My Internet Income Report for July 2007

Posted on 2nd August, 2007

Everyone (well more and more bloggers anyway) seems to be revealing their blogs’ income nowadays, following a trend started by John Chow Dot Com. If there were others who had chosen to reveal their blogs income before John Chow, I am not aware of them. Those that I know of didn’t go into as much details as what John Chow is doing.

I know how much you make is your own business so many bloggers prefer not to reveal their earnings.

They prefer to keep quiet about it for several reasons including the fear of being copied by others, or they don’t want to be perceived as bragging, or they don’t want to attract competitors which will affect their own income in the future.

Sometimes being discreet can be more intriguing as people are drawn to you, waiting for you to spill the beans.

On the other hand, sharing the details of your blog’s income offers a powerful way to generate interest and help to get the buzz going about your blog. With such transparency, you’ll attract repeat visitors who come back to your blog to see how much you are making. They’ll look forward to read what ingenious money making methods you can come up with.

I think revealing your income is the right thing to do if you feel secure about your position and that it’s not possible for others to compete with you overnight

Perhaps you have other revenue streams besides blogging that you want to keep quiet about so it’s OK to reveal only your blog income.

I’ve came across several bloggers who are making good money from blogging. Besides the well know Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net, there are a few others such as:


Everton of ConnectedInternet.co.uk.

Everton has reported his earnings for July 2007. Figures for last month are in brackets and some numbers are estimated

  • Google Adsense: $4,280 ($4,234)
  • Text-Link-Ads: $1,386 ($1,010)
  • Intellitxt: $1,034 ($1,210)
  • Tribal Fusion: $715 ($810)
  • Direct Ad Sales: $235 ($825)
  • Linkworth: $168 ($0)
  • Feedburner FAN: $159 ($337)
  • ReviewMe: $130 ($560)
  • Chitika: $14 ($55)
  • Blogads: $6 ($6)

Grand Total: $8,126 ($9,048)


Not bad at all. Notice that he is making over four grand from AdSense alone.


John Chow Dot Com

This guy needs no introduction. John has published his income for July 2007. Figures for last month are in brackets

  • Affiliate Sales: $4,344.82 ($3,213.02)
  • ReviewMe: $2,600.00 ($3,800.00)
  • Text Link Ads: $2,056.63 ($1,506.71)
  • Private Ad Sales: $1,130.00 ($1,440.00)
  • Kontera: $1,000 ($1,000.00)
  • Google AdSense: $661.73 ($778.90)
  • TTZ Media: $349.44 ($339.85)
  • Buy Me a Beer: $114.33 ($219.39)
  • FeedBurner: $79.81 ($201.74)
  • Subscription: $70.00 ($70.00)

Grand Total: $12,406.76 ($12,569.61)


With over 5000 visitors per day, I was surprised he is only making $661.73 from AdSense. In contrast, Sabahan.com which gets round 600 to 800 unique visitors per day makes 30% of that amount per month from AdSense.

At first, I find it odd to see John is consistently making exactly $1000 from Kontera month after month. In the comments, someone explains Kontera guarantees John $1K per month in return for promoting Kontera in his blog, and if his actual Kontera ads make more than that, he gets the greater of the two.

I am sure there are many others who have disclosed their blogs’ income but this time I am only mentioning those two.

I know some of you have been wondering how much I am making from the Internet. My total blog income made up just a small portion of my total income but I see it’s increasing month after month.

Still I am not quite comfortable revealing my exact total income but I tell you this, it’s over RM10,000 per month. My goal is to reach USD10,000 by the end of this year. My blogs revenue is the slowest growing income stream while affiliate programs are the fastest.

Here are some of my income sources for the month of July, 2007. They were generated from several blogs and websites and not from Sabahan.com alone. The amounts are in USD unless stated otherwise.

  • Google AdSense: $618.46
  • ValueClick.com: $349.35
  • Commission Junction: $990.45
  • Text-Link-Ads: $291.73
  • MaxBounty: $366.25
  • Other Affiliate Programs: Est. $1000

Grand Total: $3616.24

I used to make a couple of thousands from AdSense per month in the past but that’s no longer the case when one of my best AdSense websites had stopped ranking in Google after their algorithm updates.

What I didn’t include in there is the amount I made selling my own products. While I usually make more than all my affiliate programs income combined, my other affiliate program income is gradually increasing.

Now have you read anyone sharing their blogs or online income? Do you reveal your own income in your blog? Please leave your comment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • sadli says:

    Hi Gaman, your revelation really open my eyes. My blog did not make much money but I can maintain a decent sales target from my MLM business.
    I used to try Ad Sense but I could not make sense of Ad Sense. Hope I will be motivated seeing how you could make such a big income from Ad Sense.
    Thank a lot Gaman, from the bottom of my heart.

  • Felex Tan says:

    They are best proof to us,we can make money online as long as we put effort on it.

