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  1. Blog and Home Income Report September 2018

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    If you’ve been here before then scroll down to see the income breakdown, if not then start at this introduction for why I share my home and blogger income online.  Get ready for a blog post stuffed full of resources to help you make money online and from home!

    Welcome to my monthly income report where I share exactly how much money I have made from my blog and at home.  It’s great for me to see where I’m earning the money and also to inspire others who want to earn from home.  There’s a lot of debate of whether people should share income reports, but personally I love them!  When I wanted to monetise my blog I read them and they inspired me to push forward and go for it.  Without reading an income report of another blogger I wouldn’t have even known it was possible to make money from my own blog.

    To read more on this with an in depth reason behind sharing my income reports start with this blog post:  Why I publish income reports

    Making money from blogging is totally possible if you’re prepared to treat it like a business and put the hard work in.  As well as blogging, I make money from mystery tasks, website testing, matched betting, online selling and cashback. 

    The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017 is a great blog post to see my most profitable home money making methods in one whole year.

    September 2018 Income Breakdown

    The below are my totals before any expenses, income tax, national insurance or anything else, so my total turnover for the month.  My yearly business expenses last year were approximately £4000.  I save £500 per month to cover my annual tax, national insurance, student loan repayments and pension.  So my total monthly expenses and savings to cover all this are approximately £830.

    September 2018 was my third best month for blogging!  I was expecting it to be busier after August, but strangely my July and August were my best months ever and September was a bit quieter.  That's the thing with self employment - you can never totally predict what's going to happen!  My side hustles were much quieter this month.  Let's take a look.

    Blog and Home Income Report September 2018

     

    Blogging - £2517.07

    This includes running giveaways, collaborative blog posts and reviews.  I charge for all of them.  Blog reviews can take around 2 hours of my time so I have to value this time.  Any free time I have should be spent with my children, my husband, or blogging just for me!

    My advice to bloggers is to value your time, your dedication and your resources!  My social medias and blog have taken over five years of a lot of hard work to build up, so I have to value this time.  Companies should value and respect it too.

    If a company wants access to your blog or social medias then it's because it benefits them in either sales, exposure, brand awareness or SEO.  They are utilising your services for their benefit.  Personally I think these services should be valued, but if you want to work for free then that's fine too.  I, personally, can't afford to work for free.

    I did used to review items without payment for my time when I started blogging.  I did this for three years before I realised I could even make an income from my blog.  If you like doing that then again, that's fine, go for it.  But for me I found it started taking up a lot of my time each week to do these reviews and I had no income and was spending time away from my children more and more.  I just had to put a value on this time and my resources.

    For more blogging tips and advice on ways to make money from home and online read my blog posts how I made £26000 from home in 2017 and 10 ways to make money blogging

    It’s not all about stats, but they can help, so here are this month’s website and social stats for reference:

    Related -  How to improve your domain authority (DA) 

    Page Views 11737
    Sessions 7610
    New Users 4909
    Total Users 5494
    Twitter @lyliarose 56656
    Instagram @lyliarose 12605
    Pinterest @lyliarose 1744
    DA 38
    Newsletter subscribers 4078

     

    Personal eBay and Facebook Marketplace - £110.44

    Over £100 again, but remember this is turnover so I reckon I can always knock anywhere up to 40% off this for fees, postage and packaging.  Still, it's a great way to clear out old things and have a little extra money each month.  Facebook is a great way to clear out home items as people come to you and there are no fees or postage involved!  Unfortunately this does also mean there are a lot of time wasters too!

    Related - 5 tried and tested ways to make money as a UK stay at home mum

     

    Matched betting - £104.06

    Ooh, just over £100!  I did make one mistake this month and lost around £30.  That was me not paying attention and laying a bet on the wrong thing.  I didn't realise until it was too late.  Always do this without distraction and double check your bets.  I am quick at it now, but I must remember to double check.  It's very rare I make a mistake, but human error can happen so always take this into account.

    I've made over £5000 profit since starting matched betting in January 2017, so it's a brilliant tax-free boost to my monthly income.

    I recommend using Profit Accumulator for matched betting as a beginner.  They have so many guides and walk you through the whole process in the first few offers.  If you are stuck you can ask a question in the forum and someone will get back to you.  They also have a 30 day money back guarantee on their memberships, plus you can try the first couple of offers without even signing up to anything to see that it really does work and is so simple once you get the hang of the free bet offers! 

