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!
If you feel inspired by this post – start your own blog right now!
Here we go-
#1) PinchOfYum.com – $23,378.49 (+$1,097.99)
The PinchOfYum team believes it takes grit, luck and the desire to continuously improve to succeed – they are right!
The team have been focused on improving their ad viewability which makes up a good portion of their earnings.
It’s great to see they have managed to maintain a steady RPM this month as well, a metric that I might start tracking in my own income reports!
#2) AuthorityWebsiteIncome.com – $21,135.00 (+$6,651.00)
A newcomer to the list that is certainly coming in strong at the number 2 spot!
He has spent the last 5 years building his empire online and as you can see, the hard work is certainly paying off!
There are 3 distinct divisions in his online business which include passive sites, authority sites & expired domain services – check out his income report for more details.
#3) TrueValhalla.com – $21,058.00 (+$17,860.00)
After a tough few months for Matt its fantastic to see him dominating again!
This month marks the two year anniversary of his business and while it has been a stressful month it was certainly financially rewarding.
His HTML5 games were played over a million times which is a very impressive number – congratulations on a fantastic month Matt!
#4) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $14,345.48 (+$1,988.15)
I travelled to Costa Rica this month & was expecting a drop in income but it actually increased.
Managing the blog, other sites, moving country, old/new friends & an entirely new lifestyle all at the same was a huge challenge for me!
But it was great to see that even though I didn’t work that much, income increased. That is the 3rd time that has happened now, weird =/
#5) MakingSenseofCents.com – $12,747.00 (-$886.96)
Michelle had her best month yet last month but has been focused on her wedding this month!
She is worried about the small drop in income but that’s the blogging life – we all hit a plateau at some point so don’t worry.
It is great to see she is investing her newly found free time in other things except for growing her business, that’s the dot lifestyle right there!
#6) Moms-Make-Money.com – $7,907.62 (+$886.96)
Deby posts a nice increase this month as she slowly grows her income online.
It’s a shame she is having problems with the BlogHer ad network, have you considered doing your own with banner advertising software?
What is very impressive though is after the recent Panda 4.0 update, Google traffic nearly doubled to her site! Hurraah!!
#7) RatRaceGrad.com – $6,098.09 (+$1,162.79)
This is the last dual paycheck month for Jennifer as she takes the leap & quits her job.
It is fantastic to watch someone grow online & eventually quit the rat race – well deserved Jennifer keep up the good fight!
#8) DumbPassiveIncome.com – $2,847.16 (+$1,345.67)
Matt continues to grow his income slowly but steadily across a range of activitys.
Most of his earnings come from his Adsense & Amazon sites but he is reinvesting his profits to build out more sites & scale his system!
If you need help with keyword research he also sells some pretty awesome keyword research packages, but numbers are limited.
#9) MyTanFeet.com – $2,576.31 (+$1,248.39)
Yeison & Samantha have had a great month nearly doubling last months income.
They have made a bunch of changes to how they do things which lets them get more done in less time as well as launching 2 new eBooks.
Now the race is on to make as much money as possible before their long trip to Asia, just don’t forget your core values! The race to profit usually ends in tears.
#10) MakeMoneyLessons.com – $856.42 (+$5.11)
Dean has seen a big drop off in traffic this month but earnings have remained steady.
He has neglected his blog while his time and energy has been focused on creating his new blog due to launch at the end of this month.
Unluckily though he has had some problems with his teeth causing a lot of pain & distraction :(
#11 My4HrWorkWeek.com – $286.28 (+$64.75)
Eric has posted a small increase this month after some turbulent times.
Last month he bought a new house which means this month he has been fully focused on driving things forward online.
He has identified some weaknesses in his blog and is looking to get back to basics while he grows his new venture The Daily Interview.
#12 RankTactics.com – -$24.89 (+$0.94)
Rizvan is another newcomer this month but unfortunately posts a loss.
Don’t be fooled though, Rizvan is right at the start of his blogging journey and I have no doubt he will strike success over the coming months.
If you recognise his name that is because he wrote this guest post for the blog – so I know he has what it takes :)
It is great to add 2 newcomers to the roundup this month after losing some of our bigger players the past few months.
That has resulted in the total income earned reaching $113,210.94 this month which is a huge increase from last months $67,187.04.
It is great to see the collective earnings of everyone featured here break 6 figures in one month – perhaps it is time you started a blog?
There have been some great performances this month and it’s awesome to see the top 3 bloggers all breaking the $20k barrier! This time last year the top 3 earned a total of $24,447 – now the top 3 earn a total of $65,571!
Looks like I’ve got a lot of work to do – my next income report is due in 4 days, let’s see what damage taking 2 weeks off for my birthday has done, eeek!
I only include the earnings history of the top 10 blogs each month to make the graphs easy to read.