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Blogger income reports is one of my favorite things. Whenever I stumble upon various blogs, I always search for income reports to find out their income sources.

And I know, many people are as interested as me to find out the income reports of other bloggers. After all, we all are really curious about knowing others income streams, it gives us enough boost to take blogging as a challenge to make some real money online.

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Making money online and generating a residual income stream is what many full time bloggers strive for. Even though these bloggers are figuring out how to handle withholding allowances, as well as keeping accurate accounting records, the residual income can be (and often is) quite substantial.

There are stories about bloggers making six figure incomes and it is but natural to be curious about who is making how much and what the sources of income are. In this post we will cover few such bloggers who are making a decent amount of money online and also go behind the scenes to see who is running the show and what his website parameters are. The details of latest income reports will also be listed.

  • The format followed is introduction of the blogger, the vital statistics of his blog and the earnings report.
  • While concluding the post we will analyze the data and present some interesting facts, which we hope will be immensely beneficial for any blogger who wants to earn his living online.

If you also want to be featured in this post please do contact us. We’ll be more than happy to share your success story with our readers.

Bloggers income report

January 2016 Income Reports of Bloggers Worldwide (Including Their Income Streams!)

Harsh Agrawal:


Harsh Agrawal - is a blog owned by Engineer turned professional blogger from India Harsh Agrawal. earned a total of $21,472 in the month of January 2016. was started in 2008 and over these years it has grown into one of the largest and most popular internet marketing blog. Harsh loves computer and technology, he successfully converted his passion into a full time lucrative residual income stream.

According to Harsh:

I’m a normal guy who lives life to the fullest, loves travelling and lives a happy-go-lucky kind of life. I like to talk stuff related to marketing, solopreneurship and art of living. I have network of Blogs under main brand “ShoutDreams” and I blog for passion. Here at ShoutMeLoud, I share tips which I learned over time about blogging and how to earn passive income online. I don’t promise to make you rich overnight, but I could promise that you will be earning handsome income, if you have what it takes to become a blogger. If you have writing skills, a passion for learning, a dream of brining a change, and most important if you want to be your own boss, ShoutMeLoud is the perfect place for you to start.

Harsh writes on diverse topics ranging from blogging tips, how tos, latest technology trends, making money online, linux and also offers wordpress customization services. The frequency of posting on varies between 30-45 posts per month and he is very popular among social networks.

Vital Statistics:

Here are some important facts about

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 1854
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in IN: 199
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 2960
  • Domain Authority (DA): 50/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 6950
  • Twitter Followers: 10.2K
  • Facebook Likes: 53136
  • in Google + Circles: 688,394
  • Feedburner Readers: 5484
  • Email Subscribers: 327,000

Earnings Report:

  • Month: January 2016
  • Total Income: $21,472

Income Breakdown:

  • Google Adsense: $525.67
  • Direct Ad sales: $1911.70
  • ShoutMydomain: $205.64
  • Affiliate Marketing Income: $15350.17
  • Affiliate Marketing eBook: $489.09
  • Clickbank: $331.71
  • ShareAsale: $593.46
  • Impact Radius Affiliate Marketplace: $829.90
  • Elegant Themes: $441.48
  • ThirstyAffilaites WordPress Plugin: $96.33
  • MyThemeShop WordPress themes: $74.20
  • Infolinks ad program: $55.82

Matthew Woodward:

Matthew WoodwardIntroduction: Matthew Woodward is an Internet marketing blog that helps people to learn SEO, increase their traffic and sales.

If you are struggling to make money blogging, is the right place for you to get started as Matthew provides some real insights on getting your websites rank in the top Google search results and he also shares working ways to make money from your blogs. He generally write posts every week although he doesn’t have any consistent posting schedule, but his posts are usually very detailed with a lots of snapshots.

His blog also achieved great awards including

  • HubSpot Top 5 Internet Marketing Blog March 2015
  • UK Blog Awards 2014 Digital & Technology Highly Commended
  • Affiliate Summit Best Affiliate Blog 2013
  • Technorati Top 100 Business Blog July 2013
  • The Best Of Search Engine Journal 2012
  • ProBlogger One To Watch 2013
  • Unbounce Top 75 Internet Marketing Blogs

Matthew WoodWard 26 years old who lives in the north west of the UK, he’s also a full-time blogger.

