Income Report Roundup – December 2015

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One of the most popular posts I publish are my income reports.

So I decided to round up as many income reports as possible and rank them based on earnings to see how I stack up against the rest.

If you publish an income report on your blog and would like it included in next month’s post then please let me know in the comments!

Here we go-

#1) PinchOfYum.com – $53,168.14 (+$27,164.30)

It’s Lindsay & Bjork’s best month for earnings so far and they’re expanding their team!

They recently announced that they will be hiring a remote office manager and have announced the position and opened the application process on Pinch Of Yum.

Lindsay has also started running food photography workshops which they have decided to host in a permanent studio location.

#2) MakingSenseOfCents.com – $29,069.00 (-$2,713.00)

Michelle decided to take some time off from writing in November to relax a little.

This month was the biggest ever month for affiliate income for her and in this month’s report she reveals the tool she uses to optimize on Pinterest and how she manages to stay connected to the internet on the road.

Next she aims to get herself one month ahead with her writing and is still working on her book creation and creating something like a course, webinar or forum to help her readers.

#3) AuthorityWebsiteIncome.com – $28,857.00 (+$13,878.00)

November has seen Jon celebrating his best month for income so far.

He’s seeing great results from his FBA business and both of his Amazon affiliate sites, and is reporting a record month for his Passive Income Portfolio.

He did however lose $1,500 in one day as he forgot to limit the numbers on a promotion code, a mistake which he says prevented him from reaching a new income milestone this month.

#4) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $27,552.76 (+$2,527.91)

In November I managed to launch my first product, so now I can finally take some time to relax after a year of hard work.

This month we also had Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which made for the best month of income I have ever had on the blog!

For the next couple of weeks I’ll be sticking to maintenance on the site and putting together a plan of attack for the year ahead.

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#5) JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com – $21,009.00 (+$6,357.00)

In November Abby launched her new product ‘The 2016 Intentional Life Planner’.

Joining in the Black Friday sales and offering 50% off an eBook, she was pleased with the results and felt that the decision not to put everything they have for sale on offer was a good one.

Much of what they planned for the business in the new year last month has already changed, so they have decided to stick to a 90 day planning strategy they recently came across.

#6) Untemplater.com – $12,312.00 (+$5,371.00)

untemplaterSydney is happy to announce her best month for earnings so far!

After experimenting with Amazon promotion for Black Friday and holiday shopping trends she was a little disappointed that nothing much came of it.

That said, she’s relieved to see traffic rising again and also picked up some extra freelancing in November. A new freelancing stream she’s currently looking into is pet sitting.

#7) DigitalNomadWannabe.com – $6,799.00 (+$1,091.00)

digitalnomadSharon is pleased to be celebrating her best month for income so far for the second month in a row!

That’s not all she’s celebrating as she recently discovered the reason she has been feeling so ill, and it’s because she’s actually pregnant!

She’s now looking forward to putting her passive income to the ultimate test as she’ll be leaving things on complete autopilot when she takes 4 months of maternity leave.

#8) TrueValhalla.com – $3,487.00 (-$6,535.00)

In November Matt decided to take a well earned rest after October’s record breaking month for income.

On the days he did work he spent most of his time on his major project, a HTML5 game called Dragon Depths and a few other titles, working almost exclusively on games.

Orders for his new book ‘Learn To Make Games’ were higher than usual and sales of his ‘Mobility Engine’ also remained unexplainably high, selling itself through word of mouth alone with zero time spent on promotion!

#9) MissBiziBee.com – $2,918.69 (-$1,853.22)

bizziKaitlin has had a bit of a downturn for traffic and sales this month with no posts covering Thanksgiving and Christmas to draw in visitors.

She’s finally got an idea of what a full year cycle looks like in her business though as she celebrates a year since Miss Bizi Bee’s first post!

Although she would love to see her blog starting to earn more by itself, she reflects that it’s been difficult to find the time to invest in it.

#10) MyPathToPassiveIncome.com – $864.60 (+$772.55)

mypathtopassiveincomeAlso celebrating his best month so far for yet another month with a huge leap in earnings in November is Estaban!

This month he focused a lot more on social exposure and kept to a strict posting schedule which has resulted in his best month for traffic and income.

Going forward his goals include getting one or two guest posts on the blog, reaching 100 email subscribers and hitting the $1,000 profit milestone.

#11) DumbPassiveIncome.com – $562.70 (-$1,090.20)

Matt managed to make up for a not so great month in November at the last minute with his Black Friday and Cyber Monday affiliate sales.

His expenses were very high as he paid a writer to produce a 16,000+ word guide for his ‘one thing’ site which he will be giving away as a lead magnet.

He says this will more than pay for itself in the long run with the email list he is building on the site.

He’s been working on a two-step optin process to build the email list and going forward says it’s time to promote the site and start getting links.

#12) OneHourProfessor.com – $409.53 (+$956.99)

ohpRon has been spending the month focusing on his new authority website and getting his new course done.

Since this has been the first thing to make him any decent income online he has decided to make yet another authority website and a new consulting website.

