Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by Toya
This is my June 2019 blog income report for my second month as a food blogger. In this post, I share the blog’s progress as well as other important things that happened during June.
Why I’m sharing the journey of my food blog via my income & traffic reports.
Many people often wonder if food blogs are profitable and how they get that way. Not all of them are, but with the right strategies and information, you can make any food blog…or any blog for that matter successful and profitable.
Therefore, I’m sharing my journey so anyone who wishes to can see the process. My goal is to make this food blog profitable and to make money from it via Mediavine ads within 1 year. I am sure I can do this. And so, if my journey inspires just one person to start a food blog that can potentially change their life, then my work would have been don
If you’re someone who would like to start, I created a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to set up a food blog in 30 minutes or less. The process isn’t quite as technical as you may think. If you feel ready, check out my tips for starting a food blog right here.
This was the first month of the blog so there was little to no progress but I still want to share it so you see that everyone starts from scratch…and that’s completely okay!
Here’s what I think
I suspect that many people who start blogging quit before really giving it a chance because they don’t seem to see much progress in terms of traffic and income in the first few months of blogging. Therefore, blogging seems useless and it is very easy to quit something that isn’t ‘working’.
Also, many people don’t see bloggers ‘like themselves’ who aren’t making much money and getting much traffic as yet. After all, most income and traffic reports from bloggers seem to be from food bloggers making $5000 to $100,000 per month.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with that at all. But I hope my income reports can help inspire the average person who sees that they can start from nothing and make their food blog into…something!
Highlights for the second month
This month, my main focus was to publish more recipes and share my recipes on Pinterest in the hopes of gaining traffic.
I’m happy to say it was a successful month for the blog and I far exceeded my goals and expectations traffic-wise!
Food Blog income for the second month
I made my first commission of $2.61 in my second month of food blogging!
Then I went on to make 5 more Amazon commissions and ultimately earned a total of $16.87 in my 2nd month of blogging!
Total income: $16.87
How I did it:
When I publish recipes on my blog, I link to ingredients on Amazon using my affiliate links.
So for example, if I share a keto bread recipe, I make sure to link to the type of flour I used so my readers can get the same ingredients easily.
Once they click my link, I get a small commission at no additional cost to the reader, for anything that this reader purchases on Amazon within the next 24 hours.
Food Blog Expenses
Web hosting: $0.00 (I paid for Siteground for a full year upfront. You can use this link to get Siteground hosting for your food blog at $3.95 per month )
Total expenses: $66.05
Food blog traffic report
This is the traffic for my second month! I had a pin go viral on Pinterest.
How did I increase my traffic: I used the strategies in Carly Campbell’s Pinterest Course to grow my Pinterest traffic.
You can check out the Pinterest course yourself and I highly recommend this as she’s super knowledgeable about Pinterest Marketing for bloggers. Or you can follow some of my simple tips below:
- Create eye-catching Pinterest graphics on Canva with text overlay.
- Published properly keyworded pins linking to my recipes every day – I aimed for 10 pins daily
- Shared popular pins from other food bloggers on Pinterest – I aim for 2-3 of those.
- Created some properly keyworded boards on Pinterest to share my pins on
- Joined a few popular niche-specific group boards.
Blog goals for July 2019
- Get 10,000 page views by the last day of July.
- Grow Pinterest followers
- Grow Pinterest traffic – but spread out more consistently throughout the month rather than from 1 viral pin/recipe.
- Make $50 from the blog
- Publish 10 -15 blog posts/recipes
Will I achieve these food blog goals at the end of July? Stick around to find out how I’m doing!! And feel free to read my first income report here.
Also, share your food blogging journey in the comments if you’d like!