I’ve always enjoyed reading blogging income reports. Reading income and traffic reports from other site owners has helped keep me motivated through times when I’ve felt discouraged with my online business.
There are entrepreneurs out there making big money from their blogs such as Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income and Lindsay from Pinch of Yum. These bloggers have worked like rented mules to get where they are and I appreciate that they put their income out there for the world to see.
It’s encouraging for relative newbies like me to see what’s possible when you commit to blogging and treat it as a business.
It can also be tough to follow people like that. I mean, I’m at step 4 and they’re at step 33,948. Sometimes it’s tough to believe that I can achieve the kind of success that some top bloggers have.
Why I made this list of blogging income reports
There are thousands of hard-working bloggers out there making a decent, middle class living from their sites. There are even more who are just starting out and are earning just a few bucks.
That’s why I created this list. Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for ‘normal blog income reports.’ Now, ‘normal income’ can mean very different things depending on where you’re at in life.
I have only included bloggers on this list that earn less than $25,000 per month on average.
You may be thinking: “That’s still a crap-ton of money!” And you’re right.
I don’t make nearly that kind of money at my day job. $25,000 is a crazy amount of monthly income, but I could realistically see myself getting there someday. To me, it feels more attainable than the mega-blogs that are ballin’ at $100,000 per month.
It took a bit of time to put this list together, obviously not all bloggers choose to post their income publicly. To those that do – thanks. It gives the rest of us an idea as to what’s possible and something to work towards.
All numbers are at the time of this writing (January 2016) and reflect the most recent income report on the site.
I will try and update this list regularly. Please let me know if you find any dead links!
21 Bloggers Who Post Monthly Income Reports
Extra Income Project – Blogging, debt management, income strategy – $59
The Restless Worker – Lifestyle, blogging and travel – $66
Living Fully and Free – Financial freedom and blogging – $71
My Blog Lift – Blogging, traffic strategy extra income – $87
The Outnumbered Mama – Working from home, parenting, disabilities – $596
Dumb Passive Income – Dumb Passive Income is all about blogging, niche sites, outsourcing etc – $643
AliRaza – Blogging, freelancing, outsourcing – $905
The Budget Mom – Life and finance, debt, budgeting – $924
The Frugal Millionaire Blog – Blogging, finance and budgeting – $1,763
Travel Blog Breakthrough – Traveling tips and stories – $1,875
The Endless Meal – Food, recipes, blogging tips $1,972
Arts & Classy – Personal development, home projects, DIY – $2,198
Income Bully – Income Bully is a blog about marketing and web design – $2,222
Mint Notion – Travel, frugal living, life hacks – $2,232
Jessica Gavin – Recipes, cooking tips. I got hungry just being on her blog – $2,879
Kitchen Sanctuary – Cooking, recipes – $6,195
A Magical Mess – Family, lifestyle and travel among other things – $6,727
Pulling Curls – Pregnancy, raising children, finances, cooking and recipes – $6,800
Millennial Money Man – MMM is a no-nonsense approach to personal finance – $12,581
Married to your Business – Starting and monetizing a blog – $16,109
Matthew Woodward – SEO, blogging, conversion, email marketing, social media – $23,298
I have to admit, I’ve been a reader of Matthew Woodward’s blog for a long time. He’s taught me a lot of what I needed to start this blog and since he’s kicking ass in the income department, he get’s the top spot.
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I’ve had a couple of bloggers reach out and ask if they could be included in this list. I’m happy to oblige. If you’re making income from your site and would like me to add you don’t hesitate to reach out!
Passive Income Wise – Personal finance, passive income and blogging. – $1,116
I’ve spent some time on each one of these blogs and I’m confident that they’re all going to keep growing and seeing results on their income reports.
All of these bloggers represent what’s possible when you work hard and commit to your site. They’ve all chosen to treat their site as a business rather than a hobby and the results speak for themselves.
Question for you:
Do you do a monthly income report?
Leave a link in the comments, I’d love to check it out.