February Blogging Income Report - $556.80 / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


February Blogging Income Report - $556.80

Man, the months fly by so quickly these days. Don't they? I'm always shocked. February was particularly short with its 28 days, so that makes be feel partially better.  Even with the miniature month, I earned more than last January! Woohoo! This is my second income report. Check out January 2017 Blogging Income Report if you want to catch up. Let's take a look at February.

More income reports:
January 2017 Income Report


Linqia Sponsored Posts - $141.60
Social Fabric Sponsored Posts - $175
Social Native Sponsored Posts - $25
Miscellaneous Sponsored Posts - $128.20
Reimbursements - $75
Blog Sponsors - $10
ShopStyle Collective - $2
Total - $556.80


Product Purchases - $46.45
itsCarmen.com Influencers - $15.03
Total - $61.48


Net Total - $495.32

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

The only exception to this rule is the $2 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.

Miscellaneous Sponsored Posts were paid campaigns with brands that reached out to me directly versus via a blogger influencer network. Compared to six months ago, I've seen a slow increase in the amount of brands that reach out directly.

This month I had a great mix of sponsored posts & sponsored post payouts from January. I worked with brands like Lean Cuisine & Truvia to create some fun content. I've started to do sponsored posts on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter, which helps alleviate some of the sponsored posts on my blog. I like having things spread out!

This month I earned more than January, but not by much. I look forward to March's report as I've started doing more coaching. Stay tuned for next month!

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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  1. Awesome!!! Congrats on the great month.

  2. I love when people honestly share stuff like this. One of these days I will fully embrace trying to make an income off my blog.

  3. Wow you did awesome with sponsored posts! I just started making money so hoping to see it climb

  4. This is serious work you put into blogging! Congrats!

  5. I love it when these are realistic! Awesome job!

  6. It looks like you have been putting some work into your sponsored posts! That's awesome!

  7. This is awesome! I love seeing these from other bloggers because I love seeing us all getting paid to do what we love:)

  8. I always love seeing how people make their money through blogging!

  9. Yay congrats! I love income report posts, so so much. :) you're doing great!

  10. Congrats on the good month. That's my only frustration with making money from a my blog, I'll do the work on some projects and you have to wait 2 months to get paid lol But I know it's all apart of the process and I'm just grateful to be making progress. I hope you have an amazing March.

  11. You are such an inspiration! I hope to make money off my blog eventually

  12. Awesome this is so inspiring! Congrats!

  13. I love reading income reports! I am always learning new ways to make money with my blog :)

  14. Wow, good for you this is amazing! I'm only just starting to understand and learn how to make money from blogging, so it's really inspiring to see how well you're doing. I hope you have a lovely weekend Carmen!

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  15. I enjoy reading income reports. You're doing great. Keep going!

  16. How cool seeing this babe! I should start keeping track of my collaborations like this too!

    Rina Samantha

  17. Great work in Feb! I haven't done a Linqia campaign in years, I totally need to go update my account.

  18. I really enjoy reading these posts. I always get some great ideas from them:) Thanks

  19. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenMarch 17, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Congrats on a great month! Income reports are so helpful. Please keep sharing! :)

  20. How exciting! Awesome job girl :) Thanks for sharing

  21. Way to go, Carmen! :)


    Alexia P. Bullard

  22. Thanks for sharing I income reports they're helpful and it inspires me! Xoxo

  23. This is awesome! Sponsored posts really help a lot!

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

  24. Good stuff! I'm sure in no time at all you'll be making Pat Flynn money.

  25. This is awesome! Now onto $1000! :)

  26. wow thanks for the inspiration, money isnt everything though it would be nice to earn doing the thing i love... u may be getting an email from me soon! thanks doll!

  27. Thanks Ajia! It's been a work in progress. :]

  28. Yes they do! And I also started coaching which has helped as well. :]

  29. Oh yeah, Linqia is giving me a bulk of my sponsored income! :]

  30. Definitely helps keep me organized, especially for tax season! :]

  31. Thanks Diana! It's certainly a work in progress. But progress is always welcome. :]

  32. Me too! There are so many ways, it's just a matter of finding a way that works for you. :]

  33. I understand that frustration. I just got paid from a 90-day pay out. It was a brutal wait! :]

  34. Putting work everywhere, that's for sure! :]

  35. That's awesome Sarah! I recommend doing income reports because they're a great source of traffic - even if you make $50 per month. :]

  36. It's not for everyone & there's nothing wrong with that. :]


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