FIND OUT HOW MUCH BLOGGERS REALLY MAKE ONLINE -- CHECK OUT THIS NEW WEBSITE ABOUT MONEY-MAKING ONLINE CALLED 50 OVER $50K...
by Paula Neal Mooney
The time has come.
The time is now.
Paula N. Mooney will you please publish that list now?!
(Yes, I fancy Dr. Seuss' iambic pentameter.)
My WebMaster blest me with a viral post called "Paula's List of Blogger Salaries," and the response was so wonderful, here lies an update.
It's bigger and better than ever before with more pics, and double the amount of bloggers, webmasters, domainers, affiliate marketers (or a smidgen of some or all of those titles) and their reported incomes.
How Much Do You Make?
Money is funny.
The abundance of it, the lack of it, the subject of cash in general gets attention.
While some invoke their choice not to post their online income nor discuss it at all, I've always been of the Suze Orman mindset ever since I read her first book.
Suze encourages people to talk about, compare numbers and inspire growth in each other by speaking openly about their earnings in order to improve them -- and freely admits that she made around $3 - $5 million last year from freelancing.
In the web world, Yaro Starak tended to agree with my philosophy:
"All I can say about this is that it pays to talk about how much money you make online if you want exposure."
Remember all that attention ShoeMoney got when he posted a pic of his $130-something thousand Adsense check? Nuff said.
What is considered income?
While some are strict to cut out any earnings besides the obvious blog ads and such, others consider all the swag and online services part and parcel of their webmastering or blogging booty.
Like Steve Pavlina put it when discussing his wife Erin's income earned thru readings:
"This is interesting because her blog doesn’t generate income directly, but she earns this income because of her blog."
Get Me Robert Scoble's Income!
You'll notice some people have fallen off this list, including Jason Calacanis (formerly of Weblogs, now of his new web baby Mahalo).
Jason made sure to clarify that the $3,000 per day (equaling $1.095 million annual take) reported by Google was not his solo income, but spread across the network of folks.
Same deal with Tim Flight of GPS Review, who cleared up this article from The Boston Globe stating he made $50K per year.
So those guys are gone till I can get some hard numbers.
And you won't find heavy hitters like Robert Scoble on the list...that is, till one of you blessed readers leaves a comment with a link to a valid reporting of his income.
Enough teasing, here you go:
Paula's New List of Blogger, Webmaster, Domainer, Affiliate Marketer (and any other kind of dot com mogul you can shake a jump drive at) Salaries as of June 2007
|#||Blogger, Webmaster, Domainer, Affiliate Marketer, Dot Com Mogul…or some of all of the above||Website(s)||Quote of Reported Income/Revenue||Estimated Annual Income/Site Revenue||Source|
Kevin Ham (major-league domainer)
|Many sites, like WeddingShoes.com||"$300 Million dollar empire…"||Emailed reporter to ask for annual income…will update when received||CNN Money|
Frank Schilling (major-league domainer)
|Seven Mile||"Schilling, who today maintains a $20 million-a-year portfolio from his home in the Cayman Islands..."||$20 Million||CNN Money|
|3||Markus Frind||Plenty of Fish||"Mr. Frind says the site brings in between $5 million and $10 million a year…"||$5 - $10 million per year as reported, with only 2 employees -- Markus and wife||Wall Street Journal|
|4||Michael Arrington||TechCrunch||"TechCrunch is pulling in $150,000 a month in advertising revenue," says Arrington||$1.8 million in ad revenue…Please leave link to annual income breakdown||Business Innovation|
|The Drudge Report||The Miami Herald estimated he earns $1.2 million a year...on C-SPAN, Drudge confirmed that he has broken the seven-figure mark.||$1.2 Million||Time Magazine|
