Monthly Income Report Roundup – Check Out How These Bloggers Make Thousands Each Month!

One of the top blog posts I look forward to each month from other bloggers is their income reports. However they earn a living, I am always extremely excited to read about their business. I love seeing how people are earning money, how much they’re making, what new things they’re trying, and more. Reading them…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: June 5, 2023

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One of the top blog posts I look forward to each month from other bloggers is their income reports. However they earn a living, I am always extremely excited to read about their business.

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 blogI 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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Below are several bloggers who share their income reports each month. If you are interested in starting your own blog, I have a tutorial that will help you start a blog of your own affordably, at only $3.49 per month for blog hosting. Plus, you will get a free blog domain through my link as well.


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. 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, 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.


Monthly Income Report Roundup - Check Out How These Bloggers Make Thousands Each Month!Cash Flow Diaries – $422.77

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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Hey! I’m Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and I am the founder of Making Sense of Cents. I’m passionate about all things personal finance, side hustles, making extra money, and online businesses. I have been featured in major publications such as Forbes, CNBC, Time, and Business Insider. Learn more here.

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  1. Hi, may I ask how could I be included in this income report? Lots of motivation here ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Do you publish income reports?

  2. Mrs. CTC

    I love to read how other people earn an income online. Just like you a few years ago, I just recently learned that this is a possibility at all.

    Thanks for posting this overview, I will most certainly check the reports out (from 600K to 4 cents, love it).

  3. These bloggers are truly inspiration to people like me not just in the money perspective but also in the contents that they publish week after week.

    Thank you for posting this information. This makes me and a lot of people feel like that we have a shot at earning money through blogging and, at the same time, putting into words our thoughts and experiences that people may find valuable in their everyday lives. (Hopefully, I made a correct assumption when saying “me and a lot of people”) ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m excited about this roundup! I haven’t heard of a lot of these bloggers, so I’ll be checking them for extra inspiration. Thanks!

  5. As a blogger, I am saving this post for future reference. Whenever I need inspiration and motivation, I love looking at income reports. Thanks for putting this together!

  6. Thanks for including me, Michelle!

  7. This is fantastic. A lot of my favorite bloggers all in one spot! I haven’t tried to do anything with online income (yet?!), but it’s really inspiring to read about all the possibility.

    1. Thanks! Have you thought about trying?

  8. Those income posts are always motivating.

  9. Thanks for putting this together Michelle and including me! It’s so inspiring to see other people earning money strategically and by doing what that love.

  10. Stefanie OConnell

    I love love LOVE this. I have yet to reach any kind of consistency in my blogging income. Some months are five figures and some months can be as low as three. I look forward to building more consistent income streams in 2016!

    1. Wish you the best of luck. You can do it!

  11. Katjleen

    Love this!! I’m a brand new blogger and it’s great to see people who are making an amazing income all the way to the ones just starting out. It gives me a lot of hope!!

  12. I love having all these reports in one spot! I am also super inspired to grow and learn from all the smart and amazing bloggers ahead of me. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Oh wow, this is AWESOME. Thanks for including me. I love how there are so many bloggers that do many different things to earn income. I don’t know any other job that allows you room to grow so much. Bookmarking this for sure so I can check out some bloggers I’m not as familiar with. Love it!

  14. I LOVE how you included the $0.04! It was really classy of you to include the bloggers who are just getting started or aren’t churning out the mega bucks like Pat Flynn or John Lee Dumas. I mean, those guys are killing it, though. But it also gives the rest of us encouragement as we start rolling in a few pennies while we get the hang of things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Monica@wellideclare

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for posting. There will be no netflix watching tonight in this house! I will be going through each blog and learning little lessons. As someone who is new to all of this, I can’t say enough about the wealth of information and encouragement that I find here! I was very proud of my two cents that I made in February. I am on track to possibly make $5.00 this month! I mean….How exciting! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. I completely agree with some of the other comments – I love how you’re sharing a variety of incomes. It’s also great to have them in a roundup like this. Super helpful. Thanks, Michelle!

