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Inspiration: 99 blogs and startups with transparent income reports

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At times, working with internet marketing, it can feel like a real uphill battle with no end in sight. You build great content, you get those valuable links and you market your product, but the results don’t really materialize, or so it feels at least. You know the feeling?

We’ll, I do. But I also go the remedy, income reports!

Having been around for a while, you step over these great gems from time to time, it’s the reports where people in many ways pour their business out for all of us to see. They show us what they do, how they do it, if and how they fail, and in many ways the best part, what the results are. Income reports give you just that kick in the butt you need to get going. Seeing someone succeed and growing with them, siphoning inspiration and idéas is a real boost.

So, I have compiled a report with 99 awesome income reports from a wide variety of blogs and startups. It covers food, tech, affiliate marketing, travel and everything in between. Some earn bucket loads of money and some even have a negative return (for the moment at least). But they all have one thing in common and that’s that they all work really hard trying to attain their goals and they also take you for the ride, be it in the ups and down.

So, in order of latest monthly income (the top 10 ones really fill their bank accounts) here is the complete list:

Open.buffer.com (Buffer) – ($413000)

What’s not to say about Buffer and transparency? With their own workplace and company culture, they are outstanding in reporting pretty much everything about their business. From income to growth to even salaries, Buffer tells you everything! Truly inspiring and a great way get to know the ins and outs of a tech startup without actually being in one.

https___open_bufferapp_com-3


Entrepreneuronfire.com
– ($298146)

Want to know how to make nearly 300K a month? Start a podcast, a kick ass podcast interviewing entrepreneurs on a daily basis and provide awesome value each time. That’s it! Well, not exactly. In just a few short years, EntrepeneurOnFire has grown and grown and just keeps on growing with its podcast and it’s own products!  John Lee Dumas is just wiping the floor with its competition!

http___www_entrepreneuronfire_com-21


Groovehq.com
– ($106131)

Groove (help desk kind of service) is another quality startup that has a great way of plotting their growth and income in timeline where you can follow just what happens! A great read and quality insight whenever a new income report or any other blog post show in my RSS-feed.

http___www_groovehq_com-95


Smartpassiveincome.com
– ($79098)

Pat Flynn might be the man when it comes to income reports. Being one of the longest running income reports Pat always deliver full transparency, sharing knowledge on how his business growing and how he’s is planning ahead.

http___www_smartpassiveincome_com-25


Wpcurve.com
– ($56321)

WordPress consultant startup WPCURVE post their monthly reports on how they grow and what challenges they face in growing their business.

http___www_wpcurve_com-34


Alittlesliceofthepie.com
– ($45134)

Daniel posts his monthly reports on how he run his Amazone and Ebay-business selling physical goods, is own and as an affiliate.  And he is doing great! What about over 45K in profits in December?

http___alittlesliceofthepie_com-1


Fatstacksblog.com
– ($37876)

Fat Stacks is actually a new one that I stumbled upon while researching for this article. But that’s beside the point, these guys/gals is really killing it, reporting over 37K in profits last month. I’ll be following it closely.

http___www_fatstacksblog_com-93


Dalepartridge.com
– ($31271)

Dale is a serial entrepreneur writing (and speaking) about his business and how you can evolve as a person. Great tips every day and a solid income report at that!

http___dalepartridge_com-2


Dollarsandroses.com
– ($29572)

Dollars and Roses are actually not a blog I have been following. But with recurring income reports and solid income they deserve a spot on this list. It’s about the trails and tribulations of getting married, so if that is something coming your way you should check their blog!

http___www_dollarsandroses_com-32


Baremetrics.Io
– ($26200)

So, final one on this list (top 10 earners at least) is Baremetrics. They are a startup offering a dashboard and analytics for your Stripe account (payment gateway). It’s another great blog on how a startup grown their business and the struggle they experience getting bigger!

