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January Review: Income Report & Stats

If you’ve been following Busylazymum.co.uk you’ll know that I used to do an income report and life got a little hectic and the reports stopped. I’ve decided that I will do a monthly review instead of an income report. Each month I will list the posts written that month and include my best bits, an income review and blogging statistics.

January Review

It’s been a quite month for blogging, I have only written 5 posts but I think they’ve been good quality posts.

My most viewed post from January was my VR Here review with 198 views.

Blogging Statistics

Total Visitors 14,216

Total Visits 43,284

Social Statistics

Facebook 164

Instagram 150

Pinterest  30

Twitter  150

Income Report

*The following income is what has been earned this month, due to payment dates some haven’t been paid as of yet. Also some of this income will have tax deducted via PAYE.*

This month through mystery shopping I have had lots of free (after reimbursement) food shopping, a couple of hot drinks and a hair cut.

Mystery Shopping £89

Mystery Shopping Reimbursements £61

Sponsored Post £60

Total Income £149

I have not included the reimbursements in the total as this is money that I needed to spend in order to do the assignment therefore it isn’t a boost to my income. Speculating to accumulate.

Christmas Open Weekend at Inspirations Wholesale.

Inspirations wholesale Christmas BusyLazyMum

I heard of Inspirations Wholesale in Bromborough a long time ago and unfortunately never got round to popping in. When I found out about their Christmas open weekend via Facebook I knew this would be the perfect opportunity for me to pop in and have a nosey and I am so glad I did!I wasn’t quite sure where Inspirations was but found it relatively easily. I was shocked by the sheer size of the building! I wasn’t expecting a little shop but was expecting something less than half the size, it was huge!! We went in and they were offering drinks and cake for a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support which I thought was a brilliant idea!I love Christmas and love to make it special for our boys. I like to have themes when we decorate for Christmas and recent years have been quite bland. So I have been in search of some inspiration to make our first Christmas in our own home that extra bit special. Inspirations Wholesale have so many stunning themes I am stuck for choice!Inspirations wholesale Christmas BusyLazyMum

We went in and the boys were so excited to see all the trees and the colours. There was a wreath making display which Tristan watched eagerly and asked if we could make one. I promised to do one nearer Christmas so watch this space – I’m not very artistic so it might turn into an epic fail but it’s worth a try, and thanks to Inspirations we have an idea of where to start.

We wondered around the colourful displays and came to their Facebook frame competition, which there was a short queue for. The boys got involved and used the Christmassy props provided. Good luck to everyone that entered! The prize is a £50 gift voucher to spend in store. I love the elf hat Lewis is wearing its £9.99 + VAT and you can buy it here.

We then went for a wonder along the aisles where the non display items were and the boys started to get a bit bored. So we only had a short wonder and then left. I thought these elf signs were great and will 100% be adding one to our decorations this year. Which one though? Decisions Decision! You can buy them for £3.75+VAT here

The boys both loved the elf trees. Although Tristan said he loved the upside down tree too.  As the elf comes to stay with us throughout December we will probably be buying most of this range in the near future.

It’s safe to say that when it’s a bit closer to Christmas and my ‘Christmas is ages away’ Scrooge husband has found his Christmas spirit we will be returning and I shudder to think how much we will spend – not because it’s expensive because everything I saw was very reasonably priced, but because I will want to buy it all!

You can view some of Inspirations Wholesale stock on their website here and follow them on Facebook here.

 

 

 

Blog Goals for Quarter 1 of 2017

I think that having public goals will hold me accountable to you my readers and motivate me into achieving them. As busylazymum.co.uk is a new blog and not yet officially launched I will break my first year into quarters to ensure they are realistic.

My blog goals for Quatre 1.

1. Officially Launch.

2. Set up social media pages and get 50 likes, followers and pins.

3. Earn £50 per month from my blog.

4. Post regularly (at least 3 times per week)

5. Post 5 reviews per month.

They may seem simple and probably are but I don’t want to start with unrealistic goals, when I’m not 100% sure what to expect.