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Superstar Bloggers Making Fortunes Online

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.

Special Notes:

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.

To Our Blogging Success,


30 Blog’s That Make A Lot Of Money Online

RankWebsiteOwnerMonthly EarningsMain Income
1The Huffington PostArianna Huffington$2,330,000Pay Per Click
2MashablePete Cashmore$560,000Advertising Banners
3Perez HiltonMario Lavandeira$450,000Advertising Banners
4TechcrunchMichael Arrington$400,000Advertising Banners
5Smashing MagazineVitaly Friedman$190,000Advertising Banners
6Timothy SykesTimothy Sykes$150,000 Affiliate Sales
7GothamistJake Dobkin$110,000Pay Per Click
8Tuts PlusCollis Taeed$110,000Membership Area
9Car AdviceAlborz Fallah$70,000Advertising Banners
10Venture BeatMatt Marshall$62,000Pay Per Click
11Slash GearEwdison Then$60,000Pay Per Click
12Life HackerNick Denton$60,000Advertising Banners
13SmartPassiveIncomePat Flynn$58,651Affiliate Commissions
14DooceHeather B. Armstrong$50,000Pay Per Click
15Steve PavlinaSteve Pavlina$45,000Pay Per Click
16Talking Point MemoJoshua Micah Marshall$45,000Advertising Banners
17ProbloggerDarren Rowse$40,000Advertising Banners
18KotakuNick Denton$32,000Advertising Banners
19ShoemoneyJeremy Schoemaker$30,000Private Advertising
20Coolest GadgetsAllan Carlton$30,000Advertising Banners
211stWebDesignerDainis Gr?veris$20,000Product Sales
22JoystiqAOL$18,000CPM Advertising
23PC MechDavid Risley$16,000Affiliate Sales
24Freelance SwitchCollis Ta'eed$15,000Membership Area
25AbduzeedoFabio Sasso$12,000Advertising Banners
26SizlopediaSaad Hamid$11,000Pay Per Click
27Overhead in New YorkMichael Malice$9,000Advertising Banners
28Six RevisionsJacob Gube$9,000Advertising Banners
29NoupeNoupe$8,000Advertising Banners
30Expert PhotographyJoshua Dunlop$5,000Affiliate Sales

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.

Advertising Banners

By far the most popular advertising method so far in 2009. 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.

CPM Advertising

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.

Affiliate Sales

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 (by lawrence). Can be very lucrative if done right!

The Longer You’re Not Taking Action, The More Money You’re Losing

The biggest difference between people who create successful websites and people who fail, is those who make it didn’t give up.

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To Your Blogging Success,

Michael Dunlop

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