How Much Money Do I Make With Blogging?

Let me explain the system I use to track how much money I am making with blogging; I use a rolling past 30-day average and monitor my daily income, averaging down to the whole dollar.

Know this, as of the 20th of April( < 2 years blogging for money), my past 30-day daily whole number average is $6/day.  

Note: at the cusp of breaking $7/day, but like I said, I round down to whole dollars and still need to get at $7/day and beyond. 😀

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Not Making Thousands of Dollars Per Day Blogging?

Correct. I am not making a thousand dollars a day blogging.

But by making $6 per day, blogging makes at least a thousand dollars per year.

Please don’t leave!

Hear me out. 100% of my blogging money comes from a very seasonal hobby blog. So we are only starting to grow into the season, and income last year peaked at > $12 per day, using the same rolling past 30-day average.  

Again, that’s not a lot of money, but been blogging for money for < 2 years, and I have been running it on a hobby time scale. I work full-time, have a family, and with job changes, have been focusing on my employment instead of the blog.  

I am not a poster boy for full-time blogging. I am, however, making money by blogging in my spare time, and it passes the time that pays me money.

If you read my past steps to making money with blogging, they are bonified tips based on my experience. Step it up to a full-time commitment; instead of only in free-time time focus, you can make real money.  

This is just my experience and in no way a reflection of what you can do through blogging.

How Much Can You Earn From Blogging?

In step 10, one of the things was to improve your blog.

I was inexperienced with today’s blogging methods of getting attention from web searchers. So to improve my content, I decided to sign up with one of the blogging systems you see on YouTube.

P24 Income School.  

P24 Income School is run by successful bloggers who share their experiences and focus on people who want to make a full-time income in 24 months through blogging and blogging-associated services.

I paid the money to join; it was worth it since I was running into writer’s block and was discouraged; I renewed for a second year but am unsure whether to continue for a third year.

The jury is still out, and I will update you on what I do.

So, according to Income School, a full-time income is quantified as $4000 per month.  

Please Don’t Leave!

After taxes, that would barely cover my living expenses(even being frugal). So $48,000 per year is different from my current full-time job.  

Because my current full-time job pays way more and comes with benefits, I’ve only worked on my blogs in my spare time.

Again, I am making money, following a system based on the ten steps I posted earlier, and seeing others doing more by following a proven blogging revenue system, so let’s focus on that.

I took away from Income School after making $4,000/month is full-time for some. Even if it’s not, in most places in the US, if you are making $4,000/month, you can commit to a full-time approach to continue blogging.

I get updates about Income School members making $4k/month or more. People proudly display their income levels in the user groups. I find many people making ‘full-time’ income status and even many more making $1,000/month income status.

So, we all saw YouTube videos claiming you can make millions of dollars overnight with blogging. Still, realistically, $4,000 per month is doable using the P24 system.

Based on my experience and observations, you can make almost $50,000 annually after two years of blogging if you prioritize time and pick a set of decent revenue-generating niches (blogging topics).

How Much Do I Earn From Blogging?

I am averaging $6/day(rolling past the 30-day average, rounding down to the nearest whole dollar).

Not the $4000/month(or $134/day) level explained by P24 Income School. However, getting there.

For openness, here are the blogs I am currently active with.

My Money-Making Blogging Sites:

MyMotorcycleBlog.com – a motorcycle blog documenting my journey in my new hobby. I got my motorcycle license at the end of 2020, and in 2021 I started writing my adventures riding, buying, repairing, and upgrading my motorcycles. 

I have a TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle(bought in 2021) and Boom Vader 125cc Gen 2 motorcycle(bought in 2022).

My Non-Money-Making Blogging Sites:

GrowingPIGs.com – This blog documents my plans, methods, and experiences growing passive income generators(PIGs). 

I have years of investing and business creation experience, starting when I opened my first IRA in the early 1990s. At a time when mutual funds were so few and desperate for investors, their min balances were like $50.

