Income Report Roundup – November 2014

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) PinchOfYum.com – $18,734.30 (-$10,687.67)

PinchOfYumAltugh it seems the team took a big hit this month it was mostly down to expenses.

However their BlogHer advertising did take a huge dive especially when compared with last years numbers with a lot less traffic.

It is interesting to see the team are considering replacing traditional display ads though. It is also something I have thought of – but what with?

#2) MatthewWoodward.co.uk – $17,495.84 (+$691.55)

Matthew WoodwardAfter a short break followed by a lot of hard work – the blog’s income grew gently.

I spent a lot of time focused on 2 other projects but still managed to crank out 6 posts and improve the conversion rate of the blog.

The $20k barrier still eluded me though and I wonder if I’ll hit it this year now Christmas is closing in =/ My next income report will be ready on the 1st!

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#3) MakingSenseofCents.com – $14,136.00 (-$1,136.00)

MakingSenseofCentsMichelle quit her full time job 1 year ago and is still rocking it hard!

Although income has dropped as a whole, her affiliate income has grown and its that income that allows us to work less!

It also looks like Michelle might be on track to break the $150,000 mark this year if things continue at this rate! I’ll be watching closely.

#4) Moms-Make-Money.com – $13,356.59 (+$898.34)

MomsMakeMoneyAnother record breaking month in the row for Deby with nearly 500,000 visitors!

Interestingly Deby has also seen BlogHer revenues drop off a cliff this month much like the #1 placed PinchOfYum team – somethings not right!

It will be interesting to see how her sewing pattern sales perform during the build up to Christmas, who know – we might see another record breaker!

#5) TrueValhalla.com – $3,213.00 (-$22,774.00)

TrueValhallaAfter a huge jump last month comes a harder fall for Matt this month.

With the huge success of last month Matt decided to dedicate the month to his own personal obligations instead of work. Something I would love to do soon!

I would like to say he will pick up the slack next month but it looks like he is just going to take it easy for the next couple of months – well earned!

#6) MyTanFeet.com – $2,182.37 (-$1,204.13)

MyTanFeetYeison & Samantha are still travelling around Asia and blogging at the same time.

Unfortunately they had some problems with hacking and spamming that took a lot of their time & attention to fix instead of driving things forward.

With everything patched up though they can continue to live and work on the road like true digital nomads!

#7) DoSEOYourself.com – $1,933.40 (-$1,430.40)

jasonWhile Jason is a newcomer to the report that is only because I forgot to add him the past couple of months. Sorry about that!

With his first appearance in the roundup Jason is also celebrating the 12 month mark of his blog which is doing very well.

He is continually experimenting and trying to grow his blog and shares good information in his income reports!

#8) DigitalNomadWannabe.com – $1,025.00 (-$395.00)

digitalnomadSharon also had some technical problems this month which distracted her.

In fact it seemed most of her month has been technical issue after technical issue – sometimes you have just got to take the rough with the smooth though!

Income is down this month but she but no effort into attracting income and is focused on her long term goals rather than her short term financial gains.

#9) DumbPassiveIncome.com – $902.80 (-$6.05)

DumbPassiveIncomeMatt has also had a rough month with things after a negative SEO attack finally set in.

One of the sites he was building had been attacked previously but it wasn’t until the Penguin 3 update that the damage was truly done. That is the problem with Google right now – businesses can be destroyed.

He still has some irons in the fire though and that Amazon income will flow over the Christmas period!

#10) LifestyleUltimatum.com – $384.86 (+$274.86)

lifestyleutmAndreas efforts last month paid off with huge growth this month.

Although it seems he has forgotten the secret to blogging this month which is consistency as he is distracted by client work.

He has set an interesting challenge though – can he buy a new car with his new blog?

#11) RankTactics.com – $375.30 (+$146.05)

ranktacticsRizvan is my favourite blogger to watch in the leaderboard as he continues to grow.

All of his key metrics continue to grow steadily & most importantly has taken income out of the negative and into the positive consistently.

He is going to start publishing case studies on his blog in an effort to grow traffic further!

#12) SelfMadeBusinessman.com – $308.00 (-$93.00)

smbDave saw a small hit with his blog this month but nothing major.

At the moment Dave hasn’t made any effort to monetise his blog over and above selling email leads via AfterOffers when people optin to his list.