His goals going ahead include getting both of those sites finished and figuring out a strategy to get new consulting clients.

With little time to post on One Hour Professor and an unfinished project already ongoing, only time will tell if having so many projects at once is a good idea…

#13) LivingOffCloud.com – -$1,969.90 (+$13,169.81)

livingoffcloudNew to the lineup this month with her third income report is Nadya.

She bought a new website this month, the second one so far, and decided to do everything herself in order to learn through doing after outsourcing the building of her first niche site.

Although she’s making some huge investments the sites have already begun to pay for themselves with actual expenses much lower than income.

Having only spent $16,996 on purchasing online businesses with a budget of $20,000 she’s decided to stop there for now to develop what she already has.

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In Summary

We have one newbie and two drop outs in the line up this month.

This month has been the biggest month for combined earnings so far with the total rising $36,357.20 to $185,039.52!

That’s despite the number of bloggers in the lineup decreasing this month and our newbie making some huge investments right off the bat, taking away from our total rather than adding to it!

Six out of thirteen of our sites featured are celebrating their best month for earnings so far with two of those celebrating for the second month in a row.

It’s certainly been a great month all around with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combining with the holiday shopping season to finish the year on a high!

If you feel inspired to start your own blog then why don’t you start a blog now? It only takes a few minutes!

Performance Tracking

I only include the earnings history of the top 10 blogs each month to make the graphs easy to read.

I’m having a problem with the graph right now and will update the post when fixed

44 Responses

  1. 12.29.2015

    Awesome!

    I visit your income report round-up every month, to inspire myself and plan my next goal πŸ˜€

    • December 29th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks Al-Amin :) I am glad they have helped you out!

  2. Is main income come with Amazon affiliate and Ads?

  3. Matthew, I am so happy to appear on your list :) thanks again for including my income report.
    Happy holidays to you!

  4. 12.29.2015

    Another month!

    Glad to see a new joiner :) very interesting approach Nadya, I had a look at your website and I will be following it closely.

    Every month I get amazed at the numbers I see on this post! Keep up the good work people.

    Hope to see you at the top someday πŸ˜‰

    Esteban

    • December 29th, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Yeah Nadya is going about things in a different way to most and there is no reason why it wont be awesome!

  5. 12.29.2015

    This is very inspiring. It gives me the best external motivation to work on my website and enjoy this sweet passive income fruit.

    • December 29th, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      No problem Alex, make sure you put that inspiration to good use :)

  6. Pete
    12.29.2015

    Do these kinds of posts help you sell more? I don’t know who’d want to read this if they weren’t making a lot of money like you. Why do you make this site if you have so much money? is the best question.

    If I had all that doe I wouldn’t be wasting my time skimming people for affiliate sales anymore. Until I get their let the skimming commence.

  7. 12.29.2015

    Hey Matt,

    I love reading your income reports. I do a lot of FB paid marketing and have been publishing income reports for a couple of years. Would love to get a mention!

    Keep up the good work, I read every one of your reports.

    – Mateen

  8. 12.29.2015

    Hi Matthew,

    I’ve been following your blog for several months now. I came across it in a Google search and was drawn in by the lack of “guru spam”. Yours is one of the few lists I subscribe to and I share your posts with friends.

    While I’ve had various blogs for a decade now, none of them have really stuck because I just didn’t know what I was doing, and I think I needed to get some different experiences before I could settle down and focus on just a couple sites. It’s like dating and then deciding to marry. Haha

    Anyway, I’m currently working on my blog and attempting to develop it into something profitable. Maybe I’ll be in your income report roundup someday. :-)

    Thanks for sharing great content and your expertise.

    Ava

    • January 6th, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Thanks for your kind words Ava :)

      You should focus on 1 site and 1 site only rather than spreading yourself too thin :)

      • January 7th, 2016 at 8:34 am

        For sure. Spreading myself too thin has been part of my problem. As I said, I have two sites, but I’m focusing more on one. Since I’m a freelance writer, the other one is really just a portfolio type thing in the end. Thanks for your reply. Best regards. :-)

  9. 12.29.2015

    Can you suggest how to earn such income from website or affiliate account.

  10. 12.29.2015

    Hi Matthew ,
    Thanks for income report I just know only blogger from list that makingsenseofcents and following from last one month.But one good thing here that I got to know more bloggers in my niche who are inspiring other newbie by publishing income reports.Thanks to all of those who have contributed to this blog post. Hey Matthew Sorry If i commented twice Bcuz Internet was disconnected in way

  11. JSC Result 2015
    12.29.2015

    Income Report is not believable because last income is large from it’s one label heigh

  12. 12.30.2015

    I missed your income roundup report again, I published my income report just now:

    http://www.incomemesh.com/income-report-november-2015/

    I’ll see you next month, I’ll try to publish it much earlier :)

    Happy New Year to you Matt and all of your readers. May we come back even stronger and smarter in 2016.

