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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 October of 2021. If you’re a travel blogger looking to monetize or considering starting a travel blog and want to know how travel bloggers make money, check it out!
It is important to note that this is how much I made, not how much I earned. In most cases, the money you earn happens weeks or even months before.
I count my travel blogger 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?
A common question is, “why on earth would you share an income report?!” The answer is that I was very inspired by income reports – no matter how much they were – when I first started blogging.
Whether a blogger makes $200, $2000, or $20,000 per month, it can inspire someone out there.
Am I a full-time travel blogger?
It’s important to note that while I’m a full-time entrepreneur (meaning I work entirely for myself), travel blogging is just one piece of the puzzle. I am all about having multiple streams of income, and travel blogging is one of mine. I also:
- Have another unrelated business
- Run a travel agency where I make money booking trips for clients
- Additional side hustles
What’s the average income of a travel blogger?
This is a tricky question to answer, and there are many factors, including traffic, brand sponsorships, ads, affiliates, social media following, and so much more.
There are travel bloggers making $1 per month and travel bloggers making $1,000,000 per month. It’s impossible to share an average since most bloggers do not publish their income reports.
Travel blogger income report
Here is my travel blogger income report for October 2021. I also think it’s important to share some stats, so my page views for October 2021 were: 51,990.
In October 2021, 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. Selling products such as itineraries, e-books, or guides is another way travel bloggers make money. Someday I will work on this, but it’s not something that I am doing right now.
I occasionally work with brands through my travel blog, but I am very picky about who I work with. I did not do any brand or sponsored deals in October 2021.
You may see some of the ads on my blog. This is one way that I passively make money as a travel blogger. I am a Mediavine travel blogger. I wrote a post that is a Mediavine review, and although it needs to be updated with current numbers, you can check it out for a full review of my experience working with Mediavine.
Total income from ads in October: $1728.02
If you’re curious how much I earned through ads in October 2021, it was over $2300. However, that will not be paid out until February 2022.
Affiliates are one of the most popular ways that travel bloggers earn money. I only recommend products or services that I believe in.
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 the ones below) and through my Amazon storefront.
In October, 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 – $519.07. 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.
Amazon – $221.46. I earned money through direct links on my blog and through my Amazon storefront. The three most popular items purchased through my website in October were:
Shareasale – $69.07. 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 – $57.99. I have blog posts throughout my website promoting different hotels or packages. This is where most of my affiliate income comes from through CJ (Commission Junction.)
Total income from affiliates in October: $867.59
What about expenses?
If you’d like to learn more about my expenses, let me know in the comments! I can make a separate blog post for expenses or just include it in my monthly income report.
Total travel agent income for October
My total income from travel blogging from October was $2595.61. This was slightly less than the month before but was my second best month all year.
Travel is slowly but surely making a comeback, and I believe that this number will keep going up.
If you enjoyed this travel blog income report, make sure to let me know in the comments!
This is the first blog income report I’ve done in years. The last time I did one of these, I had only made about $300 on my blog, and that was before it was a travel blog.
If you have any other comments or questions, make sure to leave them down below. I’ve also created a video version of this travel blog income report and sharing it soon.
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Travel blogger income reports
Thanks for taking a look at my income report for October 2021. I’ll try to continue to do these monthly, or at least more often if it’s something that everyone would like to see!
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