Income Reports

How I Made $702 My Second Month Blogging

I’m a girl with big dreams.

When I was working in an office two years ago, I knew something was missing. I had all these ideas and aspirations of what I wanted to do with my life but instead, I was stuck in a 9 to 5 grind.

So, I quit.

I taught myself how to make money online and the income started rolling in quicker than I ever expected.

What can I say? I like to keep my fingers in different pots.

Whether it’s freelance writing, offering gigs on Fiverr, teaching English online or being a virtual assistant – I am always up for trying out online side hustles.

So, when I realized that you could make money blogging… well, I had to give it a shot.

And don’t get me wrong, I didn’t start blogging with the sole purpose of making money. I’ve always loved writing. Like, when I used to write short stories on LiveJournal as a teenager… the cringe is real guys.

But as it turned out, I was able to make $210 in my first month of blogging! I proved to myself that blogging can indeed be a successful side hustle, even with little traffic.

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I continued to work hard over the last month and much to my own surprise, I was able to make $702 in my second month of blogging.

Let me break it down for you.


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Blog Traffic Breakdown

Before we start crunching numbers, I want to talk about my blog traffic for a minute. Because in order for you to fully understand how I made money blogging this month, I think it’s important for you to know how many people actually visited my blog.

My post popular posts in July:

I had a total of 4,662 page views on my blog this month.

The majority of this came from Pinterest and Facebook, which brought in a combined total of 3,118 views. And, the rest came mostly from search engines and Twitter.

Blog Income Breakdown

In a similar fashion to June, I mostly focused on affiliate marketing this month. And, I was able to earn a total of $577.20 from affiliate marketing alone. Plus another $125 through my services!

Let’s take a closer look:

  • Airbnb: $0 | I’m a huge supporter of Airbnb. You can read this post to learn more about how I actually live in Airbnb apartments full-time. In July, 3 people signed up for Airbnb using my referral link, which will give them $50 off their first trip! If and when they complete their first trip, I will receive a $25 credit.
  • Awin: $180* | This is an affiliate network that connects bloggers to various companies. It costs $5 to join, but you get it back after you make your first commission. I had 6 people sign up through my Awin referral link this month and after they make their first commission, I’ll receive $30 per person. Since I technically didn’t make any money from Awin this month, I did not include this amount in my monthly income total.
  • Bluehost: $455 | This is the company that I use to host my blog and overall, I’ve had a great experience with them. They offer 24/7 live chat and are always sending me freebies – like, I just got a free security upgrade yesterday! In July, I had 6 people sign up for Bluehost using my referral link.
  • $0 | I’ve included several links to this popular travel accommodation website in my posts like 7 Stunning Small Towns in Poland. Although I’ve seen a lot of clicks, no one has made a booking yet.
  • Ebates: $50 | I have a confession. I’m a total Ebates addict guys. You can use it to shop at your favourite websites and earn cash back on your purchases. I had 9 people signed up for Ebates through my link and 2 of them made a purchase of over $25. Normally this would earn me $10 but, Ebates is running a referral bonus period, which gave me an extra $40!
  • Fiverr: $30 | Selling services on Fiverr has been my most successful side hustle by a landslide. I’ve talked about the benefits of Fiverr (like scoring awesome logos for $5) in a few of my posts and two people have bought services on Fiverr, earning me $30 this month.
  • Freshbooks: $5 | This is my one-stop shop for everything related to my blogging services. It lets me track my time, create invoices, manage expenses and bill my clients. It even lets me accept credit card payments! I mentioned Freshbooks on my resources page and earned a $5 affiliate bonus.
  • Grammarly: $25 | As a freelance writer, Grammarly is pretty much a necessity. It ensures that everything you write online is clear and mistake-free. I talked about the benefits of Grammarly on my resources page and earned a $25 affiliate bonus.
  • Linqia: $10 | I signed up for this influencer network that connects bloggers to brands and although I haven’t participated in any campaigns, two people signed up for Linqia through my link, earning me $10.
  • Mailerlite: $0 | I made the switch from MailChimp to Mailerlite this month and honestly, I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Two people signed up for Mailerlite through my link but have not made any upgrades yet.
  • TrustedHousesitters: $0 | This is one of my best travel secrets! You can sign up to be a house/pet sitter and in exchange, you get free accommodation – it’s that simple. Although no one has signed up through my link yet, I’m happy to keep promoting something I love using.
  • Services: $125 | As per the request of several readers, I began offering blogging services this month. That’s right folks! I now offer blog audits, blog set-ups, blog coaching, Pinterest assistance, freelance writing – and more. You can learn all about it by checking out my services page here.

