October 2021 Blogging Income Report

Here we are again, time to share my revenue from blogging, specifically October 2021. Overall, it was a good month and numbers continue to rise (some fell hard!). 

So let’s talk traffic, display ad revenue, and affiliate marketing revenue.


My Niche Blog Website Portfolio

Going into October I still have 8 websites (hurray! I didn’t start another one!)

Keep in mind, I am not counting this site on income reports, as it’s more informational and I don’t have monetization or SEO plans for it. 

I have niches spread out, from camping and hiking to grilling, food, and pets.

If you are new yourself and just starting your research phase, I would recommend checking out my write-up on Niche Selection 101: Do Not Make THIS Mistake.

You never know, it might just save you some failures I experienced due to improper niche research. 

As you will see, my grilling site definitely saw a seasonal drop as we head into the winter months.

Am I worried? No....well, not yet.

So, here are the sites in my portfolio:

 NicheLaunch DateArticle CountTrafficMonetization
Site #1Camping06/2020135 (+/-0)4,793 (+1,401)Ezoic/Affiliates
Site #2Dog Breed09/202065(+16)5603 (+2,710)Ezoic/Affiliates
Site #3Grilling09/2020116 (+10)34,388(-8,785)Ezoic/Affiliates
Site #4Food05/202138 (+/-0)387 (-9)None Yet
Site #5Diet01/20217 (+/-0)364(+101)None Yet
Site #6Blogging (This Site)07/20218 (+1N/AN/A
Site #7Insect Farming08/20212 (+/-0)3 (+03)None Yet
Site #8Wine08/20216 (+3)43 (+43)None Yet

Monetization Overview

My monetization strategy has really evolved over the last 12 months.

Previously, I would try to rank for competitive “best of” and “Top 10” articles with hopes for big affiliate conversions. 

But, like many of you know, Google doesn’t really like that and I have found that a better strategy is creating content that is informational, getting that organic traffic, and using display ads with limited affiliate offers.

So far, it works much better than hoping for the “top 10” crap to rank and fight for a few clicks after 18 months. 

For my ad network, I am using Ezoic honestly, I am very happy with them. 

Ezoic recently eliminated its traffic requirements and you can now join Ezoic regardless of your traffic!

If you want to join Ezoic, here is one of those affiliate links I told you I might peddle here and there, but I really do like Ezoic and definitely recommend any blogger to them over Adsense. 

Site Income Totals

Ok, here is what you really care about, the dolla’ dolla’ bills y’all.

As stated earlier, monetization is primarily displayed ads with a few hundred coming from Amazon, Avantlink, and Affinity. 

As you will see below, I have not even attempted to monetize Sites 4, 5, or 6 yet, not enough traffic to even bother for a few bucks here and there. 

Full breakdown here:

 Ezoic AdsAmazonAvantlinkAffility/Avantlink
Site #1$102.14 (+$46)$61.23 (-$4)$0 
Site #2$150.57 (+$49)$76.16 (+$10)$0$0
Site #3$790.34 (-$280)$254.15 (-$58)$0$39.43
Site #4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Site #5N/AN/AN/AN/A
Site #6N/AN/AN/AN/A
Site #7N/AN/AN/AN/A

So, as you can see, the grilling site is top dog, but I suspect sites #2 and #4 to start doing well over the next 12 months.

The total for the month of September 2021 is $1434.59

This is a another dip when compared to last month’s earnings (you can read that here).

Blogging Expenses

For the sake of ease, any purchase I made that was an “Annual” license will be broken into 12 payments and that single month price will be shown. 

So, after that explanation of hoisting, here are my expenses for October 2021:

  • Hosting: $2.95
  • Theme: $4.91
  • Link Whisper: $5.75
  • Amalinks Pro 3-Sites: $10
  • Ezoic Premium: $220
  • iWriter: $85.25 (including tips)
  • Passion Posts: $0

Total Expenses for October 2021: $328.86

Net Profit July 2021: $1,105.73

Future Plans

Future plans are pretty simple! I’m going to crank out more content, do good keyword research, and hopefully, make more money!

I appreciate you guys and gals stopping by, if you ever have questions just shoot me a message, I’d love to hear from you!

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