So today is the first day of the second month of 2017 and it’s about time I start with some of my New Year Resolutions. Is it weird that all of my 2017 New Year resolutions are actually related to this beloved blog of mine? Part of the resolutions were to write more offbeat posts on my blog, posts that are heart to heart, posts with some insights and most importantly to update my blogger income report. Now Blogger Income Report is something that’s usually updated by really successful bloggers that have been writing for such long time. The reason I decided to start doing it so soon is because I wanted to keep an account of a budding blogger whose community is still growing, to document the gradual increase of the traffic and the income. Because every successful blogger had days when they just invested and invested before they actually started earning from their blog. And as much as it’s encouraging that they update their huge amount of income after they become way too successful, I thought I should start doing it long before I reach that stage (I really hope I do) to account the progress I am making. I know blogging is about passion and you should do it for the love of it, but we all need to pay bills and trust me, lucky are those who don’t have to rely on a full-time job for it.
Truth is, up until the last month of 2016 I used to invest way more on my blog than I actually earn from it. December was just the horrible, I purchased my second DSLR and I spent too much on hauls and new launches. But because my goal was to encourage and not discourage other bloggers, I limited my investments and one of my major resolutions was to invest less than what I earn from the blog.
Before I start with my report let’s clarify some of the things. Like hosting, I pay it yearly and I will include it the month I do the payment. Similarly, there are tie ups and affiliates that I get paid late, sometimes months late. So I’ll be including the payment the month I receive it. Like I will actually account the transactions. Secondly, I will include the price of the products that I have purchased solely for the purpose of reviewing, any product that I repeat purchased for my personal use won’t be included.
- Tie Ups- 1000rs
- Sponsored Posts- 2000rs
- Affiliate Links-500rs
Total Income- 3500rs
- Beauty Bag Subrsciption-599rs
- Facebook Advert- 100rs
Total Investments- 1099rs
I know the account kind of ended before it even started, but just like I said I wanted to document my progress. If I try to be honest, I might admit that I usually spend a LOT on products and it took me a way lot of convincing myself to keep my investments low because I didn’t want to start my reports bankrupt lol.
P.S: I will improve my presentation with passing months, I promise.