I have been helping many clients start blogs (including starting this blog) and wanted to answer the question, Do Blogs Make Money…and if so How do They Do It? I have analyzed in detail blogs Business Week Reviewed and one I read occasionally….hope you can tell which one.
This blog allows users to upload/share funny animal pictures. Once you upload it you can add a funny caption to the image and share it with friends & family. An extremely simple concept but obviously very effective:
- 600k unique visitors a month
- 25,000,000 page views a month
- charges $500 o $5,500 a week for banner ads
- Been featured in The New York Times, The WSJ, C|NET, Business Week, and Wired.
They make money off Google AdSense, Banner Advertising, Widgets, and their store. I feel a great monetization of their blog would come from offering the ability for users to buy t-shirts, pins, badges, mugs, and other products with the pictures people upload to the site.
2. Boing Boing
This blog was started by Mark Frauenfelder in 2000. To me the site is about nothing and everything. But the site is updated 20-30 times a day making it a big in the search engines.
- $1,000,000 in ad revenue a year
- 1,500,000 unique visitors a month
- All ads sold through Federated Media
3. John Chow
John Chow used to work in the printing industry until he decided to quit his job and start online businesses. The blog is about making money online, internet business, internet marketing, and just as the slogan says.
- Affiliate Sales: $7,244.00
- ReviewMe: $4,200.00
- Private Ad Sales: $2,370.00
- Text Link Ads: $2,157.88
- Kontera: $1,000
- Google AdSense: $490.94
- FeedBurner: $131.18
- Buy Me a Beer: $117.99
- TTZ Media: $66.62
- Subscription: $50.00
- Grand Total: $17,828.61
Yaro is a blogger that WebBizIdeas.com has advertised with for years. His target market is Entrepreneurs, Internet Marketers, and Bloggers who are looking for advice. Recently he started promoting products & services through his blog that has added to his revenue. It works out well because the products & services he is promoting relates to his site and helps his target market.
- Total Sales: $10,000+
- Affiliate Sales: Not Sure
- Sponsors: Not Sure
- Unique Visitors: 150,000 a month