How We Made OVER $302.9K in 2019 – Journey Weblog Earnings Report

Welcome to our weblog earnings studies the place we share methods we’ve been creating wealth by way of the weblog and the challenges and classes we discovered every month. Plus, this helps us have a good time successes nevertheless huge or small.

Although we’ve got just a few facet hustles, we’re glad that the journey weblog is our important hustle.

This may also be our final earnings report for some time. It’s been thrilling to share it over the previous 12 months, and we hope that it has helped you in your weblog journey.

This put up might comprise affiliate hyperlinks, the place we obtain a small fee on gross sales of the merchandise which might be linked at no extra price to you. All opinions are all the time our personal. Learn our full disclosure for more information. Thanks for supporting the manufacturers that make Native Adventurer doable.

First Revealed: January 14, 2020

Life Updates

2019 flew by and is now over. Though we’re extremely grateful for this weblog and profession, personally it was the worst 12 months we’ve skilled.

We needed to share some highlights and lowlights of 2019.


  • We had numerous main household drama go down in the beginning of the 12 months… stuff you would solely think about taking place on television and to not anybody you already know. This shit occurred to us, and we’re nonetheless coping with the shit storm. We’ll have extra particulars afterward once we’re out, however because it entails a number of individuals, we’re attempting to respect their privateness too.
  • My grandma’s situation is getting worse. She’s had Alzheimers for just a few years, however now she will’t actually get away from bed. It’s been actually unhappy to see her really feel like she has nothing to stay for.
  • My canine of 18 years died in August.
  • Fingers are nonetheless injured, so I’ve plateaued in climbing.
  • We had fixed points with the location happening as we moved servers this 12 months. Site visitors additionally decreased barely, however it might be attributed to that or it might be many components.


  • Mika nonetheless has leukemia and Sebastian has thyroid illness, however they appear steady on their meds. We’ve additionally had some superb associates watch them whereas we journey.
  • I began route setting at our native health club, which has been a extremely enjoyable inventive outlet.
  • The weblog grew financially this 12 months.
  • We discovered an excellent group right here in Vegas and spent numerous time climbing indoors and open air.
  • Attending to go up in a balloon at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, which was an enormous bucket listing merchandise for us.
  • Driving the Nice Ocean Highway in Australia.

Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival

How We Made OVER $302.9K in 2019 – Journey Weblog Earnings Report ($22Ok+ in December)

Why We Share Our Earnings Experiences

In case you’re new right here, you could be questioning why on earth we’d share one thing so private. We’ve been hesitant to share our earnings studies for the final 5 years, however since we’re all about trial and error, let’s see the way it goes!

We’re placing out these earnings studies for these following causes.

To Present You How We Make Earnings Running a blog

We all the time need to be 100% clear about how we make cash by way of this weblog. The superb factor concerning the running a blog world is that each blogger we’ve talked to runs their biz in another way. There are numerous methods to develop and enhance what you are promoting.

Once we began, we made most of our cash by way of affiliate gross sales. Since then, we’ve shifted closely to sponsored content material. A giant a part of it is because my background is in gross sales and it’s what I’m good at.

You possibly can be taught extra about my sale methodology under. As time goes on, it will proceed to alter, however we need to share how we deal with our strengths to successfully meet our objectives.

To Present You The Potential of Running a blog

Whether or not you’ve gotten a weblog or are beginning a weblog, we need to present you which you could make a profession out of running a blog.

Even in case you don’t need to weblog, there are a ton of the way to be financially and placement impartial and we hope to encourage others to go after it too. If you wish to preserve your day job, running a blog will be an effective way so that you can make some further facet cash.

Esther began the weblog 6 years in the past and I joined her full time three years in the past. Even till final 12 months, our dad and mom had been nervous about us financially, questioning once we would cease “taking part in” and begin taking our lives and work extra severely.

Neither of us ended up being “good Asians” (particularly a physician, lawyer, or engineer). It’s an unconventional job and the place most individuals don’t perceive all of the work that goes on behind the scenes.

Notice: There are numerous nice blogs and sources on the market about running a blog, however the robust half is that it’s not all the time replicable until you additionally need to begin running a blog about running a blog.

We needed to point out you that it’s doable to begin a weblog on different matters and nonetheless make a residing. Although we’ve got an e-course, we need to proceed to point out you that the majority of our earnings nonetheless comes from our journey weblog.

To Monitor How We’re Doing

I’ve all the time cherished sharing objectives on-line and monitoring them. Placing them out on the earth (through the weblog) has helped me a lot with accountability. Since we’re continually tweaking attempting to enhance the weblog, taking a look at these numbers will assist us be taught whether or not we’ve been making the proper adjustments.

It’s superb to see how the sources of earnings have modified over time and to see the place we nonetheless have room for enchancment.

In the end, our life objective is to make sufficient to stay on half our earnings, the place the remaining will return into the group or help organizations we love.

Are You Reduce Out for Running a blog?

We love that our jobs give us flexibility in what we do, however being your individual boss isn’t all that it’s lower out to be both. You need to be disciplined and work onerous at what you are promoting to develop it.

