Successful Blogs Earning Money Online
For today’s post, I wanted to look at some of the most successful and profitable blogs that are currently online.
For many people that are just starting blogging, it is hard to know how much you can potentially earn. In the initial stages of setting up a blog, it can be tough to keep motivated to keep going when you’re not making much money, but given time and lots of effort a blog can take off in a big way. The best examples that you can look at are the blogs that are at the top. It certainly inspired me to learn just how much money some of the top blogs make on a daily basis.
The following list of 50 blogs are considered the best in the business. I often get inspired by these blogs, urging me on to put in the work to make my own site the best that it can be. I hope that this inspires you as well!
|Website||Owner||Daily Income||Value||Main Income|
|1||The Huffington Post||Arianna Huffington||$29,896||$21.82 Million||Pay Per Click|
|2||Mashable||Pete Cashmore||$15,781||$11.52 Million||Advertising Banners|
|3||Techcrunch||Michael Arrington||$14,816||$10.82 Million||Advertising Banners|
|4||Engadget||Peter Rojas||$9,861||$7.2 Million||Advertising Banners|
|5||Smashing Magazine||Vitaly Friedman||$6,382||$4.66 Million||Advertising Banners|
|6||Tuts+||Collis Taeed||$5,068||$3.7 Million||Membership Area|
|7||Life Hacker||Nick Denton||$4,821||$3.52 Million||Advertising Banners|
|8||Gizmodo||Attila Talos||$3,918||$2.86 Million||Advertising Banners|
|9||Perez Hilton||Mario Lavandeira||$3,645||$2.66 Million||Advertising Banners|
|10||Joystiq||AOL||$1,752||$1.28 Million||CPM Advertising|
|11||Problogger||Darren Rowse||$1,751||$1.28 Million||Advertising Banners|
|12||Kotaku||Nick Denton||$1,599||$1.17 Million||Advertising Banners|
|13||Six Revisions||Jacob Gube||$1,587||$1.16 Million||Advertising Banners|
|14||Noupe||Noupe||$1,400||$1.02 Million||Advertising Banners|
|15||Venture Beat||Matt Marshall||$1,251||$913,721||Pay Per Click|
|16||CopyBlogger||Brian Clark||$1,184||$864,861||Affiliate Sales|
|17||Abduzeedo||Fabio Sasso||$983||$718,239||Advertising Banners|
|18||Talking Points Memo||Joshua Marshall||$887||$647,750||Advertising Banners|
|19||WPBeginner||Syed Balkhi||$692||$505,420||Affiliate Sales|
|20||Matt Cutts||Matt Cutts||$0*||$488,944|
|21||Steve Pavlina||Steve Pavlina||$664||$485,024||Pay Per Click|
|22||Slash Gear||Ewdison Then||$621||$453,999||Pay Per Click|
|23||Smart Passive Income||Pat Flynn||$607||$443,406||Affiliate Sales|
|24||John Chow||John Chow||$555||$405,242||Affiliate Sales|
|25||Freelance Switch||Collis Ta’eed||$533||$389,517||Membership Area|
|26||Shoemoney||Jeremy Schoemaker||$485||$354,112||Private Advertising|
|27||Gothamist||Jake Dobkin||$452||$330,022||Pay Per Click|
|28||Entrepreneurs Journey||Yaro Starak||$389||$284,170||Affiliate Sales|
|29||IncomeDiary||Michael Dunlop||$382||$279,505||Affiliate Sales|
|30||Chris Brogan||Chris Brogan||$371||$271,147||Affiliate Sales|
|31||Matts Marketing Blog||Matt Carter||$302||$220,834||Affiliate Sales|
|32||ClickNewz||Lynn Terry||$239||$174,873||Affiliate Sales|
|33||Dooce||Heather B Armstrong||$229||$167,580||Pay Per Click|
|34||Coolest Gadgets||Allan Carlton||$227||$166,069||Advertising Banners|
|35||Tony Robbins||Tony Robbins||$193||$141,526||Affiliate Sales|
|36||Just Creative Designs||Jacob Cass||$185||$135,497||Advertising Banners|
|37||David Risley||David Risley||$137||$100,588||Affiliate Sales|
|38||Car Advice||Alborz Fallah||$127||$92,886||Advertising Banners|
|39||Sizlopedia||Saad Hamid||$118||$86,842||Pay Per Click|
|40||Gary Vaynerchuk||Gary Vaynerchuk||$88||$64,744||Affiliate Sales|
|41||PC Mech||David Risley||$82||$59,955||Affiliate Sales|
|42||Timothy Sykes||Timothy Sykes||$81||$59,284||Affiliate Sales|
|43||Joel Comm||Joel Comm||$75||$55,408||Affiliate Sales|
|44||Tyler Cruz||Tyler Cruz||$74||$54,736||Affiliate Sales|
|45||Chris Garrett||Chris Garrett||$67||$49,327||Affiliate Sales|
|46||Money Dummy||John Paul Aguiar||$65||$48,093||Affiliate Sales|
|47||Retireat21||Michael Dunlop||$65||$47,487||Affiliate Sales|
|48||Revenews||ReveNews, LLC||$64||$47,122||Affiliate Sales|
|49||StandOutBlogger||Thomas Sinfield||$59||$43,633||Affiliate Sales|
|50||BlogBareFoot||Carrie Wilkerson||$37||$27,390||Affiliate Sales|
[* - Matt Cutts has stated (see comments section) that he doesn't actually earn any money directly via his blog. Instead he utilizes Twitter to promote various products and merchandise to his many followers. Still a viable blog to feature on this list though, as it shows that other methods can be used to make money online.]
This list is only an estimate of the true worth of these sites. If anything, these are probably UNDERestimates, as many of these sites have many streams of income. Check out our ‘30 Ways Your Website Can Earn You Money‘ to learn of other ways in which you can monetize your website.
It took me quite a bit of time to research this ‘Top 50 Earning Blogs‘ list. I learnt a lot from doing this and found loads of interesting sites and bloggers. I believe that this list helps to illustrate the ladder of success that we all strive to climb up.
OnlineIncomeTeacher.com doesn’t feature on the list YET, however I will strive to work hard to achieve a place amongst these outstanding names. I hope you feel as inspired as I do!
Disclaimer:- The website’s featured in this top 50 list are only estimates and are not 100% accurate! This is just an indication of how well they are doing regarding making money from their blog. All of the ‘Daily Income’ & ‘Value’ statistics were calculated using the free tool ‘SiteWorthChecher.com’ which can be used to estimate the worth of a website.
If you believe that you deserve a place on the ‘top 50 earning blogs’ list, or know of any blogs that should, please comment below!