How Much Money Can You Make Blogging

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?

Most people are shocked to learn the income potential for successful bloggers.

Later in this post, I will share eighty-five blogs that are making serious money, from thousands to hundreds of thousands, to millions every month.  No typo; millions every month!

As you can imagine; it’s not easy to find the earnings for most bloggers. Although I know the approx numbers for some, if I couldn’t find a definitive amount; I excluded them from the list. There are hundreds of thousands more than what you’ll see here.

By the end of this post, you will have a better understanding of what it takes to create a highly profitable blog.  Blogging is not a get-rich-quick scenario; blogging is work; it's a serious business; yet very worthwhile!

Blog Topics

The topic ideas are endless!  Sometimes the most random, obscure niches gain more attention.

Think of any off-the-wall topic that you are interested in and Google it; add the word “blog,” and you’ll find one in your search!

In the following list, you’ll notice a wide variety of blog topics; this is only the tip of the iceberg of possibilities; the list is as large as your imagination.  

Blog Topics List:

Apartment Living
Aviation Enthusiasts
Basket Weaving
Be A Better Friend
Become a Better Writer
Become a Public Speaker
Become a Wine Connoisseur
Become Microsoft Certified
Becoming a Minimalist
Behavioral Disorders In Children
Being Location Independent
Best Scuba Locations
Bible Studies
Cake Decorating
Camping
Car Advice
Classic Cars Renovations
College Planning
Cooking Classes
Cyber Bullying
Cycling Club
Digital Marketing Services
Digital Nomads Traveling
Dirt Bikes
Disc Golf
DIY Projects
DIY's Home Décor
Donations & Volunteers.
Eating Organic
Eco-Tourism
Email Marketers
Emergency Procedures
Entrepreneurship
Family Reality Blogs

Finance Management
Fishing
Fitness Classes
Follow Your Passion
Inner Strength
Gaming
Gardening and Farming
Get Google Certified
Ghost-Hunting
Going Paleo
Goofy Site About People
Healing Broken Marriages
Health & Wellness
Helicopter Pilots
History Lessons
Home Brewing Beer
Home Decor
Homeschooling
Horse Jockeys & Races
How to Stay Married
Improve Productivity
Interior Design
Kids Toys
Learn Foreign Languages
Learn to Play Guitar
Learn To Sew
Life Coach
Lifting Weights
Live the Life You Love
Male Guide About Females
Mend Your Marriage
Mending Relationships
Mindset Mantras
Mom Sites About Babies
Online Piano Lessons
Organic Farm Growers
Organic Gardens,
Overcome Fears
Paid Travel Photographers
Pet Adoptions
Phone Applications
Photography
Pickle Ball For Beginners
Plus Size Community
Raising Children
Real Estate Agents
Recipes
Recipes
Rescue Animals
Road-map to Success
Rugby Players
RV Life
Sailboats Stories
Scuba Dive Training
Self Defense for Women
Self-Employed
Self-Sustaining Lifestyle
Selling On Amazon
Solar Power
Special Diets
Spiritual Healing
Start An Ad Agency
Surfing for Beginners
Survival Skills
Sustainable Living Off-Grid
Tattoo Artists
Technology For Business
Toddlers and Teens
Train for a Triathlon
Travel Around the World
Travel Blogs
Travel on a Budget
Unusual Jobs
Van Life
Vegan Recipes
Web Designers
Weight Loss Coach
Windsurfing
Best Seller Book
Yoga & Meditation Blogs

There is no end to the topic possibilities; when you do the right things, your blog can be wildly successful.

There's a ton more, but it's not possible to list them all! It would take weeks to write, and the list would still be incomplete!


How Many Blogs Are There In 2019?

To date, there are over 1.6 billion websites in the world; over 500 million are considered to be blogs; the authors account for over 2 million posts daily.

As you can imagine, this data isn’t easy to pinpoint, as not all platforms share their status publicly.  

Some of the income numbers are 2019, whereas others are from 2-5 years ago; which means some of the incomes may have doubled or tripled by now! I tried to locate the most up to date information for each.


4 Blogs That Started at Zero: See What They’ve Grown To Now!

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

At the age of three, Gary immigrated to the US from Belarus with his parents in 1978.  When Gary was fourteen when he started working at his father's liquor store. After graduating from college, Gary took on the daily operations of his father's business in New Jersey.

Gary renamed the store, Wine Library TV, and launched sales online.  He did a daily webcast covering various wines; through e-commerce and pricing strategies, Gary took the family business from $3 million a year to $60 million a year.

Several years later, Gary stepped away to build VaynerMedia, a digital ad agency that he co-founded with his brother.

