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Bloggers Income Report: How Much Money Do Top Bloggers Make And How

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Making money online and generating a residual income stream is what many full time bloggers strive. There are stories about bloggers making six figure incomes and it is but natural to be curious about who is making how much and what the sources of income are. In this post we will cover few such bloggers who are making a decent amount of money online and also go behind the scenes to see who is running the show and what his website parameters are. The details of latest income reports will also be listed.

  • The format followed is introduction of the blogger, the vital statistics of his blog and the earnings report.
  • While concluding the post we will analyze the data and present some interesting facts, which we hope will be immensely beneficial for any blogger who wants to earn his living online.

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1. Smartpassiveincome.com

Introduction:

Pat Flynn - Smartpassiveincome.comSmartpassiveincome.com earned a total of $54,747.28 in the month of March 2013. This blog is owned by Pat Flynn. The details of income and its breakdown will follow later but let us first find out who is Pat Flynn. Here is Pat’s version on his blog:

I’m a 30 year old dude from Southern California who makes a living on the internet. I consider myself the luckiest person on Earth.

I didn’t win the lottery, I don’t drive a fancy car, and I’m not a millionaire. What I do have is a beautiful wife, two amazing children, a loving family, awesome friends, and a line of work that allows me to spend most of my time with them.

Pat writes around 5 -10 posts per month along with podcasts, webinars, interviews of other bloggers who’ve carved their own niche in online markets and is a popular speaker in global events. Before taking on full time blogging, Pat was working as a Job Captain in an architecture firm. The first thing you notice about Pat is his open-ness, he hides nothing. You can read more about how his journey into online domain began and what did it take to earn his first dollar online on his blog – smartpassiveincome.com.

Vital Statistics:

Following are the vital parameters of Pat’s blog smartpassiveincome.com. Please note that Pat owns multiple niche websites and they all contribute to his online income.

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 6,546
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 3,859
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 3,176
  • Google Page Rank: 5
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 866
  • Twitter Followers: 63405
  • Facebook Likes: 32,961
  • Pat Flynn in Google + Circles: 2743
  • Feedburner Readers: 68548
  • Email Subscribers: 25000

What does Pat offer to his email subscribers?

Pat offers an eBook guide and a weekly newsletter to his email subscribers as mentioned on his blog:

PAT’S EBOOK GUIDE

Enter your name and email below to get Free Instant Access to the most comprehensive guide available on how to Publish, Market, and automate your own killer eBook.

Over 25,000 people have enjoyed my eBook and receive a weekly newsletter with exclusive online business and blogging tips.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $54,747.28

Income Breakdown:

  • Affiliate Earnings: $44,829.89
  • GreenExamAcademy.com Product Sales: $3,456.12
  • SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com: $2,836.57
  • iPhone Applications: $2,715.09
  • CreateaClickableMap.com: $489.51
  • 2 Other Mini Experimental Sites and YouTube (adsense): $420.10

2. Pinchofyum.com

Introduction:

Pinchofyoum.com TeamPinchofyum.com is a food blog owned by a husband and wife team Lindsay and Bjork. This blog earned a total of $$6,914.71 in the month of March 2013. Lindsay is a teacher, pug lover, and dessert eater from Minnesota handles the writing, photography and cooking part while the technicalities and making money is handled by her husband Bjork. Why they are into blogging? Well.. here are the reasons given by Lindsay herself:

Blogging is a lot of work. So why do it?

There are so many things about this process that have been meaningful and rewarding for me.

  • sharing yummy food with other food lovers
  • helping others start their own blog
  • sharing photography tips in a food photography eBook
  • developing the blog into a source of income
  • showing others how they can do the same in our monthly income reports

Plus a big benefit of the income that we earn from the blog is that it helps us make this year of living and working in the Philippines a reality.

The team at pinchofyum.com regularly posts recipes to their blog. The frequency of posting varies between 25-30 posts per month and enjoys a good readership. The blog posts are loaded with eye-catching pictures of the recipes. It is obvious from the quality of things that the team takes good care of what goes live on their blog. Pinchofyum.com is a part of Blogher blogging network.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for the blog pinchofyum.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 65,840
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 15,676
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 1,237
  • Google Page Rank: 4
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 670
  • Twitter Followers: 1980
  • Facebook Likes: 9621
  • Lindsay Ostorm in Google + Circles: 196
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Though the exact number of email subscribers and feedburner stats are not available, the team at pinchofyum.com do offer blogging tips to users who subscribe.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $6,914.71

Income Breakdown:

  • BlogHer – $3,010.77
  • Tasty Food Photography – $1,354.50
  • Bluehost – $1,235
  • Google AdSense – $1,012.46
  • The Thesis Theme Affiliate Program– $122.43
  • Elegant Themes – $78
  • BuySellAds – $61.14
  • Amazon Affiliate Program – $40.41

3. Leavingworkbehind.com

Introduction:

Tom Ewer Leavingworkbehind.comLeavingworkbehind.com is one of the successful niche blogging example which made $6883.25  in the month of February 2013. The man behind leavingworkbehind.com is Tom Ewer whose aim is to help as many people as possible realize their own dream of quitting their jobs. He himself quit his lucrative job in 2011 to pursue his dream of owning a business. To understand the sense of freedom he achieved from leavingbehindwork.com this quote from his blog should be sufficient.