    See also:

    One Year Review: How I earn up to £50 per hour matched betting from home 

    Matched betting milestones 18 months and £5000

     

    Referrals - £102.31

    These were from referring people to Profit Accumulator (see above!) and WhatUsersDo.  Two companies I use and highly recommend for making extra cash from home.

    I also have lots pending in my Awin account, which makes a nice change!  It can just take a while to clear and the payment threshold is £20.

    Awin September

    Click to make money from your blog with Awin affiliate marketing and get £30 per person you refer to Awin too!

     

    WhatUsersDo - £5

    I do website testing at WhatUsersDo and it’s so easy!  I get paid £5 per test and some of them are only a question or two. 

    Read my blog post easily make money from home by testing websites and sign up yourself!

     

    Receipt Hog - £5

    I snap all my receipts on an app called Receipt Hog for points which can be converted into cash!

    To get some hog slots spins for free enter my referral code on the app: Yon60187

     

    Roamler - £4.60

    There have been barely any mystery checks near me on this mystery shopping app recently so I cashed out some money that's been sitting there for ages.

    You may also be interested in this blog post: Get paid doing simple tasks from your phone with Streetbees

     

    Curve cash back - £0.90

    Read on to get FREE MONEY from Curve!

    I signed up for a Curve card using someone else’s code last month which meant I got £5 cash for free!  Curve is an app and also a Mastercard debit card with which you can use any of your bank cards or credit cards to pay for a purchase, but you only have to carry around the Curve card.  You use the app to control which card you pay with.  You have 14 days to change which card you paid with, if you need to move it from your debit card to credit card for example. You also get 1% cashback for three months, so it’s worth paying for everything for at least three months using the Curve card to take advantage of this.

    Plus you and me both get £5 cashback if you sign up with my code: FL2KH at https://dw92j.app.goo.gl/ZV9a

    It costs nothing to sign up to their free service and you’ll get £5 for free for using my code and 1% cash back for three months at no extra cost to you.  It’s basically free money!

     

    September 2018 grand total: £2849.38

    Blog - sponsored/review/giveaway £2,517.07
    Personal eBay £110.44
    Matched betting £104.06
    Referrals £102.31
    WhatUsersDo £5.00
    Receipt Hog £5.00
    Roamler £4.60
    Curve cashback £0.90
    TOTAL £2,849.38


    If you want to read more then check out the 5 ways I made £30000 money from home in 2017/2018


    Close to Ben's wage, but not quite there!  My personal target each month is to beat Ben's wage!  The last two months were my highest at over £3000 per month, but this month was more normal for me.  I hope it continues and I am continuing to work on my two new blogs too - www.healthyvix.com and www.wood-create.com (Ben's, but I have taken over!). 

     

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  2. Blog and Home Income Report August 2018

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    If you’ve been here before then scroll down to see the income breakdown, if not then start at this introduction for why I share my income online.  Get ready for a blog post stuffed full of links to help you too make money online and from home!

    Welcome to my monthly income report where I share exactly how much money I have made from my blog and at home.  It’s great for me to see where I’m earning the money and also to inspire others who want to earn from home.  There’s a lot of debate of whether people should share income reports, but personally I love them!  When I wanted to monetise my blog I read them and they inspired me to push forward and go for it.  Without reading an income report of another blogger I wouldn’t have even known it was possible to make money from my own blog.

    To read more on this with an in depth reason behind sharing my income reports start with this blog post:  Why I publish income reports

    Making money from blogging is totally possible if you’re prepared to treat it like a business and put the hard work in.  As well as blogging, I make money from mystery tasks, website testing, matched betting, online selling and cashback. 

    The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017 is a great blog post to see my most profitable home money making methods in one whole year.

    August 2018 Income Breakdown

    The below are my totals before any expenses, income tax, national insurance or anything else, so my total turnover for the month.  My yearly business expenses last year were approximately £4000.  I also save £500 per month to cover my annual tax, national insurance, student loan repayments and pension.  So my total monthly outgoings and savings to cover all this are approximately £830.

    Last month, July 2018, was my best EVER month moneywise working from home.  This month is now my second best month!  It was a whopper of a month and totally unexpected.  Last August was so quiet and I assumed it was because many people were on holiday and so on.  I expected this August to be the same, but amazingly it was much busier.  It could be because I’m now running three money making blogs and not just one!  The other two have much lower DA scores, but I’ve still been managing to get some paid collaborations for them.

