June Income Report: How I Earned $1,788.24 Blogging & Working Remotely

Thanks for coming back for my sixth income report! I'm switching things up this time. I don't necessary want to call these "Blogging Income Reports" since I earn money from other sources than my blog (such as coaching).

No matter what your blogging or online goals are, I hope you find value in these reports. It's certainly nerve-wracking displaying how much money I earn, but I want to provide you with an honest look into the world of working from home.  Well, cheers to six months of income reports & my highest income to date!

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.

Income

Linqia Sponsored Posts - $1,166.40
Miscellaneous Sponsored Posts - $303
Blogging + Social Media Coaching - $260
Linqia Referrals - $58.84
Total - $1,788.24

Expenses

Product Purchases - $320.30
PayPal Fees - $4.38
Total - $324.68

Net

Net Total - $1,463.56


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

Want to see more income reports?
January 2017 Income Report
February 2017 Income Report
March 2017 Income Report
April 2017 Income Report
May Income Report - $1,214.20

Linqia Sponsored Posts

Linqia was an enormous part of my income in June, the biggest to date. I got paid out for multiple campaigns spanning from May & June. Learning to Hustle, Binge Watching Shows, & A Little Life Update for the Queen of the South TV show on USA Network; How Living in San Diego, California Affects My Lifestyle for LA VICTORIA®; How to Find Vegetarian-Friendly Sushi for Sapporo beer; & Reminiscing About Paris, Planning Future Trips, & Pineapple Orange Juice Gin Punch for Seagram's gin.

Miscellaneous Sponsored Posts

Some sponsored posts come to me via email instead of through a third-party influencer ad network like Linqia or Social Fabric. These miscellaneous posts usually come around every 2 - 3 months, & the payout takes just as long. I got paid for Ways to Avoid Blogger Burnout + My Tips for Self-Care, a post from April about Lipton tea.


Blogging + Social Media Coaching 

June coaching was good this month, not my best but not my worst. I saw quite a few new clients in June. Now it's all about nurturing those relationships, both my past & present clients. As a coach, I work with people one-on-one to better their blogs, their social media presence, & their brands. This is a really fulfilling part of my business. Learn more about my coaching & how it could help you! 


Linqia Referrals 

Linqia has been a consistent part of my blogging income over the course of multiple months. I've included it on my Income Reports, so some people sign up. I receive $5 for anyone who's accepted into the Linqia network.


Product Purchases

June was my most expensive month as far as buying product for blog posts. I usually need to purchase a specific item in order to talk about it. I did a press trip to Torrance for Things To Do in Torrance, California: A 24 Hour Travel Guide, which involved travel expenses, food, & exploring the city. I got reimbursed for this campaign in May, but the trip itself was in June. In total, I made product purchases for my Torrance trip, Magnum ice cream post, Grocery Outlet post, & Clos du Bois post.

How do YOU earn money from blogging? I want to know what works & what doesn't! Leave me a comment below. Don't forget to browse through my other Blogger Income Reports:


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72 comments

  1. I want to pick your brain about Linqia a bit. I have been apart of them for 3 months and have never heard from them aside from update your info (which I did immediately). What was it like to start out with them or any other experiences? Just curious. Thanks in advance.

    Alexis||https://lidsandtricks.com/

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  2. As someone who is just beginning to venture into making money from blogging, it's interesting to read how other people do it. I've earned £0.06 this month though haha
    Hannah | Whoops It's Hannah

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  3. This gives me motivation, I am yet to receive sponsored opportunities but reading reports like these makes me know it's possible and I do love what I do so thank you for sharing and success on other reports.

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  4. Wow! Great job! I just signed up for Linqua and thought it would be great, but I haven't received a campaign yet.

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  5. Super MillennialJuly 24, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    These are great I love reading income reports. Great job keep hustling!

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  6. Super interesting. I am in the process of learning about and monetizing my blog. Thanks for sharing the information!

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  7. This is so inspirational! I'm working on increasing my sponsored posts and hopefully things pick up even more.

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  8. I love Linqia.. they are the easiest to work with in my opinion.

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  9. Looks like you're doing great. Congrats!

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  10. There are so many ways to monetize websites and blogs. It's always so fun to see how other bloggers and creatives earn an income online. Thanks for sharing your June income report!

