Income Report Roundup – January 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) DollarsAndRoses.com – $18,572.57 (+$5,081.09)

The DollarsAndRoses.com blog made great progress this month adding over $5,000 to the bottom line!

This increase comes from 3 key areas – first of all they stepped up their game on the House Of Rose blog, grew out their 1 year old niche site and earnt $1,260 for a book advance!

Hats off to Jeff & Mandy for a great month! Let’s see if I can beat you next month though :P

#2) AdSenseFlippers.com – $6,756.81 (-$9,367.77)

After a huge month in November it looks like Justin’s earnings are returning back to normal levels. However this month Justin only built 3 new sites compared to the 141 he built in October.

I think someone might have slacked off over the festive period :)

After getting sick of wading through all the junk Justin actually has a great niche idea to highlight the best threads from the WarriorForum. Strangely I started a a similar thread at BHW – great minds n all that jazz!

#3) NerdyNomad.com – $5,030.00 (+$135.00)

Kirsty from NerdyNomad.com delivers another consistent month of earnings with a bit of extra pocket money in the growth department.

Most of her earnings come from advertising sales and guest post sales, in fact that accounted for $4,697 of it! Zing!

One thing Kirsty should do though is sort out her site speed – I gave up browsing around the rest of the blog and nearly didn’t include her in this post.

#4) LeavingWorkBehind.com – $4,314.00 (-$1,462.00)

Although Tom’s December report shows a drop from November he has moved his way up the leader board here. In November I challenged him to move above IncomePress.com in earnings and look what has happened :)

Most of his earnings come from freelance writing – in just 41 hours he was able to earn $3,775.12 which works out to be around $92 an hour, not bad for a bit of keyboard head-butting!

In his post Tom says “I could have made the time but I’d rather enjoy each day than overwork myself for no particularly justifiable reason.” – after a 14 hour day yesterday and possibly another one today, that has me thinking!

#5) PinchOfYum.com – $4,277.00 (-$505.70)

This is one of my favourite blogs from the list simply because it goes against the grain and is a great example of how you can make any niche profitable online.

About a third of Lindsay’s earnings come from her Tasty Food Photography eBook with other earnings come from Adsense, Bluehost and BlogHer. I keep seeing people earning quite well with BlogHer, on the list to checkout I think!

Keep up the good work Lindsay – how about some quick to make high protein, low fat, low carb recipes for busy people like myself =D

#6) IncomePress.com – $4,230.71 (-$1,248.39)

As we move into the number 6 position we can see that Joey from IncomePress.com has also taken a big hit this month.

His income comes from a variety of affiliate source with most of it coming from Bluehost (another common name in earning reports).

What is interesting though is how he is earning money with YouTube videos, last month his Coquito Recipe video got a total of 17,735 views earning him a tidy $131.56! Will be interesting to see what drove that video more than any of the others once he has drilled into the data.

#7) TrueValhalla.com – $2,973.00 (+$581.00)

Finally another income report that has shown some growth! Was getting worried for a second!

Matthew is a talented HTML5 developer and works with partners to create and distribute games allowing him to create a near passive income stream.

This is an interesting take to making money online and Matthew is currently riding the crest of the HTML5 wave. I have no doubt that by the time HTML5 becomes a ‘standard’ Matthew will have firmly established himself as an expert in his field.

It makes me wonder what he could do for this blog, hmmmmmm.

#8) My4HrWorkWeek.com – $1,473.98 (-$102.60)

Eric sees a slight drop this month but when you consider that in October he only earnt $300 then that $100 drop is irrelevant!

He continues to bounce around the first 3 pages for ‘make money online‘ with his 142 ways to make money online post – hopefully that link will help him out a bit :)

The Lending Club continues to make him money and he has now invested in a total of 153 loans with a 5.8% return. I’m looking forward to his upcoming guide around this, you can be sure I’ll be using his affiliate link when he eventually publishes it *hint* :P

#9) SchoolOfPodcasting.com – $1,414.00 (+$217.00)

Dave Jackson will teach you everything you need to know about podcasting and his latest income report shows a small increase from the previous month.

Most of his income is generating from his podcasting membership site and personal consultation services.

He would have probably earnt more if he wasn’t kicking it back at the New Media Expo in Vegas though – see you there next year brother ^^

#10) HowIGotRich.net – $334.00 (-$882.00)

Joe is from the UK but living in Thailand (jealous) and had a pretty tough time with all of the Google changes in 2012. I have seen a lot of people in this situation but it’s great to see that Joe is picking himself up and driving forward with lessons learnt.

