June 2016 Income Report

June 2016 Income Report. I give out all my information free to help you learn how I make money from blogging and my plans to grow. Check it out if you too want to make money online!

“June 2016 Income Report” is my very 1st income report ever! I never expected to see the growth I have seen in the past three months and am very proud of all I have accomplished in this short period of time. This post contains affiliate links so please check out the disclosure policy should you have any questions.

Welcome to June’s online income report where I show you how I made money this past month and where I see my blog heading in the upcoming months. This will be a monthly report designed to inspire others while keeping myself motivated. Hope you enjoy!

Why Publicize My Income Report?

Before I show you my income I want to show you my five main reasons for publicly displaying my income and blog stats:

  1. Before I started my blog I was under the assumption that the only way to significantly increase your income was to get a raise/promotion at your full-time job or get lucky in the stock market. Words such as side hustle and early retirement were foreign to me as I was always under the impression that you work until you are 65 (or older) and then you retire. If it were not for other bloggers publishing their income reports I would have never thought I could have a successful side hustle and retire early.
  2. I want to show others that making money on the side is possible. If you ever thought your income was not high enough I want to show you that if you put some effort into a side hustle you can make substantial money on the side or even a full-time career that can lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. Every income report will show different streams of revenue outside of my working salary.
  3. I enjoy analyzing numbers so being able to compare my different steams of income on a month to month basis is something that I find motivating. It shows me that all the hard work is worth it and hopefully it will inspire others. Being a millennial I would like to show my progress using infographics and pictures rather than a big block or words as I find that rather boring and harder to understand.
  4. I want to be transparent to my readers. Educating others about personal finance and making my readers financially literate is the main goal of my blog. Personal finance is a passion of mine which makes writing about this on a weekly basis very easy to do. However, this is also a business. Whenever you see advertisements or affiliate links in my post I want my readers to know that this helps generate income for the blog but are also beneficial for my readers to use.
  5. Lastly, I want to inspire other bloggers just like others have inspired me. I consider myself very new to blogging as I have only been doing this for three months. When I first started it was very hard to figure out how I should grow my blog and if my blog was performing well compared to others. I want to show those that are new to blogging my journey and all the things I did right and all the things I did wrong… and believe me I have done more wrong than right.

My 5 most viewed articles of June

  1. Dividend Growth Investing: Is It Right for You?
  2. Saving Strategies to Achieve Goals
  3. Lessons From My First Investing Mistake
  4. Who is Responsible for Teaching Financial Literacy
  5. Rationalizing the Price of Rent

June 2016 Income Report

I earned $200.38 in June, before expenses.

June was a groundbreaking month for me as it was the first time my blog made me a notable sum of money! I was finally able to clear those minimum requirements needed to get paid by my affiliate sites which was very exciting.

Breakdown of Income

This was my first attempt using an infographic so please let me know if the data was too hard to read. The pie chart is interactive so if you hover over any section the number should get bigger making it easier to read.

Here is the breakdown of my income…

 Affiliate Links:

Motif Investing: $103.50

  • Motif is designed for millennials! They have no minimum fees and allow users to trade stocks for an industry low of $4.95 per trade. They are free to sign up for and I highly recommend them to anybody looking to invest in the stock market whether it be ETFs, stocks, or their one of a kind motif. If you want to check out Motif see my full walkthrough guide.
  • If you would like to get Motif as an affiliate check out Flex Offers. It is free to sign up and has thousands of other advertisers.

TradeKing: $45

  • TradeKing was the first brokerage platform I used. I have since moved away from this trading platform to Motif as I believe they are better and easier to use while having the same low trading fee of $4.95. This sale came from a friend asking me about the platform so I referred him/her.

Referrals:

Acorns: $10

  • Acorns makes investing easy! The app links with your bank account and credit cards rounding up every purchase and automatically investing the “change” into six different ETFs. The app is free to download and is super quick to set up. If you would like to try Acorns use my referral code as you get $5 for free as well as myself.

Miscellaneous Income:

June Dividend Income 2016: $29.50

  • I was absolutely shocked at how much I got in dividends this month. Ever since I started my dividend growth strategy two months ago I have pumped spare money into dividend stocks and was pleasantly surprised. This number will bounce up and down as most companies pay stocks every three months rather than every month so it will be interesting to watch the growth.

