Income Report Roundup – August 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) ACoupleTravelers.com – $14,867.00 (+$4,947.00)

ACoupleTravelersFor the third month in a row Dave & Vicky hold onto the top spot with their best performance yet!

We crossed paths in Prague at the start of the month but more on that in the next income report!

Great work on shattering the elusive $10k barrier!

#2) TrueValhalla.com – $7,206.00 (+$1,641.00)

TrueValhallaMatt had a a huge boost last month and has continued the trend with further growth this month!

He unexpectedly had a bunch of time to play with this month – what did he do with that time?

He built a HTML5 game in less than 48 hours which made him $2,000 in a week! Zing.

#3) PinchOfYum.com – $7,084.85 (-$1,588.77)

PinchOfYumAfter a $1,579 increase last month the food blog posts a near equal drop this month.

It was however the biggest month in terms of income at $11,121 but it was also the biggest month of expenses at $4,037.

Looks like Bjork & Lindsay have got a new product up their sleeves though ^^

#4) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $6,688.12 (-$2,678.07)

Matthew WoodwardI’m still chasing down that $10,000 target, the only problem is every time I get close I slack off a little ^^

This is the start of a continued trend of slacking off in August as I refresh myself to drive forward.

We all got to take a break some time right =D Next months income report will be very interesting indeed…

#5) LeavingWorkBehind.com – $6,150.00 (-$2,737.00)

LeavingWorkBehindTom’s earnings have been consistently high for months but they take a decent hit this month!

I think we can let Tom off though seeing as he took sometime to enjoy himself in Turkey!

Nice to see that time off has allowed him to reflect on the direction of his business – good luck sir!

#6) LostCyclist.me – $2,649.41 (+$551.28)

LostCyclistQuinton manages to push a nice increase on profits this month but still remains locked in at the number 6 spot!

He did however have some success with his latest niche site – I’m sure the follow up post will be tight!

If you really want to boost your productivity though – check this out.

#7) Moms-Make-Money.com – $2,078.42 (+$510.69)

MomsMakeMoneyDeby has managed to change her fortunes this month increasing profits after last months loss.

Not only that but this was a record month for her breaking the $2k barrier for the first time – congratulations!

Nice to see a very diverse set of income streams driving that total figure.

#8) FallForDesign.com – $1,986.60 (+$636.54)

FallForDesignAutumn is another blogger that managed to change her fortunes this month!

Working less and taking a break has encouraged Autumn to explore new ways to drive passive income.

Who can blame her? Who wouldn’t want free money without any regular work!

#9) GodOfSEO.co – $1,842.00 New Entry

GodOfSEOCharles Floate publishes his first income report after much nagging!

He has driven the blog forward on a number of fronts and is planting valuable seeds.

That and he is pretty good at p****** the right people off ^^

#10) AvocadoPesto.com – $1,444.00 (+$541.00)

AvocadoPestoVicky’s income report is contained within the ACoupleTravelers report and see’s a boost this month.

The increase was mostly due to some new direct advertising deals on the blog.

Great work on growing that blogging partnership – can you continue the trend next month?

#11) MakeMoneyLessons.com – $813.73 (+$118.29)

MakeMoneyLessonsThis blog was formally known as INeedDiscipline.com and has undergone a name & domain change this month.

Dean is currently in a transitional period between the 2 domains!

Changing domain is always a high risk move so I hope all goes well – let me know if your SEO takes a hit!

#12) WeBloggerz.com – $730.00 (+$410.00)

We BloggerzAnother newcomer to the income report round up Ansh has shown steady growth!

He published a bunch of posts and guest posts on the blog this month along with upgrading the site.

Let’s see you continue the growth trend next month!

#13) CloudLivingJourney.com – $575.62 (-$505.16)

CloudLivingJourneyTung has done a great job with his blog over the past few months so it is a shame to see him post a loss like this.

It’s not all doom and gloom though as he was able to recover his penalised niche site that was driving the income.

Things are looking up for next month!

#14) My4HrWorkWeek.com – $441.76 (-$98.28)

My4HrWorkWeekEric is still having a tough time restoring his earnings to their former glory this month.

He has had a lot of distractions in his personal life which hasn’t allowed time for him to push forward online.

So although he posted a minor loss – he hasn’t really had to do any work to earn this month!

In Summary

Well you have got to give it to Dave & Vicky for not only holding onto the top spot – but for shattering the $10k barrier.

I was hoping to beat them to it but you can’t win them all hey =D

On the flip side some of the top blogs posted pretty big loses this month with PinchOfYum, LeavingWorkBehind.com and myself posting a combined total decrease of -$7,003.84!

Last month the bloggers earnt a combined total of $54,159.68 – which has slightly increased to $54,557.16 this month.

Although this months round-up features 2 blogs less than last month.

Maybe next month we will break the collective $60,000 barrier – can’t let Dave & Vicky do all the hard work right?

Performance Tracking

I only include the earnings history of the top 10 blogs each month to make the graphs easy to read.

51 Responses

  1. Matthew

    You wouldn’t believe how much I look forward to seeing this round up each month. It’s nice to rank 2nd for July, but I’m eying off 1st place! :P

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:16 pm


  2. Quinton Hamp @ The Lost Cyclist

    Congrats to acoupleoftravelers for blasting their way into the pro leagues.

    Now, if that isn’t motivating, I don’t know what is.

    TSW is pretty cool. Nice thing is, I don’t have many things to keep track of… just a lot of distractions.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      TSW will prevent distractions ^^

  3. Greg Nunan

    WOW congrats Dave and Vicky – That’s some nice coin!

