Third Month Blogging Goals – June 2019

Third Month Blogging Goals – June 2019

This month marks the halfway point of 2019, my blogs third month of life and, I’m pretty certain, by the end of the month I’ll be a mother of two. Bring it on June!

Due to the imminent arrival of a second little monster, organisation is even more important to me right now. I have no idea how much time I’ll have to dedicate to the site once I have a newborn AND a toddler. At the minute, I only manage about 10 to 15 hours a week. I’ll be giving up full time work in two days – YEY! – but I remember that newborn, hazy exhaustion all too well….


If you are interested in reading my full income report from May, take a look here. In it you’ll find a breakdown of my goals, a few tips on how I achieved them and the inside scoop on a free resource that allowed me to have 28 quality backlinks published by the end of month two!!

For those who did take a look, here is a very brief recap. I managed to increase my page views to over 1000 per month, I published two more affiliate focused articles with high keyword volumes, had 16 more backlinks published and started dabbling in Pinterest a little.

My biggest win of all is that I made, not one but, two affiliate sales and surpassed my $1 income target to pull in a hefty $8.51! Very happy with this, especially because both of those sales came from organic search traffic to my affiliate articles. At only two months into blogging I consider this to be a huge accomplishment!

“This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link.”


Goal – 2000 page views

Last month my goal was 1000 page views and I ended up with just over 1400. You may be wondering why I’m not aiming higher? Well last month I was still participating in a few “click through” pin threads or “traffic” threads on Facebook groups etc.

Quite honestly, I’ve realised that was a mistake. Sure, it makes for great looking numbers but, essentially, it is just fake traffic to my site. I’d rather concentrate on building a real audience through organic search or social media.


  • Share new blog posts to Facebook – I have less than 30 followers and do nothing else on there but I figure sharing a post I publish takes very minimal time so why not.
  • Ramp up my Pinterest game – I’ve started dabbling and now it’s time to get serious. One social media isn’t much to ask and Pinterest is the easiest option for me. I can use Tailwind to schedule pins and do some manual pinning in 10 minutes I get spare each day.
  • Continually improve affiliate posts – I am always trying to find ways to rank better in Google. I will keep going back to my affiliate posts to see what improvements can be made to increase my Google ranking and therefore organic traffic.


Goal 1 – Publish three affiliate focused articles

Ok, so big goal for me right here! Three articles may not seem like a lot but when I only really commit 15 hours per week this is big. These articles are in no way quick for me to write. I do a lot of in depth keyword research beforehand and write detailed keyword plans before actually writing the articles. When I write one of these I really focus on trying to be the best article in Google for my main keyword. That means long, informative, super helpful articles with heaps of different components.

Goal 2 – Earn $10 affiliate income

Again, it’s not a massive figure but one I would be incredibly happy with this month! I fully didn’t expect to earn any affiliate income at all for the first four to six months, so earning $10 in one month would be a great start!


  • Time management – Yes this was here last month and it’s here again! I failed miserably at not scrolling through social media and will admit I spent a lot of time procrastinating. This month I better knuckle down because this baby is not waiting for anyone!
  • Links to affiliate posts – Last month I found a couple great opportunities to build backlinks specifically to one of my affiliate posts. It is that same article that ranks on page 3 in Google and got me my first affiliate sale. All that at just one month old? Can’t be a coincidence! So I want to try and build equally relevant backlinks to all my affiliate articles.


Goal – Have 10 more links published and increase DA to 20

Once I get my DA to 20, I think I’ll stop tracking this all together. Really DA is a bit of an arbitrary number and is not used by Google at all. Unfortunately though, a lot of bloggers want to know DA when asking to work with them or get links from their site. Once I’m out of the teens, I feel like it will just be a little easier to be taken seriously.


  • Easy Links – I will be focusing on gaining quick and easy links (keeping them relevant of course). No more hours spent guest posting for other people when I barely have enough time to write for myself anyway. I have a few specific ways of gaining some fairly easy links and base all my success on this free e-mail challenge I came across.
  • Blogger Relationships – I wanted to focus on building some relationships last month. Although I’m becoming a lot more familiar with people in some of my Facebook groups, I still haven’t really connected with people like I had hoped.


  • 1. 2000 page views
  • 2. Publish 3 affiliate articles
  • 3. Earn $10 affiliate income
  • 4. 10 more relevant links published & DA of 20


  • Apply to Google Adsense – Just in case something miraculous happens and one of my pins or posts goes viral whilst I’m off. I am definitely not a lover of adverts though, so I’ll be adding them very sparingly.
  • Posts ready to publish – I have actually been collecting submissions for 4 collaborative posts over the last few weeks. I want to have these written up and scheduled so I have some content rolling out whilst I’m on maternity leave.
  • Organise Pinterest – I’ve been dabbling in Pinterest and by mid June I would like to have a good months worth of pins scheduled through tailwind. I will still pop on now and again to pin manually (hello bored breastfeeding mum time!) but I don’t want to have to put too much effort into it.

Final Thoughts

So that’s everything for this month. Once again I start the month both optimistic and slightly nervous that I might look a bit foolish by the time June is over!

If you think I have missed anything super important out or I should be focusing some of my energy elsewhere, please let me know! I am always interested to receive constructive criticism.

In the meantime, if you would like to take a look at my previous growth reports and goals, you can find them here….

First Ever Blog Income Report

May 2019 Goals

Second Month Income Report

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Sophie Marie

Sophie Marie is passionate about providing the very best for her kids and her family. She spends half of the year living in an isolated community in Far North Queensland so online research and finding the best products is a skill she's perfected over time.
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