Blog Income Report: Q1 2017

I used to share a blog income report every single month, but lately, there’s been a lot going on.

But I did want to let you guys know how I’m doing, so here’s what my blog income has looked like over the past three months.


  • Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $200
  • Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $440
  • Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $200
  • Tap Influence Sponsored Posts: $95
  • Affiliate Sales: $137.98
  • Google Adsense: $23.01
  • Media.Net: $8.84
  • Share-A-Sale: $3.48

Total: $1,108.31

Top Posts:


  • Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $125
  • Social Fabric Sponsored Posts: $125
  • Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $625
  • Affiliate Sales: $65.40
  • Google Adsense: $19.40
  • Share-A-Sale: $11.36

Total: $971.16

Top Posts:


  • Miscellaneous Sponsored Work: $500
  • Clever Girls Sponsored Posts: $65
  • Affiliate Sales: $41.97
  • Google Adsense: $28.27
  • Share-A-Sale: $24.22

Total: $659.46

Top Posts:

Q1 Total: $2,738.93

How do I feel about that?

Well, to be honest with you, these haven’t been my most profitable months. I’m still super grateful that I’ve been able to make some extra cash on the side, but I need to step up my game a bit.

Yes, I’ve had a lot going on. Yes, I’ve been somewhat slacking. But at the same time I know my income’s dropped a bit because I’m spending more time working on my own digital products that I’m hoping to launch within the next few months.

Where does the majority of my income come from?

At the moment, the majority of my income is generated through sponsored content. And as much as I like writing and getting paid to do it, it IS a lot of work and I find myself say no to a lot of opportunities because I can’t handle the volume.

That being said, my goal for this year is to #1 have my own products to sell, and #2 to nail down a much better strategy for affiliate marketing.

I’ve already started making money through affiliate marketing, but I know I can get those numbers up. And if you haven’t ventured into that world yet, I highly recommend this book from Elise from House of Brazen.


She teaches some very basic affiliate marketing fundamentals and walks you through an easy strategy for making money with a little help from Pinterest. Definitely worth checking out.

What’s next?

Over the next few months, I’ll be working on an e-book and a course so that’ll keep me pretty busy. I’ll also be working on optimizing the site because in case you haven’t noticed, I recently updated my blog theme for the first time in FIVE YEARS so I still have a lot of cleaning up and fine tuning to do. Then, there’s the issue of traffic. I’m happy to say that my traffic has definitely increased as a result of the theme change, but I still want to work on increasing traffic and bringing new readers to the site.

So that’s all I have to report at the moment! Looking forward to a successful quarter ahead!

Catch up on all my previous blog income reports:


  1. Rubi

    April 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I’ve been reading your income reports since you started them and I’ve loved seeing your growth through all of them. I’d love to know where you find the miscellaneous sponsored work, are those companies that approach you directly or through a third party?

  2. Katherine McDermott

    April 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I definitely agree it’s really hard to turn down blogging for extra money! I think it’s awesome that you’re even making $600ish a month! That’s definitely nothing to scoff at for sure!

  3. Johanne

    May 5, 2017 at 3:42 am

    So awesome to see that you’re making money of your blog! I just started out, and I’m researchin all the posibilities. I’m just happy tot see that there are some without having to have your own e-course :). Nice!

  4. Millennial Boss

    May 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I’m curious about those sponsored post networks. I’ve worked directly with one company for a sponsored cost and I’m interested in doing more.

  5. Jaswinder Kaur

    June 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Great looking Blog and congrats for your Blogging career!

    1. Kayla Cruz

      July 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks so much! Really appreciate it!

  6. Ayesh

    June 28, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Nice post thanks , i like to share within my circle.

  7. Nikki

    July 5, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Did you start sharing your blog income right away? This is something I haven’t done yet, but keep thinking about doing. I like your idea of quarterly reports because it’s easier to keep up on.

    I love that eBook by Elise! She is great at teaching. I am also a student in her Flawless Funnels course. When you start creating your own products, I highly recommend it.

    I just started creating my own products as well. I just launched my first ebook. It will inspire you to create more. I love having my ebook and can’t wait to create more as time allows. I’m excited to see your ebook and course.

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    September 11, 2017 at 8:27 am

    My first time checking out your site, thank you for being a positive role model for a new blogger such as myself! It’s awesome to see this work for someone and that they enjoy it. Keep up the good work and thanks again for putting out great content.

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