What 53 Blog Income Reports Can Show You

How long does it take before you start making money with a blog? Weeks? Months? Years? And does the age of a blog have an impact on income?

Those are the questions I think about before falling asleep. And I’m sure you do too.

You’ve invested a few dollars and started your blog in 3 easy steps because you want to make money. But when will you see a return?

We live in an inpatient society. I want to make money today. I want to retire tomorrow. And I want to move to Hawaii, or in my case, the French Riviera, this weekend. I want to wake up every morning to the sound of church bells and French accents. I want to walk to the corner cafe and drink an espresso. And spend the rest of the day visiting antique churches, walking down cobbled streets and drinking wine until the sun sets.

But I have children and I’m a mom and those dreams will have to wait. Until then I enjoy playing on the floor with my toddler and cuddling my baby…..and working on my side hustle.

So How Long Does It Take Before Bloggers Make Large Incomes From Their Blog?

Not as long as you think.

Imagine starting a business the old fashioned way.

You have an idea. But you don’t even know if it will work or not. But you love it! You design your product and get a patent ($5,000-$15,000). You get a manufacturer and make hundreds of your widget (cost of manufacturing can be tens of thousands). You rent a store in the nearest strip mall ($120-$200 per square foot for rent, if you’re as awesome as Apple). You run a few ads in the local paper. And then you wait.

By this time you’ve invested thousands into your business and you have yet to make any income! Where are your customers? Slowly they drip in. After years you finally start to make enough money to pay all of your expenses and you can stop eating ramen noodles.

Sure, that is a bad scenario, but it is very common.

 

Is Blogging A Faster Way To Make Money?

Now imagine you start a blog today. It costs you under $50 for an entire year of hosting! And that is the only expense you have to start your blog. That’s it!

You can immediately start and sign up as an affiliate for Amazon and promote the products you love. Within a few weeks you can easily make back that $50. Read how these bloggers made their first $100 with their blogs.

If you’re not building an audience online you are missing out.

“In the last decade or so, blogs and social media have made it so that we all now have the ability to build a massive audience with nothing but a smart phone or computer.” –Mike Taylor 

Just imagine there are hundreds of people waiting outside of your store who can’t wait to buy your product. That is what having a blog is!

Even if you don’t have a product or an idea yet. It will come. And when that amazing idea strikes, you’ll have a huge email list and a blog with thousands of visitors. Then you can pitch your product and make a full time income. All from the small cost of starting a blog. 

So if you’re just starting or you have a blog and need inspiration. Just keep at it. Keep posting consistently and grow your audience. Test new ideas. Try new courses. Read amazing ebooks, like Abby’s on blogging or Lena’s ebook to increase your blog traffic. If you stick with it, it will pay off.

 

 

53 Blog Income Reports – The List!

Included in this list are the big guys that you should get familiar with and learn from. People like Pat Flynn and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner – who by the way is coming out with an awesome course – so go sign up for the waiting list!

You can see from the chart that they have worked for years to build their online businesses.

It did not take decades and a huge team. It was hard work and long hours. But building an online business can pay off royally.

 

 

Site Month Income Site Age in Years
eofire May-16 $219,248 4
smartpassiveincome May-16 $127,787 8
johnnyfd May-16 $82,780 3
makingsenseofcents May-16 $69,085 4
startupcamp Jun-15 $62,065 10
pinchofyum Apr-16 $57,686 6
melyssagriffin Apr-16 $56,216 2
justagirlandherblog May-16 $37,967 4
humanproofdesigns May-16 $34,146 3
beckyandpaula Avg/Month $29,167 3
clubthrifty Dec-15 $23,620 4
sooverthis May-16 $23,161 2
sarahtitus Avg/Month $23,000 3
busybudgeter May-16 $22,931 2
matthewwoodward May-16 $21,589 5
horkeyhandbook May-16 $20,426 2
byregina Jan-15 $16,000 5
organizeyourselfskinny Avg/Month $11,462 4
singlemomsincome May-16 $10,168 4
whatmommydoes Jan-16 $9,997 4
makemoneyyourway May-16 $8,760 3
showmetheyummy May-16 $7,793 2
missbizibee May-16 $7,535 2
lbeeandthemoneytree Apr-16 $7,400 4
believeinabudget May-16 $7,269 2
shoeaholicnomore Apr-16 $6,926 2
inspiredbloggersuniversity May-16 $6,845 2
getpostcookie May-16 $4,831 0
moneymanifesto May-16 $4,275 2
moms-make-money Mar-16 $4,004 3
mydebtepiphany May-16 $3,032 2
incomebully May-16 $2,585 2
kitchensanctuary Apr-16 $2,210 3
dumbpassiveincome May-16 $1,890 4
oursmallhours Apr-16 $1,844 4
jessicagavin May-16 $1,650 4
joyfulabode Apr-16 $1,570 9
koriathome May-16 $1,419 1
iamthefutureme May-16 $1,404 1
retiredby40blog Feb-15 $1,313 3
becomingwellthy May-16 $1,080 0
thisfairytalelife May-16 $904 1
smartmoneysimplelife Apr-16 $528 2
thisoutnumberedmama May-16 $364 2
productiveandpretty May-16 $218 0
busybloggingmom May-16 $187 0
justbeingstill May-16 $71 0
keepitsimplediy May-16 $70 1
theextraincomeproject May-16 $11 1
blueeyedbabies May-16 $6 0

Think You’re Too Late? No! Be Inspired!

If you’re just starting out, don’t fret! The internet is not that old! And social media is changing every day. So there are thousands of opportunities for you to grow.

Find your strength, pick a niche and conquer one type of social media. Build your audience so that you can launch your big idea and make thousands from your online business.

It’s not free work. It’s not easy. But it is SO possible! And the growth is exponential!

So start your blog today and let me know – I’ll be your first follower!

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