June Cash Back Credit Card 2016: $12.38

  • This month I spent a lot of money on purchasing CPA materials, textbooks for my MBA classes and a trip to Six Flags. Thankfully my cash back credit card gave me a 2% discount on all these purchases. I do not expect this amount to be this high in the coming month as I usually spend far less. If you are interested in learning about a cash back credit card check out this article.

Expenses:

HostGator monthly hosting fee: $10.95

  • I have yet to encounter any problems with HostGator and love that they have a monthly program rather than a yearly program. If you do not want to commit to a yearlong program I highly recommend trying them out.

Net Income: $189.43

Not bad for three months of blogging!

Breakdown of the Blog

June Income Report Blog Stats

For the month of June I had 8,923 page views which is my highest to date! I credit much of this increase to two of my post going viral on StumbleUpon which helped increase traffic. However, StumbleUpon is very unreliable for blog traffic so I do not expect this to be a recurring pattern with my blog. Moving forward I will be comparing this month’s views to future views to show you how my blog is growing or contracting from month to month.

June was a rough month for me as a blogger. In the second half of the month I saw my commitment levels drop towards my blog as I wanted to enjoy the warm weather outside with friends. This led to me missing one of my posting days which really annoyed me due to my laziness. Moving forward I am committed to posting at least every Wednesday and Sunday so my viewers know the days to check my blog. Consistency is key for blogging!

Moving forward I think July will see some major changes with regards to my blog and viewership. Five days ago I started using Pinterest and hope to see some traffic start flowing in from this social media platform. I have been told that Pinterest is the best social media platform for bloggers so I look forward to growing my presence through this social medium. One tool that I have found very helpful since I started using this platform is called Tailwind. Tailwind automates most of the pinning process with helps save me hours per week on this platform. If you are interested in trying this service for free check out this link to get started.

If you are a blogger, I have created a Pinterest board called Bloggers Paradise… thought the name was fitting as I am from the Caribbean which many call Paradise. Shoot me an email with your Pinterest email and I will invite you to the board.

July 2016 Goals

Being a competitive athlete for over 15 years made me a goal oriented individual. I believe that you cannot accomplish anything in life without goals as you are mindlessly wondering through life hoping everything falls into place. My goals will consist of blog goals and personal goals for the month of July.

July is going to be a very challenging month for me as I will be finishing my MBA at the end of this month while balancing a job and CPA studies. With this in mind I know that my blog will not be my main priority for the month but will still set challenging goals to push my limits.

  • Page views: I would like to see my blog cross the illustrious 10,000 views a month mark! This will be a stretch for me based on past results but I will try to make it possible.
  • Alexa rank: I would like to be ranked under 485,000 in the world by the end of July. This is by no means an easy goal but I hope to make it possible
  • Social Media: Social media is the backbone of any bloggers viewership. Without social media we would have virtually no views which makes participating in various platforms crucial. Below are the platforms I currently partake on so feel free to follow me by clicking on the links. Here are my goals:
    • Twitter: 8,000 followers
      • I want to publish a post in July on how I added over 3,400 new followers in June!
    • Facebook: 150 fan page likes.
    • Pinterest: 300 followers
  • Update: Create a “Start a Blog” page has been completed! It is about time I do this to help guide prospective bloggers.
  • Exercise at least three times a week – You can’t enjoy early retirement if you aren’t healthy!
  • Study at least three hours a day for my CPA exam – For some this may be too little but I have never been one to study very long for anything so this is torture!
  • Get one week ahead in my article writing to avoid my mistake of missing an article due to procrastination. I believe getting ahead of schedule will help alleviate this problem.
  • Have at least two guest post this month – Guest posting is a great way for my readers to learn about topics that I may not cover due to me still being in college so if anybody would like to guest post feel free to check out my Contact page and send me an email. Anything related to personal finance or saving money is welcomed.

Please feel free to leave any suggestions for improving this report or let me know if there is anything you would like me to expand on.

How was June for you? Are you interested in starting your own side hustle?

148 comments… add one
  • Latoya @ Life and a Budget Jul 10, 2016, 4:10 am

    Hey! Great income report. Now you may just have bloggers reaching out to you to do an infographic chart for them too because it really looks good. Great job on your affiliate income this month and I have no doubt that your traffic will see a boost after consistently using Pinterest (especially during the summer months)!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:28 pm

      Thanks Latoya glad you enjoyed the infographic!

