How many times you have come across posts where a bloggers talks about his income from blogging, and share his income stats. When I started sharing my income report initially, I got many mixed reactions from regular and first time-visitors. Some people find it as a motivational factor, some people find it as show off and some people find it misleading.
I have never talked about this topic before, but after 4 years of blogging, I believe it’s the right time to talk about it, clear some air, and share my view point on sharing income report.
Why sharing blog income report is useful for others and for yourself?
There is no denying the fact, that money is one of the biggest motivational factor in every aspect of life. Ask someone, what do you want to do/become in your life? And majority of people will answer the profession which will bring maximum recognition, respect and lots of money. That’s true in every sense, because money helps us to buy all necessity in life. So, one thing is clear that a good career is one, which brings us money.
Blogging as potential career option:
Blogging on the other hand is a relatively new career option, and it’s not something which is certified or comes after a degree. It’s one of those job, where people from any age group, any where in the world can start working. These days every one have blog on one of these free blogging platform, and people blog for their passion and interest. Blogging income reports, make them realise that blogging can bring them more than fame, and recognition; i.e. Money.
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New source of blog monetization:
There are thousands of blogs out there, who are still unaware of different ways to monetize a blog. Most of budding bloggers think AdSense as only way to make money from their blog, where as there are many more lucrative ways like sponsored reviews, affiliate marketing, CPM ads and so on are out there. When I see somebody income report, it makes me realize new ways I can explore to add into my blogging income.
Motivation for readers and self-motivation:
When I started blogging, I stumbled upon income report of few bloggers, and that helped me to understand the true monetary potential of blogging. I believed in “If They Can Do It, I Can Do It“, and with that mindset, I managed to cross more than $6000/month milestone. None the less, publishing my income report, also work as a self-motivation mechanism for me. It helped me to raise my goal with every milestone I covered. Check out my complete archive of income report, and compare my first income report with the latest one, and you will notice the difference.
Commentator helps :
There is no doubt, full-time bloggers make money via their blog. Be it AdSense ads, affiliate marketing or any other methods, and sharing blog income report adds more transparency to the blog. More over, when ever I shared my income report, many regular readers like you, commented and suggested to try new methods like eBook, new affiliate product and so on. Many of them, messaged me on Facebook, and informed me about few high-converting products.
In the end, sharing blogging earning summary helped to create a better relation between regular readers and the webmasters. Some people think that blog income reports are mis-leading or may not be genuine, well for such people always remember one thing in mind “you can’t keep everyone happy“. Even if your income report helped to inspire single person, you have done your good deed today.
I would love to know few things from you:
- Do you find blogging income report useful and motivating?
- Do you publish income report on your blog? If not, why not?
- How somebody blog earning report helped you to grow your blog?
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