How I Made $120,104.93 In May Working From Home

Welcome to May 2017’s business income report where I show you how I made money online last month. It’s time to look at this month’s update and see how I did. If you’re new to Making Sense of Cents, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my income report each month. You can simply skip to the next section…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: January 1, 2023

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Welcome to May 2017’s business income report where I show you how I made money online last month. It’s time to look at this month’s update and see how I did.

Here's how Michelle made over $120,000 online, all while working from home and traveling! She shares her blogging tips in this monthly income report.If you’re new to Making Sense of Cents, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my income report each month. You can simply skip to the next section if you’re not new here.

This all started out as my extra income report because in the beginning, it was all about the money I was earning from my side jobs. In my side income reports from the beginning, I included all of the income I made except for what I made at my day job.

However, I left my day job as a financial analyst in October of 2013 and now my monthly income reports consist of the many ways I earn a living.

Many have asked why I would ever want to publicly post my income each month. Some think I’m crazy, whereas some are glad I’m open about what I’m doing. Whatever you think, I enjoy publishing my monthly online income reports and I share them publicly for three main reasons:

  1. Before I started blogging, I knew nothing about side hustling and making money online. I didn’t think side jobs were worth the effort and I thought the only way to significantly increase your income was through raises at your full-time job. If it weren’t for others publishing their monthly income reports, I don’t know if I would have ever tried side hustling. I want to help show others the positives in side hustling and how it can change a person’s life. There are many different ways to make money online, and I like to share my story each month to help motivate others to improve their financial situation by making more money.
  2. Secondly, I like to publish my income reports because it’s a way for me to look back, learn from my mistakes and actually see what areas need improvement. I use my monthly income reports as a way to track how I’ve done and I treat it sort of like a journal.
  3. Lastly, I like to show others that making side money is possible and that there are many legitimate ways to make money from your home. If you are looking for information on the many ways to make money online, I published the article Monthly Income Report Roundup that showcases many successful bloggers who are kind enough to share their income with the public each month.

I know I say this every month, but it’s the truth. Life is great now that I’m my own boss and a full-time blogger. I look forward to each and every day and it’s a wonderful feeling. I truly love waking up every single morning.

Above are just a few of the reasons for why I enjoy publishing my monthly income reports. I like to show others that you don’t have to hate your job and hate your life. You can make changes to your life and make money in a way that allows you to truly enjoy the life you are living. I’m not saying that you have to LOVE your job, I’m just saying that your job should, at least, allow you to do what you like to do outside of work (whether that be spending time with loved ones, painting, hiking, etc.).


How was business income in May of 2017?

I earned $120,104.93 blogging and online in May of 2017, before expenses.

June will be an interesting month for the business. I am going on a 2-week long sailing trip (yes, living on a sailboat and sailing to numerous islands), and I will also be spending a few days both at the beginning and at the end of the sailing trip in the Caribbean at two different hotels. I don’t plan on working while on the sailing trip, so that means for over half the month of June I won’t be working. This will be my longest trip without working, because I usually have access to internet 24/7. However, I want things to be different this time and try to take a real vacation.

Thankfully, my business has been running pretty smoothly on its own lately with minimal work from me. However, this will be a good test to see what it’s like to not work for an extended period of time, as well as to see how the business runs without me checking in on it all the time, haha!

As many of you know, one of the big things I’ve been working on lately is managing a better work-life balance.

And, I am doing MUCH better lately. In fact, in the month of May, after writing articles for Making Sense of Cents, I found myself only working a few hours each day. This has been true for the past few months, and it has felt great!

I will say that it’s been an odd feeling finally having a work-life balance more under control. I feel like I’m forgetting things and thinking that I must be doing something with my time that I must not be realizing.

However, this is just a better work-life balance. I’m no longer wasting time and I’m much more efficient. And, I’ll be going over this in a blog post in the next month.

