Blogging is more than just a way to make some extra cash.
For lots of people (hiiiiiii *waves*) it starts as a way of expressing your passions and interests. My first blog was entirely dedicated to my love of travel – and it was a cluster- *ahem* …it was a mess.
The graphics were baaaaad. The photos were a mix of my own (before I had any understanding of how to take pretty pictures or use a DSLR) and random low quality stock-free pictures I found through The Google.
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But it was a learning experience. And I actually ended up making some money from it. Some. Somehow.
I couldn’t tell you what strategy worked letting me make money from my first experience blogging. I set up ads, wrote some posts, and sorta hoped for the best. I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t really read much on how to monetize blogs from more experienced bloggers.
You can be passionate and want to earn an blogging income
The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Some bloggers get into blogging for the passion, but also with a very clear goal of making an income with their blog. It’s not as easy as some “gurus” might want you to believe. But it does happen, and lucky for us some bloggers that make a full-time living from their blogs take the time to share their experience with the rest of us.
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If you’ve even just messed with Google ads, these income reports are worth your time. By the time you’re done reading you’ll have several new tips on monetizing stored in your brain.
10 income reports from bloggers making $2,000+ on their blogs
These are 10 income reports from bloggers who make a significant income through their blogs. The reports are usually monthly wrap ups of earnings and expenses. The bloggers explain where their money comes from, and how much they make from each income source.
They also offer some fantastically useful tips that any blogger could benefit from.
They’re awesome resources if you have any interest at all in earning money through your blog.
Rosemarie shares her strategies that have helped increase her blogging income to over $9,000 a month. Rad advice is rad.
Emily is gracious enough to give us a glimpse behind the curtain so we can see what networks she uses to make an income with her blog, and how much she’s made in a month with each. This report she’s earned just shy of $3,500! She’s also published a traffic and subscriber report. Big picture, uber-useful stuff here guys.
Erica shows us her $2,000+ blogging income and imparts some seriously real advice about creating a blog that can become profitable. Virtual-five Erica.
Christina talks about making money (or, actually in this case not making money) with sponsored posts. She explains how her blog income has grown and some changes she’s made recently that might have contributed to her $2,400+ blogging income.
Alexa goes into great detail how she went from a $700/mo income to over $3,000/mo in a year. Including how she gets great results from social media without actually spending all her time promoting. Alexa is smart. Be like Alexa.
$6,000+ a month from a blog? That’ll do, Lance. That’ll do. Seriously though, Lance dishes out some great advice to newbies and experienced bloggers alike. Blogging isn’t a get rich quick scheme, but it can be well worth it in the end, and has allowed Lance to become self-employed. Nice.
Kristin breaks down how she made over $9,000 in June and tells us about her journey thus far as a blogger. She shares some great insights for new bloggers and introverts like her as she continues to grow her business. Because being an introvert is hard people. We need to unite. Seperately.
Lena, a self-described procrastinator, let’s us in on each way she makes money through her blog. In this income report her earnings add up to almost $10,000. Not too shabby, eh?
Pauline has been one of my fave bloggers to follow for a while now, and after reading this, I think you’ll see why. She shares her first ever income report here and a little background story on how she got started with the lil’ old thing called blogging. Oh, and she made $15,000 in a month. No big deal.
This is just disgusting. And by disgusting, I mean amazing. Amazingly disgusting. Disgustingly amazing. My brain cannot handle this income report right now. Michelle, the blogger behind the incredibly popular budgeting blog, Making Sense of Cents, breaks down where her blog income comes from. All and all it adds up to nearly $70,000. In a month. I literally cannot even. But hells yes, go Michelle!
Impressed yet? My mind was blown a few times while writing this post.
Blogging can be advertised as an easy money-making opportunity.
Ha. Pa-leez. I’ll bet you that every one of these bloggers typed their fingers to the bone to get where they are.
Starting a blog is a passion project.
Keeping a blog is work from the heart. That’s really the only explanation for why so many people stick with it for so long, whether or not they see the results they want.
It’s pure passion. It’s fun. It’s interesting. It’s rewarding. But making money with a blog clearly takes work, research, re-working, and re-researching (that’s a thing right?) and above all, patience.
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Income reports like these allow you to see what’s possible, and gives you a little look into the gears that make a blog run. It’s stuff that bloggers may not mention otherwise, but can be soooo helpful when you’re trying to imagine how to earn money with your blog.
Even if you haven’t started making money with your blog, you may want to check these out for the future. Ya never know, right? At the very least you’re guaranteed to learn something about blogging that you didn’t know before. Each blogger offers a unique piece of advice that can be applied to any blog to make it better.
I want give a BIG shoutout and thank you to these and all other bloggers that take the time to share their income reports. You’re all rad.
What do you think?
Have you tried implementing monetization on your blog yet?