You all loved my August income report, which is why I've decided to do a September income report. I'm not sure if I'm going to continue doing these, but for now, I'm enjoying sharing everything with you all.
September was a rough month for me, personally, and when I'm super stressed out or feeling down, I refrain from doing any kind of work.
Regardless, I am working hard on being positive. There is a lot to be happy about and I've got to remember that.
A little about me
I started FITnancials back in 2013 as a hobby blog and to document my 60-pound weight loss. I spent around an hour a week on it and sometimes didn't touch it at all.
One year ago, I decided to go full-time on the blog and also quit my day job that was bringing me great income for someone my age.
Now, I'm making a steady $4,000 a month from my blog, and I get to work from home. My income has increased dramatically since October of 2016! I'll be making a post about my earnings for the first full year of full-time blogging soon. 🙂
Apart from blogging, I'm a senior in college with a 6-year background in the special needs community. I have been a Paraprofessional, Behavioral Therapist, an in-home caregiver, and more. I absolutely love this field, but after 6 years, I became incredibly burnt out.
However, I miss working in the field and sometimes think about becoming a special needs teacher. However, I love my blog and the life it gives me too much to give it up.
So what's new?
My income for September decreased. I only spent around 15 hours a week on my blog because I fell into a little “depression” this month.
I've also realized it's time to get serious about creating a digital product.
…which is why I'm already in the process of starting a product. Woo!! Super excited about this.
I also started a free Facebook group for readers of FITnancials. This group allows anyone to answer questions and get advice related to saving money, traveling, and healthy living! The group will help you stay motivated for whatever your goals are and I'll also be sharing helpful content regularly.You can join the group here!
I also completed a free email course for people who want to start a blog. I get so many emails from people who are eager to start a blog, and I'm never sure what to tell them. Another “woo!!”.
Page views have also increased this month, to my highest yet! Woooooooo! So many woo's this month!
How much time do you spend on your blog?
In September, I hit major blogger burnout. I've heard of bloggers getting “blogger burnout” several times in my blogging career, but have never experienced it. I ended up only working 15 or so hours a week in September.
How to make money blogging
There are many ways you can make money blogging. Some of these are:
- Sponsored posts
- Affiliate income
- Ad revenue
- Creating and selling your own products
My first product: Making Sense of Sponsored Posts
Learn everything there is to know about sponsored posts with my course Making Sense of Sponsored Posts.
Sponsored posts helped me become a full-time blogger and is my favorite way to make money blogging!
You also get access to a private mastermind group where you can ask any blogging questions and get help from me and other successful bloggers.
How much money can you make from a blog?
The amount of money you make from blogging is up to you. A vast majority of bloggers out there make no money, while others are making millions every year.
How much did you make in September of 2017?
Sponsored posts: $1,989
Affiliate Income: $509
Virtual Assistant: $900
Ad Revenue: $510
Free Products: $110
Top affiliate companies
- The Selling Family
- Pinecone Research
- Opinion Bureau
- Nielson Computer
- Raw Till Whenever
- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
- $5 Meal Plan
Bodyboss recently sent me their 12-week workout guide and a workout bra. I reached out to Bodyboss due to the popularity of their brand on Instagram and was eager to try out the program myself.
The fitness guide is completely different from the way I usually workout – either with a video or an app.
The Bodyboss workout program comes in a binder-like book, so you get to go at your own pace. You can also take the workout anywhere.
My #1 Recommendation For New Bloggers
If you've never taken a blogging course and aren't sure which one to choose, Blog With A Full-Time Job is IT.
Do you want to build a successful blog but have a full-time job?
Do you want a profitable blog but aren't sure what steps to take?
If so, you must check out Blog With A Full-Time Job.
This is THE course to take if you want a step by step plan to build a profitable blog.
Here are just a few of the things you'll get:
- A specific plan for launching, growing and monetizing your blog while working full-time
- The exact strategy to grow and monetize your blog to a six-figure blog
- Learn how to manage your mind, productivity, time management (all VERY important for working at home and running a successful business)
- How to set up a beautiful looking blog that is completely customizable
- How to write blog posts specifically for monetizing
- Sooo much more + tons of bonuses, templates, worksheets, etc.
Popular posts from FITnancials this month
- How To Teach English From Home And Make $14-$18 An Hour
- How I Make $3,000+ Per Month With Sponsored Posts
- 6 Free Monthly Budget Printables That Are Proven To Help You Pay Off Debt
- 16 Real Work From Home Jobs That Make Up To $75,000 Per Year
Blog related posts
- How To Start A Blog – Beginner Edition
- How I Doubled My Pageviews In 1 Month
- How My Sister Went From $0 Affiliate Income to $50,000+ A Month
- Officially A Full-Time Blogger + Tips For You
Classes have been insanely hard this semester. My adviser told me I have 30 credits left, which I WILL finish within 1 year from now.
I'm so ready to be finished with school!
Update: I should finish school by May! As long as I sign up for 1 extra class each semester. Aghhh!
I got close to 100,000 page views for the first time, which was another milestone for me. My digital product is almost complete, too!
I'm heading to Fincon in a couple of weeks, which is really exciting. I have mild social anxiety, so this will be exciting. Haha!
See you next month!
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