    As I’ve been blogging for so long now I also get a lot of regular paid work from the same agencies and PRs.  It’s never guaranteed, but as I provide a fast and reliable service they do come back time and time again.

    I do always get scared of getting too excited when my earnings increase as I think it must just be fluke!  It’s only day two of September and I’m already feeling anxious that it will be a quiet month.  I wonder if this is just a normal feeling at the start of every month for self-employed people, whether it’s something I’ll just have to get used to!  I work on an ad-hoc basis too, so I never know what work will come my way each month until it happens.  I can see how some people couldn’t work like this as the worry and uncertainty would just be too much!

    Anyway, August was a great month, so I’ll focus on that!

    Read on for the breakdown of how much money I earned from home in August:

    Blog and Home Income Report August 2018

    Blogging - £3059.37

    This includes running giveaways, collaborative blog posts and reviews.  I charge for all of them.  Blog posts can take around 2 hours of my time so I have to value this time.  Any free time I have is spent with my children, husband, or blogging just for me. 

    If there was no compensation for blogging for companies then I wouldn’t do it.  I would still blog, but my blog would be 100% for me.  It’s amazing how many emails I get every day asking me to share business links for free, write content for free and review products on my blog and social channels for free.  The worst are the ones who tell me I should be so grateful for their high quality content for free… though it’s stuffed with links to help their clients SEO who are paying them… 

    My advice to bloggers is to value your time, your dedication and your resources.

    For more blogging tips and advice on ways to make money from home and online read my blog posts how I made £26000 from home in 2017 and 10 ways to make money blogging

    It’s not all about stats, but they can help, so here are this month’s website and social stats for reference:

    Page Views

    12068

    Sessions

    8037

    New Users

    5761

    Total Users

    6376

    Twitter @lyliarose

    56332

    Instagram @lyliarose

    12598

    Pinterest @lyliarose

    1681

    DA

    38

    Newsletter subscribers

    3998

     

    Related -  How to improve your domain authority (DA)

    Matched betting - £268.84

    Another great month!  My aim is always £100 per month, so anything over is excellent.  Plus, the best thing is it’s tax free!

    I recommend using Profit Accumulator for matched betting as a beginner.  They have so many guides and walk you through the whole process in the first few offers.  If you are stuck you can ask a question in the forum and someone will get back to you.  They also have a 30 day money back guarantee on their memberships, plus you can try the first couple of offers without even signing up to anything to see that it really does work and is so simple once you get the hang of the free bet offers! 

    Related -
    One Year Review: How I earn up to £50 per hour matched betting from home 

    Matched betting milestones 18 months and £5000

    Personal eBay and Facebook Marketplace - £117.45

    Over £100 again!  I’m selling old and outgrown kids clothes, toys and a few home bits.  I’ve cleared out our attic and there’s almost nothing left to sell.  I’ve been on a minimal mission for years and years and I’m nearly at the point of only owning things I need and use.  It’s a personal mission of mine and I think I’ve almost got hubby on board.  There’s a corner of the attic with bits he’s held onto for years and he’s finally starting to sell some of it!  I do love selling online.

    Related - 5 tried and tested ways to make money as a UK stay at home mum

    Referrals - £83.48

    Ooh a touch more than last month.  I’d love to always hit £100 per month, so I have a little work to do.  These were from Profit Accumulator referrals and around 70p from Amazon Associates!  I never had luck with Amazon so I closed my account and cashed out my pence.

    I’m now trying to up my Awin game and have £170 pending in my account.  Click to make money from your blog with Awin affiliate marketing and get £30 per person you refer too!

    Curve cash back - £7

    Read on to get free money from Curve!

    I signed up for a Curve card using someone else’s code last month which meant I got £5 cashback for free!  Curve is an app and also a Mastercard debit card with which you can use any of your bank cards or credit cards to pay for a purchase, but you only have to carry around the Curve card.  You use the app to control which card you pay with.  You have 14 days to change which card you paid with, if you need to move it from your debit card to credit card for example. You also get 1% cashback for three months, so it’s worth paying for everything for at least three months using the Curve card to take advantage of this.

