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Month 5 Blog Growth Update: From 0 to 1200+ Email Subscribers

Hi there!

Welcome to my series, Mom to Mompreneur Blog Growth Update! Wow! that was a mouthful.

Month 5 Blog Traffic Report – From 0 to 1200+ Subscribers

For those of you who are new, my name is Elna Cain and I’m a freelance writer and a mama to twin toddlers.

I started TwinsMommy back in March as a way to blog some more – because I just love blogging ? – and engaging with a new audience.

It wasn’t until about a few weeks later – in April – that I really wanted to grow this blog.

I wanted to start a new blog and grow traffic, readers and income and share my story because I know a lot of you are struggling growing your blog too!

I also want to help mamas go from being a mom to being a mompreneur.

Blogging just for the sake of blogging isn’t going to earn you income. Turning your blog into a biz and then creating products, well that’s where all the money is. And I’m chronicling that journey with you!

To catch up with how I’m growing my blog, check out my blog growth series:

If you’re interested in growing your blog too, make sure to check out my series and see if my tips help your blog, income and audience grow.

Let me just say that August was the craziest and busiest month EVAH! Gymnastics for the twins, marketing and planning my projects and client work kept me busy.

But, in terms of traffic and income for this blog…wump wump wump! Not much growth at all (but I had growth in other areas – uh, like my email list! – so keep reading!)

And well, of course the slump got to me, so instead I put my focus on planning and freelance writing (well yea, since that pays the bills).

Okay, let’s get to the numbers.

1. On My Site

August was my slowest month so far. The summer slump really hit my site – although from reading other blogger’s reports, it didn’t hit them as hard. Go figure.

Here are July’s stats for comparison:

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And here are the analtyics for August:

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See? Told ya! Not much growth in terms of pageviews, but I did have some improvements!

  • More people are returning back to my blog which is a huge plus in my book. This tells me people like what I’m writing and want to see what else I have.
  • My bounce rate is down a bit which also tells me people are staying longer on my site either reading my post or reading multiple posts.

Did I Accomplish My Goals?

  • Start looking at SEO strategies – It was very fleeting! I was encouraged though, when a Facebooker (is that really a word?) told me they found this post on the first page of Google for I think, free feminine stock photos or a variation of that keyword (more about this in the next goal).
  • Diversify my traffic source – YES! I’m still promoting my posts on Twitter using IFTTT and on Instagram. Oh, and my organic reach is growing (keywords and SEO – see below).
  • Work on a post on how to use Tailwind to automate your pins to help with affiliate sales – FAIL! No time to write that post.
  • Consider doing a sponsored post FAIL! I seriously considered doing this (even agreed on a rate – $100 for 700 words), but ultimately decided it wouldn’t be good for my brand. I don’t want to dilute my brand too much by doing sponsored posts and affiliates for other products (like other courses and eBooks).

Okay. So what the heck happened in August?

Even though my pageviews and visitors didn’t change much, the biggest thing that I found out was that my organic traffic went up considerably. Now, I don’t know what it was prior to this, but I can assume it was way down the list.

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But look! #3 freakin’ three! So maybe my SEO strategies (AKA whatever words I come up with in my little head) is working!

Now, why am I going ballistic about this? Because having organic traffic means you can scale your traffic. You can build more authority and rank for more keywords.

See, even though Pinterest is my BFF and Facebook is my bae, you can’t scale on those platforms. Eventually you reach a ceiling. So I’m happy that organic is one of my top 3 sources of traffic. This gives me hope that even though my pageviews suck right now, I’m building trust and rank in the search engines.

Another awesome thing that happened on my blog is that I hosted my first ever joint webinar with Kasey Luck over at Bold&Zesty.

And this opened the doors to do even more joint webinars with other bloggers. For now, I’m pretty busy with some projects for this blog, but looking do to some webinars soon.

Finally, one thing you may or may not have noticed is that I’m scaling back my posts. It’s becoming super duper hard to write two amazing posts a week. So, I’ve been writing one post a week (sometimes a monster post) instead.

Did I Make Money?

August 2016 Income:

This income only includes money generated from Twins Mommy. It does not include my freelance writing service, course sales, coaching clients and writing clients.

Tailwind affiliate – $4

OptinMonster affiliate – $0

August 2016 Expenses:

This does not include my hosting fees, which would be about $10/month because Twins Mommy is hosted with my other sites on a cloud server.

  • Tailwind – $15
  • Mailchimp  – $15

Total: $ -26

I still didn’t come out ahead, but I knew that already. I’m not focused on generating affiliate income at this moment.