Here’s his latest income report for the month of January 2016:

  • Ahrefs – $83.88
  • Blog Advertising – $944.54
  • GSA Captcha Breaker – $667.96
  • GSA Search Engine Ranker – $200.70
  • JustHost – $320.00
  • Kontent Machine – $412.56
  • LeadPages – $249.30
  • LinkEmperor – $140.10
  • LongTailPro – $541.96
  • OneHourIndexing – $442.46
  • SEO Powersuite – $342.92
  • Traffic Planet Hosting – $280.00
  • Tweet Attacks Pro – $81.10
  • Ultimate Demon – $514.67
  • Other Income – $10,534.96
  • TheBestSpinner – $336.00

Total earnings for the month of January 2016: $24,298.27

Here are few vital statistics for

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 134424
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in India: 4249
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 1798
  • Domain Authority (DA): 46/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 2140
  • Twitter Followers: 11K
  • Facebook Likes: 19607
  • Matthew Woodward in Google + Circles: 17212

Johnny from

johnnyJohnny is a digital nomad who shares his blog journey by travelling around the world. He also has a podcast where he shares how you can travel around the world and start living on your own terms.

Few statistics of the blog:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 126,865
  • Twitter Followers: 1359
  • Facebook Likes: 2275
  • Google + Circles: NA

Income report for Jan 2016:

  • Profit from Affiliate Commissions: $15,967.24
  • Profit from Book Sales: $407.43
  • Total Profit from Udemy: $998.38
  • Profit from Dropshipping: $4,073.16
  • Profit from Misc Income: $46.57
  • Profit from training course $1,252.92

Johnny’s total profit for the month of January 2016 is $22,745.70.

Justin from

Justin is a personal finance blogger who bought this blog originally from Andrea in 2013. Since then, he decided to expand the blog with his experiences in finance. He shares every mistake he made while working as a finance guy.

Few statistics of the blog:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 556,942
  • Twitter Followers: NA
  • Facebook Likes: 394
  • Google + Circles: NA

Income report for Jan 2016:

  • Advertising sales: $45,457
  • Expenses: $1075
  • AdSense/Clickable Ads: $439
  • Total net income for Jan 2016: $44,821 (after all the expenses)

Justin’s revenue for the month of January 2016 is $44821.

Anil Agarwal:


Anil Agarwal bloggerspassion.comYes that’s my blog. I also earn a decent income online. Though I am not that regular at publishing my income reports regularly but I earned a total of $1800 in the month of January 2016. I am Anil Agarwal, a blogger and SEO professional from India and have been blogging for a long time, here is more information on this blog:

BloggersPassion was started on Jan 01, 2010 on the world’s most awesome blogging platform- WordPress. This blog was started to share blogging tips and for helping you become a successful full time blogger. Blogging is an art and the more you do it, the more you perfect you become.

The main motive behind BloggersPassion is just one – to help upcoming bloggers to help with their blogging needs whether it’s about promoting their blogs or monetizing it through various means. Serious blogging is not very easy and you need guidance throughout so that you cruise along. I will try my best to help you with whatever I can and will share everything you want to know.

And for those who want are thinking of starting their own blog, do not wait. Act today and get a domain name and hosting now. If you want any help on selection of hosting or domain, feel free to contact me

I regularly write about 10-15 blog posts on my blog on a monthly basis. The posts revolve around, blogging tips, seo, social media marketing, make money online, web hosting, affiliate marketing, wordpress tips and tricks and I also help newbie bloggers set up their own wordpress blog. Recently the team has started an offer of the month which provides great value to user at no cost.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 17561
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in IN: 2020
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 475
  • Domain Authority (DA): 34/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 734
  • Twitter Followers: 16.4K
  • Facebook Likes: 8695
  • Anil Agarwal in Google + Circles: 4221
  • Email Subscribers: 950

Earnings Report:

  • Month: January 2016
  • Total Income: $1800

Income Report:

Hosting Affiliate Sale: $1600
SEMrush (Read SEMrush Review here): $108
Elegant Themes: $80

Earlier Months Income Report for Top Bloggers

Pat Flynn:


Pat Flynn - earned a total of $107,999.33 in the month of December 2015. This blog is owned by Pat Flynn. The details of income and its breakdown will follow later but let us first find out who is Pat Flynn. Here is Pat’s version on his blog:

I’m a 30 year old dude from Southern California who makes a living on the internet. I consider myself the luckiest person on Earth.