Total Income for July: $702

Or, $872 Canadian Dollars!

Pretty awesome, right?!

Blog Expenses Breakdown

As I mentioned in my last income report, I technically started this blog two years ago. And I paid upfront for a 36-month hosting plan. So, I didn’t have very many expenses this month.

  • Tailwind: $119 | I bit the bullet and purchased an annual Tailwind plan. I mean, I’ll pay just about anything to put my Pinterest on autopilot! Pinterest was my best source of traffic for the second month in a row. You can read all about it in my Pinterest strategy guide. And you can get a free month of Tailwind by signing up through my referral link.
  • Office Supplies: $30 | If we want to get really technical, I did purchase some office supplies this month in relation to my blog. I bought a whiteboard to help visualize all of my ideas, an agenda to help me track my schedule along with washi tape and bristol boards for styled stock photos – speaking of which…

July Achievements

  • Social Media Growth | I spent a lot of time on social media this month. And I saw a huge increase in my traffic. Here is a breakdown of my social media growth in comparison to last month:
    • Facebook page likes: 242 to 595
    • Twitter followers: 957 to 1,432
    • Instagram followers: 3,011 to 3,612
    • Pinterest followers: 305 to 462
  • Resources Page | I rounded together a list of my favourite blogging tools on my resources page. I personally love reading resource pages from other bloggers, because it gives me a behind-the-scenes look at their blog!
  • Email List Growth | I offer a “Secret Library” incentive to those who sign up for my email list. The Secret Library is full of freebies like blogging printables, worksheets, lists of the best Pinterest group boards and I just added a new feature – styled stock photos. I am SO proud of the email list growth I experienced this month.

Goals for August

  • Write More Content | I’m kind of ashamed to say that I didn’t write much content this month. In fact, I only wrote two blog posts! That’s not to say my time wasn’t spent productively, I certainly worked on other aspects on my blog but, next month I want to write more content!
  • Connect With More People | I spend a lot of time reading other blogs and next month I want to make a concise effort to actually connect with the awesome people who write them.
  • Start a Facebook Group | Full disclosure, this was one of my goals from last month. And although I technically started a Facebook group in July, I haven’t promoted it anywhere and there’s literally no one in it. In August, I want to start promoting this group and gather together a group of awesome entrepreneurs! Join my Facebook group here!

That concludes my second income report. I hope you enjoyed reading about my journey so far and how I made money blogging this month!

If you feel inspired to start your own blog, check out this guide. I can teach you how to set it all up, write great content and make money from any niche. If you have any questions along the way, don’t be afraid to send me an email.

And let’s talk in the comments! How do you monetize your blog?


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  • Josy | Glitter to Gold

    Maya, that is an awesome progress! This is so encouraging and I love that you’re willing to share your income reports with us! Can’t wait to see the next month! Keep up the good work!

    August 1, 2017 at 12:12 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Josy, that’s so nice of you! I LOVE reading other income reports and find them really inspiring. So it only seems right that I make them for more people 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 14:49 Reply
  • Nilushi Rathnaweera

    Love your post. keep book mark also

    August 1, 2017 at 12:28 Reply
    • Maya

      Thank you Nilushi!

      August 1, 2017 at 14:49 Reply
      • Gaby

        Hello Maya, do you have to sign up with these companies to get paid for the clicks to their links?

        January 23, 2020 at 12:34 Reply
  • Liss

    This is an awesome post! Super helpful for a newbie blogger like myself, thank you so much!

    August 1, 2017 at 14:10 Reply
    • Maya

      I am SO happy that you found it helpful Liss!

