It’s that time, friends. My November 2016 income report is live!
I’m going to show you how I did in November. I lay it all out so you can learn from me, what’s working, what’s not, my strategies, how I monetize and grow, and much more! Here’s an overview of what you’ll be reading…
Income Report Overview
- What worked and what didn’t work
- Social media stats
- Alexa ranking
- Plans for December!
Let’s kick things off! I LOVE trying new things. The only way you know if something will work or not is to try it out, right? So, you’ll see, from my blog posts that I experiment a lot! Here’s what worked in November:
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Investing in more courses
I bought a whopping 4 courses in November! They were around $10 to $15 each so they didn’t break the bank. I learned about dropshipping techniques, SEO, promoting affiliate offers, hitting #1 in Google, and more. Here’s a quick lineup of the courses I took, all from Udemy:
- Quick & Dirty Marketing Secrets: Get Insane Website Traffic
- Affiliate Marketing: Instant Traffic to Affiliate Links
- How to Hire a Virtual Assistant
- Ebay Dropshipping with No Inventory
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Trying New Affiliate Programs
I’m a big proponent of testing new affiliate programs. I’m in a bunch of different networks including Flexoffers, Shareasale, Offer Juice, and more.
Something kinda big happened..
I had one offer in Flexoffers that performed very well for me. I mean, really well! I would get affiliate sales every day just about. Every time I logged into Flexoffers to check my balance, it was always higher than the last time. But, that merchant left the network 🙁 Boo.
This is why it’s not good to have all your eggs in one basket. If you make 90% of your income from one offer and they go out of business, leave an affiliate network, or whatever, you’re outta luck! So, my commissions for them are substantially lower this month.
I joined Warrior Plus back in March 2016. I’m not sure why since this blog didn’t start until May but nonetheless, I’ve been testing out more and more of their products and referring them. They perform very well. I’m thrilled. I’ll continue to share winning products they offer and if you’d like to join the network just click here.
What Didn’t Work?
Nothing much. I had a pretty good month. All my social media accounts saw an increase in growth, I was blogging daily (almost) in my 30 day blogging challenge, I was joining new networks, sending out email blasts, overall it was a very busy month.
A look at my Social Media Stats
BEFORE: 1,084 AFTER: 1,256
GOAL: 1,500 UNSUCCESSFUL
BEFORE: 3,584 AFTER: 4,160
GOAL: 3,800 SUCCESSFUL
BEFORE: 5,030 AFTER: 6,100
GOAL: 6,500 UNSUCCESSFUL
BEFORE: 1,134 AFTER: 1,342
GOAL: 1,500 UNSUCCESSFUL
BEFORE: 129 AFTER: 131
GOAL: 200 UNSUCCESFUL
DECEMBER 2016 GOALS
- Facebook 1500
- Instagram 4500
- Pinterest 7000
- Twitter 1500
- Google Plus 150
BEFORE: 269K Global 71K U.S.
AFTER: 271K Global 105K
Whoa, a dip from last month. This happens from time to time. Not sure what the heck happened. Traffic has increased. I’ll try to figure it out and report back my findings.
Next month goal…250K Global and 50K U.S.
This month traffic hovered around 24-25K page views. Things dipped kinda low in the beginning of the month but started to pick up speed about a week ago or so. I’ve been blogging daily and have concluded that it DOES help traffic. Last month I had 4K fewer page views. So, things are looking up! I didn’t hit my 40K page view goal but I am happy that numbers are trending upward.
Next month goal…30K page views!
My income report is broken down into a few categories: sponsored posts, affiliate sales, product sales, freelancing, ads, and surveys. Here we go!
NOVEMBER 2016 INCOME
Tailwind $0 (paid a year upfront)
Promoted pins $15
Max CDN $9
Bluehost $0 (paid a year upfront)
Canva for Work $12.95
Pinterest tool $69
Total Expenses $303.95
Total Net Income $809.38
Ok, so income is down for November. I was hoping to have it be a bit higher especially considering every month I’ve seen an income increase. Not gonna beat myself up too much though. November was super busy and my online store saw HUGE SALES that I’m flipping over! It was Black Friday/Cyber Monday month after all!
Blogging daily was definitely doable and I don’t feel like quality suffered but I missed some things in my posts that I am usually on top of, like adding affiliate links, talking more about products I use, etc. I’m going back to all my November posts and doing a big edit. So hopefully that’ll help December income out!
December income goal $2,000
There you have it! What are your income goals next month?
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