I love seeing how people are earning money, how much they're making, what new things they're trying, and more.
Reading them each month is very motivating.
As you know, every month I publish an online income report, which shows how I earn over $50,000 a month through my blog. I publish these for many reasons.
Before I started blogging, I knew nothing about side hustling and making money online. I didn’t think side hustles were worth the time, and I thought the only way to really increase your income was through your day job by raises and promotions. If it weren’t for others publishing their income reports each month, I don’t know if I would have ever attempted side hustling.
I want to help others see the positives in side hustling and how it can change your life. After all, it allowed me to pay off my student loans in just 7 months, quit my job, be my own boss, travel full-time and more. Now, I’m happier than ever!
I also like to publish my monthly income reports because it is a great way for me to reflect on the previous month, learn from any mistakes I may have made, and to see what areas I need to start working harder in.
I believe these reasons are why a lot of other bloggers choose to share their monthly earnings as well. It's a great motivator, and it shows that you can actually make money doing something you enjoy.
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Entrepreneur on Fire – $595,936
If you want to be blown away, you need to check out Entrepreneur on Fire. John Lee Dumas was even kind enough to share his expert tip in my roundup post 40+ Side Hustle Ideas and Tips From The Experts, which I recommend you check out.
EOFire earned a gross income of $595,936 in February of 2016. CRAZY, right?! That's just income for one month!
This consists of income from his podcasting services, sponsorships, book, affiliate marketing, and more.
Smart Passive Income – $176,649.93
SPI publishes one of my favorite income reports each month, and Pat is my role model. He makes a crazy amount of money. When I say crazy, I mean it. He makes over $100,000 each MONTH through his blog and the related services he provides.
In January of 2016, he earned $176,649.93.
Pat was laid off in 2008, and I think it was probably a good thing to happen to him. He was able to put more time towards his blog, and it all grew quickly from there. His blog is a must-read if you want to earn a living online or be your own boss.
Pinch of Yum – $70,000+
Pinch of Yum is a website I love. Lindsay posts income reports each month, but she mainly publishes food-related posts that always look extremely delicious.
This website (and her related services) earned her over $70,000 in January of 2016!
Just a Girl and Her Blog – $34,662
Abby runs a home decor blog, and she also helps others create online businesses. She earned $34,662 online in January of 2016, which is amazing!
Her income consists of affiliate marketing, advertising revenue, as well as income earned from products she has developed.
Matthew Woodward – $24,298.27
Matt is a blogger who provides a very detailed income report each month. One thing I love about his reports is that he makes a decent amount of money from several different affiliates.
Matt earned $24,298.27 in January of 2016.
Club Thrifty – $23,620.49
Holly is a good blogging friend of mine, and I enjoy reading her income reports each month. She left her day job a little before I did, and she gave me a lot of motivation towards leaving mine.
Holly and her husband run the blog Club Thrifty. They made $23,620.49 in December of 2015 through her online business. They earn a living through a mix of affiliate marketing, social media management, consulting, and freelance writing.
Horkey HandBook – $18,654
Gina at Horkey HandBook publishes income reports that are very inspiring. She earns her income from a mix of writing, virtual assistant work, course sales, coaching, and more.
In February of 2016, she earned a gross income of $18,654!
I recently interviewed Gina about her success, and I recommend you check it out – Make Money Online As A Freelance Writer Or Virtual Assistant.
The Busy Budgeter – $9,362.64
Rosemarie runs the blog The Busy Budgeter. She earned $9,362 in blogging income, which consists of income from advertising networks, affiliate marketing, advertising, and coaching.
She receives a ton of pageviews from Pinterest, and I'm extremely jealous 🙂
What Mommy Does – $7,495
Lena used to be a CPA, and now she runs this fun blog as a stay-at-home mom.
She made $7,495 from her blog in October of 2015 from a mix of advertising networks, affiliate marketing, and sponsored content.
She recently released an ebook titled How I Went From 17,000 to over 350,000 Monthly Page Views in 9 Months, which I highly recommend. I bought it myself and have learned many great tips.
Careful Cents – $6,700
Carrie runs the blog Careful Cents. It's a blog I highly recommend if you are self-employed, as she shares many helpful tips in each of her blog posts.
Even though 2015 was a good year for Carrie, she decided to move her blog to more of a side business project and has decided to take on more freelance writing work, as that's where her heart is.
