Are you wondering how much money someone can make from blogging? Can you make a decent amount of money from blogging? You will find the answer here.
Yes, you can make a lot of money from blogging. There are bloggers in the United States of America who are earning millions of dollars from a single website per month. Thousands of American bloggers replace their current jobs with an income from a website and earn more than $10,000 per month.
Is blogging good for making money?
Yes, blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. And this is the popular passive way of making money online.
One of the most important things in blogging is the uniqueness and consistency in terms of publishing content on your website.
If you are an absolute beginner, then will suggest giving some time to blogging. Learn about what is blogging, a little bit of SEO, content writing, etc. It is necessary to gain knowledge before even starting a blog.
If required, I would highly recommend going and enrolling in a paid blogging course. Else, any time you can learn free from YouTube also.
In short, if you are starting a blog now, then I will suggest aiming for your first $100 after at least 12 months, and during that time just focus on writing great content on your website.
Once you get a decent amount of organic traffic to your website, then you can try different monetization methods on your website.
Your first $100 and the first 12 months, required a lot of patience, effort, and dedication, and then in the next 12 months, you can even earn more than $1000 per month.
Yes, blogging is a good way of making money.
Can you make good money from blogging?
Yes, you can make good money from blogging. There is no shortcut to making money from blogging. But if you keep patience and add value to your visitors, then you can make good money.
Bloggers make good money from affiliate marketing, selling online courses, or even display advertisements.
Professionals making $200,000 per month. Popular online entrepreneur Neil Patel is earning millions of dollars per month.
Apart from this, there are a number of bloggers in the USA whose income is more than their day-to-day corporate job.
Factors that impact how much money your blog will make
Not all blogs earn the same amount of money. A lot of factors depend on how much money your blog will earn. Here are a few factors that will impact your blog income.
1. Your Blog Niche
Your blog niche selection will decide mostly how much your blog will make. And that is the reason, professionals do research for a profitable niche for their blog.
A few profitable blog niches are:
- Online money making
- Video editing
- Digital marking
- Health & Fitness
- Investment and personal finance
- Food, etc
So, if you are starting a blog now, make sure to choose a profitable niche. As a note, remember, these niches are too competitive.
2. Your Website Visitor’s Demographics
The calculation is simple, the more visitors to your blog, the more money your blog will make.
Suppose your blog is getting 50,000 page views and earning $1000, if your page views become double then the earning will also become double.
But another factor that impacts your blog earnings is the visitor’s demographics. If your website or blog gets more traffic from the United States of America, then you will make more money from your website.
If your website is getting from the below countries then you can make more money from your blog:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
The more traffic your blog will get from the United States, the more earnings will come from your blog.
3. Monetization Options
Another important factor you should look at it is, what are the different monetization options you have enabled on the website or blog.
It is always a good and recommended approach to diversify your earnings.
Let us say, you have monetized using Google Adsense (using display ads), then you can also use any affiliate link to promote a few relevant products.
Simply, you join Amazon associate programs and you will see a decent increase in your earnings.
In the say way, you can sell something online also apart from affiliate and display ads. Easily you can create a small PDF and sell it online. But make sure, the pdf is solving the problems of the users, else why people will buy a pdf that is paid one?
If you keep the pdf price, let us say, $9 and if you are able to sell 50 PDFs every month, then that will add nearly $500 to your monthly income.
Again, it depends on how much traffic organically you are getting from Google search or any other search engines like Bing search.
The sales will grow as your visits go up.
I have written a complete article on different ways you can make money from a niche website. Have a look at the article.
4. Affiliate Products Your Are Promoting
Affiliates are a great way of monetizing your website. So it is very much necessary to use high-paying affiliate networks.
If you are new to affiliates, then probably you might be mostly using the amazon affiliates, but they really pay less like 3% – 5% based on the product category.
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How much money bloggers are making from blogging?
Now, let us see, how much money bloggers are making from their websites. I have mentioned bloggers who have published their income reports mostly.
1. Adam Enfroy Making $280,000 per month from blogging
Yes, you read it right, Adam Enfroy is making $281,776 (out of which $251,328 is the profit) from his blog adamenfroy.com according to his income report.
A lot of his income is from affiliate commissions and course sales. In particular, his course sales income is $193,808 and his affiliate revenue is $80,950.
He is having less income from the display ads and that is around $7,017.
2. Amira making $78,000 per month from her blog
According to Amira’s income report, she had made $78,000 in one month in the year 2020 itself.
