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WELCOME TO WELL AND WEALTHY‘S ELEVENTH BLOG INCOME REPORT FOR APRIL 2018!

At the moment these income reports keep getting better and better and I really feel like I’m making headway now!

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WHY AM I WRITING AN INCOME REPORT?

(I write pretty much the same thing here every month so just skip this section if you’re a regular!)

This blog is all about education and my journey from quitting the 9 to 5 and making a living from blogging. I want to help you guys and I figured the best way to do that is to be honest with you, particularly about what I’m doing that works, and what I’m doing that clearly doesn’t.

The best way to detail all that out is an income report.

Now if you haven’t previously seen an income report before you’re probably a little confused as to why someone would basically reveal all their business’s finances to the world. But that’s what I love about blogging. It’s an entire industry obsessed with being transparent and helping one another succeed. The income reports are not released to brag, they are there to help everyone see exactly how you make money blogging.

And hopefully inspire them to see that it is possible to create a sustainable, authentic business that really helps people while supporting you financially!

 

I made over $300 in my eleventh month blogging! Read my April 2018 blog income report to find out how, and learn what I did to skyrocket my pageviews! I explain how I make money blogging working from home full time! Blogging is one of the best ways to increase your income and it can make an awesome side hustle.#blogincomereport #incomereport2018 #bloggingincomereport #makemoneyblogging
I made over $300 in my eleventh month blogging! Read my April 2018 blog income report to find out how, and learn what I did to skyrocket my pageviews! I explain how I make money blogging working from home full time! Blogging is one of the best ways to increase your income and it can make an awesome side hustle.#blogincomereport #incomereport2018 #bloggingincomereport #makemoneyblogging

 

PAGEVIEWS

(Numbers in brackets are last months…)

Pageviews over April 2018: 12,040(6,021)

Sessions: 9,290 (4,317)

Bounce Rate: 84.83% (80.89%)

Average Session Duration: 00:59 (01:08 )

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Checkout that viral!!! Oh yessss!!! Interestingly that traffic spike came from StumbleUpon, but more on that later.

I made over $300 in my eleventh month blogging! Read my April 2018 blog income report to find out how, and learn what I did to skyrocket my pageviews! I explain how I make money blogging working from home full time! Blogging is one of the best ways to increase your income and it can make an awesome side hustle.#blogincomereport #incomereport2018 #bloggingincomereport #makemoneyblogging

Here is my weekly traffic since I started the blog! That spike really is incredible isn’t it, and we can see that slowly but surely my traffic is increasing over time.

TRAFFIC ACQUISITION

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Wow my social traffic has really jumped! It was only 2,460 last month!!!I’m also really pleased to see that organic search is also holding up.

I made over $300 in my eleventh month blogging! Read my April 2018 blog income report to find out how, and learn what I did to skyrocket my pageviews! I explain how I make money blogging working from home full time! Blogging is one of the best ways to increase your income and it can make an awesome side hustle.#blogincomereport #incomereport2018 #bloggingincomereport #makemoneyblogging

Check out how much traffic came from StumbleUpon this month, pretty cool right!

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

PINTEREST:

Followers: 887 (717)

(Increase of 170)

Pageviews from Pinterest: 5,851 (3,243)

Here is a screenshot of my traffic from Pinterest from Google Analytics.

I made over $300 in my eleventh month blogging! Read my April 2018 blog income report to find out how, and learn what I did to skyrocket my pageviews! I explain how I make money blogging working from home full time! Blogging is one of the best ways to increase your income and it can make an awesome side hustle.#blogincomereport #incomereport2018 #bloggingincomereport #makemoneyblogging

Below is a screenshot of my Pinterest average viewers.

I made over $300 in my eleventh month blogging! Read my April 2018 blog income report to find out how, and learn what I did to skyrocket my pageviews! I explain how I make money blogging working from home full time! Blogging is one of the best ways to increase your income and it can make an awesome side hustle.#blogincomereport #incomereport2018 #bloggingincomereport #makemoneyblogging

While my average monthly viewers is pretty similar to last month, my average monthly engaged has increased by 1,628, which means although my content isn’t being shown to more people, the people who it is being shown to are interacting with it more.

 

FACEBOOK:

I’m still not posting on Facebook, but might start again at the end of this month… Maybe…

Likes/Followers: 292

(Increase of 4)

Reach: 25

(Increase of 4)

 

INSTAGRAM:

I’m trying to post to Instagram but honestly the ROI is so poor I struggle to consider it a good use of my time!

