Income Report Roundup – April 2013

Income report roundupOne 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) LeavingWorkBehind.com – $7,472.42 (+$743.40)

LeavingWorkBehindTom squeezes in to take the top spot for the first time this month with a great performance.

This is a record breaking month for him delivering his biggest single month of income to date, congratulations!

He saw a huge boost in the demand for his writing services which allowed him snag the top spot this month! Let’s see if he can hold onto it next month :)

#2) PinchOfYum.com – $6,914.71 (-$60.59)

PinchOfYumLast month the Pinch Of Yum blog had the biggest month ever and this month they have just fallen short by $60.

Still they managed to earn nearly $7k which is more than impressive considering the niche!

They are still making a great amount of money from BlogHer – keep saying I’m going to check that out, still haven’t got round to it ^^

#3) NerdyNomad.com – $6,458.00 (+$3,466.00)

Nerdy NomadOver the past few months we have seen Kirsty’s earnings decline but last month she put things in place to turn it around.

She has certainly done that more than doubling her income on the previous month and getting her back to familiar levels.

Great to see you getting things moving in your direction again – let’s see you back at the $11,000 mark though :)

#4) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $5,953.23 (+$2,257.64)

Matthew WoodwardLast month I saw a huge drop as I ditched client work to focus on the blog – that has really paid off as you can see!

I even managed to spend a week in Iceland and see that level of growth.

I’ve done a lot of work behind the scenes on my new product (free) that should help move things along in the coming months.

#5) ACoupleTravelers.com – $3,385 (+$253.00)

ACoupleTravelersOne of my favourite blogs in the round up due to my love for travelling, Dave & Vicky have managed to post a nice increase in profit this month.

They have started to use Facebook to grow the sites traffic and have some great advice on how to monetise your site, check it out!

Hopefully our paths will cross on our travels one day :) Still think you’re leaving money on the table ^^

#6) TrueValhalla.com – $2,223.00 (-$3,451.00)

TrueValhallaIt certainly is a turbulent time for Matt posting huge back to back increases and drops in profits.

He has spent a lot of time working in the background to improve his sites and stability across the board – all important work that needs to be done!

However this means he hasn’t spent as much time earning money – but with all the boring work out the way he has a clear focus for next month!

#7) My4HrWorkWeek.com – $2,132.52 (+$291.07)

My4HrWorkWeekEric smashes his personal target of a $2k month for the first time this month!

Out of everyone in this round up, Eric has the most diverse range of income streams and is certainly worth checking out how he makes his money work for him.

He is worried about next month though as he was ranking page 1 of Google for ‘Make Money Online‘ which has slipped to page 2 offering a lot less traffic.

#8) HowIGotRich.net – $1,730.00 (+$1,178.00)

HowIGotRichA great performance from Joe this month as he shoots up from 11th to 8th on the leaderboard!

The big increase in earnings this month comes from picking up some extra writing gigs at oDesk.

Joe wants to be able to earn $3,000 per month by September this year and is making great progress towards that goal!

#9) AvocadoPesto.com – $1,721.00 (+$627.00)

AvocadoPestoThis site is run by Vicky from ACoupleTravelers blog above. This month she has managed to bag an extra $627 with her food blog!

The site had a record breaking month in terms of income/traffic and its interesting to see how her income reports are attracting traffic from Pintrest. Please hook me up with some help/advice on that ^^

I reckon you could make more money using this approach than BuySellAds though!

#10) MoneyHomeBlog.com – $1,675.49 (-$288.19)

MoneyHomeBlogStill have no idea who you are but unfortunately this month wasn’t kind to you taking you from 7th to 10th on the board.

This is mostly because of the increase the others saw though so it isn’t all that bad!

It’s great to see your diversifying your income streams and hopefully we’ll see a plus number next month :)

#11) FallForDesign.com – $1,015.85 (+$310.68)

FallForDesignA new comer to the league table, Autumn is a freelance graphic designer making a decent chunk of change!

She makes most of her money with Etsy and Zazzle which allows her to sell her services.

Not sure if it will help you out or not but check out this post about how I got my logo designed.

#12) BitDoze.com – $681.30 (+$273.98)

BitDozeDragos has moved his way off the bottom of the board this month with a tidy increase in income and traffic.

I believe this is a record month for him as well looking at my historical stats so congratulations are in order!

Let’s see if you can break that $1,000 barrier next month!

#13) INeedDiscipline.com – $585.34 (+$87.02)

MakeMoneyLessonsLast month I reported how Dean had chosen to slack off and it seems to still be catching up with him this month!

Traffic and earnings are pretty much the same as last month which isn’t good to see when you consider he broke the $1,000 mark in December.

Time to bring it!

In Summary

Overall this month the featured bloggers earnt a combined total of $41,947.86 which is up from last months combined total of $37,490.85.

We have seen Tom @ LeavingWorkBehind.com, Vicky @ AvocadoPesto.com & Dragos @ BitDoze.com post record breaking months!

Lets continue that trend as we move deeper into 2013 folks – I know I’ve got a lot of interesting things coming up to finally smash my $10,000 goal.

Performance Tracking

I decided to add these graphs last month so here it is again with the updates and newcomers plotted where possible!

