January Blog Income Report

In this January blog report, I’ll share the key developments, analytics breakdown, income details, and the valuable lessons learned during the first month of my blogging journey, which officially kicked off in December 2023. From setting up essential tools to exploring various income streams, it’s been a month of growth and learning.

What happened in January

I launched my blog in December 2023; however, I started uploading to my blog in January because I wanted this to be my new year thing. I did most, if not all, of my base work in December, and what this included was SEO scheduling, setting up Google Analytics, the search console, my plugins, Ezoic, and my affiliate earnings from Amazon Associates and Linqia.

I had also created all my pins, and a few of them took off, so if you’re looking for any pin templates, I have a few of my successful ones for free here.

Analytics Breakdown

In January, my website experienced a significant traffic boost, with a total of 9,227 Ezoic pageviews. This surge in pageviews indicates a growing interest in and engagement with the content on my site. Alongside this impressive viewership, the month also saw an impressive interaction rate, with a total of 12.2k clicks. This not only demonstrates the appeal of the content but also highlights the effectiveness of user engagement strategies implemented on the website.

Furthermore, the overall reach of my website extended even further, as it garnered a substantial 596,000 impressions in January. Impressions signify the number of times content from the site was displayed, showcasing broad and extensive visibility in the online space. These statistics collectively reflect a positive trend in the website’s performance, both in terms of content consumption and user interaction.

Income Report

Breakdown:

Affiliate Programs:

  • Amazon Affiliates: This was a very easy sign-up as the process isn’t long and most of the products I use, therefore recommend, are all on Amazon, so all I had to do was insert the links.

Ezoic Ads

With IveEzoic it did take the entire month of December to get approved because of their requirements for new blogs, and I was still in the process of getting my blog together, but I was still able to reap the benefits in January.

My Shop

I currently have 3 products uploaded to my shop and so far I’ve made 9 sales from my How to start a blog ebook and 1 sale from my notion planner.

Goals for February

  • 15k sessions on my blog
  • 100K Pinterest monthly viewers
  • Send five successful news letters
  • Make $50 from my shop
  • Earn $100 in ad revenue

What I learned in January

  1. Be organized and consistent

With blogging, you really have to treat it like a business, and with any business comes planning and organization. This was a vital step in my success. You really have to plan when each blog post or pinterest pin would be posted and how often I would post ( twice a week). I also had to be consistent to let google and pinterest know that I was on their platform to create original, long lating content and to use the content already on their platform.

  1. Prioritize SEO in the beginning

You MUST learn SEO with your blog, and having a plugin or SEO tool is vital. For my plugin, I use Rank math, and what rank math does is basically tell you

  • Tells you how to optimize your blog title for better click-through rates
  • How to use your keyword in your heading and throughout your content
  • Where and how to add out bound links
  • How to write your meta description and url

The SEO tools that I use are ubersuggest and semrush. Now, ubersuggest is what I use every day. It’s really nice to keep up with your keyword tracking and the overall performance of my site, but with Semrush, it’s great for finding initial keywords and having sematic keywords that would help you rank in your first month.

  1. Complet Blog Set-up

As I said earlier, I had set up most of my Blog in December but there was still alot that I had left to do and I truly felt as though this was holding me back . Still having some pages that needed setting up, I was not completely focused on creating and publishing content, so there was a week where my blog looked exactly the same and trust me when I say as a new blog ypu need to let google ad pinterest know that yiu are on their platform to grow and stay and that was not always happening on my blog.

  1. Focus on Pinterest

So, I tried Instagram, Facebook twitter and Pinterest, Pinterest us the only thing that helped me on my blogging journey and heres why, when a user come to pinterest they come to get ideas on the website/app of to go to your website/app to get ideas , so its easy to convert your pinterest traffic to blog traffic.

Why the other social media platforms didn’t work for me.

  • Facebook: For me I quickly realized that my intended audience was not on facebook as the average age of a facebook user is 25-34 years old and my intended audience is 16-25 years old so it was pretty easy to understand why facebook users werent interested in my content.
  • Twitter: After trying twitter, I believe that it’s a very direct social media pratform and it’s main puroose is to offer quick and spicy information, with most of that being what celebrities and influencers are caught up in, so with twitter I was also able to see why I wasn’t getting and results.
  • Instagram: Now Instagram isn’t as bad as facebook and twitter when it comes traffic conversion because, you can get some traffic from instagram but you have to be prepared to completely dive in and believe me when I say instagram take ALOT ot time and really unique content, you can’t just post the same thing that you would post to pinterest and get the same results on instagram.
  1. Optimize Your Income Streams

Withing your first month of blogging you need to treat your blog like a business and every successful business makes money so you have to get every thing in place to ensure that your blog makes money. You need to sgn up to your ad network, have your set up or get your sponsor sites out of the way. These are just a few examples of what I use.

Ad network

  • Ezoic
  • Google Adsense

Sponsorship Sites

  • TheShelf: There aren’t that many platforms focusing on bloggers, but that’s what makes TheShelf different. As a platform dedicated to bloggers you’ll find a number of brands willing to sponsor your content.
  • AspireIQ: On AspireIQ they put you in direct contact with brands through their platform. Once you’ve created the content, you send brands a request to pay. The good news is, there aren’t any fees to join or use the platform.

Affiliate Sites

  • Honey
  • ShareASale
  • Rakuten Marketing

Conclusion

Remember, effective study strategies aren’t one-size-fits-all. Experiment with these tips, mix and match, and find what fits your style. With a well-thought-out approach, you’ll be on your way to mastering your coursework and achieving academic success.

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