Income and Stats Report for July 2017

Here is my Income and Stats Report for July 2017

I have been thinking for a long long while about posting my income report, I wasn’t sure if it would be welcome. I’m not one to brag either, TBH I don’t have a lot to brag about. I work hard to earn the few pounds I make on here. You see as well as running my blog I work nearly full time in my day job as well, so I try and use my time (the little time I have) effectively.

I learned a lot from Aby’s Project Productivity course on how to bulk tasks in one job lot. For example I plan what posts I have going out in the week and make sure I do all the photos for the reviews and what not in one go.

Income and Stats Report for July 2017

Last year I was pretty good about recording my stats and used to post a monthly review and bucket list, but I felt this got a little tiring so now I’m back with a monthly Income and Stats post. I will share with you my social media stats, what I have earnt from blogging and also things personal to me, such as what books I’ve read that month, how many competitions I’ve entered, (If I have won anything!) and so forth.

Social Media Stats July 2017

Twitter – 7202

Facebook – 1023 (finally broke the 1k!)

Instagram – 1590 ( I’m finding it very hard to increase this platform, every time I gain a follower I seem to lose two!)

Pinterest – 897

Bloglovin – 349

G+ – 97

Youtube – 13 ( I need to start making vlogs but need to find my confidence)

Email List – 571

I have made an effort to get started on increasing my Pinterest traffic this month. My first step was to sign up to Tailwind and schedule pins to get posted at the optimum times for the most interaction. I have been going through my boards and rescheduling pins to other relevant boards and also to the tribes that I’m in.

Income/Expenses July 2017

Income – £443.26 – Collaborative posts, Infographic publishing.

Expenses – £33.19  – PayPal fees, hosting, social oomph for twitter scheduling, postage for sending out a competition prize.

I’m ecstatic I earnt over £400 this month with my limited time available.

Other Stats

DA 38

Tots 100 –  #188

Blog Posts – 27

Posts with the highest number of views:

Platforms with the most referral traffic:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Stumbleupon
  • Pinterest

Hobby Stats

Books read:

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

Competitions entered: 50 – (a very slack month for me, but I had the excuse of moving house and no internet at home for 4 weeks!)

Thanks for stopping by today, I really hope you have enjoyed this post because I have loved going back over and seeing what I’ve achieved this month.

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42 Comments

  1. August 13, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Well done. Brag away, you should be proud of your achievements. You’re doing fantastic. Where do you find the time to write so many posts? I really need to get my butt in gear haha #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Rachel
      August 13, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Hi Sam, Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comment. I use every spare minute to write and jot notes down for posts. For example at work on my lunch hour I can write a post out on the wordpress app. Then in the evenings I add photos and tags and jig it all around. Having a solid hour at lunch can be most productive as my 18 month old isn’t around! xx

  2. August 13, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Wow well done Rachel you’re doing great. And I have no idea how you can read 2 books in a month and do all that blogging and working and looking after a child!! Mind. blown! #FortheloveofBLOG

    • Rachel
      August 13, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      A few pages here and there Susie plus I’m a fast reader! Before I began blogging I could easily read a book in one day! xx

  3. August 13, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I have no idea where you find the time to write so many posts and enter so many competitions, AND earn some money! Seriously well done and Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog x

    • Rachel
      August 13, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      I don’t have a life Kimberly!! TV isn’t my thing, apart from the odd show. xx

  4. August 10, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    You have had a great month, why not shout about it. I aim to be where you are one day. Good luck with the competitions and thank you for your competition email, It is great!
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Rachel
      August 10, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Oh thanks Ali, I’m so pleased you like the competition email, it’s lovely to hear feedback. You will get there don’t worry! xx

  5. August 10, 2017 / 1:17 am

    Hey well done! You should brag! You’ve clearly done really well. Always gives us newbies and not-yet-earners hope to see how others are doing! So thank you! #fortheloveofblog

    • Rachel
      August 10, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks Bec, there is always hope, just keep going and you will get there! xx

  6. August 9, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    What an amazing month! And can’t believe you posted 27 times. I work full time too and I struggle to post more than 5 times a month 😀

    • Rachel
      August 10, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      I know I can’t believe I posted that amount as well! I suppose when you love doing something it just comes! x

  7. August 9, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Wow Rachel I can’t believe you’ve published 27 posts and read 2 books as well as working! That’s amazing ????

