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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 November of 2021. Yes, I decided to do this again!
If you’re a travel blogger looking to monetize or considering starting a travel blog and want to know how travel bloggers make money, you’ll want to read this.
It is important to note that this is how much I received in November 2021, not how much I earned. In most cases, the money you earn as a travel blogger 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?
The 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.
For example, Michelle of Making Sense of Cents inspired me to start taking blogging seriously with her income reports. I had been blogging since 2010 but didn’t know how to monetize my blog, so I decided to learn more.
Whether a blogger makes $200, $2000, or $20,000 per month, it can inspire someone out there. After featuring my first travel blogger income report last month, I was listed in a roundup of other blogger income reports, which was fun to read.
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 have multiple streams of income, and travel blogging is one of them. I also:
- Have another unrelated business (a photography business, I am no longer a photographer, but I do still run the company)
- Run a travel agency where I earn money booking trips for clients
- Additional side income streams
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.
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 It’s impossible to share an average since most bloggers do not publish their income reports.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 very much at all 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 more than doubled.
Travel blogger income report
Here is my travel blogger income report for November 2021. I also think it’s important to share some stats, so my page views for November 2021 were: 48,301
New blog posts for November 2021:
I wrote four new blog posts in November. One for Hawaii, two for Sandals, and one blog income report for last month. My goal for December is to write at least 5-6 blog posts.
- Which Sandals Resort has the best beach?
- The ultimate guide to the Road to Hana
- Which Sandals Resorts have overwater bungalows?
- How I made over $2500 in October | Travel blog income report
In November 2021, I earned money through my blog in three different ways. Ad income, sponsored content (kind of, I’ll elaborate later), 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.
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 November: $2066.05 up from $1728.02 in October.
If you’re curious how much I earned through ads in November 2021, it was over $2581.91. However, that will not be paid out until March 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 those below) and my Amazon storefront.
In November, 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 – $782.62. 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. A little bit (I’m not sure exactly how much) of what I earned this month was leftover from last month due to one of the clients paying late.
Amazon – $247.77. I earned money through direct links on my blog and my Amazon storefront. The three most popular items purchased through my website in November were:
Shareasale – $146.93. 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 – $0. 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 November: $1177.32
Other income from November: $70. This was for a sponsored link for a product that I already use and recommend.
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 costs or just include it in my monthly income report.
Total travel BLOG income for November
My total income from travel blogging from November was $3317.37. This was more than October 2021, and my best month all year (the second-best was September 2021.)
Travel is slowly but surely making a comeback, and I believe this number will keep going up.
If you enjoyed this travel blog income report, make sure to 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 November 2021. I’ll try to continue to do these monthly or at least more quarterly.
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