Takyra and I made the decision that when we started blogging we would be transparent about our blogging process, lives, and income reporting. Our first month, I completely forgot about the Income and Traffic Report, but don’t worry as we made absolutely nothing. We are brand new to blog income so this will be a learning experience for us.
We started out posting 3 times a week and have been attempting to work our way to a consistent 5 blog post a week. Additionally, about two weeks ago, I added Google Adsense to the blog to assist with making money. Of course, Adsense takes forever to earn income as it requires traffic to the site, but as the traffic builds so will the income. Over the next few months, we will implement various techniques in order to increase our traffic and hopefully income.
Future Directions & Plans for Income
- Effectively using SEO. I have been researching how to better use SEO, and subsequently made some changes. In the few blog post where I implemented the new techniques our traffic and views increased greatly.
- Increasing Social Media Presence. We are both busy people with limited time on our hands to use social media all the time. Luckily, I have implemented the use of Planoly for planning the Instagram Stories (which I share to Tumblr). I am looking into other social media planning apps for Facebook and Pinterest.
- Affiliate Links. Mostly, we don’t discuss anything that requires affiliate link, but with my upcoming move and various other events that are and will happen in our lives. We may start using those Affiliate links. Trust and believe that we will be very transparent about the usage of these and they will be hyperlinked in pink (for transparency). Additionally, we are very picky individuals and we will only promote these items which we absolutely love.
- Promoting The Shop. Coming soon you will see the various promotions of the various items we sell in the shop on the various social media accounts. We have held out on this as we wanted to ensure our blogging schedule was consistent.
- Creation of digital and other products. We are currently designing various other products that we believe will be beneficial to you. The release of these items is coming soon. We wanted to have them available at the beginning of September, but with me moving and having to go on trips for work the timing was pushed back.
Google Adsense – $2.58
Store Statistics & Income- $0.00
– Views 442
– Visitors 174
– Likes 14
– Comments 3
Google Analytics – Audience
Google Analytics – Page Views
Various Other User Statistics