March was an interesting month! I slacked off a bit, but then again, I had four projects at school to finish. With a busy schedule of school, homework, blogging, and testing, I’ll be honest – blogging became quite stressful. I wrote about how to manage both blogging and school back in February, but I think I’ll need to think of new techniques to manage my time.
Despite the hard month, I somehow managed to make the most income I have ever made ever since I started blogging. As my sixth income report, I’ve never seen my numbers this high on my blog – both income and traffic.
Sponsored Posts: $0
Google Adsense: $49.30
BLOG EXPENSES: $0
I still have no progress in sponsored posts; most of the companies who contact me want beauty or fashion product reviews on my blog, which I’m not interested in. As I am not a review blogger, I don’t see a point of one entire post of me writing about a random product that may or may not help others’ travel easier. Maybe it’s just me being stubborn, but I’m pretty certain that my readers won’t appreciate a random makeup brush review on my blog as well.
Despite not making a huge progress on sponsored posts, I saw an increase in Google Adsense – more than $15! Bluehost has been giving me a consistent sale since October, and I landed a photography gig through my blog a few weeks ago. It was for a private photoshoot (which is why I can’t share the photos), but it was my first time getting paid to photograph and do what I love.
March Income Report: $194.30Click To Tweet
I’m not sure if this is normal, but I noticed a bounce rate of 0.97%. As I’m not very knowledgable in technical vocabulary, but I know that it’s the percentage of visitors who leave my website after looking at one page. I guess if it’s lower, it’s better?
Anyway, I saw another big leap in page views, a slight decrease in users and sessions, and similar percentages in the ration of new visitors and returning visitors.
here’s last month’s traffic report
I surprised myself and finished all of the goals I made in February, which is very rare.
1. Work on website branding
2. Ride the train to San Francisco for a solo day-trip
3. Write at least 10 posts this month (What?!)
4. Make sure all posts are at least 600 words long (for SEO)
MY FAVORITE POSTS FROM February
Except for minor changes in coding and color, I didn’t make changes to my blog
yet. I did try changing my accent colors to white and green rather than white, grey, and light black, but I still liked the simple look that my blog had that helped the colors of my photos pop. I’m still working on site speed, but I moved all of my media files to subdomain so that this website would be faster.