  • Tia @ Financiallyfitandfab Jul 10, 2016, 4:36 am

    Congrats on your first income report! It prompted me to check my acorns account and I had a few referrals as well! I agree with Latoya. Pinterest is pretty awesome at driving traffic so I’m looking forward to see that increase in next months report.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:28 pm

      Thanks Tia I am sure Pinterest will make a huge difference in the coming months

  • Thias @It Pays Dividends Jul 10, 2016, 1:37 pm

    Congrats on such great income during your third month. Looking at your I definitely have a ways to go in regards to monetizing my blog. I may be reaching out for some advice soon!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:29 pm

      Feel free to ask me any questions!

  • Dividends Down Under Jul 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hey Stefan, fantastic to see that you’ve got some blog income heading your way! I find it very interesting seeing other blogs stats, so thank you for being so transparent and sharing that with us all.

    As you know we just got into Pinterest too – it’s already gaining some mild success for us. I look forward to your July update to see if you hit that 300 followers. If you’ve got any tips/tools that you’re using for social media growth it’d be great to read a post on that – or just include it in your next months update, only if you feel comfortable giving away your secrets 🙂

    Jasmin

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:30 pm

      Hey Jasmin, I highly recommend using Tailwind, I referenced it in the article for my link to a free trial. It makes the world of a difference when you automate!

  • Francesca - From Pennies to Pounds Jul 10, 2016, 2:05 pm

    Well done, fab work! I’m a newbie too 🙂

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:30 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Jamie @ Medium Sized Family Jul 10, 2016, 2:09 pm

    I never fail to learn something new from reading blog income reports. I should do this myself. If nothing else, it would get me more organized. 😉 Thanks for sharing this info!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:30 pm

      The goals definitely help I would hate to fail any of them

  • Aliyyah @RichAndHappyBlog Jul 10, 2016, 2:54 pm

    That’s awesome that you’ve made some affiliate income already! I may need to pick your brain about that dividend income. I’ve made a little bit through Motif Investing and would love to increase that number.

    Keep up the good work! I’m sure you’ll reach the goals you set out for yourself. 🙂

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:31 pm

      Feel free to ask! I am considering showing my portfolio so others can see how I make money.

  • Amy Boyington Jul 10, 2016, 3:10 pm

    It’s great that you decide to share your income so you can show others that making a business for yourself IS possible. Congrats on your first affiliate sale. Baby steps will get you meeting your goals in no time 🙂

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:31 pm

      Definitely baby steps but hopefully it will only grow from here!

  • voorbeelden tatoeages Jul 10, 2016, 3:11 pm

    Thanks for publishing this interesting stuff! if you w’ill keep going the great work I’ll follow your posts.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:32 pm

      Look forward to it.

  • Matt @ Distilled Dollar Jul 10, 2016, 6:02 pm

    Excellent progress Stefan! Thanks for keeping everything transparent by posting your income report.

    3,400 new Twitter followers in one month! That’s awesome. Keep up the great work. If you can in the future, you should break out your traffic between your various social media sites. I’m thinking of starting Pinterest soon, and I’m curious to see what the traffic will be like compared to my Twitter account.

    I’m also in that phase where I’ll be creating a “Start a Blog” page, mainly because I think everyone would benefit from starting their own site. Blogging has been an extremely rewarding experience for me and I see it is a similar experience for everyone involved.

    Looking forward to seeing future income reports!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:35 pm

      Appreciate it Matt. It was a huge month for Twitter! I will break out all the stats next month so you can track them!

      Blogging has been a roller coaster but it has been getting a whole lot better!

  • DC @ Young Adult Money Jul 10, 2016, 7:01 pm

    It’s always nice to start get affiliate income rolling in. Best of luck as you look to build on your success!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:32 pm

      Thanks DC!

  • Paige @Live Laugh Budget Jul 10, 2016, 7:27 pm

    Your infographics are great! Congrats on your first income report! It is definitely inspiring, I only started a week ago but it is nice to see that it is possible to make some money early on. I also plan on working on increasing traffic from Pinterest this month.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:32 pm

      Aww man if you started with Pinterest early on you will get a ton of traffic, definitely one of my mistakes.

  • Apathy Ends Jul 10, 2016, 7:35 pm

    Nice work and goals Stefan!

