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When people ask me the key to monetizing my travel blog to earn a full-time income from it, I always tell them: blog income reports. Read them. Analyze them. Reverse engineer them.

If you’re wondering how much money bloggers make, you’re in the right place. Think of blog income reports as blueprints, roadmaps if you will, from people who are at the destination you wish to get to.

Through blog income reports, you can see how much traffic a site is getting, what strategies they’re using to grow their blog, their income sources, what worked and didn’t worked. They are GOLD.

And you’re in luck: I spent NINE HOURS scouring the Internet and putting together this blog post of more than FIFTY blog income reports that reveal just how much income you can make from a blog.

Enjoy!

Notes About the Following Blog Income Reports

  • The following blog income reports are categorized by niche (food, travel, business, etc.), and within each niche, they are in order of age (youngest to oldest.)
  • Age of blog refers to how old the domain was at the time of the income report.
    • That does not necessarily mean they launched it on the date it was purchased.
    • It ALSO does NOT necessarily mean that that’s when they started monetizing their blog. Lots of people start a blog and then don’t try to make money from it until 5 years later.
    • To find out how old the blog was, I tried to find out if the blogger mentioned when they started blogging either in their income reports or their About pages.
    • If I couldn’t find out the blog’s age from the blog itself, I used Duplichecker.com to find the age of the domain.
    • The domain age can be misleading when a blogger changes domains. So, if they start with myblogname1.com and then two years later, they change their blog to myblogname2.com, the domain age checker will ONLY know the age of myblogname2.com.
    • So, at best, this is an estimate. Take the domain age with a grain of salt.
  • Monthly income refers to GROSS income. That means income BEFORE expenses and taxes. It is NOT the same as net profit.

Personal Finance Blog Income Reports

#1 My Worthy Penny

Age of blog: 4 months

Monthly income: $231.63 in May 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Money-making apps (Shopkick, Fetch Rewards, etc.)

Pageviews: 4,295


#2 Financial Flamingo

Age of blog: 7 months

Monthly income: $1,043.63 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • YouTube
  • Printables shop
  • Affiliate income
  • Ads (Ezoic and Google)

Monthly pageviews: 49,201


#3 One Big Happy Life

Age of blog: 1 year and 9 months

Monthly income: $10,900 in November 2018

Income sources:

  • YouTube
  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored posts

Pageviews: 5,879 (though it’s worth noting that they had 106,388 YouTube subscribers at the time and were earning much of their income via that channel)


#4 The Savvy Couple

Age of blog: 2 years and 10 months

Monthly income: $43,547 in May 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsorships
  • Products

Pageviews: Over 250,000


#5 Believe in a Budget

Age of blog: 4 years

Monthly income: $18,128.60 in July 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Online courses and products

Pageviews: Not reported


#6 Millennial Boss

Age of blog: 4 years and 5 months

Monthly income: $6,698 in December 2019

Income sources:

  • Affiliate
  • Ads (Adthrive)
  • Etsy printables

Pageviews: Not reported


#7 Making Sense of Cents

Age of blog: 6 years and 10 months

Monthly income: $159,592 in November 2018

Income sources:

  • Advertising
  • Affiliate income
  • Online course
  • Sponsored posts
  • Sponsorships

Pageviews: About 400,000


Business Blog Income Reports

#8 Passive Income Superstars

*Note: This income report involves TWO blogs:

  • A travel blog
  • PassiveIncomeSuperstars.com

Age of blog:

  • A travel blog – Unknown, as the domain name is not revealed.
  • PassiveIncomeSuperstars.com – 6 months

Monthly income: $4,048.12 in November 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews:

  • Travel blog: 37,285
  • Passive Income Superstars: 1,253

#9 Her Paper Route

*Note* This income report combines income and traffic for two blogs:

  • BeautyIsCrueltyFree.com
  • HerPaperRoute.com

Age of blogs:

  • BeautyIsCrueltyFree.com: 7 months
  • HerPaperRoute.com: 1 year and 1 month

Monthly income: $9,033 in April 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads (Media.net and AdSense)
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored posts
  • Surveys

Pageviews: Not reported exactly, though she mentions that the BeautyIsCrueltyFree.com traffic was over 70,000 pageviews at the time.