|6||David Miles Jr. and Kato Leonard||Free Web Layouts||Miles says "they now average $100,000 a month from Google."||$1.2 Million||USA Today|
|Ask The Builder||"The number you reported [$511,000] for my annual income is low…" Tim Carter||I estimate $750,000 - $1 million, because Tim wrote me -- while declining to provide exact numbers, he commented that he makes much more now than the numbers reported in his Google Adsense Case Study 22 months ago||Comment from Tim Carter|
|8||Lee Dodd||CruiseLineFans.Com and more||"Last year we made close to $600,000 with YPN alone."||$600,000 - $1 million plus||Buck Being Normal Interview|
|Perez Hilton||"Perezhilton.com, which reportedly charges between $9,000 and $16,000 a week for ad space…"||$468,000 - $832,000||TMZ|
|10||Samsul "Alang" Zamzuri Abu Bakar of 15 or more sites||Mac Emulation Resources and more…||"Samsul Zamzuri Abu Bakar, who works up to 12 hours a day on his laptop, has a monthly five-figure salary...By 2005, while earning about RM2,000 from his day job, Samsul Zamzuri was already chalking up between RM7,000 ($2,000 US) and RM8,000 ($2,2385 US) in advertising fees from his stable of websites and blogs."||$35,000 - $339,000 US (assuming the "monthly five-figures" are Malaysian ringgit per unit of foreign currency and a 3.5 exchange rate to US dollars)||The New Straits Times Online|
|11||Sharon Maguire||Dog Breed Info Center||"AdSense revenue nearly doubled, to $650 per day."||$237,2500 or more||Google Adsense Blog|
|12||Amit Agarwal||Digital Inspiration||"While I have not disclosed my online earnings anywhere, all I can say is that they are in six figures (somewhere between 5 and 10 in your [first] list)…" Amit wrote.||$237,250 - $436,797||Via email from Amit Agarwal|
|13||Geoffrey AKA G-Man (a truly inspirational black hat guy)||Look What G-Man Found||RandFish says, "his earnings to me suggest somewhere in the $175,000 - $400,000 a year range."||$175,000 - $400,000||Watch video of RandFish telling how G-Man went blackhat to pay for his cancer treatments|
|14||Manolo the Shoeblogger, not Manolo Blahnik||Manolo the Shoeblogger||"The Manolo he is the six figure blogger…"||$120,000 - $999,000||Darren Rowse|
|15||Steve Pavlina||Steve Pavlina||"I currently earn about $40K/month from my blogging activities."||$480,000||Daily Blog Tips Bloggers Face Off|
|16||Rosalind Gardner||Super Affiliate Handbook||How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People's Stuff Online||$436,797||Emediawire|
|17||Darren Rowse||ProBlogger||"Paula estimates that I earn between $120,000 and $1,200,000…. she’s right :-)," Darren Rowse wrote. Several Problogger readers remember Darren last reporting earnings of $30,000 per month.||$360,000 or more||Darren Rowse, various sources|
|18||Matther Daimler and wife of SeatGuru.com||Seat Guru||"About half of the site's revenue comes through AdSense -- $10,000 to $20,000 a month -- and the rest comes from ad deals that Daimler makes with companies directly."||$360,000 or more||Washington Post|
|19||David Carter (with business partner)||Asbestos Services||"The effort, he says, will net the pair about $350,000 this year…"||$175,000 each||CNN Money|
|20||Jim Romenensko||Poynter Online||"Romenesko is paid $170,000 a year…"||$170,000||Bloggers Blog|
|21||Al Carlton of Coolest Gadgets and…||Self-Made Minds||Total $12,826.77 for March 2007||$153,921||Revenue Sources for a $10,000 a month blog|
|22||Max Goldberg||You're the Man Now Dog||July 2006 Totals: $11,105.22||$133,262||Google Adsense report|
|23||John Chow||John Chow||$10,559.40 for May 2007||$126,712||John Chow|
|24||Jeremy Schoemaker||Shoe Money||$10,000/month from direct ads||$120,000||Daily Blog Tips Bloggers Face Off|
|25||Chris Lawrence||Top Hat Weddings||"Chris Lawrence of topHatWeddings with its Internet site $10,000 per month from house…"||$120,000||Enthousiasmeren|
