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My Second Month Of Blogging: Income Report

My Second Month of Blogging: Income Report

Wow, January was amazing!!

The only real goal that I set for myself was to beat my December profit, and I absolutely did that! In fact, I did that a whole week and a half ago, so I was really really proud of myself!

One thing that I’ve noticed as my blog + business starts to pick up is that it has been really hard to balance everything.

A lot of the time, it feels like I’m either having to choose between content creation and establishing my blog or getting new clients/working with current clients.

As I get busier and busier, I also have been realizing how stressful it is to try to get a business off the ground and work a full-time job! I am luckier than most, as I have a really flexible schedule, but I am still feeling stressed out and overwhelmed quite a bit of the time.

My Goals for February 2016

  • Be less stressed overall and work on creating balance between my personal life + my day job + my business + my blog.
  • Increase my profit per client ratio by valuing my time correctly and being choosier with the clients and projects I take on.
  • Post on my blog 4+ times
  • Create an email course to increase my newsletter subscribers
  • Write to my newsletter subscribers 2+ times


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

January 2016 Expenses

  • Iconosquare Annual Account Fee = $28.80
  • (1) Passionfruit Ad = $15.00
  • Boardbooster = $5.00
  • Design Elements = $0.67
  • MailChimp = $9.00
  • Buffer = $10.00
  • Blog Hosting (annual fee, divided by 12) = $10.47
  • Paypal Transaction Fees = $13.45

Total Expenses = $92.39 ($40.40 less than last month!)

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January 2016 Income Report

  • Affiliates = $0
  • Google Adsense = $3.85
  • Design clients = $370.00
  • Virtual Assistance (through UpWork and FancyHands) = $97.36

Total Income = $470.94 (Over 2x more than last month’s income!)

Total Net Profit = $378.55

YAY! Wow, this is so amazing! Some people might not think that a less than $400 monthly blog income is anything, but to me it’s everything. Especially since it’s only my second month having this blog, too!

I am extremely proud of myself for all the hustling that went into creating that profit 🙂

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All the Stats and Analytics!

Let’s take a look back at what my December 2015 stats were:

  • Number of blog posts = 10
  • Blog Page views = 1,880
  • Blog comments = 48
  • Email list subscribers = 51
  • Facebook page followers = 102
  • Instagram followers = 299
  • Twitter followers = 362
  • Pinterest followers = 374
  • Google+ followers = 2
  • Profit per client = $26.13


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

  • 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


I love that my stats increased in (almost) everything! Writing everything all down like this really makes me be able to have a solid understanding of how much I truly am growing! Sometimes, day to day, it can seem like I’m stagnating, or that I’m not making as much progress as I want to be.

But all I have to do is look at these numbers — and, wow, it’s really apparent that I am doing well 🙂

Income Report: My Second Month of Blogging — $470.94. How many clients I worked with and all of the things I spent money on. // Miranda Nahmias Design @mirandanahmias



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Congrats! This is very inspiring. I just began blogging and Freelance Writing full time this month and earned a total of $110, but I’m still working on gather blog followers. Thanks for sharing your income report, it’s given me some optimism for the coming months 🙂


Wow, that is so great! I love seeing income reports, and while it’s fun to see the thousands that the bigger bloggers make, seeing this from someone just starting out is super encouraging!
Thanks so much for sharing.


Totally agree Megan!


That’s SO awesome! Congratulations, girly!


How are you making money? I’ve been blogging since October and haven’t made any money what so ever. What am I doing wrong?


Hi Dawn – I just took a look at your blog and I don’t think you are doing anything wrong at all. You have a beautiful blog 🙂 I also think it is completely normal for bloggers to NOT make any money early in the game. Keep being consistent and just be you! I’ve been blogging for a year now and slowly but surely the money is starting to come in. It’s a slow process but if you are doing what you love then just keep at it. **I know this question for was Miranda but I had to chime… Read more »


Thank you so much for your reply I really do appreciate it. 🙂 I’m just not sure I’m doing everything I can to make money. I’m slowly learn I guess.


I love your blog btw 🙂


How awesome! That is amazing that you have been so successful!

Alicia vikander

Enjoy reading your income report, Great work!!


Congrats, girl!


So inspiring to me, as I just started focusing on trying to make an income from my blog at the end of December! I was thinking about posting my income report but it’s hardly ANYTHING. So, I like seeing this report from someone who is just starting out as well! Congratulations! 🙂


Your website looks really attractive- I love the ease of use. I feel your enthusiasm as I poke around. I can’t wait to get your blogging tips and particularly graphic guidance. If this is an example of your work – you are off to an excellent start.


Congrats, you’re doing great! Do you mind if I ask how it works for taxes? Have you done a post on that? I’m looking to move to a self-hosted blog and would love to file a tax deduction for business type expenses on the blog, but I’m not sure what counts as income and what would be taxable deductions, etc. Would love some insight, as it looks like you’re making some money there girl! 🙂

Alissia Haggard

Income reports are so great and help me get motivated to make money! 🙂 Thanks and congrats!


This is amazing!!! I do the same stats, I can’t wait for 11pm on the last day of the month JUST so I can see how much growth I have achieved!!! Woohooooo! Congratulations!!!

Anastacia Hauldridge

Well done! you are on the right track my dear.


Great accountability! Congrats on putting it all out there!


Congratulations on a great month!! You grew your following a lot over the past month, very encouraging for people like me trying to grow their following 🙂

I love that you share this information and that you break everything down so well. It’s very inspiring. I’ve saved to do for myself. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


Dang girl you are killing it!! January was my first month on my new site. My email list is at 6! But hey, we’re all starting from the bottom right?! My side hustle is selling passive income physical products in an etsy shop. I haven’t put much effort into it but it still covers my minimal expense for my blog!!! Congrats on all your hard work and am excited to watch both of us grow this year!


Miranda, I am so happy for you and so thankful I got a chance to work with you as a client in January. You should definitely do a post about how your following and email subscribers increased even when you blogged less in January. Just a thought 🙂


Awesome job! I’m wording on making a little more money from my blog, I’ll be exploring options this weekend. I find its hard to find other blogs to sponsor my blog.


Congrats on your success.


congrats! i love that you listed out how you actually made money AND your expenses! it is so great to see that you are successful after a short time! great job! xo

Kim George

Well Hiya there Miranda! I absolutely adore your blog chica. Congrats to you and Keep rocking it out 🙂

Ivelisse Estes

I am so happy for you! I am working on re-vamping my blog right now so this is really encouraging. I would love for you to do a review about your job with Fancy Hands! If you can’t I understand, just thought I would ask lol

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