Better late than never with last month’s income report! In November, I made $2,473.33 in income… woot! Actually, it was just shy of $3,000 due to my course pre-launch but I won’t see that money in my account until January, so I didn’t record it in November.

Anyway! Super happy with another month over $2k consistently. This is over half of my salary from my full-time job… meaning, I bring in more than an extra paycheque every month working just a few hours a week!

Read on to see the full breakdown…

Blog Income Report


Why I Write Income Reports

I don’t write blog income reports to brag, or make it seem like blogging is an easy path to endless riches. ๐Ÿ’ฐย (Spoiler alert: it’s fackin’ not, okay.)

To be honest, every month I post one, I feel a little squicky about it. Should I be putting my blog income report out there? Will people judge me, either too positively, or negatively? Will it affect my relationships with other bloggers or, gah, clients?!

But, I push through, at least for now.

When I first set out to turn my blog from a $0 hobby into a profitable venture, I remember seeing income reports from well-known bloggers. Those were the turning point for me. Before seeing those, I never thought my blog could make any money at all.

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I thought that was only for famous people with huge audiences, and people who blogged full-time.

Now, I realize that’s far from the truth! Anyone can make money blogging if you treat it like a real job, and that means putting in the time and effort to grow. These reports are a glimpse into how I do that for my own blog, and I hope you can find a new tip or tool in this report to help your blogging journey. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ

Blog Income Report

  • Freelance writing clients: $2,007.72
  • Etsy store sales: $84.92
  • Siteground affiliate income: $63.72

Total Gross Income: $2,473.33

I do make most of my money from freelance writing for clients, and only a little from my own products and affiliate income. I plan to ramp that up in the next year!

Also in November, I earned $288 from the $48 special price pre-sale of my course, Blog SEO Bootcamp. I’m super excited about how that went.

I’ll write a full post on that soon, but I challenged myself to finish the course I had in my mind in only ONE WEEK. I forced myself to do it by pre-selling it and listing the release date. I made it, just in the nick of time (uploading videos takes awhile as I found out, lol).

And, I launched it without much fanfare. No webinars or ads or cray promotion. I did a few social media posts, sent a few emails to my list, and that was it!

The course is now $98 and currently available over at ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ


This month was ROUGH for expenses! Mostly because I decided to invest in The Strategy Academy, which was a sizeable chunk of change.

I am so excited for the program and how it will help me uplevel my blog in 2018 though, so it’s worthwhile expense!

Total Expenses: $3,399.93

Net Income: – $987.34

Please keep in mind that the “net” amount I write above does not include deductions like income tax (which is about 30-40%!) or other things that a “typical job” would pay for, like health insurance, mandatory pension deductions, or Employment Insurance (EI) <– that’s what we call it in Canada. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Net income is NOT the same as PROFIT!

Clearly, from the number above, I was in the hole this month! But, it’s because I chose to make some really good investments in myself for the year ahead.

Here’s an idea of how my income has changed over time! I started blogging in February 2016, for reference, and started freelancing in March 2017 (there was a delay until I could bill clients/receive payment for the work, which is why the chart starts in May).

Blog Income Report


Traffic Stats

I wasn’t that active in November as I was busy promoting my new course and working on that, so traffic dipped a little! That’s okay though.

I am pushing to get over 5k views per month in 2018!

Blog Income Report

Goals for 2018

I’m moving away from setting monthly goals and instead focusing on quarterly priorities and areas of focus.

I have been forced to slow down a little bit as I juggle some health issues with my full-time job, this blog, and freelancing business. A lot going on! So instead of beating myself up if I don’t hit income goals or other milestones, I’m learning to be more forgiving and take better care of myself.

That said, 2018 is going to MAGICAL for me, I can feel it! ๐Ÿฆ„

What About You?

Do you have a blog? What are some of your goals for the next month? How are you taking action to achieve them?

Share with me in the comments! I love to connect with other bloggers and hear your inspiring goals.ย โค๏ธ

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