Check out the latest version of this Infographic here: 12 Bloggers making 10K Monthly [Infographic]

If you are starting a blog or have started recently, surely you are wondering, how can I make money with my blog. You have probably read some blog monetization strategies too, but maybe still thinking I wish I knew how the pros do it. Well, your wish has come true.

Here is an awesome list of 24 money making bloggers and income lessons in an Infographic. These bloggers are from various niches all in one place and presented in an Infographic – Your Escape From 9 to 5 style! This list consists of bloggers who display their income online.

* Income figures are for March 2015 and are self-reported by the bloggers.

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Total Bloggers


Total Monthly Earnings


 Total Twitter Followers


1 - John Lee Dumas EntrepreneurOnFire
Monthly Net Income $129 K  John-Lee-Dumas-image

Niche Entrepreneurship, Online Business and Podcasting
Domain Age 3 years
Lesson Try Podcasting
Podcasting can bring in traffic and revenue. It can be fun, lucrative and can bring a nice sponsorship income.
2 - Pat Flynn SmartPassiveIncome
Monthly Net Income $115 K  Pat-Flynn-image

Niche Make Money Online / Blogging
Domain Age 6.5 years
Lesson Build a Personal Brand
Build a brand people can relate to. Pat’s brand is bigger than all his sites combined. He can start a new business online or offline and have a following within a small time period.
3 - Eric James EricJamesConsulting
Monthly Net Income $97 K  eric-james-image

Niche Sales, Copywriting, Consulting
Domain Age Less than 1 year
Lesson Consulting is Big Money
If you can help individuals and businesses grow their revenue by providing some sort of a consulting service, you can score big.
4 - Jon Dykstra FatStacksBlog
Monthly Net Income $49 K  Jon-Dykstra-image

Niche High Traffic Online Magazine
Domain Age 6 months
Lesson Create a System & Scale It Up
For every $1 Jon spends, he earns $1.5. He spends $100K in Facebook ads every month and earns close to $150K, giving him a profit close to $50K. You can do this if you have a proven system that you can ramp up.
5 - Lindsay Ostrom PinchOfYum
Monthly Net Income $25 K  lindsay-image

Niche Food Photography / Cooking
Domain Age 5 years
Lesson Create Visually Compelling Content
Lindsay started creating traffic and revenue using better images. She even has a course on how to take better food images. Images are key to better social sharing, engagement and creating visibility.
6 - Becky Mansfield YourModernFamily
Monthly Net Income $21 K


Niche DIY, Family, Home Decor/Organization
Domain Age 2.5 years
Lesson It’s All About Your Viewers
Becky’s blog is all about helping moms manage their families. She helps her viewers manage their kids, relationships, home and connects with them.
7 - Deby Moms-Make-Money
Monthly Net Income $17 K


Niche Blogging, Making Money and Savings
Domain Age 2 years
Lesson Diversify Your Income Sources
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Diversify your income so if one source is running low, you can still depend on the others. Use a combination of income sources like ads, affiliate marketing, products and services.
8 - Matthew Woodward
Monthly Net Income $16 K


Niche SEO / Internet Marketing
Domain Age 3 years
Lesson Target One Topic
Mathew focuses on SEO and gets targeted audience. This helps him establish authority, get speaking and consulting gigs.
9 - Regina Anaejionu
Monthly Net Income $16 K


Niche Blogging, Branding and Online Business
Domain Age 2.5 years
Lesson Be Everywhere
Regina’s site features her pictures in many places. She also encourages her viewers to socially follow her. This helps her increase her reach and build more traffic.
10 - Daniel Johannes ALittleSliceOfThePie
Monthly Net Income $16 K  danielj-image

Niche eCommerce and Amazon
Domain Age 1.5 years
Lesson Think Outside The Box
Most bloggers believe in informational products and Daniel has built his income around selling physical products in Amazon. True potential is only limited by your imagination so think outside the box.
11 - Michelle Gardner MakingSenseOfCents
Monthly Net Income $15 K


Niche Frugal Lifestyle, Savings
Domain Age 4 years
Lesson Simplify Complex Topics
Michelle’s niche – finance and savings has a lot of complex topics and she has built her site around simplifying complex topics. Explain things in laymen terms so people can understand and use examples.
12 - Abby JustAGirlAndHerBlog
Monthly Net Income $12 K


Nich Home Organization, DIY and Home Décor
Domain Age 2 years
Lesson Create Content with Variety
Aby uses content variety to her advantage. She provides her readers with in-depth articles, list posts, round-up posts etc. By producing link worthy content and authoritative content she gets more social media traffic and search engine rankings.
13 - Harsh Agarwal ShoutMeLoud
Monthly Net Income $9 K


Niche Tech tips, Make Money Online and Blogging
Domain Age 6 years
Lesson Target Long Tail Keywords
Harsh is a prolific blogger who has posted more than 3,000 articles in 6 years at an average of over 1 article per day targeting long tail keywords. His search traffic brings 28% of his website visitors compared Pat Flynn’s 15%.
14 - Justin Weinger SoOverThis
Monthly Net Income $8 K


