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) DollarsAndRoses.com – $18,572.57 (+$5,081.09)
The DollarsAndRoses.com blog made great progress this month adding over $5,000 to the bottom line!
This increase comes from 3 key areas – first of all they stepped up their game on the House Of Rose blog, grew out their 1 year old niche site and earnt $1,260 for a book advance!
Hats off to Jeff & Mandy for a great month! Let’s see if I can beat you next month though :P
#2) AdSenseFlippers.com – $6,756.81 (-$9,367.77)
After a huge month in November it looks like Justin’s earnings are returning back to normal levels. However this month Justin only built 3 new sites compared to the 141 he built in October.
I think someone might have slacked off over the festive period :)
After getting sick of wading through all the junk Justin actually has a great niche idea to highlight the best threads from the WarriorForum. Strangely I started a a similar thread at BHW – great minds n all that jazz!
#3) NerdyNomad.com – $5,030.00 (+$135.00)
Kirsty from NerdyNomad.com delivers another consistent month of earnings with a bit of extra pocket money in the growth department.
Most of her earnings come from advertising sales and guest post sales, in fact that accounted for $4,697 of it! Zing!
One thing Kirsty should do though is sort out her site speed – I gave up browsing around the rest of the blog and nearly didn’t include her in this post.
#4) LeavingWorkBehind.com – $4,314.00 (-$1,462.00)
Although Tom’s December report shows a drop from November he has moved his way up the leader board here. In November I challenged him to move above IncomePress.com in earnings and look what has happened :)
Most of his earnings come from freelance writing – in just 41 hours he was able to earn $3,775.12 which works out to be around $92 an hour, not bad for a bit of keyboard head-butting!
In his post Tom says “I could have made the time but I’d rather enjoy each day than overwork myself for no particularly justifiable reason.” – after a 14 hour day yesterday and possibly another one today, that has me thinking!
#5) PinchOfYum.com – $4,277.00 (-$505.70)
This is one of my favourite blogs from the list simply because it goes against the grain and is a great example of how you can make any niche profitable online.
About a third of Lindsay’s earnings come from her Tasty Food Photography eBook with other earnings come from Adsense, Bluehost and BlogHer. I keep seeing people earning quite well with BlogHer, on the list to checkout I think!
Keep up the good work Lindsay – how about some quick to make high protein, low fat, low carb recipes for busy people like myself =D
#6) IncomePress.com – $4,230.71 (-$1,248.39)
As we move into the number 6 position we can see that Joey from IncomePress.com has also taken a big hit this month.
His income comes from a variety of affiliate source with most of it coming from Bluehost (another common name in earning reports).
What is interesting though is how he is earning money with YouTube videos, last month his Coquito Recipe video got a total of 17,735 views earning him a tidy $131.56! Will be interesting to see what drove that video more than any of the others once he has drilled into the data.
#7) TrueValhalla.com – $2,973.00 (+$581.00)
Finally another income report that has shown some growth! Was getting worried for a second!
Matthew is a talented HTML5 developer and works with partners to create and distribute games allowing him to create a near passive income stream.
This is an interesting take to making money online and Matthew is currently riding the crest of the HTML5 wave. I have no doubt that by the time HTML5 becomes a ‘standard’ Matthew will have firmly established himself as an expert in his field.
It makes me wonder what he could do for this blog, hmmmmmm.
#8) My4HrWorkWeek.com – $1,473.98 (-$102.60)
Eric sees a slight drop this month but when you consider that in October he only earnt $300 then that $100 drop is irrelevant!
The Lending Club continues to make him money and he has now invested in a total of 153 loans with a 5.8% return. I’m looking forward to his upcoming guide around this, you can be sure I’ll be using his affiliate link when he eventually publishes it *hint* :P
#9) SchoolOfPodcasting.com – $1,414.00 (+$217.00)
Dave Jackson will teach you everything you need to know about podcasting and his latest income report shows a small increase from the previous month.
Most of his income is generating from his podcasting membership site and personal consultation services.
He would have probably earnt more if he wasn’t kicking it back at the New Media Expo in Vegas though – see you there next year brother ^^
#10) HowIGotRich.net – $334.00 (-$882.00)
Joe is from the UK but living in Thailand (jealous) and had a pretty tough time with all of the Google changes in 2012. I have seen a lot of people in this situation but it’s great to see that Joe is picking himself up and driving forward with lessons learnt.
He is going to be creating a new product with a partner, get back into content writing and is also going to give affiliate marketing one last shot. Although I have to disagree with Joe when he says it is a risky way to make money online – it’s only risky if you solely rely on SEO ;)
Engage your audience directly and remove that risk – in fact; forget Google exists!
#11) BitDoze.com – $151.00 (-$225.00)
Dragos is still working hard to grow his blog with this month’s income report.
He managed to publish a total of 16 posts (kudos) and increased traffic slightly however the bottom line earnings took a fairly big hit!
Whats going on over there Dragos?
Well it seems that for the most part December was a month of decline for most! I’m going to put this down to people slacking off more across the festive period!
Luckily though each and every person on this list will have the drive and motivation behind them that the new year brings so I expect to see much bigger things from everyone in next month’s roundup.
Time to bring it folks!
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