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Blog Income Report for October 2020: How I Earned $24,626.17 Blogging (Last Month)

Blog Income Report October 2020 - How Ryan Robinson Made $24,626 Blogging This Month

October saw either a flattening or decline across the board with my blog, from revenue going down (this was largely due to a major affiliate payout missing their projected payment date), to a leveling off of traffic and drop in email subscriber growth. Income came in at $24,626.17 and I brought in 234,944 readers—with 321,352

Blog Income Report for September 2020: How I Earned $43,297.99 Blogging (Last Month)

Blog Income Report September 2020 - How Ryan Robinson Made $43,297 Blogging This Month

September was another very successful month for my blog and the third highest in terms of revenue generated for this year, which I’m super grateful for as I celebrate my birthday (yesterday 🎉). Income came in at $43,297.99 and I brought in 255,427 readers—with 316,888 unique sessions. Now, digging into the numbers for September… blog

Blog Income Report for August 2020: How I Earned $45,473.20 Blogging (Last Month)

Blog Income Report August 2020 - How Ryan Robinson Made $45,437 Blogging This Month

August was another very successful month for my blog and the second highest in terms of revenue generated for this year, which I’m especially grateful for, considering I was on vacation for most of the month. Income came in at $45,473.20 and I brought in 320,767 readers—with a solid 398,916 unique sessions. Now, digging into

Blog Income Report for July 2020: How I Earned $47,772.75 Blogging (Last Month)

July was another record month in blog income for this year so far. Income came in at $47,772.75 and I brought in 374,561 readers—with a very healthy 468,164 unique sessions. Now, digging into the numbers for July… blog income made another sizable leap over the previous month, again landing pretty far above my forecast range

Blog Income Report for June 2020: How I Earned $43,942.96 Blogging (Last Month)

June 2020 Blog Income Report - How Ryan Robinson Made $43,942 Blogging This Month

Let’s jump straight into June’s blog income report, because it was a big one—and I’m heading out for some much needed offline time for the next couple of weeks. Income came in at $43,942.96. Due to a Google Analytics reporting error with a spike in (fake) bot traffic, my reporting was a little too difficult

Blog Income Report for May 2020: How I Earned $33,647.68 Blogging (Last Month)

May 2020 Blog Income Report - How Ryan Robinson Made $33,647 Blogging This Month

Note from Ryan: If you haven’t read my thoughts around how and why I’m supporting Black Lives Matter, please head over and read this letter. I don’t often talk about my personal life here on this blog, but these monthly income reports are always my #1 most read articles… so I wanted to place this

Blog Income Report for April 2020: How I Earned $28,700.06 Blogging (Last Month)

April 2020 Blog Income Report - How Ryan Robinson Made $28,700 Blogging This Month

Another month is in the books… for what’s shaping up to be a pretty unprecedented year, with so much change going on across the world. I’ve found that a lot more of my time lately has been going toward finding ways I can help better support people through initiatives like my blog scholarship program (which

Blog Income Report for March 2020: How I Earned $28,387.79 Blogging (Last Month)

March 2020 Blog Income Report - How I Made $28,387 Blogging This Month

Wow, what a rollercoaster of a month it’s been in the world. So much has been happening (and changing almost daily) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—and I’ve been hearing a lot from you about how those changes are impacting your daily lives, both positively and negatively. That led me to create a new

Blog Income Report for February 2020: How I Earned $27,173.88 Blogging (Last Month)

This blog income report is coming a couple weeks late again, so I’m keeping it short and sweet as I catch back up on everything. Much of my time has still been going into finishing up my blog redesign and auditing my existing content library for update opportunities. Blog income for February came in at

Blog Income Report for January 2020: How I Earned $22,992.83 Blogging (Last Month)

January 2020 Blog Income Report - How I Made $22,922 Blogging This Month

Whew, this is the latest I’ve ever been on getting a blog income report published, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Most of my time this month has been going into implementing my blog redesign (as I’m sure you’ve now noticed the new look & feel)—and I’m still working away! Blog income

