Hey there! Welcome to my blog income report for June 2021. This is my first proper income report for Striving Blogger, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
I plan to do a blog income report every month to track my progress and share the realities and hardships of blogging with you.
I find income reports super interesting to read, and I’m sure you probably do too.
This June 2021 blog income report will share my income, expenses, traffic, metrics, and recommended blogging tools and resources.
June was a super busy month for me, but I’ll first share a common question before getting into how I made the $2.
Why publish a blog income report?
I publish blog income reports because my blog is all about blogging and making/saving money. It’s a way for new bloggers to realize that blogging is actually more complex than many seasoned bloggers make it seem, but you can also make a lot of money blogging.
These income reports are published for these three main reasons:
- Accountability: This blog income report is a way for me to look back in the future and see the growth of my blog. Blogging is difficult, so it’s a fun way to track my journey in this online world.
- Inspiration: Income reports are one of my favorite things to read from bloggers. They can also give you a much-needed boost of motivation if you’ve ever hit a creative block.
- Transparency: I want to be transparent with my earnings. As you will learn in this income report, my earnings are pretty low, but that’s my main goal. To show the audience (you) that I’m not trying to show off my income, just document my growth as a blogger.
Unlike many bloggers who post their income reports when they’re making over $1000 a month, I thought it’d be so much more fun to share my income as a new blogger.
I’m not making $4000 in my fourth month of blogging or hitting milestones of 100,000 page views, but this transparency will hopefully resonate with you.
My other income report:
– 3 Month Blogging Update
Anyways let’s get onto how I made the $2 in June 2021.
Blog Income – June 2021
With this blog, the only monetization methods I’ve chosen are affiliates and digital products. I still haven’t joined any ad networks due to the low amount of page views I receive and not wanting to crowd the user interface.
Once I get over 10,000 page views a month, I plan to join the Ezoic ad network.
Income for June 2021: $2
In June 2021, I made $2 gross income from this blog. This may be a laughable number for many people, but I am so happy and excited with that number.
It’s the first dollar I’ve made with this blog since launching in late February 2021, so I was stoked to see a tiny bit of progress.
I’m so used to seeing income reports above $10k/month (nothing wrong with it), but I thought I’d switch it up for you and show you a low-income report from a ‘new blogger.’
I’m not expecting this blog to be profitable (or make money) until the one or two-year mark, and I’m perfectly okay with that. Blogging isn’t my sole income stream, and I’m not relying on it yet.
Anyways, here are the methods I use to earn income from this blog.
Affiliate marketing: $0
– Salient theme
Digital products: $2
– Etsy printables
I aim to diversify my income streams even more in the next six months. This includes joining more affiliate networks, creating more digital products, and becoming a teacher on SkillShare.
Expenses for June 2021: $10
The cost of running this blog in June was very minimal, with the expenses only being from my web hosting.
I host my blog with Cloudways (and love them).
While it is more expensive than other web hosting platforms, it is fast and straightforward. The reliable backups have also saved me from losing a 4000-word blog post, which I’m so thankful for.
So in June 2021, I had a net income of -$8.
Blog Traffic & Metrics for June 2021:
All my traffic and metrics for my blog in June, including page views, posts published, and new email subscribers.
Traffic for June 2021 – 111 page views
My blog had 111 page views from 66 sessions in June.
Traffic is actually down 17% from May, in which I had 135 page views. I’m not too worried as traffic is constantly fluctuating in the early stages of blogging.
That spike of traffic was from hitting seven organic clicks from Google in one day. I nearly threw my laptop across the room from seeing 30 page views before I had even woken up.
It’s little wins like this that keep me entertained and excited with blogging.
A lot of this traffic was organic, which is exciting to see! I also use Pinterest to drive traffic but haven’t had time to make new pins or contribute to the platform this month.
BLOG TRAFFIC SINCE STARTING:
February: 128 page views
March: 129 page views
April: 122 page views
May: 135 page views
June: 111 page views
Posts Published – 7 new posts
Last month, I was able to publish seven new posts. I try to aim for around 2 – 3 posts a week, so I was slacking in that regard.
I hope to publish at least ten new posts for July, this income report being one of them.
Email Subscribers +2
In June, I had two new email subscribers, bringing my total to 5 subscribers. I’m ecstatic about this number and hope to grow my email list over the next few months.
I also aim to make another free printable for my email list in July.
You can join the community below if you’d like to get updates for new posts + money/blogging tips and tricks. 😄
That’s all for my traffic and metrics for June. I’ll next get into my recommended blogging tools and resources (which also include free photos you can use).
Disclaimer: Some links below are affiliate links, where I may receive a small commission on purchases at no cost to you. All of the tools are ones that I thoroughly recommend for all bloggers. You can read my full affiliate disclosure here.
Recommended Blogging Tools & Resources
I started contributing to Unsplash in May and currently only have six photos on the platform. Still, I aim to add many more in the future.
These photos are all taken by me and are completely free to use on your blogs or websites. I always want to give back to my audience, and I think this is a great way to do so.
Let me know what you think about them in the comments, or give me some ideas for photos you’d like to see. 😃
The hosting that I use and love as a blogger. Perks of Cloudways include:
- Superfast hosting
- Automated backups
- Free migration from another web-host
The plans start at $10/month but get billed month-to-month, meaning you won’t get charged until next month.
Try Cloudways Today (receive $15 credit at signup)
If you’d like to learn how to start a blog, read this step-by-step guide.
The premium theme I use for this blog. It’s got incredible customization options and is perfect for bloggers. It also comes with hundreds of pre-built templates and WP Bakery Page Builder.
You can also check out my seven recommended WordPress themes here.
The extra pair of eyes I use for every blog post I write. I invested in the paid version and have loved it ever since, but the free version is perfect enough for a basic spell and grammar check.
ConvertKit is the email marketing/list service I use for this blog. The platform is super user-friendly and is built for bloggers by bloggers.
ConvertKit is free for 1000 subscribers, and then plans start at $29/month.
An excellent cashback app to earn money back on online and in-store purchases. The cashback rates vary from 1 – 40%.
Sign up with Rakuten (Spend $30 & receive $30 back)
Wrapping up June 2021 Income Report
Cheers for reading this income report for June 2021, I’ve learned a great deal this month, and I’m super ecstatic with how everything has turned out.
Blogging is such a journey, and I’m excited to share my income, statistics, and knowledge with you over the next few years.
Hopefully, reading an income report from someone who’s only made $2 this month can be relatable as a new (or even experienced) blogger.
Blogging isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, and it can take a long time to become profitable.
The primary purpose of my blog income reports is to be transparent with my readers and showcase the highs and the lows of blogging.
Anyways, I’ll be back with another income report for July. Hopefully, it’s a little bit more than $2, but who knows. 🤗
How much did you make in June 2021 from blogging?