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 – $24,946.00 (-$550.19)
After 3 years of publishing income reports the team have decided to change it up this month.
In an unconventional move they will no longer be writing detailed reports on everything they have been up to which is a huge shame.
Instead they’re leaving it to the readers to decide what they want to know in their awesome new 48 hour Q & A session.
#2) MakingSenseofCents.com – $20,635.00 (-$11,839.00)
After posting her best month ever last month due to selling another website, this month Michelle has seen a fairly large dip in income.
With that in mind she still reports her best month ever for affiliate income and reminds us all of what you can achieve if you have a dream and work hard!
After selling three websites she now has the freedom to devote her time to more important areas of her business so watch this space.
#3) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $17,643.67 (-$8,639.74)
As expected the jam-packed schedule of the past 6 weeks has been reflected with a drop this month.
I’m not sure how I actually managed to fit in everything I did this month but after returning from my travels and finding a new house I’m finally getting back to business.
I won’t be doing any more travelling this year as I’ve decided my attention will be purely going into my own personal and business development.
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#4) CubicleHoudini.com – $11,761.00 (+$5,415.00)
Quinton reports gains this month for the first time since February but speculates that net profits will continue to shrink due to their aggressive re-investment.
This month he had an epiphany and realised he had been focusing on entirely the wrong thing for his business.
His new systems are steadily falling into place, they are sorting out the problems and already seeing a noticeable difference.
#5) AuthorityWebsiteIncome.com – $8,364.00 (-$6,757.03)
Jon continues to smash his own income targets for the blog which is incredible considering he spent the fewest amount of hours ever on it this month.
He’s a perfect example of how you can achieve online success while juggling the demands of a job and family as he battles through this intensely busy period.
Interestingly he’s also looking forward to recovering up to $3,500 in missing commissions as none of his clicks were counting even though he was sending a huge amount of traffic – something everyone should keep an eye on!
#6) TrueValhalla.com – $5,542.00 (-$4,921.00)
Matt keeps it short and sweet this month posting a huge drop in revenue from last month.
Once again his plans to work on his passion project full-time were interrupted, this time by an overwhelming interest in HTML5 sponsorships.
He’s still playing catch up after suffering a hand injury last month but is powering on through the workload so that he can resume work on his project Aeon Chapters.
#7) MyTanFeet.com – $5,156.70 (+$1,115.48)
Yeison & Samantha settled down to catch up on some work in May, finding new projects and continuing to work hard on their affiliate platform for Costa Rica.
They were ecstatic to announce their best month yet, breaking the 5k barrier and half way towards their 10k goal!
They are considering relocating their income reports next month and weighing up the benefit vs. effort ratio so we will have to wait and see what happens in June.
#8) DigitalNomadWannabe – $2,742.00 (+$1,110.00)
Sharon has been breezing through the month and hitting some new records.
She’s happy to be exactly where she was aiming to be by the start of June – in a position where passive income is enough to cover all of the costs as they travel Europe!
After some drama around outages on the site she has fixed her hosting situation and is relieved to bring an end to a stressful couple of weeks, with a busy 4 months of exploring Bankok and Europe planned.
#9) FreeYouNow.com – $2,506.20 (+$291.89)
One of our newest entries to the roundup, Paul is posting yet another small increase this month as his blogging income continues to grow steadily.
Astonishingly he’s still ploughing through and maintaining his pace of writing one blog post per day. That’s a total of 31 blog posts in May!
His traffic has picked up and his mentoring work continues to be his highest income stream at the moment, although he does have plans in place for what he hopes will become long term passive income.
#10) MissBiziBee.com – $1,275.30 (+$822.70)
We can see another great month for Kaitlin as the blog steadily progresses.
Traffic showed another increase, up by 67% – the majority of traffic is originating from Kaitlin’s Pinterest board and Etsy continues to dominate the income stream.
After moaning for long enough about having to write her income reports for the past 5 months Kaitlin has managed to delegate the task to her husband Travis!
They’ll be changing the style of the reports for a more in-depth look at what drives Miss Bizi Bee while Kaitlin works on her goal of finding more time to promote the blog and build traffic.
#11) DumbPassiveIncome.com – $587.97 (-$1,046.75)
Matt has seen a big drop in earnings this month.
He reveals that his best affiliate income months are the ones where he posted regularly – something he admits he hasn’t been doing in recent months.
Although he acknowledges that this is his biggest failure in May he says the trend is set to continue as he focuses on building his niche site income.
#12) IncomeMesh.com – $503.76 (+$149.40)
It’s great to see another of our newest additions to the roundup posting another increase with his best month so far.
Drazen didn’t publish any new articles this month because he was busy working on his guide which is set to be 5000+ words long – he promises it’s going to be a treat.
Despite the lack of articles he still managed to break his $500 barrier and admits to being a little lazy and distracted.
With that in mind his goal is to work harder to publish more articles, promote the blog, grow his email list and reach $1000 per month!
#13) RestaurantCoverings.com – $48.10 (+$140.60)
Philip posts his first ever profit this month and moves up out of the last spot in the roundup with a little hard work and perseverance!
He has had a little disappointment with a Udemy course being rejected this month (don’t take it to heart they like to do that) and is hoping to have his Kindle book published by July.
Traffic was less this month but his organic traffic from Google is steadily rising, and with only four posts published this month he is aiming to take things up a gear with some quality content and focus on the affiliate side of things to further increase his income!
#14) PassionIntoPayChecks.com – -$417.91 (-$12,417.91)
Last months newcomer Josh has seen a huge plummet, after posting his best revenue ever last month, this month sees his worst month ever in terms of income.
This is due to the sale of his top earning niche site last month but he’s not worried as he has a couple of projects brewing behind the scenes.
He created a logo for his product brand this month and now has lots of free time during summer to create some solid content and continue working on his new course.
Although he’s taking some big hits on expenses right now, this is set to pay off in the long run as he starts to make sales on Amazon and his niche sites.
#15) OneHourProfessor.com – -$554.40 (-$1,681.76)
This month for the first time since January Ron has reported a loss.
His Udemy course didn’t take off as well as he was hoping for and he was advised to abandon OneHourProfessor and focus on an authority website to prove he could create a profitable online business.
That didn’t sit right with him though so he’ll be creating his new authority website experiment instead and documenting every step on the site!
After a dissapointing month for income he speculates that June could be his best month yet, so we will have to wait and see exactly what he has in store!
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Last month brought 1 new blogger to the roundup with no newbies this month, it’s great to see how these new blogs are growing, the challenges they face and how they overcome them all whilst sharing their knowledge.
There’s been some interesting changes in the running order of the list this month with a few sites deciding not to continue with income reports while others have reappeared after continuing them.
Last month all of the blogs featured earned a combined total of $123,314.81, but this month that has taken a downward turn to $100,739.39.
About half of the blogs posted a loss and the other half gains, some of those losses being considerable hence the drop in the grand total. Keep a close eye though as these guys have some interesting projects in the pipeline!
If you feel inspired to start your own blog then why don’t you start a blog now? It only takes a few minutes!
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