As many of you already know, it's been a while since my last post here on i-Blogger. And it's basically because this is not my main blog.
In the past I have mentioned my blog, HCG Diet 411 - Well, that is where I spend most of my blogging time. And in addition to running a blog, I also have a forum that has started to become pretty popular. I even have a full-time career.
In case you are wondering what I do, I am actually on the internet team for BMW. I do things like write content about our cars, I'm also an administrator for our Facebook fan pages, and believe it or not I even take photos of our vehicles before writing about them.
Actually, part of the reason I was able to even land the job with BMW, is because my boss had been a regular reader of this blog as well as HCG Diet 411.
And even though I'm not always posting to this blog, I enjoy doing it when I can. I like to try and help other bloggers by writing about my own blogging experiences.
But for some reason there are people out there that insist on having proof of your success before they will listen to anything you have to say. So today I have decided to show all of you what I make from my blog and the amount traffic that I receive each month.
And although I would love show you how great i-Blogger is doing, it's not anywhere near where I would like it to be. So for now I am just going to break down my monthly traffic statistics and earnings for HCG Diet 411 during the month of May.
Traffic Statistics For May 2011 (HCG Diet 411)
Bounce Rate: 67.43%
Daily Average: 1,046
And here is a breakdown of where my traffic comes from. You'll notice that a large percentage of my traffic comes from search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Below I've given you a breakdown of my earnings for the month of May 2011. Keep in mind this is only the money that I made as a result of people visiting my HCG Diet 411 Blog.
Monthly Earnings For May 2011 (HCG Diet 411)
Personal Ad Space: $60.00
Affiliate Program #1: $572.38
Affiliate Program #2: $69.00
Affiliate Program #3: $159.98
Grand Total: $1521.46
As you can see it's not a ton of money, some months I make more, some months it's less, but it's growing. And I just want to be completely honest. Plus, this is from about an hour per day, 6 days per week. I used to blog 7 days a week, but I promised my wife I would spend a little less time doing it.
Another important thing to point out is I'm not just using one specific way to make money - I have a few different methods for earning income with my blog.
Actually, there are people out there that make way more money with even less traffic than I get. Remember, traffic doesn't always equal money - But it doesn't hurt either.
Keep in mind, I'm not doing this to brag or toot my own horn... Either way, it's not like I'm able to retire from my blogs earnings - Yet!
How much money do you earn from your blog each month?
As always, I would love to hear what you think - So be sure to tell me your thoughts in a comment below.