Extra Income Report – October 2017 – Money made from my blog

Extra income report - October 2017

October was a bit better than September when I only made $1,870 in passive income from my blog. But, it’s still a bit short of my goal.  The 2nd half of the month was better than the 1st half, so I’m hoping Nov/December will be even stronger.

Extra income report for October 2017During October, I was also distracted by losing a part-time job, as the person I worked for decided to close his business.  So, I’ve been trying to figure out how to offset that short fall (and it’s been a bit distracting and time consuming).

At this point, I’ve made up some of that short fall, but it’s clear that I now need to generate my own leads each week and things will be challenging until the end of March.  I’ve started to blog about painting to help with that:


I’m chronicling my journey so I can show people what is possible and also to track my progress and drive myself towards better results. These passive income reports show the extra money that I’ve earned through my hard efforts in blogging. It’s my pathway to financial freedom in the future.

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Articles I wrote in October:

I moved/converted/redirected 6 coffee table articles I had written on another site.  This website wasn’t really getting any traffic, so I figured I had nothing to lose. And, I finally did a guest post, and planning to do many more for November/December.  I’ve had 1 published so far in November and would love to get at least 2 more published.

Traffic Report

October traffic was fairly strong resulting in a bit over 127,000 pageviews.  I’m hoping that some of the epic articles I wrote this month as well as the guest posting will help things accelerate faster.

The majority of my traffic is organic search (i.e. through google/yahoo/bing, etc). I have been working to grow and diversify my traffic and Pinterest is helping out with that. Here’s a helpful article on growing your traffic from Pinterest. I was a bit over 19,000 clicks for the month from Pinterest (vs 16,000 in September).

Oh, and if you have an interest in starting your own blog, check out my free tutorial here. (BTW, It costs way less than most people realize. You can get started for under $4/month).

Passive Income Results:

Affiliate sales $903

Amazon $759.41 (up a bit vs September.

Bluehost $ 65.00 (This is where you can get website hosting for just $3.95/month).  Do you want to start your own website?  Check out my blog host on how to create a website in 3 simple steps.

RewardStyle $72.66 (Home furnishings and more). This is a new program I just started. It’s for elite bloggers with established blogs that have a large amount of traffic. I’m hoping soon that this will become big, but just learning right now.

Shopstyle $4.80 (Home furnishings and more). This also is a new program I just started. It’s actually a pay per click program, so every time some clicks, I get .05. (If you want to help me out, feel free to click on it (just once). Right now it’s set to go to Target.com. I’ve been experimenting with this a bit on Pinterest for a few items I’ve been promoting.

EZBZ $1.00 (Customers can find local contractors here. Also, if you are a small business owner, you can sign up to be in the directory for free).

Ebooks/Ko-fi $ 8.14

Ad Revenue $1,095

Monumetric $1,067.45

Adsense $ 20.90 (these pages were converted to Monumetric at some point during the month)

Youtube $ 6.92

Total passive income = $2,006

So, it’s onward and upward. I’m hoping that the holiday season will be a good one. Typically ad rates go up, so hopefully, this will give me a nice boost.

Stay tuned for next month.

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Extra Income Report – October 2017 – Passive Income Report