    I still have to check out Motif investing for my brokerage account

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 10, 2016, 10:32 pm

      Great company I highly recommend them! They have some exciting things coming out later in the year.

  • Charlotte Jul 10, 2016, 10:48 pm

    This is great! I’m a new blogger too. Just launched mine a month ago. I hope to monetize as well.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 11, 2016, 12:33 am

      Best of luck let me know if you need help!

  • Vicki@Make Smarter Decisions Jul 11, 2016, 12:14 am

    Great work Stefan! I was pretty sure I was on your email list and this never came through today (and I checked my feed too). I am glad I saw it on Twitter! I’ll sign up again so I don’t miss out! I am curious about Pinterest too. It looks like you have a lot of shares there!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 11, 2016, 12:33 am

      Hey Vicki I have moved to a once a week email system where I show both of my articles. I am testing it out but I think it may make sense to just do it for every article huh? For future I am posting Wednesday’s and Sundays, at least for now I have some plans moving forward.

  • Amanda @ centsiblyrich Jul 11, 2016, 1:37 am

    Thanks so much for sharing, Stefan! Making money in your third month is great! And I thought your pie chart was excellent!

    Thanks for the motivation to focus more on monetizing. My traffic isn’t quite up to your level yet and I’m just starting to look into more affiliate options. As you know, I started pinterest around the same time as you. Just signed up for tailwind a couple of days ago, so hoping for a traffic boost there!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:12 am

      Tailwind will be a major boost to traffic, let me know if you need anything!

  • Jill @jillwiley.com Jul 11, 2016, 1:46 am

    So exciting for you! Great job! And thanks for sharing your report!

  • Nicole Jul 11, 2016, 4:02 am

    This is amazing! I am still waiting to make my first income. I started blogging about four months ago. However, I haven’t really done anything yet to make money. I have just started to build my email list and I am starting to figure out services and products to sell! I am having a lot of fun growing and I can’t wait to start making money!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:13 am

      It was a great feeling, you need to push content but it must be useful

  • NinaO Jul 11, 2016, 6:36 am

    Great job on an income report! And on setting goals for July. That is extremely important. I will use your example to prepare my own report.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:13 am

      Looking forward to it!

  • Kylie cre8tone Jul 11, 2016, 7:40 am

    I don’t actually earn from blogging, just write it for my own passion.. It’s great for u to earn thru blog

  • Jessica Jul 11, 2016, 10:40 am

    That’s great Sefan, very encouraging! Making money on your third month of blogging is beautiful. Congratulations and thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:13 am

      Thanks Jessica

  • Gilian Jul 11, 2016, 11:16 am

    I’ve read many things about this and I still wonder how I can start earning. =)

  • Elliot @ Our Growing Wealth Jul 11, 2016, 11:48 am

    Those are some numbers to be posting so early on! My blog will also be three months old at the end of July, however, I don’t seem to have got the same kind of traction going you have, so it would be great if you were to share some insight of how you got off to such a flying start!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:14 am

      I would start using social media a lot, it is by far the greatest asset we have as young bloggers. Eventually google will take over and all will be pretty

  • Becky@Frametofreedom Jul 11, 2016, 12:15 pm

    Great Job! I love the breakdown on the income report and the infographic is awesome!

  • Milena Jul 11, 2016, 12:24 pm

    These types of posts always inspire me. I need to do something as my pageviews have dropped. Sigh…

  • Jen@FrugalSteppingStones Jul 11, 2016, 12:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing your affiliate links. That is one thing I am struggling with. You are definitely bringing in more than me!

  • jeanna dorcelin Jul 11, 2016, 1:04 pm

    That is great for only 3 months of blogging. I look forward to reading about the growth that you will have in the future!

  • Carol Cassara Jul 11, 2016, 1:26 pm

    I always like to check in and see what you are doing and the advice. You are so generous to share this information.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:15 am

      Thanks Carol

  • Taylor S Jul 11, 2016, 2:04 pm

    You’re doing great for how early on in your blogging journey you are! I love reading income reports and haven’t heard of Motif so I’m checking it out now. Thanks!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:16 am

      Motif is amazing! Highly recommend them

  • Lynn Jul 11, 2016, 3:34 pm

    Congrats on your income report! Great to see bloggers like you with so much dedication! This post will surely inpire all other bloggers. Good job!

