Income Report Roundup – May 2015

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 – $32,474.00 (+$17,323.00)

MakingSenseofCentsMichelle has posted her best month ever more than doubling up on last month.

This was in part to selling another website she ran in order to gain more focus on key projects like her blog.

However she also saw a huge jump in her affiliate income which resulted in her storming the #1 spot this month!

#2) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $26,283.41 (+$14,068.19)

Matthew WoodwardAfter a couple of big drops this month saw a huge recovery!

This was largely down to the launch of an exclusive internet marketing deals section & jumps in affiliate income.

I have however being traveling for the past 6 weeks straight into finding & moving house this week, so let’s see how that has affected income this coming Monday.

#3) PinchOfYum.com – $25,496.19 (+$131.68)

PinchOfYumAfter celebrating their 5 year anniversary last month the team have maintained earnings this month.

Interestingly they have handed over the management of their blog ads to an external company. This is something they have experimented with for a while so it will be interesting to see what happens.

There is some great advice throughout their income report as usual, so don’t miss it!

#4) PassionIntoPayChecks.com – $12,000.00 (+$10,500.00)

passiontopaychecksJosh is a newcomer to the round this month and post’s his best month ever.

His income is made up from a number of niche sites that are broken down site by site in his income report for you to see.

He also sold his first website this month which led to a huge jump in his income from last month.

#5) TrueValhalla.com – $10,463.00 (+$5,643.00)

TrueValhallaMatt was distracted last month with tax season but what a difference a little focus makes.

However it wasn’t smooth sailing as he spent half of the month with a hand injury, which is pretty important for programming and well – men in general.

But despite that he adjusted how he spent his time and moved forward on organization, research and design which has him primed and ready for his passion project Aeon Chapters.

#6) CubicleHoudini.com – $6,346.00 (-$4,155.77)

cubiclehoudiniYou might remember Quinton Hamp from the roundups when he published income reports on TheLostCyclist.

His new blog has being up and running for a while and gets featured here for the first time, posting a month on month loss unfortunately.

However he has some very interesting projects running at the moment including his product Houdini Act One.

#7) MyTanFeet.com – $4,041.22 (-$410.65)

MyTanFeetYeison & Samantha manage to remain steady this month while spending time in an inclusive resort.

Don’t be fooled though, they are working hard at launching something much bigger than the blog – a dedicated affiliate network.

This is already starting to bear fruit as they forge new deals and continue to grow!

#8) FreeYouNow.com – $2,214.31 (+$1,015.16)

freeyounowPaul Piotrowski was new to the roundup last month and post another increase this month.

Last month he hammered through 31 posts in 31 days and he is done exactly the same again this month across a range of topics.

Although his traffic dropped he did manage to pickup some mentoring/coaching work which saw his income jump again.

#9) DumbPassiveIncome.com – $1,634.71 (+$96.16)

DumbPassiveIncomeMatt’s passive income streams have allowed him to maintain earning levels this month.

He still continues to invest time with his family and introduced a 4th child to the family this month, a puppy.

His income comes from a mix of sources included amazon niche sites and selling physical products he sourced and placed in Amazons warehouses himself.

#10) OneHourProfessor.com – $1,127.36 (+$224.47)

ohpHitting a hat trick third month in a row Ron is seeing continued growth.

While he only managed to write a couple of blog posts this month, he did manage to finish and launch his first Udemy course.

Although the course is available now, he hasn’t properly launched it yet and is building out his launch sequence this month – stay tuned!

#11) LifestyleUltimatum.com – $482.05 (-$137.07)

lifestyleutmAndrea continues to focus on working with clients rather than building the blog.

This is reflected in the drop in income this month for the blog although he would like to transition to full time blogger one day.

With that said he is wondering about what to do with the blog and it’s future direction.

#12) MissBiziBee.com – $452.60 (+$274.86)

bizziKaitlin is a new blogger but has posted a great month this time around.

Traffic is up by 80% and her earnings doubled but most of her income came from the growth of her craft based Etsy shop.

