April Traffic and Income Report – $22,280.50

Hiya! Bjork here, checking in for the monthly traffic and income report. Quick back story on these reports: Lindsay and I started this experiment way back in September of 2011. You can check out our first ever income report here. We made $21.97 that month. I mention that first income report because it’s important to understand that monetizing a blog takes a lot of hard work, dedication, time, and luck. Other bloggers know that there’s a lot that goes on behind each and every post that goes out: lots of testing, learning, changing, staying up late, getting up early, tweaking (not twerking), connecting, and hustling. Along with all that hard work, it’s important to have patience. We’ve been at this …

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January Income Report – $5,686.90

Hiya! Bjork here. I’m checking in for my monthly income and traffic report. If this is your first time reading one of the reports I want to give you a quick overview of what these posts are all about. In August of 2011, Lindsay and I decided to start “The Food Blog Money Making Experiment.” We made a total of $21.97 that first month. Every month since then we’ve put together a post detailing the things we’re doing to increase Pinch of Yum’s traffic and income. So, without further adieu, here’s our 18th income report. The Income Breakdown: Grand Total: $5,686.90 Income As Percentages If you’re interested in learning more about some of the ways that you can monetize a …

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September Traffic and Income Report – $12,419.02

Hi there friends. Bjork here, checking in for my monthly traffic and income report. Every month I put together a report that includes a behind-the-scenes look at Pinch of Yum. I focus on two things (1) the income and expenses and (2) the traffic. I also include any tips or tricks that we’re learning as we continue to find ways to grow the blog. Our hope with these reports is that they provide insight and inspiration as you start and grow your own blog (or business or non-profit). Before I jump into the numbers I wanted to share a video Lindsay and I watched last night. It’s from a YouTuber named Devin Graham. Devin creates breathtaking videos that usually involve …

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March Income Report – $6,914.71

Greetings! Bjork here. I’m checking in for the monthly traffic and income report. First, I wanted to personally welcome you to the newly remodeled Pinch of Yum! We went live with the new design on April 1st (no joke). Let’s celebrate the occasion by talking a short walk down virtual memory lane. Pinch Of Yum – Through The Years June 2010 – 2 months old: http://pyum.co/poy_june_2010 April 2011 – 1 year old: http://pyum.co/poy_april_2011 April 2012 – 2 years old: http://pyum.co/poy_april_2012 April 2013 – 3 years old: You’re looking at it! If you click on those links, it will show you what Pinch of Yum has looked like over the last few years. Going through those archives is like looking through …

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March Traffic and Income Report – $17,118.92

Greetings! Guess who. Yep! You’re right. It’s me Bjork. I’m the nerd in the virtual Pinch of Yum basement. I’m also Lindsay’s husband. I’m also the star of the video from this post that Lindsay recently shared. #hiddentalent I show up once a month to give an update on everything that’s happening behind the scenes at Pinch of Yum. I share the blog’s income, expenses, and traffic stats. I usually wrap up the post by sharing some tips or takeaways that we’re learning as we grow the blog. This month’s report is going to be a little bit different though. For the first time ever I won’t be sharing any tips. You might be saying “What?!? No tips? But I …

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June Traffic and Income Report – $31,073.42

Greetings! Bjork here, checking in for Pinch of Yum’s monthly traffic and income report. For those of you that are new ’round these parts I’ll provide a quick explanation of what these posts are all about. Back in the summer of 2011 Lindsay and I were chatting about her food blog (the one you’re reading!) and what the future held for it. She had started Pinch of Yum as a hobby but was diligent about consistently posting new recipes and improving her food photography. The blog was growing (slowly but surely) and had just hit an exciting milestone: 6,000 page views in one day (before that the average was around 800). I had been involved with the blog from a …

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July Income Report – $4,271.39

Well hello there. Bjork here (Lindsay’s husband). I’m checking in for my monthly cameo on Pinch of Yum. I was really excited to write this post this morning. Then the electricity went out. Which means that the internet went out. Which means I’m drafting this post in good ole’ Microsoft Word. Writing in Microsoft word makes me feel like I need to be using MLA formatting. I’ll resist the urge. Here’s the deal with this post. Every month I put together a recap of the previous month outlining the income we earned from Pinch of Yum, the type of traffic the blog is receiving, and any tips or tricks we’ve learned that might be helpful. Our hope is that these …

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January Traffic and Income Report – $17,735.97

Hey there! Bjork here, checking in for my monthly traffic and income report. I focus on two things with these reports (1) Pinch of Yum’s income and expenses and (2) Pinch of Yum’s analytics and traffic. I also include any tips or tricks that we’re learning as we continue to find ways to grow the blog. Usually these tips and tricks are pretty factual, like how to block certain ads in AdSense or advice on running a sale for your eBook. This type of information is important to understand and apply to your blog. That being said, you could have all of the factual information in the world but still continue to struggle if you don’t have the right mindset. …

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April Income Report – $2,322.30

Hi there! My name is Bjork. I’m Lindsay’s husband. I play the role of the YLILAPPWY Officer here at Pinch of Yum (YLILAPPWY = Yes, Lindsay, I’ll look at Pug Pictures with You). You think I’m joking… Every month I put together a post outlining the income we earned from Pinch of Yum and the things we learned along the way. Lindsay and I work full-time, so any income you see created from this blog is a result of time spent outside of the regular 9-5. Here’s the breakdown of April’s income from Pinch of Yum: The Breakdown: Bluehost Affiliate Program – $195The Thesis Theme Affiliate Program– $57.42VigLink – $68Google AdSense – $680.24Amazon Affiliate Program – $1.14Tasty Food Photography eBook – …

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Traffic and Income Report – June 2016

Hi there! Bjork here checking in for Pinch of Yum’s June traffic and income report. Lindsay is doing a workshop at the studio today so I thought it would be a good time to jump in and catch up on the income reports. The last few reports were published a bit late so it’s nice to catch up and get things back on track. For those that aren’t familiar, we started doing these monthly reports almost five years ago. When we first started publishing these they were a way for us to report back on the things that we were learning as we attempted to build the blog into a business. Truth be told we didn’t really know if it was even possible …

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