30 Richest Bloggers in the World as of 2010

To those who think that pro-blogging is a profession that does NOT and can NEVER pay the bills, think again.



Michael Dunlop, the rich 20-year old owner of IncomeDiary.com, recently came up with a list of the 30 highest earning (READ: RICHEST) bloggers in the world based on projected monthly income from banner advertising, traditional pay per click (e.g. Google Adsense) and affiliate programs, among others.

If you love bloghopping, I'm sure you'd have no problem guessing at least 2 of the top 5 earners. Honestly, I'm not familiar with some blogs on the list especially the ones on the latter part and I bet you likewise aren't -- which only proves that a blog doesn't need to be an international smash hit to be top earner (feel free to leave your comment regarding this view below).

Without further ado, here's Michael's list:

30 Blogs That Make A Lot Of Money Online

Rank Website Owner Monthly Earnings Main Income

1
Techcrunch Michael Arrington $200,000 Advertising Banners

2
Mashable Pete Cashmore $180,000 Advertising Banners

3
Timothy Sykes Timothy Sykes $150,000 Affiliate Sales

4
Perez Hilton Mario Lavandeira $140,000 Advertising Banners

5
Gothamist Jake Dobkin $80,000 Pay Per Click
6 Venture Beat Matt Marshall $62,000 Pay Per Click
7 Slash Gear Ewdison Then $60,000 Pay Per Click
8 Life Hacker Nick Denton $60,000 Advertising Banners

9
Smashing Magazine Vitaly Friedman $58,500 Advertising Banners
10 Tuts Plus Collis Taeed $55,000 Advertising Banners
11 Dooce Heather B. Armstrong $50,000 Pay Per Click

12
Steve Pavlina Steve Pavlina $45,000 Pay Per Click

13
TPM Josh Marshall $45,000 Pay Per Click

14
Car Advice Alborz Fallah $42,000 Advertising Banners

15
Problogger Darren Rowse $40,000 Advertising Banners

16
JohnChow John Chow $35,000 Affiliate Sales

17
Kotaku Nick Denton $32,000 Advertising Banners

18
Shoemoney Jeremy Schoemaker $30,000 Private Advertising

19
Coolest Gadgets Allan Carlton $30,000 Advertising Banners
20 Joystiq AOL $18,000 CPM Advertising
21 PC Mech David Risley $16,000 Affiliate Sales
22 Freelance Switch Collis Ta’eed $13,000 Membership Area

23
Abduzeedo Fabio Sasso $11,000 Advertising Banners

24
Sizlopedia Saad Hamid $9,000 Pay Per Click

25
Retire at 21 Michael Dunlop $5,000 Affiliate Sales

26
Noupe Noupe $4,930 Advertising Banners

27
Uber Affiliate Paul Bourque $4,500 Second Tear Affiliates

28
Click For Nick Nick Skeba $3,900 Pay Per Click

29
Tyler Cruz Tyler Cruz $3,200 Advertising Banners
30 Just Creative Design Jacob Cass $3,000 Services


NOTE: Figures quoted are merely MONTHLY earnings.

How many of these blogs do you visit regularly? Which ones do you thoroughly enjoy reading?

Don't you just love this list? Merely looking at it should be enough to inspire anyone to consider starting a pro-blogging career.




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4 comments:

  1. where is Chris Pirillo here?

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  2. ^

    maybe he's not in the top 30?

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  3. WHERE THE FUCK IS ENGADGET?

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  4. I thing they make a lot more.... my friends blog is making almost 500 monthly and its not in the list.......wheres the fail blog it earns 30 million a year

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