VaynerMedia provides social media and strategy services to Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Anheuser-Busch, Mondelez, and PepsiCo.

VaynerMedia employees about 1000 people, with an estimated annual revenue of $218.3M.

No doubt, Gary loves what he does; all the hours he puts in never feels like work!  

Some of the many cool things about Gary, he’s super respectful of older people, he places high value on family heritage, and Gary gives his time freely to mentoring and educating youths worldwide on entrepreneurship and business.  


Cyan & Collis Ta'eed

In 2006, Cyan started blogging from her parent’s garage.

Collis and Cyan, were web designers, but neither knew how to run a business and even less about owning one, but they learned by growing with it!

They built their business with designers, for designers; a wonderful community based on quality and values. 

They let their team work remotely from anywhere they like for three months out of the year.  They’ve designed culture to last by incorporating ideas they would appreciate if they worked for someone else.   

Cyan said, “Imagine a world where you’re not only fueling the economy but fueling a community, that would be incredible!”

Collis & Cyan are two top-earning bloggers in the world with over a dozen high traffic blogs; they work from anywhere in the world as they travel.

Envato offers eight products, revolving around website themes and other digital assets! 

Collis & Cyan have grown envato to more than 500 employees and over $500,000,000.00!


Alborz Fallah

Alborz Fallah

Since the age of 12, Alborz has had a huge passion for cars. 

When Alborz first began to blog, like most bloggers, he wasn’t sure which topic to write about, so he created three separate blogs to see which one would stick.

He noticed that his car blog got the most traffic, so he continued building his content based on his favorite subject.  

When Alborz was 22 and studying full-time at the University of Queensland, he founded CarAdvice.com the most comprehensive and independent sources for vehicle reviews. 

Fallah’s says, “I am thankful to my parents for sparking my curiosity and providing the safety and support to try new things. I am thankful for the perseverance I learned at UQ. And I am thankful for my wife, who ignited my passion for life.”

Fallah said that his success would not have been possible without the support of his wife, with whom he has two children.

Alborz is passionate about helping the younger generation and mentors the budding entrepreneurs of UQ.

Fallah sold the majority of his stake in CarAdvice.com to Nine Entertainment for $35 million; the business now employs more than 100 staff nationally, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Alborz’s other blogs have also become big businesses; he decided to sell some to investors to free his time for other forms of media. 

Now Alborz sells DVD’s of his videos and does podcasts involving his life’s greatest passion; cars!


Russell Brunson

Russell Brunson

Russell started his career in college, blogging about “How to Build a Potato Gun,” he started selling instructions, complete with schematics and a DVD.  

During his college years, Russel worked countless hours trying to automate sales via email marketing.  At this time he was also married to his High-School sweetheart, Collette. 

Russell wanted Collette to be able to quit her job so they could start a family. But they needed the additional income until he could turn his ideas into a success.

The morning he launched his final idea, it appeared to have failed. Russell felt defeated once again and sadly, informed his wife that she would have to continue working.

A few hours later the sales started rolling in!  Finally, Russell was able to master the process, how to sell his guide for building a potato gun; making hundreds of thousands of dollars! 

He understood the sheer power of the internet and his potential to earn an obscene income online.

After years of tinkering with email marketing, Russell perfected his systems;  he uses them in his products today.  

Russell has revolutionized online marketing with his business, ClickFunnels

Russell did what most intelligent millionaires do; from the moment he started profiting, he continued reinvesting and scaling his business. Russell was able to self-fund his business, now a $360 MM success!  

Russell’s donates $1 per sale of ClickFunnels to help toward the building of schools in Africa, World Teacher Aide.

Russell, Collette and their five beautiful children, reside in Eagle, Idaho. Russell loves hanging out and taking his family on adventures!   

Russell Brunsons family


5 Things All Successful Bloggers Have In Common

As you read the blog titles and the amounts people are making from blogging, keep this in mind:

  • ​ Every blogger on this site started with “0” followers.
  •  They had no idea if they would or could be successful.
  •  They persevered even when nothing seemed to be working.     
  •  Each blogger was determined, dedicated, and continued to go for it, even in the most difficult of times.  


More Successful Blog Niches

Because it’s rare to find income data from most blogs, it isn’t possible to share the full scope of extremely profitable blogs in diverse niches.

Below you will see repeat topics, but I assure you, money can be made from almost any category when you learn and apply the right things.  