I have worked from my home in Rugby, my sister’s home in Texas, a condo in Colorado, a hotel room in Serbia, a cruise ship in the Atlantic and many other places. I am completely free from the constraints of a 9-to-5 job and live life on my own terms.

Tom realized his potential and carved out a niche for himself that gave him prestigious achievements like  getting published on Lifehacker, interviewed by FreelanceSwitch and named a ProBlogger “Blogger to Watch.” In less than two years Tom has written nearly 1,000 blog posts for tens of blogs. Tom publishes 10- 15 posts on leavingworkbehind.com per month. His posts are well researched and have high authoritative value.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for the blog leavingworkbehind.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 62,048
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 32,034
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 385
  • Google Page Rank: 4
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 256
  • Twitter Followers: 13674
  • Facebook Likes: 1118
  • Tom Ewer in Google + Circles: 604
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: 1000’s
How did Tom get this many email subscribers?

Tom offers the subscribers of his blog a free ebook which gives insight on competition analysis and keyword research guide as posted on leavingworkbehind.com:

Join thousands of happy subscribers to get exclusive emails and a copy of my free keyword research and competition analysis guide!

Tom has kept the fields in  his ebook subscriber form to a minimal level he only has one field – the email one.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $6883.25

Income Breakdown:

  • Freelance writing:$4,722.21
  • Websites:$11.21
  • Affiliate Marketing (Leaving Work Behind):$963.03
  • Information Products:$973.56
  • eBooks:$108.23

4. Shoutmeloud.com

Introduction:

Harsh Agarwal - ShoutMeLoudShoutmeloud.com is a blog owned by Engineer turned professional blogger from India Harsh Agarwal. Shoutmeloud.com earned a total of $8642 in the month of March 2011. Shoutmeloud.com was started in 2008 and over these years it has grown into one of the largest and most popular internet marketing blog. Harsh loves computer and technology, he successfully converted his passion into a full time lucrative residual income stream. According to Harsh:
I’m a normal guy who lives life to the fullest, loves travelling and lives a happy-go-lucky kind of life. I like to talk stuff related to marketing, solopreneurship and art of living. I have network of Blogs under main brand “ShoutDreams” and I blog for passion. Here at ShoutMeLoud, I share tips which I learned over time about blogging and how to earn passive income online. I don’t promise to make you rich overnight, but I could promise that you will be earning handsome income, if you have what it takes to become a blogger. If you have writing skills, a passion for learning, a dream of brining a change, and most important if you want to be your own boss, ShoutMeLoud is the perfect place for you to start. 
Harsh writes on diverse topics ranging from blogging tips, how tos, latest technology trends, making money online, linux and also offers wordpress customization services.  The frequency of posting on shoutmeloud.com varies between 30-45 posts per month and he is very popular among social networks.
Vital Statistics:

Here are some important facts about shoutmeloud.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 3,637
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in IN: 464
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 3,148
  • Google Page Rank: 4
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 2,570
  • Twitter Followers: 4770
  • Facebook Likes: 50,000
  • shoutmeloud.com in Google + Circles: 2,424
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

 Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2011
  • Total Income: $8642

Income Breakdown:

  • Google Adsense: $1450
  • Direct Ad sales: $1300
  • BuysellAds: $910
  • Aff. Marketing: $3200
  • Wp Services: $1450
  • Infolinks: $216
  • Technorati : $97
  • Domain sales: $19

5.  Acoupletravelers.com and Avocadopesto.com 

Introduction:

Dave and Vicky a Couple TravelersA perfect example of a traveling couple who are also into blogging and earning money as well these two blogs raked in a total of $6,109 in the month of March 2013 for Dave and Vicky the owners of these blogs. While acoupletravelers.com is more oriented towards travel avocadopesto.com has more food related content.  The reason we are looking at these two blogs as a single entity is not only the reason that these are owned by the couple but also that good food and travel complement each other.

Acoupletravelers. com started in 2012 when Dave and Vicky decided to travel the world in two years and they haven’t looked backed since then. According to acoupletravelers.com:

Dave is the tech-guy. He handles the website, so when you log on and it’s under construction or missing, you know who to blame. When he’s not doing that, he’s making the videos for our trip.