Today, the latest adventure in generating more money through this blog is another tool in my chest toward early retirement or, more importantly, financial security.  

Plus my way to share experiences, and hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and successes.

How I Sped Up Making Money In Blogging:

If you got this far, you noticed only one of my two active blogs generates 100% of my income.

So immediately, you figured if I could get my second blog generating income, I could double my income overnight. However, overnight takes several months.

Now several months is a long time for someone to stay motivated while growing a blog. This is why my earlier blogs ‘failed’ or, better yet, I quit.  

Not having a genuine interest in my early blogs was noticeable in the quality of content and the effort I put into them. It was information I was lightly interested in, or worse yet, the information I could have conveyed better. So I quit them.

MyMotorcycleBlog.com is my only and first blog to be making money. Like many blogs, I got no traffic or revenue during the first several months. Again, I am very interested in motorcycles and like working on them, so writing about them was still something I was interested in doing.  

It shows the blog is making money.

The ten steps(Passive Income Blog Start-up Steps – Review) I posted were a great way to speed up the way to make money, especially getting to step 10(Blogging For Passive Income, Step 10: Analyze, Track Results, Continuously Improve Your Blog.) and repeating it. 

In hindsight, not having a simple blog like this that lays out simple methods to making money with a blog, I had to join a blogging system. Again, that was Income School.   

So finding someone to help set you in the right direction and share more information with you is crucial. Seek knowledge and take advice from people who are already succeeding.

Be an asset to your readers. Market your blog by being involved in the social circles (Facebook Groups, web forums) associated with your blog’s niche/subject.

Again, Blogging Step 10 is produce content for your blog as you grow with your experience. You have not grown if you don’t look back at 100 posts and cringe at your original content. So write and grow; your readers will appreciate it.

Is Blogging Worth It?

Oh no, down to the nitty-gritty.

If you had asked me if blogging was worth it when my first blogs were doing so wrong, I quit them and let the domains expire; I would have said NO.

Now that I have grown one blog into making money and working on this blog, YES.

It might be a survivor bias, but I’m hoping you, too, can be a survivor and have that same bias by learning from me. 😀

I wish I had known the basics of blogging sooner and focused on material I was genuinely interested in. This way, I could have more to show through my success, but I am making money and having fun at it.

How To Make Blogging Worth It?

Have fun.

I was never a strong writer(abysmal grades in schools and colleges), but I survived to blog another day.

With blogging, my writing experience has grown, making me stay focused on my hobbies, motorcycles, and growing passive income generators.

So, if you want to make blogging worth it, find a topic you can cover that you feel is worth your time. Then stay focused during the dead period of a startup, where no one knows you exist, and continue to create content that helps others.

Getting that first email from a reader thanking you for how much they learned is fantastic. I’ve received several from my motorcycle blog.

Feedback

I can go on and on about my blogs and, more importantly, the topics of motorcycles and making money.  

But I want to hear from you.

Are you blogging? Are you making money? Thinking about starting?  

Please leave a comment; I do read them. Thank you!

Tom, Growing His Passive Income Generators.
Myself with an interesting Bull Sculpture.
Notice: No Lambo’s. :/
Hi I’m Tom, A Blogger And A PIG Farmer.

PIG Farmer as in I grow Passive Income Generators(PIG’s).

I’ve been playing with stocks, mutual funds, and options for decades, as well as always working on my side hustle stacks.

Unlike what you read online, I’ve yet to find a way to get rich quickly. Get Rich Quick isn’t happening for me.

My journey has been long and continues. I hope to have so many PIGs I can stop working at my current job and volunteer as a medical worker overseas. 

Still waiting, but getting there. I still am a family man, and while on this Journey of Growing PIGs.  

I wanted to share my adventures(ups and downs), hoping you will contribute with your feedback and comments.

Fun Fact: In my spare time, I am a Band-Dad!

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