Before April 2010, I have zero knowledge about blogging, making websites, Google Adsense and how to make money online. Through persistence and hard-work, I managed to make a blog (and few other blogs) that is giving me now a semi-passive income and helping more and more people around the world through the posts I published in this site.
It is a great feeling and achievement that you can help other people from the knowledge that you gain starting from scratch. It is not easy to start and build a blog especially if you don’t where to start and how to do it.
Sometimes, I don’t know what should I write or what should I do to reach more people, drive more traffic to my blog and improve the design and overall performance. One topic that seems to be very hard to write about is the blog income earning by this site.
After two years of blogging, I finally decided to share my blog income report and statistics through this post. I think this is the right time to give you more information about what happened in those 2 challenging years.
Actually, I find it very difficult to disclose or publish my blog income because some people and readers of this blog might perceived that I’m bragging about the figures. However, as I think it over and over again, I came up to a conclusion that perhaps only few will think about it and more people will benefit if I can share this information and the lessons I learned along the way.
To make things clear, this post is not intended to brag the earnings I got but to give you proof that you can also make money online by blogging what you love and your passion. In addition, this post wants to share the statistics and the earnings history since I started this blog way back two years ago. So let’s get started.
Blog Income and Stats
Like what I said earlier, before April 2010, I have no blog, zero knowledge on blogging and making websites, no income coming from online ventures, no knowledge on how to write an article, and many more about blogging. However, learning and knowledge come from small steps and consistent desire to learn more.
After making small steps, I finally build my first self-hosted blog through WordPress. I admit its hard at the beginning since I don’t know how and where to start but I’m glad I conquered the fear and doubt. Thanks for the infinite information that you can get from the Internet.
I think I will do this report each month starting this post to track my progress and record the lessons I learned. I know it’s not too late to do this kind of stuff. Here’s my stats and income report summary as of this writing:
Alexa Rank: 218,367
Google Page Rank: 2
RSS subscribers: 1,438
Facebook Like: 1,050
Post published: 223
Income (Total as of March 31, 2012; all figures in USD)
Google Adsense: 7,965
Private Ads: 466
Expenses (Total as of March 31, 2012; all figures in USD)
Web Hosting: 468
SEO tool: 281
Blogging tools: 60
As you can see in the data above, my income and stats are not really impressive compared with other bloggers who started at the same time maybe because I’m only blogging part-time. Perhaps if I could add more hours in my blogging activities, I’ll achieve better results in terms of traffic and earnings.
If you want to start your own blog, there are several things that you should consider: time, money, your desire and purpose why you blog and other several things. In addition, the most important step in making a blog is to start now!