Income Report: My Third Month Of Blogging, February 2016 @mirandanahmias

My Third Month of Blogging: Income Report

Wow, I can’t believe that I’m already three months in! Although, at the same time, it does kind of feel like I’ve been doing this forever haha. Comment below and let me know how long you’ve been blogging!

The Month of February: An Overview

I’m not sure that I will ever beat January (at least any time soon) in terms of how happy I was and how successful I was with getting new clients and making money, but February was still pretty darn good! Interested in reading about my second month of blogging?

I didn’t make quite as much money as I’d have wanted in an ideal world, but I choose instead to put a lot of work into the business side of things in February instead of focusing on clients. In terms of my blog’s success (vs. actual profit), it was a really great month!

A few highlights:

  • I finally bit the bullet and got myself LeadPages
  • I experimented with Facebook and Pinterest ads
  • I created a kick-ass (if I do say so myself!) free email course
  • I’ve been working on a secret project
  • I revamped my services page
  • I hired two VAs! (One part-time virtual assistant and the other just for one project)

How I Did on My February Goals

February’s goals went over really well!

I was able to create a better balance for myself, especially towards the end of the month, by starting to book clients out in advance instead of trying to work on every single project at once (gee, I guess Halley Gray is a genius!). There was one point that I was booked out for 3 weeks! That’s absolutely a success in my mind.

Once I started scheduling my clients out, my stress level went WAY down and I was actually able to, like, sit down and have dinner with my fiancé a few times instead of stressfully eating at my desk in front of my laptop every night.

Another goal I had was to increase my profit-per-client ratio, which I did! I spent time updating my services page(s), added in a few new packages (especially in the virtual assistant section — check out my affordable rates!), and did a better job of making sure that my prices match my experience level and how much value I provide to my clients.

I also succeeded in posting on my blog at least 4 times (I had 6 posts!), creating my free email course, and writing to my newsletter subscribers a lot more.

I’m so happy that I was actually able to achieve each thing that I wanted to last month!

My Goals for March

  • Complete the secret project
  • Book myself out for 2 weeks of April
  • Participate in a webinar



What?? After only 3 months of blogging, Miranda Nahmias Design was able to pull in a profit of over $800 in February 2016! She provides detailed accounts of her expenses, goals, statistics and analytics. Gimme those juicy details!! // Miranda Nahmias Design

Now let’s get to the juicy stuff! And please tweet about this post for me, would ya?

(P.S. Red is less profit than last month, green is more profit than last month, and black is same profit as last month)

February 2016 Expenses

  • Boardbooster = $5.00
  • Tailwind (annual fee, divided by 12) = $8.67
  • Design Elements = $40.00
  • ConvertKit = $29.00
  • Buffer = $10.00
  • LeadPages (annual fee, divided by 12) = $24.97
  • Blog Hosting (annual fee, divided by 12) = $10.47 
  • Paypal Transaction Fees = $17.51
  • E-Courses & Ebooks = $47.00
  • Ads & Marketing = $47.32
  • Virtual Assistance = $55.00

Total Expenses = $294.94 (over $200 more than last month! Eww!)


February 2016 Income Report

  • Affiliates = $0
  • Google Adsense = $2.53
  • Design clients = $440.00
  • Virtual Assistance = $362.00

Total Income = $804.53 (Almost 200% more than last month!)

Total Net Profit = $509.59


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Let’s take a look back at what my January 2016 stats were:

  • Number of blog posts = 3
  • Blog Page views = 3,188
  • Blog comments = 39
  • Email list subscribers = 185
  • Facebook page followers = 146
  • Instagram followers = 701
  • Twitter followers = 508
  • Pinterest followers = 422
  • Google+ followers = 4
  • Profit per client = $41.11


Now, here’s what was going on in February 2016:

  • Number of blog posts = 6
  • Blog Page views = 4,279
  • Blog comments = 103
  • Email list subscribers = 379
  • Facebook page followers = 184
  • Instagram followers = 1,329
  • Twitter followers = 746
  • Pinterest followers = 567
  • Google+ followers = 13
  • Profit per client = $57.23


I have to admit that when I first started writing this income report, I really thought that my numbers were going to be low. February had seemed a little lackluster compared to January, but really, it was actually kind of awesome!!

I can’t believe that I made almost twice as much as I did last month! Of course, there were a lot more expenses this month than ever before, as my blog continues to grow. But I guess it paid off! I still ended up netting more than I netted last month, which is obviously always the goal.

March, here I come!

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7 months 23 days ago

Well Done! I haven’t built up the courage to post about my blog and biz goals yet, even though I know doing so is super helpful and inspiring. I appreciate your honesty because it’s got me feeling confident and motivated about what I can achieve as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂

7 months 22 days ago

Wow, great job! I look up to you, I have been blogging since September and I have not made nearly as much. You go girl!

