Food Blogging Traffic & Income Report for March 2019. Watch over my shoulder as I show you how to increase traffic and improve your income on your food blog.
What’s working for you right now?
Have a look through your analytics and see just one thing that is working for you. Look at Pinterest traffic, SEO traffic, referring sites and find one blog post that has gone beyond your expectations.
It could be your number #1 highest traffic post, or one that is in your top 100 blog posts and you see potential.
Then rinse and repeat.
For us we have done this so many times, not just on RecipeThis.com but on previous sites that we owned too.
For example, you could have a baked potatoes recipe that went viral and people loved the way that you cooked your baked potatoes. They got excited over your photography and the tips that you shared from my Grandma.
Now rinse and repeat it:
- A tutorial teaching people how to have the perfect crispy skin
- A round up of loads of other recipes
- Different varieties on the recipe that made you famous
- Research different keywords for baked potato and see what else you could do
Then dedicate one month to baked potatoes, find products to affiliate relating to your baked potatoes and then go from one viral post to many. You would also have all these new posts to add to your original post as a further reading section and to keep people on your blog for much longer.
This system could also be used in all kinds of recipes that you have had success with. If it is jam, then think of all the different jam flavours, or if it is chicken pasta, what chicken pasta recipes have you not done yet?
Then once every 3-4 months have a month like this, where you focus on a popular post and expand it. If people love you already for one particular post and associate you with it, then rinse and repeat is the easiest way to success.
How To Start A Food Blog
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Our Food Blogging Income During March 2019:
- MediaVine = $3914.32
- Clickbank Ebook Sales = $1010.53
- Ezoic = $580.77
- Google Adsense = $358.90
- Amazon Associates = $487.19
- Google Play = $55.30
- Draft2Digital = $45.99
- Kindle = $36.80
- ButcherBox = $25.00
Total Revenue = $6514.80
Our Food Blog Expenses During March 2019:
- Virtual Assistants = $431.00
- Paid Advertising = $312.81
- Hosting = $115.00
- Screenshot Monitor = $86.65
- Aweber = $49.00
- Social Pug = $29.00
- Canva = $12.95
- Bluburry = $12.00
- Email Management = $10.00
Total Food Blogging Expenses = $1058.41
This leads to a total food blogging income from Recipe This For March 2019 of $5456.39.
My Big HATE when it comes to reading income reports, is when they fabricate, exaggerate or just generally fake them to make them look better than they are. They want to be the next six figure blogger and believe nobody will care about their income unless it is sky high.
That is why the graphic you see at the top of this blog post is what I earned from my food blog AFTER expenses and not before.
Our Affiliate Programme!
Our 101 Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners has its own affiliate programme and you can earn 60% just by telling people about our awesome round up.
The affiliate page is here and you can also access it on the banner above.
It’s a product of ours that sells most days for us and is a big part of the ClickBank income that you see mentioned above.
If you’re looking for a new affiliate product in the pressure cooker niche, then this is it!
We’re Back On MediaVine
We went back onto MediaVine partly through March and as you can see it is included in our numbers above. As we were playing the waiting game, we used Adsense for a few days just so that we didn’t have no advertising income at all.
I am blown away by the income from MediaVine and will report back to you next month, once I have had a full month with them and share what I have learnt so far.
Recipe This Blog Traffic March 2019
March tends to be our last big month before it all goes quiet. We get excellent traffic from November to March, with the worst traffic between June and August.
For March we achieved just over half a million-page views and just over 360,000 sessions. This felt fantastic as for March last year we got 451,000-page views so it is nice to see it up slightly compared to the before.
Here are our top 10 traffic sources for RecipeThis.com during March 2019:
For March 2019 and for the first time ever since we started blogging at RecipeThis.com traffic from our email list made the top 10.
Well it is #10 but its nice to see it up there and that it is growing. I am just inpatient and want it to grow faster and faster. If you’re not building your mailing list already, then I would recommend that you start with Aweber and put a plan of action together.
Now it is the end of Quarter 1 I have summer on the brain. I am thinking about being ahead on blogging, what summer content I can work on and what summer content I can re-promote this summer.
Summer is also our quiet time for visitors and I want to work more on it and see if I can improve it this summer compared to the last 3 summers. So, let’s just see how that goes.
I can report that I am written up for nearly all of our content up to the end of June, with just a few posts left between May and June. Now that feels good! Swimming pool and beach here I come!