Income Report Roundup – March 2016

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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) MakingSenseOfCents.com – $44,907.00 (+$3,325.00)

MakingSenseofCentsIt’s a record month for Michelle for the third month in a row and she has been busy moving into her RV!

This month sees her pausing her work on Facebook ads in favour of organic traffic and her featured question this month focuses on why your blog should be self-hosted.

Going forward she plans to trial a new tool to help increase her traffic from Pinterest which continues to be her main source of referral traffic.

#2) PinchOfYum.com – $35,620.44 (-$13,205.31)

PinchOfYumThis month saw a drop in income for Lindsay & Bjork and they are looking to hire a digital content producer to further grow their business.

Bjork was thankful for his insurance, security and backups when his computer was stolen in the Phillipines, which meant minimal time and money was lost getting things back up and running.

He reminds us of the importance of backing everything up and encourages readers to spend more time working on things they truly know and love.

#3) JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com – $31,292.00 (+$1,750.00)

JustAGirlAndHerBlogIt’s the best month so far for Abby for the second month in a row as she and Donnie launch their new blog about blogging and business.

They’re currently testing different web hosting on the new site and have started using a live video app to chat about their favorite blogging strategies and tips.

After taking part in her first live webinar Abby reveals she loved it so much that she is planning a webinar series of her own in the near future!

#4) AuthorityWebsiteIncome.com – $28,899.66 (+$271.81)

AuthorityWebsiteIncomeJon is reporting a slight increase in income this month despite having less time and energy for a couple of weeks due to a sickness bug doing the rounds in the family.

In his goal of increasing outreach he took part in one podcast interview and a few roundups but says he needs to make more effort with it.

He’s enjoying the benefits of diversified income streams as individual areas of his business experience seasonal swings and looks forward to launching an exciting new idea next month!

#5) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $23,548.35 (-$749.92)

Matthew WoodwardThis month has been hectic, from constant car breakdowns and a lot of work required at the dentist, to almost burning the house down! I was also busy with family visiting so I switched off as much as I could for 10 days.

On the plus side I was approached by a major book publisher to write for them but as the numbers don’t quite add up I’m taking some time to think it over before deciding on that.

Since I’ve spent a lot of the month distracted by personal things I didn’t spend half as much time as I should on the blog, but as long as nothing else goes wrong I’m firmly back in the driving seat this month!

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#6) HumanProofDesigns.com – $17,508.00 (-$2,665.00)

HumanProofDesignsLast month’s newcomer Dom has had a quiet month on the travel front and a very busy month on the business front. He took over control of a new site in February and includes some profit from that in this month’s report.

After someone gained access to one of the cpanels on their server and infected every site on it with spam code, they were faced with the headache of manually going through each site’s files in a major clean up.

As a result of two weeks spent to recover the problem they fell a little behind schedule but are now happy to have new and improved security on the server.

Going forward they’re also looking at options to limit the amount of sites they need to have on their server and Dom is pleased with progress despite not having focused much on growth.

#7) Untemplater.com – $11,102.00 (-$3,163.00)

untemplaterAfter last month’s surgery it took Sydney a couple of weeks to recover, meaning she started the month in bed rest and unable to work.

Once she was feeling better she took some time off to be with family and then spent the rest of the month catching up and getting back into the flow.

She reports that income was down due to her time off and expenses up due to travel and donating to charity. Recently though, she’s even been feeling well enough to fit in some extra hours work!

#8) BrendanMace.com – $7,820.96 (-$2,239.83)

brendanmaceBrendan travelled to Thailand this month and was lucky that a crash with a bus on a rented moped only dented his earnings!

On the plus side his time on Koh Tao Island mainly consisted of; hammock, swim, repeat, which is why he’s not too worried about the slight drop in income.

While still coaching people he’s restricting access to only those he thinks are a good fit for his team. He’ll be travelling to Cambodia and Vietnam next month and conducting a new experiment!

#9) HuwsLab.com – $3,537.28 (-$2,565.91)

HuwHughesLast month’s newcomer Huw learned a lot about launching products and the different types of customers in your list this month, and he shares his learing in this month’s income report.

With a baby on the way and less time for product launches he’s been looking for something else to make a good income online, leading him to read more about blogging and authority sites.

He now plans to reinvest all of his profits into his business to build assets that will last into the future and is hoping to start writing more than just reviews on the blog.

#10) OneHourProfessor.com – $2,967.12 (+$2,297.91)

ohpRon is celebrating his best month so far this month and not only that, he’s actually doubled his income from his previous best month!

He’s relieved to announce that this is looking to be a regular occurence that couldn’t have come at a better time, as he had been considering applying for a job.

After spending quite a bit of time on his consulting website his authority website started to make a decent income, so he’s now focusing on that instead.

He also has a new authority website in a niche he says is low competition and high value, and that he finally understands what it takes to succeed!

#11) TrueValhalla.com – $1,218.00 (-$19,616.00)

TrueValhallaAfter earning over $20,000 in what was an exhausting month last month, Matt has enjoyed a slow and relaxing month in the Gold Coast of Australia to recover.

He took 21 out of 29 days off in February and says his income was about right for such a lazy month.

Despite that he says sales of his books were still above average, his passive income streams still made a good amount and his lower income is largely due to the absence of his usual bulk game sales.

#12) IncomeMesh.com – $1,031.97 (+$630.32)

incomemeshDrazen is celebrating his best month so far this month as he smashes through the 1K barrier for the first time!

This month saw him feature his first guest post on the blog and he’s been working on his new Amazon affiliate site which he says he’s a little behind schedule with.

He’s also happy to see a 20% increase in organic traffic and reminds readers that the most important thing is persistance and hard work!