|26||Shawn D. Hogan||Digital Point||"Google pays Digital Point about $10,000 a month…"||$120,000||The New York Times|
|27||Daniel Kovach||College Scholarships||"Kovach turn his year-old site into a $10,000-per-month cash cow…"||$120,000||CNN Money|
|28||David Bradley of ScienceText.com and…||Science Base||"Sciencebase makes at least $100k a year."||$100,000||Comment by David on Worldwide Success|
|Connected Internet||In 6 months I’ve managed to increase my earnings from a few hundred dollars a month to currently around $8k per month…$7,964.39 in May 2007||$96,000||Daily Blog Tips Bloggers Face Off|
|Tyler Cruz: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey||"The majority of Tyler’s income comes from advertising on his sites, so he calculates his monthly earnings based on his average earnings over the last six months. It’s already sizeable - $256/day..."||$93,440||BlogNut|
|Entrepreneur's Journey||"I made $6549.52 from blogging in March…I was featured at position #19 earning $78,594 a year online (sweet!)..." Yaro wrote||$78,593||Yaro Starak|
|Grown Up Geek||$6,291 for May 2007||$75,492||Randy provided earnings via email|
|Working Nomad||"My earnings are currently averaging $6000 a month."||$72,000||Comment on Paula's List & His Site|
|34||Gobala Krishnan||Internet Marketing With Gobala Krishnan||"He claimed to be making RM20,000 to RM30,000 per month…"||$68,571.43 - $102,857.14 US assuming 3.5 exchange rate from RM||The New Straits Times Online|
|busco[Afiliados]||"Yes that was one month, but that’s not from a blog. I have 2 other AdSense accounts that make less, and I also get some money from textlinks, banner ads and ebook sales. I don’t know the annual, maybe about 60,000."||$60,000||Via email from Javier Buckenmeyer|
|36||Erin Pavlina||Redacted||"...she’s already earning over $5K/month from them…"||$60,000||From her hubby Steve|
|John TP||Revealed Adsense income of $1,218.75 for May 2007 "I earn around $5000 from my blogs"||$60,000||John TP|
|38||Gayla||Mom Gadget and an Affiliate Site||"I officially tipped the scale at just over $5,000 profit in a single month!"||$60,000||Gayla|
|39||Jason Berlinsky||Jason Berlinsky||$150.00 per day||$54,750||Comment on Paula's List and GoogleTalk|
|40||Tricia of As the Garden Grows and others||Tricia's Musings||"I do think it's closer to 4,500 per month and growing."||$54,000||Reported by email|
|41||James||Redacted||$3626.80 for Feb. 2007||$43,521||James at Redacted|
|Online Marketing Blog||"...ads in the RSS feed generate a few thousand per month."||$42,000 or much more...||Daily Blogging Tips|
|43||Shanti A. Braford||Shanti’s Dispatches||"Generally in the 2-5k range, more of it these days comes from video sites than blogging."||$42,000||Shanti A. Braford|
Thilak Raj Rao
|Tech Buzz and Blog Talks||Total for April 2007: $3061.30||$36,735||Thilak Raj Rao|
|Career Ramblings and Jane May Blogs||"A record month with over $3000 in total income."||$36,000||Jane May|
|Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine||"Hoskins reports he's seeing an additional $3,000 a month in revenue."||$36,000 or much, much more||Google Adsense Interview|
|Sabahan||"I would have made it into the list with a five figure monthly income RM…" "Hi Gaman u earn more than Rm10K a mth!" Comment response from Garman: "Yupe"||$35,000 or more (assuming a 3.5 exchange rate to convert 10K of Malaysian ringgit monthly to US dollars)||Gaman|
|48||Mubin Ahmed||Mubin Ahmed||$2,949 for May 2007||$35,868||Mubin Ahmed|
|49||Paul Tan||Paul Tan's Raves and Rants on the Automotive Industry||"Paul Tan, an automotive blogger with $70/day in Google AdSense…"||$25,550||HongKiat.com|
|50||D & J||D & J||$2,000 for May 2007||$24,000||Daily Blog Tips Bloggers Face Off|
|Get Rich Slowly||"Recently I’ve made a couple thousand dollars per month."||$24,000||J.D. Roth|
|My Debt Free Goal||"I did fairly well last month, earning $1,823.14 online"||$21,877||Amy Bass|