​Bloggers Making Thousands ​Per Month

Monthly 

Blog Title

Topic

$1,428.35

Weddings

$1,964.09 

Fashion

$1,576.64

Gadgets

$2,198.43 

DIY's

$2,879.67

Recipes

$2,894.00

Travel

$2903.99

Recipes

$3,000.00

Writer

$3,160.53

Blogging

$3,328.1 

Finances

$3,704.13

Blogging

$3,734.00

Recipes

$4,330.08

Recipes

$4,479.01

Finances

$4,479.64

Personal Development

$4,939.00

Finances

$6,712.00

Personal  Development

$7,076.00

Babies

$7,175.00

Finances

$8,000.00

Kids

$8,095.00 

Games

$8,872.31 

Finances

$9,755.76 

Knitting

Bloggers Making Tens of

Thousands Per Month

Monthly

Blog Title

Topic

$10,000.00

Lipstick

$10,029.00

Courses

$10,126.87

Finances

$10,800.00

Coaching

$11,723.00

Blogging

$14,844.00

Mix

$15,000.00

Bail

$15,753.29

Health

$22,157.00

Coach

$16,367.12

Travel

$25,000.00

Finances

$26,673.59

Finances

$26,921.22

Mix

$27,371.00

SEO

$30,000.00

Mix

$33,563.02

Blogging

$40,055.00

Blogging

$41,700.00 

Decor

$46,367.00

Recipes

$47,442.00

Saving

$57,407.11

Finances

$62,000.00

Mix

$66,693.05

Recipes

$70,000.00

Wellness

$70,000.00

Vehicles

$83,000.00

Blogging

Bloggers Making Hundreds of Thousands Per Month

Monthly 

Blog Title

Topic

$100,000.00

Blogging

$100,000.00

Tech

$100,000.00

Personal Development

$100,000.00

Weight Loss

$110,000.00

News

$110,000.00

Mix

$124,389.82

Blogging

$125,000.00

DIY Decor

$141,389.33

Family

$159,592.42

Finances

$175,000.00

Digital Assets

$189,971.00

Blogging

$525,593.25

Mix

$233,000.00

Flourish

$283,680.00

Blogging

$270,000.00

Entrepreneurs

$400,000.00

Science

$441,666.86

Blogging

Bloggers Earning Millions Per  Month

Monthly

Blog Title

Topic

$1 MM

Survivalist

$2.75 MM

Digital Marketing

$1.67 MM

Stock Trading

$1.68 MM

Fashion

$1.8 MM

Finances

$3.3 MM

Tech

$2.5 MM

Tech

$3.4 MM

Gossip

$4.25 MM

SEO

$5.5 MM

Gaming More

$5.6 MM

Courses

$7 MM

Podcast and Books

$18 MM

Politics  

Shocking, isn’t it?

Even if you only blog for readership and not for:

  • the income
  •  the massive sales
  • the Google rankings
  • the donations for your favorite cause
  • to find volunteers wanting to help serve your mission
  • the hundreds and thousands of followers

The number of views and readers is what makes all blogs, successful, no matter what your end goal.


Should I Start A Blog

You may be wondering if blogging could be for you.

Blogging can be for anyone who has a skill, an interest, a talent, a passion, a charity, a cause, something educational, or beneficial to others. Even something silly that's entertaining; as long as people are drawn to it and come back for more, it can be a winner! 

In case you think you can’t write, no worries, you can learn!  

Writing isn't one of my natural God-given gifts either, but I’m working on it and making improvements.

Some of the most successful blogs are not very well written, so please don't let that stop you if this is something you want to do. 

I use a chrome extension called Grammarly; you can sign up for the free version; that's all you need. 

Without this tool, my writing may be atrocious!  I learn every time it corrects my spelling or suggests other options.

If you want to blog but you're opposed to writing, a vlog (video) can be just as powerful!  You'll still want to house it on a blog for maximum exposure and a place for people to opt in to your list, and purchase other items. 

Your knowledge, desire, and passion are the most important.

Everything else is learn-able, or as Marie Forleo would say, it's figureoutable!

In the next few posts, I'll go into more detail about the process of building a blog.

If this is something you are interested in, please let me know.  Your feedback is important to me!

If you prefer learning about something else, we can move on to another topic.

My goal is to provide value, inform, educate, encourage, or inspire; hopefully, I accomplished at least one of those! 

Thanks so much for reading; have a fab week!

Leslie  😉

P.S.  Everyone / anyone has the same advantage to create content and scale at an unprecedented level!  Are you willing to sacrifice a few hours of your time to create content; and live your best possible life?


About the Author Leslie O'Neill

Leslie is the founder of MI, a digital marketing agency for brilliant business owners and entrepreneurs. When she’s not running ads, designing landing pages, websites, or email campaigns; she's probably scuba diving off some remote island in the Caribbean! Leslie's super friendly & easy to talk to. She enjoys sharing things that will help your online business. Reach out from your favorite social site and say hello; she'll be expecting you! :)

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