But, why?

Because my plan is to launch a product, and I’ve been working hard (with my husband) for a while on designing something for mompreneurs (see below).

Goals For September

  • Launch my printable Mompreneur Blog + Biz planner
  • Set up my Mompreneur Giveaway
  • Start planning another webinar
  • Aim for two posts a week
  • Increase organic traffic (it’s around 6% now)

2. Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest came out with a new look and….I hate it! Oh well, I hate anything new and know it just takes time to adjust.

Anyways, I gained another 800 followers. This puts me at 4.3k followers.

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This is a slight decrease from last month, but still on the up and up! It seems though, on a month-to-month look, I’m not growing by leaps and bounds.

I know having lots of followers doesn’t mean more traffic back to my blog. My average monthly viewers tells me how big of a reach my pins are generating.

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It’s down from last month, which tells me that people are getting used to my pins. I know I’ve been pinning a crap load, so I have to really sit down and see how to adjust my strategy.

Did I Accomplish My Goals?

  • Create more new pins for popular posts – YES/NO. I have created other pins for posts, not just popular posts.
  • Monitor my new pinning strategy of 200 pins a day and if no huge change in my traffic, will go back down to around 130 pins a day. – YES. There’s been a decrease in many areas so will start scaling back.
  • Generate at least 1k new followers (4.5k followers total) – FAIL. I was 200 followers shy!

For some reason, with the new Pinterest layout, it seems a bit more difficult to notice my typical pin image. It is easier, however, to notice my other pin images.

 

Knowing this, I need to start making more pin images for my older posts to revive them and reach a bigger audience.

Group Boards

I’m a big fan of group boards and every month I am invited to more boards. Currently I’m probably on 100 or more group boards, but I don’t pin to all of them all the time.

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Some of them are very niche specific and other ones are very strict about how many pins you can post on their board.

Pinning Strategy

For the summer my plan was to beef up my pinning schedule – I use Tailwind to schedule my pins – to account for the summer slump.

Well, that didn’t really help out and, in fact, kind of worked the opposite way. So now, I’m going to bump down to around 130-150 pins a day and monitor this for a while.

If I still don’t see any change, then I will move down to 100 or so pins a day and maintain that level. With Pinterest’s new look, they’ve also probably switched up their algorithm and are trying things out I assume.

The other day I saw this in the feed.

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That’s one of my freelance writing boards on the feed! So, it looks like Pinterest is also promoting your boards too!

Goals for September

3. Growing My Email List

My favorite thing. If you can’t tell I’m in an email writing spree. My last two posts were about emails:

Let’s get to the numbers.

Last month, I had 920 subscribers.

This month:

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I gained 370 new subscribers in one month!

So, just in four months since starting my new blog, I gained over 1k subscribers! That’s amaze-balls to me because this is a new blog in a overly saturated niche (make money mommy niche).

How did that happen?

  • Content upgrades
  • Webinars
  • My resource library lead magnet

It took a lot of hard work and a lot of writing, but I’m happy that it paid off. The fun will begin once I start monetizing my list.

Did I Accomplish My Goals?

  • Create more webinarsYES! (you can watch the replay if you sign up to my Mom Boss Vault resource library!)
  • Get ready for an epic giveawayYES! I secured even more awesome giveaways and can’t wait to write the post out and promote it.
  • Generate 500 new subscribers – FAIL! But, is it really? Nah! 370 new subscribers ROCK!

I’m getting emails practically every day of subscribers thanking me and asking me for advice. I LOVE it! People on Facebook are telling me they love my blog and can’t get enough of it.

Having raving fans is the best! I’m over the moon excited knowing that people actually like my blog – spelling errors and all! 🙂

Goals for September

  • Launch my giveaway
  • Gain 800 subscribers (mostly from the future giveaway)

4. Blogger Outreach

Every month I have high hopes to guest post and comment on other people’s blogs and every month I fail! It’s difficult only because it is time consuming.

Last month I told you about a Blab I was going to do with Andrea Beltrami from The Branded Solopreneur. Well, that never happened because Blab shut down!

Wha-what? Yeah, a whole platform is gone. I guess Facebook Live took over! So, for now that is all up in the air.

For now, all my efforts are on my Mompreneur planner and giveaway (oh and my client work too!).

Did I Accomplish My Goals?

  • Feature more moms in more roundups- YES/NO! I did do a post featuring some YouTube mamas!
  • Connect with other moms and form a webinar with them – YES! Have connected and it’s all in the works!
  • Participate more in Facebook groups – YES!

