how I earned #3,331.67 blogging from home in one month

Welcome to another blog and income update. This month was full of learning and working on many things.

I have always been very excited and nervous about sharing my blog updates. It’s not my thing to share all the details. But you know what, sharing these blog updates has given me an excellent opportunity to learn from my mistakes. It is quite easy to get overwhelmed by blogging, but these updates let me take a step back and analyze how things are going.

Traffic has started picking up in the month of October, and I am hopeful this continues for the rest of the year.

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There are two reasons I share my blog update and income report: first, to be accountable, and second, to show you no matter how young your blog is, you can still make money from it.


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Traffic started to pick up last month mainly due to Pinterest. I am still working on updating pins and writing more keyword-based descriptions.

I also made a point to increase the number of internal links in my posts, which really helped in decreasing the bounce rate.

Here are some of my past month’s income updates:

How I Earned $5,126.59 in 6th Month of Blogging
How I Made $4,051.07 in One Month of Blogging
How I Made $3,002.94 in One Month of Blogging
How I Made $5,189.08 in 9th Month of Blogging
How I Made $4,952.70 in One Month of Blogging


Building my list has been a big challenge for me, and last month, I saw a big spike in the number of subscribers.

The main reason for this is I have been experimenting with the conversions of different types of forms. And welcome mats have given me a high conversion. I am also brainstorming more freebies for my readers.

The growth is also because of my FREE blogging course, and because of the feedback I got from my readers, I am working on another free course, which will be live soon.

I am hoping this course will be useful for my readers.

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Pinterest started to pick up last month, and I hope to see some good numbers next month. Since last month, growth in the number of followers has been slow; I would like to see a change next month. Last month, I pinned a little less. I just stuck to my usual pinning times but pinned less of my content to group boards.

I am also experimenting with tips from this new Pinterest course that I bought last month. The one Pinterest eBook I have been implementing tips from and that has given me a HUGE amount of traffic is Pinteresting Strategies. This eBook is a must for anyone who wants to grow their Pinterest traffic.


Now, I see good growth on Facebook; the reach has gone up, and my likes have been going up a lot too. I share a lot of other people’s content and less of mine. This has always helped me to increase exposure to my page. Like I say, every social media platform has its own success formula, and I believe this works on Facebook.


Twitter is at the same level as last month. I am not able to find time to focus on it much. Working on Twitter is something I will do soon, hopefully.


I posted a little less on Instagram last month, but I intend to be more consistent. Instagram is a great outlet for my photography and travel passion. I am super inspired by all the pro photographers out there, and I get to learn a lot. I am very much looking forward to posting more consistently on Instagram.

Now for the income report. Last month, I earned $3,331.67 from my blog. This was mostly through affiliate marketing and ads.


Affiliate Income

Survey Affiliates (iGain, MaxBounty, Panthera Network) – $863.90
Bluehost – $640

Bookkeeper Launch – $238.50
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – $42
30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success – $38.80
Genius Blogger’s Toolkit – $38.80

Pinteresting Strategies – $38.40
Amazon – $10.08
Pinterest VA – $7.80

Ads – $1,413.39


BoardBooster – $15
Technical Assistance & Courses – $94

NET INCOME – $3,222.67

The income numbers are slightly higher than the previous month. I am still working on increasing my income and traffic over the coming months. This month, my income was equally divided between ads and affiliate marketing. My primary goal is to grow affiliate income and diversify it further.

If you are new to my blog income reports, then the number one resource I give credit to for my income growth is due the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course. I know there are many blogging courses out there, but if you want to focus on affiliate marketing to generate income from your blog, then this is the course you need.

Things I Did

Pinterest took most of my time last month, and I worked on many things like changing the pin descriptions, uploading new pins, etc. It’s definitely worth my time because 90% of my traffic is from Pinterest.

I also bought a very in-depth Pinterest course. Since the start of my blogging journey, I have only used and loved Pinteresting Strategies for my pinning techniques.

For the last month or two, I have been getting around 100K page views per month, and I want to break this plateau. I am hoping to see a change in Pinterest traffic with this new course.

What I Learned

Last month was a bit overwhelming for me regarding my work-at-home job and blogging. But the thing that I love about blogging is it is SUPER FLEXIBLE. It perfectly suits my work routine, working early mornings or late nights. So if you are a stay-at-home mom looking for an online hustle, I would highly suggest blogging.

Planning and scheduling things ahead is something I am doing a lot lately, and I find tools like Hootsuite and BoardBooster very helpful for this. My time is limited, and if I schedule things ahead, I get more time to focus on growing my list and promotions.

What’s Next

My primary goal for the coming three months is to grow my email list, increase my income, and get more traffic.

I am also working on another FREE course, which would be great for my extra income series.


I hope to get my traffic up to 200,000 page views in the coming months, and I am excited to see the results after I implement the new Pinterest tips.


As I said last month, breaking five figures per month would be great before this year ends. Fingers crossed!!


Increasing my list close to 4,000 people is something I am going to aim for. With the new freebies, this might be possible by next month.

Update: All the below resources have helped me immensely to reach this point in one year of blogging. I highly recommend them, and they can be quite helpful to all of you—no matter what stage of blogging you are at. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about these resources.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – This is by far the best course I have ever taken, and it has helped me with many aspects of affiliate marketing. This course is a must for anyone who is serious about making money from a blog.

Pinteresting Strategies – Carly’s Pinterest strategies helped me grow my traffic exponentially and, in turn, my income. I have tested them, and they work.

Facebook GPS – Tracie is a pro when it comes to Facebook strategies, and her course is a complete guide to growing your Facebook followers. My reach is increasing every day as I keep implementing tips from the course.

Traffic Transformation – I love Lena’s eBook for the fact that she dives into getting traffic from less frequently used platforms like StumbleUpon and Google+.

Strategies Worth Sharing – This is an eBook I bought even before starting my blog, and it helped me to reach 700+ likes on Facebook. With Facebook being the second biggest referral for traffic for many bloggers, you need to invest in this eBook to grow your traffic.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha, and thank you for stopping by to get to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, a side hustler, and a firm believer in making "working from home" a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, and Skillcrush.Read more...

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