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Travel Blog Income Report
This travel blog income report is a report on how much I made with my blog in June 2022. I haven’t done one of these since my November travel blog income report last year, but it was requested, and I thought, why not?!
If you want to know how travel bloggers make money, this might help answer that question. I’m often asked how travel bloggers make money, and the best way for me to explain it is to show you.
It is important to note that this is how much I received in June 2022, not how much I earned. In most cases, the money you earn as a travel blogger happens weeks or even months before. I will share how much I earned in June 2022 at the bottom, but this income report is for money I received, not earned.
I count my travel blog income as money that came into my bank account for that particular month. Even though I probably earned that money weeks or months prior.
Why share an income report?
The common question is, “why on earth would you share an income report?!” The answer is that I was inspired by income reports – no matter how much they were – when I first started blogging.
For example, Michelle of Making Sense of Cents was my inspiration for taking blogging seriously. I started blogging in 2010 (for fun) but didn’t know how to monetize my blog, so I decided to learn how to do just that.
Whether a blogger makes $100, $1,000, or $10,000 per month, it can be inspiring for someone. My Florida Travel Blog made its first income in June too! It was only about $45, but you have to start somewhere! Maybe I’ll start doing travel blog income reports over there too? Who knows!
Am I a full-time travel blogger?
I have multiple income streams, and travel blogging is one of them. I am a full-time entrepreneur, but I have multiple streams of income, including:
- Another unrelated business (a photography business, I am no longer a photographer, but I do still run the company)
- Running a travel agency where I earn money booking trips for clients (this is my most significant source of income as of 2022)
- Additional side income streams such as my Florida Travel Blog
average income of a travel blogger
There are many ways to make money blogging, including brand sponsorships, ads, affiliates, social media following, and so much more.
Travel bloggers make $1 per month, and travel bloggers make over $100,000 per month. It’s impossible to share an average since most bloggers do not publish their income reports.
The truth is, most travel bloggers probably do not make much unless they’ve invested a lot of time into learning how to do it properly. I owe a lot of my success to the Stupid Simple SEO program.
After investing in that class, my page views and blog income doubled. I’ve purchased many blogging courses, and this is the only one I can say with confidence was worth the money.
Travel blogger income report
Here is my travel blogger income report for June 2022. I also think it’s important to share some stats, so my page views for June 2022 were: 77,553, up from 48,383 in May. I will share what I earned for June below because it is substantially more than what I received in June.
New blog posts for June 2022.
I wrote nine new blog posts in June, which is higher than usual, but I am also trying to create more content. I had two Sandals blog posts, one Cancun/Riviera Maya blog post, and six Hawaii blog posts.
- The best Happy Hours in Maui
- The best restaurants in Waikiki
- Kona Coffee Farm Tours
- The best restaurants in Kauai
- The Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya | Everything we know so far
- How to hold a Sandals room FOR FREE!
- The best restaurants on the Big Island
- The 40 best places to eat in Maui
- 11 Tips for Planning a Sandals Destination Wedding
In June 2022, I earned money through my blog in two different ways. Ad income, and affiliates.
I do not (currently) sell any types of products on my travel blog. I have finished some itineraries to sell but have not yet gotten them listed on my website. This is on my “to-do” list for July!
I also had some new YouTube videos in June! My YouTube channel is not monetized – yet – but that is my goal for this year! Make sure to subscribe to help me reach my goal.
You may see some of the ads on my blog. This is one way that I passively make money as a travel blogger. I wrote a post that is a Mediavine review, and although it needs updating, it shares what it means to partner with Mediavine.
I hope to partner with Mediavine for my other blog in the future too!
Total income from ads in June: $2484.23
If you’re curious how much I earned through ads in July, it was over $4053.13. However, that will not be paid out until September of 2022. This increase is due to the increase in page views. This was partially due to new blog posts and partly due to 20 things you should never do in Hawaii going viral again.
Affiliates are one of the most popular ways that travel bloggers earn money. I primarily earn affiliate income from car rentals, hotels, excursions, and travel gear on Amazon.
Affiliate income is great because even though it’s not a ton of money, it can come from all different types of transactions. For example, someone might click an affiliate link for a rental car on my blog and make a reservation.
I also earn affiliate income through Amazon through direct links (such as those below) and my Amazon storefront.
In June, I earned money through four different affiliate companies. I work with several affiliates, but some do not pay out until a certain threshold has been reached.
Discount Rental Cars – $843.98. I earn a commission through Discount Hawaii Rental Cars and Discount USA Rental Cars. However, I would recommend them even if I didn’t! They have the best prices on rental cars, and you don’t have to pay until you pick up the car. Most of my revenue through Discount Rental Cars is through cars rented in Hawaii.
Amazon – $430.48. I earned money through direct links on my blog and my Amazon storefront.
Shareasale – $205.29. The majority of my Shareasale commissions are through Viator. I am also a Travel Agent through Viator, so I make more money as a Travel Agent but have some affiliate links scattered throughout my blog.
CJ – $259.76. I have blog posts throughout my website promoting different hotels or packages. This is where most of my affiliate income comes from through CJ or Commission Junction.
Total income from affiliates in June: $1739.51
What about expenses?
As a travel blogger, I also have expenses. These expenses include domain, hosting through Siteground, Canva, Adobe, Tailwind, and many others.
If you’d like to learn more about my expenses, let me know in the comments! I can make a separate blog post for costs or include it in my monthly income report. For now, I will leave it as-is but know that running a travel blog is not free!
Total travel BLOG income for June
My total income from travel blogging in June was $4223.94. This is my highest blog income month ever! Although March and January were over $4000, June has been my best month. Although, as you can see, I earned almost this month in ads alone, the fall should be even better!
Travel is completely back, and I am trying to get more helpful content posted as often as possible.
If you enjoyed this travel blog income report, let me know in the comments!
If you have any other comments or questions, make sure to leave them down below.
Travel blogger income reports
Thanks for taking a look at my income report for June 2022. I know I haven’t been able to keep up with these income reports monthly, but I will try to do them more often, at least quarterly!
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