This month felt great. I have been picking other writers brains and steadily pumping out (what I think is) pretty darn good content. We’re in the thick of my best season for pageviews, so that is always a good motivator. Seems like things are moving in the right direction.
When we left off last, I was deciding whether to put all my eggs in a basket with The Blogger Network (TBN) or to seek out another network and diversify. My answer came to me pretty easily when revenues from TBN dropped off pretty significantly this month and around that same time I was approached by Gourmet Ads. I’m not booting TBN, but I definitely think diversification is the way to go for now. I’m still enjoying the network aspect of TBN, and my account rep is working with me to (hopefully) get revenues back in order. This is the worst time of year for me to have low rates, since it’s my big season for good pageviews!
As you’ll see when you scroll down, I was accepted to the social influencer network, Izea (formerly Social Spark)!!! I got my first blog post through them, and have done some Twitter promotions. I’m loving the bidding system they employ, and their staff couldn’t be nicer! I chose to go with the $1/month fee for unlimited bidding, and it’s already paid off in spades.
I also added a Facebook Like Box from Conversions Box to my page. It’s a little thing that pops up in the bottom right corner of my site and encourages people to like me on Facebook. It’s been a huge help in getting a steady stream of Facebook likes – something I’ve struggled with for a long time.
Speaking of social media, I dusted off my Google+ account too. I’m still not totally sure how this thing works or if anyone’s really using it, but I figure it can’t hurt. I’ve taken to following other bloggers and +1’ing everything and anything they post. So, find me and give me a holla and I’ll add you to my peeps.
I’m excited about where things are going. Tell me about you, how are you feeling about your growth???
OCTOBER 2014 – EARNED: $797.11
Money that I earned during this month, but have not necessarily been paid yet. For example, most advertising companies don’t pay until 30 – 90 days after your impressions, and many sponsors don’t pay until your post has been live for 30 days.
- Google Adsense: $45.25
- The Blogger Network: $471.85
- Amazon Affiliate: $11.29
- Gourmet Ads: 123.47
- Izea: 145.25
OCTOBER 2014 – COLLECTED: $58.81
Money that actually made it into my pocket this month.
OCTOBER 2014 – EXPENSES: $1.00
- Izea membership: $1.00
OCTOBER 2014 – TRAFFIC: 122,144
- Likes: 1,825
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