Income Report Roundup – December 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-

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#1) ACoupleTravelers.com – $17,840.00 (+$3,938.00)

ACoupleTravelersDave & Vicky have switched down a gear this month into a slower routine, it has certainly paid off!

They have spent time building new blogging partnerships which makes up most of their income.

Unfortunately they didn’t do so well with the latest page rank update!

#2) MakingSenseofCents.com – $13,387.00 (+$1,460.00)

MakingSenseofCentsMichelle was featured in the roundup for the first time last month and is making good progress.

This was her first full time month of self-employment and wanted to end the year in a bang!

I think we can all agree she has certainly done that! Ka-Pow!

#3) TrueValhalla.com – $12,567.00 (+$10,022.00)

TrueValhallaWithout doubt Matt has done the most impressive job all round this month.

He has set a bunch of new records including most earnings & most traffic all while launching a complete redesign.

Most of his income is coming from his HTML5 game licensing to a range of publishers.

#4) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $11,407.36 (+$1,551.57)

Matthew WoodwardAt long last I have broken my $10,000 target but have stayed in 4th position, dang!

I also won the best affiliate blog of 2013 from the Affiliate Summit team which is by far the most prestigious award the blog has had yet.

I was invited to film at the Google Campus in London to be part of a new documentary looking at digital nomads, more details soon ;)

#5) GodOfSEO.co – $11,313.00 (+$6,281.00)

GodOfSEOCharles took a break last month which saw a huge drop – nice to see he has bounced back this month!

Most of Charles earnings are made up from client/consultation work which is why he has big drop offs taking breaks.

But out of everyone in these income reports, he is coming along leaps and bounds building a great future for himself day by day. Keep on playing player :)

#6) PinchOfYum.com – $10,812.76 (-$4,236.06)

PinchOfYumThe PinchOfYum team had a scorcher of a month last month but things have cooled down a bit.

That’s not to say it wasn’t an awesome month, those kind of earnings would have put them #1 in the roundup not so long ago.

They bring up an interesting topic though and that is finding the fine balance between work and life, something I personally struggle with as well. It is a fine line to walk.

#7) Moms-Make-Money.com – $4,826.86 (-$66.20)

MomsMakeMoneyDeby’s income has grown steadily month on month but looks to have hit a plateau this month.

This has happened with nearly every single blog I have featured in the roundups so I wouldn’t worry that much!

It was however her 1st blogging birthday and I think we can all agree she has done a great job in her first year.

#8) LostCyclist.me – $3,543.96 (+$265.82)

LostCyclistQuinton posts a small but important increase this month after a lot of growth recently.

It sounds like he has had a busy month launching 2 new sites, getting a YouTube account banned and upsetting Clickbank.

Hopefully he has managed to have some time off over the festive period!

#9) MakeMoneyOnlineHQ.com.au – $1,294.31 (+$500.31)

MakeMoneyOnlineHQGreg was making a slow recovery from Penguin damage last month and it looks like he is right on track!

He has also had a very busy month – seems to be a common trait this month amongst all the bloggers!

It’s a shame he had to deal with legal issues for one of his sites though.

#10) MakeMoneyLessons.com – $736.13 (-$638.05)

MakeMoneyLessonsDean has had a hard time the past month posting a near 50% drop in income!

He is stuck between a rock and a hard place because even though traffic has increased, it is from countries that don’t bring in much advertising revenue.

He should consider geo targeting some ads or removing ads entirely for those users in exchange for opt in boxes with an engagement funnel on the back end.

#11) My4HrWorkWeek.com – $364.40 (+$110.57)

My4HrWorkWeekEric has an interesting way of generating money which is truly passive with zero effort.

He uses a range of things like loans, fantasy sports teams & mini sites.

All of his time & energy is being spent on a new site which he is yet to reveal!

#12) AvocadoPesto.com – $303.00 (-$956.00)

AvocadoPestoVicky posts a big drop this month but seeing as her sister site (ACoupleTravelers) did so well I doubt she is worried.

Earnings have been up and down like a yoyo for the past few months for the travelling food blog.

Now they have switched into a slower travelling gear we might see AvocadoPesto restored to its former glory!

#13) 87Studios.net – $232.40 (-$25.86)

87StudiosLast month’s newcomers have seen a slight drop off in traffic & earnings this month.

Browsing around the blog though it is clear they are doing an awesome job with content – it’s just a matter of time.

I would like to see them integrate some of the principles I discussed at Boston SEO here to help things a long a bit.

In Summary

There we only 13 blogs featured this month compared to last month’s 14 that published income reports.

Luckily though that hasn’t had an impact on the total combined earnings, not by a long shot.

Last month the blogs earned a combined total of $77,977.94 which has increased massively to $88,628.18 this month!

I want to give a special shout to Matt for his fantastic performance this month with a $10,022 increase – well done!

You should also take a look at some of the things Charles is getting up to, he is attacking from all angles at the moment!

And last but not least, congratulations to Dave & Vicky for reclaiming the elusive number 1 spot once again! Hopefully our paths will cross again soon.

Last month I wanted to see if we could break the $90,000 barrier collectively & we just missed it.

But December is always one of the most profitable months for a lot of industry’s so buckle up for next month’s roundup!

Performance Tracking

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

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52 Responses

  1. owaiswiz

    You Performed Quite Well.I keep a watch on yours and charle’s blog (jacob king’s too).
    Happy To See You both increasing your revenue.
    Good luck to your future.
    I too hope to achieve that much earnings too in the near future.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks :)

  2. Harsh

    Great.. Matthew, sending you an email.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Cheers :)

  3. Yeison

    Hey Matt, You congrats you broke your 10k line … Congratulations to everyone on this list, keep working hard and believe in yourselves !!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Gracias Mai!

