Welcome to the first Getaway Couple Income Report!
We have decided to compile these income reports to hold ourselves accountable for our successes and failures and to record our progress as we grow.
The old idiom can't see the forest for the trees really holds true when you are talking about your week to week business wins and losses. Our hope is that gathering this information will allow us to step back and look at the whole picture of our business (at least monthly).
Another reason that we wanted to share this information is to help others see how much work goes into getting a travel brand off the ground.
Someday hopefully someone will read this and get inspired to begin creating their own side hustle.
We live in our RV, a Grand Design 375RES, full-time and travel around North America. We currently move every week (about 200 miles at a time) as we explore this beautiful country we call home. Below are some of the details of our travels in April:
- 561 Moving Day Miles
- 16 Moving Day Driving Hours
- 4 Campgrounds:
- Miami Everglades RV Resort
- Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort
- Devils Den Spring
- Walkabout Camp & RV Park
- 2 States
Pinterest traffic explosion from blog post “7 Beginner RV Mistakes (That you can Avoid)”. The post received 5,456 sessions out of 8,901 total blog sessions or 61% of traffic.
We just purchased the course Pinterest Traffic Avalanche from CreateandGo.co and implemented a few of the items we saw skimming the course on this one blog post. WOW! Going through the course and implementing its suggestions is going to be a priority for May.
YouTube numbers were down this month. We believe this to be because we only published 8 videos in March, with 7 of those in the first half of the month. Then 8 out of the 12 videos published in April were published in the second half of the month. This led to 5 videos (3 Campground Reviews, 1 Product Review, and 1 Vlog) in a 4-week span.
We are improving this next month by implementing CoSchedule (a content calendar and social media team wrapped into one). It has already helped us plan for the content we need to create.
Getaway Couple Travel Brand
- Amazon Affiliate Total Earnings $91.23
- YouTube Ad Revenue: $189.47
- Sponsorships: $125.00
- Total Profit: $405.70
- Hours worked: 145
- $3.05 / Hourly Wage
- Facebook Posts: 45
- Instagram Posts: 19
- Twitter Posts: 65
- Pinterest Pins: 24
CoSchedule made sharing across our social media accounts simple. We have only just started to implement it as our content calender for the blog and YouTube content but it has already shown that it more than makes up for its steep (for a new blogger) price point of $49/month.
- Blog Articles Published: 5
- Blog Sessions: 8,901
- New Mailing List Subscribers: 35
- YouTube Videos Published: 12
- YouTube Impressions: 522.8K
- YouTube click-through rate: 4.6%
- Orders: $1,579.59
- Units Shipped: 41
- My Cost: $454.69
- Total Profit: $1124.90
- Hours worked: 25
- $44.99 / Hourly Wage
- Total Profit: $1530.60
- Total Hours worked: 170
- $9.00 / Hourly Wage
Overall, not a bad month! I hope this gives you some insight into what's required to start a side business. Luckily for us, we enjoy being forced to go out and do something interesting for our YouTube or blog so $9/hour isn't bad when you are having fun. It is also important to note that I work full-time so this is all additional income. Make sure to come back next month to watch our growth. Also, if you don't hear from us feel free to reach out and keep us accountable.
So I made $1,530.60 extra last month. How did you do in April?