Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Income Report Roundup.

August was a Profit Pulling Month as we will share below, with our Blogging Superstars pulling in a combined total of $693,623!

That’s absolutely amazing, especially when you consider that we only have 13 bloggers listed this month.

I plan on adding more new bloggers over time, as they begin to share their income reports. In that way, we can get a good variety of newbies, those who’ve been around a bit longer and those who are absolute pros that are killing it!

Why They Share

One of the most exciting things about reading blog posts to me is reading the Income Reports from Bloggers who decided to build a Business Blogging.

For years I’ve been following several of these individuals as they’ve built their businesses over time and I’m inspired every month to see how their consistency and commitment has grown into successful blogging businesses.

Most people share their income reports to show their progress, create a sense of accountability and to track their growth over time.

What’s blown me away the most is how someone can go from their first check of earning just $20 for the entire month to now averaging at least $50K per month on average.  It just goes to show “never despise small beginnings” and know that you gotta start somewhere.  And if you’re consistent, you won’t be earning small for long…

It’s very challenging to open up your world and share your income with total strangers, but it’s also super invigorating and liberating to see that people truly are creating a life around doing what they love, and getting paid well to do it.

Why I share the Roundup with you:

One of the main reasons why I am starting to share this Income Report Round Up is to help you realize a couple of things:

  1. Blogging Works
  2. Blogging Pays
  3. You can turn your Passions into Profits
  4. You must commit to being consistent
  5. If you treat it like a business you’ll get paid like a business, if you treat it like a hobby and be consistent, it will eventually pay you like a business

The more I read these Income Reports, the more I want to help you learn how to build a profitable blog quickly.

August 2017 Income Roundup Report:

Name July 2017August 2017Growth
My Path to Passive Income$18,770$145-$18,624
Keep It Simple, DIY$73$165$92
Life and My Finances$1,040$932-$108
The Sweetest Way$968$996$28
This Fairy Tale Life$1,415$1,884$469
Believe in a Budget$16,743$18,010$1,267
Johnny FD$8,221$19,078 $10,856
Matthew Woodward$22,409$23,409$1,000
Authority Website$53,983$49,170-$4,813
It's a Lovely Life$90,118$66,665-$23,453
Making Sense of Cents$110,897$135,110$24,212
Smart Passive Income$321,6433$140,866-$180,776
EOFire$197,911$237,193$39,282

Let’s meet these Powerhouses

** Quick Note: If you’re inspired by what you see here in these Reports, and ready to launch your own blog, go here to learn how, as I’ll show you step by step, exactly what you need to do to get going. **

#1: My Path to Passive Income

Esteban is a relatively new blogger. He only started his site, My Path to Passive Income, in June 2015. He uses “affiliate marketing” to generate his passive income stream and he uses his blog, not only to document his journey but to teach others how to do it as well. Although the numbers might show that he experienced a big drop in income from July and August, this is just because a big chunk of his earnings for July came from selling another website he owns. His blogging income has been consistent (between $100-$200) over the months and in August 2017, he earned $145.

#2: Keep it Simple, DIY

Kari Carter is a lifestyle blogger. She started publishing her monthly blogging income in January 2016 when she earned $45 via Google AdSense.  This amount has slowly, but steadily increased over the past year. She recently got married so she took some time off from blogging and was only 100% back to her normal blogging schedule by the end of August. In spite of this and since she had a few passive income streams already set up, she was still able to earn $165 in August 2017.

#3: Life and My Finances

When Derek Sall started “Life and My Finances” in 2010, he had about $18,000 worth of debt. Seven years later, not only is he completely debt free, he has also made over $100,000 blogging, mostly using pay-per-click ads and affiliate marketing. He saw a solid $932 income for August 2017, a little lower than last month’s, but still not too shabby. He did admit that he focused most of his efforts in writing and pretty much ignored the income side for this month… but now, he is way ahead of his posts and he is now ready to concentrate on improving monetization.

#4: The Sweetest Way

Leah of The Sweetest Way is a digital nomad and lifestyle blogger. Her passion for travel has led her to create a location independent lifestyle where she’s able to live and work wherever she wants. Her blog is where she shares her knowledge on how to achieve this lifestyle so others can do the same. Despite starting her blog more than three years ago, August 2017  is only her second month publishing her blogging income. In this month, she earned $996, mostly on ads, affiliate marketing and e-book sales. Keep up the good work, Leah!

