The amount of money bloggers earn per month depend on how they monetize, number of visitors to their blogs, niche and geographical location of traffic. Generally, average bloggers earn $200 to $2000 per month. There are also extremely gifted bloggers earning above $10000 per month.
Before we discuss more details, here are ways in which bloggers make money:
- Through AdSense
- AdSense alternatives like MGID
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling courses and reading materials
- Selling their own products
- Guest posting
- Sponsored articles
- Paid banner adverts
- Offering web hosting services
- They’re influencers
- Buying and selling domains
- Developing and selling websites
- Web design services
Over 90% of bloggers worldwide earn money through AdSense which pays 68% of the total revenue it collects to advertisers. AdSense pays in terms of Cost Per Click and Cost per 1000 views.
A blogger getting traffic from USA earns $0.10 and above per click. Assuming that all the traffic is from USA and income is from AdSense, here is the amount of money bloggers earn:
1000 views —$3
2 million views—$3800
Traffic from USA, Canada, Australia and UK pays more than traffic from India and Africa. So, if you are an African or Indian blogger, you have to post content that attract visitors from the high paying countries like USA.
The income is also determined by the niche of your blog. If you want to earn more money than what you’ve read above, pick a high paying niche.
The highest paying niches are as follows;
- Law or legal matters
- Automobile dealers Industry
- Making money online
- Web hosting
- Internet and Technology
- Health: Beauty and skincare
- Marketing and Advertising
- Online Banking
- Online Education
- Home security
- Network marketing
- Solar energy
- Affiliate marketing
Pick one of the niches and post content related to the niche.
You will also realize that the type of traffic your blog gets also determine the income a blog generates. Organic traffic is the best. Blogs which get 70% of the traffic from organic searches earn more than those depending on social media traffic. Always write articles while focusing on keywords that rank well on search engines.
The type of publisher also contribute a lot in terms of income. Premium Publishers earn more than regular publishers. While the CPPC for a regular publisher is $0.20 in USA, Premium Publishers earn even more than $10 per click.
It’s not easy to become a premium publisher, your blog should get more than 20 million monthly visits and must contain high quality content.
Apart from AdSense, a number of bloggers make money from affiliate marketing programs. In affiliate marketing, what matters is not even traffic, it’s the sales you make—the income is purely dependent on sales. Someone can get 1000 views daily and still make over $3000 monthly, more than a blogger getting 1 million page views per month and monetizing with AdSense.
When it comes to affiliate marketing, one has to target the audience of a particular niche. While creating a blog, you should be specific on what niche you want to major into.
Affiliate marketing is not for newbies, it’s for experienced bloggers. Nearly all bloggers doing affiliate marketing started with AdSense. It’s after they gained immense experience in content creation that they opted for affiliate marketing. There are thousands of bloggers generating over $2000 per month through affiliate marketing.
Bloggers also make money through sponsored posts and direct banner ads. But for one to get these types of advertisements, their blogs must be receiving large volumes of traffic or they have high domain authority. If your blog has over 10,000 blog posts and attracts more than 1 million page views per month, expect to receive at least 5 sponsored posts per month. You will charge each post $100 to $2000 depending on domain authority.
Generally, here is a list of highest paid bloggers in the world:
- Moz: $44.9 million per year.
- PerezHilton: $41.3 million per year.
- Copyblogger: $33.1 million per year.
- Mashable: $30 million per year.
- TechCrunch: $22.5 million per year.
- Envato Tuts+: $10 million per year.
- Smashing Magazine: $5.2 million per year.
- Gizmodo: $4.8 million per year.
Blogging is not a get rich quickly scheme. One has to put a lot of efforts, just like the way you worked hard in school to pass exams.
If you create a new blog today, expect to start earning money through it after 6 months to 12 years. Initially you’ll struggle but after sometime, the income will rise and normalize.