Ever since I did a webinar on affiliate marketing with SEMrush, I’ve got numerous requests to publish my monthly income reports. To be honest, I’ve always wanted to do that, but I was delaying the whole process till the time was right – till I felt I had reached a stage in my blogging journey where I could justify the existence of such reports.
As blogging is still a side hustle for me, I haven’t been able to join or promote as many affiliate programs as I’d like. Most of my time is still spent doing biz dev and managing existing clients at my inbound marketing agency. That said, I’ve been able to devote considerable time towards my blog over the past few months. It’s still not as much as I’d like it to be. But all things considered, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made and I’d be hoping from here on out, I’m able to publish at least 5-7 long-form blog posts per month.
While I’m doing this, I’m aware of the fact that a few prominent bloggers in my niche have suddenly decided to stop publishing their income reports. While there are several reasons why they’ve taken this decision, there are still many out there who publish their income reports on a regular basis. And one of my favorite bloggers, Pat Flynn, still does it consistently.
So here’s me taking this big step!
In addition to affiliate earnings, I’ll also be sharing a few important updates and milestones that occured each month and also share progress on the Goodreads Reading Challenge I take up every year.
This income report will not consist of any earnings from my digital agency, Startup Cafe Digital, as that’s an entirely different business altogether.
It’s my hope that by publishing these income reports, I’ll be able to motivate you to launch your own blog and live your passion.
Remember one thing: results will take time. Patience is the strongest virtue you can develop as a blogger.
So without further ado, let’s dive in 🚀
Dec 2019 Update: I’ve stopped publishing income reports as it was consuming time that I felt was better spent creating new content. You can still check out my old income reports here to get a fair idea of how affiliate marketing contributes to my monthly side income. There are currently 10 income reports and the last income report was published in August 2019. Maintaining income reports is a declining trend among bloggers and after sharing monthly income reports for almost a year, I can clearly see why. That said, kudos to bloggers who are still dedicated to maintaining income reports.