I didn’t win the lottery, I don’t drive a fancy car, and I’m not a millionaire. What I do have is a beautiful wife, two amazing children, a loving family, awesome friends, and a line of work that allows me to spend most of my time with them.

Pat writes around 5 -10 posts per month along with podcasts, webinars, interviews of other bloggers who’ve carved their own niche in online markets and is a popular speaker in global events. Before taking on full time blogging, Pat was working as a Job Captain in an architecture firm. The first thing you notice about Pat is his open-ness, he hides nothing. You can read more about how his journey into online domain began and what did it take to earn his first dollar online on his blog –

Vital Statistics:

Following are the vital parameters of Pat’s blog Please note that Pat owns multiple niche websites and they all contribute to his online income.

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 11133
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in India: 4289
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 4689
  • Domain Authority (DA): 71/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 2280
  • Twitter Followers: 126K
  • Facebook Likes: 125,132
  • Pat Flynn in Google + Circles: 28354
  • Email Subscribers: 143,000

What does Pat offer to his email subscribers?

Pat offers an eBook guide and a weekly newsletter to his email subscribers as mentioned on his blog:


He offers the most comprehensive guide available on how to Publish, Market, and automate your own killer eBook.

Over 75,000 people have enjoyed this eBook the Smart Way and receive a weekly newsletter with exclusive online business and blogging tips.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: December 2015
  • Total Income: $107,999.33

Income Breakdown:

  • Affiliate Earnings: $79,927.94
  • Product Sales: $1,114.50
  • $1,577.48
  • $1,100.01
  • iPhone Applications: $1,187.83
  • $469.53
  • eBook Sales for ‘Let Go‘: $187.12
  • Ask Pat Podcast Sponsorship: $5,317.70
  • SPI Podcast Sponsorship: $8,820.00
  • Smart Podcast Player: $8,297.22

Michelle from

michelleMichelle covers personal finance and lifestyle tips on his blog. He also received a lot of mentions and awards from notable blogs like Ready for Zero, BadCredit etc. If you are looking for personal finance tips from a guy who knows about it, this blog is for you.

Few statistics of the blog:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 73,117
  • Twitter Followers: 10,900
  • Facebook Likes: 6011
  • Google + Circles: 523

Income report for Dec 2015:

  • Staff writing, website management, and consulting – $1,400
  • Website-related (from the 3 websites he owns – advertising and partnerships) – $5,977
  • Affiliate income (from Bluehost (main source), Ebates, etc.) – $31,915

Michelle earned $39,292 in business income in the month of December 2015.

Alexa at

AlexaAlexa mainly writes about how anyone can make money online from various sources such as job boards, blogging, writing, marketing etc.

She always frequently writes about finance tips along with her struggles and successes with it.

If you are a new blogger and searching for a one stop blog for making money online, check out her blog.

Few statistics of the blog:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 128,791
  • Twitter Followers: 2376
  • Facebook Likes: 4040
  • Google + Circles: 250

Income report for December 2015:

  • Freelance (Writing & Virtual Assistant Work) – $1,420
  • Blogging Ad Networks – $2,179.31
  • Blogging Affiliate Income – $1,420.96
  • Blogging Sponsored Posts – $400
  • Misc. – $144

Total online income for Alexa for the month of December 2015 is $5,564.27.

Matthew Allen:

blogger income reportsIntroduction: Dumb Passive Income as the name sounds, it’s a marketing blog that often shares content related to SEO, passive income and making money online. The blog is run by Matthew Allen, who also has a day job, he’s passionate about turning his blog into a passive income source (which I think he’s perfectly doing it).

He shares marketing tips along with the niche websites strategies that will help you make more money online. Make sure to read the blog if you are serious about creating a passive income from online.

Here are few vital website stats for Dumb Passive Income:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 111,984
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in India: 34,010
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 166
  • Domain Authority (DA): 29/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 563
  • Twitter Followers: 2910
  • Facebook Likes: NA
  • Google + Circles: 687
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Blogger income report (for November 2015) breakdown for Dumb Passive Income blog:

Selling on Amazon

  • $131.88 – Amazon Seller monthly sales

Affiliate Income from Dumb Passive Income

  • $279.37 – Long Tail Pro sales via Clickbank (LTP Review here)
  • $172.50 – AmaSuite sales via JVZoo
  • $115.00 – The HOTH sales
  • $270.00 – Bluehost
  • $42.30 – LeadPages
  • $142.89 – Ultimate Azon Theme sales via Clickbank
  • $123.06 – Google Adsense
  • $172.50 – AmaSuite sales via JVZoo

Total income $1,632.74 minus total expenses $1,070.04 equals a net profit of $562.70 for November 2015!


abbyAbby is a passionate mom blogger who writes about home decor, creative ideas, lifestlye etc. She makes a lot of money by helping her blog audience to launch their own blogs using Bluehost. She also has an eBook and course called “Framework” that makes her even more money.

