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!!”.
Are you interested in starting a blog and becoming a full-time blogger? If so, check out my FREE 7-day course that will tell you everything you need to know, including how to create your own blog from scratch, essential blogging tools successful bloggers use, how to monetize your blog, grow a loyal audience, and so much more!
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
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.
Blogging courses I recommend
1. The Blogging Blueprint
The Blogging Blueprint is the one course I wish I had when I started blogging. The Blogging Blueprint lays out everything you need to know about blogging in detail, one step at a time.
If you have dreams of becoming a full-time blogger, this is the course to take! You can even sign up for a FREE preview of the course. I can't say enough good things about this course!
2. Make Money Blogging For Beginners
If you're a new blogger or you've been blogging for awhile and barely making any income from it, you'll want to check out Make Money Blogging For Beginners.
Learn how to do everything the right way from the very beginning. This course will teach you how to make your very first $1,000 from the pros. Alex and Lauren are some of my favorite bloggers because they're not afraid to be blunt and honest with you.
Blogging is hard work, but they teach you how to use your time efficiently and make money with awesome strategies that actually work.
3. Pinterest Traffic Avalanche
Pinterest is an absolute MUST if you're a blogger. Pinterest Traffic Avalanche taught me strategies that actually work.
My reach has been 2+ million for the past year and continues to grow. You'll learn how to successfully drive 100,000+ monthly visitors to your blog, which means more readers which equals more money! Get started with Pinterest Traffic Avalanche here!
4. How I Went From 17k to 400k+ Monthly Page Views In 9 Months
Last but not least, this eBook includes 21+ strategies to use to dramatically increase your page views.
If your page views have plateaued, decreased, or you're simply ready to take your blog to the next level, you need to read How I Went From 17k to 400k Monthly Page Views In 9 Months!
5. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
You'll learn absolutely everything you need to know about affiliate marketing from a 7 figure blogger.
Find out how to become an affiliate legally without breaking any laws, strategies you must implement to make six figures, and soooo much more! The course also gives you access to a private Facebook group, which in my opinion, is worth the cost of the course alone.
6. Strategies Worth Sharing
Strategies Worth Sharing – In 70 pages, Brittany gives all the information to know to gain traffic on your Facebook page.
She went from 2,000 fans to over 100,000 in 5 months (amazing!!). Having a large following on Facebook can be tremendously beneficial to blogs, as it can send thousands of page views to your blog, which means a lot more money each month!
7. Six Figure Blogger
Learn from the pros who started their blog only 2 years ago, and now make $50,000 PER MONTH from their blogs.
If you're a blogger who is ready to create a product to sell on your blog, you need to take this course. You'll learn strategies to sell thousands of products successfully. This is another course that I can't say enough good things about!
8. Pinteresting Strategies
I just purchased another Pinterest ebook and I can’t believe how helpful it was! I’ve taken 3 courses in total related to Pinterest, and they ALL shared completely different tactics and tips. See, the thing is, Pinterest is friggin weird and everyone reacts to it differently.
You need to learn what works for you. In Pinteresting Strategies, Carly talks about how she only manually pins to Pinterest, and what she does to get crazy results. She gets anywhere between 5-10k views per day with her relatively new blog and shares all of her tips in her ebook, Pinteresting Strategies.
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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