I promised all of you when I purchased RDS that I would report my earnings on this blog, so here it is! Hang on to your hats!
This number includes my income from the last week in July when I purchased the site all the way through the end of August.
I want to be clear that my income on this blog really isn’t “starting from scratch.” After all, I purchased this blog because it was already established, which makes it easier to monetize.
Additionally, I have a list of advertisers that I’ve collected from Budget Blonde over the last few years so I was able to leverage my current network and contacts to get things started off right.
So, without further ado:
First Month’s Income:
Affiliate and Direct Advertising: $990.00
Help With the Blog: $326.00
As many of you know, I have a help in the form of virtual assistants here on RDS, and I also pay Grayson to regularly update the technical side of things. Combined, their services cost me $326.00 last month.
Hosting: $107.00 – $65.00 (because I used my own affiliate link) = $42.00
I was offered two months of free hosting, which sounded great in theory. Unfortunately I was not impressed with the host. The very first day the blog launched, we had all sorts of problems, which let me to require more of Grayson’s technical services. We’re actually in the process of moving servers now, which is why there is this expense on here.
Domain Moving: $2
I had to pay to transfer the name from Erin’s account to mine. Grayson used a coupon because he’s awesome like that.
So, Earnings – Expenses =
Total Income: $620.00
Overall, I’m pretty happy with that since August is typically a very slow month in blog-land. September already seems slower by comparison but we will keep chugging along nonetheless. ☺
How have your side hustles been going this month?