Making Money

April 2016 Blog Income Report


Do you remember my blog income report from December? I earned little over 100 dollars and I was over the moon because of that.

Well, I continued to work hard this year and last month income report shows that.

April Blog Income Report

Money is not why I am doing this. I have been blogging more than 10 years now. It is something I enjoy. I love writing stories that help and inspire others. I also enjoy reading stories that help and inspire me. I am happy to say that I found some amazing blogs that I read every day.

So, now when I said that, I can go back to money. So, even though money isn’t a reason why I blog, my dream goal is still to do this as a full time job. And because of that, I am working hard to earn as much as I can on my blog.

April 2016 Blog Income Report

How much did I make?

Until recently, I just had two sources of income on my blog. Those were Amazon Affiliate and Google Ads. Two months ago, I decided to start accepting sponsored post and reviews on my site. I know some bloggers earn enough money to support their families just by doing sponsored posts. I don’t see a big issue there, as long as you stay honest. If you’re doing sponsored post for things that you don’t actually believe in, your readers will get that soon and you will lose them.

When it comes to sponsored posts, my favorite platform so far is Linqia. Really easy to register and use.

But back to my income report…

Here is what I made in April:

Amazon Affiliates: 36.57 USD
Google Ads: 8.43 USD
Sponsored Posts: 292 USD

Total income: 337 USD

I know this is not much, but for me this is a great deal.

I have found lots of inspiration and new ideas through reading blog income reports from other bloggers. I wanted to provide the same feeling to those of you who are reading this and have some doubts about earning money through writing. I don’t plan to earn bunch of money here like some, but it’s good to see that I earn some extra money by doing something that I absolutely enjoy doing.

How do you monetize your blog?

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  • Reply Claudia Aguilar May 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Congratulations! 337 sound good 🙂

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh May 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I love seeing income reports from other bloggers. It gives me ideas on how to boost my own income. I just recently signed up with Linqia, but it seems so confusing to me. I use Social Fabric for my sponsored posts, but I’m always looking for other networks to join, to increase my chances of receiving the posts. Way to go on your income, that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

  • Reply Fran Aslam May 6, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Well done. Slow and steady wins the race. You are moving forward as a winner. Enjoy and move on gradually.

  • Reply Nicole @ The Professional Mom Project May 6, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Great job! I’m working on monetizing my blog – it’s not the reason why I blog but it would be great if it could pay for the hosting and perhaps a nicer theme 😉 Found your post at #ThisIsHowWeRoll

  • Reply Michelle May 6, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Well done. I’ve always thought of sharing my blog income too but compared to the bigger blogs that earns 5 digits every month, it might take a while for me to get there. I earn a consistent one to two thousand dollars per month, by doing advertorials, ambassadorships and side bar ads. All the best to both of us!

    • Reply Marina May 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Oh wow – and now when I hear your numbers I feel weird for being so happy about my $300 😀

  • Reply Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More May 8, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Marina, congratulations on a job well done. I remember my first income of $16 and was completely over the moon happy!! It’s great to celebrate those milestones because it IS a big deal and proves to you that yes, this is doable.
    Keep it up, girl! With persistence, work and more sponsored posts you’ll be well on your way. There are also ad networks you can apply to that will also help your income. I’ve made this my full-time job and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Best of luck to you!!
    Oh, and I LOVE the expressions in the photo – priceless!

    • Reply Marina May 13, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Thanks Lynne for your wonderful comment! Do you have some ad network you would recommend?

      • Reply Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More May 13, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Marina, I’ve been with a few different ones since I decided to monetize, but the one I’ve been with for the past few years is The Blogger Network (TBN):
        There are quite a few companies out there, but some of them have a required number of page views. Check out TBN and see what they recommend! Good luck with it.

  • Reply swathi May 10, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Maria Congrats, Even making 300 is not easy you are doing a wonderful job. I haven’t calculated anything monthly needs too now. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop,

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