In case you’re not getting the outcomes you need, once more, understand that we’ve been running a blog for six years now and the primary month I attempted monetizing my weblog, I made lower than $20.

Give it extra time and failing within the course of is okay. I didn’t have the proper instruments which might be out now and numerous it was trial and error. Contemplate all of it an A/B take a look at to determine what’s going to greatest be just right for you.

Extra: The Ugly Truths of Being a Journey Blogger informed by High Journey Bloggers

Breakdown of Earnings for December 2019

In December we earned a complete of $22,273.74

Affiliate Earnings

  • Amazon: $351.51
  • Avantlink: $512.67 
  • Fee Junction: $672.47
  • Misc (Ebay, Skimlinks, AWin, and many others): $504.17
  • Whole: $2,040.82


  • Sponsored Product Posts: $12,268.05 
    *our fave market currently: IZEA

Show Adverts

  • Mediavine: $7,964.87

Earnings Comparability to Different Months

  • Whole in 2019 Yr Earnings: $302,940.48
  • Final Month Earnings: $25,798.20
  • Distinction: 14% lower from final month


  • Internet Internet hosting: $98.95 (Need to begin a weblog? Right here’s how one can begin a weblog in 5 simple steps)
  • Keysearch: $18.60
  • Digital Assistant, Social Media Supervisor, Subcontractors: $8,880
  • Workplace Provides/Companies: $10,221.35
  • Take a look at Merchandise/Shoot Provides: $1,369.15
  • *Taxes: $4,233 (not correct till the tip of 12 months. See notes)
  • Insurance coverage: $330.68
  • Journey + Meal Bills: $2,181.30

TOTAL EXPENSES: $27,333.03
TOTAL NET PROFIT: $-5,059.29

We spent lots this previous month, however that was primarily to speculate again into the enterprise earlier than the tip of the 12 months.

*Roughly 30% of your earnings will go to taxes on the finish of the 12 months. The quantity above reveals the cash put aside for taxes to offset how a lot we’ve got to pay on the finish. It’s not the complete quantity however undoubtedly makes tax season much less painful.

December 2019 Weblog Site visitors Breakdown + Stats

  • Month-to-month Pageviews: 765,567
  • Each day Common: 24,695
  • Month-to-month Periods: 309,559
  • Month-to-month Distinctive Guests: 267,690
  • Social Media Followers: 341,681
  • E mail Subscribers: 8,852

Annual Breakdown of Earnings for 2019

In 2019 we earned a complete of $302,940.48.

Adverts: $84,593.11
Affiliate: $22,446.28
Sponsors: $195,901.09


  • Internet Internet hosting: $2,213.30 (Need to begin a weblog? Right here’s how one can begin a weblog in 5 simple steps)
  • Keysearch: $223.20
  • Digital Assistant, Social Media Supervisor, Subcontractors: $24,786.34
  • Workplace Provides/Companies: $25,160.71
  • Take a look at Merchandise/Shoot Provides: $8,893.44
  • *Taxes: $30,995
  • Insurance coverage: $8,248.26
  • Journey + Meal Bills: $65,996.32
  • Wage: $53,612.50
  • Paying it Ahead: $35,000 (see organizations we work with right here)

TOTAL EXPENSES: $255,989.07
TOTAL NET PROFIT: $46,951.41

**Numbers are correct on the time of put up however nonetheless must be audited.

Objectives for 2020

Since that is our final earnings report in the interim, take a look at our 20 Objectives for 2020 to see what we’ve got in retailer for the approaching 12 months.

Well-liked Posts from Final Month

  • What You Must Know Earlier than Your First Douro River Cruise
  • 11 Finest Issues to do in Biloxi Mississippi
  • 20 Objectives for 2020

What have you ever been as much as final month? What are your objectives subsequent month?

Did you take pleasure in this put up? Pin it for later

How We Made Over $25,798 on the Blog in November 2019 - Travel Blog Income Report

See Extra Earnings Experiences


NOV – How We Made 25ok+

OCT – How We Made 41ok+

SEP – How We Made 41ok+

AUG – How We Made 18ok+

JUL – How We Made 22ok+

JUN – How We Made 13ok+

MAY – How We Made 30ok+

APR – How We Made 21ok+

FEB – How We Made $24ok+

MAR – How We Made $17ok+

JAN – How We Made $26ok+

DEC – How We Made $29Ok+

NOV – How We Made $26Ok+

OCT – How We Made $28Ok+

SEP – How We Made $12Ok+

AUG – How We Made $32Ok+

JULY – How We Made $23Ok+


“Discovery consists not of in search of new lands however in seeing with new eyes” – M. Proust

Esther + Jacob

Esther and Jacob are the founders of Native Adventurer, which is likely one of the prime 5 journey blogs within the US. They consider that journey will be discovered each close to and much and hope to encourage others to discover domestically. They discover a brand new metropolis in depth yearly and presently base themselves in Las Vegas.

Local Adventurer on Pinterest Local Adventurer on Youtube

PrevEarlierThe Final NYC Meals Bucket Record (99 Finest Locations to Eat in NYC)

Subsequent15 Distinctive Bucket Record Worthy Experiences in Las Vegas You Can not MissSubsequent

All articles loaded
No extra articles to load