Blog Income Report for December 2019: How I Earned $22,344.89 Blogging (Last Month)

December Blog Income Report - How I Made 22,344 Blogging This Month

Welcome to a new year! The last month of 2019 saw me taking a much-needed 2 week break away from work. Even still, I published 2 new long-form articles on blogging-related topics, while spending the bulk of my time updating and improving my top-performing content (to make my existing content library more impactful). Blog income

Blog Income Report for November 2019: How I Earned $24,616.56 Blogging (This Month)

November Blog Income Report - How I Made 24,000 Blogging This Month

I had another productive month in November with new content output—publishing 4 new (extremely) long-form articles on blogging-related topics and updating several top-performers to keep relevant and fresh as we approach the new year. Blog income for the month came in at $24,616.56. Traffic was down a bit from the previous month, bringing in 357,114

Blog Income Report for October 2019: How I Earned $21,200.09 Blogging (This Month)

How I Made $21,200 Blogging in October 2019 from Ryan Robinson Blog Income Report ryrob

October was another strong month for my blog in terms of content productivity. I published 9 new long-form articles on blogging-related topics and updated several of my top-performers. Blog income for the month came in at $21,200.09. Traffic was up significantly again, bringing me 459,996 readers and  561,732 unique sessions. On the personal side, Shelly

Blog Income Report for September 2019: How I Earned $25,280.27 Blogging (This Month)

How I Made $25280 Blogging in September 2019 from Ryan Robinson Blog Income Report ryrob

This September was another extremely productive month for my blog, especially in terms of new content going live. I published 7 new long-form guides (5,000+ words) on blogging-related topics and my blog income for the month came in at $25,280.27. Traffic was up in a big way, bringing me 397,339 readers and just over 487,333

Blog Income Report for August 2019: How I Earned $30,814.19 Blogging (This Month)

How I Made $30814 Blogging in August 2019 from Ryan Robinson Blog Income Report ryrob

During the month of August, I had the most productive time in my blog’s history from a content output perspective. I published 8 brand new long-form guides (5,000+ words) and my blog income for the month came in at $30,814.19. Traffic remained even with last month, bringing in 371,059 readers and just over 464,655 unique

Blog Income Report for July 2019: How I Earned $39,448.92 Blogging (This Month)

How I Made $39448 Blogging in July Blog Income Report Ryan Robinson

During the month of July, I finally saw the effects of my recent volatility in search rankings over the past couple months punch my blog income, ending the month at $39,448.92 (still amazing considering where I was this time last year, but a sizable drop from last month’s figures). Traffic held steady though, bringing in

Side Income Report for June 2019: How I Earned $54,923.08 Blogging (on the Side) This Month

How I Made $54923 Blogging in 2019-06 June Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

During the month of June, I saw another small dip in side income, ending at $54,923.08. Traffic also tapered off a bit with a combination of recent search algorithm updates and the usual summer slump for blogging & business-related content, dropping me down to 377,000 readers and just over 462,000 unique sessions. Overall, it was

Side Income Report for May 2019: How I Earned $57,411.29 (on the Side) This Month

How I Made $57411 Blogging in 2019-05 May Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

The month of May saw a very slight dip in side income, landing at $57,411.29. Traffic continued soaring past last month’s high bringing in 476,000 readers and just under 585,000 unique sessions in one month (!!!). My blogging business had another great month, and I’ve got a lot to be grateful for. On the personal

Side Income Report for April 2019: How I Earned $58,234.08 (on the Side) This Month

How I Made $58234 Blogging in 2019-04 April Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

The month of April (again) saw my highest level of side income, $58,234.08. Traffic also broke a new milestone crossing 400,000 readers and 500,000 unique sessions in one month. My business has never been better—I have a lot to be grateful for which brings be to an even more exciting announcement… SHELLY AND I GOT

