August Income Report: How I Earn Money As A Small, Hobby Blogger

by Mia M.

Hello, beautiful people, and welcome back to my corner of the web! I hope you’re all faring well today – and feeling nosy. Does anyone else love snooping through other bloggers’ income reports? I love it – they’re so inspiring!

The financial year here in Australia restarted in July – and it got me thinking about money. While I’ve been more consistent with this blog in 2021, I haven’t necessarily been very business-minded about it.

Well . . . I’d like to change that. So today I’m going to be sharing my first income report of 2021 – and hold myself accountable to (hopefully) beating it! I’d like to quit my day job by the end of the year . . . let’s speak it into existence!

**Disclaimer – this post is by no means meant to be bragging. I don’t earn a ton of money from this site, but I love reading other small blogger’s income reports and being inspired. And – as a blogger with a small following and no social media – if I can earn money, so can you!**

My August Earnings Breakdown:

I get paid in a couple of different currencies, so I’ll tally up the totals in AUD (Australian dollar) at the end.

Sponsored posts: AUD $250 – £136

Ads: £180 – AUD $344

Shopstyle Affiliate: £51 – AUD $95

AWIN affiliate program: – £157 if you aren’t already signed up to AWIN, sign up through my link here! – AUD $294

Amazon affiliate program: USD $15 – AUD $20

Aliexpress affiliate program: – USD $33 – AUD $44

That’s a total of AUD $1047!

As I said, I don’t earn tons from this website – but my earnings this month covered my rent and, as a part-time student, every little helps! However, I definitely have some plans to improve these earnings in the next few months . . .

Shall we take a look?

Blog Goals For September:

When setting these goals I had my overall strategy in mind – that being “use Keysearch to create SEO optimised posts people are actively searching for“. (If you want to use Keysearch, sign up here and use code KSDISC for 20% off!)

  • Consistently post – at least 11 posts!
  • Plan Christmas content and maybe start making some of the crafts already. I’ve managed to write posts out until the 28th September so far, so hopefully we can get everything scheduled up til December!
  • Post 4 Youtube videos
  • Use Keysearch to optimise at least 8/11 posts (some things – like income reports – just aren’t worth it)
  • Accept more sponsored posts – I hope this doesn’t sound bratty, but I’m pretty selective when it comes to sponsored posts. I sometimes see it as “my audience might not like it, it’s probably not going to work long-term in terms of SEO traffic and if it’s only $20 there’s no point“. However, I really want to save as much money as possible to reinvest into the blog, so I want to start accepting more.

Alright, my loves, we shall end at the end! I hope you enjoyed this post – and a little glimpse behind the curtain of my blog. I’d be really interested in doing these posts monthly, so let me know if you’d want that! Do you guys monetize your websites? What are your blogging goals for September? Let me know your thoughts down below,


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About Mia M.

I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

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