    Plus you and me both get £5 cashback if you sign up with my code: FL2KH at https://dw92j.app.goo.gl/ZV9a

    It costs nothing to sign up to their free service and you’ll get £5 for free for using my code and 1% cashback for three months at no extra cost to you.  It’s basically free money!

    WhatUsersDo - £5

    I do website testing at WhatUsersDo and it’s so easy!  I get paid £5 per test and some of them are only a question or two. 

    Read my blog post easily make money from home by testing websites and sign up yourself!

    Top Cashback - £3.16

    We’ve now had over £800 cashback as a household since starting April 2016.  You’re crazy if you’re not doing it.

    Learn how to earn cashback on things you already buy and be amazed with amount of extra cash you have back in your pocket! 

    Read my latest blog post about it here: Over £800 cashback in 2 years with Top Cashback

    Streetbees - £1

    An app where you can answer questions whilst at home such as about your pets and takeaways to earn money!

    Read get paid doing simple tasks from your phone with Streetbees to do it yourself.

    August 2018 grand total: £3,545.30

    Blogging

    £3,059.37

    Matched betting

    £268.84

    Personal eBay

    £117.45

    Referrals (PA and Amazon)

    £83.48

    Curve cashback

    £7.00

    WhatUsersDo

    £5.00

    Top Cashback

    £3.16

    Streetbees

    £1.00

    TOTAL

    £3,545.30

     

    Another month where I beat my husband Ben’s wage - a personal target of mine!

    I’m so chuffed again, but I’m still thinking it’s a fluke couple of months.  Let’s see what September brings.  My aims are to increase the domain authorities on my two new blogs and hopefully increase their money making capability.

    If you want to read more then check out the 5 ways I made £30000 money from home in 2017/2018

    Blog and Home Income Report August 2018 (1)

     

  3. Blog and Home Income Report July 2018

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    If you’ve been here before then scroll down to see the income breakdown, if not then start at this introduction for why I share my income online.

    Welcome to my monthly income report where I share exactly how much money I have made from my blog and at home.  It’s great for me to see where I’m earning the money and also to inspire others who want to earn from home.  There’s a lot of debate of whether people should share income reports, but personally I love them!  When I wanted to monetise my blog I read them and they inspired me to push forward and go for it.  Without reading an income report of another blogger I wouldn’t have even known it was possible to make money from my own blog.

    To read more on this with an in depth reason behind sharing my income reports start with this blog post:  Why I publish income reports

    Making money from blogging is totally possible if you’re prepared to treat it like a business and put the hard work in.  As well as blogging, I make money from mystery tasks, website testing, matched betting, online selling and cashback. 

    The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017 is a great blog post to see my most profitable home money making methods in one whole year.

    July 2018 Income Breakdown

    Blog and Home Income Report july 2018

    The below are my totals before any expenses, income tax, national insurance or anything else, so my total turnover for the month.  My yearly business expenses last year were approximately £4000.  I also save £500 per month to cover my annual tax, national insurance, student loan repayments and pension.  So my total monthly outgoings and savings to cover all this are approximately £830.

    Last month you may remember me saying I wanted to smash my previous best month and hoped I would, but lots of people didn’t pay quickly so I didn’t make it.  Well…

    I’m pleased to report that probably thanks to some of those late payments and also starting to monetise two more blogs of mine, July was my best home income month so far!  Woohoo!

    I had my best blog income month ever and best overall home income month!

    A personal target of mine is to beat my husband’s wage each month and I’d only managed it once before.  This time I totally smashed it and beat his wage three quarters of the way into the month!  A little personal win for me!

    Ben’s just hoping I can make double his wage so he can quit his job!  I think I’d have to work 24 hours a day for that to happen so not sure it ever will, but he can dream!

    Read on for the breakdown of how much money I earned from home in July:

    Blogging - £3405.13

    This includes running giveaways, collaborative blog posts and reviews.  I charge for all of them.  The only time I don’t charge is if a review item is really high value and I really want it, or sometimes if I can do social shares only such as on Instagram.  Though I am considering changing this now as I spend so much time on Instagram building it up that I should begin to value this time now, just like I decided to with my blog one day.  Blog reviews can take around 2 hours of my time so I have to value this time.  Any free time I have is spent with my children, husband, or blogging just for me. 

