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How I Make Money Blogging: Income Split for June 2010

Posted By Darren Rowse 7th of July 2010 Blogging for Dollars 0 Comments

It’s that time of month again where I talk a little about the split of my own income streams in the previous month. We’re looking at June here and I’m excited to share this month’s charts because it illustrates something that I’ve been saying for the last couple of months really well – things DO vary from month to month.

In April and May we’ve seen the charts look much the same from month to month with AdSense being the #1 earner, followed by Affiliate earnings, eBook sales and Continuity programs. This month we’ve seen AdSense toppled as the #1 earner.


eBook sales dwarfed all other income streams in June – mainly because I released a Travel Photography eBook. I should note that the figures I used to calculate this graph are not total income from eBooks but just my share of them (I do a revenue share with the author of this eBook).

Continuity programs also earned just a few dollars more than AdSense this month so it was pushed down into #3 position.

Interestingly the earnings in all areas except eBook sales, continuity programs and the Job board were down on May figures. I do tend to find this happens most years in the middle of the year – probably due to a bit of a downswing in the number of people in the northern hemisphere who are getting out and enjoying good weather in comparison to the number of people inside during winter months in that part of the world.

I thought it might also be interesting to share the different income streams over the last 3 months so you can see how they each do go up and down a little from month to month.


Last month a couple of readers pointed out that the charts are a little meaningless without actual dollar figures and people were confused about whether we were talking about the different areas being in the tens, hundreds, thousands or more. I’m not going to get into specifics on this except to say that June was comfortably in the six figure zone for a month after expenses.

July will probably return to a more ‘normal’ looking month – although I do hope to launch another small eBook here on ProBlogger in the coming weeks which could lead to that segment being a little higher than in April/May (although I doubt as high as June).

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Wow, really interesting to see how your income is split, i’m hoping to be somewhere as good as this in some time..
    I’m currently making money through adsense and kontera only, hope to be making a lot more within a few months!

  2. It’s good to see that “Affiliate Marketing” ranks in your Top 3 but I’m surprised to see how successful you have been with “e-books”. Congratulations and thanks for the insight.

  3. Wow I didn’t expect you to make more from your ebook than from advertising.

  4. It’s good to rely on something other than Adsense work well

  5. This is great! Thank you for sharing! Very insightful. Nice to see it broken down like this.

  6. As always following your income split is very insightful giving a more definitive understanding to help us building a better strategy for our blogs revune sources !

  7. Hi Darren

    Notice a slight dip in your adsense income (& a very marginal dip in your affiliate).

    Would you mind sharing with us why you think that was the case?

    Thank-you in advance

  8. What are some good e-books to promote and would you suggest clickbank for these books?

  9. John Chow at Johnchow.com reveals his monthly income. He is a blogger and good one at that.

    It would be great if you did the same. Why keep us guessing? If you do not want to share that, its fine, just don’t bring bring up the subject. There are other things that can make a great content.

  10. Hi Darren,

    I love your site & how generous you are with sharing information. I was wondering: Knowing what you know now, if you had to start over from scratch, where would your initial monetization focus be?


  11. Amazing amount of income from eBooks alone. I’ve never tried to sell, or even to write an eBook, maybe because my niche is not specific enough. I’ll take more seriously the option to sell eBooks :)

  12. Easier said then done. Making money online is almost impossible for regular poeple.

  13. making money online is difficult if you work full time

  14. Can anyone suggest a good place to obtain e-books?

  15. Thanks for sharing, Darren. These graphs always interest me because I love to see if other people are experiencing the same highs and lows with certain things that I am.

    Google is back up for me, after a little dip. On the other hand, Chitika has really slacked off. It showed so much promise for a while but they’ve made a few changes and, at least in my case, they haven’t turned out well for me.

    Congrats on your e-book success – apparently e-books are so dead, after all!

  16. Just wondered Darren whether you review these on a certain timed basis ie. every 3 months to see what’s worth keeping or zeroing in on? Creating income from a blog takes time and trial and error so (other than the obvious e-books) what was your greatest trial and biggest error? Or maybe it’s just have as many income streams as possible as thats what I see in the graph!

  17. A very nice and inspirational graph Darren. Am sure you will manage more in the launch period of your new ebook. I am mostly making money by referring ebooks..

    Good luck :)

  18. I am thinking when I will reach 1% of the graph….
    However it always encourages me that yes it can be done.

  19. Thanks.. for god info Darren.. it inspired me!

  20. This is very interesting to know how useful to have multiple streams of income on your site. Each will contribute to revenue.
    Thanks Darren..

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