Right now, I’m happy with the connections I’ve made with other mommy bloggers. I won’t make any goals for this month but will continue to blog comment when I can and network with other bloggers!

As I See It Now

September is a big content month for my freelance writing biz. It’s also a big month for bloggers since traffic picks up again and we pump out epicness until the winter holidays.

I’m ecstatic that my organic reach is growing. I haven’t done anything in particular on my blog to have that effect, but I’m happy that I’m now on page 1 of the SERPs (search engine results page) for some keywords.

As for Pinterest, I’m continuing to grow, but still very slowly. I’m not sure the reason behind that, but I suspect it could be that people are tuning my pins out?

Blasting your pins is great for new bloggers, but I guess my blog doesn’t have that new car smell anymore.

I also have big plans for this blog, but because my twins don’t go to school until next year (they are 3.5 right now!) and I’m still knee-deep into freelance writing (my course sales are great, but it hasn’t replaced my freelance income quite yet) I just don’t have the time to create a course or eBook or some other digital product (besides what I’m working on right now).

I also need to find out what I’m “known for.” Is it for Pinterest marketing? Email marketing? Blog traffic generation? All of the above?

Once I figure this out, I can narrow my focus and find a profitable product. All of this is swirling in my mind daily, and I have a habit of wanting to do EVERYTHING like RIGHT NOW.

But, for now, I’m excited to launch my first product and I know it’ll help mama bloggers and mompreneurs all around!

Over to you – tell me how you survived the summer slump, or maybe it didn’t even happen to you (jelly here)?

 

