25 Top Money Earning Bloggers – Here’s How To Make Money Blogging

According to Google, approx 5,400 people a month search for the term: How To Make Money Blogging.

So I thought I would do some research on the top 25 bloggers and how they make their money so I could share it with you here.  But there are tons more success stories out there. The internet is filled with people quietly making an amazing income with their own blogs or websites. Most of which we never hear about.

Some of the blogs I found while researching this article are fairly popular “well known” sites now, but they all started out just the same as any other blog.

I love looking through lists like this, they inspire me to work harder and help keep me motivated towards my own goals of $100k a month for this site. I would also love to hear from other bloggers, or aspiring bloggers in the comments below.

Browse through the list and get inspired and when you are ready to start your own blog, check out our step by step tutorials here.

A quick disclaimer before we move on…

Some of the sites in this list have been estimated or given a “best guess” so they are likely not 100% correct. But I have included the estimates to give you some idea of the potential of this type of online business. If you have any more accurate information, please let me know and I will do my best to keep this list updated.

The Huffington Post – $2,500,000 p/mth

The-Huffington-Post

Founder: Arianna Huffington
Estimated Earnings: $2,500,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Pay Per Click

TechCrunch – $800,000 p/mth

tech-crunch

Founder: Michael Arrington
Estimated Earnings: $800,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

Mashable – $600,000 p/mth

Mashable

Founder: Pete Cashmore
Estimated Earnings: $600,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

Perez Hilton – $450,000 p/mth

perez

Founder: Mario Lavandeira
Estimated Earnings: $450,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

Engadget – $300,000 p/mth

engadget

Founder: Peter Rojas
Estimated Earnings: $300,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

Noupe – $200,000 p/mth

noupe

Founder: The Blonde Salad
Estimated Earnings: $200,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Private Advertising

 

Smashing Magazine – $190,000 p/mth

Smashing

Founder: Vitaly Friedman
Estimated Earnings: $190,000 per month
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

Smart Passive Income – $150,000 p/mth

Smart-Passive-Income

Founder: Pat Flynn
Estimated Earnings: 150,000 per month
Method Of Earnings: Affiliate Commissions

 

Timothy Sykes – $150,000 p/mth

Tim-Sykes

Founder: Timothy Sykes
Estimated Earnings: $150,000
Method of Earnings: Product Sales

 

Life Hacker – $110,000 p/mth

lifehacker

Founder: Gina Trapani
Estimated Earnings: $110,000
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

Gothamist = $110,000 p/mth

Gothamist

Founder: Jake Dobkin
Estimated Earnings: $110,000
Method of Earnings: Pay Per Click

 

Tuts Plus – $110,000 p/mth

tuts

Founder: Collis Taeed
Estimated Earnings: $110,000
Method of Earnings: Memberships

 

John Chow – $100,000 p/mth

john-chow

Founder: John Chow
Estimated Earnings: $100,000
Method of Earnings: Affiliate Commissions

 

Venture Beat – $100,000 p/mth

VB

Founder: Matt Marshall
Estimated Earnings: $100,000
Method of Earnings: Pay Per Click

 

Slash Gear – $80,000 p/mth

Slashgear

Founder: Ewdison Then
Estimated Earnings: $80,000
Method of Earnings: Pay Per Click

 

Car Advice – $70,000 p/mth

car-advice

Founder: Alborz Fallah
Estimated Earnings: $70,000
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

Gawker – $60,000 p/mth

Gawker

Founder: Nick Denton
Estimated Earnings: $60,000
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

Dooce – $50,000 p/mth

Dooce

Founder: Heather B. Armstrong
Estimated Earnings: $50,000
Method of Earnings: Pay Per Click

 

Steve Pavlina – $45,000 p/mth

Steve-P

Founder: Steve Pavlina
Estimated Earnings: $45,000
Method of Earnings: Pay Per Click

 

Talking Point Memo – $45,000 p/mth

TPM

Founder: Joshua Micah Marshall
Estimated Earnings: $45,000
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

ProBlogger – $40,000 p/mth

ProBlogger

Founder: Darren Rowse
Estimated Earnings: $40,000
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

Expert Photography – $30,000 p/mth

Expert-Photography

Founder: Joshua Dunlop
Estimated Earnings: $30,000
Method of Earnings: Product Sales

 

Shoemoney – $30,000 p/mth

ShoeMoney

Founder: Jeremy Schoemaker
Estimated Earnings: $30,000
Method of Earnings: Private Advertising

 

Coolest Gadgets – $30,000 p/mth

Coolest-Gadgets

Founder: Allan Carlton
Estimated Earnings: $30,000
Method of Earnings: Banner Ads

 

1stWebDesigner – $20,000 p/mth

1st-Web-Designer

Founder: Dainis Grveris
Estimated Earnings: $20,000
Method of Earnings: Product Sales

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