  17. Anne Gannon

    Such an inspiration to see both large and small bloggies! Great post!

  18. Wow! So amazed to be included in this list.

    I have a long way to go in the blog income stakes but who cares, I’m loving the journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you Michelle!

    1. The journey is fun, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Vic @ Dad Is Cheap

    Thanks for sharing Michelle!

    I only blog part time as it’s hard for me to post consistently, especially when right now it because it’s more hobby than business potential at this point. I would love to be able to do a fraction of what all these bloggers do! This is inspiring. Thanks again!

  20. I really love to read income reports there are very inspiring and the last one it’s just amazing!!.. I’m a web developer I used to have my website as a portfolio but I moved to github page and I’m now blogging on my personal website. I just have two post by now and I already made some comission <3 …I'm going to post my income next month it wont be a good among of money despite I started blogging a couple days ago and that how we all started making $ense of cents.. =) Thanks

  21. Allie

    As always another great read Michelle! I am excited to check out these page. It is so inspiring to see people at different places in their blogging journey. Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Kayla @ Shoeaholicnomore

    Thanks so much for including me in your post Michelle! I’m so honored. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Awesome round up! I love reading income reports too, so I’ll have to check some of these out.

  24. That’s a great idea for a post! So many people do not understand, so I completely understand where you’re coming from.

  25. Justin

    I’m a regular reader but this is my first comment. I’m trying to build my blog up and his is so motivating for me to see bloggers who are still working their way up. I’m definitely going to spend some time on the smaller blogs. Thanks

  26. Half a million dollars? Oh my goodness! I didn’t even know about John Lee Dumas. Now I do!

    Once I launch my product I will start publishing income reports – may I reach out to you at that time to hopefully be included?

    If you’re ever in Florida with your RV – stop by, I’ll treat you to Starbucks ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great roundup, it was nice to see some of my friends in your list!

      1. Thank you so much!!

  27. I LOVE the $0.04 from Lloyd! That’s awesome!!! I remember those 4 cent days….and then 10 cents…..and then 50 cents……

    The best thing about blogging is that it’s cumulative! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Amy @ DebtGal

    Thanks for putting this together. It’s great to see the range of incomes and ways people earn them.

  29. PiiGirl

    Hi Michelle,

    I have just started blogging, but have had a niche site going for 5 months now. I started publishing monthly income reports once I hit $100.

    Thank you

    1. Hello!

      I’m not updating this current post but I’ll add you to the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. PiiGirl

        Thank you!

  30. I love reading blog income reports. It is what motivated me to get serious about mine. I pulled in over $10,700 in a month recently and I fully credit it to the things I learned from income reports. My latest income report is here –

  31. Michelle

    Hi Michelle! I love reading income reports. It’s what inspired me to turn my blog into a real business and start making money with it. Until I saw others doing the same, I had no idea it was even possible. So motivating. And, it’s inspired me to start sharing my income reports too!

    – Michelle

  32. This is super encouraging! This past month I made my first $59.77- my first pay from the blog after launching earlier this year. Hoping to remain consistent and put in the work to see that number grow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. This proves that bloggers can earn a full income just from blogging. Well done.

  34. Impressive reports, Why don’t you include yourself Michelle?

  35. I love seeing the huge numbers that some people publish as this shows what’s possible… even if not all of us will achieve that.

    What’s more exciting to me though are the smaller hitters who have carved out an income for themselves. This is no mean feat.

    Making a living (or a little on the side for that matter) from your own efforts is something to celebrate truly and I applaud ALL the bloggers on this list (and those not on it!) who are doing it for themselves!

  36. whoah! so cool.. and then there’s me over here, with my Los Angeles lifestyle + travel blog, just writing to write.

    I hope to join your income report list one day soon! I’d never heard of this before.