If you’re new to the blogging or make-money-online world, you may be asking yourself: how much do bloggers make?
And we’re not talking about phony numbers thrown out there to convert visitors on a sales page. How much do bloggers ACTUALLY make?
Is it possible to make a full-time income from blogging? Can you quit your 9-5 and run a successful online business?
I’m about to show you that, yes, you CAN totally build a successful, profitable, FULL-TIME blog!
By the way, are you thinking about starting a profitable blog? You definitely should!
If you're willing to put in time learning the ropes and lots of effort creating blog content, blogging can be extremely lucrative (and super rewarding!).
Let's take a look at what some other bloggers (in different niches) are making and how they got there.
How Much Do Bloggers Make?
---> Blogging + Online Biz
1. Melyssa Griffin
Melyssa Griffin is a 6-figure blogger with a really cool story of quitting the "rat-race" and going into what she loves full-time: helping people build businesses and have an impact in the digital world.
Most of her income comes from selling her own digital products. She also makes money through affiliate marketing.
Her last income report was published in December 2016 and she reported a monthly income of $283,680!
Her income reports through 2016 average over $100,000 A MONTH making her 2016 income over 1 million dollars.
You go girl!
2. Inspired Bloggers University
Inspired Bloggers University was started in 2015 as a resource for online entrepreneurs to start and grow profitable blogs.
The last income report from May 2016 came in at $6,845 gross revenue ($5,345 after expenses).
Not bad for a 1 year old blog!
The income comes from a combination of affiliate marketing and product sales.
3. Create and Go
Create and Go is all about helping bloggers and online entrepreneurs grow successful businesses.
Their last income report from November 2018 came in at $163,675!
They've definitely learned some major keys to blogging success!
How Much Do Bloggers Make?
1. Chasing Foxes
Silas and Grace started Chasing Foxes back in 2016 with the intention of making a full-time income.
Their blog is a mix of travel/lifestyle and budget all rolled into one. They're really honest and open about their journey and, as of August 2018, they were consistently making over $10,000 every month!
In fact, their last blog income report in August was $19,889!!
2. Just a Girl and Her Blog
Abby Lawson started Just a Girl and Her Blog back in early 2013 and she writes about home decor, organization and productivity.
Her last income report from May 2016 came in at a net profit of $32,190!
Her income was earned through a combination of digital products including eBooks, courses and printables, as well as through sponsored posts and affiliate marketing.
3. Sarah Titus
Sarah Titus is slaying the game with her lifestyle blog! Started back in 2013, she writes about everything from decor and budgeting to making money online.
She started selling her digital products and planner printables on Shopify and went on to become a millionaire from her online ventures!
Her last income report for November 2018 came in at $343,344.
How Much do Bloggers Make
---> Budgeting + Finance
1. Making Sense of Cents
No income report analysis would be complete without Michelle's incredibly popular Making Sense of Cents!
She's grown her finance blog into an empire making well over $100,000 every month.
Her last income report in October 2018 came in at $145,319.
Her blog has given her the freedom to travel the world and enjoy time with her family while raking in the bucks!
2. So Over This
So Over This is a money/lifestyle/budgeting blog that is all about escaping the rat race and becoming financially secure.
Their last income report in November 2017 came in at just over $16,000 gross and $10,017 after expenses.
Seems awesome, right?
What's even MORE incredible is that, the month before, So Over This earned $80,000 in gross revenue!!
3. Believe in a Budget
Kristin left her job and started blogging for Believe in a Budget in 2015. She went all in! She blogs about budgeting, finances and how to make extra cash from side hustles.
After 1 year, her traffic grew to over 200,000 pageviews and her income grew with it!
Her last income report from May 2016 showed her earning $7,268.
How Much Do Bloggers Make
---> Food + Recipes
1. Piping Pot Curry
Meeta runs Piping Pot Curry which is a recipe/food blog. After working on her blog on the weekends for 7 months, she decided to go full-time.
After her first year of blogging, she consistently makes over $5000/month!
Her last income report in August 2018 was $5110!
2. The Endless Meal
The Endless Meal was created by Kristen and it's a really straightforward recipe blog.
On her income report for March 2017, she made $6417 for the month!
All of this money came from affiliate marketing and for the month of March, she reports having just over 400,000 pageviews.
3. Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum is one of the biggest food blog success stories! Started by Lindsay and her husband Bjork, they grew the blog so successfully that they later went on to start Food Blogger Pro, dedicated to helping other people build THEIR food blogs!
Their last income report from April 2016 showed revenue of just over $50,000.
Although they stopped posting income reports in 2016, the blog is still thriving almost 3 years later, so you can only imagine how well they're doing now!
Wow! Those are some pretty incredible numbers!
Hopefully this gives you a better idea of what bloggers make and how they're able to transition into blogging full-time!
Have you started making money from your blog? What are your income goals for 2019 and 2020? Let me know below 🙂