Hey there! I’m Jen and I have 3 blogs. I currently work full-time and run these blogs in my spare time. Although I make some great income from them… I’ll admit that I haven’t been taking the income or the blogs very seriously over the past few years.

So, as a way to stay accountable… I commit to sharing with you my income from each of these blogs and any insights that may help you become more successful with your blogging efforts and online business.

As of December 2014, after understanding what it means to become financially free in 3 years… thanks to The Ultimate Game of Life program… I committed to transforming my blogs into a six-figure passive income stream… so that I can leave my corporate job, have time and location freedom and simply have more fun in my life!

Here is my first of many monthly income reports…

Blog Income Report

A quick note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. All of the products listed below are products and services I’ve used before. If you have any questions about any of the income or expenses you can leave a comment and I’ll do my best to reply.



Google Adsense: $145.13
YouTube: $67.43
Shareasale: $71
SimpleSewingProjects.com Memberships: $264.97
Downloadable Sewing Patterns: $34.04

Total Income for SimpleSewingProjects.com: $582.34


Google Adsense: $12.34
Shop Style Collective: $7.30

Total Income for OutfitIdeas4You.com: $19.64

JenThoden.com (this blog)

Google Adsense: 0
My Lead System Pro (MLSP): $279.50


Google Adsense: 0

Total Income: $881.48


Below are some screenshots from Google Analytics. You can click on these images to view a larger size.


January 2015 - Blog Income Report


January 2015 - Blog Income Report


Blog Income Report

For January, I chose to keep things “business as usual” so that I could get a baseline of where I’m starting. After I made my commitment to growing my blogs into a full-time income, I realized that I wasn’t exactly clear on where I was starting from… so that I knew what I had to build on. So, this month is really to give me an idea of what is actually happening on each of my sites.

Now, I will tell you that SimpleSewingProjects.com has been around a LONG time. It’s about 10 years old and has gone through many many phases. It was my very first adsense blog. I want to make sure you realize that the income I make on this site is true PASSIVE income. Meaning, I haven’t done anything to this blog in a few years and it still generates an income. That’s the POWER of blogging!

So, imagine if I actually put some energy into the site?? That’s what I plan on doing.

I also have a 10k subscriber list to the Simple Sewing Projects newsletter. I’m going to begin sending newsletters again. Daily if I can.

Let’s see how February goes!

OutfitIdeas4You.com is a blog I created about a year ago. I fade in and out of interest on this blog. I get a bug up my butt and start posting some content and then I get distracted. It earned almost $20… so I KNOW there is potential here.

The third blog is this one. I’m everywhere with this blog. I keep changing gears… so, I’m really not focused on monetizing this blog yet. I still need to get clear on what I really want to do with it.

My goal is to laser focus my energy into the SimpleSewingProjects.com blog, since this is the source that earns the highest income. Let’s see if I can grow it!

See you next month!

Jen Thoden