Monthly Online Income – April 2015
Amazon Associates – $417.57
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing – $6.22
Zazzle – $25.19
RewardStyle – $1.37
Shareasale – $4.20
Gumroad – digital downloads – $9.00
Etsy – digital downloads – $18.00
Etsy – jewelry sales – $46.00
Total Gross Online Income – April 2015: $527.55
Year-Over-Year Comparison – April 2014
Total Gross Online Income – April 2014: $142.02
I already knew that I’d hit a lot of money milestones in April 2015, but I discovered I’d hit even more than I’d already realized as I was putting together this report. I’m big on goal setting, so I’ve been setting myself some general benchmark online income goals, using Todoist, as well as monthly goals based on what I made last year.
I’ve set goals for monthly earnings on Amazon and a few of my other income streams, and I checked off a lot of Amazon goals last month. I managed to check off the goal of hitting $500 on one of these online income reports during the non-holiday season. My goal for April 2015 was at least $262 in online income. I’m so proud that what I actually earned last month was double my goal! One reason for that was one random, magical day last month where I made $112.93 just on Amazon Associates!
Traffic Overview – MissMalaprop.com – April 2015
Most Popular Blog Content – April 2015
- 5 Craft Show Must Haves – 2,876 pageviews
- Doctor Who Themed Bedroom Ideas – 1,605 pageviews
- Game of Thrones Gifts I Love – 1,105 pageviews
- Cool Gifts for Guys – 596 pageviews
- The Best Directors Chair for Craft Shows & Art Markets – 523 pageviews
Top Performing Pins – April 2015
- 5 Craft Show Must Haves
- Game of Thrones Gifts I Love
- How To Sell Your Product In Stores
- Gifts for Doctor Who Fans
- Cool Gifts for Guys
I mentioned in my last report that I’d made the decision to merge my second site, CoolStuffWeLike.com, with this one and the process is pretty much complete now. The fact that these two sites are now combined accounts for the huge jump in year-over-year traffic seen above. Also notice the strong correlation between my top performing pins and the top blog content on my site. Pinterest is definitely still my top traffic source.
I’m currently working on creating a FREE e-course, the 30 Day SEO Boot Camp for Bloggers & Badass Creatives. I’m about half-way done putting everything together and I hope to have it ready to launch in the next few weeks. Be sure to sign up for my email list to be the first to know when it’s available. I’m also still planning to do an e-course about Instagram as well, (and I’ll be speaking about Instagram at the iRetreat Conference at the end of June), but first I want to launch this free SEO boot camp, because I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they really want to learn more about SEO. It will be easy to follow and understand, and probably a lot less technical than you think, I promise!
Other goals include diversifying the traffic sources to my website (I’d love to be not so heavily reliant on Pinterest for traffic), as well as increasing the average time on site. I’m also trying to get back in the habit of posting more regularly. I’ve been really good about posting at least once or twice a day to Instagram, and I’ve received some great feedback on weekly features there like my #WomenInHistory series that I post on Wednesdays, but I still need to work on creating blog content on a more regular basis.
I know I’ve learned a lot over the years by reading the income reports of other people, but what about you? Do you find this information useful? Is there anything I’ve reported here that you’re unclear on or have questions about? Let me know in the comments below, or feel free to contact me.
You can also view my past income reports here: