I feel like time is flying by and before I know it, the month is over.
Last month, August I mean, we had a really successful month with The Bloggers Incentive as we managed to make a profit and it was also a new blog.
In September, as we mentioned in the previous income report, I wouldn’t be working on the blog full-time, therefore I expected a dip in my income this month.
To my surprise, we managed to make more money than last month.
Let’s look at how much we made and how we managed to make it without working full-time.
Related: My first ever income report.
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Income for September
My income this month was made up of my E-books and my branding kit.
My most popular E-Book is The Pocket Size E-Book which shares all my SEO secrets on how I went from a DA score of 1 to 15 within a few months.
I made seven sales at £10, making a total of £70 for my SEO E-Book.
I adapted my marketing plan for this E-Book, therefore, I was really happy with this figure as it was triple what my last E-Book made at launch.
My other E-Book, how to start a blog from scratch made £36, three sales of £12.
Overall, from my E-Books on Gumroad – I made £106.
I am extremely happy with this figure as I am still new to Gumroad.
We started to sell our products on Etsy in September and were shocked by the outcome.
I have sold products on Etsy in the past and never made much progress.
On my Etsy store, I offer my E-Books, my audit service and my branding kit.
For the month of September, I made £66.18 from Etsy.
Overall, this was an improvement from last month and I wasn’t working full-time on my blog this month.
In total, I made £172.18 from my blog.
Although this isn’t the thousands yet from this single blog, it’s a great start.
Let’s move on to expenses.
Sadly, not everything I make is a profit but as long as I cover my fees for the month, I am happy.
I had a few expenses throughout the month but was ready to invest in my blog.
Gumroad + Etsy fees
As I use third-party platforms for selling my products, this means I need to pay fees.
For Gumroad, I paid a total of £11.34 for selling my products on the platform.
For Etsy, I paid a total of £9.58. The fees on Etsy were considerably higher but Etsy automatically add your account to the display ads section, meaning if I made a sale through the display ads, I would pay a slightly higher fee.
In total, I paid £20.92 in fees.
In October, I invested in some ad spaces in other blogs. I paid for one spot in October and two for November.
Although this was not for September, I pre-paid the spots to guarantee my space.
I paid a total of £16 for ad spaces. I have already seen the benefits from taking out the ads, therefore I am happy with my investment.
For self-hosting, I had 0 expenses because I made affiliate sales in August that cleared, therefore the way Dreamhost works is that they will take off the monthly amount from my affiliate payment.
I prefer this because it means I’m not paying for my self-hosting.
In total, my self-hosting normally costs £11.75 per month because I use the unlimited plan.
Total expenses for September
Although my expenses were higher this month, I decided to put some of the money I was making back into my blog.
In total, my expenses were 36.92. This is low and I have decided to invest more of my money into my blog next month.
Total profit for September
Overall, I was shocked with my September income report as I worked on my blog around half the time I did the previous month due to other commitments and travelling.
In total, I made 135.26 profit for the month of September.
Yes, this isn’t a livable wage yet but I have been working on my money mindset to remove my limiting beliefs with making money on my blog.
Related: How to create a money mindset.
In October, I decided to invest in my blog. This month I am looking at:
- Paid stock photo memberships
- A launch of a new product
- Adverts for the rest of the year
September income Report
In September, I worked half the time on my blog but managed to make more money.
I would call that a success.
In October, I plan to work on my blog a lot more than last month therefore I expect to see a big improvement in my profit for October.
I hope you enjoyed this income report! What do you like to see on income reports?
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