Anyway, to get back to my monthly income…

This makes May my fifth consecutive month with income over $100,000. I never thought that I would ever earn over $100,000 a month, especially with a blogging business, and it’s crazy to think about how I earned over $120,000 last month alone.

While my income levels are high, I do want everyone to remember that I started at $0 a month and have grown my income to where it’s at now through a lot of hard work.

Before you think that $100 or even $1,000 is out of your league, you should remember that it is not!

I, myself, used to think that it would be great to one day earn $1,000 online and through my blog. I looked up to many bloggers who were earning over $10,000 a month, and I thought that was impossible.

Now, I’m here to show everyone that it is possible! Through hard work and dedication, you never know where life may lead you.

This great business income month, despite minimal hours worked, was due to a few different things that I’ve been working on lately:

  • I’m focusing on diversifying my income. In 2016, I finally created my first for-sale product, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. This helped me to diversify my business and try a new form of income. Now, my business income primarily consists of affiliate marketing, a product, sponsorships, and advertising, which is a mix that I’m very happy with. Also, I’m making a better effort at diversifying my affiliate income as well, so that I earn a larger share of income from different companies.
  • I’m focusing on my email list. I didn’t start taking my email list seriously until around April of 2016 when I switched to Convertkit. Convertkit makes sending an effective and efficient newsletter so much easier and better. I never really understood email marketing before, but ConvertKit makes it so easy and now I feel like I’m an expert! I now have over 50,000 email subscribers. One of my biggest blogging mistakes was waiting years to start my email list. If you don’t have one yet, you should start ASAP!
  • I’m spending more time on Facebook. I started 2016 with just around 6,500 Facebook followers and ended the year with 38,000. At the end of May of 2017, I was already at 68,000. I owe a lot of that to the ebook Facebook Strategies Worth Sharing. Growing my Facebook page has allowed me to reach new readers, improve my blogging income, grow my email list, and more.

As you can see, May was another great month. It was great on all fronts – blogging, course-wise, life, and everything else.

I’m very excited for the year. I know it will be another great year! The business is doing well and I’m very happy with it. I’ve been catching myself saying “Life is really good” a LOT. And, I truly mean it. Life is really good!

My business is growing, income is increasing, I have tons of amazing ideas for 2017, and I am very excited about everything. I really love my business and I don’t know where I would be without it.

My Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course is still doing very well and I had many new students join the course last month. I think a lot of this has to do with all of the amazing reviews that I’m hearing about my course such as:

“Since taking Michelle’s course 5 months ago, my page view average has been 36,715 but my affiliate marketing income has grown from an average of $272.94 per month to $4,400.19 per month. That’s more than 1,500% growth! Within just 5 quick months, I’ve made more than $21,000 directly from the affiliate marketing tips in this course…. I made more than $10,000 in just March 2017 alone! Low page views is not an excuse for low affiliate marketing income. You don’t have to struggle to earn a few dollars a month. Invest in yourself & get educated to start building your business right away. Let Michelle show you how an expert does it!” – Saira Perl, Blogger, MomResource

And these as well:

  • One blogger went from $0 in Amazon affiliate income to over $1,500 after taking the course.
  • One blogger went from $87 a month in affiliate income before taking the course, to over $1,700 a month after!
  • One blogger received their first affiliate sale just two days after taking the course (and they were a brand new blogger too!).
  • Another blogger doubled their monthly affiliate income from $2,500 to $5,000.

Plus, I’ve heard and read many other great reviews about my course.

If you’re a blogger, I recommend checking out my blogging course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I share my exact strategy and tips in this very informative online course. If you’re a blogger, then you need to check out this course.

If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I created a tutorial that will help you start a blog of your own for cheap, starting at only $2.75 per month (this low price is only through my link) for blog hosting. In addition to the low pricing, you will receive a free website domain (a $15 value) through my Bluehost link if you purchase, at least, 12 months of blog hosting. FYI, if you are asking yourself “can you make money blogging?” – my top tip is to be self-hosted. This is essential if you want to monetize your blog as you will appear more professional and this will help you monetize your blog tremendously. My blogging income did not take off until after I switched to self-hosted WordPress.