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65 Comments

This is a great post. I really should start working Pinterest. I’ve heard of Tailwinds too but have not tried. I love a success story.Reply to Daisy
Hey Daisy! Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed my blog traffic growth report!!!Reply to admin
This is a great post Elna. You’re rockin girl! Can I ask, how do you create those tiny document pictures on the pin graphic? It looks like little papers or documents. I see them on pins and I can’t figure out how to do it? Thanks 🙂Reply to Jenn
Hey Jen, It’s actually just a screenshot of my Google doc cover page. Then I upload to Photoshop and shrink it. I can also do this in Canva too, but adding a shadow is difficult (will for me) on Canva, so I stick with Photoshop.Reply to Elna
Wow, I knew it’d be something simple. I can manage that I think. Thanks for sharing. It’s been a burning question of mine forever. 🙂Reply to Jenn
Elna, You’re doing great. I can’t believe your subscriber numbers, you are on fire girl! I’ve been trying to find some blogger giveaways to get in on. I’d love to bump up my social media numbers and subscribers. Count me in, if you are working with bloggers in a group giveaway. Keep up the good work girly.Reply to Jenn
Hey Jen! Thanks so much girl! Yeah, I still feel I’m hitting a ceiling with pageviews and pins. Only time will tell. We will see if this giveaway jumps my traffic!Reply to Elna
“Amaze-balls” made me seriously laugh out loud. Not like the “lol” you type to your buddy, and in reality you are not laughing at all. Lol. Yeah like that right there. Your pin image made me look at your blog from pinterest, but your humor made me stay! Thanks for the good time!Reply to Sincerely
Ha thanks! I hang around 3.5 year old twins all day so I’m bound to say something silly 😛Reply to Elna
Great work I am impressed. I know you will make all your goals.Reply to Helen
Hey Helen, Thanks so much! I hope I accomplish all my goals, but it’s okay if I don’t. I have a family first 🙂Reply to Elna
Great update! You’ve worked hard with 2 babies and that’s amazing. You deserve these results indeed! Continued success to you and thanks for sharing to inspire the rest of us.Reply to Natasha
Hey Natasha! Thanks so much. Yeah, my 3.5 year old twins are quite a handful. I’m looking forward to when they go to school..ha..but I know I’ll be a wreck too!Reply to Elna
Love reading your updates Elna! I’m excited to see the product you have brewing with your husband. You have my mind turning about laying off affiliate products in preparation for your own launch. It’s an interesting strategy! For Pinterest, we have similar pageviews but I only pin 30 times a day down from 50 on Tailwind. Maybe it’s worth considering going down even further? Less work and you may stay steady!Reply to Monica
Hi Monica! Thanks so much. I know, I can’t wait to actually print it up and take photos of it! For now, I’m comfortable doing 150 pins a day…. I know that sounds like a lot, but I want to drop it slowly. Eventually I’ll probably stick to 100 a day. If for some reason, my pageviews explode, I’ll drop to 50, but I want to see if less pinning also means less traffic.Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, I’ve only just come across your blog today and I have already spent an hour soaking up your knowledge, it is amazing! I plan to launch my own blog – Barefoot & Boss – in 6-8 weeks and I can’t wait to start putting some of your tips into action. I clicked through on your mention about your upcoming biz and blog planner and the coming soon button looked like it should lead me to a waitlist page but it didn’t go anywhere? I wondered if this was a broken link or just a static page? Either way, I am on your list now so I’m sure I’ll hear about it in due course. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you come up with, I’m clearly in the market for a planner ?Reply to Nicole
Hey Nicole, Thanks so much! I love hearing that you’re learning so much here! That’s what I want! Yeah, I don’t have a waitlist for the planner, just a coming soon button. Sorry, if that’s deceiving. I just created that landing page real quick and didn’t think much of it. I wanted to link to something when I mentioned it in this post. Excited that you are interested about the planner! Can’t wait to launch it!Reply to Elna
That makes perfect sense! I’d just hate for you to have a broken button and not know it ?☺️Reply to Nicole
I never heard of the “summer slump” thing until recently. Makes me wonder if my blog would have grown FASTER if we weren’t in a slump? Hmmm. Anyways, so awesome to see your email list grow that fast!! I hope mine does too. Let’s see if I can keep up with content upgrades haha. I’m excited to see about your giveaway coming soon and your planner! I’m sure it will be completely awesome. I am still amazed that you keep up with two blogs PLUS freelance writing. So crazy! I applaud you for that for sure.Reply to Brianna
Hey Brianna! Yeah, the summer months are typically slow for content. That’s why you see a lot of the bigger blogs re-post popular posts instead of create new posts. People are traveling and having fun. But September is here baby! Time to rock an’ roll. I’m sure your list will skyrocket once you have some content upgrades in place. Your images are spot-on so I see no problem there! Thanks so much! I’m excited about my planner and giveaway. I have an estimated launch date but, being a mom and totally crazy, not sure if I’ll hit it. We will see!Reply to Elna
What amazing growth and goals! I’ve been blogging a little over a year. I feel like I wasted much of that year because I had no idea how to use Pinterest, board booster, google analytics or SEO. I’m going back to redoing old posts plus writing new ones. I’ve got some strategies now and your growth is inspiring!Reply to Diedre
Hey Diedre! Hey, I’ve been blogging for two years too and it was just this recently that I started using Tailwind and Pinterest! So, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it, you can start today and make an impact!Reply to Elna
