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Time for another monthly recap and income report, where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag and offer a bit of transparency behind the blogging.
On to this month’s report…
We finally made it to another country, my 18th (we are slow travelers). From what we’ve seen so far in Ecuador, it’s an incredible country with so much to see and do.
We’ve been in the mountains and the jungle.
We drove up to 14,750 feet above sea level right below Cotopaxi (a massive volcano) and then we drove to the jungle where wild monkeys roamed.
We’ve had a few rough patches on this trip, from sickness to lost items, to when my travel debit card inexplicable broke. Things have been going wrong with a strange frequency, whereas almost nothing went wrong in Central America.
I guess it’s all part of the travel, the highs and lows, but it’s still not fun in the moment.
Most Popular Article of the Month
Surprisingly, my article about Zipolite, Mexico attracted a lot of visits last month, probably only because I mentioned the infamous nude beaches.
Most Popular Instagram Photo
This one was pretty easy. This shot of me standing among the towering wax palms while hiking through the Cocora Valley near Salento attracted far and away the most like of any post during May.
The place is just stunning, so I can see why it attracted lots of attention.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more photos of my adventures.
April 2017 Income Report
Each month I report on what I did well as well as what I could stand to improve on from a financial perspective, as well as a blogging strategy perspective.
What Went Well
I’ve managed to keep up the new articles at a breakneck pace, publishing three articles per week throughout the month.
Traffic in turn has been on a slight upswing.
I landed three high profile guest posts over the past month, including one for Nomadic Matt, one of the most popular travel bloggers on the internet.
Check out my other media mentions here.
TOTAL = $564.86
GOAL = $1,200 per month
47% of goal covered
May was pretty much right in line with April, only an ever so slight increase of 4%.
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