How Much Do Bloggers Make?

Filed as Guides on August 19, 2008 9:44 am

The majority of bloggers eventually want to turn their content into revenue. While it’s a widespread goal, not too many folks are forthcoming about how much they actually make.

U.S. News and World Report’s Alpha Consumer column spoke with several bloggers who were willing to divulge their blogging income.

Check out the article here.

From bloggers still trying to break even, to the five-digit monthly success of Steve Pavlina, there are many paths to turn a blog into profit. Even two people who take the same path, will likely experience different levels of financial success.

Personally, I have made money from my primary blog. However, the biggest income generator is not directly from my blog. In other words, having a blog has led to opportunities that I would not have been offered or privy to otherwise. I’d say for every $50 I make from the blog, I’ve made about four times that from other projects.

Care to share how much you’ve made with your blog?

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  1. By Guillermo posted on August 19, 2008 at 10:06 am
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    Sure… $100 a month. Not John Chow, exactly.

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  2. By Stephen Downes posted on August 19, 2008 at 10:53 am
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    > The majority of bloggers eventually want to turn their content into revenue.

    Huh? Where would you dig up a factoid like that? Especially given that it is so transparently false!

    There are tens of millions of bloggers out there. A few hundred of them want to make money (and, in the process, talk as though they themselves are the only bloggers that exist).

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  3. By david posted on August 19, 2008 at 11:26 am
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    Average between $75-$125/month strictly from ads, but as you noted, my blogging has directly led me to my new job, where I will be MUCH happier.

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  4. By infmom posted on August 19, 2008 at 11:30 am
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    Bloggers make money?

    First day I get a payment from anyone, anywhere, I will be dancing in the streets.

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  5. By Michael posted on August 19, 2008 at 5:54 pm
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    In terms of profit I only make about $20 a month from my blogs. I haven’t tried too hard to monetize it instead I’ve been focusing my time towards building readership and writing good content. Don’t get into blogging for the money because it is rare to make much of any at all, instead get into blogging to get some experience writing or just to share your ideas and opinions with others.

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  6. By Dexter | Techathand. posted on August 19, 2008 at 11:52 pm
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    I can say that I am getting about 200 – 300 a month.. that is an average..

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  7. By jason posted on August 22, 2008 at 11:02 pm
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    I generated around $15,000 my first year and am on track to double that this year. My average hourly wage is much lower than if I was to just do consulting or web development work, but I’m working on strategies that will help increase that wage.

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  8. By Andy posted on November 22, 2008 at 2:01 pm
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    Great article and thanks for the information. I wrote a post on this topic ( http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2008/11/how-much-money-do-bloggers-make.html ) in reagards to the personal finance space and it was intersesting to see the great revenue potential form blogging. I make about $700 per month as discussed.

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  9. By paul posted on July 31, 2010 at 4:51 pm
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    It really matters how many visitors you get and what kind of program you are in to get money from your blog. Ex google adsense
    If you are looking for another way to make money check out makemoneyline43.tk (its a website). you get paid to take surveys

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