Earnings Report: Here's How I Made $8,871.03 from Blogging in May 2019


Earnings Report: Here's How I Made $8,871.03 from Blogging in May 2019

This is Steve (and Amanda!) from ivetriedthat and I want to first welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate is a community designed to get you from knowing nothing about running a website to hitting income levels shown below.

And you're inside the member's area (for free! There is no cost to be here right now) and you can follow along the exact training I used to build a website that generates over $100,000 per year.

A quick note:

I do make money from recommending Wealthy Affiliate; HOWEVER, that money is NOT included in any of the earnings displayed below.

I want you to see what’s ACTUALLY POSSIBLE when you start your own website and not show off how much money I make getting people to sign up for this service.

If you have any questions about anything at all, pop into the comments at the end of the article and I will personally answer them myself.

Now let's get to the good stuff.

Here's How I Made $8,871.03 Last Month

I focus on three primary ways of generating revenue through my website all of which are taught here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Just by creating a free account to read this report, you've already been given the tools and training to accomplish everything that I have below.

Here's how my website makes money...

  1. Display ads: ads/banners on my site
  2. Cost-per-action (CPA) ads: recommendations for free sites like surveys
  3. Affiliate marketing: selling someone else's service for a commission

More importantly, my website is working for me 24/7. It's always running in the background earning money.

If your goal in life is learn how to make a passive income to achieve financial independence, there is no better way than starting your own website.

Let's dive into more detail...

1. Display Advertising: $3091.03

These are the ads you may have noticed on my sidebar, and within the content of my posts.

Display advertising is my absolute favorite way to make money, because I literally don’t have to do anything other than write.

I hit publish, my posts get ranked in the search engines, people visit, I make money.

Best of all, pages can stay ranked for YEARS. Meaning work I do today can make me money over the next several years.

Income from display advertising is as passive as it gets.

Here’s how much I made last month from ads alone:

2. Cost-Per-Action (CPA) Income: $1,509.00

My cost-per-action (CPA) income is my fastest growing income pool.

CPA earnings require slightly more work than display ads.

Basically, CPA programs pay out when a visitor enters in their name and email to sign up for a free service like a survey company.

Just imagine getting paid 50 cents every time someone clicks on a link on your website. It's entirely possible.

Just look below:

These are just some of my top earners. I made around an additional $200 from other ad networks that I didn't include here.

Affiliate Marketing: $4,271.00

Affiliate marketing is one of the more challenging ways to make money, but it's also the most lucrative.

You make money by recommending a product or service and you receive a commission when someone makes a purchase.

For example, have you ever read a product review on a website and seen a link that says "Click here to see the price at Amazon.com!" That link is an example of an affiliate link. When you click on that link, then buy something at Amazon, the owner of the website gets a commission.

It's mostly challenging because it requires your visitors to purchase something.

Again, I didn't include all of my earnings here. There is at least another $500 in affiliate commissions that I received last month.

My grand total comes in at $8,871.03 for May.

Not a bad month at all!

And all of this comes from just one website.

While the money is nice...

More importantly, my website grants me the freedom to live my life the way *I* want to.

One of my life goals was to never have to work for someone else.

It never made sense to me that I have to spend my time making someone else rich while being confined to a 60 hour work week.

I want to live my life how I see fit and to me that means traveling the world as much as possible.

I'm writing this post in June 2019 and so far this year, my wife Amanda, my 1.5 year old son Vincent, and I have been to...

Los Angeles in Feburary

Maui, Hawaii in March

San Diego in March

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia in April

Austin, Texas in April

5-Day Caribbean Cruise in May

Any one of those trips would have cost us an entire year's worth of vacation at a typical job. We're not even halfway through the year and we've traveled more than most people do in 5.

Plus, we have even more trips lined up!

The best part is, I can work on my website from ANYWHERE.

We stayed on Maui for 3 weeks, check out what my office looked like while we were there:

Imagine rolling out of bed and "having to go to work" to that view.

Yeah! It's awesome. We go to Maui every year to escape the winters in Pittsburgh.

There were days where I did no work at all, but my website still worked in the background for me.

Like I said, I get to the live the life I always envisioned.

Ready to start building your very own income generating website?

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Best of all, you have a community of tens of thousands of people here to help. You'll find absolute beginners, wildly successful website owners, and every one in between. No matter what your experience level is, you'll fit in just fine.

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PS. Any questions, comments, concerns? Just want to say hi? Leave a comment below and I will respond to you personally ASAP.

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Recent Comments


I can see what I want in my mind and that's what has been motivating. What you have shared is more motivation. I appreciate it.

I’m motivated I’m new i will learn a lot here

Thanks Steve. I’ve read some of your training this morning and I really like your style, passion and sincerity. I am new to WA and am spending lots of time trying to learn. All of this is so very new to me. I might be calling on you in the future for some help. I’m in this for the long haul and am willing to work hard.

Hello Steve,

Thank you for a very inspiring and encouraging blog post, it's always good to hear a success story! It is wonderful that through the Wealthy Affiliate training you have came so far and that you can give your family a great life.

It never fails to amaze me what can be achieved online, there are opportunities online all around us.

Have a great day.


This is so great....one day I hope to get there...where do you get into the CPA income part of it?

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for the inspiration!

How I like that...Good job.

Thank you!


Inspirational post! If I ever get to that financial situation, I would not know what to do with myself. Over a decade in ebusiness has truly paid off for you Razinski...

Hi Steve, a good month at the office, I really like how you have broken your income down, there are so many opportunities associated with online marketing.

The mobility factor is so attractive, and it looks like you are enjoying the family life traveling with Amanda and Vincent.

Thanks for sharing the motivation, gee whiz time flys, Vincent is already one and a half, it won't be long until he is following in Dad's footsteps.

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