I love that you created such a detailed report. I felt like you were saying, “Get on the Tailwind Bandwagon, Lady!” That would save me so much time. I love Pinterest as my BFF too, but I need timesavers wherever I can find them!Reply to Brittany
Hey Brittany! Ha, yeah Tailwind is awesome. Yes, saving time is my motto! Thanks so much. I want to provide as much detail as possible to help others and well, to help me for the following month! Ha..I refer to my monthly posts to see where I’ve been and see if what I’m doing is making a difference!Reply to Elna
370 new subscribers is definitely not a fail! Great job. I love reading through your monthly progress reports! 🙂Reply to Addi
Hey Addi! Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed my monthly progress reports. I love reading other blogger’s reports on traffic and income so I’m glad people like mine too!Reply to Elna
Thanks so much for sharing! I really enjoyed reading about your growth and progress toward your goals. You’re doing great! And now I’m excited to learn more about the giveaway you have in the works!Reply to Lisa
Hey Lisa! Thanks so much. Yes the giveaway will hopefully be awesome! Can’t wait to share it.Reply to Elna
Despite the facet that you said August was a bit of a slump for you, this post is highly motivating for me. I found your blogs in August and am loving both of them. I love how specific you are with your goals- even in different areas. Amazing. I’m very much looking forward to seeing your product.Reply to Liz-singlemomconquers
Hi Liz! Thanks for commenting! Love your post and I can’t wait to read more of them.Reply to Elna
Great job, Elna! I read lots of blogger income reports, but I love yours because you really get into the nitty-gritty of what’s working for you (or not) in building traffic. For me, that’s the biggy. Everything else is just ‘work’ – but building traffic requires creativity, strategy, skills and resourcefulness. You asked what you are ‘known for’ – I would say blog traffic generation, and specifically Pinterest marketing.Reply to Mandy
Hey Mandy! Thanks so much for that compliment! I love income reports too and ones that dive deep into their strategy. Those posts really help me tweak my blog growth strategy. Thanks for letting me know what I’m “known for.” I personally enjoy email marketing and from the comments, readers do too, but I also know that readers really enjoy my blog traffic generation techniques. I feel though, that I’m no expert since I’m still in the 20k pageviews arena, but I know a lot bloggers are just struggling to get to that point! So who knows!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna, I love your monthly updates!! I am learning so much from your posts. They are super helpful. Love the way you are growing your list. That’s my next goal for this month. Really inspiring:-)Reply to Sireesha
Hey Sireesha! Thanks so much!Glad I can help you out with your blog. Love it by the way!Reply to Elna
“I have a habit of wanting to do EVERYTHING like RIGHT NOW.” Yeah, that is me too. I have to keep reminding myself, my blog is only a month old. It’s not like I’m going to have 100,000 page views a month. lol!!! You are doing great! Blogging has it’s ups and downs. I’ve been blogging at various places for almost 10 years. Yeah, I’ve seen the summer slump many times. I think it’s especially bad for “mommy” type blogs because all of the sudden kids are out of school and moms are on the go doing things with their kids. It should pick back up. Your laying down a great foundation, that is the important part. LynnReply to Lynn
Hey Lynn! Thanks for that pick-me-up. It totally makes sense that moms are busy in the summer! Ha, I mean I totally was even though my kids weren’t in school before. Summer is super busy. I hope I’m laying a good foundation and my thing is wanting to pick up the organic traffic as this is gold in my eyes! I need backlinks and keywords I suspect!Reply to Elna
Thank you for this great information. I am working to hard to grow my blog and I appreciate all your insight.Reply to Tammy
Hey Tammy, That’s great and thanks so much. I hope my tips can help you grow your blog’s traffic and income!Reply to Elna
I’m thinking I may need to start doing these kinds of posts as well. Might help me stay productive and help me with accountability. 🙂 I appreciate the depth of this post – so much detail gave me a lot to think about…. If you are partnering with any other bloggers for your giveaway, let me know if there is a way I can contribute! xoReply to Yami
Hey Yami! Thanks for stopping here girl! Yeah, that’s great you want to partner with me with my giveaway! I emailed you!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna! You have me so excited to see what is coming up next month. I can’t wait to check out the giveaway and your webinars!! Your list growth is amazing. I’m so impressed with how much you have accomplished in the last few months. I also have noticed that certain styles of pins aren’t doing as well with the new Pinterest layout. I’ve been working for the last couple months on doing two styles for each pin, but I haven’t finished yet. This new change is the motivation I need. Keep up the good work mama! Xo, McKinzieReply to McKinzie
Hey McKinzie, I’m liking your blog too and your graphics! Thanks so much for the support. Yeah! Can’t wait for the webinars with other mommy bloggers (including you gal!). My twins are still napping but I know that day will end soon so my webinars I feel will be later in the day (like at night), so not sure how that will be for joint webinars. Anyways, keep us updated on the new pins as well and I’ll do the same.Reply to Elna
This is amazing! I seldom do newsletters since I hardly have the time, but I plan on getting back into the swing of things.Reply to HilLesha
Hi Elna! Love your blog and all the tips you provide. Even though I blog about different topics (all food), I still find your tips about growing your audience super helpful! I do have a question though…when you say you pin 100 times a day, does tailwind just take pins that already exist on your boards or do you have to create those 100 pins and schedule them manually on tailwind? Thank you again for all the tips!Reply to Sharon
