It’s time for another income report guys! In these blog income reports I share my insights about my blogging journey and what has helped me or hindered me from growing my blog.
As a fashion blogger myself, I know that not many other fashion bloggers share their income as readily as I do, so I hope that this information is useful for any fashion and lifestyle bloggers out there!
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What’s Up In March?
Some of you probably know that I’ve now fully moved into my WeWork offices and I’m loving it here!
In March, I was quite productive: I brainstormed blog post topics for the entire year and put them down in my editorial calendar. I was also done writing March & April’s blog posts during the first week of March, which felt pretty bad-ass.
After that, I focused on more of the back-end side of blogging: I’m planning to release two new free email courses in May, so I went ahead and filmed the material for one of them already.
It’s going to be a 4 part free video series called Explosive Traffic With Pinterest, which is aimed to help you guys increase your blog traffic through Pinterest – watch out for this on my Youtube channel!
Speaking of my YouTube channel, I’m thinking of becoming semi-active there again. I’ve filmed a few videos that are meant to promote my own products as well as some affiliate products, so if I see a positive ROI, I’ll keep filming videos more actively.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how that goes!
Now, Let’s Get To The Money!
Mediavine – Display Ads
Amazon US – $1,147 | Amazon has been consistently among my Top 3 revenue sources in blogging. Many of you have asked for me to share my secrets, and I’ve finally listened.
I’m sharing all of my strategies that I use to make up to $2,000/ month with Amazon in my new ebook, How To Make A Living With Amazon Affiliates. It’s going to be released on March 1st, but if you preorder it, you’ll get it for 30% off!
Other Amazon Accounts – $211
RewardStyle – $324
ShopStyle – $15
Ebay – $3 (Every penny counts, am I right?)
Hosting – $205
ShareASale – $5
Total Affiliate Income: $1,910
*RewardStyle commissions aren’t accurate and tend to change before they are paid out. Often, returns are made and these are not yet accounted for. This doesn’t affect the grand total a huge amount, but it does change.
Explosive Traffic With Tribes – $68.60
Millenial Presets – $148
Instagram – $350 Read: How To Make Money On Instagram
MediaVine (Blog)– $571
Adsense (Youtube) – $42
Total Ad Income: $613
Total Income: $3,089.60 (Net Income: $2185.60)
WeWork Offices – $715
Haute Stock – $33(I paid $99 for a quarterly membership)
ConvertKit – $29
Tailwind – $10 (Annual Subscription)
(Tailwind is my favourite blogging tool and one of the main reasons I’ve been able to grow my blog so fast. You can try Tailwind completely free for 1 month by clicking here!)
Hosting – $10
Adobe Lightroom – $13
E-mail – $5
Bluchic Theme – $79 (for a separate blog)
Total Expenses: $904
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Monthly pageviews: 87,286
Monthly sessions: 57,346
Blog posts published: 10
Pinterest followers: 9,485 (+1,000)
Email subscribers: 358 (+252, I’ve only recently started e-mail marketing)
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What Worked In March
So, I had been selling my products on WooCommerce on WordPress before switching to SendOwl. WooCommerce is a completely free plugin that anyone can use to begin selling products on their website.
I had no particular issues with WooCommerce except that they didn’t offer the possibility of having affiliates.
Being an affiliate marketer myself, I know the value of having an amazing group of people promote your products for you. I wanted my blog to have an affiliate program too! (Interested in joining? Click here!)
At first I was a little sceptical – the platform costs $15 per month, and if I only make around $100 in sale per month, would it really be worth switching it?
Luckily, they had a free 30 day trial (try it out here for yourself!) and I went ahead and tried it out. I was VERY surprised by what happened. I still am very surprised.
My sales figures jumped significantly!
Yep, that’s right. And it wasn’t for the product that I thought would be bringing in most of my revenue. Nope, it was my first product, Millenial Presets that started selling like hot cakes.
Previously I was selling about 0-1 orders of Millenial Presets per month, and this figure suddenly jumped to 4 per month! Moreover, this data is only from 12th March onwards, so perhaps I’ll reach an even higher figure next month.
Okay, maybe “selling like hot cakes” is a bit of an exaggeration here, but I was very surprised to see it jump from 0 orders to 4 orders so suddenly.
A few reasons why this may have happened include:
- I revamped the sales page. It’s much prettier now with more images and testimonials!
- I increased the speed of my website, including the sales pages. According to experts, this is crucial.
- I switched to SendOwl, which offers a much faster transaction than WooCommerce. I can’t be sure, but I think there’s less cart abandonment with SendOwl because the transaction only takes about 5 seconds instead of 1-3 minutes.
With WooCommerce, the customer had to write down their address, telephone number and all kinds of nonsense that wasn’t actually necessary to make the purchase.
On the otherhand, SendOwl only asks for the most relevant information, and the transaction happens on the sales page, which makes things suuuuuuper fast and convenient for the user!
What’s Next In April?
I have quite a few plans in stock for April: first of all, I want to finish 2-3 email courses that I’m working on, including the free Explosive Traffic With Pinterest course.
These courses are all meant to increase the amount of my email subscribers and provide tons of value at the same time. After realising the value of email marketing I’ve become a bit obsessed with list building and I want to make it my top priority!
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Secondly, I’m also working on launching two more blogs this year.
One of them will be a beauty blog that I plan to sell later on, and the other one will have a focus on personal finance and investing – this is something that I’m super passionate about, but it doesn’t really fit my niche here on The Chic Pursuit, so I decided to make another blog for it!
There’s zero chance of me finishing both of the blogs in April, but I want to get started with the process and hopefully finish writing about 10 blog posts for my new blogs!
It’s going to be a loooooot of work behind the scenes, especially considering that I still plan to post at least once a week here!
Tripwire product. I’m also working on adding at least one new product to my shop. The product and sales page are 90% ready, but I just haven’t managed to set it up completely yet.
It’s going to be a super affordable, $6.95 product that teaches you exactly how to pitch to brands.
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