Blogging and Freelance Writing Income Report: March to July 2021

Blogging and Freelance Writing Income Report: March to July 2021

It’s been a long time since I published an income report tracking all my freelance writing and blogging stats. And this is my first time doing one this year.

I used to enjoy reading these from other bloggers I followed years ago. And many of my blog readers over the years seem to enjoy these too. So I think I’ll start doing them again every month going forward. It’s a good way to keep my finger on the pulse of my online business.

Writing for Content Mills Again

Last November I wrote a blog post describing how I had quit freelancing and writing for content mills to strictly pursue blogging and passive income. It felt like the right move for me at the time, and I stuck to that for a few months.

But, as I’ve done a few other times in the past, I ended up heading back to content mills to write some quick little articles for clients there and make a few bucks. In fact, from March to July, that’s about all I did.

I wasn’t really planning on going back to freelance writing, but on a whim (or just out of sheer desperation?) I checked in on ContentRunner and saw that there were a ton of articles posted from a new client. They didn’t cover my usual topics, but they were pretty short (300-350 words) and paid better than the open orders and most team orders at Textbroker.

So I figured I would try a few.

I didn’t have much else going on these last few months, and my passive blog earnings and HubPages earnings only add up to $5 to $10 per month right now. So most of that income was from ContentRunner.

Word count and earnings below include all sources combined: this blog, guest posts, HubPages articles (hubs) and articles for clients at content mills.

March 2021

  • Blog posts: 0
  • Guest posts: 0
  • Hubs: 0
  • Articles: 16
  • Words: 7,324
  • Earnings: $131.66

April 2021

  • Blog posts: 0
  • Guest posts: 0
  • Hubs: 0
  • Articles: 10
  • Words: 4,395
  • Earnings: $85.00

May 2021

  • Blog posts: 0
  • Guest posts: 0
  • Hubs: 0
  • Articles: 8
  • Words: 3,548
  • Earnings: $67.88

June 2021

  • Blog posts: 0
  • Guest posts: 0
  • Hubs: 
  • Articles: 11
  • Words: 4,687
  • Earnings: $92.98

July 2021

  • Blog posts: 1
  • Guest posts: 0
  • Hubs: 0
  • Articles: 14
  • Words: 6,244
  • Earnings: $113.10

2021 Writing Stats (total for the year)

  • Blog posts: 24
  • Guest posts: 0
  • Hubs: 0
  • Articles: 45
  • Words: 48,545
  • Earnings: $513.73

Okay, so that’s all I’ve been up to the last few months. Still trying to break out of that rut I’ve been stuck in for the past few years since my home got flooded.

Looking back on my freelance writing stats from 2019-2020, I’ve actually made a little improvement in 2021. But my productivity and earnings are still way below what they were in 2017 or even in 2018 (after I was already burning out and declining).

So anyway, it’s not much, but that’s where I’m at right now.

At least my motivation and confidence have improved a bit recently. So I am hopeful that August will see some improvement across the board.

3 Comments on “Blogging and Freelance Writing Income Report: March to July 2021

  1. So far, so good. Two blog posts in two days (plus a content mill article yipee!).

    Now if only I would start editing podcasts lol

    EDIT: oh wait…THREE blog posts in three days. Oh god. I am unstoppable 😉