March 2017 Blogging Income Report - $691.77

Another month has come & gone. You know what that means: time for my March blogging income report. I'm excited to say March was my best month of 2017 (so far). I really hope to break the $1,000 threshold sometime soon. Let's look at this month's numbers.

Income 

Blog Sponsor - $5
Coaching - $280
Linqia Referrals - $20
Miscellaneous Sponsored Posts - $384.77
ShopStyle Collective - $2
Total - $691.77

Expenses 

itsCarmen.com Influencers - $5
PayPal Fees - $9.05
Product Purchases - $51.84
Total - $65.89

Net 

Net Total - $625.88


Note: I base my income report on earnings that were deposited into my bank account during that month. I did a couple projects in March that have yet to be paid out, therefore I will take that into account for my April Income Report. 

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The only exception to this rule is the $2 from ShopStyle Collective. I only get paid once I make the $100 threshold but thought it'd be misleading to post that I earned $100 from ShopStyle when in fact that was many, many months in the making.

March was pretty slow as far as sponsored posts. I had one paid Instagram photo with Secret Squirrel. Their cold brew coffees are scrumptious, so of course I was down to work with them! I also got paid for my January post, A Super Delicious Vegan Edamame Dip Recipe with Best Foods. 

I published a couple sponsored posts in March (5 Steps to the Perfect Date Night & I'm Going to KAABOO Del Mar (Again!)), but I won't get paid for them until April/May. I'll include them in my income reports as they come in.

I mentioned a couple sponsored posts with Linqia in my previous income reports, so a few people signed up with them. I make $5 if someone is accepted into the network (not everyone gets in). Thanks to Linqia's referral program I earned $20. 

This month was all about coaching, something I started in January. As a coach, I work with people one-on-one to better their blogs, their social media presence, & their brands. I'm excited to make this a regular part of my income!

I will continue to include coaching & paid social media posts in my blogging income report because if it weren't for my blog I wouldn't have those opportunities in the first place. I've learned the necessity of dabbling in multiple avenues. 

Do you want to start making your first dollars as a blogger? I can help! I'm a social media professional & a blogger with over 4 years of experience. I offer consulting & coaching for bloggers & influencers who want to step up their game, grow their brand, enhance their social media channels, & starting making some money. Please contact me for price quotes or if you have questions.

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45 comments

  1. Interesting! I never thought about coaching for a blog site! Sounds like a great way to increase income!

    briana
    http://beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  2. I so appreciate you posting these - I'm working on growing my blog and it's helpful to have goals/benchmarks!! Congrats on getting your numbers up, that's incredible! :)

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  3. i love that you are so honest and share this with us! thank you!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. Its awesome to see your blogging income! You're doing a wonderful job :)

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  5. Congratulations! You're almost at the $1,000 mark - it definitely takes a bit of time and effort but you're on the up and up!

    www.sustainablysavvy.ca

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  6. I love reading blogger's income reports because my goal is to make it my full time gig. Have you considered putting up ads? I just switched to Media Vine and make about 4x the amount of Gourmet Ads so far - it's only been a month and a half - and it takes 3 months to see your full potential. I am trying to convince my author friend who has a blog to put them up - every little bit helps!

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  7. Thank you for sharing your insight! I really appreciate it! I'm working to eventually get income on my blog... i just started it a few weeks ago! :)

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  8. You did so well! I'm proud of you :) Hopefully April is even better!

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  9. How exciting! You're almost to your $1,000 mark!

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  10. Good for you Carmen! You're doing so well, and it's inspiring to see you doing this as it motivates me to try and work harder on my blog. I hope April is a wonderful month for you as well!

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

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  11. Hey Carmen, congrats on a successful month! Also - I think it's awesome how transparent you are about your blogging income.

    Wishing you more success on your blogging journey! :)

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  12. Great job!! I love reading income reports!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  13. That's so amazing! What a successful month :) I like that you share your income reports with us all, so refreshing to see someone who's so open and honest about it

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats on such hard work and great results! :) Very inspiring!

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  15. Congrats, that sounds amazing! The coaching parts sounds super interesting, you can make a whole new business of that one :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing this! And congrats on your success! This is super helpful for a new blogger like me to see. Hoping to make a solid blog income like you someday!

    Jenn
    www.honeydewblog.com

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  17. Paige Cassandra FlammApril 20, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Good for you! You're totally killing it!


    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  18. Thanks for sharing! It's helpful to expand my thinking on ways to utilize my blog. Congrats on doing so well with everything!

    Meaghan xx

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  19. Good for you! Keep it up and congrats!

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  20. Kaitlynn CharalambopoulosApril 21, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    this looks like you're making great progress and gives some great ideas for bloggers like myself! Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Wow. It's nice to see a fellow blogger helping out their peers. I can't wait to read more posts!
    www.thehungryoenophile.com

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  22. This is honestly #Blogginggoals! Hope I reach that point one day xx

    www.lifebyashasingh.com

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  23. Wow! Congratulations, good job. :) <3

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  24. Gosh I love income reports! This is a fun one - I am SURE you'll be over the $1000 mark soon if you aren't already. How are you finding the sponsored posts? Do you enjoy doing them?

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  25. Great job! I just started seeing the $ trickle in this month and couldn't be more excited! Excellent work!

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  26. Congrats on being your best month yet! I have not done many sponsored posts yet. My monthly income comes mostly from ads, which is great because I look at it as almost passive income since it's happening even while I sleep!

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  27. Thanks for sharing :) Great job!! I love seeing what other bloggers are making, I get so curious!

    www.accordingtod.com

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  28. Great month! it's always important to have more coming out then going in. I hope May goes great for you. :)

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  29. Income reports are so inspiring! I never thought I would share mine but I see how inspiring it has been for me so I might change my mind...

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  30. Thanks for reading, Danielle! It has been a work in progress. :]

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  31. That's great - it's always good to identify income streams that work well for your blog! :]

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  32. Exciting! That's awesome, Sarah!!

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  33. Yes, I should hit $1000 this month (for May!) :]

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  34. Glad to bring a bit of insight! Thanks for reading, Jenn! :]

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  35. That means a lot, Andrea! It's actually why I started writing my income reports in the first place - I was trying to find reports but didn't find anything that aligned with my blog! :]

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  36. Thank you so much, Meliza. That means a lot. :]

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  37. I do have minimal ads. It's not my favorite but it definitely works for some! :]

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  38. Thanks Jordan! Here's hoping you're hitting those benchmarks & enjoying everything along the way. :]

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