Show me the money! July ;-)

Ok, so I’m not expecting to make tons of money off my blog in the near future. It would be nice to make a little through affiliates and what not to help cover the fabric costs involved in pattern testing but like I said I’m not planning on becoming a millionaire or anything. LOL

I actually enjoy reading the monthly reports some other bloggers put out (Sew McCool,  On The Cutting Floor are two I’ve read). Not sure why? Maybe I’m just a little nosy, ha!

And if you look at their numbers you’ll see that I’m like peanuts next to them (tiny tiny peanuts!)

Regardless, I like checking out their numbers so thought I’d share mine too.


I decided only in late May that I’d get a little more serious with blogging, but juggling the mommy duties, pattern testing and trying to sew things for a craft fair in December (yes, it’s early but better get prepared!) is making my progress go kinda slowly.

 (As a side note: so bizarre, these graphics had a white background not grey before I uploaded them!)

overview july

In July I had 1220 pageviews up from 613 which is increase of a little over 50%! That’s pretty cool. 🙂 I attribute that to a few things: posting more often, taking part in a couple pattern giveaways, and I shared a tutorial for an easy kid’s craft. (Which is in the #2 spot for most page views seen below.)

Also, my bounce rate decreased a lot, which is possibly due to using the jump breaks in my posts after reading about it… Where? I can’t remember, ah!! But it’s easy just add a little jump break in your posts, so when people land on your main page they see snippets of each recent post, and it supposedly helps get people to click around your site. My bounce rate went from 76% in June to 48% in July.

pageviews for July
Most viewed posts/pages

When I remember I add my posts to different linky parties. I’ve found that the one that consistently brings me traffic is the linky party held at the Sew Many Ways blog. (It’s in the #1 and #8 spots for a total of 17.8% of referrers.) My other biggest referrer for July was Totally Tutorials after I submitted my tutorial for the Pressed Flower Craft for kids. That was fun, I totally didn’t expect to get the submission added so soon after emailing. (Total 11.5% of referrers).


And now for the fun part (it’s my favourite part of the other blogger’s posts!) The earnings!
July 2014 Earnings:
Adsense:      0.12
Affiliates:      4.01

Total:    $4.13! haha 🙂

Although there were some other affiliate sales but they were attributed to August, since they occured on the 31st. (At least that’s when I got the emails). 

So it’s not a lot, but it’s still kind of exciting. Helps cover a bit of the fabric I’ve used for pattern testing. Not bad.

Updated to add:
Goals for August:
  1. Take part in a few blog tours (there are a couple this week!)
  2. Write up some reviews for pattern tests done in the past that were never showcased.
  3. Write 2-3 tutorials for kid friendly crafts
  4. Do 1 recipe post

Till next time!
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