Vicky is our talented planner, she has mapped out the entire route, and does the photography. Oh, and did I mention she cooks?

Together they cover topics ranging from bloging, interviews of other travel bloggers, culture  traditions, reviews and reflections about places and smart tips on how to travel frugal.  And did I mention that Avocadopesto.com is a part of the BlogHer blog network?

Vital Statistics:

Here are some important facts about Av0cadopesto.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 411,440
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 122,545
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 312
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 838
  • Twitter Followers: 738
  • Facebook Likes: 1442
  • Victoria Berman (Vicky) in Google + Circles: 27
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Here are some important statistics about Acoupletravelers.com

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 157,520
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 124,960
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 319
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 2510
  • Twitter Followers: 2265
  • Facebook Likes: 565
  • Acouple travelers  in Google + Circles: 150
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Though email subscribers and Feedburner user’s data is not available with us. But Vicky and Dave create mailing lists by offering a newsletter to those who subscribe to their blogs.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $6,109

Income Breakdown:

  • Direct Advertising ACoupleTravelers: $3,385
  • Direct Advertising AvocadoPesto: $1,565
  • Google Adsense and BlogHer AvocadoPesto: $150
  • Direct Advertising Other Blogs: $1,005
  • Amazon Affiliates: $3.66
  • Website Purchase on Flippa: $500
  • Hosting: $10
  • Facebook Ad: $8
  • Virtual Assistants: $433

6.  Nerdynomad.com

Introduction:

Kirsty - nerdynomad.comKirsty the founder of nerdynomad.com earned a total of $6458.00 from her travel blog. Nerdynomad.com’s Kirsty is from Canada but she has left her home country since 2001 for a quest to travel around the world. Travel was always a passion for Kirsty, but it really took off when she took a one way ticket to Australia in 2001 for an adventurous, entertaining and rewarding journey.  According to Kirsty:

Since then I’ve lived in London and Beijing and have travelled a bunch. I quit my job in London in 2007 and have been roaming around since then, looking for interesting things to get up to. Fortunately I’m able to fund my life of wandering through earnings from the internet, and that’s what this blog is about (with a bit of travel thrown in, of course).

My latest and greatest passion is volunteering and I have spent time in Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Indonesia and Haiti as a volunteer. The work is hard but hugely rewarding and the people I’ve met have been amazing.

Kirsty has also made money from the ebook she has written and she recommends it to everyone who is interested in volunteering.

 I wrote an ebook called The Underground Guide to Volunteering and, if you’re remotely interested in volunteering, pick it up because it will be helpful. I promise.

Kirsty puts up somewhere between 1-5 posts per month on nerdynomad.com, which are fairly lengthy and comprise of her income reports, travel related learnings and summary of his journeys. She is more popular in Finland.

Vital Statistics:

Here are some important facts about nerdynomad.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 147,457
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in FI: 2,345
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 263
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 923
  • Twitter Followers: 3262
  • Facebook Likes: 256
  • Kirsty from nerdynomad.com in Google + Circles: NA
  • Feedburner Readers: 1844
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Looks like Kirsty is relying only on Feedburners to update her readers as we couldn’t find any subcribe or opt-in form with offers on her site. (please tell us if you know about it.)

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $6458.00

Income Breakdown:

  • Google Adsense – $225.00
  • Affiliate Sales – $105.00
  • Advertising – $6058.00
  • Ebook Sales – $70.00 Ro

7.  Mymultipleincomes.com

Introduction:

Robert Farrington mymultipleincomes.comThis blog is owned by Robert an MBA Graduate who earned a total of $4,433.35 in March 2013.  Robert was always passionate about finance and investing who is bestowed by a beautiful wife, a loving family, great friends, and a passion for helping others with their personal finance. Robert started blogging when he was still in his school. On why did he choose blogging as an income generating option in his life he writes:

I started The College Investor to showcase my common sense thoughts and ideas with younger adults. At work and school, I heard some pretty scary advice, and I hope that I don’t become anything like that. With this site, I want to be as transparent as possible with what I’m doing with my finances. That is where student loan debt came in. I have showcased my battle with my provider, and it has provided my readers with a lot of insight into the student loan market. I’ve now started this venture to really focus on what I’ve discovered about myself. I feel that finance is about your net cash flow today. This means taking in more than you spend. You should then use that excess to create more cash flow.

I’m about diversity of cash flow. This could mean: your job, your spouse’s job, investing, real estate, second business, blogging, etc. Because even if you don’t have extra income to invest, you usually have time to invest.

