September Blog Traffic Report + Stats and Goals

September blog traffic report

September Blog Traffic Report + Stats and Goals

Last month, I started keeping track of my blog traffic, stats, and goals for the next month. I’m not including full income reports yet, but that may come at a later time. If you’re wondering why I would share these numbers, there are actually two reasons. The first is that it’s a way for me to see my own progress. I also find blog traffic reports and income reports from other bloggers to be helpful and inspiring. My goal is to be helpful and inspiring to new bloggers someday.

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How do bloggers make money?

How do bloggers make money? 4 common ways for bloggers to earn money.

When it comes to earning money blogging, there are a lot of different paths to take. This post was inspired by some YouTube comments talking about how bloggers and vloggers earn money. I’m sure that most people don’t get their information from comments on YouTube, but either way, there’s a lot of misinformation out there! There are many misconceptions about how bloggers and vloggers make money. In the comments that I just mentioned, one user stated that the YouTuber in question got paid “loads of money” from YouTube. In actuality, YouTube doesn’t directly pay anyone! So, how do bloggers make money? There are four common ways for bloggers to earn an income.

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August Blog Traffic Report and Stats + September Goals

August Blog traffic report

August Blog Traffic Report + Stats and Goals

To be completely honest, I haven’t done very well of tracking my goals or progress in the last year or so of blogging. This might come as a surprise if you know me, I’m a list person. For some reason, I haven’t done a great job keeping track of things, and about a month ago I decided to change that. As you might know, my husband and I started a travel blog about two months ago. I wanted to move my travel stuff over there (a popular topic) and focus on what my audience wants to see, which is mostly parenting, finances, and general life balance for the busy mom. Every month, I am going to include a blog traffic report, social media stats, my goals, and life updates. Without rambling further, here is the August Blog Traffic report.

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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review | Should you buy it?!

making sense of affiliate marketing review

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review

I want to start out by saying that there aren’t many courses that I recommend. So many bloggers offer courses now, and the quality isn’t always there. One exception to the rule would be the Ultimate Bundles. Even if some of the courses in the Ultimate Bundles are lacking, there will be other courses, books, etc. The one course that I absolutely 100% recommend on it’s own is Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. If you’re a blogger or online influencer, you need this course. Not a blogger yet, but want to be? Check out my How to start a WordPress blog post to get started!

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Products and Procedures that I use to run my blog and business

best products for small businesses

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I do the majority of my work from home. If you’re new here, I blog here at amyfillinger.com and at Amy & Brandon Adventures (our travel blog), and I’m also a professional photographer. If you run a blog or business, whether working from home or not, you know that it can be crazy. Business owners wear many hats, and it can certainly be overwhelming. I wanted to put together a list of products and procedures that help me run my blogs and business (somewhat) smoothly. I don’t have it all figured out, but I am doing a lot better than I used to! My productivity level is up, and having a workflow process is certainly helpful. Whether you run a business, or you’re thinking about starting one, there is bound to be something on this list that will make your life easier! These are some of the best products for small businesses (and blogs) that I have found.

I just wanted to make a note that while some of these are affiliate links, most of them are not. Many of the products and services are absolutely free (or have free versions) and the paid products that I suggest are 100% worth the investment!

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Best Pinterest Image size + free template

best pinterest image size

The Best Pinterest Image Size + a free template!

Whether you’re a business owner, blogger, or both, Pinterest can be a great way to bring traffic to your website. Using Pinterest is fairly straight forward, but using Pinterest correctly isn’t always as easy. You don’t have to take my word for it. I recommend checking out the “Simple Pin Media Podcast” for all the information on why Pinterest is important. Kate from Simple Pin Media has several recently podcasts specifically for  different businesses. Whether you run a non-profit, a craft business or a food blog, she has some great information for everyone.

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It’s been one year! My most popular posts from the last 12 months

my most popular posts

The most popular posts on amyfillinger.com

Well, I guess I missed my one year “blogiversary.” I started blogging sometime in March 2016. Honestly I’m not sure when it was exactly, but we can celebrate right now! As some of you know, I am a wedding photographer and this time of year gets a little busy. The good thing is now I know to plan my posts ahead of time for my second wave of busy (September-October) so that I can keep regular updates coming your way!

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Freebies for new bloggers

freebies for new bloggers

Freebies for new bloggers

I have read a lot of posts about things that you should buy when you start a blog. In fact, I even wrote about two things you should buy when you start a blog. There are a few important things to purchase when you start a blog, but there are also lots of freebies for new bloggers! I wanted to share the best free things that I know about, all in one place!

If you’re looking to start your own blog, check out my tutorial on how to start a blog on WordPress. Starting a blog is a fun hobby, and it can even turn into a side income or full-time business! Make sure to read the post and then use my link to start your own blog for only $3.95 a month!

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February Income Report

February blog income report, how to make money from home

Welcome to my very first blog income report. This February income report is the first of regularly monthly blog income reports that I intend to post.

You might be wondering why someone would want to post their income publicly. That’s a very good question. The truth is, there are several reasons to post blog income reports. My personal reasons for post these income reports are as follows.

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Two things you should pay for when starting a blog

Two things you should pay for when you start a blog

2 things to pay for when you start a blog

There are so many free resources out there for starting a blog. In fact, I created a Pinterest board dedicated to just that! That being said, there are two things that I believe you should pay for when you start a blog. If you want to start a money making blog, spending money when you’re just starting out can be really hard to do. I don’t want you to spend more money than you have to, so these are the two things that have helped me the most when starting my blog.

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There have been some changes around here

Welcome to the Amy Fillinger blog! My blog is all about family, finances, and balancing it all while working from home. Welcome to my corner of the internet!

Changes to the Amy Fillinger Blog

There have been some changes here at the new Amy Fillinger Blog! You may have have noticed that the domain has changed. My blog is still fairly new, I started it in February 2016. I just didn’t love the domain that I had chosen and wanted to use my own name. Fortunately, I already owned www.amyfillinger.com. If you’re confused and looking for my photography site, that has moved and can be found over at www.amyfillingerphotography.com.

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