  • leslie Myrick Jul 11, 2016, 3:41 pm

    Congratulations! I just applied for Flex Offers. I am wondering what the best ads will be for people who read Book Blogs!! I may try Motif too, if/when they approve me. Thanks!!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:16 am

      Try out Amazon, they can be tricky depending on what state you live in though.

  • Rachel Mouton Jul 11, 2016, 3:58 pm

    That is amazing that you share this and are so transparent. It’s very interesting to see your trends 🙂

  • Lavender Life Jul 11, 2016, 4:28 pm

    Great work, congrats!

  • tara pittman Jul 11, 2016, 4:52 pm

    I love to see the different ways bloggers earn money. Keep up the hard work!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:16 am

      Thanks tara

  • Rachel Jul 11, 2016, 5:38 pm

    Very interesting! I love seeing how other blogs monetize – it’s so different across the board.

  • Maegan Clark Jul 11, 2016, 5:41 pm

    Whew, this is a lot of information to digest at once! I loved the post, it’s just a little over my head… I’ll get there! Good job! 🙂

  • Martina Williams Jul 11, 2016, 6:27 pm

    I have just started promoting my blog too on Pinterest and I already see a steady growth in the traffic coming from there. Is definitely a platform worth looking at as the bounce rate of the users coming from there is quite low.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:17 am

      Pinterest will hopefully be a gold mine for me! Crossing fingers.

  • Jon Jul 11, 2016, 7:45 pm

    Stefan, congratulations on monetizing your blog so early and thanks for sharing! I just launched my blog officially today, so it’s very interesting to see how other folks are doing a few months in.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:14 am

      Thanks Jon I will be stopping over!

  • Amy Jones Jul 11, 2016, 8:18 pm

    Amazing tips and information for beginners! thanks a lot

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:49 am

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Pamela Kuhn Jul 11, 2016, 10:59 pm

    This is an encouraging read. Thank for for sharing all your knowledge as well as inspiring us to keep working on our blogs.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:15 am

      Glad it helped inspire you:)

  • Christine Tatum Jul 12, 2016, 12:12 am

    Wow! That’s amazing! I am very new at this and these are great tips!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:50 am

      Glad you enjoyed!

  • Rica Lewis Jul 12, 2016, 2:14 am

    I always enjoy seeing what’s working for other bloggers, and cheering them on as they grow. Thanks so much for sharing your journey! Here’s to more growth and earnings!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 12, 2016, 3:15 am

      Thanks Rica I hope all is well with you as well!

  • Melanie Smith Jul 12, 2016, 2:36 am

    That is amazing! I didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Jenny Jul 12, 2016, 3:59 am

    Great job! It’s always fun to make a little extra money from blogging.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:49 am

      It was a ton of fun 🙂

  • Elizabeth O. Jul 12, 2016, 5:25 am

    It’s always nice to see bloggers doing great and aspiring to achieve more. Congrats on the things you’ve achieved for your blog this month and I hope you get more blessings as the months pass by!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:50 am

      Thanks Liz it was a great month and I suspect this month the blog will grow even more

  • Stefanie O'Connell Jul 12, 2016, 12:37 pm

    Exciting – looking forward to watching this grow! I’ve been blogging for 3 years and I rarely make the affiliate pay out each month – gotta change that 🙂

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:51 am

      Thanks Stef it was fun. You should definitely look into monetizing as you can make good side income by doing what you love

  • Dr.Amrita BASU Jul 12, 2016, 12:51 pm

    Loved that you shared your income report. Considering you started 3 months back ,this is very inspiring.Looking forward to your next income report

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:51 am

      Never expected this growth! Will be a fun journey

  • Sarah Bailey Jul 12, 2016, 1:13 pm

    Blog income reports are always so interesting to me! I love to see where people are succeeding. It may not work for me but I always give it a go.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:52 am

      Agreed they are my favorite post to read

  • Robin Rue Jul 12, 2016, 1:14 pm

    Great job! As long as you come out ahead it has been a good month in my eyes. Some months are better than others. Just keep pushing.