  • shawne says:

    Whoaooaoaao Gaman!!! You’re the best!! Although the comment is a last month post but i’d just read the article’s.. It’s very clean & schedule’s ๐Ÿ™‚ i wanna meet ya man!! i wanna know your secret’s Heheheh!! i love ya blog eversince i found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ The best site ever.. ๐Ÿ™‚ whoa a good chance for a sabahan like us to grant people’s wish’s.. ๐Ÿ˜› quite a good article’s!!! Thank’s GAMAN!!!!!

    Think Kmunity!

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    Hey, This is so great, its inspiring everyone and makes me some changes to my blog as well…

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    hi gaman, hope to learn more tips from you here. I hope to increase my income from multiple stream like you.

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  • nazmieski says:

    i wonder if i could get that amount……

    seribu pun tak sampai….LOL!!!!

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  • Tim says:

    My congrats, Gaman!
    It’s very inspiring to see disclosed info about earnings in the internet.

  • zaki blogjer says:

    Hi Gaman,

    This is the first time I reach your website which I found from John Chow. Great blog you have, and I’m glad Malaysian blogger able to earn thousands from internet as well.

    Great to know this blog and you as well. Drafting my post to join your contest. See ya later

  • Zul says:

    Gaman, can I marry your brain?

  • latest cell says:

    Congratulation !!!I like to made 10$from your earnings !

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  • ezams says:

    Now I’m curious how much you could save from such income Gaman.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Iry says:

    Wow! Seems affiliate is the way to go! Gaman, have you did some research or calculation before that 80% of your affiliates income are actually coming from your 20% of affiliates products or do they come close the these figures? Just wondering if the 80/20 concept apply here! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • tim says:

    congrats for your achievement, keep it up.
    Now my aim is to earn my 1st USD100 from adsense, do you think is too slow to start? ๐Ÿ™‚ anyone can help?

    –blog for dream–

  • Turk says:

    Well done Gaman. Do you mind sharing your expenses as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katana says:

    Hey great work Gaman. I do feel revealing ur income monthly would definitely increase the viewership here though there’s enough great materials here to stay around. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Chris says:

    congratz! You came in third on the Blog Earners Report for July

  • will you reveal what is generated from your blog along and what from other sites? I can’t imagine you made anything from Maxbounty on your blog.

  • Glen Allsopp says:

    Thats quite an achievement, congratulations

  • Gaman says:

    Thanks. I think that’s one of the reasons why I reveal my income and goal. I need to work harder too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You are well on your way. I just broke down my freelance writing income at my blog, and for me, it helps me to work harder when I know others are watching!!

  • Mr. Rajawang says:

    congrats gaman,

    you are doing fine..it’s great to see a sabahan doing well in this internet business since you are doing it full time, is it?

    i think there are many bloggers out there in sabah who are learning the trade to be just like u or maybe on par with you.

    All the best!

    pls share ur info ok?

    • Gaman says:

      Thanks. In case you aren’t aware, I am into this thing full time since 1999 ๐Ÿ™‚

      If there’s other Sabahan bloggers making such amount or more, I am not aware of it.

    • papajoneh says:

      He is doing more than fine here and Yes, we’re learning like crazy through him. He is after all our best Sabahan representative so far.

      Gaman, well done and congrats. i wish for now, at least half of that, i’m happy already ๐Ÿ˜€

      Now i want to know this blog adsense income… i need a comparison here ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks Gaman.

  • pinolobu says:

    Gaman, congratulations. Are you saying your own products at the moment get your more than USD2,600/mth, and hence your total income would be more than USD6,200/mth (RM21,000/mth)?

  • Oh man, I have a lot to learn from you! You made great income! How many hours do you work each day?

  • ben says:

    gaman, i think you are better than johnchow.com when it come to adsense income right? what do u think?


  • Wahlau.NET says:

    wow…but you are earning a very good income….plus you have other blogs

  • CS says:

    The only thing I want to say is “Damn”, you’re good at what you’re doing, I feel more confident now that Sabahan is as good as anybody out there. Wish you can come up with an E-book on how to make money online, similar to what John Chow is doing. Give and you shall receive. Smile at people and people smile back at you. Share your knowledge and more will come to you.

    Well done Gaman.

    • Gaman says:

      The time will come when I come up with an ebook ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Alb says:

        Congrats! ๐Ÿ˜€

        By getting that kind of income, and staying somewhere cool place-interior of Sabah.. I only can say… Woww!!

        … can’t wait for your ebook! is it FREE or small $$ to pay?

  • sankai says:

    i dont cause dont have any income yet throughout my blog….

    nice work bro…for ur income…;)

  • dott-com says:

    congrates gaman.

    that lots of effort you put on this blog gaman. not easy to generated such huge income with blogging.

  • Amazing!! So much arr?? Gosh I have a lot to learn. Untill now I have not received a single cent! Have a nice day.

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  • lilian says:

    I reveal ala JohnChow style but of course, I won’t reveal all except what can be seen like those paid posts and textlinkads. I also don’t believe JohnChow made that little in Adsense ‘cos mine is more, but that’s because I have more sites. Still, my combined traffic is less than JohnChow. My next target is USD5K per month.

  • ben says:

    not bad gaman ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s cool,congrates

  • pablopabla says:

    How many hours do you need to work daily on the computer?

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