This chart only goes back to January of 2016. You can find all of my income reports here.

Breakout of May 2017 income – $120,104.93

In May of 2017, I earned $120,104.93 from my blog. Below is how my income breaks apart in the different blogging income categories:

Total: $120,104.93

The income amount above is for the month of May and before any fees or expenses (some fees and expenses that lower the amount above total around $4,100 (rounded up), which include virtual assistants, Teachable course platform fee, technical assistance, newsletter expenses, PayPal fees, Stripe fees, etc., however, this does not include taxes) being taken out. I also had expenses for the affiliates promoting my course, which totaled $11,834.45. After expenses and fees, I made approximately $104,170.48

Please keep in mind that I work for myself when you read my monthly income report. This means I have to cover taxes (which are over 30%), health insurance, and all other benefits/expenses that an employer may provide.

Check out The Ultimate Guide To Making Money Blogging for all of the different ways you can make money through a blog.

Below are some of my other monthly online income reports. I publish an online income update every month but only included some of them below as it would be a very long list. If you head on over to my income page you can find all of my monthly income reports from the past few years.


Comparisons and 2017 business income total:

  • Total income in May of 2017: $120,104
  • Total income in April of 2017: $131,448
  • Difference from the previous month: -$11,344
  • Total in 2017: $681,852


Blog news 

Making Sense of Cents is doing very well and I’m happy with how everything is going. The summer months tend to be a slow time for blogs so it is expected for income and traffic to dip as well.

I spent most of the time in May working on future plans for Making Sense of Cents, which I’m excited to see happen.

I also had a coaching call with Ruth Soukup from Livingwellspendingless so that I could learn more about how she runs her successful 25+ employee business. I did this so that I could see how someone was running a blog completely opposite from my methods. Ruth has a huge team, which is completely different from Making Sense of Cents. I made many notes and it led to a lot of things for me to think about.

Overall, traffic for the month was around 415,000 page views.

Below are several blog-related updates:

  • I finally started a community group for Making Sense of Cents. This is a Facebook group in which you can seek advice from other readers on all sorts of topics such as finance, blogging, travel, running a business, and so on. There are already over 5,000 members!
  • I created a new series on my blog where I interview extraordinary people who are doing interesting things in life. First, I interviewed JP, who retired at the age of 28 with a net worth over $2,000,000. In May, How This Couple Bought an $11,500 RV, Traveled To All 50 States, and Built A Thriving Business went live. Other interviews I already have in the works include a landlord under the age of 30 with 8 rentals, a full-time sailing couple, and more. I’m extremely excited about this new interview series! If there’s anyone you would like me to interview, please leave a comment and let me know.
  • I released my How To Start A Blog FREE Course. If you’ve been wanting to start a blog, then check this out. I created this email course for those who are interested in starting a blog, but haven’t done so yet. The course is free, and over 20,000 people have already signed up just in the past few months. Thank you to everyone who has sent me kind emails about how great the course is. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!
  • Due to how well my first free course went, I also created the free Master Your Money email course. It’s full of great money management lessons and financial worksheets (such as a free budget template), and I’m loving the positive response from this email course as well.
  • I have plans for my third free email course and I will most likely put that together sometime in the next month or two.

Just a quick note before we continue. I recently created a time-saving cheat sheet that can help you increase your affiliate income. Sign up below!

Popular new posts on Making Sense of Cents last month:


Featured Question: How can I start my own blog?

I feature one question from a reader in each monthly income report. Please leave a comment below if you have a question that you would like me to answer. 

I started my blog in August of 2011, and it’s something that has completely changed my life.

