Problogger just posted the results of his Survey on “How Much Money Do Bloggers Earn Blogging?” (for month of October)
On 3054 responses, 855 (28%) don’t earn money, nothing, nada.
2199 bloggers (72%) are making money from their blog.
Among these 72% :
572 (26%) earn under $10 per month
264 (12%) earn between $10 and $29
286 (13%) earn between $30 and $99
418 (19%) earn between $100 and $499
176 (8%) earn between $500 and $999
88 (4%) earn between $1000 and $1499
66 (3%) earn between $1500 and $2499
88 (4%) earn between $2500 and $4999
44 (2%) earn between $5000 and $9999
22 (1%) earn between $10 000 and $14 999
198 (9%) earn more than $15 000 per month
Here the pie chart for bloggers making money (72%):
On total answers (3054), 65% are making nothing or under $100 per month. (28% nothing, 37% under $100)
35% are making more than 100$ per month, on these 9% are making more than $15 000 per month (huge)
So is a blog a good way for making money ?
- YES if you are a High-Traffic weblog or a Top Blogger.
- NO if you spend a lot of time blogging and you make less than 100$ per month.
You can earn more money by setting up a classic website and not spending as many hours as you would on a blog…
This Marketing/SEO/Entrepreneurship weblog has great numbers for October 2007 (especially impressive ratio dollars/visitors)
Unique Visitors: 6,500 (figure is growing monthly)
Pageviews: 10,600 (1.3 per visitor)
RSS Daily Readers: 900+
and good revenues :
Text Link Ads – $234.63
ReviewMe – $125
Affiliate Revenue – $105
Private Text Links – $65
Private Post Level Links – $29.20
Private Image Ad – $70
Total: 628.83 $ for october.
Adnan is leaving the Blogosphere after his “experiment to see whether the internet was an avenue forward in terms of making money online, and forming new friendships, gathering a loyal crowd of readers and using technology for progress”.
“Whilst this is not the time for a full explanation (which will come in the next few days), it is with great regret and sorrow that I announce that I’m leaving the blogosphere, and have decided to put Blogtrepreneur.com – my flagship blog – up for sale.”
Check is real even if it’s hard to believe (click to enlarge) :
It was for the month August 2005 and we can see the full month report from AdSense (he has permission from Google to display CTR and eCPM rates) : (click to enlarge)
- revenues were made on his website Nextpimp.com (Wallpapers and Free Ringtones)
- it’s 100% user generated content (494 000 members)
- at the time his expenses were 1 server @ 299$ per month for hosting, so it’s at least 130k profit.
- none of traffic was PPC (Pay Per Click) but was 70% from direct access, 15% from search engines and 15% from referrals
- stats : 75 000 uniques visitors per day
- to the question Do you think its possible to still earn that kind of revenue? (most often asked question), Jeremy answers : YES.
- Shoemoney never tried to make any money the first 1.5 years it was running. He just concentrated on providing a good service. About 2 years after he started the site he started to do good revenue from AdSense
Insane, no ?! these nice pics make me living again… even if people like “Shoemoney” are not a lot in this world…
And see, there is more to come: Shoemoney says that Adsense earnings only count for 5% of his total revenue on his websites.
In october Shoemoney’s blog gave him $ 30 000 in direct sales (advertising logos, banners).
RSSHugger just opened its doors and it’s now Free.
RssHugger is trying to help blog owners gaining more exposure while helping readers find more relevant content.
And the $10 registration fee has been removed. So it’s now completly Free. The only thing you have to is post a review about it or i you don’t want you can pay a unique $20 fee.
Rss Hugger founder is Collin LaHay, an experienced entrepreneur, search engine optimizer and and internet marketer.
His goal “was originally to get 50,000 blogs signed up with a $10 joiners fee, but due to the fact that I want to support all of the great bloggers, even those who cannot afford $10, I changed this goal to sign up 250,000 free blogs within the first year of operation. With over 112 million registered blogs, with about 175,000 new ones per day, I feel this goal is possible. The money will be used to pay off college expenses, to invest in my other internet startup companies, sponsor like-minded business folk, and continue to support Kiva, who support entrepreneurs in the developing world.”
“Now that we have removed the registration fee, and offer a completely free way to join rssHugger for 10 years, everyone that writes a quality blog should join!”
By removing the links generated by the 2000 bloggers project of Tino Buntic, they just announced the end of their current indexing system.
Why? because some of bloggers already make links in the only goal of having backlinks. But they won’t be removed. How could Technorati know that this is done on purpose or just because the bloggers like some other blogs?
May be the technorati rank should remove the counting of links in the algorithm?
I think it will be hard, and their rank is going to loose credibility in next few weeks / months.