Update on my new blog

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

As many of you know, my friend and I bought a new blog in May.  It's called Healthy Savvy & Wise.

 

This new blog allows us to blog about blogging and personal finance/frugal living tips.  This is kind of like our side hobby.

 

We bought this from a friend as she wanted to sell her blog so she can work on website development and have a more steady income.  We were thrilled to have a good solid blog that already had a foundation and a domain that aged 18 months (so that we would have more credibility with google).   And, we liked the name.

 

The previous owner was earning around $300 in revenue a month (prob more like $250 in net profit per month.

 

May was a transition month as we did a lot of transfer work (including tranferring affiliate links).  It took much more time than we expected and remember this is kind of side hobby for us. It happened gradually and as we did that and took our eyes off of the traffic (as were preoccupied w/ other things).

 

We got the traffic back on track and end May with revenue of $357 and we were pleased with this result given that the links weren't in place the whole month and all the other distractions.

 

June looked even better at $608  Sweet.

 

Now we also invested a bunch in this blog (not a ton) as our theme crashed in June (lovely), bought 2 subscritions of photos, paid 2 of my VAs for some work, bought a plugin or two, renewed the website, so we only netted $380 between the 2 months.

 

But, we are happy with those results and know that some of those costs are not ongoing.

 

Here are some of the articles we wrote this month:

  • How I made $22,288 on my blog in MayThis shares my journey in how I turned things around and turned my blog into a money making machine.  I share how I'm earning money as well as my costs.

 

 

Yes, it's true, for the last 3 months or so, Amazon has become my best friend and I earn a nice chunk of money.  I would so love to maybe turn that into $10,000/month.  I share all my tips on how to do this.

 

If you want to earn money from blogging, it really helps if you take some course to accelerate your progress (trust me on this).  But, as a new blogger, you often can't spend that much at the beginning. These free courses will get you on your way.

 

My friend and I will continue to grow this blog, but it will take time.  Our goal was to try to get up to $500/month profit pretty quickly, ideally by September or so.  Now that we are investing in some things our base costs will probably be around $200/month (or a bit less), so that means we are shooting for $700 in revenue by end of September.  We'll see if that's doable.

 

I really think we'll start to reap the rewards on this next year.  It's hard to juggle everything as I know investing time in my own blog will have a higher return in the short run.  But hopefully this will work.

 

I will periodically update you guys, if you would like to follow with me on this journey.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debbie. Good luck in your endeavors. I will be reading some of your suggestions. Enjoy your day 

Jul 06, 2019 06:48 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Debbie - glad that your blogging has enabled you to create a new business.

Jul 06, 2019 07:16 AM #2
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Wayne - Thx so much. I hope they are helpful.

Grant - Yes, things have turned around for sure.

Jul 06, 2019 10:03 AM #3
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Linda Piper
Planatek Financial, Inc. - Ventura, CA

Hi Debbie:

I'm really enjoying following your progress.  Thank you for being so open with all of your efforts to build successful blogging businesses!

Jul 06, 2019 10:06 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Debbie Gartner ,

You are on and upward with your efforts and determination and showing good progress! Congratulations..my hat is off to you!

Jul 06, 2019 04:49 PM #5
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Not something most of us woild dare to do....will come back to this bookmarked post...great progress !

Jul 07, 2019 03:26 AM #6
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Linda - So glad to hear this.  And, you'll love Tracie's group.

Dorie - Thx. We'll see what this one looks like 6 months from now.

Sally - Yes, this isn't for everyone.

Jul 07, 2019 03:36 AM #7
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Eileen Begley
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Monterey Real Estate

Great progress as so many blogs - make nothing! Will enjoy watching you ramp this one up too!

 

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