Back then, I never thought about making money blogging. I don’t think I even looked into how to make money with a blog back then, as it was never my goal. I certainly never thought blogging would drastically change my future, but I’m so glad I gave it a shot.

Blogging has allowed us to leave our day jobs, travel full-time, see family and friends more, meet great people, and have one great life.

Although I publish income reports and have a free blogging course, I am still often asked how a person can start their own blog. My number one tip would be to sign up for my free blogging course. This will go over the exact things you need to do.

Starting a new blog is a lot of fun. However, you may have many questions about what to do next so that you can make money blogging, attract readers, and have a great blog.

I never had an official blog launch, but it probably would have helped things go a little more smoothly in the beginning!

Here are my quick tips for starting a blog of your own:

  1. Pick a topic you enjoy. Blogging can easily get tiring if you don’t enjoy what you’re writing about. Due to this, I always recommend blogging about a topic that you enjoy. Luckily, you can write about whatever you want: Food/cooking/baking, family, lifestyle (your life), travel, finance, photography, humor, and more. I recommend thinking of a topic, and then making a list of 10-20 blog post topics to see if it’s a topic that you’d enjoy having a whole blog about.
  2. Start a self-hosted blog. If you want to start a blog the correct way, you must be self-hosted. This can help you grow a following, improve your traffic, make money, attract advertisers, and more. If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I also have a tutorial that will help you start a blog of your own for cheap, starting at only $2.75 per month for blog hosting. In addition to the low pricing, you will receive a free website domain (a $15 value).
  3. Produce high-quality content. If you don’t want to read your blog posts, I doubt anyone else does! Luckily, this isn’t as hard as it sounds. This is one big reason why I recommend writing about a subject that you enjoy. This way, you can pour passion into your writing and it’s much more enjoyable.
  4. Have blog posts already published. I recommend having at least a few blog posts already published on your blog so that new readers can have a sense of what your blog will be like. This way, they may be more likely to subscribe and click around. However, having a ton of blog posts most likely is not needed because in the beginning you probably won’t have a ton of viewers right away.
  5. Have blog posts scheduled. As a new blogger, you may feel overwhelmed in the beginning. This is a normal feeling. Having blog posts ready and scheduled for future dates can take a lot of the stress off.
  6. Create social media accounts. There are many social media outlets that exist. I recommend looking into creating an account for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and more. While that may seem like a lot, you can automate a lot of it.
  7. Have an About page. New readers will want to know more about you and who the writer is.
  8. Network with other bloggers. Many new bloggers see other bloggers as competition. You should not feel that way! Instead, make friends with other bloggers, attend conferences, help other bloggers if you can, interact on social media, and more.
  9. Publish a blog post at least once per week. If you disappear for 6 months at a time, readers may forget about you. You should publish a blog post regularly, and this amount varies from blog to blog. The key here is to make it regular and consistent.
  10. Guest post on other blogs. This can help get your name out there, bring new readers to your blog, meet other bloggers, and more.

As you can tell, there are many things you can do in order to launch your blog successfully. The best thing you can do, though, is to have fun! I still get excited about blogging each and every day, and it’s a great feeling.

Past featured questions:


My plans for my blog and my business.

Plans and goals can help you run a successful business. I believe that working towards a goal can help keep a person motivated too.

Below are some of the areas I am currently working on:

