Today, blogging is more than a familiar term. Many of us interact with blogs on a daily basis in one way or another; whether we write our own blogs, contribute to a blog, or just enjoy reading and commenting on them, blogs are huge part of the online experience. Many people have chosen to make blogging their lifestyle, and their livelihood. And as we delve into the earnings associated with the top ten bloggers in the world today, it becomes clear why these people decided to make the success of their blog down their career path.
Blogging, as a profession, has proven to be quite lucrative but not many people realize just how lucrative a successful blogging career can be.However, creating a wildly successful, lucrative blog is no easy feat. The blogosphere is competitive, and it takes an extreme amount of dedication, a fair amount of talent, a good amount of business sense, and a whole bunch of luck for a blog to become one of the most popular in the cyberverse.
Top 10 Earning Bloggers In The World of 2016
Michael Arrington :-
J. Michael Arrington is the American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and elsewhere. Arrington has famously become know as the “prophet of Silicon Valley.” He has become the most influential personality in technology. His site updates its news so often you can get minute-to-minute tech news. So, yea, if you like technology chances are, you’ll love Arrington. That is of course, if you don’t already.
- Income / Earning :- $500,000 – $800,000 per month
- Born: March 13, 1970 (age 43), Orange, California, United States
- Education: Stanford Law School (1995), Claremont McKenna College (1992), University of California, Berkeley
Pete Cashmore :-
Pete Cashmore is the CEO and founder of the popular blog Mashable, a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide. He grew up in Banchory, and founded Mashable in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2005 at age 19. Pete Cashmoreis CEO and founder of the world famous blog Mashable, which covers anything from technology and business to social media, entertainment and lifestyle. Mashable is the largest (award winning) independent site. It is the most influential, the most read and the most popular destination for digital, social media, and technology resources and news.
- Income / Earning :- $560,000 – $600,000 per month
- Born: September 18, 1985 (age 28), Banchory, United Kingdom
- Education: Banchory Academy
Mario Lavanderia, ‘Perez Hilton’ :-
Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger and television personality. His blog, Perezhilton.com, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities.Mario Lavandeira, a.k.a. Perez Hilton, has been a powerhouse blogger since launching his site in 2005. Say what you will about his particular style of journalism, it’s making him a lot of dough. Perez Hilton is a blog about celebrity news, scandals and and the like. Most likely you’ll see stuff about Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber on here. It doesn’t take a blog making it on a top ten list of highest earning bloggers to tell us that people love reading and talking about the latest celebrity news.
- Income / Earning :- $200,000 – $400,000 per month
- Born: March 23, 1978 (age 35), Miami, Florida, United States
- Full name: Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.
- Nationality: American
- Children: Mario Armando Lavandeira III
- Parents: Teresita Lavandeira, Mario Lavandeira
- Movies and TV shows: Going Down in La-La Land, Extra, TRL, more
Vitaly Friedman :-
Vitaly Friedman is founder of SmashingMagazine, a blog for website designers. He also started the Smashing Network in 2009 to curate the best of other design blogs. The majority of Friedman’s reported income is from advertising banners and doesn’t include affiliate revenues. SmashingMagazine is the most popular and famous blog in web design and development. If you want to master this field than SmashingMagazine can help you in achieving your goal by making sure you get the newest, latest tips, and provides guides and high quality tutorials to help you on your way.
- Income / Earning :- $150,000 – $190,000 per month
Timothy Sykes :-
Timothy Sykes is an American stock trader, entrepreneur, and penny stock expert. He is best known for turning his bar mitzvah money into over $1 million by day trading in-between classes at Tulane University. If you want to learn how to make lots of money Timothy Sykes’ blog is what you should be reading. It includes inspiring articles about investment, finance, stocks, and the like. Sykes is incredibly smart when it comes to stocks. He is an expert, and makes around two million dollars a month from stock operations. This is on top of what he makes from his wildly successful blog — which is, apparently, like a side job. While some people waitress at night, Sykes writes one of the most popular, highest earning blogs in the world.
- Income / Earning :- $150,000 – $180,000 per month
- Born: 1981, Orange, Connecticut, United States
- Education: Tulane University
Jake Dobki :-
Jake Dobkin, the publisher and co-founder of New York City local news blog Gothamist, will appear on a New York Times panel for executives on Thursday, moderated by Times media critic David Carr. A New York native, Dobkin attended both New York University and Columbia, and his site covers the metro area with the fervency of devoted locals and the help of a dedicated team of editors, in addition to a tip-happy reader base and loyal commentariat.
The famous blog Gothamist.com makes Jake Dobkins a pretty handsome income. Gothamist is a newsy site. Its articles cover the genres of food, events, and art. The information spans the globe. If you are planning a trip overseas and want to know about the cuisines in a certain location, Gothamist is a good place to look. Gothamist started covering city life in New York but has expanded its reach to 13 cities worldwide: including Toronto, London and Shanghai.
- Income / Earning :- $80,000 – $110,000 per month
Collis Ta’eed :-
Collis Ta’eed, owner of the number seven blog on this list — TutsPlus — contributes to various famous blogs. This man just loves him some blog! TutsPlus is an informative site for building skills that compiles tutorials, lectures and many other teaching methods to inform readers about application software and numerous designing tools. Ta’eed’s tutorials can help you with anything from downloading a photo to mastering a software application. Not only is Ta’eed making money from this site but members of the site can make money too by writing articles themselves. So whether you need help with music production or have some knowledge you’d like to share and make a buck doing it, Ta’eed’s site is definitely worth a visit.
- Income / Earning :- $55,000 – $120,000 per month
Gina Trapani :-
Gina Marie Trapani is an American tech blogger, web developer, and writer. Gina Trapani takes her spot as the only woman on this list of highest earning bloggers. Trapani is not only CEO and founder of the popular blog Lifehacker, but she is highly active in the social media community. Most recently she has become a part of both Gawker Blog Empire and Gizmodo. Trapani’s focus on Lifehacker is to find ways to do things better, and improve the way in which one lives their life.
- Income / Earning :- $110,000 per month
- Born: September 19, 1975 (age 38), Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Spouse: Terra (m. 2008)
- Education: Marist College
- Books: Upgrade Your Life
Matt Marshall :-
Matt Marshall was somewhat of a presumptuous journalist prior to breaking out as a top blogger. He started blogging in 2006, covering world wide technology. He is founder of VentureBeat, a informative blog that covers a range of topics, not just technology, and has developed a network of technology specialized websites. VentureBeat’s scope encompasses tech as well as money, finance and investment topics. Marshall provides a plethora of valuable information to his readers, including different business techniques to earn money from your investments and aspects of the startup process.
- Income / Earning :- $50,000 – $100,000 per month
Ewdison Then, ‘Slash Gear’ :-
Ewdison Then is the executive editor and co-founder of SlashGear, a blogging site dedicated to consumer electronics and technology. He is currently serving as the CEO of R3 Media LLC, the publisher of SlashGear. Ewdison Then is the co-founder and executive editor of this consumer electronic and tech news site. He also works as a media publisher for his blog within the site and as CEO of R3 Media LLC. SlashGear is “geared” towards consumers in need of tech gadgets.
If you’re in need of an iPhone 5S, tablet, iPad, or looking to get your hands on the newest, coolest touch screen than you will love Then, because that’s what he does. He puts tech lovers in touch with the latest news regarding all kinds of technology and gadgets. His blog is consistent with its updates and aids readers in becoming the first to get a hold of a new fantastic gadget or app.
- Income / Earning :- $60,000 – $80,000 per month