18-Month Blog Earning Report

The blog has now been going 18 months. Mental! I’ve written over 50 posts, spent countless hours on it and had over 250,000 visitors.

What fun.

But more excitingly, the blog has started to become a decent income source.

At the one-year point, the blog had made a total of £1,124.04. Not a lot, and certainly not worth the time I had put into it.

But over the last six months, it has continued to grow.

Here is a graph of the monthly income for the whole 18 months.

And here is the more detailed breakdown.

December

Total: £528.33 ($765)

January

Total: £789.12 ($1,133)

February

Total: £909.91 (1,319)

March

Total: £1,005.06 ($1,456)

April 2016

Total: £1,015.49 ($1,471)

May 2016

Total: £1,214.35 ($1,760)

Six-Month Total: £5,462.27 ($7,865)

18-Month Total: £6,586.31 ($9,545)

Analysis

At the end of my last income report, I wrote a whole load of ideas for how I could increase its income. Well, I haven’t done any of those things.

The blog is a hobby and something I do because I find it enjoyable and interesting. If I turn it into a business I am afraid that I will lose that enjoyment and the blog with transform into something I don’t want.

I will start writing posts that I think will get a lot of traffic, or that will earn me a lot of money. That is not what this blog is about. I still want to write the occasional ranty post that most people disagree with. And I still want to write posts that I know won’t earn me any money.

So at least for the time being this blog is going to stay as it is, very much a hobby.

I’d also like to say a really big thanks to those who have shared my posts on Reddit and social media. The continued growth is almost totally down to you.

If you’d like to start your own blog you can check out this post:

Start A Blog In Under An Hour – A Step-By-Step Guide

  • chris

    Really cool but I guess the challenge is to find a way to not be too dependant of one source of income – Match betting.

    • Very true. I’m please to see in the last couple of months the Amazon FBA related income has started to appear. Hopefully that will continue to grow.

      I think though, if I wanted to make the most amount possible I would focus most of my energy on producing more matched betting information and growing that income. It seems to be what people want to hear and know more about and less than 10% of my posts are about it…

  • M Lee

    Where is the income coming from? You get paid for getting traffic?

    • It is affiliate income. So if I talk about a company on one of my blog posts, and then someone goes and buys something from that company I get paid a commission.

  • myappincome

    That must be very nice seeing the shape of that graph. I’ll try and add something like that to my income reports if they ever stop being £0 🙁

    I’ve just begun my passive income journey and it’s started rather poorly as the ad network and affiliate links scheme I was hoping to join refused my application. Totally my naive fault, it just mean more work ahead.