  4. Financial Samurai

    It’s great to see direct advertising is alive and well! Just goes to show that Google doesn’t really care. I’m the fool focused on affiliate advertising.

    Let the good times roll!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      It is indeed, it has just evolved a little :)

  5. Chris

    A great article, the depth of info shared by the bloggers is fantastic!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Kudos to them all for sharing!

  6. Guide to Attract

    Hope very soon i will be listed among income reports earner of the month..

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Let me know when you have published 3 reports!

  7. MrHenry

    Out of the thousands of blogs that don’t even rate a blip on the radar I think the common thread with most of these blogs is that they have all located their audience prior to being built-they have all identified the groups of people who share an interest, or problem, seen where these people hang out and then gone ahead and built a blog around that. Very wise indeed. A lot of people approach blogging from the other way, and then chase the readers.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Nice observation :)

  8. Stefan

    Congrats Matthew, glad you hit the 10k mark.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Stefan!

  9. Matthew

    As always, thanks for the feature, Matt. I’ve really enjoyed following the progress of all of these blogs and competing with them for the top spots here!

    It’s incredible that someone making $10,000 this month would still rank in 7th place…

    Here’s to 2014!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Yeah its crazy after tracking the blogs for so long!

  10. Charles Floate

    Wow Matt, nice to see you finally broke that $10k mark!

    Thanks I aim to kep on playin, “Erry day I’m hustlin” comes to mind ;)

    Merry Christmas pal!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Charles! I’m sure you’ll storm it in the new year!

  11. Kate

    This is awesome & just what I need for motivation as we move into the new year! Thanks for putting this together.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      No worrys :)

  12. Steve

    Hey great stuff Matthew, love these multi-blog updates.

    Hopefully in a few months you’ll be able to add my site to the list :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Drop me a mail when you have published 3 income reports :)

  13. Kingsley

    I found this shared on Kingged.com and I have to say it’s very encouraging. Thanks for taking the time to always comply these, Matthew!

    It’s certainly important for others to see how these bloggers/Internet marketers are doing and what they are doing to achieve these results. Of course this doesn’t mean everyone can achieve similar earnings, but it helps to keep most people encouraged and inspired.

    It gives that feeling of – if they could do it, I can do it too, :)

    And the best part is that one gets to see when these bloggers/Internet marketers actually drop in earnings and why, and can learn from that as well.

    Thanks again, Matthew, for taking the time to always compile these!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Hi Kingsley,

      Well it should at least show people whats actually going on behind the scenes from lots of angles :)

  14. Sunday

    On the average, I am sure most of the websites highlighted in this post have made good progress within the holiday season. Its good having blogs like ACoupleTravelers.com still maintain top spot in most of the income roundups published in 2013!

    I have shared the above comment also in kingged.com where this post was published for Internet markters.
    Sunday – kingged.com contributor


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks for the share Sunday :)

  15. Shalu Sharma

    Dave and Vicky seems to be having a great time with their blogs. Well done to them.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      They sure do! Rockin n rollin!

  16. Yisroel Reiss

    Matt – congratulations!!! I have been following you for a while now and am SO SO happy you beat the 10k/month mark. If anyone deserves it, it is you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Yisroel!

  17. Tobbe

    Congrats on your 10k goal!

    Side question. Why don’t you remove the default website for commenters who don’t enter their own?

    To lazy huh? I bet you’re already aware of it :D

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Sometimes I remember but when your processing hundreds of emails, comments and forum posts per day it slips through. Like this one :P

  18. Michael Belk

    Matthew those are some impressive stats. I like them because I can draw some inspiration from them.


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Glad to be of service :)

  19. Joy

    Awesome initiative Matt, I dont know if anybody has ever done this to motivate and promote other bloggers like the way you do. I have a small doubt matt, i thought i could ask you. Can i just mail you some of my doubts though i know you are a busy person but i also know as one of the biggest help. Awaiting your reply!
    (P.S – My English Is BAD! I KNOW :P)

  20. Alok

    This is cool. I hope to be part of the gang though my earnings are very dismal at the moment.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 30th, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Let me know when you have published some reports!

      • Alok
        March 18th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

        I have published the income reports and they can be seen at http://aloksoni.com/category/passive-income-reports/

        • Matthew Woodward
          March 19th, 2014 at 8:04 am

          Well you need to be consistent and provide value in the reports. You only have sept and oct from last year

  21. Andrew

    Its good to see that many different bloggers are able to make a very good living online. I am working hard on my blog to get it up there!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Good luck in 2014 Andrew!

  22. Joe

    Great to see so many people making over $10,000 a month.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2014 at 11:40 am

      A few people breaking the barrier in recent months!

  23. Ryley Kade

    Awesome post. It is really cool to see how well people are doing with blogging. Definitely gives me some hope that one day I will be able to make a living off of blogging.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Less hoping, more doing :)

  24. Stuart Walker

    Matt here’s an IM blog you might not know of that does income reports. Maybe you’ll want to include it. Decent blog too.


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 19th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Will check it out thanks!

  25. Matthew

    What a superb list. I just totally redid by blog and working on a bunch of new content. Most of my SEO clients are referred from traditional media buying companies I work with but but my goal is to really grow my blog traffic and put my site to work this year. Thanks for sharing, its always great to find smart, successful people who are really making it happen online.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 10th, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Get some income reports published then :)

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