Income Report: @mirandanahmias' Second Month of Blogging! She made a profit of over $450!

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

 

 

44 thoughts on “My Second Month of Blogging: Income Report”

  1. 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 🙂

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      That’s awesome, Chelsea!! Last month, my first month, I only netted around $85, so you are already beating me!!! Great job hun, I know that you are going to KILL IT next month! 😀

  2. 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.

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Thank you!! Yes, that is exactly why I’m posting this! Well, actually, I just like to see all the numbers written down there for myself and my own records haha — but also, I think it’s so much more realistic! Bloggers that are making 3k+ each month have probably been blogging for months, if not YEARS. I wanted someone to see what you could expect to make as a true BEGINNER with blogging.

  3. 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?

    1. 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 in to encourage you to keep at it 🙂

      1. 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.

    2. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Hi Dawn! Do you have a service or products that you can sell using your blog? Or are you relying on advertising for income?

  4. 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! 🙂

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Thank you so much for your comment, Lily! It was definitely kind of embarrassing last month, when I only netted $85 haha! But I believe in being open with my readers, and I haven’t really seen anybody else doing income reports with less than $1k of profit…that’s just not realistic for bloggers starting out! THIS is realistic, and that’s why I think it’s really helpful 😀 Good luck on your blog!!

  5. 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.

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Thank you so much, Yael!! This comment just made my day 😀 I’m so glad that you had such a great experience on my blog. I have so much to say about graphic design!! I will be coming out with a course soon that I think you will love 🙂

  6. 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! 🙂

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Great question, Arielle! I wish I could answer it for you, haha. My family has an accountant that we all use, so I plan on just giving him the information and he will be able to make sense of it all. I do know that I will be deducting the hosting, domain name, etc. as expenses and declaring any income that I’ve made. I’m just not sure exactly how it all works! But there are some great tax-focused blogs out there that have lots of great information…

      Here’s an article from The Nectar Collective to get you started: http://thenectarcollective.com/file-taxes-blogger/

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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!

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Covering expenses is the first step!! Congrats on doing even that much, that’s awesome! 😀

  10. 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 🙂

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Thanks for commenting, LaShonda!! Yeah, that is a good idea! I posted this post on Facebook and ended up getting SO many comments and PMs about it, so I know that people are curious. I think that will have to be my next post!

  11. 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.

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      I think that almost all blogs can make money somehow! You just have to find the right way that works for you and your blog. Good luck, Leslie! 🙂

  12. 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

  13. 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

    1. miranda.mowbray@gmail.com

      Thank you Ivelisse! I actually ended up only doing one job for them and I made $5.00 haha. I had much better luck with Upwork!

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