I cannot believe another month has went by already but here we are in the middle of December already. This month I am not even worrying about income earned besides keeping track of it in a spreadsheet so that I know who is paying me and when I am to expect payment.
I am beginning to get paid for various jobs that I did in early October, woohoo! So without further ado this is how I make money blogging:
Mystery Shopping: ($82.80)
- Intellishop- $82.80
I have to tell you the truth..I have a love hate relationship with Mystery Shopping. Some jobs are pretty easy to do and the descriptions have been clear, well-written, and easy to do. A few not so much which has resulted in me wasting my time and gas money to not get paid:( I’ll explain more about this in depth in a future post. A few companies expect you to drive 30-50 miles without mileage compensation to get paid $8-$17 for a job…ACK. No thank you!
S2O Virtual Services: ($433.42)
- Linky Party Service– $182.77 after Paypal fees
- Giveaway Party Service– $100.45 after Paypal fees
- Facebook Giveaway shares– $4.85 after Paypal fees
- Virtual Launch -$145.35 for Lori A. Moore’s Oh Ship!
Thank the Lord for author’s and bloggers who rely on us to promote them! We almost doubled our income in this category since last month’s income report! We are still looking to expand our VA Services to offer 3-4 more blogger’s our monthly 12 link special. We are looking for 2-3 author’s per month who want their books promoted via blog reviews and twitter parties.
Sponsored Posts: ($50.00)
- iConnect- $50
- Mom Buzz Media-$0
- Mom Select-$0
- Mums the Word-$0
Ad Networks: ($54.87)
- Google Adsense-$21.77 earned
- Lijit/Svorn/Meridian- $33.10 earned
In order to be paid by Google Adsense you must have a minimum of $100 for payout. Since my ads have been down I no longer am being paid monthly. I didn’t get paid for a few months but will get paid in December!
Affiliate Sales: ($21.75)
- Commission Junction-$0
- Share a Sale- $10 (affiliate sign-up referral)
- Notebooking Pages– $7.25
I had one blogger join the Cricut Affiliate program through SAS! Our dream is to make this happen each month but quadruple the number of sign-ups. I will continue to encourage bloggers to sign-up for my Blogger Opps and Linky Service email which is where I share things that can help other bloggers make money!
With two months in a row getting commission from Notebooking Pages I decided I would take a few hours to install new ad code into some of my popular handwriting and homeschool posts in hopes to generate more income.
Looking at this makes me realize that I am not very good at affiliate sales marketing and should learn to do this way better since I have a few dozen programs that we could be making money from! Might need to add a few webinars or videos to my to-do list!
If you are a blogger looking to diversify your affiliate income please join these programs through my affiliate links! Then invite your friends to join under your affiliate links and make some money for yourself!
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Social Media Campaigns: ($298.24)
- BlogHer- $185
- Izea- $47
- Linqia-$6.24 (referral campaign)
- Massive Sway-$0
- TapInfluence- $60
I love doing social media campaigns since they are so easy to schedule through HootSuite or Buffer BUT sometimes I just don’t get selected or offered opportunities. Since my pageviews are on the smaller side I often get looked over for blogs that have higher traffic although my social media stats aren’t too shabby.
This month I am working on increasing my numbers all around via FB groups and giveaways. I joined a few chore thread groups which hopefully will pay off with enough social interactions and organic traffic to allow us to qualify for more opportunities.
I also applied to a few more networks and got accepted to Rivit, Influence Central, and Flyby Promotions. I am super excited to be able to apply for a wider variety of opps and diversify what I can offer my reader’s.
November’s Grand Total Income: $941.08
This is super exciting as it is over $300 more than October’s Income Report!
Top Viewed Posts for November 2015:
Free Handwriting and Copywork Resources
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Free Places Bloggers Can get Books to Review
Rock Your Next Twitter Campaign
I just discovered your blog and income reports. I would love to see/hear an update now that you’ve been working toward this goal for quite a while. Were you able to work up to a full time income through blogging?