Robert writes about 10-15 posts per month on his blog which focus around personal finance, investing and generating multiple income streams online and how to optimize them for offline use. The first blog of Robert was The college investor which was started with keeping college related finance issues under control but it eventually grew into mymultipleincomes.com which is now proving a cash-cow for Robert.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for the blog mymultipleincomes.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 124,711
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 38,600
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 239
  • Google Page Rank: 2
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 660
  • Twitter Followers: 484
  • Facebook Likes: 424
  • Robert Farrington /mymultipleincomes.com in Google + Circles: NA
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Robert Farrington does have a subscriber form on his website mymultipleincomes.com on which he promises that he’ll not send more than two emails per week to his subscribers regarding multiple income streams. This is stated on his blog as:

Welcome! I’m Robert
I’m passionate about multiple income streams, and I want to share with you what I’ve learned about diversifying my cash flow
You’ll receive no more than two emails per week, and we hate spam just as much as you do.

This essentially means that Robert is building email marketing lists but how many have subscribed to his blog -well we don’t have this number. (Please do help us with it if you have the information.)

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $4,433.35

Income Breakdown:

  • Websites: $4106.34
  • Investments: $328.26

8. Bloggerspassion.com

Introduction:

Anil Agarwal bloggerspassion.comYes that’s my blog. I also earn a decent income online. Though I am not that regular at publishing my income reports regularly but I earned a total of $2798.4 in the month of February 2013.  I am Anil Agarwal, a blogger and SEO professional from India and have been blogging for a long time here is more information on this blog:

BloggersPassion was started on Jan 01, 2010 on the world’s most awesome blogging platform- WordPress. This blog was started to share blogging tips and for helping you become a successful full time blogger. Blogging is an art and the more you do it, the more you perfect you become.

The main motive behind BloggersPassion is just one – to help upcoming bloggers to help with their blogging needs whether it’s about promoting their blogs or monetizing it through various means. Serious blogging is not very easy and you need guidance throughout so that you cruise along. I will try my best to help you with whatever I can and will share everything you want to know.

And for those who want are thinking of starting their own blog, do not wait. Act today and get a domain name and hosting now. If you want any help on selection of hosting or domain, feel free to contact me

I regularly write about 20-30 blog posts on my blog on a monthly basis. The posts revolve around, blogging tips, seo, social media marketing, make money online, web hosting, affiliate marketing, wordpress tips and tricks and I also help newbie bloggers set up their own wordpress blog. Recently the bloggerspassion.com team has started an offer of the month which provides great value to user at no cost.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for bloggerspassion.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 19,258
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in IN: 2,580
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 575
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 914
  • Twitter Followers: 17311
  • Facebook Likes: 1469
  • Bloggerspassion.com in Google + Circles: 279
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: 572

Currently we are providing an offer of the month along with my monthly newsletter to my blog subscribers. Since we chose to give some excellent value added products and services to our blog visitors for free we have seen a jump in the subscribe rate.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: February 2013
  • Total Income: $2798.4

Income Report:

Hosting Affiliates: $2205
ClickBank Affiliate Sale: $52.40
Woo Themes: $70
Easy WP SEO: $53
Banner Advertisement and Paid Review: $270
Google Adsense: $103
Text Link Ads: $45

9: www.truevalhalla.com

Introduction:

truevalhalla blogAgain a good niche blog producing content around the latest technology trend HTML5, truevalhalla.com earned a total of  $2223.00 in the month of March 2013.  Matthew the founder of this blog is a 20 year old self-employed indie game developer, author, and content creator. On the question of why he started to choose blogging instead of full time lucrative job he says:

Over the past few years I’ve been encouraged to get a “real job” – to tirelessly work a 9-to-5 and somehow be satisfied with that. Instead, I want to earn a living online doing what I love. I want to build a substantial passive income that can fund both my future and my passions. Plenty of people make money online after all. So as of April 2012, I registered my business and embarked on a unique journey to become successful online. This blog exists to share experiences, knowledge, advice, achievements, and failures. I’m trying to be very transparent in what I share.

Matthew sets for himself annual income goals to be achieved and publishes a graphical report on how much of it has been achieved:

My current goal is to earn $50,000 solely online this year, which would bring my total online earnings up to $80,561. I doubt I will reach this by the end of 2013, but I didn’t think I would reach my goal last year either!

