I’m so glad you stopped in to check on the progress being made here at I’m Luving This Life. I skipped Aprils Traffic and Income Report as all traffic and no income can get boring for aspiring bloggers but there is a lesson to be had in it if you use ads on your site.
You can’t have Ad Income if you don’t have Traffic..
One of the first steps I took when setting up I’m Luving This Life was to implement Google Adsense. I knew it would be a very long time before seeing any real income from it but that’s okay, it’s going to do something else for me in the meantime.
It’s going to give me a reference. Meaning, it’s going to show me where I came from. 🙂
I started I’m Luving This Life in March of 2016 and at that time, I earned between $0.00 and $0.01. Ha! Now, I’m making between $0.10 and $0.20. Yes, still laughable but I know that this is a direct correlation of traffic increasing and even though we still have a long way to go to making a full time income from I’m Luving This Life, we’re going to get there.
I sure hope you join me on the journey!
Lets take a look at our Page Views..
April Pageviews: 3239
May Pageviews: 8564
I gained 5,325 more pageviews in the month of May!
Where’s this traffic coming from?
Hands down, Pinterest is our top referrer of traffic. My one board, Dinner Ideas (click to follow) gets over 100,000 impressions and it’s mainly due to a really yummy Sauteed Green Beans Recipe of ours. Check it out, it’s proving to be a hot commodity. 😉
You can see photos below from Pinterest Analytics.
3 of the 5 boards shown are my own while the other 2 are group boards that I belong to. If you aren’t a member of any group boards, I highly recommend asking to join one. They are a great help in getting your content to more people as you instantly have access to the board originators following. If you are a food blogger or have your own recipes to pin, you can join my Favorite Blogger Recipes Group Board by following all of my boards and emailing me at email@example.com.
Pinterest Analytics also shows us which pins outperform others and get the most impressions, clicks, repins..etc.
I’m so blown away by the Green Beans, who knew? lol
I’m also really happy that 4 of the 5 Pins below are my own. It give me a proud, warm and fuzzy feeling.
*The following contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on a link, I’ll be paid a small commission. As always, it is greatly appreciated and I always pay it forward. 🙂
So what’s up for June?
Social Media is key for most bloggers, myself included. Whether it’s Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram of Facebook.
I just finished up an e-course offered by a brilliant woman who has figured out the key to attracting your ideal Twitter following. This is ideal if you want to do paid campaigns through Linqia or Izea.
I completed it on Friday (6/10/16) and already have an increase in Twitter followers of 300 in 5 days. I’m going to continue to implement what I’ve learned for at least a month before writing a post about it but if you’d like to sign up for her FREE MINI COURSE, just click here. You won’t be disappointed.
Another plus from this course is that she has an affiliate program.
You can sign up as an affiliate to earn 20% or if you purchase the full course, you’ll receive 40% as an affiliate! That’s huge! If you do that and refer 2 people, you’ve just gotten very close to a full refund but of course the sky’s the limit so there’s no telling how much you could earn. 🙂
Like I said earlier, I’m going to give it a month and then write a detailed post on the course that includes how many followers I had when I started and how many I’ve gained in the month of June. If you’re interested in reading it, just sign up here. 🙂
Boardbooster is on the to do list as well. They offer your first 500 pins for free so I’m going to take advantage of that.
Lots of Luv,
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