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) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $22,421.90 (-$13,241.15)
Even though I saw a huge expected drop I still came out on top this month.
I suspect that is because a certain food blog haven’t published their income report and were enjoying some time off over the festive period.
I did exactly the same so who can blame them :) Next month’s report won’t be great either but the Christmas slump is nearly over!
#2) Moms-Make-Money.com – $15,544.80 (-$5,202.78)
We have watched Deby grow over the past year and now she moves into the number 2 spot.
She is setting new traffic or income records every single month back to back – I better hold tight to that number 1 spot while I’ve got it.
What I love about how Deby makes money is it is all in the arts & crafts niche which is notoriously difficult to make any substantial money in.
#3) MakingSenseofCents.com – $13,673.00 (-$861.00)
Michelle is someone else we have been tracking for a long time & wraps her year up with $163,929.
We have watched her take the jump from full time employee to a full time self employed internet marketer.
In 2015 she wants to increase profits by 15% & put herself out there more with interviews all while writing a book.
#4) TrueValhalla.com – $2,638.00 (-$7,415.00)
Matt is a pro HTML5 games developer & took time to streamline his business this month.
It is important to take a step back from everything once in a while and review your action plan. I did exactly that with this blog which is going to make for an interesting first quarter.
Unfortunately Matt fell just shy of his annual income goal of $100,000 but he still made $89,469 which is a great success for a 1 man band working in an emerging market!
#5) DoSEOYourself.com – $2,258.53 (+$137.53)
Jason has had a busy month & didn’t have time to update his blog.
As he took some time off over the festive period he reviews the blogs position and decided his time is better spent elsewhere.
That doesn’t mean he is abandoning the blog but he is making it a lower priority when compared to other projects.
#6) MyTanFeet.com – $2,249.26 (-$19.92)
The MyTanFeet team are working on the road & manage to bring in a stable income each month.
They seem to have hit a plateau over the past few month though which seems to be something nearly ever blogger in the report has hit at one point.
As they move into 2015 they have some solid plans to leverage what they have already built to increase profits substantially.
#7) DumbPassiveIncome.com – $1,887.15 (+$1,573.17)
The fruits of Matt’s physical product investments are staying to pay off this month.
Last month looked bad because he had a lot of expenses that wouldn’t be reflected as income until this month and as you can see everything went to plan.
His net income was the same as last month but now he can focus on reducing expenses while raising sales to grow steadily.
#8) DigitalNomadWannabe.com – $1,041.00 (+$215.74)
Sharon had been suffering from a downward trend of income which has stabilised this month.
This is all down to moving country at the end of December which has a huge impact on every single aspect of your life.
Once Sharon has settled down I’m sure we will see her bounce back to her former earnings!
#10) RankTactics.com – $748.58 (+$225.68)
The very first income report Rizvan posted was for a loss of $38.40 – since then he has continued to grow.
All of his key metrics continue to grow steadily each month as he stays consistent with his blogging strategy.
There isn’t a single month that has gone by where he hasn’t shown improvement on all fronts – it is just a matter of time.
#11) LifestyleUltimatum.com – $436.74 (-$279.08)
This month Andrea was distracted with a new dog & the Christmas period.
This saw a drop off in how much he posted & worked on promotion which in turn saw a drop off in income. Every pro blogger will tell you the number 1 secret to blogging success is consistency.
It will be interesting to see how the blog progresses in the coming months!
#12) OneHourProfessor.com – -$623.36 (-$534.70)
Ron makes a great job of breaking down his time to track his performance.
Although he posted a big loss this month this is down to expenses for a new course he is developing to release in the future.
At the moment that is hitting his bottom line hard, but once it is launched and available for sale it will hit his bottom line in a very different way.
Unfortunately a few of the blogs I usually track either haven’t published income reports this month or their site was unavailable at the time of writing.
The Christmas period has hit most people pretty hard. It is always a bit of a slumpy season but at the same time everyone took a bunch of time off.
The great news is that as we move into the new year everything will boom again – we just have to be patient!
Last month the blogs featured earned a total of $107,890.69 but that dropped wildly to $62,257.29 this month.
I will be publishing my new income report on the 1st of February, which is a Sunday YUCK.
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I only include the earnings history of the top 10 blogs each month to make the graphs easy to read.