Hey, Scott here.
If you are new to my site and wondering what the heck this page is, here’s the deal:
I started my personal finance blog in March 2015. I never intended to make money with my blog. I wanted to work on my show, write books, finance courses, do some public speaking, and maybe someday write some kick-butt piece of software.
I published an average of two articles per week on my blog, never once focusing on making money. One day (September 2016) I realized how my website had grown over the past seventeen months. I spent some time optimizing my blog to make money and made $11,400 in less than three weeks.
That was crazy (it still blows me away), so I started blogging about blogging. I write these reports for a few reasons:
I hope you find these reports helpful. Let’s dig in…
Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links. All of the products listed below are products and services we’ve used before. If you have any questions about any of the income or expenses you can leave a comment and we’ll do our best to reply.
These are all of the affiliate programs I participate in and earn money from. They are listed in alphabetical order. The reason I don’t break out the income for each affiliate is because my business is different than yours.
This list gives you an idea of the types of companies you can earn money online from through affiliate sales.
Net Income: $26,552.57
Note that doesn’t include taxes or health insurance which I have to pay myself for being self-employed.
December was slightly higher than November. I didn’t do much in the way of promotion. It was basically a cruise control month. I was a bit lazy.
How did I do on last month’s goals?
I kept December light because it’s the holiday season and I knew I would be working less. I posted my usual amount of articles and spent most of my time thinking about 2017 and what I wanted to accomplish.