Few statistics of the blog:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 64,804
  • Twitter Followers: 4900
  • Facebook Likes: 15240
  • Google + Circles: 4229

Income report for November 2015 of Abby’s blog:

  • Framework eBook and course – $5,925
  • 2016 Intentional Life Planner – $5,070
  • Bluehost – $4,465
  • Paperless Home eBook – $2,931
  • AdThrive – $1,512
  • Simplify eBook – $890
  • Ultimate Bundles – $807
  • Media Temple – $500
  • ConvertKit – $425

Total Income for the month of November 2015 is $23,663 and total expenses are $2,654.



truevalhalla blogAgain a good niche blog producing content around the latest technology trend HTML5, earned a total of $6,765 in the month of September 2015. Matthew the founder of this blog is a 20 year old self-employed indie game developer, author, and content creator. On the question of why he started to choose blogging instead of full time lucrative job he says:

Over the past few years I’ve been encouraged to get a “real job” – to tirelessly work a 9-to-5 and somehow be satisfied with that. Instead, I want to earn a living online doing what I love. I want to build a substantial passive income that can fund both my future and my passions. Plenty of people make money online after all. So as of April 2012, I registered my business and embarked on a unique journey to become successful online. This blog exists to share experiences, knowledge, advice, achievements, and failures. I’m trying to be very transparent in what I share.

Matthew sets for himself annual income goals to be achieved and publishes a graphical report on how much of it has been achieved:

My current goal is to earn $500,000 solely online, so far earned $225,732 which is 45% of my goal value.

HTML 5 is considered to have a big impact on how the internet will look like in future. This is a very happening domain to be in at this moment. Matthew publishes an HTML5 ebook and this Australian blogger regularly contributes around 10 posts per month to his blog.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 250,617
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in India: 161,827
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 98
  • Domain Authority: 36/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 147
  • Twitter Followers: 12.2k
  • Facebook Likes: 1643
  • in Google + Circles: NA
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA has a email list building mechanism in place where he gives free articles, discounts, and giveaways to his blog subscribers.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: September 2015
  • Total Income: $6,765

Income Report:

  • Website Advertising: $5
  • Mobile Engine Sales: $120
  • HTML5 Games: $5609

Lindsay and Bjork:

Introduction: is a food blog owned by a husband and wife team Lindsay and Bjork. Lindsay is a teacher, pug lover, and dessert eater from Minnesota handles the writing, photography and cooking part while the technicalities and making money is handled by her husband Bjork. Why they are into blogging? Well.. here are the reasons given by Lindsay herself:

Blogging is a lot of work. So why do it?

There are so many things about this process that have been meaningful and rewarding for me.

  • sharing yummy food with other food lovers
  • helping others start their own blog
  • sharing photography tips in a food photography eBook
  • developing the blog into a source of income
  • showing others how they can do the same in our monthly income reports

Plus a big benefit of the income that we earn from the blog is that it helps us make this year of living and working in the Philippines a reality.

The team at regularly posts recipes to their blog. The frequency of posting varies between 25-30 posts per month and enjoys a good readership. The blog posts are loaded with eye-catching pictures of the recipes. It is obvious from the quality of things that the team takes good care of what goes live on their blog. is a part of Blogher blogging network.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for the blog

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 17125
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 5327
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 4174
  • Domain Authority (DA): 66/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 985
  • Twitter Followers: 9115
  • Facebook Likes: 45318
  • Lindsay Ostorm in Google + Circles: 5276
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Though the exact number of email subscribers and feedburner stats are not available, the team at do offer blogging tips to users who subscribe.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: August 2015

Income Breakdown:

  • BlogHer – $1,642.59
  • Tasty Food Photography – $3,596.00
  • Bluehost – $8,625.00 (Learn how to install WordPress in 5 Minute)
  • Google AdSense – $1,382.46
  • sovrn – $2,675.19
  • Elegant Themes – $153.50
  • Genesis Theme – $689.05
  • Yellow Hammer Media – $5,316.45
  • Gourmet Ads – $1,212.57
  • Amazon Associates – $1,644.92
  • The Creamy Cauliflower Sauce eCookbook – $153.00
  • Everyday Healthy eCookbook – $264.00
  • How to Monetize Your Food Blog eBook – $690.00
  • Federated Media – 1,588.49
  • AdThrive – $6,459.61
  • Workshops – $854.00
  • Food Innovation Group – $125.38
  • Martha’s Circle – $66.17


reginaIntroduction: By Regina is a marketing blog for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs. The blog is run by Ello, a female blogger and enthusiastic about her marketing ventures.