Deborah Ng of Freelance Writing Jobs and others…
|The Green Blog||Salary: $20,000 - $30,000||$20,000 - $30,000||Salary Stories|
|Tina Silva's Blog||$1,146.78 under PayPerPost "Top Bloggers This Month" as of June 21, 2007||$19,932||Under PayPerPost "Top Bloggers This Month" as of June 21, 2007|
|55||Teresa "Reese" Jones||Scribble Scratch - The Semi-Daily Ramblings of a Housewife||$1,143.10 under PayPerPost "Top Bloggers This Month" as of June 21, 2007||$19,866||Under PayPerPost "Top Bloggers This Month" as of June 21, 2007|
|Blogging With Desi Baba||Earnings for May 2007 Total: $1587.43|
|57||Colleen Caldwell||Simple Kind of Life||$1,075.57 earnings on PayPerPost from June 1 - June 21||$18,694||PayPerPost Top Earners Screen Sorted by Month|
|58||The Blog World||Make Money Online With The Blog World||$771.16 June -- 2 weeks?||$18,507||The Blog World|
|Liew Cheon Fong, or LcF as he likes to be known||According to HongKiat: "During the Malaysia Together Gather few months back, he told me he makes more than $50/day in Google AdSense." (I emailed LiewW to ask if he posts his income and he replied, "Paula: I do not reveal my income. Thank you.")||$18,250 or much more, assuming $50/day is US||HongKiat.com|
|60||Kim||GirlsTalkinSmack.com||"Last month was actually my best month. I made atleast $1500"||$18,000||Comment on Paula's List|
|61||Staska||Staska||$1,425.75 for April 2007||$17,109||Staska|
|Finding Financial Peace||Total Earnings as of June 20, 2007: $934||$17,045||Jennifer|
|63||Adam Dempsey||Adam Dempsey's Blog||$1,413.15 for May 2007||$16,957||Adam Dempsey|
|64||Chan Lilian||5Xmom||$932.07 earnings on PayPerPost from June 1 - 21||$16,200||PayPerPost Top Earners Screen Sorted by Month|
|65||Matthew C. Keegan||The Article Writer||$1,300 for April 2007||$15,600||Comment on Paula's List|
Mark William Wielgus
|45n5||May 2007 earnings came in at $1,242.87||$14,914||Mark William Wielgus|
|67||MenJ||Critical Thoughts, Brutally Honest||Total amount would be $1170.57 for January 2007||$14,046||MenJ himself|
|68||The Purple Crayon||The Purple Crayon||$3264.78 for 1st QTR 2007||$13,059||The Purple Crayon|
|69||Jeff Jarvis||Buzz Machine||"Jeff Jarvis, a new-media expert who makes about $1,000 a month from blogging…"||$12,000||Christian Science Monitor|
|70||Matt Coddington||Net Business Blog||"What is the blog’s monthly revenue? $1k - keep in mind it’s only 2 months old"||$12,000||Daily Blogging Tips|
|71||Darren Barefoot||Get a First Life||"...350,000 visitors in 30 days, and roughly $1,000 from Google ads…"||$12,000||CNN Money|
|72||Carl Pei||Who the hell is Carl Pei?||Total Website Earnings for May 2007: $759.02||$9,108||Carl Pei|
Kirsty from Travoholic
|Travoholic||I earned $744 for the month||$8,928||Guest Blog Post at Working Nomad|
|74||Courtney Tuttle||Make Money Online Free With Court||May 2007 Total Earnings: $715.85||$8,590||Courtney Tuttle|
|John Bokma||over 700 USD/month from AdSense||$8,400||Comment on Paula's List|
|76||David||My Two Dollars||Pulled in more than $700 for the first time…per month?||$8,400||David AKA My Two Dollars|
|Digital Filipino||$8,000 per year||$8,000||Via email|
|78||Simon||The Adsense Numerous Chinese if Babel is Working Right||$651.00 per month||$7,812||Simon|
|79||Egon||Egonitron||"Last month I made a little bit over $600 from AutomoBlog.net...my yearly blogging salary would be about $7,500"||$7,500||Egonitron|
|Adsense TW||$1,840 from Jan. to March||$7,360||Comment on Paula's List|
Paula Neal Mooney
|Paula Neal Mooney: Wheel in the sky keeps on turning…||$539.80 for May 2007||$6,477||Paula Neal Mooney|
|The Simple Dollar||"My average month since inception has put about $500 in my pocket."||$6,000||Trent Hamm|
|83||Erik Vossman||Board Shorts and Business Suits||"I think I'm on target to make $6000 a year now."||$6,000||Via email|
|Art of Money||May 2007 Earnings: $469.50||$5,634||Jon Symons|