40 Responses

  1. Greg

    Love this post that you do. How many bloggers are you going to be featuring? Room for any more? I’m always on the lookout for other online entrepreneurs that are doing well that i can learn from.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2013 at 4:18 am

      I’ll feature anyone that publishes regular income reports

      • Greg
        April 30th, 2013 at 4:23 am

        I better get started then :-). On a scale of 1 to awesome you’re pretty high up there. Serious high quality blog.

        • Matthew Woodward
          April 30th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

          Haha cheers Greg :) Its an awful lot of work!

  2. Joe

    Are my comments going in the spam trap? Looks like I need to change my email again!

    Thanks for including me on the list again.

    There are some impressive earnings there.

    Good luck for next month everyone!


    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Joe,

      I don’t think so, got a massive queue of comments to work through!

  3. Dave

    Definitely going to check out the link you shared. I do think BuySellAds is a poor alternative since it unnecessarily introduces a middleman into the mix – best to pitch ourselves to advertisers for those spots…

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Dave,

      Thats very true which is why I went the direct option – as you can see its 100% sold out at the moment!

      • Dave
        May 1st, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        oh and btw, I think you may have mistated out income. It was a bit higher.


        The difference is the $1005 which we write “other blogs” but what that really is, is the work we do via acoupletravelers to advertise other blogs, so we count it towards the ACT income.


        • Matthew Woodward
          May 2nd, 2013 at 7:08 pm


          Can you explain a little bit more about the difference please? Not sure I follow you =\

      • Matthew Woodward
        May 2nd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

        Hi Dave,

        I actually increased them on the 1st of April for the first time since the blog started so will probably leave them locked at that for a few months while I take the blog to the next level.

        The Mocco site is just some guys sort of ‘private’ blog where he scrapes content from all of his favourite blogs – pretty cool setup really. Just wish he nofollowed/noindexed the site but meh =\

  4. Simin

    Very inspiring income reports..
    How one day I can show off my income report like them..

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Start publishing them and I’ll include it

  5. Financial Samurai

    Fun post! Is this revenue or operating income before taxes?

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Can’t speak for the individual blogger, but mine is before taxes.

    • Iain
      April 30th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      That is a very interesting question.

      I hadn’t thought of that. I know some people include their expenses as well.

      It would be interesting to see what the projections would be based on normal taxes.

      Also, Financial Samurai. I have seen you soo many similar places, so I thought I would say howdy.

      • Matthew Woodward
        May 2nd, 2013 at 6:48 pm

        It also depends on where you live as to what the taxes are so it might not be relevant to everyone =\

  6. Tom Ewer

    Woo, top spot! :-D

    Cool graph too Matthew :-)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      I’m coming for it dont worry :P

  7. Tom

    Any chance you can do this in £ as well Matt?

    Just looking at my figures for March and I’d scrape into 2nd from bottom although I only own 1 website and do no client work so not too bad but a long way to go.


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2013 at 6:49 pm


      Its easier to keep it in the one currency but I could put like $1,000 / £650 etc if it doesnt confuse the readers to much?

      If you publish your income report in pounds I will do the conversion for you

  8. Dean Saliba

    Hopefully this will teach me not to slack off in future! Time for me to knuckle down and focus. :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Haha that’ll learn you! Lets see you move up 2 places next month huh?

  9. Autumn

    Wow, this is the prettiest income report round-up I ever did see. I love reading all the captions about each blog. It’s like a mini news report. :) And that graph? Totally impressive. I wish I could be one of those big swiggle lines! :)

    PS, I did check out the link regarding the logo. I can’t design a logo worth the life of me.. but.. how you tracked to see what logo engages a user more is really interesting. I will have to do that!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Autumn,

      You are one of the squiggly lines :) I’m sure in time you will have the biggest line ^^

      I love how design can impact and influence people, really interesting stuff!

  10. grasya

    these internet geniuses making money online are very inspiring.. im gearing up to be like them too.. hopefully soon ^_^

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 5th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Just takes a wee bit of time and effort :)

      • Iain
        May 5th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        A wee bit might be an understatement.

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 6th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

          Welllll you gotta work hard to play hard right?

          • Iain
            May 6th, 2013 at 10:51 pm


  11. Filipe

    I would be between #6 and #7 if I was publishing my income reports :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 9th, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Then publish them :P

  12. choikh

    Matthew, I think the graph is too hard for me to read.
    There are too many line which make it not so readable. :(

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Yeah I thought that as well – do you have a suggestion of how it could be better?

  13. Erin Bender (Travel With Bender)

    Great post, awesome resource. It’s nice to see where we rank with other blogs. We only just started this month and can place ourselves in 6th place. Thanks for the information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Do you post regular income reports?

  14. Deby at Moms Make Money

    I publish a monthly income report on my site at Moms Make Money It’s usually up within 3 or 4 days of the month end and I’d love to be featured on your page and in your rankings.
    My April earnings came in at $1,953.81 putting me at number 8 in the list above.
    I’m actually very new to blogging and only started earning in January so I’ve been working hard and with great success. May will be slightly down but I’m still happy with it.
    Thanks for rounding up all this info – its really useful to visit all the other sites.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 30th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Deby,

      Love it :)

      Please drop me an email and we can talk a little more – just missed out on this months, but next month ^^

  15. saravanan

    Could You help me a free way of increasing my blog`s page rank. You site is so much great. I liked it. My blog is about/ Thank you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 29th, 2013 at 10:40 am


      Replicate your competitors backlink profile manually perhaps?

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