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June went by so fast! I’ve had to deal with some things in the beginning of July, which is why it took me a while to post this income report. I’m doing better now and I’ve been back at work, so here we are.

As always, here’s my progress for the past year:

  • January 2015: $185.16
  • February 2015: $203.96
  • March 2015: $515.48
  • April 2015: $786.03
  • May 2015: $757.29
  • June 2015: $957.47
  • July 2015: $1,487.82
  • August 2015: $1,735.64
  • September 2015: $1,521.11
  • October 2015: $1,784.43
  • November 2015: $2,391.96
  • December 2015: $3,069.71
  • January 2016: $3,461.03
  • February 2016: $3,985.58
  • March 2016: $6,696.22
  • April 2016: $6,301.01
  • May 2016: $7,806.68
  • May 2016: $7,897.69

P.S. My income reports aren’t about Rosevibe! I’m a full-time blogger.

June Income Breakdown

Traffic

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My traffic went down a little bit at the end of the month, and it seems like the decrease in traffic was consistent across all pages. Traffic from Facebook and Pinterest didn’t change much either.

Ad Revenue

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Tailwind

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I’ve been really happy with Tailwind and it’s the one thing I recommend to every blogger. You can try it here and get a free month.

At the end of June I was at 7,043 followers on Pinterest. I’ve been scheduling 5 pins a day this month and I’ve learned that scheduling a ton of pins isn’t working for me. It might work for some people who have huge amounts of followers, but for me, increasing my number pins didn’t have an effect on my follower count.

And while it does increase the number of repins you get, I don’t think this stat is important. What matters most in my opinion is your engagement rate, or the number of repins and likes per pin. So the total number of repins doesn’t play any role as far as I can tell.

I should also add that I’m pinning whatever the hell I want, and not necessarily staying within the realm of my blog. My blog revolves around beauty, and I’m pinning not only that, but also home decor, food, hair, graphic design, you name it. I’m pinning for myself and not necessarily for my audience, and I’m basically treating a business account like a personal account. I do like it this way and while I’m doing most things strategically, I’ll try to pin of my own blog content as well.

Facebook

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I still only post twice a week and it’s been going well. At the end of June I was at 8,882 followers, roughly.

Finding My Focus

I’ve been spreading myself thin with so many different projects. I’m juggling too many things at once instead of being laser-focused, and it shows. In the words of Ron Swanson: Never half-ass two things; whole-ass one thing!

It applies 100% to my current situation but it’s so damn hard. In July, I started focusing on growing my second blog, while only spend a day a week on my main one. My plan for August was to do the same for Rosevibe, but I might delay it now.

Dealing With Anxiety

If you’ve ever dealt with severe anxiety, you know how crippling it can get. Let’s just say that I wasn’t able to work much this month. Now that I’m feeling better, I need to remind myself to enjoy every second of it, and I’m thankful. I also try to remind myself that the lows make the highs so much higher.

#Goalz

1. Made changes to my ads to increase revenue. July and August are bad months for ads. I’ll make some tweaks and see if the results are worth it.

2. Move over to rStyle. I love rStyle and there’s nothing to add here.

3. Change my focus. And focus on my second blog for the whole month of July, while only spending a day a week on my main blog.

Peace! 🙂