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Slowly Rolling Along
Welcome to my third income report! I started this series to keep the posts coming and track my progress for my personal growth and inspiration for others. Things are pretty close to last month, but slowly growing. If you ask me, I think anything is great!
Lucky for you, I figured out Google Analytics. So prepare yourself for more graphics to prove the numbers I claim! Bring on the charts!
Traffic and Social Media Stats
Something to note: my traffic went down this month, but earnings actually increased, as you’ll read soon. I got quite a few clicks on my ads on my Dollar Shave Club Review, and my Networking post. Just goes to show that page views aren’t the whole kit and caboodle!
Average Growth Overall: 4%
NEW: Since getting Google Analytics instead of using the plugin’s stats, I have a new, more accurate (I think) account for page views (traffic). May showed that I actually had 849 page views. I’ll be using this measurement instead for future reports.
Top Posts and Pages
May Top 5
- Alphabetical Subscription Directory: 760 views
- Dollar Shave Club Review: 76 views
- Five Ways to Network and Grow Your Business: 67 views
- 8 Father’s Day Gifts to Show Dad You Care: 51 views
- April 2017 Traffic and Income Report and Stats: 43 views
All Time Top 5
- Alphabetical Subscription Directory: 10,820 views
- Subscription Directory: 335 views
- Singles Swag Subscription Box Review: 260 views
- I Did the Gallon Challenge for a Month and Here’s What Happened!: 229 views
- I Gave up Calorie Filled Drinks for a Month and Here’s What Happened!: 211 views
The Alphabetical version of that directory will probably remain at the top of these lists forever.
I beat my goal for the month by just under $1, and earned $5.98!
That is all from Google Adsense, friends. I am close to the end of my Amazon Affiliate 6 month window, and am going to have to reapply because I haven’t made any sales. Thanks, Amazon! Gosh…
Anyway, I’m really excited about the $6, it’s still chillin out in my Adsense account. So far I’ve earned a total of $19, and I’m just letting it sit there as a little cushion of money until the steady income grows.
As just discussed, I surpassed my financial goal and earned $0.98 more than I hoped to get. YES!
Traffic: goal last month was 4100 views, and I got about halfway there. NOPE.
Email List: goal was 20 (54% growth), I reached 15 (8%). NOPE.
Pinterest: I had a goal of 650 followers (26%), I got to 522 (15%). NOPE.
Facebook: my goal was 350 (35%), I reached 243 (7%). NOPE.
Twitter: goal was 200 (14%), I got to 177 (1%). NOPE.
Instagram: I had a goal of 125 followers (16% growth), and I have 108 (-2%). DEFINITELY NOT.
I’m still figuring out what goals are realistic for stat growth, so I’m not that surprised that I didn’t make those goals. Any growth is good, really. I also didn’t try that hard anyway, because I’d say I’m still in the planning phase of my business process, even though I’ve already gone active for everything.Any growth is good. Click To Tweet
New Goals for June
This month, I found I had an overall growth rate of 4% for all social media and traffic followings. Next month, I’m going to try for overall growth of 5%. But more specifically:
I got these numbers by finding out what the average growth rate has been for each.
How do I plan to achieve these goals? Well, I’ve added a new Chicago based series that hopefully people will enjoy. Check that out on the 25th. Also, I’m pinning more pins every day, commenting on an additional post every day, and participating in an additional Facebook blogging group every day. Hopefully that makes a difference. If it does, I’ll continue upping that daily social media involvement every month.
Plus! I’ve joined CJ Affiliate and Share a Sale. You may notice some changes in linkage because of the new programs, and hopefully that helps meet financial goals as well!
You can also help me reach these goals by following any of the links in this post, joining the newsletter, checking out other posts, and sharing with friends!
What are Your Goals for the Month?
Comment below and share what you want to accomplish in June. Let’s help each other get there!