      August 1, 2017 at 14:56 Reply
  • Kaylie Benited

    This is great for all of us newbie bloggers, thank you! Keep it up!

    August 1, 2017 at 14:10 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Kaylie!

      August 1, 2017 at 14:55 Reply
  • Elise Cohen Ho

    You did a great job. From what it sounds as if you are well on your way to increasing your income again this month.

    August 1, 2017 at 14:34 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks for the words of encouragement Elise! It’s not all about the money, but it sure is nice. 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 14:50 Reply
  • hal

    that’s amazing – good for you! in no time at all you’re going to be a blogging mogul!

    August 1, 2017 at 14:36 Reply
    • Maya

      Haha I appreciate that Hal!

      August 1, 2017 at 14:51 Reply
  • Nicole Stone

    Love this post! It is so inspiring. I just quit my blog to freelance and write full-time, so this is encouraging! Thanks for sharing.

    August 1, 2017 at 14:43 Reply
    • Maya

      Congratulations Nicole! That is so exciting. Checking out your blog now.. can’t wait to keep up with your adventure! 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 14:52 Reply
  • Belle

    That is amazing! Keep up the great work!


    August 1, 2017 at 15:05 Reply
    • Maya

      Thank you Belle!

      August 1, 2017 at 17:05 Reply
  • Dymond

    Must be nice to see so much growth!

    August 1, 2017 at 15:06 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Dymond. It’s definitely encouraging!

      August 1, 2017 at 16:57 Reply
  • Cait

    You are doin SUCH a great job girl! so proud of you- it takes a lot and you’re just kicking butt! cant wait to keep reading more about your awesome blog and all your accomplishments!

    August 1, 2017 at 15:20 Reply
    • Maya

      Ahh Cait, thank you so much! That’s really nice to hear coming from you. Can’t wait for us to build our blogs together 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 17:00 Reply
  • Nadia

    Congrats! You’ve made such great progress 🙂 Hopefully I make some similar progress 🙂

    August 1, 2017 at 16:12 Reply
    • Maya

      Nadia, you totally got this.

      August 1, 2017 at 17:00 Reply
  • Roxsanne

    Great post. I’d never thought of an affiliate link with my hosting site! Great blog, insightful and honest.

    August 1, 2017 at 16:34 Reply
    • Maya

      Roxasanne, thank you! I really enjoy teaching others how to start blogging, so it only made sense that I promote my hosting site too! 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 17:01 Reply
  • Skye

    Thanks for this report! So inspiring as a new blogger! Thanks for the idea of offering services, I think that’s great that your helping other blogger’s by doing that!

    August 1, 2017 at 16:36 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Skye!

      August 1, 2017 at 17:04 Reply
  • Sophia Inza

    Thanks for sharing this! I read a lot of income reports, but yours really stood out to me! So encouraging 🙂
    I made a total of .60 in affiliate marketing in July hahaha but I was SO excited about it, since it was my first sale! I also made $3.63 in ads. Writing down August goals right now! 🙂
    I also sent you a request to join your FB group 😉

    August 1, 2017 at 16:55 Reply
    • Maya

      Congratulations on your first sale! Honestly, I get excited by every little number too. Ahh thanks for joining the group! Can’t wait to keep up with you.. your blog is beautiful by the way! 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 17:04 Reply
  • Joan Cajic

    This is so good I’m happy for you, it gives me motivation to know that hard work pays. Thank you for sharing.

    August 1, 2017 at 17:35 Reply
    • Maya

      Aw Joan thank you so much!

      August 1, 2017 at 19:20 Reply
  • Chelsea

    That’s super impressive for your second month! Good for you!

    August 1, 2017 at 18:23 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Chelsea!

      August 1, 2017 at 19:21 Reply
  • Kristen

    Sounds like you’re killing it, girl!! Good for you! I’m coming up to a year I’ve blogging and I’ve made just about $0 (if you don’t include a few recent product reviews)… I don’t know how you’ve done it, but you’re certainly on a roll!!! Best of luck to ya, friend!