  • Earn $1,000,000 from my business in 2017. This is a new goal for 2017. Many of you have asked why I didn’t increase my goal to $2,000,000 for 2017 since I was so close to $1,000,000 in 2016 already. Well, the main reason for that is because my overall goal for the year is to have a better work-life balance, and, instead, earn more passive income from my blogging business.
  • Have a better work-life balance. This is my main goal for 2017 as quickly mentioned above.  This is an area that I have been doing much better with. While I have quite a nice work-life balance compared to just a few months ago, I would like to be able to take a break from my blog without constantly checking my phone or laptop. Even just a day would be nice! I love my business, so that makes it hard for me to step away from it, even for just a few hours.
  • Get at least three months ahead on Making Sense of Cents posts. I am currently 2 months ahead in content. I would like to be at least 3 months ahead in content. Being ahead in content makes life much more enjoyable because I can focus on other things knowing that the majority of my writing work is already done. We plan on visiting many new places this spring and summer, and we have a 2-week sailing trip coming up, so I am trying to get as far ahead as I can in preparation for no internet (or really bad internet service).
  • Grow Making Sense of Cents to 1,000,000 monthly page views. I would love to help more readers, see even more engagement, have higher traffic, and so on. I love my blog and I would love to see it grow! I’m hoping to see at least 1,000,000 monthly page views by the end of 2017.
  • Start doing more live interviews, such as podcasts and webinars. I’m not as shy as I used to be, but living in an RV and not always having internet or a reliable schedule makes podcasts and webinars are a little more difficult. I hope to find a way around that (perhaps planning out a better schedule?) and dedicate more time to this area.
  • Create one more product to sell. In 2016, I created Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, and that has completely changed my life and my business. I would like to think about and create another product to sell in 2017 so that I can continue to diversify my income.
  • Promote the blog and business better. I am doing much better at promoting my blog and content, and I’m noticing an improvement. I started focusing more on improving my traffic from Facebook, and I’ve been very pleased with the results. I used to only see around 100 visits a day from Facebook, but for the past few months, I have been seeing around 2,000+ visits a day from Facebook.
  • Continue learning and improving. I am not currently working on any ebooks or courses. What are some good ones right now that you’re taking?


Affiliate income results.

In May of 2017, I earned $56,918.93 in affiliate income, as outlined earlier in this blog income report.

May was a great month for affiliate income and I didn’t spend more than one hour on my affiliate marketing strategies for the whole month. Instead, it was nearly 100% passive affiliate income (which is my favorite form of affiliate income) and reliant on old content here on Making Sense of Cents.

I didn’t publish a single affiliate-related blog post in May, so it just goes to show how passive affiliate income can be!

I’m a very big fan of affiliate income, of course. It’s something that I enjoy due to how passive it can be. It makes full-time traveling much more enjoyable when I know I can bring in an income while having fun seeing new areas.

As I always say, blogging income is not dependent on page views. Even brand new bloggers can make money through affiliate marketing. If you know the correct way to promote a product, you can succeed at affiliate marketing. This is one of the main things I teach in my Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course.

My affiliate marketing course went live in July of 2016. I’ve already had over 2,500 people purchase the course, and I’d love to have you as a student as well!

In the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, there are 6 modules, over 30 lessons, several worksheets, bonuses, an extremely helpful and exclusive Facebook group, and more. I go through everything that you need to know about affiliate marketing, such as:

  • A quick introduction to affiliate marketing and how it works
  • The benefits of affiliate marketing
  • The exact steps I’ve taken to earn over $500,000 from a single blog post
  • How to correctly pick affiliate products to promote
  • The steps to increase your conversion rate
  • 80+ Affiliate program ideas for different niches
  • How to build trust with your readers (this is a MUST!)
  • The required disclosures you need to know about
  • The major tool you need for affiliate marketing
  • The many different strategies to promote your affiliate links

My course is anything and everything about affiliate marketing. This course is perfect for you whether you are a new blogger or if you’ve been blogging for years, no matter what topic your blog is about, what country you live in, and so on.

I wrote this course so that it would benefit everyone, and there is so much to learn from it.

How was May for you? Are you interested in earning blogging income?

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Author: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

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. Zascha

    You really are my financial hero, Michelle 😀
    I’m so impressed with your hard work every month.

