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 – $6,975.30 (+$1,228.40)
The Pinch Of Yum team had their biggest month to date last month and continue to build on their income claiming the top spot on the board for the first time! Although this might be due to the lack of DollarsAndRoses.com income report this month :P
The extra increase came from additional ad sales from BuySellAds as well as a flurry in activity from BlogHer – I might have to check those services out myself!
They are going to start diversifying their income streams by forming direct relationships with reputable brands, more details in their report!
#2) LeavingWorkBehind.com – $6,729.02 (-$143.52)
Although Tom is slightly down from last month he still managed to tag his time at $94 an hour!
On top of that he nearly doubled his affiliate income to $963 which means he has managed to similar amounts of money, working less hours.
Be interesting to see if Tom manages to push down that route further and post a record month next time round!
#3) TrueValhalla.com – $5,674.00 (+$3,921.00)
Matt posted a $1,220 drop last month to just $1,753 – but this month he has smashed it with a total earnings of $5,674!
There is a good reason for this, and that is because Matt is following his passion in HTMl5 games development.
He has released his own book and licenses a number of games all of which are bringing snowballing levels of income home!
#4) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $3695.59 (-$5,816.34)
Throwing myself in there I had a relatively poor month stacked up against the competiton with my income report.
I had predicted a heavy drop as I chose to ditch client/consultation work in order to focus my time on growing the blog.
Unfortunately that comes at the cost of upfront income but I’m looking at the bigger long term picture. My income report will reveal my next tutorial series, hopefully it will blow your mind :)
#5) ACoupleTravelers.com – $3132.00 (+$207.00)
All of their income comes from advertising but I feel like these guys are missing a trick here and could certainly make the blog work much harder for them.
If you guys ever hit the UK or western Europe – give me a shout!
#6) NerdyNomad.com – $2,992.00 (-$2,006)
Kirsty has posted another big drop seeing her earnings steadily decline from $11,000 in October to $2,992 this month. Could be worse, I posted a $5,800 drop this month ^^
Although on paper it might not look like a good month, Kirsty has already begun the groundwork on a few things to turn things back around.
She has some potentially exciting and unique projects on her hands such as booking tourists for treks around the Congo! Sign me up!
#7) MoneyHomeBlog.com – $1,963.68 (-$19.98)
Another newcomer to the round up that I can’t actually introduce because he/she hasn’t included any sort of about me page :P
Most of the earnings are coming from Adsense which probably means you’re leaving an awful lot of money on the table!
You should spend some time improving the blog and making it more user friendly / personable :)
#8) My4HrWorkWeek.com – $1835.45 (+$2107.73)
Seeing another increase and setting another recording breaking month Eric is doing well at the moment!
What Eric does better than anyone else in this round up is diversify his income streams.
This guy is all over the place, with his fingers in loans, affiliate earnings, niche sites and article writing!
Time to focus on growing each one of them!
#9) SchoolOfPodcasting.com – $1,237.00 (-$677.96)
Daves laid back 2 day a week working schedule manages to earn him a respectable amount this month with a bit of a hit on the back end.
Income comes mostly from direct consultation and affiliate sales through his site.
I can’t help but think that with the right push his book could be driving a large proportion of his income every month though =\
#10) AvacadoPesto.com – $1,094.00 (-$166.00)
Our 3rd newcomer to the list which is actually run by Vicky from the A Couple Travellers blog above. As well as travelling the world she loves her food!
Her passion for food and travelling gives her a unique perspective and she publishes some mouth-watering content.
Great to see you foodies making a good crack at the blogging scene – just wish I didn’t lick my screen so often.
#11) HowIGotRich.net – $552.00 (+$229.00)
Joe has kicked off the month with some extra motivation by squeezing in an extra hour or work per day which has paid off.
I also spent some time on the phone with him this month to try and help him out a little and point him in the right direction.
Will be interesting to see what happens with Joe in the next couple of months – I know he has big plans!
#12) INeedDiscipline.com – $498.32 (-$75.14)
Dean Saliba is another newcomer (full of em this month huh?) to the roundup report and guess what, the first month featured he chose to slack off ^^
He has paid the price though with a decrease in visitors and traffic which has nearly halved since October looking at his past reports.
Looking at the keywords finding his site – there are some affiliate opportunities for him to capitalise on though!
#13) BitDoze.com – $407.32 (+$0.69)
Although Dragos made slightly more than last month it is still a considerable improvement than when he was at the $150 low point a few months back.
He wrote more posts this month which earnt him more traffic though! You just need to focus on converting that into subscribers.
He already has some big plans afoot to improve the blog though – next month will be interesting!
Well I managed to find some new blogs to add into the mix and had to discontinue a couple of others that were late with their reports!
Its great to see that we have another couple of bloggers setting record months although overall performance is generally down.
I’ve spoken with a few people on this list and I know they have exciting things coming up in the near future, so grab a seat folks!
I decided to add these graphs last month so here it is again with the updates and newcomers plotted where possible!