January 2018 Blog Income Report -WAAYYY Better Than Last Year!


Yes, blogs can earn money – LOTS of money. This report is only the beginning of what I plan to make in the future. Think $1,000 a month is a lot? What about $2,000? $5,000? $10,000?

It’s all possible, and I want to show you how – which is why I publish these silly blog income reports in the first place.

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January 2018 Blog Income Report

Almost exactly one year ago, I had a eureka moment. I finally got it through my thick skull that I could make some seriously good money by blogging. It wasn’t going to be quick, it wasn’t going to be easy, but it was possible – not just for me, but for anyone.

In fact, there were plenty of people that were already earning $10,000+ a month online. They already knew what I should have picked up on a long time ago!

Basically, all you need to do to make an unlimited income with your blog is:

  • Write amazing content – informative, helpful, and entertaining
  • Offer helpful resources (not detracting ads), and
  • Develop a strong community of people that love what you stand for

That’s it! The rest of that money making stuff will almost take care of itself. Seriously.

My Earnings Trajectory

Alright – so let’s put my money where my mouth is. How have I been doing with my earnings after this eureka moment?? Have a look! And then see below for a breakdown of my January earnings.

And in January??? $1,582.55!! BOOM!

January 2018 Blog Income Report

Breakdown of January 2018 Blog Income

And here we go!

January 2018 Blog Income ReportPay-per-click Ads:

  • Google Adsense: $15.18
    • No big surprise on the low dollars here. I’d rather position the better, more helpful ads of MyFinance than the randoms from Google.
  • MyFinance: $174.28
    • Another great month for MyFinance, and February is shaping up to be a good one too! Love it!
    • If you’re a blogger and want to get started with them, let me know and I’ll hook you up!
  • Next Millennium: $10.59
    • This was my little mini-experiment with Next Millennium. Long story short, it didn’t work like I’d hoped, so I’m dumping them and looking into bigger and better things!

Affiliate Links:

Dang…talk about a total fail on the affiliate marketing side! I really need to pick up my game here. I think I know my new focus in 2018!

…Alright, let’s get through this quickly… And if you’d like to support this site, by all means, feel free to click the links below and sign up! 😉

Direct Ads:

  • Direct private ads: $1,382.50 – To be honest, I probably accepted a few too many direct ads this past month But the content was solid and they were all helpful to the readers! I would still like to earn a bunch more through affiliate sales (which again, will soon be my main focus)!

Total = $1,582.55

Additional Blog News

Highlights in January:

  1. We were featured on Rockstar Finance with this fine article of mine – “You’re Broke…and You’re Making Everyone Else Rich
  2. Our article was shared on LifeHacker’s FB page again – How Much Should You Spend on That??“”

Blog Goals For 2018

I took a little longer to set my goals for 2018 because well, Liz and I have a lot going on right now.

  • I work a full-time job that’s getting more intensive as I continue to move up the ladder
  • We bought a project house that needed a complete tear-down. We probably won’t be done with it until April, and then we’ll rent it out.
  • I run this website…which definitely takes time (but I love it!!)
  • We have a 2 year old little girl that loves it when Dad chases her around, so you know I have to take time out of my day for that!
  • AND, WE’RE EXPECTING KIDDO #2 to come in September! YAY!

So…knowing all this, what are some reasonable goals for this website in 2018?? Here we go:

  1. Create a free online course to replace the dated resource for new subscribers (Target completion in May)
  2. Hit 50,000 visitors in one month
  3. Earn $2,000 in one month
  4. Present my Financial Freedom material to 3 different businesses – charge $500 per class
  5. Update my site with an “https://” for a “secure” status (Target completion in July)
  6. Create an online course to sell that’s an extension of my free material (Target completion in August)

Whew! Well, that should be enough to keep me busy on top of writing amazing posts and maintaining the blog every week! Wish me luck!!

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