Read my UK family lifestyle, making money online & healthy living blog here:

Blog and Home Income Report June 2018

Posted on

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

Blog and Home Income Report June 2018 (1)