    What, I didn’t make the cut this month Matt? Is this an Aus vs Eng Ashes thing? :-)

    Look forward to seeing how everyone goes next month.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:14 pm


      I actually wrote this about 10 days ago and you hadn’t published in time

  4. Matt B

    I like the idea of sharing the earnings of a few others, and I have to say it’s pretty inspiring sir!

    I’ve got traffic and VERY little income. Seems I spent so much time trying to figure out how to get traffic, that I neglected to consider what my next phase is to be.

    At least now I’m focused on 3 sites instead of the 8 or 9 that I had before. Got to get focused.

    I’m relatively new to your blog, but genuinely getting a lot of value from it. Just wanted to say thanks!

    Best wishes!

    -Matt B.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Hi Matt,

      Well the first thing you need to do before making money is create some great content, which gets traffic and builds trust/relationships.

      Money is the last piece of the puzzle so you are on the right track!

      One of the biggest mistakes people tend to make is trying to work on many sites at once, so keep your focus and good things will come!

  5. Febro

    Thats a nice surprise this month. It’s interesting to see how other niches perform. Thanks to you once more!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      no worrys :)

  6. Sandipan Mukherjee

    Inspirational post for newbie bloggers. All the best for the next month.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks =D

  7. Brendan

    Looks good, I am still a reader and not a do’er yet I am in the stage of releasing my own game for mobile then will create a site based off that and looking at matthew and his html5 game makes things look promising for me! Cant wait!

    Always love reading you’re content!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Yeah Matt is doing really well and is a great guy as well – give him a shout he will probably help you out!

      • Matthew
        August 29th, 2013 at 12:11 am

        I will indeed. Feel free to email me Brendan: [email protected]

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 2nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

          see ^^

  8. Paleo Vegetarian

    It’s really inspiring to read other blog’s income reports, and it gives me something to aim towards for when I launch my own blog.

    You were right I really did enjoy all those videos.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      =D let’s see you featured in the future then huh?

      • Zach
        August 28th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

        I am wondering – if it would be possible to email you to have a little discussion (sort of looking for a mentor, but hard to explain)

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 3rd, 2013 at 7:32 pm

          Sure just drop me a line!

  9. cory

    Hey Matthew,

    Amazing how far your site has come in 12 months. Keep up the good work.

    Do you actually verify the income or do you rely on the honesty(!) of the site owners?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks very much.

      I just publish what people say in the income reports

  10. John Gibb

    hi Matt

    I think these reports are fantastic… I’d take this idea, and create a private mastermind group where all of the individuals featured in this post (and maybe more similar folks) will have the opportunity to share their strategies for generating organic/free traffic to their sites…

    What do you say? :)

    I’ve been building niche sites and doing SEO/affiliate marketing for about a decade now, and would love to join a mastermind on FB or something like that…

    If any of you guys are interested to hear more about my approach to niche site building and SEO/affiliate marketing, the you could grab a free PDF report I share with subscribers…

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:09 pm


      I would say that for the most part all of the income reports featured already share all of that information publically.

  11. Chris

    …and in the #15 spot, I’m closing in on the $75 mark!


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      hahaha you have to start somewhere ^^

  12. Charles Floate

    Thanks for the entry Matt, I think you hit the nail on the head when it comes to p****** the right people off, hehe!

    • Charles Floate
      August 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Also, sorry to add but you put .com for me, it’s .co :3

      • Matthew Woodward
        August 28th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        Fixed ^^

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      you do a good job of that lol

      • Charles Floate
        August 29th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Thanks ^.^

        I also dropped you an email, not too sure but I think it’s bouncing at the moment?

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

          I got a bunch of emails to catch up on while im away

  13. Zach

    You’re going to laugh, but my big celebration will be when I generate $50 a month… let alone $4000 lol

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Everyone starts somewhere! Good luck!

  14. Tung

    Haha great job Matt!
    I will get to higher spot this month :P
    PS: Hope this comment won’t be stuck in trash

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 29th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      This one actually came through ^^

      • Tung
        August 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

        So happy haha

  15. RoadtoOnePercent


    I know my numbers are not high enough to bevery competitive in your income rreport race but I would love to participate.

    Here are my income reports


    Thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Drop me an email ;)

  16. Dave

    winner winner chicken dinner

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Dinners on you when you hit the UK then right :P

  17. Shalu Sharma

    Nice to see these reports. I have worked with Vicky and Dave and they are doing a great job of their travel site. I have been following Tom Ewer too and good to see him actually leave work behind. Thanks for the compilation.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 14th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      No worrys :)

  18. Dionne

    Matt, I know this is not relevant to this post, but how did you get soooo much traffic from posting in forums?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 2nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Well it all starts with having great content that people talk about/read/discuss/share

  19. Sunday

    Kudos to Dave & Vicky for another consistent profit online. It goes to show that their website is still being appreciated by visitors for the value it offers. I would want also want to congratulate Charles Floate for making this list as a new entrant. It goes to show there is room at the top for everyone – even relatively unknown bloggers!

    I left the above comment in kingged.com where this income report roundup was posted.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 2nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Charles is doing some good work – people can learn a lot from watching what he does :)

  20. Dean Saliba @Make Money Lessons

    Thanks for the inclusion again Matt. As others have already said this is also a favourite post of mine as it gives me a chance to check out what other blogs are making without me having to get off my big b*** and search for sites individually. :)

    And start looking over your shoulder, because I’m aiming to jump up this list very soon! :P

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 8th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Let’s see you put that talk into some walk huh :P

  21. Eric | My 4-Hour Workweek

    Matt, thanks for continuing to include me on this list. Despite my recent struggles, it’s still an honor to be included among others who have achieved a lot of great things online.

    Hopefully I’ll show some improvement in the coming months and work my way out of last place!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 11th, 2013 at 11:04 am

      No worrys – lets see you drop some hustle n flow in the near future!

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