This summer was super busy for me because I spent a ton of time completing my first online course with my team. Well, we actually worked on 3 new courses and I am excited to say we have completed all 3 courses and we will be sharing them this month, yay!.
But as a result, I wasn’t able to do my income + traffic reports for July, August or September so I decided to combine them together so you can binge all three just like I do when I watch a new Netflix show, lol!
Each month I will share my progress on my biz journey in hopes to inspire others to keep pushing with their blog + biz even when things seem slow. So, my main focus for doing income reports is to keep myself accountable and to help inspire other bloggers that are just starting out. 🙂 I honestly believe anyone can make a full-time income from their blog with the right strategy.
I can’t wait to see my end of the year report to compare my growth and I can’t wait to hear about my different reader’s growth as well.
If you haven’t started a blog thus far but looking to start one, I have a full tutorial on how to get started today. You can check it out by clicking here!
So let’s do this!
TRAFFIC AND INCOME REPORT
Arts and Budgets Pageviews & Growth
The summer was great for my blog + biz! In the months of July & August, I focused a ton of attention on creating my course Social Media Ninja, as mentioned earlier.
I also focused on creating more content for my readers to help them grow their blogs and businesses. Additionally, I focused on my side hustle freebie which I updated some months beforehand and it has been doing really great with my readers. The freebie listed over 25+ ways to make extra money from home. You can grab the freebie by clicking here! Oh! Also, I will be working on a product in the near future for all my side hustle audience. #StayTuned!
Instagram (Goal: Increase followers by 1k)
Happy to say I hit this goal! #HiFive! My goal was only to increase my following by 1k and within’ the last 3 months and I have increased my following from 10k to 13k! So I actually increase my following by 2k. 🙂
My goal for this month (October) is to post more often and to utilize the video feature to its full potential. Instagram is one of my favorite platforms and in my course, I share how I grew my following from 2k to 10k in just 3 months. Next Goal: Hit 14k by end of Nov 2017!
Twitter (Goal: Increase followers by 1k)
I haven’t shown Twitter a TON of attention.So, my goal for Twitter is to post at least once per day and grow my following by 500 by the end of October. Twitter is an amazing platform and I have learned a ton about growing on the site so I am going to apply all that I have learned over the next few month. Next Goal: Hit 4k by October 2017
Pinterest (Goal: Increase followers)
I truly love Pinterest. Over the last 3 months, I have increased my followers by 1.5k! Which puts me at 4700! My goal is to hit 5k by Nov 2017. I currently still testing out manually pinning. I will have an update on this method in the next report. 🙂
Blog +Biz Income
Well, here comes the FUN part! The summer months income was slightly down but I am still very happy with the outcome. Also, Arts and Budgets is now officially…. Arts and Budgets, LLC and I can’t simply can’t wait to see where my biz goes throughout the years.
Let’s dive into the report!
Affiliate Income: (*Survey Affiliates & *Bluehost)
Total $ 1970
Focus Group For Instagram
Net Total: $ 3,625 (Anything with an * next to it is an affiliate link) Before taxes and tithes. 🙂
Next Goal: At least 1k for the month of October! 🙂
July, August & September Expenses
- Tailwind – $0 (Paid for the whole year)
- Board Booster – $5
- BlueHost – $0 (Paid for the whole year)
- Mailerlite- $10
- Teachable – $36
WHAT I AM DOING DIFFERENTLY IN OCTOBER
Social Media Ninja Ecourse Launch
I actually launched two new courses this month, the first one is Social Media Kickstart which is a FREE video-based e-course that will show you how to use Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to explode your blog audience and traffic! Check out the FREE email course by clicking the image below!
The second course is Social Media Ninja which goes into more detail about how to grow your audience, engagement on blog posts and traffic and it also includes bonuses! This course shares how I rapidly grew my traffic from 1,000 page views a month to over 60,000+ pageviews working Pinterest, Facebook groups, and Instagram together in less time. Check it out by clicking here!
New Brand Photos
I am finally going to get new brand photos done this MONTH before the weather gets super cold in Chicago! 🙂 I will update my site with the new photos by next month. Yay!
Guest Speakers In My Facebook Group
Yo! I truly love my Facebook group community and have met so many awesome bloggers and online entrepreneurs from it. So, for the rest of the fall, I am going to focus a lot of attention in my group to serve my members even better. As a result, I will start doing live video trainings starting in November and I am opening my group to have other Blog + Biz experts speak as well. So, if you are interested in going live and sharing some blog + biz tips in my Facebook Group please shoot me an email at Hello@artsandbudgets.com with more information about your blog + biz and what you would like to share. 🙂
So that’s it for now!I truly enjoyed writing this report up and I hope it helps you guys!