#5: This Fairy Tale Life

Mindy created her blog, The Fairy Tale Life, in 2012. She and her then-fiancé, Tim, were getting married at the Disneyland Hotel and she used her blog to track their wedding planning progress because just like any other couple, they had dreamed of the perfect fairytale wedding day, but they had a strict budget to stick to.  With a little creativity and smart planning, they were able to have the wedding day of their dreams. Now, Mindy continues sharing about her everyday fairy tale life while starting to earn some blogging income on the side. In August 2017, she earned $1,884, an almost $500 increase from last month. Great job, Mindy!

#6: Believe in a Budget

Kristin Larsen started her blog, Believe in a Budget, towards the end of 2014. Her goal was to share her journey on saving money and on getting out of debt by doing random jobs which she calls “side hustling”. Now, she helps other bloggers earn income online and use Pinterest successfully. It took her 4 months to see her first blogging income of $60, but after experimenting with promoting her blog through Pinterest, that income grew steadily. For August 2017, she saw a solid growth and earned a whopping $18,010. Way to go, Kristin!

#7: Johnny FD

Johnny is the epitome of a Location Independent Entrepreneur.  He shares his journey of traveling the world while earning an income on his blog, and he’s doing a mighty fine job of growing his earnings. He started sharing his income report in July of 2014, where he earned $198.84 in income.  He has been in Ukraine for almost two months now, but in August 2017, he continued to grow his income, this time earning a little more than $19,000. Wow! Not bad for someone who identifies himself as a Digital Nomad.  Good job, Johnny!

#8: Matthew Woodward

Matthew is a multi-award winning business & internet marketing blogger & international keynote speaker who teaches how to achieve your online goals. He publishes high-quality tutorials & case studies like you have never seen before! In this list, he is probably the one who has been publishing his income reports the longest. His first one was in August 2012 where he earned a little more than $600. He is now one of our highest earning bloggers and for August 2017, he earned $23,409.

#9: Authority Website Income

Jon Haver of AWI is the epitome of a Strategist when it comes to generating income online. He has the brain of an engineer, and it shows in his income, in the way he systematically builds things out for profits. Having recently left his day job (after getting this blog up to 5 figures per month), Jon is now growing his team while growing his income.   He started sharing his income reports back in November 2014 where he earned around $2,000 while building this as a side income. Well, it’s more than just his side income now and in August 2017, Jon reported a whopping $49,170!

#10: It’s a Lovely Life!

Heather Delaney Reese started “It’s a Lovely Life” in 2014 and it slowly grew into something her whole family became a part of. They are a family of vloggers and travel enthusiasts, exploring the world 150+ days a year and sharing their journey and their lives. They started publishing their income reports in March 2017 where they earned $37,810, mostly from affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and ads. For August 2017, their income increased to $66,665 and now includes income from their different online blogging courses.

#11: Making Sense of Cents

October 2016 marked 3 years since Michelle of MSOC left her day job as a financial analyst.  And from the looks of things, I think she feels she made the right decision. For August 2017, she earned $135,110 from blogging. Michelle is a financial blogger, sharing tips on becoming debt free, saving money and money tips.  She’s been rocking it as of late and is now in the runnings to compete with the top 6 Figure Per Month Bloggers out there like Pat Flynn and John Lee Dumas.

#12: Smart Passive Income

Pat was one of the first bloggers to share an Income Report.  Over the years, his income has increased, as he continues to add additional income streams to his portfolio. Just last month, he launched his new Power-Up Podcasting program. This is his first premium course where he offered a payment plan and as with any new experience, he ran into some difficulties, with failed payments, mostly. However, since Pat has both a powerful team and systems in place to support him on the back end, he still had a good August 2017 where he reported an income of $140,866.

#13: Entrepreneur On Fire

John Lee Dumas and Kate Erikson are the Dynamic Duos behind EOFire. Hosting a 7-day-a-week Podcast, which was the first 7 day-a-week podcast ever, they’ve been able to turn it into a Massive Profit Center, hitting over 7 Figures Per Year. They are our biggest earners for August 2017, reporting an income of $237,193. Not too bad for a couple who hung out in multiple cities with family and friends while conference hopping.  They do have mad systems behind them and that helps keep things going and growing.

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