HTML 5 is considered to have a big impact on how the internet will look like in future. This is a very happening domain to be in at this moment. Matthew publishes an HTML5 ebook and this Australian blogger regularly contributes around 10 posts per month to his truevalhalla.com blog.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for truevalhalla.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 680,698
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 402,048
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 62
  • Google Page Rank: 2
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 145
  • Twitter Followers: 951
  • Facebook Likes: 194
  • Truevalhalla.com in Google + Circles: NA
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Truevalhalla.com has a email list building mechanism in place where he gives free articles, discounts, and giveaways to his blog subscribers.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: August 2012
  • Total Income: $2223.00

Income Report: 

  • Affiliate referrals:$20.00
  • Myriad Online:$20.00
  • HTML5 mobile advertisements:$225.00
  • Website advertisements:$265.00
  • Licensing:$280.00
  • Book sales:$400.00
  • HTML5 sponsorships:$1013.00

10. Moneyhomeblog.com

Introduction:

Money home blogMoneyhomeblog is another affiliate marketing blog which earned a total of  $1675.49 in the month of March 2013. This blog focuses on seo services, product reviews and affiliate marketing to generate its revenues. We were not able to find who is behind this blog but it seems like it is a part of a network of blogs owned by Freebrowsingtime Ltd which owns the domain according to the Whois records.

The people behind Moneyhomeblog.com write abot 20-30 blog post per month on the blog and the most interesting thing we find about the blog is the passion with which their team publishes about internet and online money making scams. This blog seems to be based in India or gets its most readership from India.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for moneyhomeblog.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 104,733
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in US: 20,424
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 208
  • Google Page Rank: 0
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 168
  • Twitter Followers: NA
  • Facebook Likes: NA
  • Truevalhalla.com in Google + Circles: NA
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

There are negligible social footprints of this blog but it is still making money online. I guess if they focus more on promoting their blog on social channels their income will certainly rise.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: March 2013
  • Total Income: $1675.49

Income Breakdown:

  • SEO SERVICE: $177.00
  • Amazon: $328.50
  • Chitika: $24.50
  • Ebook: $260.00
  • Adsense: $885.49

11. www.my4hrworkweek.com

Introduction:

Eric the owner of my4hrworkweek.com earned a total of $2,476.92 in the month of February 2013.  Unlike other bloggers Eric is a part time blogger and is gradually moving towards realizing his goals of living on a residual income. Eric describes himself as:

First of all, my name is Eric, I’m 25, and I currently live in Chicago (Illinois).  I’m currently a full-time CPA (Tax Consultant at a “Big 4″ public accounting firm), but I have entrepreneurial dreams and I’m slowly starting to act on them.

You can know more about Eric, his education and aspirations on his blog my4hrworkweek.com.  Eric likes to write about entrepreneurship, making money online, creating and making money from niche sites, passive income, productivity and time management and social networking. Eric writes about 5-10 posts per month on my4hrworkweek.com.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for my4hrworkweek.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 49,414
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in IN: 19,376
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 261
  • Google Page Rank: 2
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 3660
  • Twitter Followers: 10972
  • Facebook Likes: NA
  • Eric Gati in Google + Circles: 137
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Eric uses a popup to gather build his email list with some lucrative offers who subscribe. We don’t have an exact figures of his blog subscribers as well as feedburner stats.

Earnings Report:

  • Month: February 2013
  • Total Income: $2,476.92

Income Breakdown:

  • Authority Site Earnings:$9.22
  • Misc. Affiliate Earnings:$1,797.96

12. SocialVani.com

chitra socialvaniSocialvani.com a blog primarily based around helping small business succeed earned a total of $2952 in the month of February 2013.     You can find informative resources about social media, social media marketing and information about small business start-ups on SocialVani.com Chitraparna Sinha who is the owner of this blog introduces herself as:

I’m a full-time online web content developer, freelance consultant, blogger and a social media enthusiast. I work for clients from the US, UK, Australia, Middle-East, South-Asia and India. I am also an online marketer, promoter and online reputation manager.

She regularly writes about 10- 15 posts on her blog.

Vital Statistics:

Listed below are some important statistics for my4hrworkweek.com:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 53,286
  • Alexa Traffic Rank in IN: 5,957
  • Sites Linking In (according to Alexa) : 200
  • Google Page Rank: 4
  • No of pages indexed in Google: 3,970
  • Twitter Followers: 1181
  • Facebook Likes: 669
  • Chitraparna Sinha in Google + Circles: 541
  • Feedburner Readers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: NA

Earnings Report:

Month: February 2013
Total Income: $2952

Income Breakdown:

  • Paid Blogging: $852
  • Freelance Consultation: $580
  • Affiliate Marketing: $965
  • Sponsored Reviews: $485
  • Hosting: $70

Analysis and Conclusion 

The above listed data can prove quite exhaustive to blog readers accustomed to read short or middle length posts. But the lack of such information which provides both the income reports along with seo and social parameters was difficult to find at least for our team so we decided to do it. This post will help bloggers understand and calibrate their seo and social parameters along with the different sources bloggers use to make money online. Listed below are few important takeaways from this post:

