How I Made $5,722.28 in August 2019: Monthly Blog Income Report

How I Made $5,722.28 in August 2019: Monthly Blog Income Report

Welcome to my August 2019 income report. Last month, I was able to generate side income earnings of $5,722.28, with a net profit of $4,777.49.

Overall, it was a decent month in terms of revenue growth. The total month-on-month revenue was up by 9.15% and the profits were up by 11.57%.

As always, before I reveal my side income earnings, let’s take a look at some of the key highlights of the month.

(To learn more about why I started maintaining monthly income reports, visit this page)

Content Creation — Latest (and Updated) Blog Posts, Videos, and Podcast Episodes

I published three blog posts last month, and if you haven’t read them yet, please do so by clicking on the links below:

Updated Blog Posts

I’m a huge believer in the concept of evergreen content. Hence, I keep revisiting my old posts in order to add new information and fix any existing loopholes. To that end, here are all the articles that were updated last month.

Podcast Episodes

Recorded and published a couple of new episodes of the Marketing Mantra podcast last month. Listen to these episodes on your preferred podcast player or click on the links below to listen to them on the Anchor app.

In this episode, I’ll be joined by Matthew Woodward, a marketing thought leader who’s considered a leading authority in SEO. Matthew was a great influence on me back when I started my marketing blog. His in-depth articles and tutorials really helped me build my site’s authority and improve my search rankings.

His immensely popular award-winning internet marketing blog has over 180,000 subscribers and has generated over 4 million unique visits since he started blogging in 2012.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about SEO in general and link building in particular. Matthew will talk about the role of link building in the rapidly evolving SEO landscape and share 3 of his favourite link building strategies.

In episode 30 of the Marketing Mantra podcast, I’ll be discussing the top 3 social media news stories in August 2019.

From Tumblr getting sold to Autamattic Inc., the parent company of WordPress, for a fraction of what it was once worth, to Instagram suspending meme accounts with millions of followers, here are all the trending news stories in the world of social media marketing in the month of August.

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Marketing Videos

I reviewed SocialBee, a social media management tool, last month. You can watch the video below:

  • SocialBee Review & Walkthrough – A Great Alternative to Buffer & Hootsuite

In this SocialBee review and walkthrough, I’ll showcase some of the key features of this popular social media management tool and help you decide whether this is the right social media scheduler for your current needs.

2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

Like last year, I’ve taken up a Goodreads reading challenge in 2019 and the challenge is once again the same — to finish reading 100 books by the end of 2019; 25 of which to be business books.

I was just able to read one business book last month: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull. Rest of my reading hours were spent on reading Homo Deus, Yuval Hoah Harari’s excellent follow-up book to his bestseller Sapiens.

Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc. explores the subject of creativity in business, drawing from his rich experience as the co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios, where he produced such beloved animation films as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Up, Inside Out, and many more.

To be honest, I was slightly underwhelmed by this book. It was fascinating to learn more about Pixar’s origins and Steve Jobs’ involvement in it, but I wanted the book to explore the secrets behind Pixar’s incredible storytelling capabilities. I was disappointed on that front, but having said that, Catmull does provide valuable insights into leadership and fostering a creative environment to produce the best work from his team.

(Side note: I’ve made a list of 79 best books for entrepreneurs. Be sure to check out this exhaustive list if you’re an avid book reader.)

Quotes I’m Pondering (Aug 1 – 31, 2019)

Inspired by Tim Ferriss’ Tribe of Mentors, you’ll find thought-provoking quotes in all my income reports.

These are the quotes that inspired me and changed my thinking in August. I hope you find them just as insightful as I did:

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah Winfrey (American talk show host and media executive)

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” — Aldous Huxley (Writer & Philosopher)

August 2019 Income Report

Now let’s take a look at my earnings in August. As always, this report consists of my affiliate earnings, followed by other income, expenses, and net profit breakdown.

Affiliate Earnings

Total Affiliate Earnings: $5,231.15

Other Income

Total Side Income Earnings: $5,722.28


  • Mailchimp (Recurring) – $50 (review)
  • AppSumo Briefcase (Recurring) – $49 (review)
  • Design Pickle (Recurring) – $399
  • WPRocket – $49
  • BunnyCDN – $5
  • Google Ads – $99.20
  • Facebook Ads – $103.10
  • Ahrefs (Recurring) – $99 (review)
  • Alexa (Recurring) – $19.99
  • Buildfire (Recurring) – $59
  • TubeBuddy (Recurring) – $4.50
  • SoundCloud Pro (Recurring) – $8

Total expenses: $944.79

Net Profit Breakdown

  • Affiliate earnings: $5,231.15
  • Other income: $491.13
  • Total expenses: (-$944.79)
  • Net Profit: $4,777.49

That wraps up the income report for August 2019.

If you have any questions about this month’s income report, feel free to ask them in the comments section or connect with me via Twitter.

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Sandeep Mallya
Sandeep Mallya
Sandeep Mallya is the Founder & CEO of Startup Cafe Digital, an award-winning digital marketing agency in Bangalore, India. He is an active member of the startup community, having worked with several early-stage startups and accelerators. 99signals is Sandeep's online marketing blog. The blog currently features 200+ in-depth articles, how-to guides, and hacks on a wide range of online marketing topics such as SEO, social media marketing, content marketing, blogging, and more.


  1. Hi Sir,
    By looking at online income reports from successful bloggers like you, it inspires us and encourages us to work harder even though it’s hard to rank number one in google search.

    I also know that it’s very difficult to get to your level because competition is so high right now. But at least we try our best. If you have any suggestion or advise to me, do reply to my comment below.


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