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  11. amazing work! congratulations!

    https://www.midorilinea.com/blogs/midori-linea/midori-linea-style-love-3

    xoxoSakura

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  12. I love reading blogging income reports. It's so fun to see the different ways creativity can pay off!

    www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

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  13. Good for you! I hope to be able to monetize my blog someday, reading posts like this gives me ideas and encouragement!

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  14. Great article, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Corinne BurghardtJuly 26, 2017 at 4:26 AM

    this is so awesome and inspiring! I hope to get accepted by linquia also <3 we shall see! I loved reading your bio too, quitting your corporate job to pursue blogging. You're my hero! :)

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  16. I haven't tried Linquia in a very long time. It might be time to revisit!

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  17. Congrats on those sponsored posts! Linqia has been quiet with me lately, but I definitely need to start working with them again.

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  18. Thanks for sharing - this is interesting to me as a newbie blogger!

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  19. I love reading how other bloggers are earning an income! I have not yet start monetizing my blog but income reports always give me a good idea where to start.

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  20. Yay, you did really well for June! Congrats! Linqia hasn't blessed me with an opportunity yet, but hopefully soon! :)

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  21. My Veteran Woman LifeAugust 2, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Awesome! I'm wanting to look into Linquia but I'm no where close to the number of subscribers needed :(

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  22. Wow, that is really awesome! I didn't know about Linqua so I'll check it out!

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  23. Great job love seeing people make money online!

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  24. Thank you for introducing me to Linquia. I just filled out their registration form. Thanks also for being so open about your monthly earnings. It's inspiring!

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  25. I am really new to blogging only been doing it for about 3 months so I'm not making any money from it yet. I have been thinking about how I might be able to do that. Thanks for the information.

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  26. Damn! I am on my first month. I made 140+ How do I get like you? I just realllly need to figure out this affiliate marketing. I got the Facebook groups and the views but I just feel like I am missing something very important.

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  27. thank you for your transparency! I have yet to earn really anything from my style blogging, but I am seeing some growth which is promising! Affiliate links and ads are helping me get there. But I appreciate your ability to be so open and honest because this is some of the best stuff I have read that isn't just vague... props to you!!

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  28. Incredible job Carmen, you are doing sooo well! It's really exciting to watch. And I absolutely looove the topics you wrote about for your Linqia sponsored posts. Those are creative ways to promote sponsors, ahhh I could seriously learn so much from you!

    xoxo
    Krista
    http://reroutelifestyle.com

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  29. Wow great job! I earn most of my blogging money from ads and freelance work on the side.

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  30. Great job! I need to get back on track and up my blogging game.

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  31. I agree with Krista; I was blown away by how well you integrated the sponsorships into your posts! They were straightforward without being in your face, and still really engaging! Definitely something I'm going to have to remember!

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  32. I never heard of Linqia. I'll have to try that. Thanks!

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  33. Hm, I still got a long way to go =(

    My niche sites earn $100-$200 from Amazon links and AdSense (and about 2-3x that over the holiday months), but my blogs barely make a few dollars a month. I also earn $100-$400 from freelance writing and my old articles over on HubPages.

    I'm totally clueless when it comes to getting sponsored posts, but that Linqia thing sounds interesting. Maybe I can find some brands in there that would be a good fit. But idk, I probably need more traffic first.

    Anyway, congrats on the success.

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  34. Thank you for your honest post. I am trying to do the same .
    http://inxchan.com/community-service-ideas/

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  35. You are doing so well blogging, it's so inspiring to see your growth and how you've transformed this into such a well earning site! Congrats girl, keep up the motivating posts xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

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  36. Thank you so much for your kind comment. It has been a work in progress, but it's wonderful to know it motivates others. :]

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  37. That's excellent for Amazon Associates & AdSense. Great job! Now you need to figure out other income streams. The more you have the more potential. Good luck! :]

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  38. That's so kind, Asha. I truly appreciate it. I work with brands & create concepts for posts that fully integrate onto my blog, so it's fantastic to hear feedback that I did just that. Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you around as I continue sharing my journey. :]

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  39. That's excellent, Maryanne! How long have you been doing that? :]

