I am so excited to share my May blog income report. This is my third blog income report! Even though it's not much, it’s still a little shocking I am actually making money from Believe In A Budget.

Even though I don't have sky high page views each month, my blog continues to bring in a small income. Here's my breakdown of how my blog makes money each month.

My income is still very small, but it doesn’t matter to me.

This blog started as an outlet and a way to connect to other bloggers, and I am happy it is slowly transitioning to an extra source of income.

I started blogging in the fall of 2014.

If you are thinking about starting a blog, this tutorial will help you start a blog today. You’ll also get a FREE domain name for a year! I was able to quit my job and blog full time, all within my first year of blogging. I am really glad I took a chance and started a blog! I invested around $140 to start my blog using Bluehost, and I made $13,000 in 6 months of blogging. That’s the best return of investment ever!

At the start of 2015, I decided to get serious about my blog and treat it more like a business.

I started commenting on other bloggers’ posts, joined Twitter and signed up with Pinterest.

At the start of 2015, I committed to writing two to three times a week, improved my photos and made my website more user-friendly.

In April, I even earned income from my blog.

Last month was a success too! This month was my highest income yet, but I have a long ways to go before I can quit my day job.

Related Posts: April Blog Income Report, March Blog Income Report

This is my 3rd month of online income from my blog. I'm sharing how I earn income and where it comes from.

Online Blog Income

  • Affiliate Income – $61.40
  • Google Adsense – $0 (even though I continue to earn money through this avenue, I still haven't reached the $100 threshold)

I really like affiliate earnings, mainly because I don’t have to rely on crazy high traffic to generate income.

My affiliates sources are pretty diversified. My income from May came from three different sources.

Ebates (hello, free cash back when you shop online!)

Ibotta (another free cell phone app). You use it after you go grocery shopping and use your receipt. It's basically a rebate app, so you can earn anywhere from 50 cents to $5 off everything you buy.

My favorite part about this app is that it's not always brand specific, like a lot of coupons are. So you'll be able to scan “any brand of bread” for 50 cents off, etc. If you do coupon – you can STILL use Ibotta and get a rebate. For the diehard couponers out there, this will often result in getting an item for FREE. Crazy, right?

If you want to grab the Ibotta app and start making money off your grocery receipts, click here to get started. You will receive a cash bonus of $10 when you scan your first item! 

Studiopress (the Genesis theme you need to start a WordPress blog)  

Restored 316 Designs (the pretty theme I use for this blog)

If you are thinking about starting a blog, this tutorial will help you start a blog today. You’ll also get a FREE domain name for a year! I was able to quit my job and blog full time, all within my first year of blogging. I am really glad I took a chance and started a blog! I invested a small amount of money to start my blog using Bluehost, and I made $13,000 in 6 months of blogging. That’s the best return of investment ever! 

It can be a little hectic having several different sources of revenue and keeping track of each one. Right now I have a simple spreadsheet I made that lists each affiliate, how much I have made and the threshold limit if there is one.

I have been working on expanding my affiliate networks. Last month I joined two more great networks to remain diversified. I also signed up with IZEA and Cooperatize, so I am excited to see where these new outlets take me!

Blog Expenses

Blog Goals

In general, I'm a bit at a crossroad on where I see myself in the blogging world. I actually have a separate post on this and am hoping to get a bit of advice on the subject later on in the week.

I need to blog more. I have been only publishing two posts a week lately due to a hectic, real life work schedule. I need to get back to posting three times a week.

I'm still enrolled in the Elite Blog Academy, but have fallen a little behind. Each unit is really demanding and I am definitely taking my time through each one. I am learning a wealth of information and am really glad I made the decision to take the course!

I would like to venture out more into the blogging world and ask a couple bloggers if I can write a guest post. I think I just worry about rejection.

I am happy with how my blog is growing. Each month I am increasing my page views and users, so that means I am doing something right. I just need to keep it up and work harder!

If you are thinking about starting a blog, this tutorial will help you start a blog today. You’ll also get a FREE domain name for a year! I was able to quit my job and blog full time, all within my first year of blogging. I am really glad I took a chance and started a blog! I invested around $140 to start my blog using Bluehost, and I made $13,000 in 6 months of blogging. That’s the best return of investment ever!

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How do you keep track of all your blog income? If you are a VA, have you ever experienced any rejection?

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