  1. Adsense – The Google’s lucrative contextual advertising program, which used to be a big source of income for bloggers is not the major source of income as of now. Though there are some blogger whose main source of income is adsense, but most of them are looking  and focussing on other avenues. The low  ROI on adsense ads and the constant fear of getting banned might be some of the reasons.
  2. Affiliate marketing is one of the biggest source of income for a majority of these bloggers. And if we dissect it a layer further, we find that web hosting, website plugins, themes and website tools form a lion’s share of this affiliate income.
  3. Barring a few most of the blogger have mechanisms in place to built a double opt in email list to which they can send further promotional offers. Ebooks, newsletters, tips, how to guides, freebies etc. are the most popular methods of getting people to subscribe.
  4. Social connections are becoming increasingly important in getting bigger paychecks. As you can see from the above data the bloggers with a better presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media platforms are having better earnings.
  5. The frequency of posting of successful money making blogger vary between 5 posts per month to 30 posts per month but the bloggers which post around 5-10 posts per month and make their post authoritative by researching well both about the niche and focusing on the right keywords are getting better traction.
  6. Most of the bloggers above are doing it full time (well almost and they are enjoying it too) and many of them were forced to get into blogging as they landed into financial doldrums or had an intense desire to quit the office cubicle and a 9-5 regular work.
  7. Many of these successful bloggers are not relying on just a single website but have multiple niche websites and some are also a part of blog network which brings in another level of security just in case one of the sites is not working.
  8. These bloggers are well connected with other bloggers in their own respective niche and often collaborate and harness each other’s strengths to generate new revenue models.
  9. These blogger are constantly looking for new affiliate models and products and are not reluctant to try new things even if they have to pay for it. Failing fast and a keen eye on trying new things helps them stay ahead of the crowd.
  10. All of these blogger have invested in getting a professional look to their blogs and their designs, unique voice, techniques are all regularly tested and many of them do a lot of A/B and multivariate testing to improve on their existing designs and get the maximum out of their investments.

That was a really long post, but we think it is worth the effort. Again if you want to be featured in this post do contact us. Suggestions and feedbacks are welcome. Feel free to share and cite this post among your readers and friends, most importantly with those who are trying to make money online as it will help them a lot.

Article by Anil Agarwal

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  • arun

    Anil, well covered post.

    This type of posts inspire other bloggers that money can be made by dedicated work.

    I would love to read more posts like this and make it a series post .

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Thanks Arun, we are also thinking on the same lines and add some more analytical element to it so that readers can get wonderful insights on how and where to concentrate their blogging efforts

      Reply
  • Chirag Dodiya

    Amazing post Anil…

    This post has definitely inspired to work even harder in my Blogging Journey ..

    Thanks for sharing .. Also good to see the BloggersPassion Income report up there.. This blog makes quite decent income..

    Keep up the great work…

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Thanks Chirag, it has taken a lot of hard work to get to here and taking it further will require even more but we are prepared to do it. Best of luck for your effort

      Reply
  • Ishan

    Amit agrawal is more ahead than 1st in your list,,,,, find about his earning…..

    Reply
  • Vivek R

    Great List,Many of them are blogging rockstars and good to know their income,It will be inspiration for many young bloggers.Great work anil.

    Reply
  • Prajwal

    wow! really inspiring! makes me work even harder to achieve more from blogging!

    Reply
  • Davinder

    Seriously, It gave me new motivation to do something with my blog too =D. Great post, love to read your article pal. This kind of article always inspire new bloggers like me that blogging can give us a bright career.

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      thanks davinder, this is what we wrote the post in first place to motivate and inform other bloggers on the methods and programs used by successful affiliate marketers

      Reply
  • Mukesh Mali

    Agree with @Ishan : Amit agrawal is more ahead than 1st in your list,,,,, find about his earning…..

    Reply
  • Amandeep Singh Nagpal

    Appreciate your Work Anil, but you have skipped Amit Aggarwal from Labnol.

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Amandeep, we couldn’t find his latest income report and we will be more than happy to include any blogger who wants to share his reports. This is an ongoing process and we’ll be contacting Amit Aggarwal as well.

      Reply
  • Sandeep Kumar

    HI Anil,

    I have never saw such a well researched and executed post about the blogger’s earning. You have done a great job bro.
    Full analysis data provided. I can imagine how much time you have put in collecting data for it.

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Thanks Sandeep, yeah it took a lot of time but we think that such post was needed.

      Reply
  • Augustus

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    issues. Whenever I look at your site in Safari,
    it looks fine but when opening in IE, it has some overlapping
    issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Besides that, wonderful website!

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Thanks for pointing it out we’ll iron out the cross browser compatibility issues.