  • Julie @ Millennial Boss Jul 12, 2016, 1:36 pm

    Killing it three months in!! Congrats. I’ve never heard of Motif but will have to check it out.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:52 am

      Definitely should check them out they are awesome

  • Msmoneymaximiser Jul 12, 2016, 2:15 pm

    This is great Stefan! I love that in addition to the money you’ve made you’ve also noted the challenges including that big one PROCRASTINATION. Look forward to your follow up posts on boosting followers and if you could cover your thoughts on each of the social media platforms that would be great. Here’s to moving onwards and upwards!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:53 am

      I will definitely share my thoughts on social media platforms. Some are better than others

  • victoria Jul 12, 2016, 2:15 pm

    such a great job, I would like to break down all the income.

  • Dawn McAlexander Jul 12, 2016, 2:37 pm

    You sure know how to keep track of your income. And you are doing way better than I did three months in, too. I didn’t start making money off of mine until I was about 6 months into it.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:54 am

      At least you are making money :). It was unexpected but fulfilling

  • Christine @ The (mostly) Simple Life Jul 12, 2016, 3:21 pm

    That’s awesome! I’m starting to really work at making an income, so I hope I can join the income report train 🙂 Most of my traffic comes from Pinterest and it’s fairly consistent, so I hope it works well for you!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:54 am

      Pinterest is going to be very exciting! I would say start monetizing today!

  • kali Jul 12, 2016, 3:27 pm

    congrats! thats awesome! love your graphics too!
    Xx
    Kali
    http://www.lovelaughexplore.com
    @love_laugh_explore
    https://www.facebook.com/lovelaughexplore/

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:55 am

      Thanks kali

  • tp keane Jul 12, 2016, 3:39 pm

    you did a fantastic job. Honestly, after only three months that’s incredible. I’ve been doing it about 6 months and have just crashed through the 8k views mark.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:56 am

      Stick at it and explore social media!

  • Lauren Jul 12, 2016, 5:12 pm

    Awesome! I need to work on my affiliates more! My income is primarily from ads and sponsored posts right now…so much to do, so little time! Thanks for sharing!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:56 am

      Sponsored post are something I need to get into!

  • Brian Lund at Measured Money Jul 12, 2016, 5:40 pm

    Fantastic post Stefan! Loved all the juicy content in this one 🙂 It’s so cool to see how other bloggers are making money from their efforts. I dig it man! Keep up all the awesome work!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:52 am

      Thanks Brian!

  • irina Jul 12, 2016, 8:12 pm

    Congratulations on monetizing your blog so early on. I hope I’ll be able to do that as well. It’s really inspiring for me to see these kinds of posts.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:56 am

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Kathy Jul 12, 2016, 10:32 pm

    Congrats on earning money that quick! That’s great to hear. I’ve been blogging for about five years and I’ve been earning money as well. I think it can be a good opportunity for some of us to make some good money while blogging.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 3:00 am

      It is a great opportunity that many do not take advantage of due to fear

  • Enricoh Alfonzo Jul 12, 2016, 11:45 pm

    Felicidades EPICA on the achievement! I’ve made about $124 so far after deductions and managed to land my first ongoing client. I have no idea how affiliates work so not trying that just yet.
    I love the detail in this post and you are so right analyzing the data is fun and does motivate like no other when growth is evident.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:57 am

      Gracias Enricoh! This post motivated me like no other, I would hate to fail a goal and explain why

  • Liz Mays Jul 13, 2016, 12:13 am

    What an accomplishment! Good job on your June income. I’m sure it will grow this month too.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:57 am

      Thanks Liz!

  • MrSLM Jul 13, 2016, 12:51 am

    Nice job on the blog income, and now you can plow that back into investments to help bring up your dividends. Double win!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:58 am

      I am putting that money back into the blog even though I wish I could invest it… one day!

  • Karlyn Cruz Jul 13, 2016, 12:52 am

    Wow, congrats! I like how you share the information with your income. This will inspire more people!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:59 am

      Glad it was inspirational

  • Echo Jul 13, 2016, 1:48 am

    It is always so interesting to see income reports. Especially when people post them from the start of their income process.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:59 am

      It will be fun to track this throughout my blogging career

  • Nicole Escat Jul 13, 2016, 8:58 am

    I keep tracking my income too so I can compare it to the next coming month. This is a good insight.

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:59 am

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo Jul 13, 2016, 2:12 pm

    I love to see bloggers that are enjoying their work while earning money. Such a motivation. Good job for you!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:59 am

      Thank you!

