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Welcome to the April 2017 Blog Income Roundup! Since my blog is just in the beginning stage, I don’t have much income to report so this post rounds up some income reports from various bloggers. I think you’ll find their reports to be very inspiring and motivating. Whether they make six figures or less than $100, it’s a good way to gauge the possibilities for your own blog! If you haven’t started a blog yet, maybe this will convince you that it’s time to get one set up!
Some things to note – this is not an all inclusive list obviously but I wanted to give you a range so you can see that not every blogger starts out making a full time income. They all start off small and grow through time and effort. In addition, these are listed in order from smallest to largest. I’ve only posted revenue figures but I can tell you that most if not all of these bloggers have expenses such as hosting, promotions, premium services, etc. and they vary based on personal preference. Finally, I tried to give a little background on each such as the types of revenue streams these bloggers use but please feel free to click on each of them for even more detail as to how they earn an income!
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April 2017 Blog Income Roundup
It’s so exciting to include my own income for the first time! During April 2017, even with less than 1,000 views, I made my first $100! This was all affiliate income from my host service, SiteGround.
- Affiliates: $100
Finance Superhero is a newer blog, started in 2016! She helps teach people to handle their money wisely and take back their life. April 2017 was the first month she published an income report! I look forward to seeing her growth!
- Sponsored Posts: $410
- Advertising: $379
- Affiliates: $281
Ali is a traveling addict! What is the best part about being a blogger? You can do it from anywhere! This is just the earnings from her blog. She also does virtually assistant work and freelance posts which weren’t included in her earnings.
- Advertising: $1,536
- Affiliates: $1,353
- Product Sales: $6
This blog features some yummy recipes if you couldn’t tell by the name! This is a perfect example of just how versatile blogger bosses can be. Don’t think that you have to be a certain niche in order to earn income!
- Advertising: $2,592
- Sponsored Posts: $1,000
- Affiliates: $275
Rebekah Allan sure does love sweets! She’s got a cake blog called AngelFoods.net and I wish I could get my hands on one of those cupcakes right now!
- Product Sales: $4,614
- Affiliates: $1,118
- Advertising: $536
- Mentoring: $477
Michelle (the lovely lady who runs this blog) is a serious inspiration of mine! In the future I would love to make six figures just in a year so this is just so incredible to me that she makes it in one month! I also love how diversified her income is. I recommend that you take a look at her actual income report because she further breaks down her affiliates and I think it’s so helpful! Here’s a little breakdown:
- Affiliate Income: $62,492
- Product Sales: $54,273
- Advertising: $14,683
As you can see, there is no one way that is “right” for how to monetize your blog! You can do whatever feels right to you whether it’s relying on ads or creating products of your own to sell. I hope you enjoyed the April 2017 blog income roundup and maybe it will help you to come up with a strategy and set goals for next month!
If you’d like to be considered to be included in next month’s round up, please send a link to your income report to me at firstname.lastname@example.org