    August 1, 2017 at 19:17 Reply
    • Maya

      Kristen, thanks so much! Honestly, I spent a lot of time researching affiliate marketing strategies. But I would definitely like to get into sponsored posts soon!

      August 1, 2017 at 19:22 Reply
  • Heather

    Awesome job! I have starting a Facebook Group on my to do list too! 🙂 I haven’t made any money yet from my blog but I really enjoy it and right now that is enough for me.

    August 1, 2017 at 19:18 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Heather! I think enjoying the process of blogging is a whole lot more important than making money. Keep doing you!!

      August 1, 2017 at 21:53 Reply
  • Denisse | Le Petit Eats

    Really cool that you’re sharing your growth and strategies right from the beginning. Everything you’re doing seems very researched and intentional which I think is awesome!

    August 1, 2017 at 19:32 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Denise! I like to be as transparent as possible. There was definitely a lot of research involved, but it seems to be paying off!

      August 1, 2017 at 21:54 Reply
  • Kari

    Great work! It takes a lot of work to gain income from so many sites. Keep it up!

    August 1, 2017 at 20:36 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Kari! Organization is key with that many sources of income!

      August 1, 2017 at 21:55 Reply
  • Gabrielle

    I love this!

    So I’ve tried to sign up for AWINS but I never got anything back from them.. not even an email. Is it exclusive? Or maybe I just had the wrong link…

    August 1, 2017 at 20:38 Reply
    • Maya

      Hmm.. that seems strange. It’s not exclusive, so maybe try signing up again! If you visit – it should take you straight there!

      August 1, 2017 at 21:57 Reply
  • Willow

    Good for you! I make most of money from blogging through ads, which can take a lot longer to get to where you want to be. I have made some money through affiliate links, but not enough to live on.

    August 1, 2017 at 20:40 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Willow! I just started to implement ads, hopefully I see some income from that soon. And making money with a blog is a slow process, but very rewarding!

      August 1, 2017 at 21:57 Reply
  • LeeAnn | My Veteran Woman Life

    This is awesome! I love these REAL stories that aren’t over the top “I made 5K my first month….” stories. It gives hope to newbies that there is the possibility of making money from blogging. Great job!

    August 1, 2017 at 21:20 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much LeeAnn! Your comment means a lot. I want to be as transparent as possible with my audience. Because making money with your blog is totally possible even with little traffic! 🙂

      August 1, 2017 at 22:21 Reply
  • Michael @ Super Millennial

    Great job, keep it up! Love to see other bloggers making $ online!

    August 1, 2017 at 22:13 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Michael!

      August 1, 2017 at 23:39 Reply
  • Tricia Murdock | Chocolate Musings

    Good for you! This is a great, informative post that provides lots of ideas!

    August 2, 2017 at 01:33 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Tricia!

      August 2, 2017 at 01:38 Reply
  • Autum

    Def cannot wait to make some money from my blog!!

    August 2, 2017 at 01:36 Reply
    • Maya

      It’s a pretty great feeling Autum. Your blog is on the right track so far – looks awesome!

      August 2, 2017 at 01:39 Reply
  • Laila

    This was amazing and so informative to read! You must be really dedicated if it’s only your second month blogging! This makes me very hopeful for my future in monetizing my blog!

    August 2, 2017 at 01:43 Reply
    • Maya

      Yay thanks Laila! I am definitely dedicated to the blog. It helps that I work online normally, so I can always manage to find some time to work on it.

      August 2, 2017 at 02:01 Reply
  • Jenny

    I’ve never heard of Awin. I’ll have to check it out.

    August 2, 2017 at 02:22 Reply
    • Maya

      Definitely check it out Jenny!

      August 2, 2017 at 13:21 Reply
  • Cory @ Growing Dollars From


    That’s some nice extra cash in only your second month of blogging. I remember when I made my first affiliate sale and it felt awesome. Blogging is truly a great way to earn some extra money.

    Congrats Maya!