  13. Lee
    12.30.2015

    Isn’t the makingsenseofcents one effectively a ponzi scheme / separating idiots from their money?

    “look at how you can make money online, I make $30k a month”

    then 2 minutes of looking and you realise the majority of that income came from…. setting other people up in how to make money online.

    I guess this is industry wide though… everyone going on about how much money they can make and you can make it too. Without realising you’re the product, not the customer.

    • January 3rd, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      It’s precisely how McDonalds built a global business

      • Lee
        January 4th, 2016 at 6:51 am

        That makes no sense whatsoever, care to explain it?

        • January 6th, 2016 at 10:24 am

          That is the model that most franchises run or very similar

          • Lee
            January 6th, 2016 at 11:50 am

            That makes no sense at all.

            The franchise model at McD’s revolves around actually selling hamburgers.

            That makingsenseofcents is basically a ponzi. “Look at me, I make $30k a month”. when the money itself comes from telling people how to make money online. Its Chow with t***, nothing more. Embarrassing to give it any credibilty by linking to it.

          • January 12th, 2016 at 11:49 am

            The franchise model revolves around selling more franchises to people which then positions you to sell more franchises. McDonalds themselves don’t make money from selling burgers, they make money from their franchisees selling burgers. All McDonalds cares about is selling more franchises to more franchisees where they say ‘hey look this franchisee made $1 million last year, so now you should buy a franchise off us’.

            Michelle has more than one business and more than one website, which is what positions her to talk about how she makes money which yes in part does allow her to make more money – but that is nothing more than an intelligent use of her knowledge.

            And without John Chow, this blog would not exist and I would not be the internet marketer I am today. I’ve followed him since late 2006/early 2007 and he revolutionized the professional blogging industry (who do you think created income reports like this one originally? I stole that off John) and from an SEO perspective he had a spectacular fight with Google which resulted in Matt Cutt’s himself submitting a reconsideration request on John’s behalf.

            If you ever meet John, be silent and listen. He is one of the original pioneers.

          • Lee
            January 12th, 2016 at 12:24 pm

            Your comparison is ridiculous. If McDonalds franchisees don’t sell any burgers, McDonalds themselves are going to collapse as a business. If a “make money online” guys franchisees/affiliates don’t make any sales, the person at the top still makes a fortune as long as they used the right hosting affiliate links etc.

            With that blog in question, the numbers themselves show you whats going on. Basically a ponzi scheme. I want to read blog posts showing how people ACTUALLY make money online, not from people who make money telling other people how to make money, when the vast majority of their own income is from that. Otherwise its simply not sustainable is it?

            Chow very well may be knowledgable, but its hard to dispute the fact that his current business model is to separate noobs from their hard earned cash and leave them with nothing to show for it. Put yourself back on his email list if you’re not on it currently, some of the stuff is cringeworthy. It’d be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact some poor sucker wasn’t likely losing his rent money at the bottom of the pyramid.

            Did you get Chows email today? The one about making $17,947 per day in 10 minutes. How can anyone call that anything other than trying to take advantage of the clueless?

  14. 1.2.2016

    Holy Cow, This is motivating for sure. I don’t do income reports on my current blog but I did in the past before I sold the other blog. I sold it because I wanted to focus on my career job. After reading a few blogs for few months I started a new blog.

    Once a blogger always a blogger. I’m managing the site well while focusing on my career job. (I’m a team lead at a computer company)

    Once my earnings are decent, I will start to share my earnings in a detailed post like the above bloggers do. I’m not at where I want to be with my blog, I’m still working on backend SEO stuff in my free time. I’m starting to learn SEO so I’m testing out new stuff and have to wait for results to show. It’s not a over night thing for results to show. lol

    Again, blog posts like this is what makes me want to still be a blogger.

    • January 3rd, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Hahaha welcome back to the blogging world Derek :) I would be happy to feature you here of course :)

  15. 1.5.2016

    Hey Matt –

    Got your round up email and I noticed a little .gif or animation that really stood out in the subject line. I would like to use it for my weekly mailer over at http://www.foodrevolt.com. Can you share how you do it? Thanks sir!

  16. 1.6.2016

    Thanks Matt for sharing other site owners who successfully monetized their blog site last month.

  17. 1.9.2016

    Hey Matt,

    great job on the income report round up. When folks see guys like Patt Flynn doing over $100k in one month, it’s not so easy to connect with for a newer person. But when you showcase regular folks doing $1000, $1,500 even $800 the connect with that much easier

    Thanks for sharing

    • January 12th, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Everyone is a regular folk in my book, if one human can do it – any other human can do it.

  18. jutava
    1.23.2016

    Hi,
    Matt

    Great Income you Monthly I see your income report roundup, and thanks for the Tips Gave all

  19. 4.6.2016

    Hello Matt,

    One of our mutual readers told me about this monthly round up and I would love to be included.

    I have been publishing a monthly income report for about a year. I have linked my latest income report to my name.

    Thank you so much for the consideration.

    Danielle

    • April 8th, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hey Danielle,

      Please drop me an email via the contact form :)

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