In the last quarter of 2015, she earned an average of $6,700 per month.
Money Manifesto – $6,675
Lance runs this personal finance blog and just recently made the switch to full-time self-employment! He's been a good blogging friend of mine for years. Some days I probably talk his ear off, but for some reason he still listens… 🙂
In February of 2016, Lance earned $6,675 online, and his goal is to make at least $10,000 per month from his blog. His online income consists of advertising, affiliate marketing, and freelance writing.
Shoeaholic No More – $5,723
Kayla runs this blog, and she is also a very popular freelancer. I've heard so many people positively talk about her virtual assistant and blog management services!
In February of 2016, she earned $5,723.68 with her online business. This income consists of her virtual assistant and blog management services, writing, advertising on her websites, and more.
Tabitha Philen – $4,685.31
Tabitha runs both Meet Penny and Inspired Bloggers Network. She also runs a huge Facebook group that helps bloggers share their knowledge and grow.
In February of 2016, Tabitha earned $4,685.31 in online income, which consists of income from Inspired Bloggers University, affiliate marketing, advertising, and more. She earned $9,290.87 the previous month, which shows you how much blogging income can vary from month to month.
Make Money Your Way – $4,550
I've been reading Pauline's blog for years and always enjoy reading her income reports.
Pauline has multiple blogs and earned $4,550 in January of 2016 from them altogether.
She also donates 10% of her income towards an education project in her village, which is pretty amazing!
Believe in a Budget – $3,640
Kristin runs the website Believe in a Budget, and she is a full-time freelancer.
You can see her income go from $61.83 in March of 2015 to $4,238.99 in December of 2015, which is awesome! She's only been blogging since the end of 2014, so that's pretty great.
In January of 2016, she earned $3,640 from her online business, which consists of freelancing, advertising, her ebook, and more.
Creative Savings Blog – $3,498.19
Kalyn is an awesome blogger with Pinterest images that I'm always drooling over, haha!
She earns her blogging income through a mix of advertising networks, affiliate programs, freelance work, and more.
In January of 2016, she earned $3,498.19, which is a huge improvement over the $308.45 she earned in August of 2013.
My Debt Epiphany – $2,703.36
Choncé runs the personal finance blog My Debt Epiphany. She has a day job, she freelances online, manages a blog, and is a mother. WHEW, that made me tired just typing all of that!
In January of 2016, she earned $2,703 online, which is great! The majority of her income comes from freelance writing, but she is working to improve her blogging income.
Our Small Hours – $2668.78
Allison runs Our Small Hours and enjoys helping parents make every hour count. She shares time and money saving solutions, which are extremely helpful.
In January of 2016, she earned $2668.78 online. This consists of income from advertising, affiliate marketing, and consulting.
Embracing Simple – $2,400
Christina's blog is all about helping others live well and making life more enjoyable. I LOVE all of her blog posts and recommend you check them out.
Christina earned $2,415 from her blog in January of 2015, which consists of income from affiliate programs and advertising.
Six Figures Under – $2,100
Stephanie runs a blog about her frugal journey to pay off six figures of law school debt in three years.
Her family's total net income for February was $16,894, which include blogging income of $2,100. She is a lawyer by day and a blogger at night 🙂
PeerFinance101 – $2,000+
Joseph has two blogs and was able to earn over $2,000 from them altogether in January of 2016.
$1,137 was the biggest chunk of that, with that being income from affiliate marketing.
His second largest source of blogging income is from the SIX books he's written. Isn't that amazing?
Smart Money, Simple Life – $670
This blog provides “frugal living tips for a life of simplicity and financial self reliance.” Diane has awesome Pinterest images that are super catchy and nice looking.
Her blog earned her $670 in February of 2016. Diane makes her money mainly from Google Adsense and affiliate income.
January of 2016 marked this blogger’s 8th month of blogging.
Alexander was able to earn $422.77 in one month from a mix of Google Adsense, affiliate income, and mentoring others on rental properties (he has SIX investment properties not included in the $422 figure!).
The Extra Income Project – $0.04
Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Lloyd runs this new blog and January of 2016 marked his first real month blogging.
He made 4 cents, and the positivity in his first income report is a joy to read. I have a feeling his blog will be quite popular in the future!
Do you enjoy reading income reports? Why or why not? Do you find them motivating like I do?
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