    August 2, 2017 at 06:02 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Cory! It has proven to be a very rewarding side hustle! 🙂

      August 2, 2017 at 11:28 Reply
  • Adrienne James

    This is so interesting! I am always curious to see how other bloggers make money and market their blog because there are so many different strategies! Thanks for sharing!

    August 2, 2017 at 11:33 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Adrienne! Totally agree. Every blogger has their own strategy!

      August 2, 2017 at 13:18 Reply
  • Nicol Living

    Great progress and great advice. Your guide is very helpful for new bloggers like me. Thank you.

    August 2, 2017 at 11:49 Reply
    • Maya

      Thank you Nicol!

      August 2, 2017 at 13:18 Reply
  • Shauna Walker | shaunacoleman

    Wow! Seems like a lot to promote. How do you promote so much stuff at one time? I have 3 courses, my hosting company, and one other thing and I get overwhelmed and don’t get to them all. How do you do it?

    August 2, 2017 at 13:04 Reply
    • Maya

      I hear ya Shauna. Organization is key here. When I come up with a blog post idea, I’ll write down which companies I think would be a good fit for the post. And then I refer to the list whilst writing!

      August 2, 2017 at 13:20 Reply
  • Katy

    Wow. That’s really impressive for your second month of blogging. Way to hustle. I remember when I first started 8 years ago there wasn’t money to be had, but it’s exciting to see all the various ways to monetize what we do for fun.

    August 2, 2017 at 13:44 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Katy! It’s a very rewarding side hustle, that’s for sure!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:05 Reply
  • Amanda

    How encouraging to read! Great job doing so well! Thank you for sharing and helping others see how they can make a little extra!

    August 2, 2017 at 13:59 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Amanda!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:06 Reply
  • Bryant

    Congratulations. Seems like you are doing awesome. I am hoping to be able to start growing my traffic and my social media accounts and hopefully will be able to start making some money soon.

    August 2, 2017 at 14:11 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Bryant! Absolutely. You don’t need crazy amounts of traffic to monetize, but it definitely helps to have some!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:07 Reply
  • Kate

    Wow! This is crazy impressive! Love how diversified your outlets are!

    August 2, 2017 at 14:21 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Kate!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:07 Reply
  • Natasha

    That’s amazing! I can’t wait to start seeing my work pay off like this! Thank you for sharing!

    August 2, 2017 at 14:50 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Natasha! Crossing my fingers it happens soon for you!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:08 Reply
  • Cheyanne

    Great post! It’s very inspiring to see how much you could make so early on! Keep it up 🙂

    August 2, 2017 at 15:05 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Cheyanne!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:08 Reply
  • Sophia

    This is amazing! Well done you! And thanks for the hints and tips, I’ll be trying out a few of these for myself.

    Sophia x

    August 2, 2017 at 16:48 Reply
    • Maya

      Sophia that makes me so happy to read! Let me know how it works out.

      August 2, 2017 at 20:08 Reply
  • Jenny

    That is so amazing! Well done, I must get some affiliated links for my posts

    August 2, 2017 at 17:48 Reply
  • Roxy

    I only recently got serious about blogging last month so I love seeing people’s income reports! Helps give me an idea on what I can do!

    August 2, 2017 at 18:45 Reply
    • Maya

      I feel the same way Roxy! When I first started, reading other income reports was a big inspiration!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:10 Reply
  • Dee

    I just learned a lot! great list of resources I wasn’t aware of!

    August 2, 2017 at 18:48 Reply
    • Maya

      Awesome Dee!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:10 Reply
  • Melinda

    I am so excited to implement these things! Also can we just be blogging friends?!?! haha Great Job!

    August 2, 2017 at 19:10 Reply
    • Maya

      Uh, obviously! Haha just added you to Instagram – can’t wait to keep up with you 🙂

      August 2, 2017 at 20:26 Reply
  • Lisa

    Impressive! I’ve been going at it for 6 months and haven’t earned a penny! Well my adsense says $.05 but I can’t get pinterest to work for me at all!!