http___www_baremetrics_io-96


Empireflippers.com
– ($25896)

http___www_empireflippers_com-63


Robcubbon.com
– ($21624)

http___www_robcubbon_com-72


Pinchofyum.com
– ($20751)

http___pinchofyum_com-1


Moms-Make-Money.com
– ($20747)

http___moms-make-money_com-2


Matthewwoodward.co.uk
– ($20371)

http___www_matthewwoodward_co_uk-33


Entrepreneurboost.com
– ($20326)

http___www_entrepreneurboost_com-76


Nerdynomad.com
– ($19606)

http___nerdynomad_com-5


Extrastudentloanmoney.com
– ($15000)

http___www_extrastudentloanmoney_com-55


Authoritywebsiteincome.com
– ($14056)

http___authoritywebsiteincome_com-6


Makingsenseofcents.com
– ($13673)

http___www_makingsenseofcents_com-78


Affengineer.com
– ($12645)

http___www_affengineer_com-13


Bastecklein.com
– ($11505)

http___bastecklein_com-1


Truevalhalla.com
– ($10053)

http___www_truevalhalla_com-29


Tylercruz.com
– ($9185)

http___www_tylercruz_com-67


Heronlineworld.com
– ($7007)

http___www_heronlineworld_com-90


Whileshenaps.com
– ($6534)

http___www_whileshenaps_com-65


Dumbpassiveincome.com
– ($6307)

http___www_dumbpassiveincome_com-81


Makemoneyyourway.com
– ($6177)

http___www_makemoneyyourway_com-44


Donnielaw.com
– ($5195)

http___www_donnielaw_com-6


Ratracegrad.com
– ($5151)

http___www_ratracegrad_com-31


Johnnyfd.com
– ($4839)

http___johnnyfd_com-4


Rankxl.com
– ($4118)

http___www_rankxl_com-49


Incomebully.com
– ($3528)

http___www_incomebully_com-45


Thebloggingshow.com
– ($3335)

http___www_thebloggingshow_com-1


Horkeyhandbook.com
– ($3286)

http___www_horkeyhandbook_com-7


Handmadeincome.com
– ($3277)

http___www_handmadeincome_com-39


Wedreamseo.com
– ($2832)

http___www_wedreamseo_com-16


Assetambitions.com
– ($2722)

http___assetambitions_com-9


Onlinefanatic.com
– ($2438)

http___onlinefanatic_com-5


Walldecalbusiness.com
– ($2380)

http___www_walldecalbusiness_com-86


Doseoyourself.com
– ($2258)

http___www_doseoyourself_com-64


Mytanfeet.com
– ($2249)

http___www_mytanfeet_com-60


Reinisfischer.com
– ($2029)

http___www_reinisfischer_com-56


Growthhut.com
– ($2021)

http___growthhut_com-11


Easkme.com
– ($1951)

http___easkme_com-6


Backtoherroots.com
– ($1901)

http___backtoherroots_com-7


Supermommyclub.com
– ($1841)

http___www_supermummyclub_com


Mymoneydesign.com
– ($1576)

http___www_mymoneydesign_com-35


Thechaosandtheclutter.com
– ($1505)

http___thechaosandtheclutter_com-14


Shoeaholicnomore.com
– ($1503)

http___shoeaholicnomore_com-15


Residualincomer.com
– ($1374)

http___www_residualincomer_com-85


Retiredby40Blog.com
– ($1168)

http___retiredby40blog_com-8


Appdeveloperstartup.com
– ($1157)

http___www_appdeveloperstartup_com-41


Digitalnomadwannabe.com
– ($1041)

http___www_digitalnomadwannabe_com-79


Theblogmechanic.com
– ($1032)

http___www_theblogmechanic_com-91


Blogunation.com
– ($899)

http___www_blogunation_com-53


Makemoneylessons.com
– ($854)

http___makemoneylessons_com-18


Enstinemuki.com
– ($799)

http___www_enstinemuki_com


Freelancedoodle.com
– ($769)

http___www_freelancedoodle_com-88


Ranktactics.com
– ($522)