      Reply
  • krishnaTORQUE

    This is awesome article anil, this article inspire me a lot and I will look again for my site.
    I guess you didn’t mention some popular blogs, may I ask you why? If you don’t mind.
    Blog like –
    allbloggingtips
    problogger.net
    zacjohnson.com
    etc ??????

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Hi Krishna, actually we wanted to publish every successful bloggers income reports and related data, but for some of the bloggers you mentioned we were not able to find earnings report and distribution of those earning sources. But we are trying to contact them and ask them to provide us with the data so that we can publish it. Please do remember that it is an ongoing process and we are getting requests from bloggers. So if you want to share your earnings report and like to get featured here please do contact us.

      Reply
      • krishnaTORQUE

        Thanx for asking anil. i would like to share when i will earn something. I am new and i am working with adsense seen 4months and earn $2. So here is no interesting story. :(
        @Sue Lynn is right.

        Reply
  • Dave

    Thanks a lot for including our blogs! Do you mind changing everything to avOcadopesto.com as opposed to avAcadopesto.com.

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Thanks dave for pointing it out… its done:) sorry for the typo.

      Reply
  • Sue Lynn

    Totally agree with you that Adsense is not major source of income as of now. Unless your website receive tons of traffic, you will probably earn peanuts from Adsense. Affiliate Marketing and Direct Advertising seems to be the more profitable way to make money online now.

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Very True Sue, Adsense is now giving big bucks to a few websites only plus the arbitrary manner in which many of sites get banned from adsense leaves them in a shocking state if the are only dependent on adsense.

      Reply
  • Anil Agarwal

    Soon you will on the top of the list, I like your work and wish you best of luck .

    Reply
  • Anchit Shethia

    What about Amit aggarwal :)

    They all are really awesome bloggers and almost perfect in their fields

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Anchit, We don’t have the data for Amit Agarwal. We’ll post it as soon as we get it.

      Reply
  • Chitraparna

    Arun, the list is impressive and inspiring but I would have loved to see many more Indian bloggers in this list. I know we are not that forthcoming with our income report but at least, the top Indian bloggers should give at least some idea of how they are faring…the intention is not about income boasting; we know how the western and eastern Internet world works and there’s a lot of difference..if some Indian blogger comes forward to show his/her income, that will a MIGHT boost than this list.

    A lot of Indian readers will think – “oh, they are westerners, they can earn like this but we cannot..” Its time for us to reverse this thought. What say?

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      very true Chitraparna …we’ll be adding Indian bloggers data as soon we get it. We also know ho much valuable and morale boosting will it be for them.

      Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Hi Chitraparna, Just posted earnings report and analysis of a famous Indian blogger. Do check it out. And we will be more than happy to publish your income reports as well if you want to share them with us. :)

      Reply
  • vivek bandebuche

    Wow. Great article rather too much long article bro, but it motivates me to become a professional blogger. I will finitely try to flip from part time blogging to full time blogging. My intention is not to earn money only but i need to check how blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing stuff works.

    Uptill now I have made $5000 in whole 2012 by flipping (selling) websites and domains on flippa.com. all of them were premium domains and websites with organic traffic. Earned $200 on clickbank but I think its not a big success.

    I am still learning new affiliate marketing tips and ways to make money online. One of my friend who is professional bloggers as well as full time blogger “Rohit Langde” is also earning good amount from many years as he started blogging in 2007. Try to approach him. You can get something that you dont know :)

    Reply
  • Josh

    Inspirational stories and earnings out of blogging. Thanks a ton for posting this list :)

    Reply
  • Sam H.

    Very inspiring article, I am making money online but it is nowhere near some of these people. I guess it comes natural for some people, the rest of us have to work hard and struggle to make a breakthrough.

    Reply
  • Vishnu

    It is all because of their hard work and determination.

    Reply
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  • Jijin Mohan

    Inspiring, thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • Dean Saliba

    I love blog income report posts and have been publishing mine every month since November 2007. :) Maybe you should think about making this a regular thing on your blog?

    Reply
  • Mohit Kumar

    dude….excellent list.

    but where is Amit Agarwal…from labnol.org. He is the father of professional blogging in india. You cannot skip him from the list.

    Regards, Mohit

    Reply
  • Pitt Goumas

    Wow. I commend your efforts in compiling this outstanding information. Wish I could be like one of these bloggers someday. I’m doing research these days and gathering more information about it

    Reply
  • Denzil

    Reading this post inspires me to work harder to achieve what these remarkable people have done. Patience, determination, trying new ideas, testing, and tons of research, are all keys to being successful in making money online. Well done to these successful people

    Reply
  • Naveen Mayura

    Wow, Wow, Wow!………! Very Enjoyable post. Passion plays a significant role in success. very inspirational information for blogger to make blogging as passion of is life.proud to be a blogger.

