October Earnings Roundup

Last month I wrote about how important it is to learn from others who are already successful. Well, this month I decided to make that a little easier for you to do. Here is a roundup of all the posts I’ve found so far where bloggers listed their earnings for October. Click the dollar figure to see their details.

Shoemoney (~$30,000)

  • Direct Ad Sales: 50%
  • Affiliate: 30%
  • Other: 20%

John Chow ($23,448.59)

  • Direct Ad Sales: 50.7%
  • Affiliate: 21.9%
  • ReviewMe: 12.8%
  • Text Link Ads: 9.8%
  • Kontera: 4.2%
  • Other: 0.6%
Connected Internet ($15,179)

  • AdSense: 32.3%
  • Direct Ad Sales: 30.9%
  • Text Link Ads: 12.4%
  • Intellitxt: 11.7%
  • Other: 12.7%

The Grown Up Geek ($7,378)

  • AdSense: 43.3%
  • Subscriptions/Donations: 37.4%
  • Kontera: 15.1%
  • Affiliate: 4.2%

As you can tell, it’s still a pretty short list. (Still waiting on Yaro‘s report which will really round it out pretty nicely.) If you know of anyone else who made more than $2,000 from their blog or website last month and has published their earnings breakdown, please send it to me so I can add them to this list.

This will probably be on the homepage for awhile, too, as I’m right in the middle of a big project that won’t leave me much time for blogging. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

(And for those of you who read this far, here’s a bonus post where Caroline breaks down exactly how she made $0.00 last month. That’s right — $0.00. Read her post for the details.)


  • Thomas Sinfield

    November 6, 2007
    at 9:38 pm

    Wow some great numbers there! But it is Caroline not Catherine isn’t it?


  • Andy

    November 7, 2007
    at 3:44 am

    Everton Blair, over at Connected Internet also posts monthly roundups of his blog earnings. He made more than $15,000 this month.


    In a way, I find analysing stats over at Connected Internet more useful than analysing stats from John Chow or Shoemoney, as it shows what you can do to make money from a blog that is slightly outside the overheated ‘making money online’ niche.


  • Caroline Middlebrook

    November 7, 2007
    at 6:45 am

    It’s Caroline, not Catharine, but thanks for the link hehe!


  • Shane

    November 7, 2007
    at 10:12 am

    Could I convince you that it was an intentional link bait attempt? Nah, I didn’t think so.

    It’s fixed now :blush:

    (And, Thomas, thanks for being the first to let me know!)


  • Shane

    November 7, 2007
    at 10:21 am

    Thanks for the link to Connected Internet, Andy! I’ve added those stats now.


  • Paula

    November 8, 2007
    at 2:46 pm

    Great post, Shane.

    I love blogger income lists!


  • RSS Xplosion

    November 11, 2007
    at 6:18 am

    Wow, those are some truly inspiring incomes there…

    Maybe one day :p


  • vincent lecluse

    November 15, 2007
    at 7:35 am

    I would like to achieve the same as johnchow 🙂