I just came across Paula’s list of blogger salaries (via ProBlogger). She’s got a great compilation of blogger earnings, projecting one-year figures with some simple math. I commend Paula’s research, and I want to be on the next list.
I got a raise
My last earnings post was for January, where I reported about $300 of income for the month. I was (and still am) darn proud of that.
But now I get to show you how I earned a raise!
I earned $450.14 in April
That’s right folks, I pushed myself to a 50% raise in just three months. My traffic has steadily increased, but the big earners are not AdSense or other ads. Those sources definitely help, but they’re not where the real money is.
Here’s the secret for me: consulting. I help people with their blogging efforts, and it’s working out great for everyone. I was fortunate enough to take on another client in April, so that’s helped to increase overall earnings.
A quick break down for you:
The rest of April’s earnings are from writing on another blog (paid for each post) and blog consulting. Out of courtesy for the privacy of other parties, I won’t post those numbers. But I will say that consulting is the biggest earner out of all.
The AdSense number increased pretty nicely since January. I think that is due to my traffic increase since then. AdSense isn’t tied directly to traffic, but you do earn more money with more visitors.
I definitely want to break the $500 barrier. And I need to find ways to earn more money for my time. I spend a lot of time blogging, and I’d definitely like it to pay off more. With my current earnings, I’m definitely making a tiny hourly wage.
Thanks to some inspiration about blog revenue, I’m pursuing some direct ad sales and sponsorships for Legal Andrew. I’ve made a few pitches so far with no luck. But I’ll keep at it and see what turns up.
[tags]text link ads, sponsored reviews, payperpost, adsense, paula, problogger[/tags]
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