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Blogging Income Report for June | Making Mommy Money Online

Blogging Income Report for A Cotton Kandi Life. Blogging Incomes. How to make Money Online. Mom Blogger Incomes WAHM Income Report. How to make money Blogging. Blogging Money Reports.I think I’m finally getting somewhere… Once again this month I produced no new content. But the rest of the blog got stronger. Last month I dove into some pretty heavy construction and completely repurposed the blog niche. I read more from other bloggers, and took a lot of advice, asked a lot of questions and made big changes to not only my blogs but my other {multiple} revenue streams…If you’re just joining in on this monthly income report series, my goal for 2016 is to expand this blog into a financial contributor so that I can stay home more and learn with my Hooligans.

If you’re just joining in on this monthly income report series, my goal for 2016 is to expand this blog into a financial contributor so that I can stay home more and learn with my Hooligans.

I write 2 blogs, this mom blog {You’re here! Thanks!} and another blog for my career as a Wedding & Event Coordinator, which you can find HERE. This report is a combination of the two blogs. Truth be told, it IS wedding season right now, so I am busy with my in person clients {really busy} so blogging is taking a back seat for the next few months. I’m actually heading out the door for a rehearsal right now! #ALLSummerFridays

Please join me by subscribing below as this Newbie Blogger fumbles her way through each Ah-Ha moment and forehead slap…perhaps I’ll save you a month or two on your own blog! 

To get the full rundown on my 2016 Game Plan visit my original Mommy Money on the Internet Post HERE.


The punch line for the year is to:

Build the Internet into a bigger financial contributor

Year Goal: $4,750
{2015 = $1,923.80}

June enters…

SEO Remix

What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization. There are these things called KEYWORDS that when people type them into a search bar, if your post, site, etc is rich with them drizzled throughout your content you’re going to come up higher in the search results. Moreover, if you repeat the same keywords in your introductory paragraph and throughout your conclusion, you’re even more likely rank higher in that keyword’s specific search. Did my super layman’s explanation loose you? Yes.. me too a little bit! SEO is a huge deal to blog and internet businesses.

I don’t understand it either… but I know it is important. I relied on other, Smart Mom Bloggers to get me there and share their information with me. In fact, one of my fellow Blogger Moms wrote a book!

Blog by Number from Suzi over at wrote this pretty awesome eBook that covers so much about blogging. Even if you have been blogging for years and you’re well into “starting” your blog {like me} you’ll be surprised at what you still have to learn. Suzi covers Pin Optimizing, Templates, Title Ideas and so very much more. She also provides you with beautiful worksheets, road maps and more, useful, understandable information for those of us swimming in the internet ocean without a boat.

It’s worth it. Check it out. You’ll see results! EBook-

Blog by Number from Suzi over at

Last month I annihilated my pages… added new one, altered others, delete a few. Here are the changes I made in May and the further changes I made in June:

Page Demolition- I added new, marketable “Department” style pages {Read my Department Store Blog Metaphor in May’s Report}. {Many are still under construction but they will be awesome soon!} These pages had very little views according to my stats and didn’t even link to blog posts. {Products in the Department} In June: I rewrote searchable page descriptions so that not only can you find my blog POSTS on the internet, you may also find my pages.

Department & Product Marketing- [Read as Page & Posts] I went back through my blog and redid some of them. I rewrote their search descriptions to include SEO keywords. I updated images to be more Pinterest ready. I am seeing pins repined way more often and that good ole’ content is finally being seen! {Thank you group boards and Tailwind!} I also rewrote many individual pin descriptions to have better SEO.

