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Do people that have popular blogs make lots of money from them?

Asked by jca (36046points) February 5th, 2012

Lately I have been enjoying looking at blogs. Craft blogs, home renovating blogs, decoating blogs, cooking blogs – it seems there are blogs for everything. I see they have links to advertisers and suppliers. I enjoy looking at the photos and reading the text.

Do the people that have their own blogs make a lot of money from them? If you’re wondering what I mean when I say “lots of money” I mean enough to quit a full time job and live comfortably -meaning paying all their bills with some left over.

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jrpowell's avatar

Not really. Gruber over at Daringfireball.net did. I am lucky to cover my hosting cost with my blog/forum clusterhole.

Now that I actually read what you said. Yeah you can but the keyword is “popular”. Gruber gets way more hits a day than Fluther. Like 10X as many.

marinelife's avatar

Not many of them make that much money.

JaneraSolomon's avatar

Perhaps the most successful blogger has been Arianna Huffington, who sold her blog/news aggregator “Huffington Post” for $315 Million, but most aren’t that lucky. How successful a blog is depends on the usual and predictable things: popularity/readership and the ability to attract and retain sponsorship.

YARNLADY's avatar

Most of the people I know do not make any money from their blogs. They pay to have the blog. The only one’s I know that make money are employees of a newspaper or other company.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Not most of the blogs, no, because there are so many blogs. But there are people who are professional bloggers and make enough money to live off of blogging. They’re normally not just solo bloggers, but with a larger website that employs a few bloggers and pays them.

Jeruba's avatar

I know one guy who does. He makes a very comfortable living from two blogs, and he conducts workshops telling how to do it. I guess he makes money from those as well.

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