Thursday, February 25, 2016

January 2016 Blog Traffic & Income Report

Welcome to my monthly traffic and income report, in which I tell you the exact numbers regarding my blog and businesses. I've been writing here for five years, coaching other creatives for one, and I have a network marketing business, too.

I brought in $827.66 while completely self-employed in January. Of course, that's before expenses, which I have detailed completely below (along with traffic, hours, followers and other stats). Read on to see what else I've been up to!


According to Google Analytics, I received 2,421 pageviews last month from 1,465 people:

My top referral sources (in order) were Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Facebook, and Bloglovin'. For tips and advice on how to organically generate website traffic by authentically serving your people on social media, check out the free 21-day challenge we just wrapped up, and our upcoming live masterclass!


Here's where I'm at with growing my followings:

11,406 Twitter @loudmouthblogs ^9
3,554 Instagram @stephanie_shar ^212
2,751 Pinterest @stephanieshar ^34
2,046 Facebook /stephanie.loudmouth ^497
372 Periscope @stephanieshar ^47

My next goal is to have 5,000 followers on each platform and then 10,000 by the end of the year. I think this is super doable at the rate I'm going. I really love interacting with you through these different channels. Forming relationships is the best part of running any business. The more, the merrier I say!


Here's how I did over the last 6 months with revenue and profit.

AUGUST Revenue: $446.77 / Profit: $255.56
SEPTEMBER Revenue: $213.96 / Profit: $62.47
OCTOBER Revenue: $1,594.43 / Profit: $230.35
NOVEMBER Revenue: $487.95 / Profit: $90.38
DECEMBER Revenue: $1,499.91 / Profit: $19.30
JANUARY Revenue: $827.66 / Profit: $35.04

Scroll down for the January breakdown between TLL (soon to be OYB!) and my Mary Kay business.

January 2016 Earnings:

Side Hustle Social™ masterclass: $0.00
The 30-Day Guide to Bolder Blogging workbook: $0.00
Blog consulting: $0.00
Motivation coaching: $0.00
Sponsored posts: $0.00

Total TLL Revenue: $0.00

Personal sales: $689.65
Team commission: $9.22
Other: $128.79

Total MK Revenue: $827.66


January 2016 Expenses:

Dropbox: $9.99
Hootsuite: $29.99
MailChimp: $10.00
Mastermind: $100.00
Other: $0.00

Total TLL Expenses: $149.98

Inventory: $423.66
Transportation: $159.74
Postage: $26.60
Office supplies: $0.96
Training events: $0.00
Promotional materials: $14.50
Other: $17.18

Total MK Expenses: $642.64


(TLL Revenue + MK Revenue) - (TLL Expenses + MK Expenses) = Total Net Profit: $35.04

I haven't been keeping track of my hours lately, but we'll just say it's because I've been so focused on putting hours in! Also, if you like transparent posts like this, you'll love Monique's un-income reports.

Any questions, #boldboss? You can contact me here, purchase The 30-Day Guide to Bolder Blogging here, or sign up for Side Hustle Social™ here.
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