Food Blog Income Report | April 2020

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Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by Toya

This is my April 2020 blog income report in my twelfth month of blogging.

In April my traffic grew even more than it did last month.

How I continue to get hundreds of thousands of page views every month.

  1. I am very active on Pinterest. I spend 4 productive hours working on my blog every day. Of those 4 hours, close to two hours is spent focused on Pinterest daily. I use this time to create new eye-catching pins with text overlay. I join group boards, I spend time learning the various strategies in this Pinterest e-course and I study the Pinterest platform to appraise myself on what’s working for other food bloggers.
  2. Before writing my content, I pay attention to what’s popular on Pinterest. I try to publish at least 1 popular recipe in my niche.
  3. I also like to focus on what’s not yet available in my niche. I know my niche pretty well so I know what potential readers what.

Food blog highlights For April 2020

April was another great month for the blog. I didn’t quite double my traffic like I did in March, but I certainly was able to increase my traffic!

Before you continue reading, feel free to check out the progress of blogs income and traffic over the last 11 months below:

Now let’s get on to how the month of April went!

The Blogging goals I set for April  2020

GOAL #1: Maintain page views at 146,000 page views or more

Food blog traffic report April 2020

This month my page views soared to 179,937 visitors! This is crazy growth for a blog that is less than 1 year old! I still can’t believe these numbers are for MY BLOG!!!! 

 

GOAL #2: Earn $3000+ from the blog

New Food blog ad income

Not quite successful. I missed my mark by a few hundred dollars. 

Here is my earnings breakdown:

INCOME

Mediavine Ads: $1710.21

Amazon associates: $311.90

Other affiliates: $860.65

TOTAL INCOME: $2882.76

Last month’s ad income was higher than the ad income in April. This is due to a drop in my RPM. RPM is Ad revenue per thousand impressions (RPM) and is calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of ad impressions you received, then multiplying by 1000.

Last month, my average RPM was  $19.72 but this month it fell to $11.48.

I’m still very grateful to be able to earn more than $2000 a month from a blog that is barely a year old though! Especially in these weird times.

 

EXPENSES

Web Hosting: $0.00 (I paid for hosting for a whole year upfront)

Tailwind: $15.00

Canva: $12.95

Groceries: $72.07

TOTAL EXPENSES: $100.02

Net Income: $2782.74

GOAL #3: Publish 10 new recipes.

I only had the time to publish 8 new posts/recipes in April.

GOAL #4: Get 13,000 sessions from SEO

Successful!

I was about to get 18,553 sessions from SEO in April 2020! 

Blog Goals For May 2020!

  1. Maintain 180,000 page views or grow 
  2. Earn $3000+ from the blog (I didn’t quite achieve this goal in April so I’ll try again in May)
  3. Publish 10 new recipes
  4. Get 20,000 sessions from SEO

Will I achieve these blog goals at the end of May? Stick around to find out how I’m doing!!

If you have any questions about how I’m growing my food blog, feel free to leave a comment and I will answer as soon as possible.

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  • Blogging is awesome. No matter what day it is, or whether it’s the weekend, a holiday, or if you’re sick or demotivated and can’t show up to work on your blog, etc, as long as you’re on an ad network, and you’re receiving traffic, you will make money. This makes blogging so reliable and constant.

 

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