#10 Introvert Coach

Age of blog: 1 year and 3 months

Monthly income: $13,695.50 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income
  • Courses and programs
  • Freelancing

Pageviews: Not reported


#11 Adam Enfroy

Age of blog: 1 year and 3 months

Monthly income: $61,572 in March 2020

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 303,960


#12 Blog Blossom

Age of blog: 1 year and 4 months

Monthly income: $122.78 in March 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdSense)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 11,268


#13 Cassie Scroggins

Age of blog: 1 year and 9 months

Monthly income: $3,713.40 in December 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • YouTube
  • Affiliate income
  • Digital products

Pageviews: 117,549


#14 Crowd Work News

Age of blog: 1 year and 11 months

Monthly income: $4,566.34 in January 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 166,737


#15 Kimi Kinsey

Age of blog: 2 years

Monthly income: $12,844 in July 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Digital products
  • Collaborations

Pageviews: Not reported


#16 Anastasia Blogger

Age of blog: 2 years and 1 month

Monthly income: 8,336.62 in March 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads( Mediavine and Ezoic)
  • Affiliate income
  • Ebook
  • Online course

Pageviews: 236,717


#17 Suzana Rose

Age of blog: 2 years and 11 months

Monthly income: $17,934.17 in November 2017

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored content

Pageviews: 704,326


#18 Chic Pursuit

Age of blog: 3 years

Monthly income: $8,364.73 in December 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine, YouTube)
  • Affiliate income
  • Digital products

Pageviews: 167,234


#19 Melyssa Griffin

Age of blog: 3 years and 11 months

Monthly income: $283,680 in December 2016

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income
  • Online courses

Pageviews: Not reported


#20 Let’s Reach Success

Age of blog: 6 years and 1 month

Monthly income: $4,305 in June 2019

Income sources:

  • Sponsorships
  • Ads
  • Freelancing
  • Affiliate income
  • Books

Pageviews: 103,231


#21 Matthew Woodward

Age of blog: 6 years and 3 months

Monthly income: $28,429.85 in December 2017

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 137,513


#22 Ryan Robinson

Age of blog: 8 years and 1 month

Monthly income: $28,387.79 in March 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Freelancing
  • Online courses
  • Sponsorships

Pageviews: 464,360


Lifestyle Blog Income Reports

#23 The Thought Journal

Age of blog: Less than a year

Monthly income: $1,257.89 in April 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Online course

Pageviews: 55,329


#24 By Sophia Lee

Age of blog: 1 year and 9 months

Monthly income: $12,379.67 in May 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 419,000


#25 Minding Minimal

Age of blog: 2 years

Monthly income: $700.82 in January 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdSense and YouTube)
  • Affiliate
  • Sponsorships

Pageviews: 404


#26 Fit Mommy in Heels

Age of blog: 2 years and 9 months

Monthly income: $11,562.19 in September 2019

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income
  • Freelancing
  • Sponsored Posts

Pageviews: She doesn’t explicitly state her traffic but says her goal is to hit 25,000 sessions, so we can safely assume her traffic at the time was less than 25,000 sessions.


#27 Just a Girl and Her Blog

Age of blog: 4 years

Monthly income: $41,700 in December 2016

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income
  • Online courses
  • Ebooks

Pageviews: About 450,000


#28 Root + Revel

Age of blog: 4 years and 6 months

Monthly income: $23,491.76 in March 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored content

Pageviews: 139,606


#29 Nikki’s Plate

Age of blog: 4 years and 8 months

Monthly income: $2,827.51 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 156,096


#30 Blair Staky

*Note: The income report is for her personal blog thefoxandshe.com*

Age of blog: 6 years and 11 months (though she writes in her about page that she’s only been focusing on full-time monetization over the past four years).

Monthly income: $9,497.95 in February 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliates
  • Blog collaborations

Pageviews: 153,014


Food Blog Income Reports

#31 Elizabeth Chloe

Age of blog: 9 months

Monthly income: $25.69 in March 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (Gourmet Ads and AdSense)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 8,594


#32 The Fiery Vegetarian

Age of blog: 1 year and 4 months

Monthly income: $497.55 in February 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)

Pageviews: 37,984


#33 The Fit Delish

Age of blog: 2 years

Monthly income: $570 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Sponsored posts

Pageviews: Not reported


#34 The Twin Cooking Project

Age of blog: 2 years and 8 months

Monthly income: $682 in April 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)

Pageviews: 140,820


#35 Midwest Foodie

Age of blog: 2 years and 10 months

Monthly income: $4,483.37 in April 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 558,709


#36 Thyme & Joy

Age of blog: 3 years and 4 months

Monthly income: $1,415.00 in March 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income
  • Freelancing