7 months 22 days ago

Congrats!! I’m so happy for you! This gives me so much encouragement! Keep it up! xo

Mel |

7 months 21 days ago

It’s so fun watching your blog and business grow! Woo hoo!! 🙂

7 months 21 days ago

WOW!!! This is very encouraging! I am fairly new to the blogging scene myself and looking to perhaps make a supplement income. All this information I look at is very overwhelming, so it is kind of hard to know where to start, really. But seeing this post tells me I know it can be done. Keep up the great work!

7 months 21 days ago

This is certainly encouraging! Thanks for sharing.

Moose and Michelle
7 months 21 days ago

Wow, this is awesome! Great work. This is really inspiring 😀

7 months 18 days ago

This month I’m also trying to incorporate Pinterest into my social media. I’m not sure where to start since I’ve really only been putting my efforts into Instagram. I’m so excited you are doing so well and it give me hope that my blog will eventually do well too. Can’t wait to see how you do in March!

7 months 17 days ago

Great breakdown! My numbers are around the same as yours maybe a tiny bit more but similar to you my income is coming from the services I provide (writing and social media) more so than the blog itself. I can’t wait to get those numbers as well through affiliates, courses and ebooks. Congrats!

7 months 17 days ago

Love your blog and congrats on your achievements. Am definitely interested.

7 months 17 days ago

Very very impressive for just 3 month’s wow !!

Brian Manon
7 months 17 days ago

Well done. You are off to a great start with this being only your 3rd month. Congrats

7 months 17 days ago

I started my blog in dec too. I haven’t earned as much. I read a lot like you need to be in blogging for years before you earn something. You busted this myth. You are my role model now. Signed up for your email course. Keep it up girl..

Daundra Becker
7 months 17 days ago

This is so awesome! I’ve only been blogging a month, but I was super happy to make anything, even if it wasn’t a whole lot.

7 months 17 days ago

this is very encouraging! Great job!

7 months 17 days ago

Wow , that gives a lot of hope . I have started ‘blogging’ in september , haven’t made a penny yet . But I am only with Google Adsense still . I know , that this will never make an ‘income’ , need to find out more about opportunities . Thinking of product reviews , as I have seen quiet a few positive comments about this . Thanks for this honest informative post !

Carly Syren
7 months 17 days ago

Really interesting post! I’ve been trying to figure out how to monetize my blog, especially since I’m unable to have a full time job right now and my dream is to be a full time writer. I can see that you’re really putting time and effort into researching how to get it done properly. Any tips?

7 months 17 days ago

Awesome blog post! I haven’t actually posted any of my blog income reports but this post definitely challenged me to do so. Keep up the great work!

7 months 17 days ago

Miranda, you are breaking barriers and making everything happen!!! So happy to see your growth and evolution of your business! 5 figures is just an arm length away 😉

7 months 17 days ago

Well this is all kinds of amazeballs!! Congratulations!!! I just may need an FB cover designed!

Scott Penton
7 months 16 days ago

Fantastic, Well done, Would you mind joining another fb group, that I started, to help bloggers make money. thanks

7 months 15 days ago

Miranda, you’ve become such an inspiration to me! I’m currently teaching myself design and have been working slowly, yet steadily toward piecing my website and blog together, then starting with clients. There are so, so other bloggers and designers that I look up to, but I love that, at least with this blog, you’re just starting out! It’s far more relatable to be keeping up with you and it’s great motivation and inspiration for myself. Best of luck in future months!

7 months 15 days ago

Thanks for this post. I am currently blogging month three and have made less than $2. Yeah. So this post is super helpful. Thank you!

7 months 12 days ago

Congratulations on your income this month! Thank you for this encouraging post.

7 months 9 days ago

Your progress is so great!!!! I would love to connect with you! I have a question about VA’s. I saw that you only had to pay yours $55? I think my next option is to hire a VA. How much do they normally cost a month and what exactly do they do for you?

7 months 7 days ago

Any advice for a fashion diary blogger how to start making some 💰💰💰 and how to get more traffic

6 months 11 days ago

For one, Halley Gray?? Love her! Two, this is absolutely incredible. Would love to see a post about your launch strategy. How did you manage 3,000 views and 200 subs your first month? I’ve pinned and Stumbled this post because it’s nothing short of awesome what you’ve been able to do!

Sarah De Diego
4 months 18 days ago

Congratulations on doing so well so quickly! I’ve been blogging since 2010 and have yet to really monetize (to the extent you have). I’m still on the fence about it but after I take your course (I was your big blog giveaway WINNER!), we’ll see if that changes.

All the best with your upcoming nuptials!

Besos Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

The Broke Dad
4 days 19 hours ago
Great report, it is nice to see that you don’t need 10,000 page views or more to actual have a positive income. One thing I am confused about is how does hiring a VA earn you money? Never that I am typing this out I think I realize my are the VA and you are earning that money from doing VA work correct? Sorry when I first read that I read it as you were hiring a VA and somehow it was earning you money to do so. I was like hey wait, I am going to go… Read more »