  2. Another banner month! Well done, Michelle. You continue to inspire me 🙂

  3. Ryan &I Just Another Dollar

    Another month of awesome results! I think it’s great to hear that despite focusing on work-life balance the site contributes to work for you; that’s the real dream! We’re really focusing on shifting gears with our site in June; more frequent and consistent content, starting with Pinterest and Facebook, and learning more about tools we can use and recommend to others along the way. Thank you for laying out your roadmap in such great detail!

    1. Pinterest and Facebook are great sources of traffic!

  4. Sveny

    Great work. I read your blog since 2 months now and it’s very interesting to see how you do work with affiliate marketing. So I hope to see more articles about that topic… 🙂

  5. Mr. and Mrs. Money Sloths

    Love the posts, Michelle. Keep up the good work! We just discovered your blog recently and we enjoy your content. #dogownersaswell

  6. Grant @ Life Prep Couple

    Well that is beyond impressive. Thanks for posting this.

    I’m new here but I’m excited to click around and learn how to get my blog growing.

  7. You are awesome!!! My blog is finally making $2000-$4000/month and I honestly thought that would NEVER happen, lol. You are right that we all start from zero and with a lot of hard work, anyone can make a living out of this! So crazy!

    Thanks for sharing your income report!! Hope you have a wonderful time on your sailing trip!!

  8. I’m wondering if you are continuing to post while on vacation this month? I know you are two months ahead on content, but do you have someone looking after the biz/blog while you don’t have internet access? It’ll be interesting to see your next income report! Congrats for a superb month!

    1. Yes, I still have blog posts scheduled. Posting consistently is a MUST for blogs 🙂

  9. Heather

    Impressive! On average, about how many hours do you dedicate to all business-related activities? Is this more or less than when you first quit your traditional job?

    1. It’s a lot less now 🙂

      1. Heather

        You talk about struggling with work/life balance. On average how many hours are you working at this every week?

  10. Jax

    Good for you for taking a work free vacation! You deserve it!

    I would love to hear your tips for working more efficiently and how you’re achieving a better work/life balance.

  11. Brianna Nash @

    I started my blog back in August of last year and then slacked off in October and never picked it back up. Each month I get your email for the “how I made xx this month” it’s a kick in the rear to pick it back up, but I fear I don’t know enough every time I try to get my blog going again.

    I’m going to try though. I need to go back through your course also so I can kick in affiliate income. In this post though, you mentioned an affiliate strategy, do you go over that in your course? I don’t remember it. If not, would you be open to sharing it? 🙂

    Thanks so much for all you do!

    1. There are always things to learn 🙂

      My whole course is about my affiliate marketing strategy. Is that what you’re asking?

  12. We LOVE reading your income report each month. It’s amazing what hard work and determination can get you in life, congrats!

  13. Nayeli

    Thank you for sharing Michelle! Best of luck on your sailing trip! (Enjoy a well deserved vacation) 🙂

    1. Thank you! I’m so excited for it!

  14. Scrivs


    Another month, another set of congratulations. What I love about your income reports is that it shows you don’t have to have all of the pieces together at once.

    So many bloggers tend to worry about making sure they know absolutely everything under the sun before they get started.

    In contrast, you just went and got started and evolved from sponsored posts/advertising to affiliate marketing to course creation.

    It definitely seems like a natural progression of things. I hope the lesson that people can take from this is that sure you should know some things before you start blogging but at the end of the day, the most important thing is to just start blogging.

    With regards to your course, I see that you’ve done an excellent job of getting your affiliates to write about it. I see reviews everywhere! Would you say the majority of course revenue comes from them or is it still from your own blog posts and emails?

  15. Michelle, you’re crushing it!

    While our monthly income is only at 0.0006% of your month of May. Yup, I calculated it lol. We’re stoked to follow your journey and take those lessons learned.

    Love following your success!

  16. Ahh Michelle, once again you are just my blogger goals!

    I love seeing how you’ve gone from a newbie blogger in 2012 psyched to earn a few hundred dollars, to absolutely dominating this niche.

