How much money do bloggers make?
I love reading income reports, not only because I’m very nosy and want to know how much people make, but also because they are very motivating.
Income reports show you that it is possible to earn money from something you love and do online. There are so many people making money with their blogs which means you can do it as well.
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(Just look at my income report where I made money in my SECOND month of blogging! )
If they could do it, I could do it. Right?
But, there is another side to them.
Income reports can make you feel a bit discouraged and like you’ll never get there.
You feel like earning money from your blog is impossible and unreachable.
Why do you feel like that?
Because of those articles, you see all over Pinterest of people making 10s of thousands of dollars every month and saying how easy it is.
I’m not blaming them for the way we are feeling! As that would, honestly, be stupid.
Because I know they all worked hard and it took them years to get to that place and earn $10k a month.
I’m so proud of them because they all build something and made something of their little corner on the internet.
They were just like you and me once. They also started with 0 followers, 0 page views and had 0 clues on what they were doing.
Now you might be thinking, yeah so what? That doesn’t change how I feel and doesn’t really help me (or maybe it does a bit? )
Well, that is what this post is about.
I put together a list of different kind of income reports. The ones that will motivate you and give you hope. And, at the same time, bring you down to earth.
What makes them so different? …you might be asking
Well, let me tell you!
These bloggers, I’m gonna mention here, aren’t making 10s of thousands of dollars every month and getting 100s of thousands of page views.
These are realistic income reports of beginner bloggers who are making money, mostly, through affiliate marketing (all these bloggers have been blogging for a year or less) who have less than 15k page views a month.
Is it possible to make money as a beginner blogger?
These 10 bloggers are sharing their journey. They are showing how long it took them to make their first affiliate sale, to make their first $1 blogging.
They are showing you that earning money from your blog is not easy.
It will never be easy.
But IT IS possible!
You just need to work hard and create amazing content!
If there’s one thing you can learn from them, it’s that it’s not about how many followers and page views you have (although they do help) it’s about what you do with them.
Because at the end of the day it’s all about marketing. It’s all about your tactics and your selling “powers”. – These are the things that will help you make your first affiliate sale, or sell your first product!
Here are 10 beginner bloggers who are sharing their blog progress.
Hanna from Millenial Talks shared how much money she made in June of 2019 from her two blogs.
Rachel from Life Fully Caffeinated has been blogging for 5 months and has already made some money from her blog! She is a perfect example of what I said earlier, that you don’t need to have a lot of page views in order to make money blogging. (she had 1.8k page views on her blog last month.)
Yep, you read that right. Sophie has been blogging for three months and is already making money.
With only 2.3k pageviews she made money through affiliate marketing which shows you don’t need a lot of traffic to earn money!
Remember what I said earlier, that it’s all about marketing?!
Well, Sophie is proof!
Lori started her blog in September of 2018. She makes money from her blog as well as from offering virtual assistant services.
“How I made my first $100 blogging”
Taylor and Cris from Beginner Blogging Blueprint write a blog all about blogging and how to turn it into a business. They shared their story and a realistic path that lead them to their first $100 blogging.
Mikaela shared how much money she made from her blog in June of 2019. She’s been blogging for a little over a year. Mikaela made money from her blog in June even tho she was travelling the whole month and didn’t have much time to spend on her blog.
Rebecca relaunched her blog, Boss Single Mama, in April of 2019, and has been sharing her blog progress. She wrote a very real and refreshing post about growing a blog. I definitely recommend reading it as it will open your eyes and show you what it takes to run and grow a blog!
Mariam from Boss Babe Chronicles wrote a detailed post on how she made her first big affiliate sale after only three, yes three, months of blogging. In her post, Mariam goes into detail on what exactly she did, and also shares some tips on how you can do the same!
Safa writes a blog where she shares her blogging and Pinterest tips. She is sharing her journey of growing a blog and turning it into a business.
Sharon from Blogger’s Jungle wrote a post all about ShareASale (an affiliate marketing network) and how she earned over $100 in one month with them.
And we have come to the end of this post. I really hope you enjoyed reading it and that it motivated.
Remember, never give up! Hard work pays off!
If you are looking for ways to grow your blog check out my post about Pinterest where I shared 5 quick tips that will help you drive more traffic to your blog. Another important factor of growing your blog is starting and growing your email list.