You won’t believe how much star bloggers actually make!! What if you could do the same and earn thousands of dollar per month? (not overnight of course, success takes time 😉 )
Let’s first take a look at the top 30 bloggers and then we’ll look into their main source of income and how you can duplicate what’s working for them!
30 Top Bloggers
|Website||Main income||Daily income||Value||Owner|
|1||The Huffigton Post||Pay Per Click||$29,896||$21.82 Million||Arianna Huffington|
|2||Mashable||Advertising Banners||$15,781||$11.52 Million||Pete Cashmore|
|3||Techcrunch||Advertising Banners||$14,816||$10.82 Million||Michael Arrington|
|4||Engadget||Advertising Banners||$9,861||$7.2 Million||Peter Rojas|
|5||Smashing Magazine||Advertising Banners||$6,382||$4.66 Million||Vitaly Friedman|
|6||Tuts+||Membership Area||$5,068||$3.7 Million||Collis Taeed|
|7||Life Hacker||Advertising Banners||$4,821||$3.52 Million||Nick Denton|
|8||Gizmodo||Advertising Banners||$3,918||$2.86 Million||Attila Talos|
|9||Perez Hilton||Advertising Banners||$3,645||$2.66 Million||Mario Lavandeira|
|10||Joystiq||CPM Advertising||$1,752||$1.28 Million||AOL|
||Advertising Banners||1,751||$1.28 Million||Darren Rowse|
|12||Kotaku||Advertising Banners||$1,599||$1.17 Million||Nick Denton|
|13||Six Revisions||Advertising Banners||$1,587||$1.16 Million||Jacob Gube|
|14||Noupe||Advertising Banners||$1,400||$1.02 Million||Noupe|
|15||Venture Beat||Pay Per Click||$1,251||$913,721||Matt Marshall|
|16||CopyBlogger||Affiliate Sales||$1,184||$864,861||Brian Clark|
|17||Abduzeedo||Advertising Banners||$983||$718,239||Fabio Sasso|
|18||Talking Points Memo||Advertising Banners||$887||$647,750||Joshua Marshall|
|19||WPBeginner||Affiliate Sales||$692||$505,420||Syed Balkhi|
||Pay Per Click||$664||$485,024||Steve Pavlina|
|22||Slash Gear||Pay Per Click||$621||$453,999||Ewdison Then|
|23||Smart Passive Income
||Affiliate Sales||$607||$443,406||Pat Flynn|
|24||John Chow||Affiliate Sales||$555||$405,242||John Chow|
||Membership Area||$533||$389,517||Collis Ta’eed|
|26||Shoemoney||Private Advertising||$485||$354,112||Jeremy Schoemaker|
|27||Gothamist||Pay Per Click||$452||$330,022||Jake Dobkin|
|28||Entrepreneurs Journey||Affiliate Sales||$389||$284,170||Yaro Starak|
||Affiliate Sales||$382||$279,505||Michael Dunlop|
|30||Chris Brogan||Affiliate Sales||$371||$271,147||Chris Brogan|
Sources of Income
Using advertising banners is one of the most popular way to monetize your website. 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!
What’s the Best Niche to Make Money?
One of the most common question people ask when starting a blog/website is : “what is the best niche?”
- Global, multi-platform media & entertainment company : Cashmore,
- News, blogs & original content : TheHuffigtonPost, TalkingPointsMemo,
- Technology news & information on startups : TechCrunch, VentureBeat,
- Celebrity gossip : PerrezHilton,
- News for designers & Web developers : Noupe, SmashingMagazing,
- Web design & illustration – how to tutorials : TutsPlus, Abduzeedo, SixRevisions,
- Online Business/Blogging/Affiliate marketing : TheSmartPassiveIncome, ChrisBrogan, IncomeDiary, EntrepreneurJourney, Shoemoney, JohnChow, WPBeginners, CopyBlogger, ProBlogger,
- Trading : TimothySykes, MattCutts
- Softwares : LifeHacker
- News, food, arts & events : Gothamist,
- Tech, cars & lifestyle : SlashGear,
- Cars : CarAdvice,
- Gadgets, consumer electronics : engadget, MattCutts
- Personal development : Steve Pavlina
- Video games : Kotaku, Joystiq,
Disclaimer : the above earnings are only estimates. You should only see them as an indication of how well their owners are doing. If you own a blog that’s generating over $9000 a month and would like to be featured in the list please let me know.