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Growth and income report – January 2015

Growth report - january 2015

Welcome to my first growth and income report, ever, för January 2015.

I will publish these reports every month to show you how this blog grows and what I have done each month to make it so.

Naturally these first months of reports will be short and not that meaty but they will grow and so will all the numbers (hopefully). Stick with it and success will come!

Let’s get down to business – this is what I managed for January:


I total I wrote 8 blog posts in January. Way below what I intended, goal is about 3 times that. However, I do still got a leg in consulting digital marketing and that takes a lot of time to managed and deliver, blogpost suffer at that. I will do my best to keep the content coming and my goal will always be 25 posts per month.

Articles for the month are:

9 persuasion techniques to boost your copywriting
5 insider’s tricks to growing your email list
9 issues that stop your conversions dead in it’s tracks
10 effective ways to communicate in outreach for link building
Inspiration: 99 blogs and startups with transparent income reports
Content marketing: 10 grammar tools to get your grammar on lock
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The ones that performed best was Inspiration: 99 blogs and startups with transparent income reports. Drawing in 50% av all visitors. Reason is this post was promoted by many of the people on the list, mainly in social channels. Key takeaway is that a short mail just giving them the heads-up on that the article has been published is enough to gain some traction.


Efforts marketing wise this month was that all posts were posted to relevant channels, including social and blogs. Some commenting on relevant blogs and participating in forums also occurred.

No paid traffic was bought.


Income for this month is 0, as I expect it to be for the foreseeable future. I have not monetized in any way but a single banner. And I will keep it at that until I gain substantially more traffic. Focus for now is to gain follower, subscribers and actually build an audience.


For the coming month, I will focus my effort on producing more content. I have 10 posts already brainstormed and structured. So those will be written and posted. Stay tuned!

I also have 1 guest post and 2 appearances as an expert advisor coming up. Hopefully, they will generate some coverage and add to my audience. I will let you know ASAP as they go live! I will try to squeeze in a few more of these.

I will continue to comment, post to forums, and talk with authorities in the industry, always trying to add value or a different angle on things.

The numbers

With so low numbers this early there is no reason to comment all of them. There is no real trend and the numbers are to low to actually add significant insight. But in the interest of transparency, here they are. Come back next month or subscribe for a first look into the trend!

Visitors Visitors
Unique pageviews
Time on site
E-mail E-mail Twitter Twitter

Facebook Facebook Youtube Youtube Google+ Google+ Q&A Q&A Income Income

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  1. This is the most comprehensive income reports list I’ve found!!

    Do you wanna make 100?
    Add me in the list :)

    “tell the world what you intend to do but first show it”….

  2. […] A recent article I read highlighted 99 bloggers and businesses who were releasing income reports. […]

  3. Nathan says:

    Have you given up!? I’ve been looking forward to watching your progress, you and I both started around the same time.

    Keep on keeping on my friend!

    • Mikael U says:


      No, not given up. Swamped in consultative work tho. Takes alot of time! Neeed to get better!


      • Nathan says:

        I’m looking forward to seeing you get back at it. You have a great website and had a great launch from what it looked, traffic wise. I definitely look forward to future content.

        I know first hand it’s tough balancing between a side project like this and your main business, but it’s worth it.

  4. SimonTheSorcerer says:

    Honestly, I’m really surprised. I expected much higher figures.

    I’m a full time, independent webmaster/online entrepreneur too.

    Turns out I’m quite successful! :) /If this is indeed accurate./

    Feels good to finally see things clearly.

    Thank you for this transparency report. It really helps webmasters like us to asses where we are where we have to go. IT’s really motivating.

  5. Subbu says:

    Thanks for including my blog in your reports.

  6. Harlan Yee says:

    Hi Mikael, thanks for including my site, Freelance Doodle in your list. This is an awesome post! I will be visiting some of the other sites to get inspiration but hopefully I won’t be comparing myself too much to the others. But it’s great to see the different levels everyone is at.

  7. Chris Punke says:

    Mikael, thanks so much for including me! This is a really great list!

  8. hey Mikael, you did a superb job here with these bloggers. I haven’t heard of many of them although I’ve been online for 14 years now and talked with lots of pro bloggers and online marketers and affiliates myself.

    It looks your detective work is paying off. Congrats!

  9. Jon says:

    Thanks for inclusion. Great list… most comprehensive on the web. Plenty to learn from every blog/site/business listed.

  10. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for including me!! Fingers crossed if you do this again I can end up a bit higher!

  11. Carl Radley says:

    Wow – awesome list and a fantastic idea! Big congratulations for doing this!

    So, 3rd from the bottom and this is an amazing way to motivate me to work my way up the rankings :)

    Thanks again!


  12. My gosh! How did you come up with all of these? Several I’ve heard of before, but many I have not. Great job compiling such an awesome list. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

    The proof is in the pudding – as they say. Making money online is alive and well and anybody can do it. Even a dumb truck driver like me!

  13. Hi Mikael

    A mega huge post here! Thanks for the mention by the way. And I have a long, long way to go before I get anywhere near the top half.

    Kudos my friend.

  14. Calin says:

    Thanks for mentioning my blog here! I love reading income reports and seeing people grow and this list is perfect for that purpose!

  15. Bharath says:

    Thanks for including my blog In. 😀

  16. Johnny says:

    Hey Mikael it was awesome to be mentioned on the Income Report Roundup! People always ask how much I make from DROPSHIPPING / UDEMY / KINDLE PUBLISHING / ETC so I’m happy to share it on JohnnyFD.com

  17. Thanks so much for including me! I really appreciate it :)

  18. Yaro says:

    Great resource!
    Thanks Mikael for including me!

    You should do similar post every month and keep tracking for each website. like month by month income graphic :)


  19. Donnie Law says:

    This is without a doubt the largest list of income reports I’ve ever seen. Thanks for including ours!

  20. What a great list of sites with income reports. Thanks for compiling this (and including us although I am a bit embarrassed by our amount). I look forward to learning from others on here.

  21. Dan Norris says:

    Wow man that is a serious list well done! And thanks for the inclusion!

  22. Thrilled to be included! Thank you!

  23. It’s a jungle out there, we income reporters need to stick together!

  24. Carole says:

    Wow! Great list! I’m honored that you’ve included me, though I still have a long way to go and much to learn. Thank you for your hard work in putting together this round-up so that we can all learn from each other.

  25. WOW, great article and thank you for the kind mention…I am honored!

  26. Hey, nice work! you should of titled this; Income Reporters United!

    I’m actually $122 in the hole, but all good, I’ll take $0

  27. I always find it interesting/ironic that the sites that usually top these reports and make up the main part of them are the sites that make money by advising other people to buy these ‘must have’ online products/services if they want to make money. Usually these are other peoples products and none of them actually sell much of their own. There are a few exceptions of course. It would be great to see more transparency in the sites that create and sell their own products and services, and especially I’d love to learn more about some of the really big crafting and women’s interest blogs out there – but they keep things close to their chest!

  28. Massive Post Mikael and Awesome Blog ! Thanks from including my website to your post. I think it would be a great idea if you keep track of the top 100 income reports, doing monthly round ups like this one… Just a thought..

  29. Dave says:

    Awesome round up thanks for mentioning me!

  30. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the mention. There are some amazing bloggers on this list!

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