However his squeaky clean blog did lose a third of organic search traffic when the blog networks got deindexed which will impact things moving forward =\

#13) MyRecipeBook.co.uk – $2.07 (-$1.78)

myrecipeCharlotte is feeling the blues this month as she is overwhelmed with everything.

This happens a lot to people getting started and its important you prioritise low time/money investment but high return tasks to gain as much traction as possible to start with.

Personally I would focus on the design, user journey and conversion rates before anything else.

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In Summary

This month we have seen 3 of the top earners drop out as they didn’t publish any income report or even any posts really, hopefully they will be back next month!

Last month the blogs featured earned a total of $126,140.97 but with 3 of our big players dropping out that has dropped to $74,049.50 this month.

I still think we can break the $150,000 barrier though even if Christmas is coming, November is usually a big month for a lot of niches.

My new income report will be published on Monday the 1st and I’m hoping November has treated me well so I can finally break that $20k barrier!

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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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31 Responses

  1. Delwar

    It’s good to see and inspirational off-course. People new to blogging always asks is there any profit?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Hard work and consistency always pays off in the end!

  2. Oloyede Jamiu

    Great Income roundup as usual.

    The more i read about these bloggers’ income reports, the more i get more motivation to work harder.

    Thanks for the update Matt,

    Take care and have a nice day ahead.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Perhaps we’ll see you up there one day?

  3. Sue

    Matt, I love all your posts but get a real kick out of these income report roundups.

    Thanks for doing them,

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      No worrys :)

  4. Stefan

    Thanks for the round up, it’s nice to see what others are doing to make it online. Jennifer from Ratracegrad hasn’t published an income report in 2 months, I really hope she’s doing well.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Probably enjoying the lifestyle =D

  5. Philip Kleudgen

    Hey Matt,

    I love to read all those reports you list here and I hope to be among them one day :-)

    Although the overall income took a big dip, congrats on another good month for your blog!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks Philip :) Hopefully the blogs that dropped out this time come back next month

  6. Bartosz

    That’s really encouraging to see how your blog keeps growing!
    Maybe one day, I’ll join the hall of fame! :D
    Take care!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Only you can decide that!

  7. Joseph Ho

    Great round up! Hopefully one day I will be on that list! Feeling motivated!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      No such thing as hope, you either do or you don’t

  8. AmmarZeb

    Hey Mat, great post man

    I Dont know about anyone else but I Am just in love with your monthly income roundup because it brings so much motivation and inspiration to all of us.

    Thanks man, keep it up!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Glad it is of use :)

  9. Eric Gati

    Great round up as usual, Matt. Sorry I didn’t post the My 4-Hour Workweek income report in time this month – as you’ve noted from my past few income reports, I haven’t been focused too much on blogging lately.

    I should hopefully be back on track to post my November report in time for next month’s round up!


    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Hi Eric,

      No worrys I know how it is

  10. RD

    This is super inspirational for me. I just started blogging at the end of November. I think I will make a December Income Report myself at the end of December as it will be my first full month of blogging.

    Keep up the awesome work!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      When you have published 3 I will include you here!

      • RD
        December 2nd, 2014 at 3:29 am

        Sounds great! I will let you know in March

  11. Darren Boland

    Hi Matthew,

    Great report, I love reading these things. Would love to dive in a bit deeper on a few of the issue these guys faced. I recently went through a hacking experience that all but wiped me out.

    Would love to hear more about how people combat hacking/spam e.t.c

    Keep up the good work…

  12. Solomon Mwale

    Thank you so much for sharing all these monthly round up reports from different bloggers.

    I greatly appreciate all the effort that you are putting in to have all these published here they are so motivating to us all

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      No worrys glad they help!

  13. Allyana

    sometimes its really difficult to get started with something i.e. writing content, getting links, promotion etc when you are not getting any traction or not making much money, but reading these reports is always so inspiring and motivates me to start doing something great and catch up with these money making blogs :) its always inspiration to see people making lot of money online.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Well the main thing is pick 1 thing and stay focused

  14. Matthew Woodward


    Do you publish regular income reports? Send me the linkzzz

    • Kenneth
      December 2nd, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Yes, I do. I already sent the link via your Contact Form.


  15. Dan Western

    Great results Matt, nice to see some solid improvement!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 3rd, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Dan :)

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