6 Years of Amateur Blogging – What Was My 2020 Blogging Income?

January 9, 2021

I started this blog in 2015 as a new years resolution – and I am just as surprised that this has carried on. I cannot believe it has been a whole 6 years! This blog has survived through GCSE’s, A-Levels, Degree and now a full-time job. Before sharing my stats, I do want to disclose that my blogging income is based on part-time blogging (it is not my job), and the fact that I only started focusing on professionalising in August. In addition to this, we all know how tough 2020 has been, especially with outreach companies, so I have taken an expected hit in terms of profits made. So let’s get into it!

*At no point am I trying to brag or put down others, undeniably with blogging – hard work equals to the majority of the reward. My sole focus is not to make money, it is to push myself at creating content my readers will love*

Social Media

Twitter as of Jan 1 2020: 5,378 followers

Twitter as of Jan 1 2021: 6,365 followers

Instagram as of Jan 1 2020: c. 2,600 followers

Instagram as of Jan 1 2021: 4,388 followers

Pinterest as of Jan 1 2020: Started in November so will carry this over

Pinterest as of Jan 1 2021: 169 followers / 8.3k Monthly Viewers

Email Subscribers: Started in December 2020 – 113 Subscribers so far

sophiapatel.co.uk blogging income

Blogging Stats

End of 2019

Views: 5,350

Visitors: 3,699

Likes: 36 (Did not get transferred when moving to self-hosted)

Comments: 34 (Did not get transferred when moving to self-hosted)

End of 2020

Views: 11,476

Visitors: 8,394

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Likes: 355

Comments: 204

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Most Popular Post

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Blogging Income For 2020

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Next Year’s Targets

Every year I usually set targets to follow and obey, but this year has gone so well, I guess the key is to keep doing what I am doing. Yes, my blogging income is not as high as I would have liked, but 2020 has been a tough year and I did take 4 months out. Considering I have only been putting in the hours for 5 months, it is beyond paying off. The hardest challenge – cleaning up 5 years of non SEO’d posts! Hopefully, with this sorted, a consistent blogging income will come. Here’s to another year!

sophiapatel.co.uk blogging income

I have also released my first e-book – I would appreciate it if you checked it out! It is all about blogging burnout, and how to achieve more by doing less! Check it out!

  • Reply
    Sophie Harriet
    January 9, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    I love reading other blogger’s income reports, it’s really interesting and inspiring! Your stats are amazing, congratulations for blogging for 6 years and earning a good chunk of money too! I’m impressed with how many brands you have worked with too xx

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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Me too! Thanks so much, it can be such a challenge and the work/pay ratio is not always great but it is so rewarding nonetheless! Thanks for reading x

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    January 9, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Seeing how much you have managed to grow your social media followers over just one year is so inspiring to me! Keep going, you’re doing amazing x

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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Love your content so much x

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    January 9, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Blogging definitely requires hard work and dedication, but it is SO worth if it you enjoy it! Like any career, you have to get some sort of joy or satisfaction out of it if you are going to be happy. Especially in the beginning when you’re not really making anything doing it. However, those that are truly passionate and dedicated to their craft have unlimited potential! Just look at some of the bigger bloggers out there making impressive full-time incomes!

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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      So right, you can tell when the enjoyment is no longer there! Exactly – the fact that some can make serious numbers shows that it is all possible! Just hard work and dedication and you’re halfway there. Thanks for reading!

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    Kayleigh Zara
    January 9, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    I recently went through 5 years of nom SEO’d posts of mine and it was a task but so worth it! I hope you manage to get through yours x

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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

      It’s such a challenge right? I do hope it pays off! Thanks so much lovely x

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    January 9, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    This was such an interesting post to read! I feel like amateur blogging and hobby blogging is hardly ever spoken about so I love that you’ve written about your experience as a blogger πŸ™‚


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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks so much! I get you, I find there is a lot more from full-time bloggers, but even as a hobby, rewards can still come your way! Thanks for reading x

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    January 9, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    This was such an interesting read. i love hearing about bloggers who have been doing this for multiple years. i’m only 7 months in…
    it’s inspiring to know people keep at this for years to come & i hope to do the same as I become a mother in the future.
    it’s so fun to look back at how far you’ve come, isn’t it?

    great work!

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    Laura @myreallifetips
    January 9, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing your 6 years of blogging experience!

    This gives me inspiration to continue to do my best on my blog and vlog!

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    Molly @ Transatlantic Notes
    January 9, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Congratulations — wishing you continued success!

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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks so much, means a lot!

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    Jaya Avendel
    January 9, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I find it so inspiring to see income reports like this; it shows how much constant growth and dedication pays off in the end. The small successes and celebrations pave the way for bigger ones. πŸ™‚

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      Sophia Patel
      January 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks so much, it’s just a demonstration that hard work does pay off, even if it is exhausting! Thanks for reading!x

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    January 10, 2021 at 2:17 am

    I love seeing income reports! It’s make me want to hustle more. Thanks for sharing Sophia! Here’s to more success in 2021 xo

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    January 10, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Continue growing! These reports are inspiring. Isn’t it wild how the time flies? Keeping track really makes you see how when you keep going you continuously my progress.

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    January 11, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Wow love this! Thanks so much for being so honest and open with your successes over the last year or so! So inspiring!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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      Sophia Patel
      January 11, 2021 at 7:27 pm

      thanks so much! Although it isn’t the best, it is realistic and really does show that a hobby can have rewards – thanks for readingx

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    January 12, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Congrats on six years! Your stats and the progress you’ve made is amazing! Wishing you even more growth throughout 2021 β™₯

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    Lauren Kenny
    January 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Wow this is so cool! I started my blog 4 and a half years ago when I was at college. Well done on all of your great stats and making some money in 2020! I am hoping to do the same this year πŸ™‚

    Lauren | https://www.wooloftheking.com/

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      Sophia Patel
      January 15, 2021 at 11:57 pm

      Good luck to you! Always shocking on how the years go by isn’t it?

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    January 13, 2021 at 2:03 am

    I love looking at blog stats and seeing your social media growth over the years. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with your blogging in 2021!

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      Sophia Patel
      January 15, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks so much love! Such a great feeling seeing growth right? Same for you!

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    January 15, 2021 at 2:07 am

    I love reading bloggers’ progress reports so thanks so much for sharing yours. You seem to be doing well with the goals you’re setting and I wish you all the best in the future too! You got this x

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      Sophia Patel
      January 16, 2021 at 12:31 am

      Thanks so much! Every year is a steady improvement so its definitely a good thing – thanks so much for reading!x

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    January 17, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Wow, you’ve had loads of growth! I hope to see the same one day! Congrats πŸ™‚

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      Sophia Patel
      January 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks so much! Good luck to you too!x

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