2nd Blogavesary & Financial Report

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Yesterday I celebrated my 28th birthday and today I am celebrating my second blogavesary for A July Dreamer, where is the time going? I can not believe that it’s already been 2 years since I started blogging and even more surprising is how much my blog has grown over the last 2 years. I remember how unsure of everything blog-wise I was and how scary it was starting out with no support whatsoever. I can not believe how far have come, I still have loads to learn but I am slowly moving my feet towards improving my blog. I had mentioned in my July goals that I was not going to be detailing my journey since I started blogging but I thought I do a financial report for 2015 so far.

January 2015 – To start off the year I worked with  2 online retailers to do a sponsored post, each paid $20. Then I worked with Oz Natural & Refresh skin care, both these companies sent me beauty products together totally £120. Then I worked with George Asda (Wal-Mart) and they paid me £250 in store credit, I worked with other clients but I honestly do not know how much they add up to.

So for January I made £370 in store credit and $40 (£25) in bank.

February 2015 – I did one sponsored post $20 (£12) and a few reviews which adding the value of each item totals to £100. This was a slow month for me but a busy one with every non-blog related.

February I made £100 in product value and $20 (£12) in bank.

March 2015 – I did not do any sponsored posts in March but did several reviews and they add up to £100 in value.

March I made £100 in product value and £0 in bank

For the first quarter of the year I made £37 in bank and £500 in product value.

 April 2015 – I did 3 sponsored posts which totalled £130 and a couple of other reviews with product value of  £115.

April I made £115 in product value and £130 in bank

May 2015 – I did several sponsored posts (£46.04, £50, £35, £35, £103.78 and £35) plus several other product reviews which totalled up to £215. This was a really big month for me, when I was in Korea I used most of the money to fund this trip.

May I made £215 in product value and £304.82 in bank

June 2015 – This was another good month for me on sponsored post front, I did several which totalled £218.12. I reviewed products with total value of £75 and had a weekend getaway sponsored by Travelodge worth just over £100. Again my two weekend getaways where financed by  the blog earnings which came in very handy.

June I made £175 in product value including weekend getaway and £218.12 in bank.

For the second quarter of the year I made £652.94 in bank and £505 in product value.

I am very blessed and honoured to have the chance to earn a bit of extra cash to fund the blog and my travels. I can not wait to see what the next quarter has in store for this blog.

Have you ever written a financial report for your blog or website?

Thank you to all the readers, the sponsors and fellow bloggers for all your support for the last 2 years.

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  1. July 14, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    That’s amazing! I was just reading about why it’s important for bloggers to charge for their services (reviews/ sponsored posts) so this was refreshing to see. And happy bogging anniversary! Your blog is awesome and very inspirational – keep up the great work girl!

    XoXo,
    Tee
    http://www.fashionfoodflair.com

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:12 pm

      Thank you so much, its nice to be able to charge for all the hard work we put in.

  2. July 9, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    Happy 2nd blogaversary! Wow you have been killing it in the last 3 months, keep it up girl, thats awesome!

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks Chantal

  3. July 9, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I love to see how others do so I can gauge my progress. You seem to really like what you are writing about and that is the most important.

    Happy Birthday and Congrats on the 2nd anniversary!

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:14 pm

      Exactly and thank you.

  4. July 9, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    I have never done a financial report before, but I love the idea of it since it can help inspire other bloggers. It sounds like you have a wonderful year so far. Also, congratulations on the 2nd anniversary of your blog! 🙂

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you so much, I hope it inspires someone but also want to keep record of my earnings from this blog for my taxes

  5. July 9, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Great job – consistency is so important and that’s where I need to work on. I have enjoyed finding your site.

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much Rosemary

  6. Rebecca Swenor
    July 9, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Congrats on your two years of blogging. You have come so far and you should be so proud. It is nice to have extra income each month and do something you enjoy doing. It looks like you are doing a great job. Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing.

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca, I am enjoying blogging and the opportunities it has afforded me.

  7. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    July 9, 2015 / 9:14 am

    You’re doing really well Myrabev and how open of you to share what you’re making. Happy Belated Birthday too, I hope you had a fab day!

    • November 22, 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Thank you so much Fiona, I appreciate that.

  8. CourtneyLynne
    July 9, 2015 / 2:51 am

    Awwww sounds like you are doing great! I remember reading one of your post awhile ago saying you almost quit blogging. Aren’t you glad you didn’t?!? Congrats :):)

    • July 9, 2015 / 5:43 am

      Yep, I am so glad I didnt lol been worth it big time

  9. July 9, 2015 / 1:08 am

    You sound like you are coming right along there! I would prefer to do sponsored posts (money in the bank) and not do products (I really do not need many of them). Besides, even though I don’t get paid love to read anyway and I have lost count how many books I have received and reviewed (books can get expensive-so I guess you could consider them the products I receive for a review).

  10. July 9, 2015 / 1:01 am

    Congratulations on the blog overspray and the dough! It’s fun making money with your blog and each year I do it, I tend to make a little more than the first! You are doing a great job with it!

  11. July 8, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I am happy that you are doing such a great job! It’s a much bigger undertaking than most people realize – any business you can keep going for 2 years is a pretty good job. Congrats on your blogiversary!

  12. July 8, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Well done – oooh I have never actually sat and worked out what I have earnt – I don’t seem to have the time. It would be interesting though! Kaz x

  13. July 8, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I have never composed a financial report for my blog…my blog is still really new. Looks like you get to do a lot of product reviews and receive quite a few products! Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary!!

  14. July 8, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    It’s so cool that the extra income is helping you fund your adventures. What an awesome way to get out there and see the world!

  15. July 8, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Happy Blogaversary and Congrtulations on making suhc amazing growth in such a short period of time. I wish you nothing but continued success!!!

  16. July 8, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Sounds like you’re learning and growing and making more which is great! Blogging is such a great world and it is truly a blessing to be able to make money from it! Happy Bloggiversary and I wish you continued growth!

  17. July 8, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Wow, you’re doing so well! I can’t wait til I’ve made enough to post about. I make a bit here and there, but it’s not consistent yet. I’m working towards earning enough with my blog to fund our family’s fun money.

  18. July 8, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Happy 2nd blog birthday!! It’s wonderful to see what can be achieved in such a short timespan. I really love reading your blog and look forward to many more posts

  19. July 8, 2015 / 7:56 am

    Happy 2nd birthday to your blog. It’s so nice when bloggers share how they are doing with their blogs. I have never done this, but I’m thinking of doing it.

  20. July 8, 2015 / 7:24 am

    Happy second blog anniversary! Well done to get to this milestone and wish you much more happy success! it is always good to set goals of any kind whether to earn money and how to expand what you already know how to do with blogging! Keep up the good work and look forward to what next you do!

    • July 8, 2015 / 6:33 am

      Thank you love, it is liberating and fun.

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