http___www_ranktactics_com-50


Thriftyselfemployed.com
– ($517)

http___www_thriftyselfemployed_com-17


Mywifemakes.com
– ($506)

http___mywifemakes_com-9


Asweetpeachef.com
– ($448)

http___www_asweetpeachef_com-2


Daraghwalsh.com
– ($445)

http___www_daraghwalsh_com-61


My4Hrworkweek.com
– ($436)

http___www_my4hrworkweek_com-30


Lifestyleultimatum.com
– ($436)

http___www_lifestyleultimatum_com-80


Affiliatesparadise.com
– ($426)

http___www_affiliatesparadise_com-47


Smartincomedetective.com
– ($381)

http___www_smartincomedetective_com-18


It-Engelhardt.de – ($310)

http___it-engelhardt_de-10


Jessicagavin.com
– ($273)

http___jessicagavin_com-21


Nichepursuits.com
– ($231)

http___www_nichepursuits_com-84


Thewpmynt.com
– ($155)

http___www_thewpmynt_com-24


Tootsweet4Two.com
– ($151)

http___tootsweet4two_com-2


Selfmadebusinessman.com
– ($135)

http___www_selfmadebusinessman_com-82


Bloggingmypassion.com
– ($128)

http___www_bloggingmypassion_com-70


Domesticallyblissful.com
– ($91)

http___domesticallyblissful_com-12


Theblenderist.com
– ($72)

http___theblenderist_com-13


Incomevoyage.com
– ($62)

http___www_incomevoyage_com-48


Idemandsuccess.com
– ($53)

http___www_idemandsuccess_com-40


Chicandsugar.com
– ($44)

http___www_chicandsugar_com-62


Stinkykitchen.com
– ($36)

http___www_stinkykitchen_com-98


Nichecove.com
– ($34)

http___www_nichecove_com-59


Homemadehooplah.com
– ($16)

http___homemadehooplah_com-14


Clixsensesuccess.com
– ($16)


http___www_clixsensesuccess_com-12


Turndog.co – ($13)

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Frugalhack.me – ($7)

http___www_frugalhack_me-10


Olyvia.co
– ($3)

http___olyvia_co-15


Theaffiliatemarketingtutorial.com
– ($2)

http___www_theaffiliatemarketingtutorial_com-46


Myrecipebook.co.uk
– ($1)

http___www_myrecipebook_co_uk-57


Weloveminiatures.com
– ($1)

http___www_weloveminiatures_com-43


Mlmbarracks.com
– ($)

http___mlmbarracks_com-27


Hurrythefoodup.com
– (-$23)

http___hurrythefoodup_com-28


Dailyentrepreneurs.com
– (-$25)

http___www_dailyentrepreneurs_com-42


Negativetopositivenetworth.com
– (-$82)

http___negativetopositivenetworth_com-16


Chaulkytown.com
– (-$104)

http___www_chaulkytown_com-52


Restaurantcoverings.com
– (-$143)

http___www_restaurantcoverings_com-54


Carlradley.com
– (-$385)

http___www_carlradley_com-38


Onehourprofessor.com
– (-$641)

http___www_onehourprofessor_com-66


Secretlifestyleacademy.com
– (-$1466)

http___www_secretlifestyleacademy_com-5

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

  2. 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:

      Hey!

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

      /Mikael

      • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Subbu says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for including my blog in your reports.
    Subbu.

  5. 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.

  6. Chris Punke says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. Jon says:

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

  9. Charlotte says:

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

  10. 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!

    Carl

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Bharath says:

    Thanks for including my blog In. 😀

  15. 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

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

  17. 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 :)

    Cheers,
    Yaro

  18. Donnie Law says:

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

  19. 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.

  20. Dan Norris says:

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

  21. Thrilled to be included! Thank you!

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

  23. 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.

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

  25. 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

  26. 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!

  27. 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..

  28. Dave says:

    Awesome round up thanks for mentioning me!

  29. Michelle says:

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

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