When it comes to a blogger salary and income reports, the first question that comes to mind is “what is an income report?”. A blog income report is a breakdown of any income that a blogger has made in the space of a month. A blogger salary, is how much they earn in a year (usually).


It’s part of a growing trend of the super influential bloggers and those of us who only recently started monetizing and trying to become a business.


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My Income Report for February 2017

Back Story:


I’ve had a craft blog since 2010 that was a hobby and something to keep me occupied when I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I suffer from chronic medical conditions and disabilities which you can read about here. I set about to learn absolutely everything I could learn about blogging in that time and over the years blogging has changed completely.


When I was told that I had a misdiagnosis and I would never be cured, I decided that it was high time I made a real go of it and attempted to get my own blogger salary. I’ve always been a type A personality and confident that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, in February 2017 I decided to make a strategic effort to earn income from my blog.


Why publish income reports:


There are several reasons why I want to share my income reports with you:

  •  I want to show you that it is possible to make money from your blog, first and foremost.
  • To eventually show my Blogger Salary transformation!
  •  Public accountability will be an excellent motivator for both of us (you and me)
  •  I want to be as open and honest as I possibly can be about blogging, as it’s May and there has been a dip in income this month due to a week off in April. It’s not all plain sailing. But if you have the energy and motivation, starting a blog is absolutely worth it.

Income for Heart Handmade UK in 2017:

How I monetised my craft blog:

Contextual advertising: £221.96 read more about contextual advertising here (Google adsense)
Sponsored Posts: £439.13 (read Sponsored content advertising secrets revealed)
Affiliate Income: £85.69 (read five steps to up your affiliate marketing game)
Planner Sales: £55.85

Total: £802.63

Traffic for the craft blog in February was in and around the 100,000 mark.


Contextual Advertising

The ad network used in February via the Heart Handmade Blog was AdSense.

Related: Making Money From Home? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart


Affiliate Income Success:


I’ve found that Shareasale provides a lot of options for the Crafting and Home Decor niches. Check out 5 Secret Techniques to improve your affiliate marketing efforts and get access to 30 Affiliate Programs for Crafters To Join! 


Last month I signed up for the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course, and I’m so glad that I did! Within a week of implementing Michelle’s strategies, I’ve smashed that £85.69 fee from February.



I didn’t pitch to anyone; I was contacted and asked if I wanted to partner with a brand and I said yes. In that instance I was very lucky that they were speedy payers, I’ve since found out that different companies and their payment policies vary drastically. Check out the post about Sponsored Content Marketing secrets for all the tips to teach you what you should and shouldn’t do.


Planner Sales:


There was a flash sale of the Creative Happy Life Planner (2017) in February as the Planner season was coming to a tail end. I released it a little too late I’m afraid, and it should have been going out back in November to get the full advantage of Plannerds getting excited for the new year. It’s something to consider for the end of this year.


As you can see, starting a blog and implementing the correct monetization strategies from the beginning can yield results. I had a lot of traffic on my craft blog but didn’t define my niche enough, read more about that here – Niche choosing strategies for the entrepreneurially challenged. If I had defined my Niche even more than I had, I think I would have seen higher success with my affiliate marketing efforts even in the early stages.

5 Unbelievable Blogger Salary Transformations:


Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income;


He started his income reports back in October 2008, even at that time he was earning a huge amount of money – $7,906.55. As of March 2017, he made $ 258,737.45 IN ONE MONTH!


How Pat earns his money:

  • Niche sites
  • His own products
  • Consulting
  • Podcasts
  • Software and apps


Michelle from Making Sense of Cents;


In May 2012 she earned $672 in January 2017 she earned $139,233.11 in ONE MONTH! That makes her blogger salary $1,680,000!


Michelle’s incredible success with affiliate marketing was exactly what compelled me to sign up for her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. After the first week of implementing just some of her strategies, I earned $50 in Amazon affiliate income.



How Michelle earns so much money:
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Sponsorship deals
  • Advertising
  • Her products


Seriously, blogger salary is huge & it's always fascinating to find out how much influencers earn! Welcome to my first blogger income report designed to help you learn how to make money from a blog and show that it is entirely possible to earn money as a freelance pro blogger #makemoney #makemoneyonline #incomereport #cavenue


Matthew Woodward from MatthewWoodward.co.uk;


back in August 2012 Matthew earned $605.28, and in April 2017 he earned $27,371.68!


How Matthew earns all that:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Speaking events



Rose Atwater;


started her income reports in January 2016 where she earned $2019.68, which is very impressive by itself. Fast forward to December 2016 Rose had pocketed $8304.39


How Rose does it:

  • Ads
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Sponsored Posts

Kristin Larsen of KristinLarsen.co (formerly Believe In a Budget);

Eearned $56.83 in her first income report back in March 2015, and in her most recent income report in April 2017, Kristen banked a cool $30,442.32 after expenses.

How Kristin earns this amount:
  • Affiliate Income
  • Ad revenue
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Online courses
  • Own products


As you can see from my own income report and the incredible income reports from five very influential bloggers; if you have the drive and the correct strategies in place, then it is entirely possible to generate revenue from your blog.

How Do You Feel About Affiliate Marketing?


Affiliate marketing plays a huge role in these blogger salary reports, and if you want to learn the secrets of a six-figure affiliate marketer, then you should sign up for Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I’m furious with myself that I sat on the fence for two months while I hmmed and had about the expense.


It has almost paid for itself after two weeks of strategy implementation. I feel like a fool. Saying that, I’m so happy I took the course and the only annoying bit is that I wish there were more hours in the day to implement everything I learned immediately!


It’s time for you to start your blog and prove that it’s entirely possible to earn a blogger salary in any niche.