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Blog Ads – Mediavine Publisher Network Review

Why you should be working with Mediavine Publisher Network! I tripled my income switching from Adsense - read more about making money from ads for your blog!

Running ads brings in a huge chunk of my income; it feels like a fair trade when I share a free pattern or tutorial! I love that ads are completely passive, earning me money on things I’ve already done, without any extra work. I switched in the middle of last year to Mediavine Publisher Network and have absolutely loved working with them; they don’t have an affiliate program, I’m just sharing in the hopes of spreading the love to fellow bloggers!

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Q1 2017 – Blog Traffic & Income Report


Ever wondered how much money I’m making? This covers January, February, and March of 2017. As I’ve said previously, I really enjoy reading similar reports and figured sharing my own would entertain someone and also keep me accountable to keep track of these things. You can read my previous income reports all here. I am looking at average daily visits, income/expenses, subscriber & follower counts, traffic in/out, & goals. If you’re a creative blogger yourself, be sure to check out my list of links for affiliate programs, networking opportunities, and places to submit your work!

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2017 Goals


I shared my look back at 2016 earlier this week, and now after reviewing all that, I am looking ahead! To start, one of the biggest conflicts I’m experiencing with blogging and crafting is the blurring between building a business and having a hobby. I’ve often called Swoodson Says a wobby – work/hobby – in that I enjoy it, but not all of it, and make some decisions that are to build a business and some decisions that are just because I want to. The more knowledge I have about blogging and promoting and monetizing, the more tension there is between how I choose to spend my time.

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2016 – A Year of Swoodson Says In Review

A Sewing Blog's year in review - looking back at 2016

It is 2017!! Which means it’s time to look back at the year and reflect before I forge ahead with 2017 plans and goals. I always share quarterly reports, if you’d rather look chunk by chunk, here is 2016 q4, 2016 q3, 2016 q2, 2016 q1 (and so on and so forth, linked here). I used Jetpack statistics – I know purists prefer Google Analytics but I’ve never had a significant discrepancy between the two and use Jetpack because it’s super easy.

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