  • Ana De- Jesus Jul 13, 2016, 8:36 pm

    I think that is amazing that you have made so much in such a short space of time. You should be so proud of yourself.

  • aziel morte Jul 14, 2016, 12:38 am

    Congrats on your first income, I would love to keep track on my income too

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 3:00 am

      You definitely should, it is motivating

  • CourtneyLynne Jul 14, 2016, 1:58 am

    Great income report!!!! Looks like you had one great month! Hope next month is just as good

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 3:00 am

      Thanks Courtney I hope next month is better!

  • Ashley Jul 14, 2016, 2:21 am

    Great income report! It looks like you’re doing well for yourself!

    • Stefan Sharpe Jul 14, 2016, 2:58 am

      Thanks Ashley

  • Dhemz Jul 14, 2016, 1:05 pm

    how inspiring and motivating! Thanks for sharing all these details. What a blogging journey and way to go!

  • Jenjen Jul 15, 2016, 5:12 am

    It was so generous of you showing how you make money on blogging. Thus you sharing ways to newbies 🙂

  • Christi D Johnson Jul 16, 2016, 11:40 am

    I definitely don’t understand investing like you do, but it looks like I might need to get started! LOL! Congrats on your success so early in blogging. That’s really impressive.

    I added your site to my feed reader so that I can come back more easily and keep up with/cheer on your progress. Congrats, again!

  • She Joh Jul 16, 2016, 6:44 pm

    Congratulations on your income report and making a profit! It sounds like you’ve had a lot of success so far which is awesome! I love all the breakdown charts you gave, very cool! Much continued success

  • ZJ Thorne Jul 16, 2016, 11:04 pm

    Wow, this is impressive. Thanks for breaking down how you are accomplishing this. Good luck studying.

  • Lloyd Phillips Aug 4, 2016, 6:37 am

    Great traffic numbers Stefan. Where are you driving it from?

    • Stefan Sharpe Aug 4, 2016, 2:17 pm

      Currently Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

  • Sarah Aug 4, 2016, 10:28 pm

    Congrats! You’re doing really well this early in! I started late may and I’m not anywhere close to your traffic or income. Good job!

    Sarah
    http://lavenderlife.co

  • IE Aug 4, 2016, 11:32 pm

    Sharing your income report is a great way to inspire us newbies. This is a great blog niche too. I’m having trouble narrowing mine down between my two passions.

    • Stefan Sharpe Aug 5, 2016, 2:39 am

      Thanks! I would say either have two blogs or choose one that has more to be written about.

  • sireesha Aug 5, 2016, 12:01 am

    Congrats!! First month reports are always special. Love the infographic. Hope to see more of these soon.

    • Stefan Sharpe Aug 5, 2016, 2:40 am

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Rose Aug 5, 2016, 12:19 am

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your income report with us. This was a great report and I am glad that you see the work you put into your blog literally “paying off” – I can’t wait to see what you have for us in the future darling. Good luck!

    • Stefan Sharpe Aug 5, 2016, 2:40 am

      Thanks Rose, hoping it only gets better, July was a pretty killer month can’t wait to release the report.

  • Desteny Aug 5, 2016, 12:29 am

    Way to go! Love how you broke everything and really think the pie chart is GREAT!

    • Stefan Sharpe Aug 5, 2016, 2:41 am

      Thanks! Graphics make everything more enjoyable and easy to read.

  • Julie @ Millennial Boss Aug 5, 2016, 1:43 am

    Congrats! Great to see another blogger starting out with affiliate marketing and making money! I think I saw you in the course I’m taking. Awesome that you’re kicking butt already! I’d love to join your Pinterest board if you’ll have me – millennialboss@gmail.com.

    • Stefan Sharpe Aug 5, 2016, 2:41 am

      Thanks Julie, will invite you right now!

  • Abby Aug 6, 2016, 3:35 am

    I’m impressed! I have been blogging for about four months and haven’t started monetizing yet. I hope to soon though. You have definitely shown me that I don’t have to wait!

  • Shaina McGregor Oct 3, 2016, 5:27 pm

    Wow that is amazing! As a new blogger, this is very impressive. Great work.

  • Matt Oct 31, 2016, 9:23 am

    Congrats on making money so early into blogging! I’m a few months in, and still waiting for that first $. Its nice to see others capitalizing so quickly!

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