Blogs and podcasts have exploded in popularity over the last few decades. With more people gaining access to the internet, bloggers from all over the world share content with a simple click of the button. Naturally, a handful of small blogs slowly evolved into massive media and news organizations, creating new content for a new generation. With that kind of traffic, bloggers suddenly found a new stream of revenue they didn’t think possible before. Here are 25 Top Earning Bloggers You’ll Want To Learn From.
John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas is the founder of the podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire. He interviews inspiring entrepreneurs seven days a week about how they’re growing their business. It was also awarded Best of iTunes. He made a total gross income of $2,643,033 in 2016.
Pat Flynn blogs at Smart Passive Income, writing about how to make a steady income online. He regularly blogs, runs a podcast, and has plenty of ebooks on business and products. In the last twelve months, he’s earned $1,764,106.
Blogging on his personal website, Steve Pavlina discusses personal growth and development, including emotional health, relationships, and values. He regularly blogs through articles, podcasts, and videos. His net worth is roughly estimated at a half million dollars.
Heather B. Armstrong
Heather B. Armstrong’s been blogging for roughly ten years and runs Dooce.com, a blog about family and life. She also runs a podcast of the same name and has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars.
Matt Marshall founded the blog Venture Beat, covering entrepreneurship and the tech scene, in 2006 and has watched it grow exponentially since then. He makes $3.6 million from Venture Beat.
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After a professional career as a radio personality, Joel Comm started making a living on his personal website. He’s written thirteen books on business and marketing and also acts as a consultant and keynote speaker. Roughly speaking, he has an estimated net worth in the seven figures.
Jake Dobkin founded the Gothamist, a blog entirely about New York, including news, restaurants, and anything else you can think of. He also has an estimated net worth in the seven figures.
Mario Lavandeira, better known as Perez Hilton, started his gossip blog in 2004 and has become one of the largest gossip blogs on the internet. His net worth is roughly $3o million.
Chris Brogan is a blogger, consultant, public speaker, and CEO of Owner Media Group. He primarily blogs about growing businesses. He has an estimated net worth in the seven figures.
Matt Carter blogs about internet marketing on his blog, giving advice, tips, and strategies to become successful. Most of his attention is on marketing webinars, helping people earn more. His net worth is roughly in the six figures.
Chris Garrett blogs and podcasts regularly on new media, online marketing, and ways to enhance an online business. He also writes books and has published five traditionally published books. His net worth is estimated in the six figures.
John Paul Aguiar
John Paul Aguiar blogs at “Money Dummy,” a blog about making money through blogs, providing tips, tricks, and consultations. With the value of his website and the consultations, he’s roughly estimated to be making six figures.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a blogger, speaker, and best-selling author who focuses primarily on growing businesses and leadership. His net worth is estimated at $200 million.
Alborz Fallah started the blog Car Advice in 2006, providing reviews, tips, and advice on automobiles. He’s watched it grow into Australia’s largest independent automotive publisher. He makes annual earnings of $35 million.
Vitaly Friedman started Smashing Magazine, a blog about online coding and web design. Since its inception, it has grown to be widely successful with several contributors. Starting in 2012, Smashing also holds annual conferences in places such as New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, and Freiburg. Only 400 tickets are available for the New York conference so that the event still provides a more intimate setting. He has an estimated net worth in the six figures.
Gina Trapani is a blogger, developer, and writer that founded the blog Life Hacker, a website discussing ways to improve life through tips and tricks. Her earnings are roughly $110 million.
Ewdison Then is a blogger, founder, and CEO of Slash Gear, a popular technology blog. It provides information, reviews, and buying advice for the latest technology. He makes $40,000 a month in earnings.
Collis Ta’eed is a blogger and the founder and CEO of Envato, which deals specifically with graphic design, WordPress templates, and online solutions for businesses. He makes a whopping $43.3 million in earnings.
Tim Sykes makes most of his money through trading penny stocks. He blogs about how others can do the same on his personal website. His net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Joshua Micah Marshall
Founder and blogger at the Talking Points Memo, Joshua Micah Marshall writes about the ins-and-outs of American politics. He has an estimated net worth in the six figures.
Peter Rojas is the founder and blogger of Engadget, as well as Gizmodo and Joystiq. Each blog discusses technology, culture, and video games. He has an estimated net worth of $3.2 million.
Darren Rowse is the founder and blogger of ProBlogger, a website dedicated to helping bloggers find their niche and become successful. He’s also behind one of the largest photography blogs called Digital Photography School. His net worth from various income streams is well over 6 figures.
Michael Arrington is blogger and founder of Tech Crunch, a website focusing on the technology sector worldwide. He later sold Tech Crunch to AOL and turned to venture capitalism. His estimated net worth is $15 million.
Mashable was a small blog started by Pete Cashmore in 2005. Over the years, it’s become a massive media conglomerate, providing information and news on several topics from tech, pop culture, science, and business. Cashmore makes $46 million in annual earnings.
Syed Balkhi, founder of Awesome Motive, runs several popular blogs including WPBeginner (the largest free WordPress resource site) and List25, a popular website sharing bizarre information and innovative content with over 2 million Youtube subscribers. He launched a software business that now powers over 3 million websites, giving him an estimated 8 figures in annual earnings.
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