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  40. Hi Krista! Thank you so much for this comment. It is so nice to hear that my sponsored posts still content great content that readers can enjoy. I'm so happy to hear that! I hope to see you around the blog as I figure my way out through this entrepreneurial life. :]

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  41. The potential to grow is immense! Don't give up, Lauren. It took me six years to reach this point. Hopefully my posts can help you & make it so you don't have to wait as long to figure things out. Thank you for your comment. It's difficult to talk about income publicly because people can react negatively & it's just so raw, so your comment is very encouraging. I'm happy this brings you value. I hope to see you around here on the blog. :]

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  42. $140 dollars for your first month is absolutely spectacular. I didn't make any money for like four years, so you're on the right path. Remember to diversify your income streams. Thanks for reading! Don't forget to catch up on my other posts about blogging, social media, & entrepreneurial life. :]

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  43. It's important to start blogging because you genuinely enjoy it. Wishing you continued growth. Thank you for reading! :]

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  44. Hi Denay. Thanks so much for your comment. It's definitely difficult to talk about income publicly. It's raw, open, & people can react negatively. I'm happy this brings you value. I hope to see you around here on the blog. :]

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  45. Don't worry! You can build up over time. It took me 4 years before I earned even one cent from my blog. Don't give up hope. Keep writing. Engage with your audience. Keep growing. I have a lot of blogging & social media tips here on the blog! :]

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  46. They can take a while to reach out. The important thing is when you do accept a campaign, hit it out of the ballpark. Over perform & you'll be likely to be chosen again. My first six months I did like one campaign. Now I get three or four invites each month & do one or two campaigns with them per month. You got this! :]

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  47. Thank you so much for reading about my story as a new entrepreneur! I'm so glad to bring some value to your day. :]

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  48. Linqia can take a while to reach out. The important thing is when you do accept a campaign, hit it out of the ballpark. Over perform & you'll be likely to be chosen again. My first six months I only did one campaign. Now I get three or four invites each month & do one or two campaigns with them per month. You got this! :]

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  49. I know the frustration. Linqia can take a while to reach out. The important thing is when you do accept a campaign, hit it out of the ballpark. Over perform & you'll be likely to be chosen again. My first six months I did like one campaign. Now I get three or four invites each month & do one or two campaigns with them per month. You got this! :]

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  50. Keep it up, Corinne!! Focus on building your engagement & your audience, things come with time. That is the cutest thing ever. I'm so glad to read your comment & have you be a part of the It's Carmen community. I hope to see more of your comments throughout my journey as I figure all this entrepreneurs stuff out. :]

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  51. You can totally do it, Melissa! Keep focusing on you; write stuff that comes from the heart & growth will come. So happy to read your comment. I hope to see more of your comments throughout my journey as I figure all this entrepreneurs stuff out. :]

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  52. Absolutely! There's so much potential out there. :]

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  53. Thanks Maggie! I'm so glad to read your comment & have you be a part of the It's Carmen community. See you around the blog. :]

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  54. Absolutely! There are so many ways to monetize & make money online, it really depends on the person, & their expertise, their skills, their time. No one size fits all. :]

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  55. That's awesome! Linqia is fantastic. How many campaigns have you done them? :]

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  56. You can totally do this! I'm so glad to read your comment & have you be a part of the It's Carmen community. I hope to see more of your comments throughout my journey as I figure all this entrepreneurs stuff out. :]

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  57. You are very welcome! There are so many ways to make money online, but varies per person. :]

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  58. Linqia can take a while to reach out. The key is when you do accept a campaign, hit it out of the ballpark. Over perform & you'll be likely to be chosen again. My first six months I only did one campaign. Now I get three or four invites each month & do one or two campaigns with them per month. You got this! :]

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  59. It takes time, but you can do it. Focus on your reader & your engagement & content distribution & growth comes. I have a range of blogging & social media throughout the blog! :]

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  60. £0.06 is still income. Congratulations! Keep building it up. I hope to see more of your comments throughout my journey as I figure all this entrepreneurs stuff out. :]

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  61. My tip: Linqia can take a while to reach out. I only did one campaign during the first six months signed up with them. The important thing is when you do accept a campaign, hit it out of the ballpark. Over perform & you'll be likely to be chosen again. It's been a year since I joined Linqia & now I get three or four invites each month & do one or two campaigns with them per month. You got this! :]

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