Blog Income Report for April 2020: How I Earned $74,484 This Month
While most Blog Income Reports are from bloggers who started 5+ years ago, here's one for my blog that launched 16 months ago in January 2019.
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1. Blog Income in April 2020: $74,484
April brought some new highs for my blog in terms of both traffic and revenue. Website traffic increased from 303,960 in March to 414,389 in April. Blog revenue also increased from $61,666 to $74,484, with affiliate income increasing by another 33.6%.
Ready? Let's move on to my blog's income streams.
Affiliate Marketing Programs:
Overall, I brought in $59,783 from 62 different affiliate programs for an average of $964 per program in April
This was an increase from $44,720 in March to $59,783 in April for a 33.6% increase. I believe these month-over-month increases will continue as most of the sales I'm generating for SaaS brands provide recurring affiliate commissions. So even if some customers drop off, the uptick in new sign-ups should see consistent gains.
Overall, it was a steady mix of traffic with a good blend of affiliate programs – 62 programs brought in revenue and 20 programs generated in at least $500/month.
Based on commission rates, I estimate that my blog is currently generating over $200k in monthly sales for SaaS companies.
Please note: I must keep a few affiliate programs hidden due to their requirements and personal deals we have together.
- A2 Hosting
- Amazon Associates
- Constant Contact
- Creative Market
- Easy Webinar
- Final Draft
- LinkedIn Learning
- M1 Finance
- Script Reader Pro
- WP Rocket
Other Revenue Sources:
- Digital Product Sales: $1,876
- SEO and Link Building Consulting for Four B2B Clients: $12,825
Total revenue in April: $74,484
Expenses in April 2020: $5,300
Besides my fixed expenses, the only ones that increased were my new subscriptions to Clearscope and my annual payments for OptinMonster and Grammarly.
Here are my expenses for April 2020:
- Content $1,815
- Freelancer $1,200
- OptinMonster $588
- Clearscope $350
- WP Engine $290
- CPA $245
- Ahrefs $179
- Development $155
- ConvertKit $149
- Grammarly $140
- BigCommerce $64
- Adobe CC $56
- G Suite $38
- Cloudflare $25
- DMCA Agent $6
Total expenses in April: $5,300
Net Profit: $69,184 (92.88% Gross Profit Margin)
Here are some interesting blog financial statistics and other leading indicators:
- MoM Revenue Increase: $12,818
- MoM Revenue Increase Percentage: 20.8%
- Passive Revenue: $61,659
- MoM Passive Increase Percentage: 34.6%
- Passive % of Sales: 82.8%
- Revenue Trailing Quarter: $139,899
- Revenue YTD: $214,383
- Gross Profit YTD: $197,173
- Gross Profit Trailing Quarter: $127,989
- 2020 Static Revenue Forecast: $643,149
Now, onto some traffic stats and an April recap.
2. Traffic for April 2020: 414,389 Sessions (+36.3%)
Overall in April 2020 compared to March 2020, I increased my web traffic from 303,960 to 414,389.
Compared to last year (April 2019), sessions increased by 1,940%:
Here are my monthly traffic metrics so far, dating back to January 2019 when I launched my blog:
- January: 1,147
- February: 2,055
- March: 7,672
- April: 16,920
- May: 34,261
- June: 46,355
- July: 76,926
- August: 105,056
- September: 133,391
- October: 141,348
- November: 143,705
- December: 178,021
- January: 248,910
- February: 231,524
- March: 303,960
- April: 414,389
4. Email Subscribers for April 2020: +4,305
As of April 2020, I have over 21k subscribers on my email list. And as this part of my business is less than 1.5% of my revenue, I'm ready to start opening it up to other revenue streams. I plan to launch some video courses to tackles in-depth topics like keyword research, SEO, WordPress, and affiliate marketing.
But for now, just know that I'm adding around 150 email subscribers per day and my list is now over 21k.
5. Tasks Completed in April:
- Published new articles on the following topics:
- Best Backup Software
- Best Invoicing Software
- Best YouTube to MP3 Converters
- Top Skills to Add to Your Resume
- Published guest posts for Cyberchimps and WPeka.
- Created a Backlink Blueprint and Affiliate Advantage product bundle.
- Increased my Alexa Rank from 17,293 to 15,444.
That's it for my Blog Income Report for April 2020.
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