How I Earned $621.87 Blogging

You guys! I actually earned money blogging this month! Well, it is actually money I received this this month that was earned back in December. The Christmas holiday had readers interested in the gift ideas I share on my blog!

Between Sunshine And Rainy Days and How Do The Jones Do It, I earned $621.87 in February 2017! This is the largest income I have received from blogging in one month and it feels good! It hasn’t come easy though. I have been blogging for three years and this is a welcome payout. I earned money blogging this month! It hasn't been easy. I have been blogging for three years and this is a welcome payout!

Blogging Income – February 2017

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Amazon: 703.47

This income was generated in December when combined page views between Sunshine And Rainy Days and How Do The Jones Do It were 88,902. A large portion of those page views, 30,226 to be exact, were from a post titled $10 Dirty Santa Gift Ideas.


Medical Binder Printables: 10.40

This is a product I created to help readers take charge of their health!

Total Earned: 713.87

Blogging Expenses – February 2017

G Suite: 4.00

G Suite allows me to have an email address with my domain name: I also store many of my PDF Printable files in Google Drive. If you are interested in G Suite, I have a code to give you 20% off your first year! Just hit the ‘contact’ link at the bottom of this page and I’ll shoot it right over to you!

ConvertKit: 29.00

If you have a blog, you need to collect emails from the start! ConvertKit is an email marketing tool that allows you to collect subscribers through an email subscribe box on your sidebar, opt-in forms at the end of posts, inline subscribe buttons in the middle of a post plus more!

Media Temple: 20.00

Media Temple is the web host I use to host both Sunshine And Rainy Days as well as How Do The Jones Do It! WP Rocket: 39.00 WP Rocket is what I use for page caching on Sunshine And Rainy Days. This is a yearly fee.

Total Expenses: 92.00

Profit: 621.87

Let’s Get Real About Blogging

Blogging isn’t a get rich quick scheme. If you were to add the hours worked and figured an hourly rate, it would be incredibly depressing. There are a few bloggers that succeed in a very short amount of time but that isn’t the norm.

Blogging has its ups and downs. My two blogs are the busiest in November and December then they take a nose dive. It is likely the $621.87 profit made this month will need to sustain my blog for the remainder of the year.

I am thrilled that, at the very least, Sunshine And Rainy Days and How Do The Jones Do It have become self-sustaining! Money earned goes right back into the business through expenses or learning opportunities!

Blogging Goal

It is my goal to take this blog to a new level in order to supplement my teenagers’ college educations. One will graduate in 2018 and the other in 2020. Ack! I don’t have much time. Paying for college scares me to death.

I am currently going through Elite Blog Academy and have high hopes! I enrolled in EBA when it first went on the market a few years ago but didn’t get all the way through it. I am now ready! Ready to do the hard work. Ready to make a difference. Ready to even out the highs and lows of blogging!

If you blog, let me encourage you to stick with it! Come alongside me and let’s figure this thing out!

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5 comments… add one
  • kay Mar 5, 2017, 10:43 am

    That is SO cool Jayleen! Congratulations! You almost make me want to start a blog again. 😀

  • Jayleen Mar 5, 2017, 10:49 am

    You are such a great writer, Kay! I would be thrilled to see you writing again!

  • Angie Apr 8, 2017, 7:33 pm

    Wow, we have kids who will be graduating the same years. Yes, it is scary about paying for colleges and such. I, also blog and it is definitely not a quick earning income. I, also work at a local school 28 hours per week during the school year. Good Luck on your future blogging endeavors!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Apr 12, 2017, 1:37 pm

    Thank you, Angie! What is your blog? Are you making an income?

  • Angie Apr 15, 2017, 6:00 am

    I make some income here and there, but not anything consistent. I am working on being more consistent with my blog as well which will hopefully help the income part.

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