He is going to be creating a new product with a partner, get back into content writing and is also going to give affiliate marketing one last shot. Although I have to disagree with Joe when he says it is a risky way to make money online – it’s only risky if you solely rely on SEO ;)

Engage your audience directly and remove that risk – in fact; forget Google exists!

#11) BitDoze.com – $151.00 (-$225.00)

Dragos is still working hard to grow his blog with this month’s income report.

He managed to publish a total of 16 posts (kudos) and increased traffic slightly however the bottom line earnings took a fairly big hit!

Whats going on over there Dragos?

In Summary

Well it seems that for the most part December was a month of decline for most! I’m going to put this down to people slacking off more across the festive period!

Heck I had all of December off which brought this blogs earnings down from $9,315.59 in November to a considerably lower $5,796.03 in December.

Luckily though each and every person on this list will have the drive and motivation behind them that the new year brings so I expect to see much bigger things from everyone in next month’s roundup.

Time to bring it folks!

Bring It On

You can check out all of my personal income reports here!

22 Responses

  1. Eric | My 4-Hour Workweek

    Hey Matt, thanks for the mention here! It’s an honor to be listed among so many other blogs I admire. Great roundup post, I enjoyed reading about everyone else’s month.

    As for the Lending Club investing guide…I’m hoping to publish that next week!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 11:40 am

      No worrys – lets see you push up the ranks next month. Tom from leavingworkbehind.com reckons he is going to steal the number 3 spot, pffff thats MY SPOT! ^^

      Drop me a mail when you’ve published it!

  2. Richard Farrar

    I didn’t think January had finished yet. Today’s the 29th and at my last count January had 31 days, or am I missing something?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 3:42 pm


      This is January’s round up of Decembers reports – unfortunately not everyone publishes their reports on the 1st/2nd of the month and some of them don’t get published until the 20th-27th which obviously delays my post :)

      Hope that makes sense, does in my head!

      • Richard Farrar
        January 29th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

        Ah, got it thanks. I obviously was missing something. Doh.

        • Matthew Woodward
          January 29th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

          No problem :)

  3. Batuhan

    Hello Matt

    Thank you for your article.
    I think you should add Pat Flynn ( you know SmartPassiveIncome.com / http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/my-monthly-income-report-december-2012/ )


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Will do thank you!

  4. Matthew

    Thanks for the mention! December was a tough month for me. As a novice blogger and online content creator it’s really something to be ranked amongst others of such high caliber. Some of these numbers are just incredible – what a brilliant age to live in!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Matt,

      I think you have the potential to establish yourself as the go to guy with all things HTML5! Sent you an email anyway ;)

  5. Justin

    Thanks for the love, man! We’re definitely in great company here!

    It’s always great to see how others are earning…it definitely helps us with ideas, hehe.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      No worrys – race you to the top? :P

  6. ChrisCD

    I love the photo and do love the round-up. Continues to keep me motivated. Our Adsense income dropped from near $1800 to about $150/mo. New “product” sale income dropped even further, but the returning sales from existing client’s remains high.

    I don’t think I want to post that info on the company site so maybe I will keep track of it here each month. Lesson: don’t ever forget about your existing client base. They can be quite powerful.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 3:46 pm


      Glad you enjoyed the post will continue to produce them each month!

      Google has certainly thrown a few curveballs this year and Adsense always seems volatile to me.

      In my opinion, once you have a customer – they are yours for life ;)

  7. Karen

    Nice round up Matthew. I’m really glad to be introduced to some of these sites.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      No worrys – I’ll publish another next month =D

  8. Raphael

    I was getting worried about TrueValhalla.com too, it’s good to see he’s still going strong ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2013 at 8:40 am

      I don’t think he’ll be having any problems ^^

  9. Hitesh Patel

    Man, I dont know how everyone keeps making money on blogging. I been trying for years and not even made a dollar. Hurts to see this honesty when your trying to achieve the same result and yet you fail :(

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Got an example of something you have done?

  10. Malcolm Simmonds

    Hey Matt! Nice roundup. Good to see you have got off your fat a** in January – after slothing it in December!

    ‘Oliday, what’s that?

    Keep the great posts coming. :-)


    • Matthew Woodward
      February 1st, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Its taken me a month to get back into the full swing of it! Only this last week I’ve been cranking out the 12+ hour days consistently again!

      Catch you soon Malc!

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