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Hi. Siimon Sander here. When I first started blogging, I had no idea what was possible. Soon, I realized that there people across the world running highly profitable blogs, all across different industries and niches.
Whether you are here to be inspired or want to model some ideas for your own blog, here’s a list 11 bloggers with their revenue numbers and one piece of advice. Enjoy.
1. Making Sense of Cents - revenue of $100,000/mo.
Leading resource on helping people get their finances under control. Revenue through courses, affiliates, sponsorships and advertising.
Blogging advice from the founder of Making Sense of Cents:
"My best piece of advice that I’d give a new blogger is that I recommend networking as much as you can. One big blogging mistake that I’ve noticed many other bloggers make is not making the effort to network.
Networking is so important as a blogger. You should see others in the blogging world as your colleagues and friends, not your enemies or competition.
You may want to attend blogger meet-ups, conferences (my favorite is FinCon), interact with bloggers on social media, help other bloggers out as much as you can, and mostly – always give more than you take."
2. RoseVibe - revenue of $16,000/mo.
Tips and strategies for finding makeup and cosmetics that are not tested on animals. Revenue through affiliate links.
Blogging advice from the founder of RoseVibe:
"I see a lot of new bloggers trying to emulate successful bloggers and their blogs. While you can learn a lot from successful bloggers, I don’t think this approach works.
The key is to differentiate yourself and do something new, exciting, and original. That’s what those successful bloggers did, and it worked for them at that point in time. Since they’ve already done it, it’s no longer new and original and it no longer works as well as it did for them years ago.
The online world is constantly evolving, which means there’s always room for more online businesses and blogs. Putting a new twist on a saturated topic or relying on your unique personality can really make you stand out."
3. Neat House. Sweet Home - revenue of $1,500/mo.
Clever home organization systems and ideas.Revenue through affiliate links, sponsored content and courses.
Blogging advice from the founder of Neat House. Sweet Home:
"In blogging, just like almost everything in life, you need to see the big picture. It is important to set goals and focus on them, hence my idea of creating a blogger’s planner.
Aside from setting goals, I like to set standards. This is such an important part of business, and life! I set my levels of quality, and stay focused on meeting those levels every single post, every single time. If it doesn’t meet my standards, it does not get published. I set my bar pretty high, but I am OK with that.
I like to do backwards planning to achieve my goals. Basically, you take your goal and start deconstructing it down to all the steps you need to take to get there. So, if my goal is to publish a guide for home organization, I need to have a portfolio of organization projects developed with tried and true systems, as well as good pictures. Then, I can use them as a reference when writing my story. That’s what I do every day, and each day, I am one step closer to reaching my goal."
4. The Bewitchin’ Kitchen – revenue of $3,500/mo.
Recipes, health and fitness stories and occasional travel advice. Revenue through ads, sponsored posts, affiliate links, courses, and eBooks
Blogging advice from the founder of The Bewitchin’ Kitchen:
"Start with SEO. Learn it, and start implementing right away. The earlier you start, the better your results will be down the road. Think of it as a snowball rolling down a hill, it starts small but it gained momentum and size as it carries on."
5. Lisa Tanner Writing – revenue of $2,400/mo.
Business advice for busy parents. Revenue through affiliate links, products and services.
Blogging advice from the founder of Lisa Tanner Writing:
"I’d recommend focusing on relationships and networking. You can only reach so many people on your own, but when you join forces with someone who’s already established, your reach expands dramatically. But, don’t be fake or annoying in trying to grow connections. Be genuine and friendly.
Also, believe in yourself. It took me a long time to gain confidence in myself. Now, I’ve realized if I don’t believe in myself, no one else is going to believe in me either."
6. 40 Aprons – revenue of $8,800/mo.
Whole30 Paleo Recipes for food lovers. Revenue through ads, sponsored posts and affiliate links.
Blogging advice from the founder of 40 Aprons:
"Figure out what you want. What do you want to write about? What can you maintain? What motivates you? What’s your passion? Figure that out, and stick to it.
Then, find your people. With whom does your work resonate? Who shares your passion? Find these people, and figure them out. Give them what they want, and they’ll stick with you!
Finally, do it a lot. It’s going to take a lot of content or a lot of time to make your blog successful: one or the other! On top of increasing the odds for increased traffic, you’ll be improving your skills. While you’re improving, it might be uncomfortable; you might shy away from whatever it is. But the more you do it, the better you’ll be, the easier it’ll become. Do it a lot, and you’re more likely to be more successful, faster."
7. The Professional Hobo – revenue of $2,500/mo.
Travel tips and tricks. Revenue through affiliate links, ads and books.
Blogging advice from the founder of The Professional Hobo:
"Don’t reinvent the wheel. You can learn everything you need to know from people who have done it. Don’t glorify the location independent lifestyle. You have to work for it, and you’ll realize pretty quickly that working from your laptop on a beach is totally impractical. Finally, be prepared to treat your blog like a business if you want results."
8. Sharpologist – revenue of $6,000/mo.
Shaving Advice. Revenue through ads, affiliate links and sponsored posts.
Blogging advice from the founder of Sharpologist:
"Build a solid foundation working part-time over a number of years. I try to have about a month’s worth of content in the editorial queue so I don’t get caught flat-footed by an emergency that takes my time away from the site for a while."
9. SEO Hacker – revenue of $2,650/mo.
Search engine optimization tips and advice. Revenue through ads and affiliates.
Blogging advice from the founder of SEO Hacker:
"My advice is to find your niche and stand out from the rest of the field. Never underestimate the power of compelling content, because that will always attract people to your website.
It is always best to lay down the foundations for your blog before starting over and investing your time to do that will get you up and running. When writing an article, let people you trust read them before posting, as they can give valuable insights on how you can improve your writing style and grammar.
Making mistakes is a part of the process and is always a learning experience that helps us grow into better people. Common mistakes include grammatical and factual errors that can be remedied over a period of time, which is why double or triple-checking your work would make sure that everything is sound and done properly."
10. Full Time Job From Home – revenue of $16,000/mo.
Helping people make money from home. Revenue through affiliate links, ads and sponsored posts.
Blogging advice from the founder of Full Time Job From Home:
"A lot of new bloggers get caught up with what theme to use or making their blog look exactly how they want.
The truth is, it doesn’t matter that much or at all in the beginning. Your whole focus at the beginning should be creating new content and getting more visitors to your site.
Keep in mind that blogging for an income does not happen overnight, a few days, or for some even a few months. No blogger has ever failed to make money they just gave up before they did!"
11. Swaddles n’ Bottles – revenue of $10,000/mo.
Helping new mothers and soon-to-be mothers adjust to parenthood. Revenue through affiliate links and ads.
Blogging advice from the founder of Swaddles n’ Bottles:
"My biggest advice to new blogger would be to learn from others, but don’t compare yourselves to others.
There are so many bloggers out there have so much to offer when it comes to expertise and experience. You can save yourself a lot of time and failure by education yourself from your blogging peers.
However, don’t take their timeframe or level of success and measure yourself against it. We all learn in our own ways and in our own time. As long as you continue to set goals and strive to meet them, you will see your own success."