I hope December is treating you well so far and that you are enjoying the holiday season!
November was a great month for me, both in my personal life and on the business side of things.
I spent much of November prepping for Savor the Holidays, which is my first-ever course I created and I am so excited about it! I’m really proud of how it turned out and have been loving the positive feedback I’ve been receiving from everyone participating. I’ve realized how much of a passion I have for creating solutions that help others to live a life they love, and I am looking forward to be able to do more of that in the future.
I’m back with another income report, so let’s jump in!
If you’re new here – The reason that I share my blog income reports is because I think it’s a great way to show that it is possible to earn an income online doing something you enjoy and are passionate about. I want to provide inspiration and encouragement to those of you reading who have doubts about your abilities to be able to make an income through blogging. This is also a great forum for me to share my experience in trying to earn an honest income from my blog, and all of the tips and tricks that I learn along the way.
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November 2015 Blog Income and Traffic Report:
-This post contains affiliate and referral links-
The income below is for money earned during the month of November but not necessarily paid out during the month of November. It’s also important to keep in mind that these numbers do not reflect the taxes I will need to pay on this income.
- Savor the Holidays mini course – $276.50
- Google Adsense – $87.06
- Sponsored Posts – $900
- GoDaddy – $210 –> How to Start a Blog
- IZEA – $0
- Amazon Associates – $29.86
- Additional Affiliate Programs – $125.26
Total Income: $1,628.68 (+$140.58 compared to last month)
The P.O. Box & Tailwind expenses are actually a yearly expense that I paid in entirety for a year, but I feel like breaking it out into monthly increments helps to see a more accurate picture of my total expenses compared to income.
- Savor the Holidays Affiliate Payouts – $66.75
- Gumroad Transaction Fees – $22.40
- P.O Box – $4.67
- Tailwind – $10
Total Expenses: $103.82
November 2015 Net Profit: $1,524.86
I received 74,371 page views in the month of November (+16,487 compared to last month)
It’s feels really good to say that I’ve had my “best blogging month ever” for the second month in a row now. I’m really happy with my blogging income for the month of November!
The income category that I am by far the most proud of is my Savor the Holidays course. Although I likely earned just a few dollars per hour for my time spent creating the course (I made a rookie mistake and didn’t track it), it was such a blast putting together, and the awesome feedback that I’ve received from those who are participating makes me feel so good knowing that it’s helping others to savor and enjoy this holiday season 🙂
I learned so much through the process of creating my course too, it was a learning experience through and through and I’m so very glad that I did it! The coolest part to me is that I was able to create something entirely from scratch. Seeing what started out as just an idea in my head turn into a fully fleshed out course is such an awesome feeling, and I look forward to going through this process again.
Overall, I’ve really been enjoying blogging and this wonderful community my readers have created and I really love that I get to continue being a work-from-home Mom. I feel like pinching myself sometimes because it just seems so surreal that I have the opportunity to create an income from blogging and doing something I love so much all while getting to work from the comfort of my own home and being at home with Little Miss. If that’s not the American dream, then I don’t know what is!
If you are a stay-at-home Mom looking to earn an income while still getting to be home with your babies, or currently work in an office but would love to be self-employed, I truly encourage you to start a blog of your own or check out these other at-home business ideas. Not only does blogging present a really fun way to make money online, but it can open up other opportunities for you too, like becoming a freelance writer!
I’ve been so enjoying this blogging journey and can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for my blog.
Top posts of November 2015:
- 11 Gift Ideas for Minimalists
- The Ultimate Clutter-Free Gift Guide
- The Mindset Behind Simplifying & Downsizing
- Easy and Inexpensive Christmas Decor Ideas
- Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Cozy
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the encouragement and support! How was your November? Let me know in the comments below!