    If there was no compensation for blogging for companies then I wouldn’t do it – my blog would be 100% for me.  It’s still amazing how many emails I get every day asking me to share business links for free, write content for free and review products on my blog and social channels for free.  The worst are the ones who tell me I should be so grateful for their high quality content for free… though it’s stuffed with links to help their clients SEO who are paying them thousands, probably… 

    If I accepted them all then I would actually work for free and have no income and no time for anything else.   If someone wants my time and access to my resources then it’s got to be worth something.

    For more blogging tips and advice on ways to make money from home and online read my blog post how I made £26000 from home in 2017

    Some recent income reports if you fancy a peek
    March 2018
    April 2018
    May 2018
    June 2018

    It’s not all about stats, but they can help, so here are this month’s website and social stats for reference:

    Page Views

    13118

    Sessions

    8451

    New Users

    5668

    Total Users

    6161

    Twitter @lyliarose

    56338

    Instagram @lyliarose

    12315

    Pinterest @lyliarose

    1609

    DA

    38

    Newsletter subscribers

    3952

     

    Referrals - £80.36

    My referral payments were from Profit Accumulator and Awin.  Both of whom I use myself and am happy to refer people to.

    Read how to make money from your blog with Awin affiliate marketing

    Matched betting - £197.35

    Not too shabby a month for matched betting!  My aim is only ever £100 and so I’m always pleasantly surprised when I go over this.  I expect August will be a quieter month as there’s no football for the first couple of weeks.

    I recommend using Profit Accumulator for matched betting as a beginner.  They have so many guides and walk you through the whole process in the first few offers.  If you are stuck you can ask a question in the forum and someone will get back to you.  They also have a 30 day money back guarantee on their memberships, plus you can try the first couple of offers without even signing up to anything to see that it really does work and is so simple once you get the hang of the free bet offers! 

    Read my One Year Review: How I earn up to £50 per hour matched betting from home for more information.

    WhatUsersDo - £15

    I do website testing at WhatUsersDo and it’s so easy!  I get paid £5 per test and some of them are only a question or two.  Read my blog post easily make money from home by testing websites and sign up yourself!

    Streetbees - £5

    A few quick and easy questionnaires completed and photos snapped on my phone to make some pocket money.

    Read get paid doing simple tasks from your phone with Streetbees to do it yourself.

    Lylia Rose Fashion Boutique - £9.50

    This is the total sales from my online fashion boutique where I sell printed scarves very affordably! It used to be my main focus, but now it’s a small side hustle that I’ve not spent time on recently and I’m not sure if I’ll continue when the stock is gone.  I give away items from my store almost weekly in my giveaways.

    Personal eBay and Facebook Marketplace selling - £168.86

    Selling some of our outgrown toys, clothes and belongings is a great way to top up my home income each month.  I’m obsessed with minimal living and having clear outs so I always have things for sale.  I always imagine I’ll run out, but the kids grow so quickly they are always going up in clothes sizes or outgrowing toys!  I donate a proportion to charity and then sell the rest to boost my earnings.

    Click here to see some of the strange and weird things I’ve sold on eBay

    Top Cashback - £6.85

    We’ve now had over £800 cashback as a household since starting April 2016.  You’re crazy if you’re not doing it.

    Learn how to earn cashback on things you already buy and be amazed with amount of extra cash you have back in your pocket! 

    Read my latest blog post about it here: Over £800 cashback in 2 years with Top Cashback

     

    July 2018 grand total: £3888.05

    Blog posts

    £3,405.13

    Matched betting

    £197.35

    Personal eBay

    £168.86

    Referrals

    £80.36

    Side hustles: Streetbees & Whatusersdo

    £20.00

    LR shop sales

    £9.50

    Top Cashback

    £6.85

    TOTAL

    £3,888.05

     

     

    So close to £4000!  It’s been a great month and also came at a great time as we have some very expensive car repairs (possibly over £1000) so won’t be able to enjoy this extra cash unfortunately.  Isn’t it typical when that happens?!

    I’d love to beat Ben’s wage again, but I’m not sure it will happen in August.  August was a very quiet month last year for blogging as I expect many people are on holiday.  That could be why July has been so brilliant as people want work completed before they are off.

    I am super chuffed with this month and hope I’ll be able to match it again or come close in the future.

