January 2017 Blogging Income Report - $478.43

"How can I make money blogging?" That's the question I kept asking myself. Over the last few months I finally started earning an income as a  blogger & digital influencer. Nope, it's not enough to quit my social media coordinator position, but it's enough to help pay the bills, buy plane tickets to Paris, save money, & truly enjoy life. 

You might be wondering how you can make money from blogging, so here's my January 2017 Blogging Income Report. This is my first income report, but I earned over $800 in December 2016.

Income

Linqia Sponsored Posts - $140
Social Native Sponsored Posts - $70
Miscellaneous Sponsored Posts - $175
Reimbursements - $43
Blog Sponsors - $10
Consulting/Coaching - $25
ShopStyle Collective - $15.43
Total - $478.43

Expenses

Product Purchases - $24.50
PayPal Fees - $1.75
Total - $26.25

Net

Net Total - $452.18

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Note: I base my income report on earnings that were deposited into my bank account during that month. I did several projects in January that have yet to be paid out, therefore I will take that into account for my February Income Report. 

The only exception to this rule is the $15.43 from ShopStyle Collective. I only get paid once I make the $100 threshold, but thought it'd be misleading to post that I earned $100 from ShopStyle when in fact that was many, many months in the making.

Most of my blog earnings were from sponsored blog posts & sponsored social media posts. I'm working on growing my following & engagement, so it's nice to be rewarded by getting paid opportunities. I worked with brands like Truvia & Lays. I even was a part of the promotional team for a new show on FX called Taboo.

Do you want to start making your first dollars as a blogger? I can help! I'm a social media professional & a blogger with over 3 years of experience. I offer consulting & coaching for bloggers & influencers who want to step up their game, grow their brand, & starting making some money. Please contact me for price quotes or if you have questions.

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42 comments

  1. Thank you for being open about your blogging income. It's nice to get a realistic scope. I'm starting blogging more frequently this year and hope to be blogging more "full-time" once my little one is born, since I'll be home.
    Morning Lux

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  2. Great post Carmen, very interesting. Especially to me. I don't make a dime with my blog and do it only out of love of writing. It can be frustrating sometimes though...

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  3. So cool! that is a nice blogging income. Inspired me to work harder to do sponsored posts.
    x from Copenhagen, Caroline
    www.silverstories.dk

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  4. It's so cool to see the breakdown, this post was very interesting and quite informative! :) x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  5. I love seeing the breakdown and where the income is coming from. i definitely will need to look into sponsored posts and how to even get sponsors!

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  6. Congrats! That's an awesome amount. I made $50 and was pretty excited. haha

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  7. Really awesome to see the breakdown of how you are generating income via blogging. Super inspiring and insightful! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. So neat to see how your income from blogging is broken down. Thanks for sharing.
    P.s. I love Taboo!

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  9. I love linqia.. they are so easy to work with. Wishing you more blogging success in Feb! :)

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  10. I love blogger's income reports. They're so interesting. You did so well! Yay!

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  11. I can't wait to read your other post on this subject! Your post has inspired me . Thanks.

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  12. Pretty brave to reveal your income. I go back and forth about revealing mine but you've pushed me a little closer to doing it. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

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  13. It really is so rewarding to make money on the hard work behind the blog! You are killing it!

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  14. WAy to go girl! I love making money blogging. I don't make as much as you though. :) You're killing it!

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  15. Thank you for sharing this. As a new blogger having this broken down for me is great !

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  16. Awesome job! I love seeing other bloggers income reports, it's so motivating and interesting! :)

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  17. You go girl! I love that you're so transparent in your earnings and I know this will motivate other bloggers to turn their hobby into a business!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  18. You go girl! Reading income reports is my jam.

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  19. it is great you're transparent about this.

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  20. Loved this, and as a new blogger I loved yours '5 Things I Did Wrong When I First Started Blogging'! thanks for the advice! :)

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  21. Aw, thanks Chloe. Glad to provide some good insight for other bloggers out there. :]

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  22. Thanks Tina! I hope to shed some light on blogger incomes! :]

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  23. Hope it helps Natalie! There's a new Income Report every month. :]

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  24. Well, we all have to work our way up. You got this! :]

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  25. I'm not ashamed of it, so why not share it? It's the best I've done so I am proud! You got this! :]

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  26. I have a new Income Report up right now! :]

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  27. They really are & it's nice if you increase your click threshold too. :]

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  28. I need to catch up on Taboo. It's been a few weeks. :]

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  29. That's AWESOME! $50 is gas money, some food, etc. Anything helps! :]

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  30. I understand the struggle. It's definitely a process to build the blog & get sponsors. You can do it! :]

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  31. I completely understand the struggle. It took a long time before I finally figured out best blogging practices & how to earn some income! :]

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  32. Definitely. This is a realistic figure for sure. I've seen income reports of $10,000 per month but that's not very helpful to me. Haha. :]

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  33. messaged you on fb. looking forward to hearing back :) I'm always interested in helpful advice

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