Hey Sharon! Great question. Tailwind pins them out 100 times. So if I schedule 5 pins to multiple group boards, Tailwind will pin those 5 pins 100 times to those group boards. I don’t have to manually pin them 100 times. Tailwind also have lists so I don’t even have to manually type each board either! I just click my “blogging list” and boom – my pins are scheduled on all my group boards.Reply to Elna
Oh my goodness. This is literally 10000x better than buffer. And it’s free. I am soo thankful that you shared this app with us. I already love it. I am going to set up some lists to get started. And join some more group boards. Thanks again!!!Reply to Sharon
Hey Sharon! I know, right? I LOVE Tailwind and it’s awesome because it’s easy to schedule your pins and duplicate for a lot. I just changed my schedule from 200 pins a day to 150 pins a day and will see what happens to my growth. I’m hoping it goes up actually!Reply to Elna
Hey! Thanks so much for this post, it’s really helpful to know how you’re growing your audience and what techniques are the most effective. I personally am really struggle with getting past the 3k a month mark, so this is great inspo!!! Rashina xxxReply to Rashina
Hey Rashina! Yeah I feel ya! I’m hovering around the 20k mark and not sure if I’ll move from that? Only time will tell. Thanks for stopping by!Reply to Elna
You are really crushing your goals, Elna! Even if you don’t hit them all, your blog and subscriber list is still growing like crazy. I really need to figure out what I’m “known for” as well. I want to do so many different things, but I want to make sure they will be successful when I do them!Reply to Kecia
Kecia! Thanks a bunch! I felt that August wasn’t a real growth period for my blog’s traffic, but once I sat down and really looked at all my numbers, I did grow! So that’s awesome. Yeah, figuring out what I’m “known” for is a challenge. I love Pinterest and I feel I’m putting myself in the Pinterest Marketing guru box, but I have other passions besides Pinterest. So, we will see.Reply to Elna
Amazing progress! High five! I totally hear you about not having enough time to get everything done. I swear, I cross off things I DO get done and there are 10 more things waiting for my attention. And I’m not crazy about Pinterest’s new look, either. But I do like the larger profile pic. Hmm…maybe I just need to get used to it because I find I’m liking the bigger intro, too! 🙂 Me? I didn’t have a summer slump because I just launched the blog in July. At the end of July, actually. But I’m liking the progress I’m seeing. I know I’ll be in the Google sandbox for several months (yes, it’s real!), so my focus is just building content and relationships with my audience. My income report went live this week and I made a little big of $$$, but I’m more impressed with my traffic. The money will come. The part I struggle with is being patient and sticking with building content for months and months. And my history is with building static niche sites, so blogging is a new challenge for me. So much going is going on! I love the new look of your pins! They will definitely stand out. And anything that helps us do that is a GOOD thing!Reply to Julie
Hey Julie! That’s great you avoided the summer slump, but yeah since you just started your blog in July you wouldn’t have seen the effects quite yet. That’s fantastic that you are growing your traffic. The income will come! Yes, blogging takes a lot of time, especially if you are writing big posts. For me, since I have client blog posts and two blogs, it’s hard!Reply to Elna
I’m seriously so excited I stumbled upon this post! My husband and I are trying to figure out any way I can make money by staying home with our twins. You just became my greatest resource! Thanks for the tipsReply to Chelsa
Hey Chelsa! Thanks so much. So happy to know that you have twins too 🙂 How old? Mine are 3.5 but have another year left before they go to school. So glad to know that you love this blog!Reply to Elna
This is really helpful. It’s challenging to start growing your blog when you’re just starting out.Reply to Aurora
Hey Aurora, I know what you mean. I mean I was so excited to get some income two months ago but now look. This last month I barely got any money and well, for both months I’m still in the red! grr..Oh well. I have other bigger and hopefully better plans in place.Reply to Elna
THANKS for this detailed report! So encouraging and fun to read. Your posts have helped me grow my Pinterest following and email list, and thanks to you and a couple of other lovely blogging ladies I’m now growing at 100%/month in blog page views. Something I was reminded of in an real-life way this week: epic content will bring the traffic. Also, awesome Pinterest graphics that draw people’s attention to that content. I mean, duh, right? But seriously! My Fall Capsule Wardrobe for SAHMs went semi-viral (for me anyway… 1.5 k shares on Pinterest after one week). BTW, I’m with you on hating the new Pinterest look. Still looks like something’s WRONG with my browser’s zoom. 😀Reply to Corina
Hey Corina! Ha thanks so much! So happy to hear that you’re growing your Pinterest following! Whoop whoop! I can’t believe how many new followers I get every week! It’s amaze-balls. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!Reply to Elna
Looks fantastic! I’m going to start doing this on my blog. It’s great to have an accountability post!Reply to Anne
Hey Anne, That’s great you want to start doing blog traffic updates. I LOVE reading them so make sure to share your link in the FB promo threads or in my Pinterest group board!Reply to Elna
Awesome read & whoa, I didn’t know about blab!!! I love to see other people’s goals, really inspires me to get going & break mine down more and more! Good luck this month, I will keep and eye out for the giveaway & the webinar. I run my own boutique online & local so I love to get pointers & tips. Sometimes it’s nice to see a fresh perspective on things!Reply to Jessica
Hey Jessica! Yeah, blab is officially gone and retired! Crazy eh that Facebook Live probably had a hand at making that happened? Anyways, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the in-depthness of my reports. Sometimes I feel it’s just too much and do people really care about my goals, and then I see that nope! They love ’em!Reply to Elna