|85||Vishal||Scrapping SAHM||"I currently am making about 400.00 a month."||$4,800||Comment on Paula's List|
|86||Derrich||Derrich||$345.37 for May 2007||$4,144||Derrich|
|87||EJ Cooksey||Make Money Online The Quick and Easy Way||$325.34 from 5/16 - 6/6/07||$3,904||EJ Cooksey|
|88||Lucia Liljegren||The Knitting Fiend||"I make about $300 a month running google ads."||$3,600||Comment on Paula's List|
|89||Skiper||My Online Web Journey||Adsense $257.37 Kontera $32.73 for May 2007||$3481||Skiper|
|90||Liza Kliko||Top Tut||"I made last month about 250$ from my blog for April 2007."||$3,000||Liza Kliko|
|91||Jeffrey Kishner||Seduction Central||May 2007 earnings: $245.82||$2949||Jeffrey Kishner|
|Genius Types||Total earnings for May 2007 rose to $245.41||$2,944||Brian Lee|
|93||Mike Perry||Mike's Money Making Mission||"All in all income from my blogs amounts to around $2000 (in 36 weeks)."||$2,888||Mikes Money-Making Mission|
|The Gospel According to Rhys||201.36||$2,416||Rhys|
|95||Judy Thomas||The $10,000 Savings Challenge||May 2007 Earnings $195.40||$2,344||Judy Thomas|
|TheAnand's Ripples||$194.75 for May 2007||$2,337||TheAnand|
|97||Sabrina||Sabrina's Money Madness||Total May 2007 online income - $194.36||$2,332||Sabrina|
|98||Munny 4 Hunny||Munny 4 Hunny||Earnings (potential) for May were $187.54 in total||$2,250||Munny 4 Hunny|
|99||Empress||Building My Empire||$185.65 for May 2007||$2,227||Empress|
|Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life||Total Income for May 2007: $178.41||$2,140||Steven Aitchison|
|101||Kumiko the Mysterious One||Cash Quests||$1,037.00 in six months||$2,074||Kumiko|
|102||Brandon Spencer||Ontora||Total Revenue: $165.12 for May 2007||$1,981||Brandon Spencer|
|103||Agent Sully||Life Learning Today||"Sadly, my number is about $150/month. Need to do some work there! But it is increasing, so I have hope!"||$1,800||Via Email from Agent Sully|
|104||Derek Semmler||Derek Semmler dot com||Grand total for May 2007 $141.70||$1,700||Derek Semmler's post|
|105||Casey||News Notion||This Months Total Earnings for May 2007: $136.63||$1,639||Casey|
A Problogger Mom
|A Problogger Mom||"Since May 1st of this year, I have earned $128.90"||$1,470||Via email from problogger mom and post|
|107||Opal||Vegan Momma||"In seven weeks I’ve made $794.67!"||$1,362||Comment on Paula's List|
|108||Swollen Pickles||Swollen Pickles||$105.78 for April 2007||$1,269||Swollen Pickles|
|109||Neil||Thought From My Life||$84.03 for May 2007||$1,008||Neil|
|Charlie on the MBTA||"Kevin Vahey has done a good deal better, turning a personal gripe into $1,000 a year of supplemental income.."||$1,000||The Christian Science Monitor|
|111||Grant||Million Dollar Project||$163.55 so far, in two months!||$981||Comment on Paula's List|
|112||Linky Love||Make Money Online: Add Your Link Exchange||overall total after 2 months : 87.09$||$522||Linky Love|
|113||tAnYeTTa (fUnNy WrItEr SiStaH wHo LiKeS fIShBoNe!)||Days Like These!||$75 --4 times a year||$300||Via email from tAnYeTTa|
|114||Big Cajun Man||How to Be Unsuccessful on the Internet||"I was thinking of reporting my whopping $200 earned last year…"||$200||Big Cajun Man|
|115||Cheynne Chong||Nerd With Swag||$41.10 per quarter||$164||Via email|
|116||Maurizio||Nafurai - Listen to someone who succeeded||May 18 - June 18, 2007 Total = $13.41||$160||Via Email from Maurizio|
|117||Mark Rosner||CAPITALAI||$5.58 per month||$66||Mark Rosner|
|118||Fame Fire||Fame Fire||Total income for May 2007 $1.59||$19||Fame Fire|
Steve Garfield -- Vlogger and Blogger
|Off on a Tangent and Steve Garfield||"I've gotten so much from giving and sharing my videos for free…"||Emailed to ask for his numbers, will update when replies||The Christian Science Monitor|
Julio aka JCM
|15,000 Dollar Mission||$2,046.60 per…what time period?||Emailed to ask for his numbers, will update when replies||Comment on Paula's List|
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