7 Wildly Successful Blogs, Which Can Earn A Lot of Income
Introduction
Starting your own blog is pretty easy, making money off it is another thing that can be tough to very many bloggers. A successful blog has an accurately identified target audience and provides niche topics that are in line with the blogÕs core focus.
Here are 7 wildly successful blogs which earn a lot of income.
1. Huffington Post
The wildly popular Huffington Post was launch in 2005 by Arian Huffington. It was launched to provide a liberal opinion or simply view on life and politics. In 2011, Huffington sold the blog to AOL for $315 million where she remained as the Editor in Chief. Today, sheÕs not holding that role.
HuffPost, as it is now popularly referred to, makes money through sponsored advertising revenue. It is the most successful blog, valued at well over $1 billion.
2. Engadget
Engadget was originally founded by Peter Rojas of Gizmodo. In 2005, it was acquired and has since been operated by AOL. The blog focuses on providing advice and reviews on technology and consumer electronics. It makes its money from advertising and has a number of writers and editors who constantly provide advice on almost every type of electronic gadget available on the market. It makes around $5,500,000 every month.
3. Moz
Moz was originally launched as a family-run design business, which was later turned into a search engine optimization shop. Moz utilized its blog which gave it a wide audience across the globe. The site has a membership area that provides professional tools and services to marketers who utilize search engine optimization to gain better visibility, reach and saturation online. This membership is where the site makes its money from.
4. TechCrunch
TechCrunch was started in 2005 with the intention to provide technology and startup news. It was founded by two journalists. Michael Arrington and Keith Teare. It was later acquired by AOL in 2010 and has always had a large and loyal following. Today, TechCrunch is popularly known for its Disrupt conferences it holds in different locations each year. It makes about $2.5 million every month and has estimated unique monthly visitors of about 15,000,000.
5. Mashable
Mashable was launched in 2005 by Pete Cashmore from his home in Scotland. The site quickly grew and become widely known as the site which provides high quality and consistent social media and tech news. In 2009, Time Magazine named Mashable one of the 25 best blogs in the world. Today, the site provides its content on a variety of platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It makes its money through advertisements. Mashable has a monthly income of about $2,000,000.
6. Gizmodo
Gizmodo is ano6ther wildly successful blog focused on design and technology and some bit of science and politics. It was launched in 2012 by Peter Rojas. It has partnered with international firms such that it even launched translated versions of its content across Europe in various languages like German, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Gizmodo makes its money through advertisements.
7. Perez Hilton
PerezHilton was originally known as Pagesixsixsix.com. the site is owned and run by Mario Armando Lavanderia Jr who started it when he began his career in acting. The controversial gossip blog makes money through advertisements from different sponsors who appear across the site. The blog makes around $570,000 every month.