She makes more money by selling her own products and services, apart from affiliate marketing and sponsorships. Few dollars are coming from here self guru affiliate program and paid interviews.
She has made $67,375 by selling her own products and those are legal templates and services. From affiliate marketing, and paid interviews, she earn more than $11,000.
3. Jon Dykstra making $109,222 from his blogs
Jon is maintaining a portfolio of niche websites and making more than $100,000 per month. Most of his income is coming from display ads and very few dollars are from affiliate commissions and from his course sales.
One of his websites is getting the maximum revenue and that is nearly $90,000.
Not only from affiliates like Adam Enfroy, but you can also make a lot of money from display advertising.
4. Alex and Lauren making $972,000 per year from their blog
According to the income report from Alex and Lauren, they have made $972,000 in the year 2021.
Most of their income is from affiliate marketing which is around $445,457 in the year 2021 and from their online courses, they made $480,342 in the same year. They have two courses, one is a blogging course and the second course they have is on weight loss programs.
So, this is another example of a successful affiliate marketing site.
5. Miss Excel making more than $100,000 by selling courses on her website
You might already saw the news that Miss excel (Kat Norton) make $100,000 in a single day by selling her course. She is a Microsoft MVP in Excel and has a few popular courses in Microsoft Excel.
95% of her income is coming from selling excel courses. Not just her website but also she uses platforms like TikTok and Instagram for selling and doing marketing for her course.
So if you want to make money online, then you can create a course and sell it to a larger audience to make some good money.
6. Food blogger making more than $21,000 per month
Food blogger Kylie is making more than $20,000 from her blog every month. According to her latest income report, she earned more than $67,472 in the 2nd quarter (April, May & June) of 2022.
Here are her earnings:
- April 2022 – $20,793
- May 2022 – $24,707
- June 2022 – $21,972
One of the advantages of an online business is that there is always a very less expenditure and more profit.
7. Two Wandering Soles Making more than $75,000 in a Quarter from Travel Blog
Katie & Ben, two travel bloggers from the USA are making more than $75,000 in a Quarter. According to their income report (Feb 2019), they made $74,367 in Quarter 4 (October, November, and December).
Most of the income is from affiliate and course sales and that is nearly $53,078. They also use display ads and the total income from the display ads is $21,288.
The blogging expense is $13,246 and the net profit is $61,120.
8. Making sense of cents making more than $150,000 from her blog
Michelle who is the owner of makingsenseofcents.com is making more than $150,000 per month according to her Nov 2021 income report.
She really diversifies her income very well and the income breakout like below:
- Affiliate income – $72,042
- Course sale – $53,650
- Sponsorship – $17,500
- Display ads – $2,127
9. The Savvy Couple making nearly $50,000 per month
Here is another blogger couple who is making more than $50,000 from their blog. According to April 2021 income report, The Savvy Couple made $43,547 from their blog.
Can you guess, how much they made from sponsorships? More than $33,000. If you are thinking about how much someone can make from sponsorships? this blog is the answer.
Most of the income is from sponsorships apart from display ads, affiliates, and products.
- Display Ads: $5,041
- Affiliates: $3,739
- Sponsorships: $33,773
- Products: $994
This is the income they have in the year 2019 and you might guess the income in the year 2022.
10. Cassidy Tuttle from Succulents and Sunshine making more than $200,000 per year
According to her interview with Jim on YouTube, Cassidy Tuttle is making more than $200,000 per year. Her blog name is, succulentsandsunshine.com, and is all about succulents which is a very small niche.
She monetizes the website mainly with display ads, affiliates, and digital products. The affiliates include products they are selling are succulent plants, plant soils, etc.
They diversify the monetization including affiliates, display ads, and digital products.
If you can take your website to a decent amount of organic traffic, then you really can make money from it. And if the growth is high then you really can make a lot of money from blogging.
There are even a lot of bloggers making more than $100,000 from their blogs and that is huge. If not for that growth within a couple of years, definitely making $30,000 per month from a blog is achievable in 2-3 years’ time.
I hope you got the idea that you can make a lot of money from blogging.
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I am Steven Martinez, an online entrepreneur based in New York, United States. As the founder of several successful niche websites, I got the expertise in areas such as making money online, blogging, YouTube, affiliate marketing, and more. Through this website and blog posts, I am trying to provide insightful and actionable tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs, find ways to make money online. Read more.