She often shares detailed articles on marketing, making money, and frequent guides for beginners to help them build better blogs. Her content is truly unique and adds passion! If you got a minute, skim through her blog and I’m sure you’ll end up subscribing to her newsletter.

She makes money from affiliate marketing and she also offers a lot of services to her readers to launch their blogs with a bang. You see, making money by selling digital products is one of the surefire ways to make passive income from online. She is doing exactly the same by offering various digital programs and products to her blog readers.

Here are the website stats for this blog:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 64,212
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 18,689
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 404
  • Domain Authority (DA): 38/100
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 446
  • Twitter Followers: 4,595
  • Facebook Likes: 2,942
  • By Regina in Google + Circles: 1,159
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Blogger income report (for January 2015) breakdown for this blog:

  • #50 WORKDAYS–ZERO TO BLOG: $5475.00 (a few payments for this new class/program were made in January, but most were made in December)
  • EPICBLOG –EDITORIAL PLANNER: $3,224.22 (this is sold from
  • BLUEHOST Affiliate commission: $2,040.00
  • GROW YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC WITH SOCIAL MEDIA–The eBook + Workbook: $1,503.00
  • 3-DAY CREATE–The Workbook to Help You Create Your Own Information Product: $1,079.40
  • The Small Business Manual: $773.30
  • WordPress Class Registrations: $470.00
  • How to Start a Business in Texas: $195.00
  • How to Promote Your Business Online: $120.00
  • EPICDAY NOTEPAD: $120.00

Total: $16,382.91 earning in the month of January 2015

Tom Ewer:


Tom Ewer is one of the successful niche blogging example which made $7,556.86 in the month of October 2013. The man behind is Tom Ewer whose aim is to help as many people as possible realize their own dream of quitting their jobs. He himself quit his lucrative job in 2011 to pursue his dream of owning a business. To understand the sense of freedom he achieved from this quote from his blog should be sufficient.

I have worked from my home in Rugby, my sister’s home in Texas, a condo in Colorado, a hotel room in Serbia, a cruise ship in the Atlantic and many other places. I am completely free from the constraints of a 9-to-5 job and live life on my own terms.

Tom realized his potential and carved out a niche for himself that gave him prestigious achievements like getting published on Lifehacker, interviewed by FreelanceSwitch and named a ProBlogger “Blogger to Watch.” In less than two years Tom has written nearly 1,000 blog posts for tens of blogs. Tom publishes 10- 15 posts on per month. His posts are well researched and have high authoritative value.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for the blog

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 65,231
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 32,466
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 515
  • Google Page Rank: 4
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 2260
  • Twitter Followers: 14900
  • Facebook Likes: 2199
  • Tom Ewer in Google + Circles: 1831
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: 1000’s

How did Tom get this many email subscribers?
Tom offers the subscribers of his blog a free ebook which gives insight on competition analysis and keyword research guide as posted on

Join thousands of happy subscribers to get exclusive emails and a copy of my free keyword research and competition analysis guide!

Tom has kept the fields in his ebook subscriber form to a minimal level he only has one field – the email one.

Earning report:

  1. Freelance writing:
    • Income: $7,698.35
    • Expenditure: $2,037.15
    • Profit: $5,661.20
  2. Affiliate Marketing (Leaving Work Behind):
    • Income: $1,555.98
      • Start a Blog That Matters: $66.54
      • Market Samurai: $71.52
      • Westhost: $1,250
    • Expenditure: $688.56
    • Profit: $867.42
  3. Information Products:
    • Income: $1,043
    • Expenditure: $58.90
    • Profit: $984.10

Total profit for October 2013: $7,556.86

Dave and Vicky: and


Dave and Vicky a Couple TravelersA perfect example of a traveling couple who are also into blogging and earning money as well these two blogs raked in a total of $9,610 in the month of December 2013 for Dave and Vicky the owners of these blogs. While is more oriented towards travel has more food related content. The reason we are looking at these two blogs as a single entity is not only the reason that these are owned by the couple but also that good food and travel complement each other.