    • Rachel
      August 9, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks! I don’t have much of a life! Blogging is my life, and apart from Game of Thrones I don’t watch TV. xx

  8. August 9, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Wow Rachel I can’t believe you’ve published 27 posts and read 2 books as well as working! That’s amazing ????

  9. August 9, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Well done you! Love that you’re earning and still finding time for you, the hobbies are important! Here’s to another fab month! #fortheloveofBLOG

  10. August 8, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Well done! I work full time and am trying hard to get some cash flow from the blog! I have earned some products, and a little bit of $$! You are inspiring me! Bravo to you! Thanks for sharing all of this info too. #MondayStumbleLinky

    • Rachel
      August 8, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you Lisa for your lovely comment xx

  11. August 7, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Well done! I love posts like this, they give me hope! My blog made a grand total of £20 last month! But £120 the one before, so getting there!

    • Rachel
      August 8, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks lovely, you will get there, so never give up! xx

  12. August 7, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I’ve just completed my first sponsored post (chuffed slightly), can’t wait for more 🙂 Great to see your stats! #mondaystumble

    • Rachel
      August 8, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks honey, I’m sure they will come thick and fast! xx

  13. August 7, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Wow this is quite impressive, I blog as a hobby really as I am disabled since stroke and it gives me an interest as well as making the brain work#mondaystumbleupin@_karendennis

    • Rachel
      August 7, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Hi Karen, thanks for your lovely comment. Blogging is very interesting and you are right good for the brain! xx

  14. August 5, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Well done. Hard work pays. Seeing your stats has just reminded me that there are some social platforms I’ve been neglecting and I need to pull my finger out… when I have time….story of every mums life.

    • Rachel
      August 8, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Yes when I have time I need to get properly into Pinterest, It’s very hard to keep on top of them all! xx

  15. August 5, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I love these types of posts (I think it’s fair to say I’m a bit nosey haha). It’s great to see you doing well, congrats 🙂
    Debbie

    • Rachel
      August 5, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks Debbie x

  16. August 5, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Well done!! This is great. I’m hoping to make money from my blog. So this is great, very informative and makes me excited about what is achievable. I’m slowly building up my social media following and find the same as you with Instagram followers. Quite annoying. Thanks for a great post. X

    • Rachel
      August 5, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks Lucie, I’m glad you liked the post, good luck with your aims xx

  17. August 5, 2017 / 9:55 am

    What a great month, thats such a great achievement! I really hope you find your confidence to start vlogging, it is great platform to recird your memories????????

    • Rachel
      August 5, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks, yes I need to find confidence to start vlogging. Just need to know where to find it! xx

  18. August 5, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Great work! I don’t know how you do it working full time too, I struggle to keep up and I’m a SAHM! This is an inspiring read, thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel
      August 5, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Honestly I don’t sleep! I’m up late at night catching up and then up again at 4:30am to be at work for 5:30/6am on Saturdays. Sleep has lost out!

      Thanks for stopping by xx

  19. August 5, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Well done. I work part time as well as my blog. I make no money from my blog yet. I too struggle with gaining followers on instagram but my engagement is good. I’m working on pinterest too.

    • Rachel
      August 5, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      I’m sure the sponsored posts will come. Keep going!

      Thanks for stopping by xx

  20. Margaret gallagher
    August 4, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Wowcthats AMAZING
    I’m impressed!

    • Rachel
      August 5, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Margaret xx

  21. August 4, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Wow that’s so many blog posts! I’m usually on 5/6 a month! Well done.

    • Rachel
      August 4, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks lovely, it was a hard slog this month with all the posts I had to get out. Reminder to myself don’t take on so much work in the same month!xx

  22. August 4, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Well done you – hope this month is even better!

    • Rachel
      August 4, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks hon, I’m hoping too! xx

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