Can I Really Do This? An Update After 14 Months.
It's late. I've been working, yet again, all night on my website.
I decided to take a break and update my expenses/revenues chart to see where I'm at. Last week I paid for another year of WA... my second year. Converting to CDN dollars, I'm now over $1000 in the hole from this all. That's just from membership fees and domain registration.
Anyone else here wondering if this is going to work (financially)? EVER?
I have 88 posts, approx 450 comments, get traffic of about 80-100 visitors a day (most from Pinterest, although organic is growing).
My husband has been really supportive of this idea, and I'm trying to stay positive and keep working, chipping away, moving forward as best I can. I have 2 very busy little kids though, so finding time and energy isn't always easy. If I can keep up 1 or 2 posts a week, I'm realistically happy.
I'm just not seeing the money come, and I'm not sure what to do. My conversion rate on Amazon is 11.4% (12 months average), so that's not too bad, but I'm still only at $215 commission total!
Anyone have some brilliant advice for me to get things turned around? Being $1000 in the hole, in order to keep going, I'm going to have to start seeing $100/month commission, just to finally break even after 2 years hard work! Not sure I can do that in this niche... even Halloween build-up has been not NEARLY as busy as I'd hoped so far!
www.kidslovedressup.com I'd love some advice from those of you who HAVE made it work.
Again, it's late. I'm feeling frustrated. And when I do that, I tend to blog about it here rather than complain to my (amazingly supportive) husband. You guys "get it", I think.
Thanks for reading, and g'nite!
** edited May 2019: This site is one I eventually "abandoned". It still makes me around $20 USD per month, 18 months after I last added anything. Which is great.