Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Do you make money from blogging?

Feeling a little frustrated at the low level of income that my blogs produce, I decided to research the market more fully to find out if anyone is making money from blogs. Although there are hundreds of websites selling free ebooks for only $95 (or $69 or $35 .....) I suspected that there are a lot of people out there creating blogs, expending time and effort into the enterprise, with few that can actually use their blog to make money.

With only 6 hours to go, by poll - "do you make money from blogging?" has returned a grand total of 4 votes. One 'yes' and three 'no's. There were no votes for 'just a trickle' or for the 'make money blogging about how to make money from blogging' options.

With only a tiny sample and without using any random or other sampling techniques, the result is not one that can produce conclusions. It is just an indication that my suspicions are on the right track. 3 out of 4 responses indicated no blogging income at all. One was a positive Yes.

I would like to explore this more, and would like to open this for discussion. Please post comments below with a few words about your experience. I'm sure that there are many of us that are interested. If you are making money, I would love to hear about it!

6 comments:

realityrain said...

Last month I made $2.83 from my blogs. To tell the truth, I was ecstatic, it was an entire dollar more than I had ever made.

Barry M said...

Thanks for the feedback.

subbie said...

I've done about 30-odd bucks over like, 5 months? Haha. But yeah, I do have friends who earn like say 50 to 100-odd a month? Nothing significant or substantial, but just some extra pocket money for a decent dinner or shopping trip.

Are you looking into earning money via blogging as well? Hmm.

Barry M said...

I've made about $62 in 4 months. Am trying to increase that, but it is very slow ...

Steve Hayes said...

I think some of the ads on one of my blogs have produced some income, but not enough for them to send me a cheque, and if they do I'll probably forget to bank it, and it might not cover the bank chaerges anyway, so there's not much point.

I don't blog to make money and I tend to avoid blogs with keywords like "money", "entrepreneurship" and "marketing".

Barry M said...

Steve - I don't blog to make money, but it would be an excellent bonus if I could!