Followers: 493

 

EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS

I kept my email marketing ticking over and actually started a second email list for my blog based more on the lifestyle posts I’ve been doing!

Blogging Subscribers: 705

Blogging Newsletter Opens: 41.8%

Blogging Newsletter Clicks: 4.5%

Lifestyle Subscribers: 31

(I hadn’t sent a lifestyle newsletter at this point, so no stats yet…)

 

BLOGGING EMAILS I SENT:

Newsletters:

(And I always resend to unopened two days later so the stats below include both sends. )

How to increase your newsletter open rates!!! (Open rate – 36.50% Click rate – 7.27%)
Is Pinterest updating!?! ??? (Open rate – 44.06% Click rate – 3.71%)
what to do next (Open rate – 43.79% Click rate – 5.22%)
making the most of what you’ve got ??? (Open rate – 43.60% Click rate – 3.68%)
Insider info on Pinterest!!! ??? (Open rate – 40.95% Click rate – 2.77%)

 

INCOME AND EXPENSES

INCOME EARNED IN APRIL:

Billionaire Blog Club: £104.04 ($138.80)

Haute Stock Membership: £19.16 ($29.70)

Beta Testing for my email marketing course: £69.72 ($93.01 although this isn’t quite perfect as there are other fees etc)

Freelancing: From now on I am only reporting this when I receive the money.

Google AdSense: £10.43

Total Income Earned in April: £203.35 ($271.30)

Total Income Earned Since Launch: £864.38 ($1,200.65)

 

INCOME ACTUALLY RECEIVED IN APRIL:

Haute Stock Membership: £19.16 ($29.70)

Freelancing: 201.96 ($312.50)

The money that actually hit my bank account this month is: £221.12

In case you were interested, since I started blogging £591.18 has hit my bank account!

 

APRIL EXPENSES:

Deposit Photo: £36.02 ($49.00)

Post By Number: £7.95 ($10.80)

BoardBooster: £11.04 ($15.00)

Scan My Post: £15.00

Facebook Ads: £4.88

April Expenses Total = £74.89 

 

PREVIOUS EXPENSES:

I use to list out every single expenses I had since starting the blog, but it was getting wayyyy too long. So instead…

Total Expenses Since Launching (Including April) = £2,065.20

 

PROFIT/LOSS:

Currently at an overall loss of: £1,474.02 

 

WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN’T THIS MONTH?

StumbleUpon worked brilliantly this month, as that was what was responsible for that big traffic spike I had!

Now StumbleUpon is not known for being a sustainable traffic source but it can be great if your close to getting into a premium ad network like MediaVine, or if you just need the moral boosting effect of a big traffic spike!

So if you want some of that StumbleUpon traffic here’s what you do…

Set up an account on StumbleUpon, then come and follow me (okay that bit isn’t mandatory…) and make sure you fill out your interests.

Then hit the big red stumble button and check out the different web pages that come up. Make sure you like a few relating to your niche that are of a good quality. For the first few days of stumbling the articles you get can be a bit hit and miss, so just persevere for a few days and it will learn what you like.

To get traffic to my site I did a little more than just casual stumbling. I added some posts from my site to StumbleUpon. To do this head to your profile then click ‘Add a Page’, fill out all the details as accurately as possible and then submit it.

My current stumbling routine has been to ‘stumble’ and like (thumbs up button) 5 to 10 pages, then I will add a blog post from my site, add a post from someone else blog, stumble a couple more articles, add another blog post from my site, add another post from someone else blog and stumble a couple more articles!

Happy stumbling!!!

 

LAST MONTH’S TO-DO LIST:

  • Update 12 posts – Did not manage
  • Join 12 more group boards not in the blogging or money topics
  • Publish 6 posts under my health category – Did not do
  • Publish 6 posts under my organizing category – Nearly hit this one!!!

MAY’S TO-DO LIST:

Okay in reality I’m publishing this a bit too late to create a to-do list now, but because the freelancing work has really been taking up most of my time I do have one item I need to get to grips with before June…

  • Get organized and balance my freelance work with my own blog work

 

Overall April was a fantastic month, but saying that I already know May blows it out the water!!!

Any questions please ask away in the comments or email me at sammy@wellandwealthy.org!

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