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Welcome to my first blog income and growth report! I wish that I had done these from the start of my blog but I didn’t. This is the end of my third month and I hope writing these somebody gains something from them. Though I am also going to do them for myself so I can have something to look back on and see where I need to focus my attention.
Since my wife has been blogging for a very long time I got the idea to do this from her. You can check out her blog at A Fresh Start On A Budget. If you have read most of my posts you probably realize she guest posts on here frequently as well. My favorite post she has put on my site so far has been this: 10 Steps To Find Blog Post Ideas and Write Them
So I can hopefully help myself and anyone that reads this I am going to put it all out there. By that I mean every success and failure I have I will let you know!
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So when it comes to posts I don’t want to write just 1,000 posts that are short just to keep things fresh on the page. My goal is quality over quantity. You will notice I post 1-2 new posts a week and that is it. This last month I spent some time revisiting my older posts trying to clean them up. I want to make sure the majority of what I write I can appreciate it being on my site.
I have been happy with the direction my traffic has been going. A big part of that is the fact that I promote my site on Bloggers Traffic Community. Without that group, I don’t think I would be seeing the group that I have.
I use Google Analytics to track my site stats and this month I am very pleased. So I have a long term goal of getting to 25,000 sessions. I have this goal because that’s what Mediavine wants for you to join them. June I ended with 3,613 sessions which
The bounce rate stayed below 60% which is good. Although since I am using the Blogger Traffic Community I feel they know the importance of this and helped to keep it where it is at.
So my main focus for social media has been Pinterest. I have had the most success there so I push it hard.
I have 2,200+ followers on Pinterest and growing. I have a group board which I pour most of my love into Bloggers Helping Bloggers. When I wrote this the photo below is a snapshot of my Pinterest stats.
I now have 27 followers on my The Million Dollar Dad Facebook page. This page I try to post to any time I make a new post.
This is where I have been struggling and I need to try and focus my efforts. I only have 2 subscribers and haven’t been able to grow this number. I need to add a freebie of some sort to maybe help but still trying to figure out
I don’t put much focus here other that I share a lot of my posts here. I currently have 1,256 followers on Twitter. A good amount but I haven’t been able to get that to grow.
So I try posting here daily but I don’t always get a chance to. When I get a new post done I post it to let my followers know. I have struggled on this platform to find any growth in followers as well because I don’t think I am posting things that people want to see. I mainly put motivational quotes and it seems that I will gain 10 followers and then lose 9-10. I am currently at 762 followers on Instagram.
So I have grown this for a very long time and now have 6,574 connections on LinkedIn. I use this similar to Facebook and Instagram and post mainly when I have a new post.
In June I did make $38.32 in ads,
I made one affiliate sale of $25 so that was exciting because that was
Goals For This Month:
Achieve 5000 total sessions on my blog.
Reach 200,000 unique monthly views on Pinterest.
Gain a total of 10 followers on Facebook page
Grow Email subscribers to 10 total subscribers.
Get to 3000 total followers on Pinterest
Get to 800 followers on Instagram
My main focus is going to be
If any of you are looking to start a blog of your own then I highly suggest that you take a look at this post: Blog The Right Way: A Beginners Guide
If you have been blogging and you may be stuck in a rut then check this post out: 5 Things That Could Be Holding You Back In Blogging
Maybe you just can’t quite figure out what to write about, well then check this out: 10 Steps to Find Blog Post Ideas and Write Them
That was my June blog income and growth report. I hope you enjoyed it I will try and post another one next month around this same time!