    Congratulations on a wonderful month – and here’s hoping June allows you to take some well-deserved time off without any hitches!

  17. I think the best part in reading about your journey is how your blog is enabling you to live a different kind of life.Most of us never get off the daily grind- but you continue to inspire me to work all these hours after my full time job in the thought that this too may one day be possible for me. It’s great that you can now step back a little and enjoy these awesome experiences like sailing. Hope you have a great time and your dogs don’t miss you too much!

  18. Enjoy your vacation Michelle! The sailing trip sounds like fun 🙂

  19. Savvy

    Thank you for showing everyone that it is possible to started at $0 a month and actually grown your income to where it’s at now. As you said – a blogging side job and be made into a full-time job through a lot of hard work.

  20. Hi Michelle,

    This is so great that you are earning good money from working from home. It’s an inspiration to all the work at home moms to do their best on their ends.

  21. I wonder if you could go into more detail in the future about “Sponsorships and advertising- $18,775.00.” Sounds like a decent chunk of your income.

    Enjoy your sailing trip!

  22. Hi MIchelle,

    I just have to say I’m really glad there’s real people like you who are natural and humble bloggers at heart. The one thing I really like about you is you never ask anyone to buy anything and always speak from experience. You don’t have sales landing pages and any “add to cart” or “Buy with PayPal” buttons. You just talk about real life things and keep people empowered. I value you as a blogger for that.

    You inspire me more because you’re just your natural self. I respect that you believed in yourself so much that you quit your job. That’s really a leap of faith and an outward demonstration of leadership. And you don’t talk about yourself all the time “though it’s okay to because I like it,” you focus on helping others achieve what you achieved. To be an unselfish blogger shows compassion towards others.

    And yes Michelle, I too have made mistakes as an affiliate marketer and content creators. Today, I strive wholeheartedly to build and sustain positive relationships with other bloggers and my target audience in longevity. I put people before profits. So once again Michelle, thanks again for just being you and hope to possibly interview you in the near future about your blogging humble beginnings to greatness. 🙂

  23. Absolutely phenomenal! Thanks for sharing your blog income – it’s truly inspiring!

  24. Simba

    Great update Michelle. Very inspiring. Building an email list is definitely important. I will work on that for my blog too.

  25. Young and Finance

    Very impressive. Keep up the great work!!!

  26. Abdullah prem

    Every month I won’t miss to read your income report. I don’t know how to express what happens but somehow i feel good while i am reading your report. I am also a full time blogger but I never publish any reports because I earn very very low… Like three digits..

  27. Congratulations on another killer month!

  28. Shivam Verma

    Its amazing to see that you are earning huge amount of money from passion that went online. Your success is huge source of inspiration to me. I hope one day i will reach those figures. Till then you will be the best. Ha Joking. Thanks for sharing the post.

  29. Finances with Purpose

    Enjoy the sailing trip! It’s fantastic that you’re finding balance. Us type-A folks have a hard time unplugging and stepping away…especially when you’re so successful in what you do! I know I struggle with it, and have had to make it a discipline to take those necessary rest times. (All the more so now that I’m married!) Here’s hoping you find and maintain the balance you seek.

    And kudos once again on such an awesome success story! It’s almost unbelievable to me that a blog can make so much (in addition to being fun to read!).

  30. Ooh I’m late to the party! Have fun sailing and thank you for the transparency. It’s refreshing to see it unraw 🙂

  31. I have heard so much about your website and your affiliate course.
    I was trying to find out how I can promote your course as an affiliate, but I couldn’t figure it out.
    Can you let me know?

    1. Are you a student in the course?

  32. From your Report, I think Affiliate marketing is where the big money can be earned if well done. T

  33. DNN

    Working from home proves to be more lucrative than working a regular dead-end corporate job where an employers treats targeted employees like they’re nothing. This is why I love working from home and excited about “side hustle millionaire” status. 🙂