Side Income Report for March 2019: How I Earned $58,210.48 (on the Side) This Month

The month of March saw my highest level of side income ever, $58,210.48. That’s more than I made in well over my first year of work out of college, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. Traffic also broke a new (incredible) milestone crossing 400,000 readers in one month and my business has never been better—I

Side Income Report for February 2019: How I Earned $40,441.47 (on the Side) This Month

How I Made $40,441 Blogging in 2019-02 February Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

Alright, 2019 is officially off to an incredible start for my blog. Traffic rose to a new all-time high and my side income doubled my previous high—moving up to a whopping $40,441.47 (which still doesn’t feel real). Everything is still going great over at Close (my remote full-time job) right now and I’ve been able to

Side Income Report for January 2019: How I Earned $18,465.01 (on the Side) This Month

How I Made $18,465 Blogging in 2019-01 January Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

Whew! The first month of the year was a total whirlwind, but also one of my most productive on the blog in a very long time. My blog really killed it this month, smashing all-time highs in traffic, email subscribers and podcast downloads (and I almost tied my side income record too). On another note,

Side Income Report for November 2018: How I Earned $13,233.45 (on the Side) This Month

2018-11 November Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

Wow, this year has flown by! And as predicted last month, November brought with it another reduction in side income… I’m now down about $7,000 from my all-time high in September of 2018 (for one main reason—but not for long as we’ll soon talk about). My distribution of side income continues to trend in the right

Side Income Report for October 2018: How I Earned $14,432.31 (on the Side) This Month

2018-10 October Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

As I predicted, October took a pretty decent hit to my side income… and I’m down a bit from my all-time high last month (for now 😉). For the fourth month in a row now though, my slow shift of replacing my freelance-based side income with more scalable (and passive) income sources like affiliate commissions and

Side Income Report for September 2018: How I Earned $19,894.95 (on the Side) This Month

2018-09 September Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

Woo! The month of September brought my highest side income of the year (so far) 🎉 And for the third month in a row now, the massive content and affiliate experiments I’ve been launching since the beginning of summer have continued to pay off in a big way. I talk a lot about those experiments and the

Side Income Report for August 2018: How I Earned $16,008.94 (on the Side) This Month

For the second month in a row, the content and affiliate experiments I’ve been tinkering with this year have really paid off. I’ll do a deep dive breakdown on all of that in a separate blog post soon, and it’s being covered first in my new course, Built to Blog. Overall, I generated $16,008.94 in side

Side Income Report for July 2018: How I Earned $10,650.91 (on the Side)

2018-07 July Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

This month, a lot of my investments from throughout this year have started to pay off (which feels great 💪) Overall, I generated $10,650.91 in side income revenue during July of 2018. On the personal side of things, Shelly & I are finally starting to look at places in San Francisco, and we’re expecting to make

Side Income Report for April 2018: How I Earned $6,960.37 (on the Side)

2018-04 April Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

April’s been a very busy month, so this update is going to be short & sweet! I generated $6,960.37 in revenue, and once again (as in March and February) spent more than usual with things like yearly tax services and on travel back and forth between my hometown of Hanford, California dealing with family affairs after the

Side Income Report for February 2018: How I Earned $6,164.07 (on the Side) and Still Lost $37.77

2018-02 February Side Income Report Ryan Robinson ryrob

For the first time in a couple of years, my side businesses actually lost money during the month of February. I generated $6,164.07 in revenue, but spent a lot more than usual. And while it wasn’t a significant loss ($37.77) it was still a bit of a surprise since I’ve been profitable for so long. Digging

My First Side Income Report for January 2018: How I Earned $9,322.89 on the Side of My Day Job (Oh Yeah, I Have One of Those Now)

Side Income Report - January 2018 Featured Image Ryan Robinson ryrob with all stats

In January, I earned a total of $9,322.89 in side income. This is my first installment of what I plan on being monthly side income reports, now that I’m back to working a full-time job for the first time in almost 2 years (!!!).