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May 2018 Blog Income Report – How I Earned Over $2,000!!

Here’s what I’ll be doing at 50 years old:

  • I’ll wake up when I choose
  • Read 10-20 pages in my book
  • Work out and probably blog a little
  • Hang out with my beautiful wife and go on our adventure of the day
  • And then probably go golfing or a hike, and go to bed whenever

In other words…I’ll be retired and doing whatever I want – mainly because of the additional income I earn from this blog.

Want to be like me? It’s really not that hard. I’m nothing special. I just have a passion for a topic that people are interested in and I speak from the heart. If you love people and want to help them, then I believe that blogging is for you, too! AND, you could actually make some money doing it!


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Yes, this is a bit sale-sie, and yes, I do make a commission from your sign-up, but I absolutely believe that blogging is one of the best things for the soul. The money you earn from it is just an added bonus. No matter what happens with my income, I’ll still keep blogging. It’s fun, I help people every day, and it pushes me to keep learning more and growing in personal finance.

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May 2018 Blog Income Report

May wasn’t a record month, but considering I pretty much put all of my spare time into our project house, I think I still did pretty well. Check it out!

may 2018 blog income report


How I Earned $2,217.25 With My Blog in May

In the month of May, I still earned over two grand with my blog. Like I said, it’s not a record, but I’ll still gladly put it in the bank! Here’s how I did it.

Mediavine – $715.25 – Since my blog has grown in popularity and I get 30,000+ visitors a month (FYI – Mediavine requires 25,000 sessions for you to apply), I was able to sign up with this top-notch advertising company — Mediavine. My typical $150 in clickable advertising each month has now jumped to $700+ thanks to this move!

Affiliate Income

iPage Blog Hosting – $105 – Someone took the first step to changing their lives this past month and started their own blog. Congrats!! If it was you, tell me about it in the comments!! (Interested in getting started? sign up today!)

Weathsimple Investing – $47 – One person started investing with Wealthsimple this past month. They earned their free $50 for investing and they’re setting themselves up for great wealth in the future!

Bill Cutterz – $0 – No one signed up to easily save money on their bills this past month. Crazy. Change this trend. Use Bill Cutterz and get your potential savings on your phone bill, insurance, internet cable, and more!

Personal Capital Money Manager – $0 – Nobody started tracking their net worth this month with Personal Capital. Interested? It’s free!

Ethos Term Life Insurance – $50 – Another wise individual signed up for life insurance. Great job protecting your family!!

Writing Income

I started writing for some prominent blogs a few months ago. It’s been going really well and it’s been an awesome money-maker. (If you’re skilled at writing, you could definitely do this too!). In May, I earned $900. Love it!

Direct Ads

As usual, companies always email me, wanting me to feature them on my site. Most times I don’t, sometimes I do (only if it helps you, my faithful readers). Last month, I accepted 3 posts and earned $400.

Like Reading About My Income? Why Not Create Your Own??

If you love to write like I do and are passionate about a particular topic, then I would highly recommend starting a blog. It’s super cheap and as you can tell, there’s definitely money to be made. Just click this link to get started, or click the link beneath the video below.

Best of luck to all of you! Until next month!!

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My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. Hey Derek! It may have been me! 🙂 Thanks for the great instructions to creating a website! I’m currently working on content and hope to be able to have a proper “launch” by fall (just in time for students to benefit from it)! My site is educational, for students in the health sciences struggling with writing and APA style. :)Right now I’m just working on building the framework and writing content. I hope to have 25-50 posts before sharing everywhere.

    • Awesome! Let me know if you need anything!

  2. I’m trying so hard to reach that session number! I want MEDIAVINE!!! Is it 25k unique sessions? Or is it just 25k overall sessions for the month?

    Congrats on the income!

    • Hi Liz. I’m pretty sure it’s 25k sessions total. You’ll get there. Just keep writing awesome content and promote the heck out of yourself!

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