January 2017 Income Roundup

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As my blog is just in the beginning stage and I don’t have much income to report, I wanted to do a post that rounds up some income reports from various bloggers.  Whether they make six figures or less than $100, it’s a good way to gauge the possibilities for your own blog!  Or 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.  These are listed in order from smallest to largest.  I’ve only posted revenue figures but I can tell you the most if not all of these bloggers have expenses such as hosting, promotions, premiums services, etc. and they vary based on personal preference.  Lastly, 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!


Here is a summary of 6 different blog income reports from January 2017!

Arts & Classy :: $1,430

Arts & Classy is a cute blog with lots of home decor ideas and DIY!

Advertising: $981

Affiliates: $449

Ali’s Adventure :: $2,964

Ali is a traveling addict! 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: $1,700

Affiliates: $1,254

Product Sales: $10

The Million Dollar Mama :: $3,298

This blog by Ashli has a wide variety of topics from blogging to family to healthy living. It seems like she’s cracked the code on affiliate marketing!

Affiliates: $3,237

Ads: $61

Rebekah Allan :: $5,102

You can tell that Rebekah Allan is a lover of sweets! She’s got a cake blog called AngelFoods.net and I definitely wish I could get my hands on one of those cupcakes right now!

Products: $3,252

Affiliates: $1,441

Ads: $409

Create & Go :: $28,077

Create & Go is run by Alex and Lauren, former personal trainer and CPA, respectively.  As a current CPA myself, it’s great to see others who have made the leap out of the corporate world!

Product Sales: $27,086

Affiliates: $991

Making Sense of Cents :: $139,233

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.  Here’s a little breakdown:

Affiliate Income: $69,878

Product Sales: $49,078

Sponsorship/Advertising: $20,277

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 this helps 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 contact@blogsandbudgets.com

Are you interested in making money through blogging? Be sure to check out How to Earn an Income In Your First Week as a Blogger! I break it down step by step how to get started with your new blog and it only costs $3.95 a month!

26 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Just gave me income goal envy! I get excited right now when I get a paid post every few months. Working hard to be like these great bloggers 🙂

  2. And here I am excited about my first $50 haha. These blogs/bloggers are serious goals! I’m so happy to hear their successes – it keeps me motivated to achieve the same!

  3. This is some of my favorite kind of info to review. It keeps things in perspective and helps to set goals. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am just getting ready to monetize. When I started my blog I made the decision to spend the first year really focusing on building an audience before even thinking about this.

  5. This is all encouraging stuff. I started my blog to support my health coaching biz. But I have really tried to make money from the blog itself (like with advertising). Might be worth looking into as an additional income.

  6. Love this. I have been writing forever, but blogging for 6 months and this is serious motivation for me. I’m enjoying the process so much, monetary gain is just an additional bonus. Thanks for this great post. Wow, that last blog is serious stuff. Goals 😉

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