3rd Blogavesary & Financial Report Q2 2016

Today marks 3 years of blogging, I can not believe it’s already been that long since I decided to take the plunge and commit myself to blogging. I have come such a long way but I am always humbled and grateful for I do not think I have completely lost the reason I started blogging. I have decided this year again to share my financial reports instead of telling you about what I have learnt in the last three years because I know a lot of bloggers do that so I will leave that to them and just continue on as normal.

Disclaimer: I don’t share these reports to boast but because I am proud of my hard work, I am humbled by the sponsors who chose to work with me and to encourage other bloggers and show them it’s possible to earn something even as a part-time blogger. 

I can’t believe I am already sharing my financial report Q2 2016. It feels like just last month I was sharing the Q1 results and how I managed to make over £1k which for a part-time blogger is pretty awesome and decent pocket-money. I will say this again, I am not showing off but showing you what hard work can bring forth with a bit of luck and patience. If you start blogging solely for making money then you’re starting it wrong unless it’s a business.

I have said this before and I will say it again, blogging for me is a hobby and a lucrative one at that but it never started out like that. I started with the sole purpose of ranting away on this generation and anything I could think of. then I shifted gears and started reviewing products I owned, created fashion outfit ideas and whatever else I could think of. I am glad I have stuck to the core topics and it seems because of this I now have an amazing following and worked with reliable and well know companies. With that being said, here is the financial report Q2 2016 results.

Financial Report Q2 2016 results

As always with these types of reports, I break down the report into individual months that make the quarter and in those months I share how much I earned and from what.

April Earnings – £220.45 in sponsored posts and £19.99 in products

April was fairly busy month for me, I had so many things to do before my trips to Oslo, Norway then to Seoul, South Korea. The few companies I was able to work with brought me so much joy and glad they chose to work with me.

May Earnings – £265 in sponsored posts and £29.99 in products

After returning from Korea, I felt as though I did not even have chance to rest. It was the same for my blog, I had some lovely sponsors contact me to work together again. I am happy I was working with sponsors I had worked with before so made this even more special.

June Earnings – £160.21 in sponsored posts and £0 in products

June was another really busy month of traveling, I was out every weekend in June but I still have an opportunity to work with some amazing sponsors.

And there you have it,  for the financial report Q2 2016 I made £645.66 in cash in bank and £49.98 in products.

Earnings from Q2 of 2016 = £645.66

I am very pleased with these earnings and are very excited to see what Q3 2016 and Q4 2016 has in store for A July Dreamer. Is blogging a hobby, business or a little bit of both? Do you earn anything from the blog? Do you share your earnings (if at all)?


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  1. July 16, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    This month I earned £320 the most I have earned ever in a month of blogging although two of those payments were from last months posts. Well done you are doing amazingly, is there any tips you would give to get more sponsored posts or a formula you use to charge each post?
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    • July 16, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks Ana, I don’t have a formula per se but I sat down and wrote down what I felt was acceptable for sponsored and collaborative posts.

  2. July 15, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I love seeing what other people earn as it gives me motivation to work on my own blog! I make some money from sponsored posts but as blogging is a hobby, I don’t have as much time to dedicate to it as I would like.

    • July 15, 2016 / 5:16 pm

      Blogging is a hobby for me too and I mostly use my weekends to spend time on it or evenings when I am not busy

  3. July 15, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging, that is great! And well done on your earnings, thats a big achievement!

    • July 15, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks Cecilia, I am humbled by how far I have come

    • July 15, 2016 / 6:08 am

      Thank you so much Candice

    • July 15, 2016 / 6:05 am

      Thanks Hannah

  4. July 14, 2016 / 11:30 am

    happy blogversary and well done to you for all your hard work. I have dabbled over the years and not really been serious about my blogging, but now I want to try harder!
    That aside, I see that you have visited zambia, I was born there!! 🙂

    • July 14, 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Really, I was born in Zambia too.
      Thank you, I am loving this side of blogging

    • July 13, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you, I too wonder about blogging in the future

  5. July 13, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! It’s nice to see that having something you love as a side hustle is also worthwhile!

    • July 13, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      So true, it’s been incredible so far.

    • July 13, 2016 / 11:04 am


    • July 13, 2016 / 10:16 am

      Thanks so much Elizabeth

  6. July 13, 2016 / 12:00 am

    Happy Blogaversary! I bet you’re chuffed you continued with your hard work because it is totally worth it and congrats! xoxo

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:43 am

      I am definitely and thanks Whitney.
      Hard work does pay

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:42 am

      It truly is, blink and a month is gone.
      Thanks Sarah

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:41 am

      Thanks Jessica

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thanks so much

  7. Helen Clark
    July 12, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I love reading posts like this, as a new blogger it’s great to see what can be achieved with hard work.

    • July 13, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thanks Helen and welcome to the world of blogging

    • July 12, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks Jess

    • July 12, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks Dannii

    • July 12, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      Thanks so much Samantha, I am happy to sharing hoping to inspire another

    • July 12, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thanks so much Claire

    • July 12, 2016 / 8:25 am

      Thanks so much, I am very proud me lol

    • July 10, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much

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