Welcome to my very first online income report! This is where I will be reporting the money I made online last month.
WHY AM I POSTING AN INCOME REPORT?
You might be wondering why on earth anyone would want to share their income online. There are a few reasons!
Income reports like this are what gave me the inspiration to start my own blog.
It is by reading other blogger’s income reports that I was able to learn it was possible to make money online even from a small blog. I am here to pay it forward and put my experiences out there for you to learn from.
If you are not sure how to start a blog, check out my step-by-step tutorial here.
I have obsessively been reading other blogger’s income reports studying their methods and seeing how they accomplished their goals. To be honest I couldn’t wait until it would be my turn to publish an income report, no matter how small.
It is a way for me to look back and reflect on what is working and what I need to improve.
Doing monthly roundups like this helps me reflect on my strategies for the month and see what worked and what needs to be improved in order for me to hit my goals.
I want to show you that you can make money online too!
What ever I learn, I want to share with you, these are designed to be a case study for you so I hope you find them encouraging and motivating.
(This post contains affiliate links)
So here it is! My first online income report;
I earned $272.79 in January 2018
(*note since I am Canadian I will be reporting my income in Canadian dollars, so that’s $272.79 CAD)
Bluehost: $100 USD ($125.26 CAD as of today’s exchange rate)| One person signed up for Bluehost using my link during their Black Friday sale, commissions were $100 instead of the usual $65. Full disclosure that person was my mom, lol! Hey an affiliate sale is an affiliate sale. She used my link to sign up for Bluehost for her blog. Thanks mom! If you want to learn how to start a blog using Bluehost check out my tutorial here.
Awin: $20.53 CAD | I use Awin to promote Etsy products, Awin is $5 to sign up but you make it back once you make your first sale. This commission was as a result of my Jungle Tribe Bag Review Video looks like someone liked the bag enough to click my link and make a purchase!
Adsense: $127 CAD| Guys this is my first YouTube payment! This is what I got paid for playing ads on my videos. Unfortunately I will probably get demonetized on Feb 20th unless I hit 1000 subscribers by then. Click here to subscribe :).
Here are the screenshots;
Social Stats for January 2018
YouTube: 645 and 140,000 views
Accomplishments/ highlights this month
- My biggest accomplishment is finally earning some income online! This is a big one for me guys, I actually started my blog and YouTube channel about 3 years ago, I wasn’t ever super consistent so they never really grew. I always wondered how on earth people made money from their blogs/ YouTube channels and now it’s finally happening for me. Seriously I screamed when I saw I made my first etsy commission on Awin. My goal this year is to make enough income from my online presence that I can do this full time and leave my 9-5 job.
- I enrolled in the Beauty & the Vlog YouTube bootcamp! If you don’t know; Beauty & the Vlog is an amazing podcast all about what it takes to be a successful YouTuber. I highly recommend it, you can check it out here. I am currently only in week 2 of the 90 day bootcamp but I am already learning so much. I can’t wait to elevate my YouTube channel! I just had a one-on-one coaching call with the course creator Erika Viera, she knows her stuff and I am so pumped to implement some of her suggestions.
- As some of you may know YouTube just recently updated their requirements to be able to monetize your channel, you now require 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time to qualify. I am so close to meeting these requirements! I have more than 4000 hours of watch time already but only 645 subs right now. I will be demonetized on February 20th if I don’t meet these requirements. I am not too worried though I will meet these requirements very soon and will be able to get paid for the ads on my videos. Subscribe to my channel here.
What I need to improve
- Consistency! Uploading videos/ blog posts more frequently and consistently. This is probably my biggest struggle, because I work full time, finding the time to film and edit at least 2 videos a week can be a bit daunting but I am determined to make this work guys :).