5xmom September blog income – USD5010

“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” Mother Teresa

I am a very bull-headed person. I keep my cut off date and time on GMT 8+ time, at 12 midnight. I could wait till 3 pm the next day but no, I must keep to my own principle.

It was a last minute marathon race for me becaue things came in at the last minute. I didn’t expect to touch USD5K, not until Saturday when I received several ReviewMe advertorials. With shopping, family commitments, church stuffs and taking care of kids plus preparing meals (because I like to cook on weekends), I had to rush a lot of work out.

It was a very emotional process for me. The feeling of achievement is overwhelming and I actually broke into tears when I submitted my last Blogvertise job. It is not so much the money but the affirmation that I can do anything if I set my mind to it.


As you can see from the above pie chart, I have 9 sources of income. I am sorry I cannot reveal what are those but they are all legitimate things that I have to put my brain cells and hard work into them. I made USD5,010 which is equivalent to RM17,000.

I am happy because a few of my blogging buddies too achieve five digit income. Right now, only one of them revealed her income. Samm, who provided me this wicked, evil Excel spreadsheet has enabled me to track my daily earnings and that make chasing my target much easier. See how much Samm made on her OrganicIncome blog.

How did I do it? Here are some factors on the why, how and what.

1) Good contents which give me good page rankings – High organic traffic

2) Hard work and discipline – Setting targets and pushing self even when feel sick of the work

3) High standard – I need to maintain good quality posts or else I can risk getting banned by advertisers

4) Buddy network – We keep each other going

5) Focus – We get a lot of flaks from pessimistic and self-righteous folks so we need to focus on why we want to do it

6) Lack of pressure – We write for fun and not for money as all our hubbies can provide for us. Without work pressure, we have fun blogging.

7) My urge to lead – I am a competitive person, always wanting to be the best of the best (even if it means the best of the worst :P )

8) A God-given skill which means I can type real fast and I have things flowing out of my mind over just any subject. A vast life experiences help because I have traveled far and wide so conversations about travel, beauty, relationship and etc are just like the back of my hand.

9) Losing that housewife title. With this amount, I no longer label myself housewife whenever I fill in forms. It is self-employed now.

10) I get to boast!

Will I do it for October? I don’t know! I woke up at 11 am and by now, 3 pm, I have made USD150. So what do you think? But seriously, I want to spend more time on my faith. I am going to do a 31-days reflections on God’s Words, writing a post each day, based on my Shalom prayer guide. Because all glory to Lord Jesus for the blessings. Really. I couldn’t do this on my own. Only with God’s grace.

*and no, I am not afraid of the Income Tax, we have to pay taxes when it is due*

Post Author: lilian

41 thoughts on “5xmom September blog income – USD5010


    (October 1, 2007 - 3:53 pm)

    Beginning of the month again. Another mad chase ahead. And i still hate that spreadsheet, niasinggggg.


    (October 1, 2007 - 3:57 pm)

    yeah…. need to go to “fingers therapy center” today. our fingers also need some rest maaaa….


    (October 1, 2007 - 4:12 pm)

    No point being a lawyer. I should be like you ;)

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    Mr. Rajawang

    (October 1, 2007 - 4:42 pm)

    you are right..my fingers hurts right now..too much clicking and typing maybe.. btw, congrats on the 5K income. mine not yet reach 1K..


    (October 1, 2007 - 4:58 pm)

    Wonderful figure, so your next target?


    (October 1, 2007 - 5:16 pm)

    That is a very impressive figure. Congrats. Hope you are able to outdo yourself again this month.


    (October 1, 2007 - 5:21 pm)

    Congrats Lilian! I like your persistence!


    (October 1, 2007 - 6:00 pm)

    when i will get income likes you?i just started blogging at 27 september 2007..I also another MAlaysian Blogger


    (October 1, 2007 - 6:23 pm)

    Phweet! Phweet! Way to go! Keep it up!


    (October 1, 2007 - 6:28 pm)

    I got serious with paid posts for the mid sept after selling off the biz, it has been a good month for me too, managed to pull in 1/4 what you made with just one and half blogs(half coz the PR0 blog only qualified mid Sept nia.)

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    guia de nueva york

    (October 1, 2007 - 6:59 pm)

    I´d have your persistence!
    Good luck for next months!!

    Wayne Liew

    (October 1, 2007 - 8:28 pm)

    How will you report your income tax as?

    Anyway, congratulations on your success and thanks for sharing what are the attitude needed to earn that much!

    Work In Progress…


    (October 1, 2007 - 9:01 pm)


    Am late to the party as usual. Busy :D

    Congrats on your Sept. earnings! “Housewife”? What is THAT????


    (October 1, 2007 - 9:04 pm)

    Congrats ..;D One of the SEO’d Supermoms


    (October 1, 2007 - 10:09 pm)

    Hey Lilian, congratulations! What an inspiration this is.

    By the way, I think the term housewife needs to be redefined.


    (October 1, 2007 - 10:40 pm)

    Wow! Congratulations. You are right, it’s all through the Lord. He is the one who truly does provide.

    Thanks for giving the Lord the accolades.

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    (October 2, 2007 - 12:14 am)

    Very interesting, how did you do that pie-chart, through a spreadsheet? Can you send a copy of the file to me? Much appreciated :D

    – MENJ


    (October 2, 2007 - 12:30 am)

    Congratulations Lilian,

    I made $44.57 for September revenue. :-)


    (October 2, 2007 - 12:38 am)

    Nice job 5xmom, look forward to see you beating your own record in October!


    (October 2, 2007 - 1:22 am)

    Congrats on the great month! Increase again in October!!!

    uncle sha

    (October 2, 2007 - 3:14 am)

    congrats lilian!


    (October 2, 2007 - 4:29 am)

    Dang those are some good numbers :)


    (October 2, 2007 - 8:13 am)

    This time buy http://www.17kmom.com :D

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    (October 2, 2007 - 10:35 am)

    Congrats to you Lilian! And yes, you do not qualify for the title “housewife” any longer LOL!

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    (October 2, 2007 - 11:36 am)

    Congrats! I haven’t done my earning updates la but I like what you wrote in the last few lines – all glory be to God, it’s by His Grace that we can have these numbers and His blessingS!

    Rice Blogger

    (October 2, 2007 - 12:49 pm)

    this is pretty good money….good job…

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    (October 2, 2007 - 2:30 pm)

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    (October 12, 2007 - 4:14 am)

    Congrats on the 5 digit income. It has to be very hard especially as a 5XMom.

    I too make a 5 digit income online but it’s not quite the same as yours.


    See? Not quite the same.

    I hope that one day I’ll manage to make $500/month online. $500/month would be my rent and electric bill every month. Definitely a good goal to make.

    Good post…and I’ve bookmarked your site!



    (October 13, 2007 - 8:34 pm)

    Great indeed. Your post is an inspiration to me, the Lord is truly good to you. I now have a goal….I don’t know if I will reach it. Any advice?


    (November 10, 2007 - 10:42 am)

    I typed in “blog income worksheet” and precious Google brought me to you. How cool is that. I started monetizing and getting into internet marketing, so i want to track my income and am looking for a cool spreadsheet.

    How about sharing the one you have?

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