People think it’s easy to blog and make money, but things have changed in the blogging scene. This six figure blogpost has needed an update for a while, and so I am updating it for 2018.
The best way to make money online is to follow the people who actually are doing it, unfortunately in the online world Google slaps a Google penalty if you literally do that by copying successful bloggers . The sad reality is that some are just floggin it , while some are really blogging.
You could follow the successful money makers and learn some stuff, but they will never really reveal the real money making secrets.
I have been blogging for the last 10 years. Writing a blog is no more about just writing a 400 word article and getting a lot of eyeballs to your article. It involves a lot more.
Yet even today they are many $5000 a month $10,000 a month bloggers and some top bloggers earning $20k plus a month.
Today the fashion and food bloggers niche has become popular and there has been an exponential rise in women bloggers too. The gadget and technology niche has always been a favourite niche for people to blog about and so is a very competitive niche too.
Follow the Top bloggers to become a money making blogger
But there are some that up to a certain extent reveal the blogging secrets, and the smart people with the keen eye can get the clues from their posts and blog to apply them techniques on their own blogs. Making money online is a hard game and I got some of my favourite bookmarked blogs that give me regular useful information about this methodology, that you might find useful too.
Some of the blogs that I follow, surely are some of the biggest money earners on the internet, but in relation to handing out any useful tips to making money, only a few of these blogs occasionally post anything useful when they are not flogging stuff to their viewers or subscribers.
So I have ranked and listed these blog’s below in order of importance to me – and for you.
Some of these unfortunately as John Chow states, have pretty much become “internet marketing whores” and they sometimes are blogs that “who flog, more than they blog” ( Yeh Yeh !! sure John Chow – look who’s talking)
Check out these blogs for making money online
New websites ( 2018 Update)
MakingSenseOfCents.com ( Michelle)
Michelle is said to earn $110,284.31 a month. However you can check her recent earnings on her blog as well.
The income sources of Michelle’s blog is from Affiliate Products, Online Courses, Sponsorship and Direct Ads
https://pinchofyum.com – Pinch of yum
This blog is a recipe and food blog that has made it big. its been around for a while and started making money with adsense and then affiliate products, advertising, recipe books. The blog is run by Lindsay and Bjork and they used to publish their income reports, but have stopped doing them now.
They started off with earning as low as $20 a month and now are earning well over $20k a month. Huffingtonpost reports,
This was their 12-month profit: $483,883.51
1. Chris Guthrie – http://www.makemoneyontheinternet.com/
Making his money selling on amazon , from his blog and now makes money buying and selling websites and also now bombards me with emails selling software and plugins daily which is just about starting to annoy me with its increased frequency . But he still dishes out good stuff , so ill hang on for a while receiving those emails
2. Glen – – http://www.viperchill.com/
Makes money from his blog, amazon and other projects . Has a wealth of seo optimization information
I recently tried his opt in membership plugin without much success and some precious real estate taken up on mu blog but then found out that i can get members more by just making my request more visible on blog on popular posts and making the request more actionable and so now don’t need his plugin. But his Blog posts are AWESOME so yeh ” look it up “
3. Michael Gray – http://www.wolf-howl.com/
Michael blogs about a good mix of everything like SEO, driving traffic , Blog optimization and more. I like his blogs name “wolf –Howl” and he always has excellent images to go with his post which makes his blog look so good. ( hmm… hes climbed up to no 4 ranking on google.com.au for SEO Blog ..good luck buddy to the top )
4. Darren Rowse – http://www.problogger.net/
Had to put in fellow aussie blogger “Darren Rowse” on this list, he not only has quite detailed posts on how he started earning his money online from his forums , but also detailed posts on how he earns money from his blogs , amazon and how he drives traffic , build memberships and makes money from affiliates.Dig deep into his blog to get a wealth of information.
4. John Chow – http://www.johnchow.com/
He used to publish interesting stuff that really helped making money online, blogging and does that now only once in a while ,in the meantime he is just flogging stuff , software etc from his website.
5. Shoemoney – http://www.shoemoney.com
I used to follow shoemoney quite fervently 4 to 5 years ago when he used to blog quite useful and details posts on makingmoneyonline , making money from AdSense , Adwords strategy and blog optimization , but now he just posts pic’s of himself with good looking chicks and occasionally writes some detailed informative posts on SEO and other stuff as mentioned above.
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