Blog Budget for 2017!
January is almost here again and it’ll be time to do our taxes again and all that good stuff. So I’m thinking how much have I earned last year. We need to think now about how we are going to make sure we can cover all costs of our blog and still earn some extra money as a profit/income. I think a lot of us are not spending enough time budgeting our costs. It really is important to budget everything in so you know where you’re at!
I have always had a web site or thirty! Yes, thirty I actually used to own over 150 domains. I was and still am a web host and I would create sites and sell them. That died down a lot. I always had a site that was similar to a blog, but it was all hand written HTML by me. When I found the WordPress script which comes free with most cPanel hosting. So that’s a bonus!
We all also wish we could get more stuff for our blogs, like designs, logos, buttons, etc. free, but it’s just not logical. You do have to put out a little to make your blog what you want it. For me I can design, create images and layout sites. I do not have to pay for that. I do however pay for a server monthly, so I can offer hosting and host over 30 of my own sites.
Spending that’s required for the year $184
Domain name – Mom’s Domains has domains at a pretty good price!
Hosting – Approximately $80 – $100 a year depending on where you go. I have hosting and it’s pretty good priced and you have me for your help.
Themes – $60 approximately There are a lot of WordPress themes out there, but I recommend Genesis Framework that comes with a sample theme
Logo & Button – $5 – $15 for these depending on where you go. You can use Fiverr to get your creations for a really reasonable price of $5!
Other optional blog spending per year $60
Backup and Restore options – $10 – $50 a month this one really varies
Domain Privacy – Mom’s Domains prices is pretty good!
Plus there is the cost of your computer, internet service and in some cases business licenses.
Take time to look for the best quality web hosting companies. A lot of the time they offer good prices on first year. You can make friends with a blog designer maybe you could get a better deal on a design or work out a deal to pretty your site up in lieu of ad space. And do not forget about sites like Fiverr!
What will your blog expenses be for your blog this upcoming year?