Here’s the Feminist Books for Kids income and traffic report for September 2019:
- Pageviews: 4812 (up 754)
- Users: 3669 (up 772)
- Sessions: 4128 (up 820)
Social Media Followers:
- Facebook: 2565 (up 389)
- Pinterest: 1590 (up 66)
Email Subscribers: 222 (up 23)
- Affiliate Sales: $93.39
- Display Ads: $7.32
Expenses (links are referral links):
- Flodesk (Email marketing software): $19
- Canva (Photo editing software): $12.95
- G-Suite: $6
Charitable Donation: $10 to Indiana AIDS Walk
Total Income: $100.71
Total Expenses: $37.95
Another profitable month!
How did I do it? Two big things helped here: more traffic (which means more income) and lower expenses.
When I found out Flodesk was offering their service at $19/month FOREVER, no matter the size of your list, I had to try it out. My email needs are relatively basic, and so far Flodesk has been a great fit! You can get the same deal (as of 10/2019) if you use my affiliate link to sign up.
I also cut out the paid version of Buffer. I really didn’t need it, and on a tight budget like mine, that $15 a month makes a big difference.
It’s so tricky when margins are so small and every dollar has a huge impact on profitability. October is when my contributors come back on board, which increases costs considerably. However, that cost is 100% worth it. They do great work, and I fully believe in paying people for the work they do. I wish I could pay them more!
My next goal is to get to a place where I can make some of these monthly expenses yearly ones — more expensive in the short term, but cheaper in the long term.