Online Income Spotlight
Online Traffic Spotlight
Not only has hosting a blog party (also known as a link party, linky, link-up or blog hop) been an excellent way to get to know what other moms are up to online, it has been a regular source of traffic for me as well as an organic way to encourage moms to share information.
What IS Included in My Numbers
Each month I’ll share both my income & traffic numbers. For income, I’ll combine both of my websites MomResource.com and BathTimeFunTime.com, since my income accounts are all linked up together anyway. For traffic, I’m only sharing MomResource.com numbers because that is where I’m focusing my efforts. If it becomes interesting to also share my BathTimeFunTime.com traffic I will, but I don’t expect there to be any major changes.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you have any questions about any of the income or expenses you can leave a comment, and I’ll do my best to reply quickly.
Net Profit: $55.37
I’m happy to report that I did end up with more net profit than in the previous month (click here to compare with my January 2015 numbers). Hopefully this trend will continue, but either way I share everything I can!
Below are screenshots from Google Analytics. You can click on these images to view a larger size.
Hooray for positive GROWTH in traffic! Click here if you want to see numbers from January 2015.
I am still having trouble with my bounce rate figures (so grateful to HeliMom for pointing out the issue). I removed 3 plugins to get rid of all Google Analytics and then added back just 1 Google Analytics plugin, but nothing changed. If you know something else I should try, please comment below!
Social Network User Flow
The large traffic spike at the beginning of February was from my interview with Morgan Molitor from construction2style. She shares how she uses DIY projects from her own family life to make money on her blog. Click here to read about her DIY blog.
I’ve signed up with a bunch of different affiliate networks & so far the ONLY on that is working for me is Moms Affiliate. I highly recommend checking them out & will be able to share more about them in next month’s income report. Click here to learn more about Moms Affiliate.
I also signed up for LeadPages, but I’m struggling to see any significant results from them. At $25 per month it’s a significant dip into my earnings, and I have another week to decide if I want to take them up on their 30-day money-back guarantee.
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