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November 2017 Online Income Report – $520.33

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Happy December, friends! Today, I’m super excited to share with you the growth and income update from my blog for the month of November. You can check out my October 2017 Blog Income Report and Update here to catch up on how last month went. Enjoy!

November was an amazing month for my site and I’m so excited to share that with you. This is now the second month that I have put real time and energy into my blogging business, and I’ve definitely been seeing the fruit of my labor. Shout out to all my readers who followed along this month!

The month of November included some awesome appearances, great stats, and an abundant income. I recently shared my desires and dreams for the blog, and I’m so excited to say that I am beginning to see my blogging dreams come into fruition.

Why I Share This Update With You


If there’s anything I’ve learned in this realm of personal finance, it’s that people like to be very confidential. And rightfully so. Your finances are personal for a reason, and by no means do you need to share your financial situation with others.

But I like to be transparent with my readers. We have shared our personal finances with you to encourage and show you that financial freedom can be obtained even on entry-level starting incomes like us. A lot of people have found it strange that we have shared such personal information with the world, but I don’t mind. I’m glad we get to for my readers’ benefit.

Blogging As An Income Is Possible

An additional reason for sharing this information with you is to show you that blogging for an income is totally possible. I honestly didn’t think it was a real possibility until October 2017. Since then, I have been learning how to make money blogging and applying it to my site. For it being only the second month of me working at it, I’m so thankful for the growth and success.

Blog Traffic Growth Update

Holy cow, you guys. November was CRAZY awesome for my stats. I had almost 6,700 views on my blog this month. Compare that to before I was actually putting effort into my blog and was averaging about 600 views a month. I did have a few appearances in other blogs and articles this month and think that my traffic increased because of it. But the great part of this is that I had quite a few readers who turned into subscribers this month! Just about doubling my number of subscribers from last month.

Income Report Update

Earlier this month I wrote a post about how to make money blogging and shared the 4 ways that it can be done. It took me some time to fully realize the income potential, but I have since been looking into how I can maximize revenue with each of these income streams. So without further ado, here is where I made money blogging in the month of November.

Ad Revenue: $12.77

The Blog: $4.56

YouTube: $8.21

This month I finally signed up to have ads featured on my site. This was an income stream that I was previously missing and leaving money on the table because of it. I signed up with Sovrn as my ad company. I have been happy with the service I have received so far and will continue to work with them.

And yes, I do have a YouTube channel. Ha! Check it out if you so wish. 😉

Affiliate Income: $260.06

Erin Condren: $170. I absolutely LOVE my Erin Condren planner. Sign up for an account with my referral code here and get $10 off your first purchase! We’re in the middle of 2018 calendar season!

Bluehost: $65. Hosting through Bluehost is the way to go if you’re wanting to start a successful blog. For just a few dollars a month, you can run a site that looks like mine!

Amazon: $25.06. Check out my recent post on 20 Christmas Gifts Under $20 on Amazon to get some people crossed off your Christmas list!

Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing: $0. Learn how Michelle earns $50,000 a month from affiliate marketing alone with her amazing course.

LendEDU: $0. Use this free rate finder tool to look for a better student loan interest rate (bloggers, look into applying to become an affiliate with LendEDU here).

Ebates: $0. Earn free cash back when you shop online! Sign up for a FREE Ebates account and earn and automatic $10! P.S. You won’t want to miss this opportunity when online shopping for the holidays!

Total Affiliate Income: $260.06

Last month I signed up for the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course and owe my November affiliate marketing income all to this class! While this course does have a cost associated with it, I have already made more in affiliate marketing in the last two months than I paid for the cost of the class. If you are wanting to make money blogging, I truly can’t recommend this class enough.

You’ll notice that I don’t have income from a couple of my affiliates yet. They are new affiliate partners that I just started with and I highly recommend their services. To see more of what I recommend, check out my new recommendations page!

Digital Marketing Side Hustle: $247.50

As an additional side hustle to my blog, I provide some digital marketing services to a small business in my area. I get to do this work from home on my computer, which is also an amazing benefit of this side hustle!

Total Online Income This Month: $520.33

All in all, it’s been an amazing month for the blog and I’m so thankful for the success of my site in terms of site traffic and income. I’m excited to see what is next for my blog as we finish off 2017 and head into the new year!

All this to say, thank you so much for following me on this journey of blogging and financial freedom. I absolutely love what The Budgeting Wife has become and my dream is that I get to share this information with others who are wanting to win with money. Thanks for being my support and encouragement!


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  • PF Geeks

    December 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Hey Marissa! Congrats on the awesome month. I would love to hear some of the strategies that helped you increase your traffic by such a huge amount.

    1. Marissa

      December 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Hey thanks so much! I had a few publicity opportunities this month that helped drive some more traffic to my site. I also have been better about maintaining a posting schedule which has been very helpful!

  • Janell

    December 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I just started blogging and have the Making Sense of Cents Affiliate course to go through myself. It’s such a reassurance to know that new bloggers can do it too. Can’t wait to watch your growth! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Marissa

      December 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks so much! And you’ll love the class. I learned so much!

  • Hayley

    December 21, 2017 at 5:28 am

    This is so awesome! Thanks you so much for giving such detailed and honest information. I have recently started my blog and want to look into increasing traffic.

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