Today I decided to research how much my favorite blog’s are earning every month and I wasn’t surprised to see some of them make over $100,000 per month.
These are blogs and success stories that have inspired me to become a blogger. These Superstar bloggers continue to inspire me to this day – and they have kept me motivated to not give up whenever it got tough, especially in the early days.
I hope this inspires you. If you think it’s time to start your own successful blog, then you absolutely must check out my post on how I create websites.
1) To give you some idea of the potential available – top blogging network, Weblogs, Inc. is believed to earn about $30 million a month revenue from 13 million unique visitors.
2) And it is not just about making money monthly it is also about building a BUSINESS that can be sold, such as 22 year old Johns Wu did when he sold his blog for $15 Million.
Some of the website’s featured in this top list are only estimates and are not all 100% correct just a indication of how well they are doing regarding making money from their blog. If you would like to be featured in this list or know of any blogger’s that should, please comment below!
Check out the TOP EARNING BLOGS list below. I have already interviewed a number of these Superstar bloggers but hope to interview a lot more of them over the coming months – so watch out for that.
|RANK||WEBSITE||OWNER||MONTHLY EARNINGS||MAIN INCOME|
|1||The Huffington Post||Arianna Huffington||$2,330,000||Pay Per Click|
|2||Techcrunch||Michael Arrington||$800,000||Advertising Banners|
|3||Mashable||Pete Cashmore||$600,000||Advertising Banners|
|4||Perez Hilton||Mario Lavandeira||$450,000||Advertising Banners|
|5||Noupe||The Blonde Salad||$200,000||Private Advertising|
|6||Smashing Magazine||Vitaly Friedman||$190,000||Advertising Banners|
|7||SmartPassiveIncome||Pat Flynn||$153,000||Affiliate Commissions|
|8||Timothy Sykes||Timothy Sykes||$150,000||Affiliate Sales|
|9||Tuts Plus||Collis Ta’eed||$120,000||Membership Area|
|10||Life Hacker||Gina Trapani||$110,000||Advertising Banners|
|11||Gothamist||Jake Dobkin||$110,000||Pay Per Click|
|12||Tuts Plus||Collis Taeed||$110,000||Membership Area|
|13||Venture Beat||Matt Marshall||$100,000||Pay Per Click|
|14||Slash Gear||Ewdison Then||$80,000||Pay Per Click|
|15||Car Advice||Alborz Fallah||$70,000||Advertising Banners|
|16||Life Hacker||Nick Denton||$60,000||Advertising Banners|
|17||Dooce||Heather B. Armstrong||$50,000||Pay Per Click|
|18||Steve Pavlina||Steve Pavlina||$45,000||Pay Per Click|
|19||Talking Point Memo||Joshua Micah Marshall||$45,000||Advertising Banners|
|20||Problogger||Darren Rowse||$40,000||Advertising Banners|
|21||Kotaku||Nick Denton||$32,000||Advertising Banners|
|22||Expert Photography||Joshua Dunlop||$30,000||Product Sales|
|23||Shoemoney||Jeremy Schoemaker||$30,000||Private Advertising|
|24||Coolest Gadgets||Allan Carlton||$30,000||Advertising Banners|
|25||1stWebDesigner||Dainis Gr?veris||$20,000||Product Sales|
|27||PC Mech||David Risley||$16,000||Affiliate Sales|
|28||Abduzeedo||Fabio Sasso||$12,000||Advertising Banners|
|29||Sizlopedia||Saad Hamid||$11,000||Pay Per Click|
|30||Overhead in New York||Michael Malice||$9,000||Advertising Banners|
How They Make Money From Blogging
There are over a dozen methods these top blogger’s are using to monetize their blog, different techniques for each niche. Some niche’s are easier to promote products to, some have high paying keywords and some are easy to drive millions of visitors every month! Below is a run down on some of the techniques used.
By far the most popular advertising method so far in 2017. Website owners love this because they know they are guaranteed the money, other techniques such as affiliate marketing can go up and down a lot depending on what you promote.
This method is really popular for the website’s that receive a huge amount of traffic, advertisers pay you for impressions rather than sales or clicks! As long as you can predict your impressions which is usually east to do, you know how much you will earn.
Selling on commission depending on your niche can be a huge earner and is by far my biggest earner. You promote great products and then get great commissions.
Pay Per Click
By far the easiest way to earn money online from a website or blog is from Google Adsense and being paid per click. Can be very lucrative if done right!