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December Blog Income Report – It’s the last income report of the year, which is exciting, yet sad. The end of December means the end of the holiday season and possible drops in page views and ad revenue in January.
December has been a great month as I continue to use the principles explained in Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers.
It’s been an amazing course that has increased my affiliate income dramatically for the holidays.
Top 10 Posts from December
5 Mistakes You’re Making with your Air Fryer
Best Games for 2 Year Olds
How to Discipline a 2 Year Old
How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer
Air Fried Roasted Carrots Recipe
70 Easy Christmas Cookies Recipes
Air Fried Crispy Gnocchi Recipes
Air Fryer Super Bowl Recipes
Best Air Fryers of 2019
Best Air Fryer Cookbooks
December Blog Income Report Stats
December saw an overtake of my air fryer and recipe articles. I guess everyone is thinking about food this holiday (me included)!
My stats are continuing to grow with a nice boost at the very end of the month.
I guess most people had off between Christmas and the New Year and spent their days on Google and Pinterest. I don’t mind that!
I am still using my free Tailwind strategy, which I credit to higher Pinterest views. It’s an amazing strategy that only takes 1 hour a month, so I can spend more time creating content.
That’s something I need to focus on being 35 weeks pregnant.
Sign up for the Tailwind strategy guide below while it’s still free. I’ve already heard great feedback from other bloggers on how it’s helped increased their views!
Page Views: 37,131
Bounce Rate: 84.17%
I will be focusing on this more going into 2019. Even with more effort, I know this number will drop going into January with Christmas behind us.
Well, guess what? I hit 25K sessions in the last 30 days during the month of November. This allowed me apply to Mediavine and get ACCEPTED!
Here’s a quick breakdown of how much more ad revenue I made from Mediavine compared to Adsense in the same month.
Adsense: Dec. 1 – Dec. 19: $66.43
Mediavine: Dec. 19 – Dec. 31: $258.74
I expect this number to drop into January as ad rates decrease after the holidays. I’ve heard January is the lowest month for ad revenue, while December is the highest.
With such high expenses in November, I made it a priority to keep them down in December.
I purchased a printable for the first time to try out that aspect.
I am still monitoring the success and will explore this option more into 2019 when I find the right ones.
How Did My December Goals Go?
Optimize 7 Old Posts for Pinterest and SEO – Did not hit. I don’t know how I thought I could do this to SEVEN posts along with trying to get ahead with content when the new baby comes.
Although I didn’t finish 7 posts, I did complete 4. I have seen an increase in Pinterest page views in those posts, but know it can take months to see anything happen in Google.
Reach 32,000 Page Views – Hit. I thought this was going to be a tough goal, but I destroyed it! I ended up with more than 5,000 page views above the goal.
Have January’s Keyword Research done – Did not hit. I did get more research done than normal and know this process will get faster as the months go by. I have about 2-3 posts to finish this for next month.
Set 2019’s Budget and Goals – Hit. This was a struggle for me. I really want to grow my blog as a business and plan to, but with a new baby coming, there’s a lot of unknowns at the moment.
I decided to make my goals around what I would be happy to see, not what I could accomplish if I worked my ass off.
My overall goal for blogging is to create part-time/full-time income by the time both kids are in school.
That’s another 5+ years away, so I intend to spend those next 5 years building my website, but putting quality time with my kids first.
Get February Posts Ready to Go
Set up 2-3 Guest Posters for February
Be Prepared as Much as Possible Before the Baby Gets Here (I’m due Feb. 12!)