Top 10 Bloggers of the world and their earnings

We all know Blogging is a hobby and half of humans on internet have a blog. But do you know its becoming a serious business, more serious than you can ever imagine. Do you know that there are some bloggers in the world whose earnings sometime exceeds the earning capability of a large firm where thousands of people work.These are the people who have created a new breed of business.

A business where no investement is required except a laptop and an Internet connection (sometime nominal hosting charges).



A business  which anyone can start off but some can really make it BIG.

A business which is location Independent .

A business where 99% of the people start it a hobby and after sometime they see that this hobby had surpassed their lifetime income.

I have tried to collect few bloggers and their earning from the whole world. Have a Look.

1) Blog – TechCrunch

michael-arrington

Michael Arrington

Name – Michael Arrington

Age – 40 years

Earning – $8,00,000 per Month

Topics – Sillicon valley startups

Alexa Rank – 355

Launched2005

Visitors 26 million page views per month

Twitter followers – 1.5 million

Advertising methods -Adsense , Banner Ads,Text advertising

About – TechCrunch was started by Michael Arrington in his backyard as a hobby . The problem with him was that he was obsessed with silicon valley startups. He updated his blog with 20-30 posts every day giving minute details of each and every budding idea in the valley. He attended every seminars and presentations and inserted his head into the veins of budding entrepreneurs. His blog constantly rose up and now have become the best tech blog in the world. His blogging team now comprises of 40 bloggers and he had extended his network of other tech blogs.

Michael is now the 1400 character twitter for sillicon valley giving you the latest updates and crunching his bank balance with the huge money earned from advertising on his blogs.

2. Mashable

pete cashmore

Pete cashmore

Name Pete CashMore

Earning – $6,00,000 Per Month

Topics – Social media

Alexa Rank – 281

Age – 26 Years

Launched – 2005

Monthly Page Views25 million

Twitter Followers – 2 million


Pete Cashmore started Mashable when he was 19 year old. Now Mashable is the most read blog centered around social media. He have converted mashable into a multi author blog and is now one of the hottest geek on the planet.

3. Perez Hilton

perez hilton

Perez hilton

Name – Mario Lavandeira

Earning $2,00,000

Daily Visits – 1 Million Visitors a day

Launched – 2005

Advertising methodsBanners

Topics – Celebrity Gossip

Mario Lavandeira is the man who earns so much by just spreading rumors and juicy gossips of celebrities. He writes 25-30 post everyday. Blogging have made him a celebrity and he regularly gets featured on talk shows and events.

4. Timothysykes

tim sykes

tim sykes

NameTimothy Sykes

Earning – $ 1,80,000

Age – 29 Years

Topics – Stocks

Revenue sources From affiliate sales and his paid memebership schemes.

Tim sykes make money writing about money. He had written more than 2000 blog posts till date and give penny stock tips for everyone who can afford his membership area.

5. TutsPlus

collis taeed

collis taeed

NameCollis Taeed

Earning – $1,20,000

Topics – Tutorial covering design and tools.

Revenue Source – Membership

Coolis taood is a german web designer who has turned its blog into the most powerful tutorial blog on earth.

6. Gothamist

Jake Dobkin

Jake Dobkin

Name – Jake Dobkin

Earning $1,10,000

TopicsNewyork city life and events

Founded – 2003

Revenue source – Double Click

Page views – 3.6 Million per month

Almost 75% of the vistor in his blog comes from the richest part on earth (NewYork) and thats the reason behind his high income instead of low visitor statistics.

7. VentureBeat

Matt Marshall

Matt Marshall

Name – Matt Marshall

Earning – $1,00,000

Started -2006

Topics – Venture Capital and startups


Matt is MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown University and holds a PhD in Government. Earlier to blogging he was a j0urnalist. Clearly he shifted to online journalism and shifted well.

8. Lifehacker

gina trapani

gina trapani

Name –   Gina Trapani

Earning – $1,08,000

Vistors – 0.3 million visitors per day

Founded – 2005

Topics – Downloads, software and tips


Alexa Rank – 689

Gina is a web developer and tech writer based in san diego and has turned lifehacker into a collaborative money making machine on internet.

 

 

9. Smashing Magazine

vitaly friedman

vitaly friedman

Name –  Vitaly Friedman

Earning – $1,50,000 per month

Topics – Web Design and development

Smashing magazine is the ultimate resource for web desing on web and Vitaly is hugely benefited from this fact.

 

10. ReadWriteWeb

richard macmanus

richard macmanus

Name – Richard MacManus

Earning – $60,000

Topics – Social media and web trends

Richard Macmanus from newzealand is the founder and co author of readwriteweb and is sharing one of the most profitable weblog in the world.

The list is endless and i could have added more here but the point is that there is no point spending time reading about persons who made it big. I guess ten are enough.

Go on , choose a topic which suits you and start a blog.



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  1. Digital Gupshup September 26, 2010
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