Do Bloggers Really Make Money Online?

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I’m sure you’ve heard that blogging is a truly legitimate way to make money online. If you’ve started doing any research, you’ve learned that bloggers mainly make money by selling their own products, ad networks, and affiliate marketing. But what does this really mean? Do bloggers really make money online? In this blog post, I’m going to share some of my favorite bloggers that really make money online and will show you how to follow in their footsteps.

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do bloggers really make money online


Do Bloggers Really Make Money Online?

Bloggers really do make money online.  It takes hard work and dedication but you can make a full time living as a blogger.  Becoming a successful blogger doesn’t happen overnight.  As with any other craft, you must invest in yourself by taking the time to learn and study the best practices that will lead to success.  There is no magic formula.  However, if you put in the work and learn from those who are actively making a living blogging you can succeed.

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Types of Bloggers

It is worth making mention that there are different types of bloggers.  Some bloggers blog for the sheer enjoyment of sharing the topic of their choice.  They are not concerned with making money.  These bloggers blog as a hobby.  There are also bloggers that blog as a job.  These bloggers work for large blogs that employ bloggers.  And finally, there are bloggers that blog as a business.  These bloggers create their own blogs for the purpose of making an income.  In this post, I will highlight bloggers that have created their own blog as a business and make a full-time income blogging.


How Much Money Can You Make Blogging

A very large percentage of bloggers don’t make very much blogging.  Making even a decent amount of money blogging takes time and hard work.  When considering the bloggers that do make money, the amount of money they make varies.  Some bloggers make $100 a month while others make $100,000 per month.


Most Popular Blogging Niches

Some blog niches are more profitable than others.  A blog niche is simply a topic that a blog is centered around.  Some profitable blog niches include:

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    • Food
    • Lifestyle
    • Fashion
    • Fitness


A key component to making money blogging is traffic.  These blog niches are profitable due to their ability to pull in the right amount of traffic to a properly monetized blog with great content.


My Favorite Bloggers – That Actually Make Money Blogging

Here is a list of my favorite full-time bloggers that are actually making money from their blog.  These are my go-to bloggers when I’m working on new strategies to achieve new goals for the PBS Market and Healthy Wealthy Skinny blogs.


Jennifer – was one of the first blogs that I followed when I decided to focus on my blog.  Jennifer taught me tons about blogging and Pinterest.  Learn how to start your blog, get traffic to your blog, and how to make money with your blog. Jennifer provides amazing case studies and proof that her methods work by showing results from her various successful blogs. is a goldmine of blogging information.

Stop by and get all the blogging tips and tools you’ll need to start making money with your blog.


Carley – Mommy on Purpose

Blog Income:  20K+/month

Hands down Carley is one of my favorite bloggers.  Not only does she run a successful blog, she is completely transparent and down to earth.  Carley doesn’t claim to be a blogging guru that you should follow blindly.  She teaches you what she’s learned throughout her blogging journey and empowers you to choose the strategies that will work best for you.

Mommy on Purpose is a mommy blog with topics ranging from mommy tips, pregnancy, kids, organization, and saving money.   Carley also teaches how to start and run a successful blog.  She has an awesome ebook named Pinterest Strategies where she teaches the strategies she used to go from 0 to 200K page views by manually pinning on Pinterest.  I’m currently using her strategies and I’ve greatly increased my Pinterest reach and blog traffic.

Mommy on Purpose is an excellent blog to follow as an example of a money making blog.  Visit the site and join Carley’s email list.  She sends out a weekly email with very valuable content.  She also only posts her blog income reports out to her email list.  They alone are work subscribing to her email list.  Carley’s income reports show you exactly how she makes a full-time income with her blog.


Elna – Twins Mommy

I have learned so much from Elna’s Twins Mommy blog.  Her blog is designed to help moms make money blogging.  She provides information on how to start a blog as well as how to increase your traffic, grow your email list and increase your income.  What I like most about Twins Mommy are the real world examples and proof.  Elna doesn’t just talk about a strategy.  She tells you exactly how she implemented each strategy and shows you the results.

I highly recommend checking out the Twins Mommy blog for tips and strategies for making money with your blog.


Divine – Ladies Make Money

Ladies Make Money is another excellent blog with a focus on teaching ladies how to make extra money.  The Ladies Make Money blog is not solely focused on how to make money blogging.  It provides information on lots of ways to make extra money both on and offline.

If you’re looking for that perfect side hustle or ways to turn your hobby into a business using your blog, visit the Ladies Make Money blog.


Jeff & Ben – Breaking the One Percent

Blog Income:  12K+/month

Breaking the One Percent is where I go when I’m looking for straight to the point information on blogging strategies.  It provides clear and detailed information on blogging with no sugar coating included.  Breaking the One Percent gives you the tools and teaches you the strategies to start making real money online.