Acoupletravelers. com started in 2012 when Dave and Vicky decided to travel the world in two years and they haven’t looked backed since then. According to

Dave is the tech-guy. He handles the website, so when you log on and it’s under construction or missing, you know who to blame. When he’s not doing that, he’s making the videos for our trip.

Vicky is our talented planner, she has mapped out the entire route, and does the photography. Oh, and did I mention she cooks?

Together they cover topics ranging from bloging, interviews of other travel bloggers, culture traditions, reviews and reflections about places and smart tips on how to travel frugal. And did I mention that is a part of the BlogHer blog network?

Vital Statistics:

Here are some important facts about

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 191,250
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 42,658
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa): 601
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 583
  • Twitter Followers: 1661
  • Facebook Likes: 2973
  • Victoria Berman (Vicky) in Google + Circles: 117
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Here are some important statistics about

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 285,657
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 184,159
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 327
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 3420
  • Twitter Followers: 5762
  • Facebook Likes: 868
  • Acouple travelers in Google + Circles: 150
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Though email subscribers and Feedburner user’s data is not available with us. But Vicky and Dave create mailing lists by offering a newsletter to those who subscribe to their blogs.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: December 2013
  • Total Income: $9,610

Income Breakdown:

  • ACoupleTravelers – $8,605
  • AvocadoPesto – $1,005
  • Total Business Costs: $2,557

Analysis of all the blogger income reports and conclusion

The above listed data can prove quite exhaustive to blog readers accustomed to read short or middle length posts. But the lack of such information which provides both the income reports along with SEO and social parameters was difficult to find at least for our team so we decided to do it. This post will help bloggers understand and calibrate their SEO and social parameters along with the different sources bloggers use to make money online. Listed below are few important takeaways from this post:

  • Adsense – The Google’s lucrative contextual advertising program, which used to be a big source of income for bloggers is not the major source of income as of now. Though there are some blogger whose main source of income is adsense, but most of them are looking and focusing on other avenues. The low ROI on adsense ads and the constant fear of getting banned might be some of the reasons.
  • Affiliate marketing is one of the biggest source of income for a majority of these bloggers. And if we dissect it a layer further, we find that web hosting, website plugins, themes and website tools form a lion’s share of this affiliate income.
  • Barring a few most of the blogger have mechanisms in place to built a double opt in email list to which they can send further promotional offers. Ebooks, newsletters, tips, how to guides, freebies etc. are the most popular methods of getting people to subscribe.
  • Social connections are becoming increasingly important in getting bigger paychecks. As you can see from the above data the bloggers with a better presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media platforms are having better earnings.
  • The frequency of posting of successful money making blogger vary between 5 posts per month to 30 posts per month but the bloggers which post around 5-10 posts per month and make their post authoritative by researching well both about the niche and focusing on the right keywords are getting better traction. I also noted that, few of these bloggers are not at all consistent with their posting schedule, but they are still trying to get massive amount of traffic from search engines to increase their passive income.
  • Most of the bloggers above are doing it full time (well almost and they are enjoying it too) and many of them were forced to get into blogging as they landed into financial doldrums or had an intense desire to quit the office cubicle and a 9-5 regular work.
  • Many of these successful bloggers are not relying on just a single website but have multiple niche websites and some are also a part of blog network which brings in another level of security just in case one of the sites is not working.
  • These bloggers are well connected with other bloggers in their own respective niche and often collaborate and harness each other’s strengths to generate new revenue models.
  • These bloggers are constantly looking for new affiliate models and products and are not reluctant to try new things even if they have to pay for it. Failing fast and a keen eye on trying new things helps them stay ahead of the crowd. And most of them are offering either consulting or selling digital products to make more money from their sites. You must need to consider doing this as well if you’re aiming at making such amount of huge income from your blogs every month.
  • All of these blogger have invested in getting a professional look to their blogs and their designs, unique voice, techniques are all regularly tested and many of them do a lot of A/B and multivariate testing to improve on their existing designs and get the maximum out of their investments. We all know the importance of having a professional design, so if you want to make money like these bloggers, invest your time and money on getting an appealing design for your blogs. I’d personally recommend you to use Genesis or Thesis as they both are search engine friendly and great looking themes.

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