How I made $75K+ in a year blogging in 2020.

How I made 75K in a year blogging in 2020.

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Div Acharya

Div is the founder and blogging Growth strategist/coach at Digitallydiv Approach & pepLifestyle who is enthusiastic about assisting women in establishing their digital empires and establishing a blog that enables them to turn their hobbies into a lucrative business.

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How To Begin Making Money From Blogging

This is my 2nd Income report since I started blogging in 2017. I don’t do Monthly Income report . 

Now, many of my followers ask me about it. So, decided to do my 2nd Income report for 2020.  It’s because I reached 75k for my yearly Income. 

That is the Milestone I was Looking for since I started my blogging business in 2016.

Eventually, I will start doing Income reports as per the milestone I reach. 100k, 125k, 150k, 200k .. and so on.

Back in 2016-17 , As a beginner blogger, reading income reports from veterans in this profession was indeed both motivating and intimidating at the same time.

It actually causes you to put more pressure on yourself and attempt to move things along as quickly as possible at the risk of bringing out terrible stuff.

To return to the real world for a moment, consider that these folks write full time and already have digital items, a following that they have developed, and a steady stream of visitors to their website. 

I suppose the issue I’m attempting to answer by releasing this essay is whether or not you can still generate money with your blog even if you don’t have all of the aforementioned resources right away. 

And the answer is, of course, yes!

I chose to share my experience of earning my very first $100 from blogging back in 2017 in order to promote tiny starts and motivate you to put these ideas to the test for yourself. 

It took me a couple of months to figure out how to market my blog effectively, but I’m convinced that if you modify the plan and make it your own, you will get better results in a shorter period of time. Enjoy!

How I got started making money from my blog

I really think that if you want to generate money from your blog, you must first put in the time and effort. 17 Avenue Theme a blog theme, and a blogging education are three investments that have helped me achieve success thus far in my blogging career.

How I make Money Blogging

And now we get to the good stuff. The following is the source of my first pay-check in 2017.

$144.40 –  Adsense payout

There was No Affiliate commission paid.

It was ultimately savvy Display Ads marketing that won the day (I did not add other affiliate sales I made since I have not yet received payment for them). I learnt how to adjust and became more familiar with my target audience.

And did I mention that it just took one great blog post and one single product to do this? ($100 for every post that I put out on the internet would make me a very happy gal.)

How I Made My First $75000+ Blogging in 2020

Take a look at exactly how I made my first $75,000 blogging, the time it took me, and what has changed from my previous income report.

The Total Revenue was $80K+ in 2020.

You can see the improvement I’ve made by looking at how quickly I was able to earn my next $40,000, considering it took me two years and six months to earn the first $40,000 through blogging.

As I’ve discussed in my free ebook on how to start a lucrative blog, the foundations of a good blog include establishing yourself as an authority in your industry and cultivating strong relationships with your readers, both of which I’ve been working on over the past year

There are no shortcuts to blogging success, and these things take time. 

If you want to become a full-time blogger, you’re going to have to put in the time and effort to make it happen (no matter how much blogging knowledge you have).

Frequently, people ask me how I generate money from my blog, and I’m going to break down the top income-generating tactics that have worked for me.

Because I only include things that have helped me get to where I am, I’ll provide some takeaways and offer some resources for you to check out. What are we waiting for?

How I made 75K in a year blogging  in 2020.

Profits from Affiliate Marketing in 2020: $35,885

(+$10,980 over the previous revenue report)
My affiliate income has been constant and a major source of revenue for my blog, despite the fact that it hasn’t been a priority in the past year.

In addition, I’m pleased to say that 80 percent of this income was generated without any effort on my part. 

For the entire year of 2019, I only joined ton of new affiliate programs and produced a total of five blog posts for brands for which I was already an affiliate.

As a result, a significant portion of my earnings came from traffic I was driving to pre-existing content (such as my blog entries, resource page, and free courses), rather than new content that I created and promoted.

Aside from a little extra work on my part, I’ve set up Pinterest to bring me traffic throughout the year, all passively and with no effort on my part (I break down my precise method in my Pinterest eBook( Coming soon)

A few successful email marketing initiatives were sending my list 1-3 emails advertising a promotion or product for which I was an associate. Promoting the wrong things will lead to failure.