     

    If you want to read more then check out the 5 ways I made £30000 money from home in 2017/2018

     

    Blog and Home Income Report July 2018 (1)

     

  4. Blog and Home Income Report June 2018

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    Welcome to my monthly income report where I share exactly how much money I have made from my blog and at home.  It’s great for me to see where I’m earning the money and also to inspire others who want to earn from home.  There’s a lot of debate of whether people should share income reports, but personally I love them!  When I wanted to monetise my blog I read them and they inspired me to push forward and go for it.  Without reading an income report of another blogger I wouldn’t have even known it was possible to make money from my own blog.

    To read more on this with an in depth reason behind sharing my income reports start with this blog post:  Why I publish income reports

    Making money from blogging is totally possible if you’re prepared to treat it like a business and put the hard work in.  As well as blogging, I make money from mystery tasks, website testing, matched betting, online selling and cashback. 

    The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017 is a great blog post to see my most profitable in one whole year.

    June 2018 Income Breakdown:

    The below are my totals before any expenses, income tax, national insurance or anything else, so my total turnover for the month.  My yearly business expenses are around £4000.  I also save around £500 per month to cover my annual tax, national insurance, student loan repayments and pension.  So my total monthly outgoings and savings are approximately £830.

    June was a brilliant month, consistent with earnings from previous months.  I was really hoping it would be my highest blog earning month and I’d smash my previous highest total, but unfortunately not.  I’m still owed £700, so if these had been paid I would have, but it’s a nice start to my July earnings as I know this money will be paid shortly.  I only list exactly what I’ve been paid in these income reports, so it’s all based on money in the bank and nothing pending.  If I’m still owed money it will go in the month that I’m actually paid it, not the month I’ve done the work.

    Read on for the breakdown of how much money I earned from home in June:

    Blog and Home Income Report june 2018

    Blogging - £2088.66

    This includes running giveaways, collaborative blog posts and reviews.  I charge for all of them.  The only time I don’t charge is if a review item is really high value and I really want it, or if I can do social shares only such as on Instagram.  Blog reviews can take around 2 hours of my time so I have to value this time.  Any free time I have is spent with my children, husband, or blogging just for me. 

    If there was no compensation for blogging for companies then I wouldn’t do it – my blog would be 100% for me.  It’s still amazing how many emails I get EVERY DAY asking me to share business links for free, write content for free and review products on my blog and social channels for free.  The worst are the ones who tell me I should be so grateful for their high quality content for free… though it’s stuffed with links to help their clients SEO who are paying them thousands, probably… 

    If I accepted them all then I would actually really work for free and have no money to pay for my bills and no time for anything else.  That’s how many of these amazing ‘free’ offers I get.  I choose to value my time and if people want a service from me then it must be paid for.  Running a professional blog is like any other business and it takes lots of learning, time and effort.  I work as many hours as anyone else in a full time job!  Plus without being paid for my services, I wouldn’t offer them!  It would stay as a personal blog only.

    I said this last month, but I’m leaving it in as it’s so true!  I’m getting no end of requests from people telling me they won’t charge me a penny for putting their amazing link stuffed content on my blog…

    Some recent income reports if you fancy a peek:
    February 2018
    March 2018
    April 2018
    May 2018

    This month’s website and social stats for reference:

    Page Views

    11332

    Sessions

    7348

    New Users

    4766

    Total Users

    5374

    Twitter @lyliarose

    57068

    Instagram @lyliarose

    12072

    Pinterest @lyliarose

    1541

    DA

    37

    Newsletter subscribers

    3934

     

    For more blogging tips and advice on ways to make money from home and online read my blog post how I made £26000 from home in 2017

    Referrals - £59.68

    Only from Profit Accumulator who I use myself and am happy to refer people to.  I’m due an Awin payment in July so this should bump up my referral income next month.

    Read how to make money from your blog with Awin affiliate marketing

    Matched betting - £413.63

    An amazing month considering I aim for £100 now I’m doing it so rarely.  It was thanks to the World Cup and so many amazing offers.  I’ve spent a bit more time on it.  I try and check the four and five star offers every day on PA.  Some days there are none and others there are a few.  It’s a squeeze to fit this in to my working day, but it’s worth it.  If I can’t in the day then I’ll check it at night, but the morning is best to check PA for that days offers and not to miss any.

    I recommend using Profit Accumulator for matched betting as a beginner.  They have so many guides and walk you through the whole process in the first few offers.  If you are stuck you can ask a question in the forum and someone will get back to you.  They also have a 30 day money back guarantee on their memberships, plus you can try the first couple of offers without even signing up to anything to see that it really does work and is so simple once you get the hang of the free bet offers! 

