Hey there. May is in the the books and it's time to report on how well on (or off) pace we are in reaching my $1700 goal for the year. Let's take a look at the numbers:
Mylikes - $8.84
Sponsored Tweets - $25.75
Sponsored Reviews - $100.00
DragonBlogger - $23.67
Dad Central - $50.00
Blogsvertise - $71.00
Total for May - $279.76
YTD Total - $932.41 (+$224.08 ahead of pace)
Had a pretty good month last month, no? Actually, it's the most I have ever made in a given month! So that's a new Metallman Reverie high! YES! I'm now well ahead of pace to reach my goal of $1700 for this year. If I have another good month this June, I might revise my goal and increase it to $2000. It's definitely doable at the pace that I've been going. So let's break it down.
I received a huge boost from Sponsored Reviews this month. I haven't received many tasks from this affiliate so I was quite surprised that a big dollar job was waiting for me last month. There's no doubt that the unexpected payout there pushed me to my best month ever.
I declined many tasks last month from Blogsvertise. Hence, the drop off of income from this affiliate. I felt like I was getting a little too task happy and it was cluttering the site. I decided to spread them out more and see how that goes. I also received a rank upgrade there so I am now considered a 4 star blog out of 5. We'll see if that means higher paying tasks.
I've been more active in the Dragonblogger community and have increased my earnings there. It's a great tech/gaming/blog site that I am happy to be a part of. I've submitted a few E3 articles this month to cover the PSVita and Wii U so feel free to check those out.
A new addition to my income stream is Dad/Mom Central Consulting. What a great group of people that I was referred to by my good friend, Alison. I've been paid for a single review and was paid with an Amazon giftcard. But the best part of it is that I've been fortunate to be selected to receive some swag to review and give away! I'm still new to them so I'm hoping that I'll continue to be selected to participate in their "Blog Tours".
So there you have it. Another great month. Thank you friends! I've also tried to expand the site by creating a facebook fan page. I like how that's going, though it's not all that great... yet. The giveaways are going great. I don't have 1000s of entries like some of my blogging friends do but that's alright. It just gives my readers the sense that hey, they can win this one. lol I think that if it even gets into the thousands, I'll select 2 winners as opposed to 1. I'm not there yet but that's just a thought I just had. I've also been thinking of having 2 giveaways a month as opposed to 1. I'm still messing around with that idea so that's not a for sure thing just yet.
Thank you all for reading, and thank you all for sticking with me for 3+ years. I really appreciate it!!! Later!