Welcome to my February blog income report.
I publish monthly income reports to share the numbers (earnings and expenses) from my blogging business and the mistakes I made, the lessons I learned, and the new projects I’m about to work on.
You can find all income reports here.
I’m currently earning a few thousand dollars a month thanks to blog sponsorships, ads, and selling my course Financial Freedom Through Blogging.
Freelance writing was a big income stream I relied on before, but I’ve completely replaced that with my blogging income. The transition from a freelancer to a full-time blogger wasn’t easy, and I’m still leaving money on the table every month by not taking any freelance work. However, that doesn’t resonate with my principle to put freedom, flexibility and an enjoyable lifestyle over money and ‘security’.
Read on to see what happened in February 2019 on Let’s Reach Success and in my business.
Financial Freedom Through Blogging: What’s Included
Thanks to everyone who already enrolled in my new course Financial Freedom Through Blogging.
Some of you asked questions, so let me share what’s included.
The course has 6 HUGE modules, each of which provides step-by-step instructions and a ton of examples on the different aspects of creating and monetizing a blog that will allow you to become a full-time blogger and leave the 9 to 5.
You’ll learn things like:
- How to create a blogging strategy and pick the right niche
- How to start your blog in half an hour and set it up using the best tools
- How to design it and create your brand
- How to write great content that ranks high, brings you organic traffic and makes you money
- How to optimize your site and make it faster and mobile-friendly with minimum effort
- How to launch an email newsletter (for free), get your first subscribers, add opt-ins on your blog and create lead magnets
- How to quickly get Google to index your new blog, set up Google Analytics and increase your domain authority
- How to do on-page and off-page SEO and interlink your content like a pro
- How to find popular topics for your blog posts and write your best articles
- How to guest post on other sites and find guest contributors for yours
- How to get started with affiliate marketing, choose your top products, promote them in the right way and write content with affiliate links in it
- What sponsored posts are exactly and how I consistently make $3,000/month with them on my blog
- How to find sponsored post opportunities even with a small blog
- Places online to find brands and how to pitch them
- How to make your site attractive so you can charge more for sponsored content
- The top platforms online to sell digital products and how to choose the right one for you
- What to consider before building your first product
- How exactly to write and self-publish an eBook in 1 month
- How to create your very own online course (for free) and earn from it
- How to promote your digital products so you can earn thousands of dollars per month from them
- How to make sure every single blog post on your site generates money
And much, much more…
(+ 12 freebies – worksheets, checklists and other downloadable files to help you follow the steps from the course)
Financial Freedom Through Blogging is worth much more than its price as I’ve shared all I learned and did over the past 5 years. I believe this can save you time and confusion and allow you to achieve the same but much more quickly.
You can start your blogging journey today and change the rest of your life. The course also comes with lifetime updates.
If that sounds like something you’re willing to learn in order to make money blogging, then learn more about Financial Freedom Through Blogging here.
Become an Affiliate for My Course
Anyone taking the course can also become an affiliate. In the final section, I share how to get access to the affiliate link so you can start sharing the course and all you learned from it with your audience.
It makes sense to allow only those who’ve enrolled to be affiliates as no one knows the product better than them.
The commission rate is 40% per sale, which means that any time you refer a visitor to Financial Freedom Through Blogging and they purchase, you get around $78.
Shutterstock Partnership and Quality Photos for The Blog
So far, I’ve used royalty-free images from sites like Pixabay, Pexels
That’s my case and I’ve now partnered with the leading stock image provider Shutterstock so expect to see more unique images from talented photographers on the pages of Let’s Reach Success.
Visuals are a big part of blogging and while it’s okay to use free ones for the first few years, the next level of a blogging career often requires differentiation in multiple ways. Having quality images is one of them.
My Guest Post on Vital Dollar
I don’t often do guest posts anymore. But when I do, they are for people I’ve had contact with thanks to my blog and whose platform I’d like to contribute to.