    Reply
  • Tony Nguyen

    Thanks for the list Anil, I am sure you has put a lot of effort into investigating about bloggers who have been very succesful with their blogs. I really do see they are are normal people like us and their hard work has brought them very high income. Those stories are very inspiring, love to read more from other popular blogs. Thanks mate for sharing.

    Reply
  • Rishi@saying quote

    wow…this post motivating us.
    if the earn we can also but need a great effort.

    and Congrats bro…nice to c u in this list.

    Reply
  • Deby

    Hi I publish a monthly income report on my site at Moms Make Money and I’d love to be featured in your lists in future. I think it”s important to share this info and where the earnings come from with other bloggers – not only is it motivational, but instructional too. My earnings for April were $1,953.81.
    I’m actually very new to blogging and only started earning in January so I’ve been working hard and with great success. May will be slightly down but I’m still happy with it.
    Thanks for rounding up all this info – its really useful to visit all the other sites.
    Deby

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  • Ninika

    Hats off to all above bloggers listed above. They are creating a perfect example for us to be a boss of ourselves….

    Reply
  • Pawan

    Thanks for the collection but many people were not included in the list. But really appreciate your efforts.

    Reply
  • Sanjit Chohan

    Well Compiled, These all seems legit and latest earning stats of all the Bloggers ;)

    Reply
  • Gagan Masoun

    Amazing information about top bloggers, I am totally surprised :)
    Blogger Passion is boom ……….

    Reply
  • Satyenhacks

    Great list of people’s. And thanks for not repeating bigger names. Out of these I only know Harsh Aggarwal. Rest are new to me…

    Reply
  • ataur

    Thanks “Anil Agarwal”. Really great list for blogger.

    Reply
  • Nikhil

    Great post Anil !!
    I wish i can be on the list someday :-)

    Reply
  • Nithya

    Thanks for the elaborate information.. It will be surely a motivator for new bloggers..

    Reply
  • yangding

    Thanks for such an inspiring post.

    Truly,top blogger have many income stream,some may have more than 10 income stream.But for newbies,they just depend on Adsense or Amazon.While our blogging business grows,we will find out more ways to monetize from it.

    And I just said blogging business,I refer that blogging is like a business.We have to manage it in business model.Only in this way,can we go further than everyone else.

    Thanks again.

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    • Anil Agarwal

      Very true Yangding, there are multiple income streams for successful bloggers and it is always safe – not to keep all your eggs in one basket.

      Reply
  • Satya Srinivas

    Very informative post.

    Always tried to focus only on display ads for my new blog. Never knew affiliate marketing has so much potentiality. Have recently registered Amazon affiliate programming as it has started its operations in India.

    Do you suggest any other good affiliate marketing networks.

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      It all depends upon your blog niche. I will be able to suggest something once you share your blog URL or niche.

      Reply
  • Rohan

    Nice collection of data, Your work is really appreciable…
    Thanks man for nice share.

    Reply
  • vikas yadav

    Nice article @Anil covering most of the top bloggers. However, you missed labnol.org which is the top blogs in Technology in the world. It motivate the newbie a lot.

    Reply
  • Akhil

    I think you missed Amit Aggrwal ,Keith D’souza and Bharat Nagpal.

    Reply
  • Abhijit Bangal

    This post is really very inspiring and motivating. I always keep reading such posts on the web to keep motivating myself to perform even better. And I see a lot of posts on your site that speak in this tone or at least show the way. Thanks for becoming the harbinger and good luck!

    Reply
  • Pramod

    Nice list Anil, thus is very inspiring and motivating. Indian bloggers are also doing great but not as much compared to others.

    Reply
  • Uday Ghulaxe

    WOW really inspiring post Anil sir, and good to see you in this list I am wondering most of your income is coming from affiliate as I can see now your are not showing any Ad on your website.

    Reply
  • Mithlesh

    Amit Aggarwal’s earning is definitely missed here. But Anil, kudos to your list.. Good one :)

    Reply
  • Steven

    Excellent list in this article, but i wonder about your income you just get it from ads in your blog or other ways?

    Reply
  • Ankit Kumar Singla

    Reading about these top blogs and their income report is surely a great motivation for newbie and intermediate bloggers.

    Following these blogs and working on their successful strategies is a great way to keep moving towards the success. :-)

    Reply
  • Rahul Rai

    Nice motivated article. The most common thing which we notice in the top blogger is there High Paying niche. Due to unique niches they also expect high cpc from adsense.

    Reply
  • Natali paul

    I Appreciate your Blog Anil this post is motivational .and thanks for sharing this collection

    Reply

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