Who would of known that selling Britney Spears costumes (and others) could be so profitable huh?

#13) IncomeMesh.com – $354.36 (+$261.30)

incomemeshDrazen Prastalo was a newcomer last month and posts his first increase in the roundup this month.

This was also his first month working fulltime on his web business after quitting his job on the 1st of April – congratulations!

He launched his first free WordPress plugin to build content upgrade popups and continues to grow his blog.

#14) MyRecipeBook.co.uk – $38.09 (-$6.47)

myrecipeCharlottle has decided to make some major changes to her blog recently.

This includes changing the name, domain name and a total rebrand with everything she has learned so far – a high risk strategy!

Unfortunately this will be the last month she posts her income in the reports as she doesn’t believe income should be her focus right now.

#15) RestaurantCoverings.com – -$92.50 (-$25.26)

PhilipPhilip is still growing his blog but was distracted by the day job this month.

He didn’t get to publish many posts or work on his kindle book and traffic dropped by 600 visits month on month.

Still he continues to invest time and money in his new blog and has lots of opportunities to explore this month.

In Summary

Last month brought 3 new bloggers to the roundup and this month saw 2 more new ones, it’s great to see more & more people publish income reports to track their growth and share their knowledge.

Be sure to check out the reports of some of the lower earners, these are the guys fighting a real fight and you can learn a lot from their experiences.

Last month all of the blogs featured earned a combined total of $74,639.66, but this month that has seen a huge jump to $123,314.81!

The vast majority of the blogs tracked posted increases including some huge jumps by the heavy hitters towards the top of the table.

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.

22 Responses

  1. Brad

    You should add this site to your report: http://www.nichesiteazon.com/income-reports/

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Needs to publish 3 consecutively first

  2. Paul Graham

    Hey Matthew,

    I love these reports. (think I might have said that the last time too!)

    You should check out…


    He’s a great guy who lives down the road from me and he’s gone from nothing to becoming one of the most successful teachers on Udemy.

    His story is amazing…


    ~ Paul

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Awesome share thanks

  3. Jeff

    Nice amounts, I see ups and downs, but I like that the list has grown with a few new names.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      That’s the life of a blogger!

  4. Leonard Png

    Very interesting stats! Very inspiring especially for one who blogs full-time. It sure is a fun hobby. Keeping consistent in the posting especially plays a huge part in the income.

    Great post and very inspirational! :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Leonard!

  5. Philip Kleudgen

    Hey Matt,

    great to see some newcomers this month. Thanks for including me again although it’s hard to find myself in the last spot.

    hope to change that soon, I’m already 9000 words into my Kindle book and hope to finish it in June :-)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Looking forward to it, keep up the good fight :)

  6. Josh Shogren

    Thanks for having me in the roundup Matthew!

    As a long time reader of your site, I am honored to be mentioned on your blog.

    Thank you again,


    P.S. its Passion Into Paychecks, not passion to paychecks :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 6th, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Oooops fixed up :)

  7. Ratchaphol

    This post would inspires a lot of people including me, we shouldn’t stop blogging or expect the load of cash flowing in just short amount of time. I mean it takes time and reading others strategies would help contribute a faster growth.

    Thanks for great information sharing Matthew! :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 6th, 2015 at 10:53 am

      No problem :)

  8. Ammar Zeb

    I simply love this monthly report of yours and its a gret source of inspiration.

    Keep posting dude!

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 4th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Ammar :)

  9. Asif

    I love reading these wait reports.
    My earnings fluctuate a lot, reading these reports give me some relief as I’m not the only one who faces ups and downs.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 4th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      You have to take the rough with the smooth my friend :)

  10. Skytech


    I’m a blogger from Malaysia. I was impressed with this online income report collection and it has inspired me to work harder. I hope to be as successful as you guys.


    • Matthew Woodward
      July 23rd, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      With that mindset I’m sure you will succeed!

  11. Adrian

    I started my blog 2 weeks ago but I already made X**$ with few posts.

    In 2 months I thing I will get to 4 Figures.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 28th, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Then let’s get your income reports up here :)

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