#13) LivingOffCloud.com – $445.54 (-$37.81)

livingoffcloudThis month Nadya has learned that the world of freelancing is not all that stable, even if you are on the paying side!

After hiring and firing her first VA last month she took the same VA back into the business this month and is finally starting to see solid results.

She’s seen improvement in her Amazon business this month and spent a lot of time building her PBN, while getting ten payouts on kickfurther.

Going forward she will be putting everything on pause for the month as she works on her taxes for the first time since becoming an entrepeneur!

#14) AliRaza.co – $277.98 (+$212.98)

AliRazaNew to the lineup is Ali reporting his best month so far! Still in the early stages of his blog, he decided to make some tweaks to the site’s header and font sizing this month.

He’s happy to report that traffic is on the increase, with the exception of social traffic which had a significant decline – something he plans to focus on more closely soon.

Going forward his goals are to write more posts without compromising on quality, increase email subscribers and create a section for one to one consultation appointments.

He will also be focusing on increasing search traffic and commenting on forums and blog posts to further drive traffic to his site.

#15) MyPathToPassiveIncome.com – $157.45 (+$100.09)

mypathtopassiveincomeEsteban is continuing to work hard until he reaches a regular income he’s satisfied with!

Despite traffic and earnings being on the low side he’s staying resilient and this month saw him create a new video to increase the value of his number one product.

Having had a few job interviews in February he says thoughts of getting up early, sitting in traffic and wearing work clothes are just the motivation he needs to get back on track!

Next month his goals are to release his eBook, finish his second niche site, write one guest post, get traffic back on target and reach $500 in profit.

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In Summary

We’ve seen one newcomer, one dropout and the return of some familiar faces in the lineup this month!

After seeing the highest month for combined earnings last month, this month saw the blogs featured break through the 200k barrier, rising $10,550.08 to $210,333.75!

There have been ups and downs across the board, with five of the sites featured celebrating record months once again and despite some of the income drops everyone has solid plans in place to turn things around.

The beginning of the year is always slow as people recover from Christmas, so with spending back on the rise I’m looking forward to seeing what next month has in store for everyone!

If you feel inspired to start your own blog then why don’t you start a blog now? It only takes a few minutes!

Performance Tracking

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

33 Responses

  1. 3.31.2016

    Thanks Matthew For the feature! I really appreciate! :D

  2. 3.31.2016

    Movin’ on up! lol

    Thanks for these Matt, they always give me a nice spike of traffic at the end of the month. I’m looking forward to being at the top of this leaderboard (hopefully)!!!

    • March 31st, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Hahaha no problem, glad to help :) See you at the top!

  3. Uxair
    3.31.2016

    Hey Mate, what are the earning sources mainly in all those blogs? Google ads or affiliate marketing?

    • March 31st, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      You can read through the income reports to see for yourself

  4. 3.31.2016

    Hey Matt, always love reading these posts. Glad that almost burning your house down didn’t affect your income much. ;)

    Do you think I could join this list for the next month? I’ve been publishing income reports for about a year now and like Drazen I just broke through the $1k barrier this month.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    • April 1st, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Hahah thanks :)

      Sure I would include you, just drop me an email :)

  5. PnS Hostings
    3.31.2016

    This post from Matthew’s blog always work as an inspiration for us to work harder every month.

    Good efforts keep going on.

    Thanks Matthew.

  6. 4.1.2016

    Matt,

    As always thanks! Slowly picking up again … I’m aiming for the #1 spot ;)
    Will take me a while though :(
    Well done everyone else!

  7. Zaneem
    4.1.2016

    Matt,
    I’m a reader of your blog for quite some time. Thought of asking you a question – when the bloggers take vacation, I have seen that their income drops. Sometimes, drastically. Why is that? What are the activities that is so important on a daily basis without which blogs take hit?

    • April 1st, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Actually, the 4 times when I have taken the entire month off – my income increased.

      • Zaneem
        April 3rd, 2016 at 9:46 pm

        Ha Ha. That is nice.
        I’m looking forward to see what bloggers do on a daily basis and how their short term absence can impact their blog. Can you give some insights?

        Probably, I can make in to your round up some time :)

        • April 5th, 2016 at 11:03 am

          Well yes, every time I take significant time off – my earnings go up and that has happened on multiple occasions. It depends if your particular business model relys on you as an individual or not. For example if you do lots of client/consultation work your earnings will drop, but if its affiliate based/your own product – then anything can happen!

          • Zaneem
            April 5th, 2016 at 3:03 pm

            Thank you. Appreciate your reply.

  8. Inspirational & Motivational for lazy kind of person like me =D

    • April 3rd, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Hahaha well what these reports often miss is how many hours worked :)

  9. Buy Backlinks
    4.3.2016

    You are still making good money Matthew.. Congo!

  10. 4.3.2016

    awesome dude.. i am still in learning stage, i following your blog to make my blog healthy seo……

    • April 3rd, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Well, the best advice I can give you is to be consistent and set your first goal to get 100 subscribers.

  11. Felipe
    4.11.2016

    Most of the blogs in this list are blogs that talk about how to make money online. It would be nice if other people from different niches appeared in this list too. the One Hour professor guy is a good example.

    Nice blog!

    • April 11th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      There are lots of different examples from food to games development. If you look at past roundups you’ll also find others that have stopped publishing reports like travel blogs etc

  12. 4.15.2016

    Yo Matty, how does a guy get on this list?

    I broke $100k for the first time this month!

    • April 18th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Just drop me an email with links to your last 3 income reports :)

  13. 4.23.2016

    Awesome results Matt, keep it up!

  14. 6.7.2016

    This is so encouraging! Thanks for sharing these.

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