Welcome to our very first Income Report Round Up!

For me, one of the most exciting things about reading blog posts is reading the Income Reports from bloggers who decide 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 have grown into successful blogging businesses.

Why They Share

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

What has 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.

June 2017 Income Roundup Report:

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Let’s meet these Powerhouses

#1: Keep it Simple, DIY

Kari is a lifestyle blogger. A few years ago, after finishing her MBA, she was able to transfer from a retail job that she hated to a business office position with an amazing schedule and a location closer to home. With a lot more free time on her hands, she started her blog where she talks about her hobbies, cooking, home DIY projects, blogging and finance. Her blog is just a few years old, but she is already starting to see a steady increase in income every month, from earning just $45 in January 2016 to $141 in June 2017.

#2: My Path to Passive Income

Esteban has one simple goal — to be able to do and buy whatever he wants. Pretty simple and if you think about it, it’s really something we all want as well. 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 to do it as well. And so far, so good. He started earning only $11 in July 2015 to earning $721 in June 2017. Good job, Esteban. We can’t wait to see how you do in the coming months.

#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, he is not only completely debt free, he has also made over $100,000 blogging, mostly using pay-per-click ads and affiliate marketing. He started publishing his monthly income reports in October 2016 when he earned less than $300. Now, for June 2017, his blogging income is $1,191. Keep up the great work, Derek!

#4: This Fairy Tale Life

Mindy created her blog, This 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 still 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.

#5: 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.  And here he is, three years later, and he just closed out a total profit of $8,384, while touring in Ukraine.  Not bad for someone who identifies himself as a Digital Nomad.  Who said you have to have big fancy houses and expensive cars to be rich… Not this guy! Good job Johnny! I’m looking forward to seeing what next month will bring.

#6: Matthew Woodward

Matthew is a multi-award winning business & internet marketing blogger & international keynote speaker who teaches others how to achieve their 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. And here we are, five years later, and he earned a solid $22,651. He is definitely operating at a higher level than most bloggers and is generous enough to show the rest of us how he does it.

#7: 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”. 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 and in June 2017, she earned a little more than $29,000. Now, she helps other bloggers earn income online and use Pinterest successfully. Great job, Kristin!

#8: 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. Here we are, almost three years later, and Jon reported a solid $37,827 net income for June 2017! Wow Jon, keep up the great work!

#9: 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, earning $121,861 for this month’s income, I’m sure she doesn’t regret the decision one bit. 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. Good job, Michelle~

#10: Entrepreneur On Fire

John Lee Dumas and Kate Erikson are the Dynamic Duo 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 their blog into a Massive Profit Center, hitting over 7 Figures Per Year.  This month, EOF reported earnings of $178,750, which isn’t too bad for a couple who hung out in multiple cities with family and friends while conference hopping.  However, I know that JLD and the team have mad systems behind them that keep things going and growing, which is why they are able to win big in business.  Keep up the great work JLD and Team!

#11: Smart Passive Income

Pat was one of the first people to share an Income Report, being the pioneer for what you see listed here on this post.  Over the years, his income has increased, as he continues to add additional income streams to his portfolio while putting a powerful team in place to support him on the back end. This month, Pat reported $184,095 in earnings, where he’s hit close to $1.7 Million in earnings in the past 12 months.  As the GodFather of Income Reports, it’s fun to see how Pat’s business grows over time with what he’s doing. Thanks, Pat, for all you do, friend! (He’s my BFF in my head, lol)

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