    Read my One Year Review: How I earn up to £50 per hour matched betting from home for more information.

    WhatUsersDo - £15

    I do website testing at WhatUsersDo and it’s so easy!  I get paid £5 per test and some of them are only a question or two.  Read my blog post ‘easily make money from home by testing websites’ and sign up yourself!

    Read this for another great way to make pocket money from home easily: Get paid doing simple tasks from your phone with Streetbees

    Lylia Rose Fashion Boutique - £12.49

    This is the total sales from my online fashion boutique where I sell printed scarves very affordably! A very quiet month, but I’ve not had any offers on or any time to do any!

    Personal eBay and Marketplace selling - £226.85

    Brilliant month again getting rid of our clutter!  I’m down to only 107 items for sale!  A couple of months back I had around 300 so this is brilliant.  I expect my income will start dropping though as I have so little left to sell and virtually no clutter left to get rid of!

    An eye-opening read:  Some of the strange and weird things I’ve sold on eBay

    Top Cashback - £17.80

    I always check Top Cashback for any transaction I do on the internet be it shopping, booking my MOT, insurance quotes, holidays, days out – everything!  I get cashback on almost all of our household expenses and I cash out what I can each month.  I’ve had over £600 cashback since I started using Top Cashback a couple of years ago.  You’re crazy if you’re not doing it.

    Learn how to earn cashback on things you already buy and be amazed with amount of extra cash you have back in your pocket! 

    Google Adsense - £42.79

    This will be my last ever Adsense payment as I closed my account so this is my remaining balance.  Usually the threshold is £60, but they paid me what I had earned as I closed my account.  This was 14 months worth of revenue from one ad at the bottom of my website and it just didn't seem worth carrying on.  I don't want to plaster my website in ads at the moment, so I'd rather not bother with it at all for the sake of a few pounds a month!

     

    JUNE 2018 GRAND TOTAL: £2,876.90

    Blog - sponsored/review/giveaway

    £2,088.66

    Matched betting

    £413.63

    Personal eBay / Facebook Marketplace

    £226.85

    Referrals

    £59.68

    Google Adsense

    £42.79

    Top Cashback

    £17.80

    Website testing

    £15.00

    Scarf boutique sales

    £12.49

    TOTAL

    £2,876.90

     

    In my best month so far I was able to make £3210 from home

    Another great read is The 5 ways I made £30000 money from home in 2017/2018

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  5. Blog and Home Income Report May 2018

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    Welcome to my monthly income report where I share exactly how much money I have made from my blog and at home.  It’s great for me to see where I’m earning the money and also to inspire others who want to earn from home.  There’s a lot of debate of whether people should share income reports, but personally I love them!  When I wanted to monetise my blog I read them and they inspired me to push forward and go for it.  Without ever reading an income report of another blogger I wouldn’t have even known it was possible to make money from my own blog.

    To read more on this with an in depth reason behind sharing my income reports start with this blog post:  Why I publish income reports (and how much I really work on my blog)

    Making money from blogging is totally possible if you’re prepared to treat it like a business and put the hard work in.  As well as blogging, I make money from mystery shopping, website testing, eBay selling and also cashback. 

    The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017 is a great blog post to see my most profitable in one whole year.

    May 2018 Income Breakdown:

    The below are my totals before any expenses, income tax, national insurance or anything else, so my total turnover for the month.  My yearly business expenses are around £4000.  I also save around £500 per month to cover my annual tax, national insurance and student loan repayments and pension.  So my total monthly outgoings are approximately £830.

    May was a great month after a quiet April.  It makes sense though as April was the end of the financial year for a lot of companies and budgets were refreshed in May.  I did extremely well in May 2017 too, so I predict it’s always going to be a profitable month.

    I did annoyingly have someone not pay me in May and stop responding to all emails.  The joy of being self-employed!  I am very lucky that this has only ever happened to me twice so far, so it’s a rarity in my experience.  Still, very annoying when you’ve done some agreed work for someone and they never pay and disappear off the face of the Earth.

    Read on for the breakdown of how much money I earned from home in May:

    Blog and Home Income Report may 2018

    Blogging - £2167.02

    This includes running giveaways, collaborative blog posts and reviews.  I charge for all of them.  The only time I don’t charge is if a review item is really high value and I really want it, or if I can do social shares only such as on Instagram.  Blog reviews can take around 2 hours of my time so I have to value this time.  Any free time I have is spent with my children, husband, or blogging just for me. 

