In this income report, I’m going to share how I made $10,683 with my blogs during the month of October 2018.
Why I Share My Income
I know, ANOTHER income report.
I share my income and blogging experiences for two reasons:
1.) When I read income reports, I’m inspired and motivated. Whether it’s reading an income report from someone making and doing more than I am OR reading about someone having their first $1000/month.
2.) It helps keep me in check and growing as a blogger and business owner. I’ve never really been a #’s guy, but I know it’s important to track your business numbers.
Ever since my very first month in business, I’ve enjoyed reading income reports. It kept me going when I was struggling to make my first $100 online and kept me motivated to now consistently making over $15,000/month.
My goal with these income reports is to give you guys a super realistic look into what type of income and expenses you can expect from running a money making blog. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two and maybe you can teach me something I don’t know in the comment section!
Let’s do this!
October 2018 Expenses
ClickFunnels – $97 (here’s why I use ClickFunnels)
GetResponse – $250 (here’s why I use Getresponse)
Transaction Fees – $200ish
Dropbox – $9.95 ( This is my last month using Dropbox, I’m switching over to Google Drive)
Microsoft Office – $7.95
Tailwind – $14.99 (here’s why I use Tailwind)
Leadquizzes – $12.00 (here’s why I use Leadquizzes)
GoDaddy – $30 (renewed 2 domains)
Books and Courses – $0
Samcart – $99 (here’s why I use Samcart)
Upwork – $200.00
Google G-Suite (3 email addresses) – $15.75
Pinterest Management – $150
Total Expenses = $1,185.64
September 2018 Income
Upgraded Health Digital Products – $9543.00
Ketogenic30 Digital Products – $174.00
Clickbank (my product) – $1,069.14
Clickbank (affiliate products) – $181.24
ClickFunnels – $2,362.89 (here’s why I LOVE ClickFunnels affiliate program)
Amazon Associates – $254.59
Amazon Kindle – $33.71
Total Income = $10683.00
Net Profit = $9,497.36
October 2018 Stats and Analytics
In this section, I’m sharing my websites traffic for the month, current email subscriber count, current Youtube subscriber count, and Pinterest Followers.
These are my most important metrics as they produce the majority of my earnings. My goal is, of course, to see these increase every month.
For my Blogging With Funnels blog (this one), I’ll also share my ClickFunnels Dream Car count. I share alot of information about ClickFunnels throughout my blog (you can read my review here). If you want to learn more about ClickFunnels affiliate program and how to win your dream car click here to read why I LOVE ClickFunnels affiliate program.
Traffic – 130,215 Users
Current Email Subscribers – 27,000
Pinterest Followers – 3,849
Youtube Subscribers – 7850
Blogging With Funnels
Traffic – 2,217 Users
Current Email Subscribers – 435
Pinterest Followers – 720
Youtube Subscribers – 38
ClickFunnels Dream Car – 42
Traffic – 536 Users
Current Email Subscribers – 10
Pinterest Followers – 30
Epic Content I Shared In October On Blogging With Funnels
Things I’m Working On Next Month
I have 3 blogs that I’m working on, although this one is taking up the majority of my energy and time. So, I’ll give you an idea of what my big focuses are for November 2018.
Upgraded Health – I’m working on finding clarity with where I want this blog/business to go in the next few years. I’m thinking about launching a supplement next year and I’m starting to think about my next digital product. I really want to “up” my affiliate game with Clickbank.
Blogging With Funnels – I’m VERY excited about next month. I’ll be brainstorming and preparing my first Blogging Course. I know, ANOTHER blogging course, but my plan is to make it different and valuable.
Ketogenic30 – I’m going to launch my product. I’m going to launch my product. I’m going to launch my product. Seriously, this program launch is 3 months late and I’m getting really frustrated with myself. I keep putting it off, trying to make it perfect. I THOUGHT I was over perfectionism. I guess we never really are, huh?
Blogging In October Takeaways
For this blog, October was my best month EVER. I brought in $2,362, which helped me stay in the 5-figure blogging category.
On the other hand, October was my SLOWEST month this year, bringing in a little over $8,000. I know it’s nothing to complain about, but it’s always a bummer when you make less than you usually do.
Most likely, it’s because I’ve been focusing more on Blogging With Funnels content and strategy and I’ve been neglecting my other two health and weight loss blogs.
So, big takeaway #1, you can’t focus on more than one thing at a time. You can try, but it’s REALLY tough. Not to mention my mindset has been way off lately along with some anxiety I can’t seem to get rid of.
The entrepreneurial balance of finding time to work, being present with my 2 little girls, and spending quality time with my (entrepreneurial) wife is TOUGH.
I’ve pretty much given up on “balance.” Not in a bad way…(I hope).
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Here’s What I Learned And What You Should Know About
Last month was a tough month for me mentally. I was never focused. I couldn’t get in any groove and to top it off, sales from my main “money maker” were/are slowing down.
It was really an eye-opening month for me and I realized I need to work on my mindset. I’ve preached mindset with my health and nutrition business for YEARS.
So, it’s time I take my own advice.
I learned that I’m motivated by taking action. The phrase (I used to say all of the time): Action. Alleviates. Anxiety is so true.
Sitting around hoping, waiting, and praying for motivation to strike doesn’t cut it. Motivation comes from doing. It comes from taking action on something everyday, even when you don’t feel like it.
I’m writing this to inspire YOU if you’re struggling, but I’m also typing this to remind myself that action cures all.
Even if you’re doing the wrong things to grow your blog, make more money, etc…you’re still learning, right?
Let’s make a pact right here and now to focus on taking massive action, cool?
Recommendation Of The Month – MaxBounty
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I stumbled on MaxBounty a few months ago while I was researching successful blogs and I noticed many were promoting offers from MaxBounty.
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To be honest, I’ve only made about $10 so far on MaxBounty, but I see some really cool passive income potential (read here about other passive income opportunities).