Welcome to my October 2017 Traffic and Income Report! I do income/traffic reports every month. I am hoping these reports help others grow their blog along with me. I will also be using these reports as a way to keep track of my progress as well.
I share everything I learn, month to month, here in these reports. I give you details on things I have been working on behind the scenes as well. I am not using these reports to brag in any way, but more to be a transparent blogger with my readers/followers!
This is the 7th income and traffic report ever on Nikki’s Plate! I have only done three reports so far:
So I am going to jump right into this October 2017 Traffic and Income Report and tell you everything I did this month to improve my blog!
Last month I had a major dip in my traffic because I had some personal (outside of the blogging world) events that I needed to deal with. I wasn't able to focus on my blog as much.. but this month I kicked it back into high gear and was able to see some results.. which was so nice after last month's punch in the gut.
This month wasn't my highest traffic month but I am almost back to where I was in August.. and I also made so progress in my social media accounts which is nice to see.
I really pushed the Facebook groups again this month. I find that collaboration with these groups and pages really helps my traffic increase and I get more engagement on my social media platforms.
I am getting a post ready all about Facebook groups the I am hoping to have out for you all next week!
Opt-Ins To Grow Subscribers
My main goal this month was to trial opt-ins to help grow my subscriber list.. And It didn't go as well as I had hoped.. but I am still learning how these work and what my readers want to see!
My first opt in I completed was my free bloggers organizer printables. I learned how to set up a landing page and used that freebie to get people to subscribe to my blog. I also created a second one, about half way through the month which included a free pumpkin carving printable. I actually had a little bit of success with this one actually!
I grew my list by 40+ in one month.. which is good for my little blog here! I had some unsubscribe, which is my next goal.. to figure out how to use a freebie to KEEP subscribers!
I am going to keep experimenting with opt-ins and potentially go back to some of my most popular posts and create some freebies to embed in the post.. we shall see! It might have to wait though because I have some exciting things coming up in December that require my FULLEST attention hehe (spoiler alert: BLOGMAS)
Lets jump into all the numbers now shall we?!
(SEPTEMBER: 11,363 Pageviews and 4539 Sessions)
HERE ARE MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AS WELL:
NIKKI’S PLATE FACEBOOK PAGE – 837 FOLLOWERS (+286 FOLLOWERS IN OCTOBER)
NIKKI BAHAN INSTAGRAM PAGE – 24.2K (+100 FOLLOWERS FOR OCTOBER)
NIKKI’S PLATE PINTEREST PAGE – 1096 FOLLOWERS (+95 FOLLOWERS IN OCTOBER)
Also gained 29 MailChimp Subscribers!
- Google Adsense: $98.95
- Sovrn: $9.95
- Gourmet Ads: $3.92 (Started half way through the month with this new ad agency)
- ShopStyle Collective: $0.40
Total Income: $113.22
Total Expense: $40.00
Net Total: $73.22
Everything I make on my blog, I invest back into the blog… because I still have my full time career, as a Registered Nurse, for a living. This month I paid for a my year of Tailwind so I don't have to pay 20 dollars a month anymore 🙂
Thats it! Thats all I have to share for this month and this October 2017 Traffic and Income Report.
Let me know if you have any questions, (or tips for me) as I continue on with my blogging journey!
I hope you enjoyed this October 2017 Traffic and Income Report!
Really informative post! As a blogger it’s nice to see what the turnout could be with the right amount of hard work! Also enjoyed the Pin this feature, Great job Nikki!
Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
Maria Miguel Zamith
wow, you make quite a lot with adsense!
I wish I know your trick! hahaha
And sovrn? Do you reccomend small blogs using it?
My in post Adsense ads get the most clicks! and Sovrn worked well for me when I first started! Its a nice back fill for Adsense!
Ajay chander R
wow ! very nice article and useful info. for blogger. thanks for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Kyla Matton Osborne
It's interesting to see how large your following is on both Instagram and Pinterest, compared to Facebook. But I noticed the Facebook following is growing more rapidly. That must be encouraging!
Yes very! I usually pick one social media outlet and really focus my attention there to grow a following.. All in good time!
Enjoyed this post. As a blogger, it's nice to see how others make their income. Yours mostly come from ads and mine mostly from consulting. I like that you're open and honest about the blog's success. Great job!
Congratulations on being able to make money out of blogging! I have been blogging for more than a year. I have ads in my blog but since I am not really that focus on blogging, I only gained very few visitors monthly. I hope someday I can gain even little earnings too.
It takes a while to start getting visitors for sure! I have been blogging for 2.5 years but very part time. Slow starting to see a following!
I can't believe you made that much on adsense. I've never tried that one, but I thought you needed a lot more traffic to see any profit. Cool! I wouldn't be too worried about the unsubscribes. They are a given with any blog or biz. Sometimes people just want the freebie and aren't going to want to get emails. Just the name of the game.
Couldn't agree with you more!
Super informative! What a great break down.
Thanks Sondra, glad you enjoyed 🙂
Great job! Keep going through the slow times! Excited to see this blog grow more
Thanks Jasmine! Me too 🙂
You are doing great. My adsense is looking really good from last month and this month already is on track to exceed it. It takes a lot of work, but it is worth it.
I'm so jealous! I wish I had traffic like this! Sadly, I am working full time so it is really hard to devote the time that my blog needs to it. Anyway, you are great inspiration!
Its definitely hard when your working full time! But blogging isn't a race, enjoy the process 🙂
Tina Hogan Grant
Nice honest post with a simple break down on where your income is coming from. Keep up the good work
Thanks Tina! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
You've got a huge following on instagram. It's something I wanna improve on. My blog's traffic is 35k/month but I don't have huge followers on fb, twitter and ig.
Instagram is where I started! So I really focused there, then I started my blog. My main goal is to grow my Facebook following now!
Donah @ SJB
So Google AdSense is the most contributor? This is a good review then, one will know where to focus.
This month it was definitely my main source, but usually it is my sponsored posts that are my main income for my blog. Every month is different for me!
I'm really hoping to one day earn as much in my blog. I have started AdSense and Amazon Affiliates. Also trying hard to get my blog traffic higher.
I would suggest putting Adsense in your posts, thats where most my clicks come from! 🙂
Good job! I love reading these traffic and income reports 🙂 It's especially great for new bloggers. It can be really inspiring and informative
I absolutely LOVE reading traffic and income reports, which is why I started posting them as well. They are also a great way to keep track of my stats!
I love reading these kind of posts, always good to know what other bloggers are doing. I have been meaning to sign up wth adsense, maybe I finally get that moving after reading this.
These are one of my favourite posts to read 🙂 Such great info! Which is why I started writing them too!
Great job Nikki. Thanks for these reports, they provide everyone a better idea that blogging is not something that you can succeed in overnight. I hope that your personal issues got taken care of. Best of luck next month.
Thats very true! Blogging is not a get rich quick option.. and I am really seeing how much hard work it can take to see even the smallest bit of improvement!
Great post! Lots of wonderful info. Opt ins are the game changer
Opt in are such a game changer! Couldn't agree with you more!