The best thing about earning money online is that the possibilities are endless. You are only limited by the time you have! Although the months vary, any little extra is very welcome. Online income is yet another income stream that I am trying to build, slowly but surely. If I can combine earning some money online, plus my day job, plus dividend income, it will slowly build up to various income streams that really do make a difference. And that difference will be early retirement! That’s my motivation, right there.


I really like reading income reports from bloggers. They are definitely inspiring when it comes to earning money online. Plus, it’s information too! The fact that there are so many ways to earn a living online means that almost anyone can earn some money on the side, if they want to. One of my big aims for 2017 is to slowly build my online business/income to a consistently higher number each month. I am going to plod along with my plans, when I find the time to get a better balance.


Some of my favourite bloggers who share their income reports are:

  • Making Sense of Cents
  • Smart Passive Income
  • Pinch of Yum


All of these bloggers post their monthly earnings, and some of them earn some amazing amounts every month! I can only hope to one day be posting an income number in the thousands, but we all have to start somewhere and I’m so pleased that I continue to make money (a small amount) online. To hope that I might make four figures every month through online endeavours (which is my long term aim) is amazing. I am confident that, with time, I will achieve that. It would make a big difference to our overall goals, if I could manage to make four figures online. Through the different income streams, it should happen, eventually! As I work part time at my “real life’ job, the more I can earn online to balance out the difference would be fantastic. I love the work life balance I have at the moment.


I’m going to continue to split how I use my earnings online; half will be saved into the Ultimate Dream Fund and half will be reinvested into this site. I want to make this a better site, so I’m going to have to invest some money into the growing of The Frugal Cottage. Although, I’ll admit, as someone who talks about saving money, spending it is sometimes hard!


Anyway, this is what I earned in April:

Blog income – £100

Dividend Income – £24.60

eBay – £27.39

Total: £151.99


So, my lowest month in 2017 so far. I suppose there are always going to be months which are lower than others. eBay continues to plod along nicely, and we have some more things listed for this month. I would like the blog income to be higher, but I am lacking the time at the moment to really dedicate to that unfortunately. But, anything extra helps!


Of course, having this blog helps me earn money online. In fact, if I hadn’t started a blog, I would not be in the position I find myself now. If you fancy starting a blog of your own, I would recommend Bluehost. I have used them from the start and my hosting has been excellent. And, if you sign up through my link, you will be able to get hosting from only $2.95 which is cheap when converted into £s!


For May, I’m aiming to earn £200 in side income/online income. I am hoping to list some more things on ebay this weekend, to keep that ticking over. The only time consuming thing about it is taking the pictures! I still have plenty of stuff I can list on there. I need to keep my target in mind, I suppose.

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