017 / 9:34 AM

    I really like how you do posts like this. I think that it is a neat idea and it sounds like you are doing very well. I hope to be able to eventually be able to say that I have made some type of money from doing my blog, which I love doing.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 4:11 PM

      Awe thank you so much Bryant! I would love to eventually say that! 🙂 Hopefully my hard work pays off!

  2. July 11, 2017 / 9:55 AM

    I love income reports!

    Facebook is such a different beast than Twitter. And I haven’t 100% figured out Pinterest yet…

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 4:10 PM

      I agree. Facebook is hard for me too. Although I don’t have a lot of Twitter followers, I have a better grasp on how to use it than Facebook.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 4:09 PM

      Thank you Kate. 🙂

  3. July 11, 2017 / 4:01 PM

    Awesome job w/sponsored posts! I love how you break down all your social media metrics too! I just published my first income report and need to include that kind of stuff on them moving forward.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 4:03 PM

      Thank you Michael! It’s a great way to keep track of your stats. I just want to be able to look back and see how far I’ve come. 🙂

  4. July 11, 2017 / 4:07 PM

    You go girl! I love reading other people’s income reports.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 4:01 PM

      Thank you Jenny! 🙂

  5. Joline
    July 11, 2017 / 8:26 PM

    That is awesome! Sponsored posts are few and far between I find but they’re really the way to grow. Well done you!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 4:01 PM

      Yeah it’s hard to rely on them fully. I’m trying to get more into affiliate income but that’s a whole other beast that I’m trying to tackle.

  6. July 11, 2017 / 8:33 PM

    Great month blogging! Posting income reports really keeps your goals in focus!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:55 PM

      It really does. I have to write my goals down because I’ll just forget and lose focus.

  7. July 12, 2017 / 10:19 AM

    Awesome work! I have really been working on my SEO to improve my affiliates and so far I am having great results. BC sponsored posts are a lot of work to promote. How do you get great engagement to keep sponsors happy. Any tips??

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:54 PM

      SEO is a big part of my posts too. I also make pins for sponsored posts even if I’m not required and that brings more traffic and engagement. 🙂 Sometimes going beyond what they ask pays off.

  8. July 12, 2017 / 1:07 PM

    Wow, you are killing it with the sponsored posts. Keep up the great work!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:52 PM

      Thank you Chelsea. 🙂

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:52 PM

      That’s awesome girl! Keep up the good work. 🙂

  9. July 13, 2017 / 10:35 AM

    I feel you when it comes to sticking to a schedule. I made a goal to post 3 times a week and I did it for a few weeks, but I’ve found it’s too overwhelming for me and 2 worked wayyyyy better this week. & it allowed me to make some printablea & more pins! Sometimes less is more.. my traffic has been up xx keep at it girl!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:51 PM

      Awesome Kait! Yes I feel like 2 post is the best to prevent stress and my content is better too. It’s all about quality over quantity. I’m really trying to boost my traffic. I’m at such a plateau but it just takes time I guess. 🙂

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:48 PM

      Thank you Annaliese! 🙂

  10. adriana
    July 13, 2017 / 2:34 PM

    You’re doing awesome! I love seeing posts like this. Keep it up girl! 🙂

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:47 PM

      Thank you so much Adriana! 🙂 That means a lot to me.

  11. July 13, 2017 / 5:30 PM

    Congrats on achieving a lot of your goals! I love reading peoples income reports and learning new ways to drive traffic and make money.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:46 PM

      Thank you so much Audrey! 🙂

  12. July 13, 2017 / 7:01 PM

    I’ve been losing followers on instagram lately which feels super annoying but I’m trying not to let it get to me. It seems like you did a great job with your June goals, good luck with everything you are pursuing in July (:

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:46 PM

      Yeah it is annoying but then I think to myself I want people to be engaged not just follow. If they aren’t engaging with my post (like or commenting) then “see ya later”. haha. I use an app that tracks who follows and unfollows me. I always get followed by other bloggers. I usually follow back to support my fellow blogger and then they unfollow me. That’s the part that’s annoying to me.

  13. the sophia diaries
    July 13, 2017 / 9:48 PM

    Good for you!!! Your stats look great despite the follower/unfollower situation on IG!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:43 PM

      Thank you! Social Media is soooooo hard for me. I don’t know why. I feel like there will be a day where it just clicks!

  14. July 13, 2017 / 10:52 PM

    First, love how thorough this is! And dang girl- I dream of the month when I can make that on sponsored posts, that’s awesome! I’m trying to learn the lesson of quality over quantity in terms of posts right now. This shows me I need to up my Pinterest game!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:42 PM

      Omg I’m glad you said that! It is quality over quanity. I come accross a lot of blogs with posts that are slapped together and you can tell they just wrote it to have something on their blog. But I feel readers really want quality content. Pinterest is a game changer for me, obviously. I use PicMonkey collage to do my pins. 🙂

  15. July 14, 2017 / 4:31 AM

    I LOVE that you actually talk numbers! I don’t find very many income reports that are truly transparent, so thank you!

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:38 PM

      Awe thank you! That’s how I wanted my income and traffic reports to be. Transparent. I learned this from some of the many bloggers that inspired me to start my own blog. 🙂

  16. July 14, 2017 / 7:23 AM

    That is awesome that you made that much without a huge amount of traffic. Inspiring.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:37 PM

      Thank you. I was reading a article recently saying how brands are actually choosing smaller influencers because they are more engaged with their followers. Obviously I’m bottom to someone who has 100,000+ PV or followers but sometimes it’s more than just numbers. 🙂

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:36 PM

      Yeah I LOOOOOVE Pinterest! I feel if you have great pinnable images people are more eager to pin.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:35 PM

      Thanks girl. 🙂

  17. July 14, 2017 / 1:46 PM

    Wow how great is this! Awesome job.

    • Christine
      Author
      July 14, 2017 / 3:34 PM

      Thank you so much Summer!

  18. July 16, 2017 / 8:38 AM

    Good luck meeting your goals. I *just* hit 1000 TW followers this month, and it was hard-won. I do well planning blogging and social media work but fall short on meeting all of my plans – just not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. Anyway, best of luck for next month!

  19. alex
    July 17, 2017 / 11:52 AM

    I love reading posts like this!! It is SO cool how you can make some extra side money like this while having a FT job!

  20. July 17, 2017 / 5:47 PM

    Awesome Results!
    Way to Go!

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