    August 2, 2017 at 19:12 Reply
    • Maya

      Pinterest can be a tough code to crack! You should definitely check out my Pinterest strategy guide though – it’s worked well for me so far 🙂

      August 2, 2017 at 20:26 Reply
  • Bria | Tendril Wild Blog

    These types of posts are so interesting, Maya! I love getting a little glimpse into the “behind-the-scenes” action into other bloggers’ lives. 🙂
    Looks like you totally crushed your goals this month, girl – congrats!

    I almost tripled my page views from last month, so that was a HUGE achievement for me.

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    August 2, 2017 at 20:06 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Bria! That’s awesome about your traffic – you go girl!

      August 3, 2017 at 03:23 Reply
  • Asha

    You’ve got some GREAT tips! I’m hoping to start monetizing my blog over the next few months, and I can definitely see myself coming back to this post for ideas!

    August 2, 2017 at 20:44 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Asha! Can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

      August 3, 2017 at 03:24 Reply
  • Kristin

    That’s great! Your posts look really good and thought out, with great images. Did you learn and put a lot of this together before launching your blog?

    August 2, 2017 at 21:40 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Kristin! I’ve been a freelance writer for a couple of years and I definitely had some knowledge of blogging before I started.

      August 3, 2017 at 03:24 Reply
  • Jenn

    This was so interesting! I learned a great deal from your progress, and I’m going to get to work on the affiliate side of blogging. Great post!

    August 2, 2017 at 22:04 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Jenn! Can’t wait to see where affiliate marketing takes you!

      August 3, 2017 at 03:26 Reply
  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome

    WOW – this is incredible process! It’s really helpful to read about this progress so early on – thank you for sharing 🙂

    August 2, 2017 at 23:02 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Paula!

      August 3, 2017 at 03:25 Reply
  • Nancy

    Great information Maya, i truly appreciate this. Now following you on Instagram and Pinterest.

    August 2, 2017 at 23:34 Reply
    • Maya

      Awesome! Thanks for following Nancy 🙂

      August 3, 2017 at 03:25 Reply
  • Erin Sturm

    I love your hustle, Maya! Great work.

    August 3, 2017 at 01:10 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Erin! 🙂

      August 3, 2017 at 03:26 Reply
  • Hannah Palamara

    That’s an awesome accomplishment! Congrats

    August 3, 2017 at 04:13 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Hannah!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:16 Reply
  • Claire

    Wow that’s amazing! Congrats! I am still trying to make money from affiliate sales, but haven’t reached the threshold. Hopefully I do soon. 🙂

    August 3, 2017 at 06:53 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Claire! You’ll get there soon girl.

      August 3, 2017 at 20:17 Reply
  • kayla

    This is so inspiring!!! I took a lot of notes and cannot wait to start using your tips!!!

    August 3, 2017 at 08:32 Reply
    • Maya

      That makes me so happy to read Kayla!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:17 Reply
  • Antonia

    What an awesome post! That’s great for onsly your second month of blogging and was super helpful for a newbie like me!

    August 3, 2017 at 13:37 Reply
    • Maya

      Awesome, glad to hear it Antonia!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:18 Reply
  • Nadalie

    Such an awesome month Maya! Thanks so much for breaking it down, it’s really helpful to see the path you’re on. Keep up the awesome work!

    August 3, 2017 at 14:10 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Nadalie!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:18 Reply
  • Suzanne

    Great information! I’m new to blogging and this is very helpful to get started on the right track!

    August 3, 2017 at 15:13 Reply
    • Maya

      Good luck Suzanne!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:18 Reply
  • Kristen

    Thank you for breaking down how you made money with blogging. I love blogging but had no idea how to make money since I don’t have a business or sell anything. Thanks for listing the different ways you did it. I will be looking into them more 🙂

    August 3, 2017 at 18:59 Reply
    • Maya

      That’s awesome Kristen! If you ever have any questions, just let me know 🙂

      August 3, 2017 at 20:19 Reply
  • Kristen Jones

    So awesome girly! Those are some really great stats for your second month of blogging! Can’t wait to see where blogging takes ya!

    August 3, 2017 at 19:50 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Kristen!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:19 Reply
  • Carly

    This is very inspiring! I am all about the side hustle as well. I really want to monetize my blog but haven’t had any luck so far. Thank you for this!

