While this online income report is a bit delayed, I have gone back to doing monthly income reports.
Creating and growing my online income is so important to my current financial goals that I need to focus on it each month.
Why Share An Online Income Report
I’m sharing my online income reports as a YouTuber (my main priority these days even though I started years ago as a blogger) to show people that it is possible to make money online.
Lots of people want to know how much small youtubers make and if you can make money from a small YouTube channel.
I’m a small YouTuber that started just so I could share videos of my Alaska vacation, but it’s turned into so much more than that.
My original goal was to earn at least $600 dollars a month to help pay for the additional daycare expenses for my daughter. I knew that earning money online was possible because I had done it once before as a blogger and I had seen hundreds of others do the same and more. If people could earn tens of thousands a month online, surely I could earn $600 a month.
While I’m not earning a full time income online I am happy to show that I’ve grown my income to hit that goal each month and I’ve been able to help a lot of people along the way. It’s amazing that we can earn money creating and sharing content online. What a world we live in!
Previous Income Reports
If you’re interested in past income reports, you can see my last few here:
Online Income Reports – Pennies Not Perfection
As you can see from past income reports, my online income in 2019 has been trending much higher than my income last year. The growth is not viral or explosive but it is moving up every single month.
I’m consistently earning $700-$800 a month now when I was only earning $300-500 last year. That might not seem huge since it’s small numbers but that means I have doubled my monthly online income!
My goal for a while now is to bump up to the $1,000 a month mark consistently with the income I’m generating from the online business activities. It’s amazing to think that it’s within reach and soon I could be earning $1,000 per month.
I like sharing these numbers to show small YouTubers what is possible with a channel that isn’t huge or growing by hundreds of thousands of subscribers in a year. While that would be amazing, it is possible to still earn income as a small channel.
Seeing these numbers in this format helps me to see the growth I’ve already had and inspires me to keep growing.
April 2019 Online Income Report
I missed my monthly online income reports so I’m bringing it back to do each month!
Earning money online is such an amazing thing and I’m blessed to be able to do it. I’m really starting to see the potential it has to bring me to the freedom I want! Im a small youtuber but this is my favorite side hustle to earn money because even though it has taken a ton of work upfront, I can do it while being around my baby and family. I don’t have to leave to sell more of my time for money. I can keep side hustling and earning money online to get to freedom!
Here are the main income sources broken down by what I earned for the month. I’ve included
referral links to each if you want to join too!
- YouTube – $456.67
- Amazon – $218.87
- Google Adsense – $23.36
- Awin Affiliate – $79.15
- Shareasale – $0.90
- Erin Condren – $0.00
- Capital One – $0.00
- Sponsored Posts – $0.00
Total Income: $778.95
This is the amount earned in April 2019, before any fees, expenses, or taxes.
That means I don’t keep all of it it and at least 25% will be gone before it hits my bank account. I also won’t be paid all of it in the month it is earned since each source pays out at different times.
April 2019 YouTube Income
My YouTube income was great in April considering the ad revenue for the spring and summer months seems to be less high for most people. I know a couple YouTubers in my niche that have said the last couple months have been their worst. Ad rates are definitely lower now versus the last quarter of the year.
I consistently made new videos in April which has helped keep the income coming in and giving me more videos in the library that people can find.
I did hit a lull in subscriber growth in April. I grew to 5,000 subscribers quickly in 2018 but the growth slowed down in the first couple months of this year. Continuing to grow my audience on YouTube is something I’m hoping to work on in coming months.
Popular YouTube videos on my channel:
- Amazon registry unboxing
- DIY Tile coaster tutorial
- What I Packed For An Alaskan Cruise
- Alaska Cruise Essentials
- Living Room Tour
Thanks for reading/watching/following along with this online income journey!
Mary is the founder of Pennies Not Perfection where she shares her journey to build wealth through online income. She quit her day job in 2021 after she paid off her debt and doubled her 9-5 salary.
Mary's favorite free financial tool is Personal Capital. She uses their free tools to track net worth and work toward to financial freedom.