Top 30 Massive Earning Blogs – Its Time To Take Action


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There is a lot of hype surrounding the topic of
blogging, especially when it comes to earning a living and becoming rich from it. So today, let us take a look at the 30 Top Earning Blogs to see how much they are actually earning and what we can learn from them. I actually saw this particular listing on Michael Dunlop’s website, however, I made some slight changes to it.

I’m really excited about this listing and even growing my own blog. Weblogs, Inc., the top blogging network, earns about $30 million per month in revenue from 13 million unique visitors per month.

30 Blogs That Earn Massive Income

Rank Website Owner Monthly Earnings (US$)
Main Income
Techcrunch Michael Arrington $200,000 Advertising Banners
Mashable Pete Cashmore $180,000 Advertising Banners
Timothy Sykes Timothy Sykes $150,000 Affiliate Sales
Perez Hilton Mario Lavandeira $140,000 Advertising Banners
Gothamist Jake Dobkin $80,000 Pay Per Click
6 Venture Beat Matt Marshall $62,000 Pay Per Click
7 Slash Gear Ewdison Then $60,000 Pay Per Click
8 Life Hacker Nick Denton $60,000 Advertising Banners
Smashing Magazine Vitaly Friedman $58,500 Advertising Banners
10 Tuts Plus Collis Taeed $55,000 Advertising Banners
11 Dooce Heather B. Armstrong $50,000 Pay Per Click
Steve Pavlina Steve Pavlina $45,000 Pay Per Click
TPM Josh Marshall $45,000 Pay Per Click
Car Advice Alborz Fallah $42,000 Advertising Banners
Problogger Darren Rowse $40,000 Advertising Banners
JohnChow John Chow $35,000 Affiliate Sales
Kotaku Nick Denton $32,000 Advertising Banners
Shoemoney Jeremy Schoemaker $30,000 Private Advertising
Coolest Gadgets Allan Carlton $30,000 Advertising Banners
20 Joystiq AOL $18,000 CPM Advertising
21 PC Mech David Risley $16,000 Affiliate Sales
22 Freelance Switch Collis Ta’eed $13,000 Membership Site
Abduzeedo Fabio Sasso $11,000 Advertising Banners
Sizlopedia Saad Hamid $9,000 Pay Per Click
Retire at 21 Michael Dunlop $5,000 Affiliate Sales
Noupe Noupe $4,930 Advertising Banners
Uber Affiliate Paul Bourque $4,500 Second Tear Affiliates
Click For Nick Nick Skeba $3,900 Pay Per Click
Tyler Cruz Tyler Cruz $3,200 Advertising Banners
30 Just Creative Design Jacob Cass $3,000 Services

How The Pro Bloggers Make Money

There are many ways to make money through a blog and most of the bloggers listed above have perfected monetization techniques that suit their particular niche. Most bloggers don’t use all methods since not all methods will work for every blog.


Methods of Monetization

1) Banner Advertisement

This is the oldest and most popular method of advertising and can be done privately or through sites like Commission Junction. These sites allow you to place ads on your blog on behalf of other advertisers who pay you for clicks and sales.

2) Cost per Impression Advertising (CPM)

This method is most suitable for sites that receive lots of traffic and earnings are made, on average, per 1,000 impressions (page views) rather than clicks. Visit Adtegrity for CPM Advertising

3) Affiliate Commissions

This allows site owners to make sales on behalf of product owners while earning commissions on completed sales. Usually no upfront sales pitch is required to make a sale and the product owners handle the processing of transactions through their own system. Commission Junction and Amazon Associates offer great affiliate programs.

4) Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Google Adsense offers a very easy method of incorporating pay-per-click ads on websites

Which advertising methods work best for your blog? Please leave a comment to let us know.

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29 Responses

    • Sam

      03/08/2010, 02:46 am

      Thanks for commenting. I’m glad that combination works for you. I will be focusing more on affiliate sales in the near future.

    • Sam

      03/16/2010, 08:56 am

      For real Kharim.

      I would love to see some Jamaican blogs on this list. I won’t be satisfied until that happens.

  1. Mississauga Movers

    03/19/2010, 01:37 pm

    Nice list, I’d love for my blog to be up there in one of these lists someday too but I don’t think that will ever happen. I’m surprised all these guys actually disclose their earnings. -Josh
    .-= Mississauga Movers´s last blog ..Calgary Movers =-.

  2. andy

    04/04/2010, 02:04 pm

    Wow. I had no idea you could make so much money blogging. If I made that kind of money, my car would likely be much faster. Anyway, so far I just enjoy talking to other people online.

    Have a great day!

    - andy

  3. buddy

    04/17/2010, 10:31 pm

    This Article is really useful for a newbie like me , I’m Also trying to make money from blogging , but I’m still building up my back link and Page rank , so this article will be my guide to the next step.
    .-= buddy´s last blog ..Making the Best Password =-.

    • Sam

      04/29/2010, 05:36 pm

      That’s right Chuck.

      The rewards really do pay off when you stick to it and ride the wave. These guys are passionate about what they do which makes it so easy for them to monetize. You could probably start offering fitness courses on your blog for a small subscription fee. I think that could really work, you a have a great blog going.

  4. Top Contributer

    10/27/2011, 10:25 am

    Yeah! amazing the collection of the best blog on internet you have mentioned in the post.
    Yes many people think that if they are just launched a blog which is 1 month old get frustrated very quickly that why my blog is not getting visits and why i am not earning enough.

    let me tell you one story that it takes time at least you must wait for 1 year, to see any good results.
    your blog will perform better and better as the time goes on.
    So Just be patience and keep on promoting your blog.

  5. Stu

    04/08/2012, 08:15 pm

    This list is a couple years old, but still very interesting, and great info on how to monetize one’s own blog.

    I’ll chime in and say that I have an informational site that is monetized using a combo of PPC and affiliate links. The affiliate links make slightly more than the PPC most months. I calculated what I would make if I switched over to CPM, and it came out to only 14% of what I make on its current model.

    On the other hand, I tried PPC on one of my personal blogs and got almost no clicks at all, so it would benefit most from CPM.

  6. Aj

    07/04/2012, 05:58 pm

    Nice list Sam,
    I wish to see my blog somewhere up there sometime, I will keep hoping and keep posting to see my dream come true.