April Blog Income | homemadeforelle.com

Last month I shared an article called March Blog Income and I detailed how much money I made ($1,192) and how many expenses I incurred while blogging during the month of March.  Since April just ended, and I have my revenue and expense figures complete for the month, I am sharing them today!

April Blog Income

I started my blog because I really love taking pictures of food.  I never anticipated making money from it.  I have been fortunate to connect with other bloggers over the years though, and with their advice, I have turned my hobby into a way to help support my family.  This has been especially helpful, since I got divorced last year, and my household income essentially got cut in half!  I do have a regular 8-5 job, so I blog part time, in the evenings and weekends, after my grad school work is done and my kids are in bed.  I would say I spend 20 – 25 hours a week on my blog, so it’s quite a commitment, but I enjoy it. 

Income – What I Earned

In April, I earned $2,333. That was more than double what I earned in March, so I am happy this month!  Here is how I earned it:

  • Ad Revenue: $644.84 (I use The Blogger Network)
  • Sponsored Posts: $1,425.00
  • Social Share Ads: $200.00
  • Amazon Affiliate Sales: $63.42

I didn’t get to write much in April, because I moved but it was still a lucrative month for me. 

Expenses – What I Spent

Of course, I have some expenses associated with blogging. In April, I spent $243:

Of course, there were costs associated with food and supplies, as well.

The finance person in me was curious to see what that amounted to an hour.  Last month, my hourly wage was $11.89 an hour.  This month I took my income ($2,333) less my expenses ($243), divided by the approximate number of hours I worked (80), and it came out to about $26 an hour.  That is pretty awesome for something I enjoy doing so much!

How Many Visitors I Had

Of course, no one will pay you to blog, if you don’t have visitors! I am always curious to know how many page views bloggers get versus how much revenue they earn.  In April, I had 72,000 visitors, 81,000 sessions and 110,000 pageviews.  This is fairly typical for my blog.

April Blog Income and Pageviews | homemadeforelle.com

If you find this helpful or interesting, please let me know in the comments.  I hope to continue growing my revenue while doing something I love! I’ll be sure to share May’s figures at the beginning of next month. 

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6 Responses to April Blog Income

  1. Sammi says:

    Thank you for sharing this at a link up! My blog has recently gone through some changes as my blogging partner has moved onto other adventures. I will now focus primarily on my passions, recipe creation and food photographer. My blog is now to a point to start earning an income and I am searching out avenues of how to make that happen. This post was super helpful. Thanks again!

  2. Laura says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I am interested in starting a blog once I figure my focus either health or prayer. This is helpful to know but like you, I just want to share to help someone else the way that I am learning. Thank you.
    What are some of your sources to learn about how do to this please?

  3. Alana says:

    Hi there…your post on your income/expense for Mar/April was really interesting! As a fairly new blogger, I like to hear tips from established bloggers…thank you! 🙂

    • Andrea says:

      Oh, I am glad it was interesting! I log this stuff, but putting it in this format helps me, too! I hope to continue to do it throughout the year 🙂

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