Niche Internet Marketing
Domain Age 4 years
Lesson Target Private Ads
AdSense is easy to get into but is not lucrative. Target private ads and only use AdSense for unsold advertising spaces. You need large traffic to target private ads though.
15 - Kirsty NerdyNomad
Monthly Net Income $7 K


Niche Travel
Domain Age 8 years
Lesson Target Underserved Markets
Have you heard of the city Kigali? It is the capital of Rwanda. She is travelling there and spotted an opportunity to create a website about the city which has very less quality information. She has created physical maps of the city and has earned over $5,000 in the month of March alone.
16 - Dom Wells HumanProofDesigns
Monthly Net Income $6 K  dom-wells-image

Niche Internet Marketing, Web Design
Domain Age 2 years
Lesson Offer Services
In-demand services can provide guaranteed income regardless of traffic and marketing performance. This income is not passive but is less dependent on other factors.
17 - Gina Horkey HorkeyHandbook
Monthly Net Income $5 K  gina-horkey-image

Niche Freelance Writing
Domain Age 1 year
Lesson Try Freelancing
Gina went from $0 to $6,000 in a matter of a few months by doing freelance writing, VA work, product sales and coaching. Freelancing has given her an opportunity to network, help other bloggers and learn at the same time.
18 - Matthew TrueValhalla
Monthly Net Income $4 K  Video-Game-image

Niche Making Video Games
Domain Age 3 years
Lesson Target a Small Niche
Everyone knows about making money online, relationship and health niche. This is where the highest competition is; small fish in a big pond. Mathew on the other hand makes HTML5 video games and sells them to gaming sites. He is a kind of a big fish in a small pond.
19 - Sharon Gourlay DigitalNomadWannabe
Monthly Net Income $3 K  sharon-image

Niche Niche Sites & Travel Blog
Domain Age 1 year
Lesson Try Other Affiliate Programs
Sharon makes a decent income through hotel affiliate programs. Most bloggers stick to domain, hosting, email and marketing products but in the right circumstances other affiliate programs can also work.
20 - Daniele Besana
Monthly Net Income $3 K  daniel-besana-image

Niche Niche Sites, Internet Marketing
Domain Age 11 year
Lesson Promote Themes
Daniel has been blogging for 11 years and has travelled to 51 countries so far. One of his highest income source is a WordPress theme. If you have a blogging based audience, then themes can produce a healthy income.
21 - Nathan IncomeBully
Monthly Net Income $2 K  nathan-income-bully-image

Niche Internet Marketing
Domain Age 4 months
Lesson Sell Your Own Products
Nathan is a good example of how you can make money, even if you have very less traffic by selling your own product and owning the whole sales funnel.
22 - Will Tang TravelBlogBreakthrough
Monthly Net Income $1.5 K  will-tang-image

Niche Internet Marketing, Travel Blogging
Domain Age Less than 1 year
Lesson Start Earning From Day 1
Will has started his blog with monetization strategies in mind. He promotes affiliate products and does freelance work to generate a small income from day 1.
23 - Spencer Haws NichePursuits
Monthly Net Income $1.4 K  spencer-haws-image

Niche Niche Websites, Internet Marketing
Domain Age 4 years
Lesson Consider Outsourcing
If you have used ‘Long Tail Pro’ (Keyword research tool), then you would know Spencer Haws is a partner on that business. He has multiple lucrative businesses and sites and this is only from one site where he reports the income. Since Spencer is multi talented and very busy spreading his time between ventures, he outsources to leverage other people’s time wisely.
24 - Enstine Muki
Monthly Net Income $1.4 K


Niche Make Money Online, Blogging and Internet Marketing
Domain Age 1.5 years
Lesson Consider Doing Paid Reviews
Enstine has made most of his income in March by doing paid reviews. He almost made $1,000 using this strategy. His other income source was affiliate marketing.

The Big Lessons from the Numbers Above:

  • Providing Services is hard to scale up as it takes your time away.
  • Start with Affiliate Products and Recurring Commissions.
  • Niche Specific Ads Requires Lots of Traffic, at least 100,000 visitors a month.
  • Focus on building a viewer base and don’t just focus only on SEO.
  • Put Money back into your blog.
  • Transparency can bring more visibility; the above list is just an example, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
  • There is no direct correlation between number of years blogging and earnings. There are some relatively new sites making a decent buck online.
  • Girls have a better chance of achieving $10,000/month based on the median income of our sample group.
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Reference: Special thanks to the guys at AuthorityHacker who have done the hard yards collecting this information. This Infographic is a testament to their work and is a visual representation – Your Escape From 9 to 5 readers love!

Check out the latest version of this Infographic here: 12 Bloggers making 10K Monthly [Infographic]


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