One such site is VitalDollar, run by Marc (you might know him from my interview with him where he shares how he earned over $1 million from 3 blogs).
The post I wrote for his site is How Lidiya Consistently Earns $3,000/Month with Sponsored Blog Posts. Check it out.
Working on My Next Digital Products
My current focus is product creation and promotion. Now that I’ve released my biggest product ever, I can move onto the other things I planned over the last few months.
These are both courses and eBooks on topics in demand.
February Blog Income Report
I earned a total of $3,402 in February 2019 from my blogging business.
Please keep in mind that’s gross income.
After extracting fees I pay to other platforms, transaction fees, paying my own taxes and insurance and covering my pension as a solopreneur in the Netherlands, there’s much less left for me to spend.
You can see the progress here together with all other income reports.
This Month’s Revenue Breakdown
Total Revenue (Gross Income) – $3,402
AD REVENUE: $587
Check out: How to Optimize Your Site to Increase Ad Revenue
Financial Freedom Through Blogging
This Month’s Expenses Breakdown
WPX Hosting – $25
(Read my WPX Hosting Review)
Teachable – $0 (paid yearly)
Accountant – €0 (paid quarterly)
Office Supplies and Misc.
Mobile Plan – €27
Health Insurance – €118,50
Teachable fees – $22
PayPal fees – $130
Last month’s best content on Let’s Reach Success
43 blog posts were published in February 2019.
Let’s first see the interviews I did:
How This Family Guy Made $1,250,226 Building and Selling Blogs
How This Guy Started with Nothing and Now Makes 5 Figures Blogging
How This Serial Entrepreneur Sells, Buys and Grows Businesses
How I Made $3,382 This Month Blogging from Home [January 2019 Income Report]
The 4 Productivity Habits That Changed My Life
How to Work from Home Online and Keep It Rewarding
8 Steps to Eliminating Debt
How to Get Sponsored Posts for Your Blog
What is a Lifestyle Business and Why You Should Build One
5 Life-Changing Habits You Need to Start Immediately
Resources to Help You Start Making Money Online
Launch Your Profitable Blog Today– If you just want to take the first few steps in your blogging journey, I have the right resource for you. This is a free course and will help you set up a site in less than an hour so you can move onto creating content, building your brand and monetizing your site.
Blogging Resources – To build a powerful site that turns visitors into buyers and monetize it well, you will need the right tools. In my Blogging Resources page, I’ve gathered the best of the best and the exact tools I’ve used to grow Let’s Reach Success and be able to make a full-time living as a location independent freelance writer.
10 Things I Did in The Last 6 Months to Double My Income and Make $5,000 a Month – It takes some courage and strategic actions to double your income online. Here’s exactly how I did it.
67 Best Side Hustle Ideas to Make an Extra $1000 a Month – Check out the ultimate list of side hustles you can start on your own and while working full-time that can be your chance to achieve financial independence.
Make Your First Money Online Freelancing [Free Course] – I created a free course sharing my journey to making more than $4,000/month blogging. It all began with freelancing and you can use this course to follow the steps I took to become a freelancer with no experience and earn my first income online.
The Passive Income Boss[Free Course] – That’s another free course I released on the topic of earning passive income through blogging. You’ll learn what passive income is exactly and how it works, how to get started with blogging and make your site powerful, and the 4 main passive income streams you can create using your blog.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – If you’re not earning money through affiliate marketing, then you are leaving money on the table. This step-by-step affiliate marketing strategy course shows you how to increase your affiliate income and make more money blogging. It’s by Michelle from Making Sense of Cents who went from $0 in affiliate income to over $50,000 per month (and also the first online course I’ve ever taken).
How Bloggers Can Make $10,000 a Month from Home– Curious how bloggers get to 10K/month working from home and what you need to do differently? In this article, I discuss why it’s possible for everyone to make that much on a monthly basis and how to get there.
Hope you enjoyed my February blog income report. Thanks for reading!
Stock Photo from Floral Deco @ Shutterstock