Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How I make $500 blogging on Top of a Full Time Job

Blogging is not easy. It is hard to make a full time income when you are just starting out. So I kept my full time job where I have full benefits and make commission and use the money I earn blogging as my disposable income.

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I had a fairly good month in January with a small bump in traffic, and Amazon revenue which actually increased after the Christmas season. Here's a break down of what I made for January:

How to earn money blogging
Adsense is by far my highest source of income month over month. And I have been on the hunt for a Google Adsense alternative that would give me even a nominal amount in comparison. But I have yet to find a company that I am evenly remotely satisfied with. Svorn has not brought in a very much revenue and will be replacing them next month. And you can check out a few tip on ad placement and Increasing your Google Adsense Income.

I was really surprised by my Amazon income for January as I would thought it would significantly drop form the $29.33 I made in December as I anticipated sales would decrease after Christmas but I did include more native posts within some of my more popular posts.

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I have had moderate success with Share a Sale in the past when I promote certain product within a specific blog post. They don't seem to have a great turn around as a sidebar banner although I do save the prime spots for my Google Adsense ads. Infolinks is an intext advertisement company and they seem to bring in a steady although not huge source of income on a monthly basis.

And when I posted my December income someone asked how much views I have so here are the views I had in January:

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January was one of my better months for revenu and income recently, and I received over 62,580 views for January. I usually have about 1800 to 2000 page views a day.

I did not write any sponsor posts in January although would like to add some more in the near future but find it time consuming to make all the pitches to the company with a great chance of rejection so it is an area I need to work on.

If you want to see last months income you can find Decembers Blog Income here.

Did you have any tips on accruing sponsored posts or a program you would recommend as a secondary source of income to Adsense I would love to hear it!


  1. Congrats! I would be super happy with anything close to that income per month as a relative newbie myself. Best of luck in the future!

  2. Thanks for posting your income report, I really like reading these. I have similar traffic numbers and recently switched to Mediavine. I make about twice an much as I did with Adsense. You should look into it.

    Have a great day!


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