Welcome to this month’s edition of the Income Report Roundup.

September was the month of getting back in motion, post the long summer break.  Everybody went back and focused on work and this was evident in the numbers as most on our bloggers’ list saw a significant increase in income for the month of September.

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.

September 2017 Income Roundup Report:

NameAugust 2017September 2017Growth
My Path to Passive Income$145$315$169
Keep It Simple, DIY$165$319$154
Life and My Finances$932$1,046$114
Passive Income Wise $1,518$1,316-$201
The Sweetest Way$996$1,934$938
This Fairy Tale Life$1,889$2,847964
Johnny FD$19,078$12,503-$6,575
Matthew Woodward$23,409$24,040$631
Believe in a Budget$18,010$68,000$49,990
It's a Lovely Life$66,665.09$87,520$20,854
Making Sense of Cents$135,110$113,267-$21,843
EOFire$237,193$207,349-$29,844
Smart Passive Income$140,866$220,159$79,293
Authority Website$49,170

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 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. Slowly but surely, he is starting to get there. He started sharing his income report in July 2015 when he earned just $11. By using affiliate marketing to generate passive income streams, he has increased his earnings to $315 for this month. Not bad for what he calls “yet another exhausting but fun month”.

#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 time. She recently got married so she took some time off from blogging. September 2017 is her first full month back and it proved to be very productive. She earned $319 which is her second highest monthly income amount to date.

#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 another  very productive month this September and he reported a total income of $1046. He is now setting another goal and aiming to earn $2000 a month on his blog. It’ll be interesting to see what strategy he will be taking to get to this goal in the coming months.

#4: Passive Income Wise

Francisco is a success story when it comes to finding your “niche market”.  He got addicted to an Android game a few years ago and not finding enough information about it on the internet, he started a blog to record his gaming experience as well as to share tips and tricks. He gained a good following of other gamers and once he learned about passive income streams, was able to start earning some income blogging. He started sharing his income report in October 2015, where he earned $75 and some change. Here he is, more than 2 years later, and he is now consistently earning more than $1000 per month.

#5: 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. In September 2017, her third month publishing her blogging income, she reported earning a solid $1,934, mostly on ads, affiliate marketing and e-book sales.

#6: This Fairy Tale Life

Mindy created her blog, The Fairy Tale Life, in 2012. She was getting married at the Disneyland Hotel and she and her then-fiancé, Tim, used her blog to track their wedding planning progress. With a little creativity and smart planning, they were able to have the wedding day of their dreams while keeping to their strict budget.  Now, Mindy continues sharing about her everyday fairy tale life while starting to earn some blogging income on the side. Her income has been steadily increasing this year and for September 2017, she reported $2,847 in earnings.  Great job, Mindy!

#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. He started September in the furthest East you can go in Europe in Odessa, Ukraine and ended it on the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa, all the while earning $12,503, mostly from affiliate commissions and his online course, Income Boss. Now that’s what I call a Digital Nomad!

#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 September 2017, he earned $24,040.

#9: 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 September 2017, her monthly income increased once again and she earned a whopping $68,000! Keep up the great work, Kristin!

#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. Their income mostly come from affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and ads and online courses. For September 2017, their income increased once again and they reported total earnings of $87,520.

#11: Making Sense of Cents

Michelle of MSOC is truly one of our top-earning blogging superstars. She is a financial blogger, sharing tips on becoming debt free, saving money and money tips.  She started publishing her income report in May 2012 where she earned just $672. In October 2013, she was earning enough from blogging to be able to quit her day job and in September 2017, she earned a whopping $113,267 just from blogging. Great job, Michelle!

#12: 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 always one of our biggest blogging income earners. For September 2017, they reporting an income of $207,349. Not too bad for a couple who hung out in multiple cities with family and friends while conference hopping.

#13: 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 $220,159 in earnings! Great job, Pat! As the GodFather of Income Reports, it’s fun to see how Pat’s business grows over time with what he’s doing.

#14: 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. He started sharing his income reports back in November 2014 where he earned around $2,000 while building his blog as a side income. Fast forward almost 3 years later and Jon is now blogging full time having left his day job when his blog started earning up to 5 figures per month.

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