Profits from Niche website SetUp for clients: $17,568

(+$10,980 over the previous revenue report)
My affiliate income has been constant and a major source of revenue for my blog, despite the fact that it hasn’t been a priority in the past year.

In addition, I’m pleased to say that 80 percent of this income was generated without any effort on my part. 

For the entire year of 2019, I only joined a handful of new affiliate programs and produced a total of five blog posts for brands for which I was already an affiliate.

As a result, a significant portion of my earnings came from traffic I was driving to preexisting material (such as my blog entries, resource page, and free courses), rather than new content that I created and promoted.

Aside from a little extra work on my part, I’ve set up Pinterest to bring me traffic throughout the year, all passively and with no effort on my part (I break down my precise method in my Pinterest eBook).

A few successful email marketing initiatives were sending my list 1-3 emails advertising a promotion or product for which I was an associate. Promoting the wrong things will lead to failure.

Digital products(Ebooks, Digital Planners and Wall art Printables)

Sales of digital products Earnings:  $20,234 

Although it comes in third on my list, selling digital Products like eBooks, Blueprints, checklist and e-courses and Digital Downloads like Digital Planners and wall art  is the primary method I make money blogging (56% of my total income to date).

2020 was a big year for me because I published   many digital Downlodables and printable.

In contrast, my eBook sales are generating the majority of my income, not my course sales. 

For the first time ever, I’m going to reveal exactly how much money I made from each digital product I’ve ever made.

Ad Revenue

Advertisement revenue of $1289 (an increase of $465 since the previous income report)

When it comes to reporting my income, I’ve always been a little embarrassed to include this information. 

Since my last income report, my blog traffic for digitallydiv Approach has not been grown much, which is OK considering that I’ve been on a mission of creating new niche sites over last 3 years. 

My ad income, on the other hand, has never been fantastic on this site.

Having said that, ad income is a welcome perk, especially as I only use Google Adsense to monetise this manner and tightly limit the number of advertisements on each page to no more than four. 

Also, many of my pages do not display ads. I have Excluded ( manually) Almost 100 Blogs of Peplifestyle from displaying ads.

The reason why I have disabled ads showing up in some of my blogs is that  being, too many ads level down the user Experience and also I have most of affiliate links in these Blogs.

So far so good, but I’m thinking that readers would focus their attentions on clicking on the affiliate links or purchasing the digital products I’ve put up for sale, rather than on advertising, which I’ll only earn a few cents from.

It makes sense for my niche and general blogging strategy, but there’s no reason why your blog couldn’t make some big money with advertising. 

Ads can bring in as much as $5K to $7K a month for certain bloggers.

Sponsored posts

Sponsored posts : $2190.75 

Working with brands is something I’ve never actively sought, but it is something I’ve always been interested in..

In fact, I say no to far more opportunities than I say yes to, often because they aren’t a good fit for my content or audience or don’t feel genuine to me at the moment.

This is the complete OPPOSITE of passive income, which is what sponsored posts want to be. 

You only get paid once, but you have to put in the time to complete each project. 

For example, compared to affiliate marketing, where a blog article could generate you money for years to come.

Since the last income report, I’ve collaborated with three different brands, each of which required only a few hours of my time yet resulted in about $600 in revenue.

Although Home decor, pet Industry and Fashion/cosmetic Industry have a larger advertising budget, there are opportunities to partner with other brands in any sector if you know where to go, according to my own experience.

Over the years, my blog has earned me a lot of money.

In 2019 - I made around 50K for the site and sold it for a a Good amount.

My eBooks began to sell better, and my other digital products like wall art, digital Printables and Planners.

As a result, my digital product sales income virtually increased from last year to this year.

While finishing up my final year of college, I chose to take a part-time work at the same time as finishing up my degree.

To recap, I didn’t begin working full-time on my blog until the beginning of 2020, when I graduated ( MBA from Swinburne University).

PS:I have not included the site site sole earnings in the Income report as it’s beyond the scope & Intention of this Blog

In 2020 I started PepLifestyle and other Niche site blogs

To recap, I didn’t begin working full-time on my blog until the beginning of 2020, when I graduated ( MBA).

My digital downloadables ( like the ebooks, e-course, Digital planner, wall art and Media kit) began to sell better.

As a result, my affiliate income virtually increased from last year to this year.

While finishing up my final year of college, I chose to take a part-time work at the same time as finishing up my degree

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