More than 33.9 million new blogs are created every month. A blog is not just a discussion site anymore. It is an immensely effective tool to make money. Many people worldwide have made blogging their livelihood successfully.
Here are the top 10 earners and richest bloggers in the world as of 2015.
10) Ewdison Then ($60,000 – $80,000 per month)
Ewdison Then is the co-founder of R3 Media LLC, the media company behind SlashGear & Android Community. His background in high performance computing and application development helps him deal with product development successfully. Most of Then’s revenue comes from pay-per-click advertising. His blog helps people get hold of latest gadgets and apps.
9) Matt Marshall ($50,000 – $100,000 per month)
Matt was a successful journalist before he turned an entrepreneur. This immensely successful blogger started blogging in 2006. He launched VentureBeat in September 2006 after realizing that no one was covering the entrepreneurial and tech innovation scene with the depth that he was. VentureBeat is an informative blog that covers a range of topics.
8) Gina Trapani (around $110,000 per month)
Gina is the only woman in this list. She is the CEO and founder of Lifehacker, a blog about life hacks and software. She is very active in the social media community. Her focus on Lifehacker was to find ways to do things better. Currently she is leading development of ThinkUp, an open-source social media aggregation, and analysis tool at Experts Labs.
7) Collis Ta’eed ($55,000 – $120,000 per month)
Collis Ta’eed is the co-founder of Envato, a company that operates a group of eight online marketplaces that sell creative stock a$$et for web designers. He is the owner of TutsPlus, an informative site that offers online courses and tutorials on web development, design, illustration, photography, video, music and other digital courses.
6) Jake Dobkin ($80,000 – $110,000 per month)
Jake is the creator of gothamist.com, a blog that contains information about the genres of food, events and art. If you are planning your vacations and want to know about the cuisines in some city, gothamist is just right for you. Here you can find information about cities like Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai, Toronto and Washington DC.
5) Timothy Sykes ($150,000 – $180,000 per month)
American stock trader, entrepreneur, penny stock expert and successful blogger Timothy Sykes is smart when it comes to stocks. If you want to know how to make plenty of money, you should read his blog. He makes more than $2 million per month from stock operations. He has trained many people and his blog posts are helping many become rich. Tim is best known for using his bar mitzvah money to make over $1 million in trading while he was at Tulane University.
4) Vitaly Friedman ($150,000 – $190,000 per month)
Vitaly Friedman founded the Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for professional web designers and developers. If you are a web designer, you will find useful techniques and best practices here. Most of his revenue comes from advertising banners. High quality tutorials in the magazine have helped many web designers and developers all over the world.
3) Perez Hilton ($200,000 – $400,000 per month)
Mario Armando Lavanderia, Jr., better known as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger, television personality and columnist. This powerhouse blogger launched his blog PerezHilton.com in 2005. The blog is about celebrity news, scandals, etc. The gossip blog is one for the most visited in the world.
2) Pete Cashmore ($560,000 – $600,000 per month)
Pete Cashmore is the founder and CEO of the popular digital media website Mashable. It is a Technorati Top 10 blog. Mashable covers anything from technology and business to lifestyle and entertainment. It is the largest independent site. He started it in his bedroom in Scotland when he was 19 years old. He also writes weekly column on technology and social media at CNN. According to the Sunday Times, Cashmore has an estimated net worth of $230 million (£150m) as of 2015.
1) Michael Arrington ($500,000 – $800,000 per month)
Michael Arrington is considered the richest blogger in the world with an estimated monthly earnings of $800,000. He is the founder of TechCrunch, a leading technology blog. It is the one stop destination for technology news. If you like to be updated regarding the latest in technology, you need to visit TechCrunch.
There is lot of dedication, talent, business acumen and luck behind the success of these rich bloggers. They have reached where they are due to drive, pa$$ion and expertise in their respective niches.