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January Assets Address – $5,686.90

Hiya! Bjork here. I’m blockage in for my account assets and cartage report. If this is your aboriginal time account one of the letters I appetite to accord you a quick overview of what these posts are all about.

In Baronial of 2011, Lindsay and I absitively to alpha “The Aliment Blog Money Authoritative Experiment.” We made a absolute of $21.97 that aboriginal month. Every ages back again we’ve put calm a column account the things we’re accomplishing to access Compression of Yum’s cartage and income.

So, after added adieu, here’s our 18th assets report.

The Assets Breakdown:

Grand Total: $5,686.90

Income As Percentages

January - Blog Income as Percentages in a graph.

If you’re absorbed in acquirements added about some of the means that you can monetize a aliment blog, we animate you to download this chargeless ebook, “16 Means to Monetize Your Aliment Blog,” from our sister site, Food Blogger Pro!

a picture of the 16 Ways to Monetize Your Food Blog ebook from Food Blogger Pro and a note that says, 'free download from our friends at Food Blogger Pro'

The Cartage Breakdown

Traffic Overview January
Traffic Sources - January.
Top Pages - January.

Thoughts On Assets and Traffic

This is the best we’ve anytime fabricated from Compression of Yum. It’s additionally the best cartage we’ve anytime apparent in a month. But I noticed article absorbing back comparing December’s assets report to this month’s assets report.

Even admitting pageviews added by over 200,000 from December to January, balance from BlogHer and AdSense decreased! So how did Compression of Yum administer to accept its best assisting ages anytime back balance from our two above advertisers decreased? Through associate sales (primarily from the How to Alpha a Aliment Blog page) and the artefact that Lindsay created (Tasty Aliment Photography).

It’s a abundant archetype of why you charge to accept assorted streams of assets on your blog. To put it simply, if you’re absorbed in creating an assets as a aliment blogger you charge to (1) apparatus associate business throughout your blog and (2) actualize your own artefact that you can sell. BlogHer and AdSense are alarming companies, but the absoluteness is there will be times back BlogHer and AdSense don’t accept aerial advantageous advertisers, which agency you’ll accept lower income.

Tips and Takeaways

An Email List, Finally

I’ve been absent to put calm an email dribble attack for Compression of Yum for the accomplished year or so but wasn’t able to do it until afterwards the barrage of Food Blogger Pro.

With an email dribble campaign, you actualize your emails advanced of time and again back addition signs up for the account the emails “drip” into the person’s inbox at assertive intervals that you set. The purpose is to body a account of subscribers and again bear targeted, advantageous agreeable to them. For Compression of Yum, the acceptation of this account is beneath about affairs article and added about advancement acquaintance and architecture trust.

I absitively to use AWeber to body our list. The action isn’t too complicated, but it takes an hour or two to get things bureaucracy and tweaked. This doesn’t accommodate the time it takes to actualize the agreeable that you’ll be sending people. We started by creating 10 altered emails with quick tips for aliment bloggers. Here’s a bastard blink at what agreeable is covered:

Email List.

A/B Testing

For the aboriginal time anytime we ran an A/B analysis on the Appetizing Aliment Photography sales page.

An A/B analysis is back you actualize two altered pages and again see which one leads to added conversations. In our case, we acclimated Google Analytics to analysis two altered pages to see which one resulted in added sales of Appetizing Aliment Photography.

Here’s the aboriginal version: https://manuel-de-survie.fr/tasty-food-photography
Here’s the analysis version: https://manuel-de-survie.fr/tasty-food-photography

The after-effects were absolutely fascinating:

Google Experiment Results.

The aboriginal adaptation had a 2.93% chat rate, while the analysis adaptation had a .80% chat rate. Whoa! That’s a huge difference. If acclimated the analysis adaptation instead of the aboriginal adaptation this ages we would accept alone becoming about $500 from Appetizing Aliment Photography!

The best affair about A/B testing is that you can always advance the sales pages on your blog. The arrangement looks article like this: Adjust, test, implement. Adjust, test, implement…

Here’s a video from Google that explains how agreeable abstracts work:

If you accept article that you’re affairs on your blog I’d animate you to bureaucracy an A/B analysis application Google Analytics. This will get you started on the aisle to convalescent your chat rate. Aloof a division of a allotment can accept a big appulse in the continued run.

Thanks

Lindsay and I are both acutely beholden that you booty the time to appointment the blog and apprehend the agreeable that we create. Added than annihilation we are consistently afraid at the kind, generous, and anxious bodies that we get to collaborate with on a circadian base through this little bend of the internet.

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40 Comments

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    Hi Bjork and Lindsay! My admired aliment blogging ability couple. I’ve aloof started to apprentice why it’s so important to accept abounding altered streams of assets for my blog. This ages (Feb), I am authoritative added from my blog than my abounding time job!!!! It’s because I abutting a new ad arrangement (in accession to BlogHer) and took on 3 freelance projects for 3 above companies. And accept been growing my folio angle through smarter marketing. I’ve additionally started to assignment with a clear artist for an eBook cookbook. 🙂 I can alone achievement for as abundant success as Appetizing Aliment Photography. PS: my BlogHer assets was bottomward in January too – it’s a apathetic ages for advertisers all around, I’ve learned.

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    Patrick

    You’re acceptable for all those clicks on your ads. I’ll booty 20% please. Nice work!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is actively the best aliment blog EVER! I abide to be aggressive by you guys anniversary and every day. Acknowledgment for administration your assets letters and testing experiments. You guys are KILLING it!

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    Thanks for administration all you’re learning! I’m currently alive on an ebook acknowledgment to your alarming numbers. I’m aloof accepting a adamantine time chief if I should broadcast it to be apprehend on e-readers or accomplish it computer based like (I think?) castigation was. I accept heard e-readers are best for argument based books (which abundance is, castigation was photos of course).

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    I adulation your recaps and never absence one. I apprentice article new, every time, about the abaft the scenes aspects of blogging, SEO, etc that I wouldn’t contrarily know. Things like dribble campaigns and putting up a ancillary by ancillary with A/B – that affectionate of being is alluring to me. Accumulate these posts up, always! 🙂

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    Thanks for administration so abundant advice with us! It is absolutely absorbing to see how you are able to about-face it into a career. Congrats on your success! I’m actively cerebration of blockage out that book back I accept added chargeless time. My day job is keepin me too busy. 😉

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    Bjork & Lindsay – acknowledge you afresh for addition aces column on blog income! You two are both such an absurd ability for the aliment blog association and I am admiring actuality allotment of your Aliment Blogger Pro program! I accept a catechism apropos the “More from Compression of Yum” area at the basal of your posts. I’ve looked at abacus some array of accoutrement (like LinkWithin or nrelate) for accompanying agreeable at the basal of my posts. Do you use a accoutrement or is this coding aural your template? Acknowledge you so much!

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    Jen

    Hi Guys,
    Love your blog 🙂
    Just apprehensive how abounding column you accept in absolute now?
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jen

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    Great job this month! I additionally use aweber for my email account and adulation it. I adore accepting the emails appointed out for my subscribers – it’s a abundant way to appoint with my readers and body a account as well. Acknowledge you for administration this advice every month. I attending advanced to it and absolutely feel aggressive by it.

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    You guys are great. Acknowledgment for sharing. I showed your blog to a friend. He was in awe.

    Bjork, I assuredly got adventurous abundant to publish. I am appealing cocky censor about my photography, but my acquaintance said the aforementioned affair you said, so I jumped. Thanks.