SEO Sale Optimizing- So this is not a part of my “blog” per say, but it is completely a huge part of my Online Mommy Money…  My Etsy Shops… I redid the SEO for each listing. This… THIS is where my June income really exploded. I made more income this month on Etsy than I have in many years {not as much as before I had babies, but you get the point}

Etsy SEO– I have 2 Etsy Shops, one for the Event Planning side of my life The Vintage Event, and another for the Mom Blog Side, Cotton N Kandi. In the Event Shop, I sell wedding planning digital workbooks and in the Mom Blog Etsy Shop I sell crochet kids’ apparel, organizing labels and sensory play kits. I am not about to dive into all the ways you can improve your Etsy SEO, but here is what I did:

1.       Matched my tags to my descriptions
2.       Changed my tags to be search phrases, not adjectives
3.       Put a vertical picture as the first image so that when pinned, was more Pinterest optimized.
4.       Pinned all listings to group boards on Pinterest using Tailwind
…I sold crochet baby hats in June people… seriously! Huge difference!

Side Note: Another thing I did in June {while not producing new blog content} is I published a real book… 109 pages. I wrote a Wedding Planning book this month which took a lot of time. But it is also earning me revenue online on Amazon and Etsy too!

There are online courses and blog posts galore you can read about Etsy SEO, but these are just a few changes and suggestions I picked up in my online groups and teams. You’ll see below the major increases in sale. Here are this month’s results:

Sales Goals

Tradesy: June Report: $292.06 This is where I sell my wedding supplies. You can sell your clothing and maternity clothes too. Not to mention buy pre-loved items at great costs! Join and start selling your stuff too. Here’s a $20 credit off your first purchase just for you!

Etsy: The Vintage Event– June Report: $382.96 Goal surpassed! I sell my vintage and digital downloads here.

Etsy: Cotton N Kandi– June Report: $92.00 … This is the Brand for the Mom Blog where I sell my home school ideas, downloads and crochet. I sold several baby hats in the summer even!

Online Sales Earnings 2016 Goal: $4,500
= $375 per month needed
June = $767.02
Way over the monthly Sale Goals {again!}

Blogging Goals

A Cotton Kandi Life: Income Report

Adsense May: $14.07 {Yes, you’re reading that right… double digits from Adsense,the most I’ve ever made}
Affiliate Earnings…
Amazon: $36.31
Ebates: $45.06- It’s free money when you shop so you might as well sign up too! I got a $40 BONUS from Ebtes just for referring 2 people with my referral code  Join Ebates today… Here’s $10 for joining! The YOU can start referring people too!
Blog Earnings 2016 Goal: $200 – $250
=$16.66 – $20.83 per month
June = $95.44

As stated in my original post I believe in order to accomplish a larger blog income I must continually work at increasing my Internet presence and “impact” which is calculated by the Klout App. Klout measures your internet REACH and how many people you’re influencing.

My current Klout Stats:

Klout Score 77 or higher- Currently at 56

Instagram Following: Jan 1, 2016 I was at 351
                June Report: I now have 1292 followers!
Green-Eyed Girl’s Wedding Instagram: I have 181 followers!
Facebook {Green-Eyed Girl}: Increase following to 600- Jan 1 at 485
                June Report: 558 Followers {+9}
Facebook {A Cotton Kandi Life}: Increase following to 600- Jan 1 at 287
                June Report: 418 Followers
Google+ {Blog Community}: Increase following to 100- Jan at 80
June Report: 106 Followers
Twitter: Increase to 200- Jan 1 at 182
June Report: 474 Followers {+12}
Pinterest: June Report: 784 {+46} I have joined a few more group boards and the addition of the Tailwind App is still improving things tremendously!

In Closing

June = $862.46
{$487.46 OVER my $375 monthly goal}
To date I’ve made
Jan = $354
Feb = $324.17
March = $716.48
April = $830.68
May = $714.12
June = $862.46
= $3,801.91 in the first 6 Months of 2016
That averages my monthly income to $633.65 which beats my monthly goal of $375 game plan to reach my yearly goal.

I’ll be posting a monthly progress report so do check back in!

To catch up on my progress or follow along from start to finish here are the links:

Original Goals: 2016 Making Mommy Money Online Goals

January Report $354.00- I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

February Report $324.17- The Funnel and Affiliates

March Report $716.48- Monetizing Myself

April Report $830.68- Narrowing my Niche

May Report $714.12- Under Construction


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