    If there was no compensation for blogging for companies then I wouldn’t do it – my blog would be 100% for me.  It’s still amazing how many emails I get EVERY DAY asking me to share business links for free, write content for free and review products on my blog and social channels for free.  The worst are the ones who tell me I should be so grateful for their high quality content for free… though it’s stuffed with links to help their clients SEO who are paying them thousands probably… 

    If I accepted them all then I would actually work for free and have no money to pay for my bills.  I value my time and if people want a service from me then it must be paid for.  Running a professional blog is like any other business and it takes lots of learning, time and effort.  I work as many hours as anyone else in a full time job!  Plus without being paid for my services, I wouldn’t offer them!  It would stay as a personal blog only.

    I’ve rambled on!  I think I’ve been getting so many requests from people recently it’s been winding me up and I need to vent!

    Some recent income reports if you fancy a peek:
    January 2018
    February 2018
    March 2018
    April 2018

    This month’s website and social stats for reference:

    Page Views

    12579

    Sessions

    7943

    New Users

    5159

    Total Users

    5850

    Twitter @lyliarose

    57086

    Instagram @lyliarose

    11741

    Pinterest @lyliarose

    1510

    DA

    37

    Newsletter subscribers

    4009

     

    For more blogging tips and advice, read how I made £26000 from home in 2017

    Referrals - £114.44

    Not bad!  I am happy to make £100+ per month from referral links.  This month it was from my WhatUsersDo referral link, Awin and Profit Accumulator.

    Read how to make money from your blog with Awin affiliate marketing

    Matched betting - £175.45

    My aim here is also £100+ so I’m chuffed with this.  I barely seem to do it much nowadays, mostly for one hour on a Saturday morning and a couple of times in the week for half hour or so, so it’s kind of easy money now I can quickly do the offers!

    I recommend using Profit Accumulator for matched betting as a beginner.  They have so many guides and walk you through the whole process in the first few offers.  If you are stuck you can ask a question in the forum and someone will get back to you.  They also have a 30 day money back guarantee on their memberships, plus you can try the first couple of offers without even signing up to anything to see that it really does work and is so simple once you get the hang of the free bet offers!  Read my One Year Review: How I earn up to £50 per hour matched betting from home for more information.

    WhatUsersDo - £75

    I do website testing at WhatUsersDo and it’s so easy!  I get paid £5 per test and some of them are only a question or two.  Read my blog post ‘easily make money from home by testing websites’ and sign up yourself!

    Read this for another great way to make pocket money from home easily: Get paid doing simple tasks from your phone with Streetbees

    Lylia Rose Fashion Boutique - £77

    This is the total sales from my online fashion boutique where I sell printed scarves very affordably! 

    Personal eBay - £360.13

    A great month on my personal eBay and lots of items sold!  I did have everything as buy it now listings with a fixed price, but I’ve changed them all to auction listings for five days each.  It’s seemed to do the trick.  I’ve reduced prices lots too as I just want to clear everything!  I now have 110 items for sale and a few more to list.  I regularly clear out items the kids have grown out of and I’m obsessed with searching through my own stuff to try and be as minimal as possible.  If I don’t wear or use something much or for a few months then I’ll sell it.

    An eye-opening read:  Some of the strange and weird things I’ve sold on eBay

    Top Cashback - £26.31

    I always check Top Cashback for any transaction I do on the internet be it shopping, booking my MOT, insurance quotes, holidays, days out – everything!  I get cashback on almost all of our household expenses.

    Learn how to earn cashback on things you already buy and be amazed with amount of extra cash you have back in your pocket! 

    MAY 2018 GRAND TOTAL: £2995.35

    Blog - sponsored/review/giveaway

    2167.02

    Personal eBay

    360.13

    Matched betting

    175.45

    Referrals (PA, WhatUsersDo, Awin)

    114.44

    LR shop sales

    77

    WhatUsersDo website testing

    75

    Top Cashback

    26.31

    TOTAL

    2995.35

     

    In my best month so far I was able to make £3210 from home

    Another great read is The 5 ways I made £30000 money from home in 2017/2018

    Blog and Home Income Report May 2018 (1)