    August 3, 2017 at 19:56 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Carly!

      August 3, 2017 at 20:19 Reply
  • Chevelle

    This is so encouraging for someone starting out. You gave me a little boost today! Thank you.

    August 3, 2017 at 20:49 Reply
  • Whitney

    I’ve heard so many things about Awin! I’m thinking about signing up but I haven’t decided yet!

    August 4, 2017 at 00:48 Reply
  • Candy

    Great job. I’m happy to meet a fellow freelance writer. My specialty is ghosting. You’ve had a terrific month and I hope you many more successes.

    August 4, 2017 at 02:47 Reply
  • moumita

    All the income reports gives me the energy to carry on with my work

    August 4, 2017 at 08:32 Reply
  • Brittani | Coffee Toddlers & Chaos

    That’s really great! Good Job!

    August 4, 2017 at 10:45 Reply
  • Denise I Digital Nomad Soul

    Holy…! In your second month of blogging! That’s amazing. Congrats, Maya! And thanks so much for the breakdown. It’s very helpful to see (and I think I need to start using Bluehost affiliate links 😉

    August 5, 2017 at 20:37 Reply
  • Kristel Miley

    I absolutely love this article! I have bookmarked it, starred it, and left it open in my tabs over the span of a couple days. You listed some really awesome resources in here that I can’t wait to try! Thank you so much for sharing–this has been so helpful. 🙂

    August 6, 2017 at 20:48 Reply
  • Rochelle

    That’s pretty amazing. I wish I’d been that knowledgable about how to drive income for my blog when I first started!

    August 7, 2017 at 19:58 Reply
  • Daniella

    I have read several of your posts and really enjoyed reading all your super useful information. Just started my blog yesterday and will hopefully launch Monday! I’m very excited and reading your posts is motivating me more!

    August 13, 2017 at 04:23 Reply
    • Maya

      Daniella this makes me so happy to read! Congrats on starting your blog. I hope everything is all set for your launch. If you ever have any questions, just let me know! 🙂

      August 13, 2017 at 19:49 Reply
  • Doug

    Congratulations Maya! It’s very impressive how fast your blog is growing. It gives a newbie like me motivation. Keep the momentum going. I have read several of your posts and found them very helpful to me. I am just in the process of launching my blog.

    August 15, 2017 at 22:34 Reply
  • Evan

    Hi there! When starting your blog, how many posts did you have before you went live? ?

    October 9, 2017 at 21:48 Reply
    • Maya

      Great question Evan! You should try to have at least 5 posts up before launching!

      Definitely read this blog post that explains 13 things you NEED to do before launching:

      And if you have any questions, just let me know! 🙂

      October 11, 2017 at 15:09 Reply
  • Jaswinder Kaur

    Maya really your progress is impressive that is good amount of money, which you made in your second month of blogging!
    And your blog design is good.

    November 16, 2017 at 19:36 Reply
  • Alana

    I found you guess where…on Pinterest! Thanks for all the great information!

    January 2, 2018 at 04:04 Reply
    • Maya

      Haha that’s awesome Alana! Thanks for reading! 🙂

      January 2, 2018 at 11:15 Reply
  • Serena

    Glad you are successful, so far I am 5 months into blogging, getting a few hundred visitor daily not much. But no one want to accept me in their affiliate programe, says too little traffic. I will wait a while more and retry. Doing it for fun right now.

    March 15, 2018 at 23:33 Reply
  • Amoy

    Wow girl, you are on fire

    September 11, 2018 at 21:19 Reply
  • Phoebe

    Wow just started my blogging journey again and this has megga inspired me to make January the first month of making some money! Thank you for your awesome transparency

    January 2, 2020 at 07:04 Reply
  • Newton

    I love your strategies and your growth so far

    September 8, 2020 at 08:16 Reply
  • Isadora

    Thanks for sharing this!! I’m new at blogging and learning as much as possible. You’ve just inspired me to keep on the hard work!!
    Big hug from Mexico!

    September 11, 2020 at 17:39 Reply
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