Financial Report ~ Q4 2015 

Financial Report

When I first shared a Financial report for my blog back in July 2015 (covered Q1/2) I received mixed reactions but overall was positive. Come Financial report – Q3 and it was a mixed bag of reactions again but this time I felt it was more on the reserved but leaning towards negative view of having such types of reports. I know for many blogging is not a hobby as it is for me, for many it is a business and an income generator. I can understand the need to keep it a secret and some it’s just how they are about money and nothing wrong with that. For me as is with everything on this blog is a journal which I decided to share with you all and financial reports are part of that and they help me do my taxes for the blog.

That being said, I will now share what I made in the last 3 months (October, November & December of 2015). I include both the products sent for review and paid posts. You can check my “work with me” page on the fees I charge for posts but these are subject to change and negotiations with sponsors and collaborators alike. In 2016 I am increasing the prices to cover the Tax and Paypal business account fees.

OCTOBER 2015

Holiday

Frequent readers will know since August I have lost my blogging Mojo so I did not review any products but I did do one collaborations post and brought you the A perfect winter break. For this month I made £50 in sponsored posts and £0 in product reviews.

November 2015

christmas party tips

During this month, my blogging mojo had returned so I was able to do three collaborations and 2 product reviews. For this month I made £150 in sponsored posts and £23 in product reviews.

December 2015

Best Non-Ski Activities For Ski Holidays

This is always a busy month, not only was I busy preparing for my travels to Slovenia and Lithuania, I also had lots of collaborations to do. I was very fortunate to have made £505 in sponsored/collaborated posts and £40 in product reviews.

So for the fourth quarter of 2015 I made £705 cash in bank and £63 in products for review. I think this was another good quarter for A July Dreamer.

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 2016 has in store for this blog.

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

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27 Comments

  1. January 12, 2016 / 10:12 am

    It’s brilliant to see that you are doing so well from blogging. I’ve had a few sponsored posts and hopefully will grow throughout the year

    • January 12, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Thank you Casey

  2. January 11, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Great idea to do a financial report! I think transparency is key in the blogging industry so good on you for doing this! It’s perhaps not worth me doing one yet. I only accept work really ad hoc – like once every 3 -6 months so it might be a bit boring haha!

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      Hahaha I am sure it wouldn’t be boring you could do 6-monthly or quarterly like me. Thanks

  3. January 11, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Interesting, I’m about to attempt to monetise my blog so this is quite handy. 🙂

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      Good luck with monetising your blog

  4. January 11, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I have never before seen people state how much they make from their blog. What an amazing amount you have achieved! Well done and I hope 2016 gets better for you

    • January 11, 2016 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks so much Kaye, I have seen it s few times and decided I would share mine too

  5. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    January 2, 2016 / 11:13 am

    You’re doing so well Miranda, you should be very proud of yourself. I don’t know why people would view these types of posts negatively, I find them interesting and it’s great to see how well others are doing too.

    • January 2, 2016 / 11:33 am

      Thanks Fiona I appreciate that.

  6. January 2, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Wow, well done, this is great for you! Personally I would always go for transparency and it’s good to have a clear account of everything for doing taxes. Although my blog has been around for a while, I only really started promoting it in the second half of last year so making money hasn’t yet happened for me. I have gotten some nice products though 🙂
    Cliona recently posted…2015 was the Year that..My Profile

    • January 2, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Thanks Cliona, exactly my thinking on transparency. Good luck with your blog and new adventures of 2016

  7. January 1, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    It think you have done really well in this quarter and though I am unsure about being paid for product reviews and how this stacks up with your charge, it is interesting to read x

    • January 2, 2016 / 6:01 am

      Thanks Rachel being paid for product reviews will always be a work in progress

    • January 1, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      Thank you Ana, for me BrandBackers has been good but mostly PR companies contact me directly

  8. January 1, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I actually love that you do financial reports. No one else talks about how much they earn from their blog, and then people like me, with zero knowledge in how to make money blogging, end up clueless. Thank you for sharing. Congrats on another great quarter and Happy New Year xx

    • January 1, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Zoe, thanks for saying that and happy new year to you too

  9. December 31, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I think it’s great when blogger are open about how much time the put in and money they make. I’m not sure why people would be negative about it? I need to keep better track of time/money next year.
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    • December 31, 2015 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks Erin, I think some people are touchy about sharing finances online etc

  10. December 31, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    This sounds great, I don’t have a report like this as I am still finding my feet and have only been blogging for 9 months and I don’t do any sponsored posts yet – partly because I don’t know what to charge or where to start!! Hoping to start in the new year x
    Mudpie Fridays recently posted…Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015My Profile

  11. December 31, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    This sounds great, I don’t have a report like this as I am still finding my feet and have only been blogging for 9 months and I don’t do any sponsored posts yet – partly because I don’t know what to charge or where to start!! Hoping to start in the new year x
    Mudpie Fridays recently posted…Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015My Profile

    • December 31, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Happy new year to you too and check out my work with me page to see how I work out what to charge

  12. December 31, 2015 / 9:04 am

    See I think it is good that people share these things, because you are showing that it is possible to make a living from blogging. I get the need to be a bit secretive as some people don’t like it much like they wouldn’t go round broadcasting their salary. But overall I think its interesting.
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    • December 31, 2015 / 9:07 am

      Thank you Laura, I can see and understand the argument from both sides. I have chosen to share but you never know in the future I might not lol but for now I am

  13. December 31, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Well done you – and how great of you to share this with us. It is always interesting to me to see how others are doing. Happy New Year! Kaz x

    • December 31, 2015 / 8:50 am

      Thank you Kaz, happy new year to you too

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