Pageviews: Not reported


#37 A Sassy Spoon

Age of blog: 3 years and 5 months

Monthly income: $9,390.10 in March 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • Business coaching
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored content

Pageviews: 295,343


#38 Home Sweet Farm Home

Age of blog: 3 years and 9 months

Monthly income: $17.98 in October 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdSense)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 2,139


#39 Hangry Woman

Age of blog: 3 years and 9 months

Monthly income: $2,605.65 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income
  • Partnerships
  • Consulting

Pageviews: 62,543


#40 Pinch of Yum

Age of blog: 6 years and 7 months

Monthly income: $95,197.34 in November 2016

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • Online course
  • Sponsored Content

Pageviews: 4,245,565


#41 40 Aprons

Age of blog: 10 years

Monthly income: $31,225.13 in August 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • Sponsored posts
  • Freelancing
  • Affiliate income
  • Digital products

Pageviews: 954,338


#42 Whole Kitchen Sink

Age of blog: 1 year and 8 months

Monthly income: $10,631.29 in October 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored posts

Pageviews: Not reported


Mom Blog Income Reports

#43 Mommy Explained

Age of blog: 1 month

Monthly income: $3.96 in January 2020

Income sources: Affiliate (Amazon Associates)

Pageviews: 992


#44 The Frugal Mom Guide

Age of blog: 9 months

Monthly income: $200.54 in March 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 27,176


#45 Start a Mom Blog

Age of blog: 1 year and 10 months

Monthly income: $24,754 in September 2017

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income
  • Online courses
  • Ebooks

Pageviews: Not reported


#46 Another Mommy Blogger

Age of blog at time of report: 1 Year and 11 Months

Monthly Income: $2,261.60 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate (Awin and Amazon Associates)

Pageviews: 153,801


#47 On Budget Moms

Age of blog: 3 years

Monthly income: $518.06 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Affiliate
  • Ads

Pageviews: 29,000


#48 Mom Makes Joy

Age of blog: 3 years

Monthly income: $1,095.62 in February 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income
  • Products

Pageviews: 47,149


#49 Redefining Mom

Age of blog: 3 years and 3 months

Monthly income: $280.09 in September 2016

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: At least 40,000 pageviews


Travel Blog Income Reports

#50 Indian Girling

*Note: This income report combines her traffic and income over 8 months.

Age of blog: 8 months

Income: $1,000 in 8 months

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdSense)
  • Sponsored posts
  • Affiliate marketing

Pageviews: 51,204


#51 Practical Wanderlust

Age of blog: 1 year and 11 months

Monthly income: $5,882.77 in April 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income
  • Social media consulting
  • Courses

Pageviews: 122,145


#52 Travel Blog Stories

Age of blog: 2 years and 1 month

Monthly income: $1,560 in January 2020

Income sources:

  • Affiliate income
  • Digital products

Pageviews: Not reported


#53 Adventure in You

Age of blog: 3 years and 4 months

Monthly income: $12,782 in January 2018

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored posts
  • Brand partnerships
  • Ebooks

Pageviews: 400,584


#54 Mathers on the Map

Age of blog: 4 years

Monthly income: $237.74 in February 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads (Ezoic)
  • Affiliate income

Pageviews: 13,454


#55 Local Adventurer

Age of blog: 4 years and 9 months

Monthly income: $21,714.49 in May 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (AdThrive)
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsorships

Pageviews: 674,621


#56 Two Wandering Soles

Age of blog: 5 years and 2 months

Monthly income: $14,179.97 in March 2019

Income sources:

  • Ads (Mediavine)
  • Affiliate income
  • Curated content

Pageviews: 275,008


#57 Living the Dream

*Note: This income report is based on TWO blogs:

  • Global travel blog (livingthedreamrtw.com)
  • Local travel blog (discovertheburgh.com)

Age of blog:

  • Global travel blog (livingthedreamrtw.com) – 10 years and 3 months
  • Local travel blog (discovertheburgh.com) – 5 years

Monthly income: $2,769 in May 2020

Income sources:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate income
  • Sponsored content

Pageviews: 117,540

Let These Blog Income Reports Inspire You!

You just saw 57 blog income reports from all sorts of niches of all different ages. No matter WHERE you are right now or what you write about, you have a shot at making money blogging.

I encourage you to revisit these blog income reports regularly for inspiration. You can analyze them to see what works, and try those tactics yourself! You can even make your own income reports. You don’t even have to share them publicly; they’re just a good way to keep track of progress.