Jeff and Ben run 3 separate blogs.  I really enjoy that they share their strategies for all 3 blogs and include each in their income reports.  It is refreshing to visit a site that is geared towards actually teaching you techniques more so then selling you a product.

Take a moment and visit Breaking the One Percent to learn more about making money with your blog.  I guarantee this is one that you’ll want to bookmark so you can visit often.


Suzi – Start a Mom Blog

Blog Income:  $24K+/month

Suzi from Start a Mom blog is a blogger I can really relate to.  She started off in engineering and corporate America and really wishes she had started out blogging from the beginning.  This is the story of my life…lol

As the name suggests, Start a Mom blog is centered around teaching moms how to start their own blog.  Suzi consistently makes $24,000 plus monthly with her blog and she teaches her blogging strategies so you can reach for the same income goals.

Visit Start a Mom blog and learn how to really make money blogging.  Even if you’re not a mom. 😉


Yes! Bloggers Really Make Money Online

I hope this list of successful bloggers has inspired you.  I recommend bookmarking each of the blogs listed above and taking note of their strategies.  Each of them offers free resources and low priced courses and materials to help you take your blogging to the next level.  I am continuously learning from each of them.

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Thanks for Reading!

Do you have any favorite bloggers that aren’t on my list?  Leave a comment and tell me all about them.  I’d love to check them out.

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    1. Author

      Hey Ledi, You’re welcome. I use all of these bloggers for inspiration and motivation.

  1. YES WE DO! It is possible and more possible every year. More companies and advertising is moving to the internet. No one is buying magazines but they WILL click a blog post. “Stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times” lol

    1. Author

      Thanks Meg! That’s exactly the type of feedback new bloggers need to hear. If you put in the work, you can make money with your blog.

  2. Helpful and thanks for sharing your favorite blogs too! It’s not often to see people who actually read and follow up with blogs!

    1. Author

      You’re Welcome Tammie. These are bloggers I found myself continuously referring back to for guidance.

    1. Author

      You’re welcome Safa!

  3. As a blogger, it’s encouraging to know that someday I may be able to make money from doing what I love. I’m fairly new and not seeing the results I like but I’m working on it every day and hope to get there. Thank you for the post! I’ll be sure to check out the other bloggers that your mentioned.

    1. Author

      You’re Welcome Kasia!
      I always find it motivating to watch the journey of those that have succeeded in the goals I’m trying to achieve.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I am not necessarily looking to blog only for profit but wouldn’t mind a little side income. I’ll check out some of the sites you mention as well for more ideas.

    1. Author

      Hey Kristin! Doing something you Love is a great reward. Being able to make a little side income is an added bonus.

  5. I’m really happy with the post. I’ve seen Suzi’s Start a Mom Blog, but will also look at the Twinsmommy site! I often wonder if mom bloggers specifically can make money. I haven’t really tried, right now just focusing on my content, and building a readership. Great resource, and great advice.

    Thanks for the post. It’s very helpful 🙂

    1. Author

      Thanks, Angela!
      Believe it or not Mom Bloggers have some of the most successful sites. If you are not already on Pinterest, you should definitely do some research and start promoting there. Pinterest is a goldmine of traffic for bloggers… especially mom bloggers! Make sure check our the Mommy on Purpose site as well as Twins Mommy. They are both mom bloggers that are doing really well and share their strategies.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve found this post helpful and informative. I’ll certainly check out some of the bloggers that I’ve not come across . 🙂

    1. Author

      Hey Courtney! Isn’t it amazing that you can do something you love and make a ton of money at the same time.

  7. I have recently started working with affiliate programs so I am still learning and this article is really helpful! I have bookmarked it and will be referring to it. Thanks for writing this post!

    1. Author

      You’re welcome Kirsten! Each of the bloggers I highlighted can give you some great tips on Affiliate Marketing. Good luck on your journey!

  8. GREAt ideas… I have saved it and want to come back and go they all the links!! Thanks for all the amazing info.

    1. Author

      You’re welcome Ashley!

  9. It’s crazy how much traffic some bloggers generate but it’s great because hard work pays off. If you know who your target clients are then there isn’t anything stopping you from attracting a lot of attention to your hobby or lifestyle. Something more common where a lot of people can relate to will most likely give you a better opportunity to earn more money through blogging.

    1. Author

      Great points Nadalie! A great traffic strategy goes a long way.

  10. These are some awesome bloggers and I totally believe that blogging is a legit, money-making business. If you know you’re blogging to make money from the start, you can set yourself up for monetization success faster. But more importantly, blogging about what you love will give you fulfillment and keep you going strong for longer than blogging about something just to make money. Great tips!

    1. Author

      Thanks for your comments Brandi! I agree with you totally. You definitely need to enjoy what you’re writing about. The trick is to find the right combination of both.

  11. This is encouraging. I’m a very new blogger and I realize that it will take hard work to make money off of it, but at least it’s possible right?

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      Hey Joelie! Yes! It’s very possible. Just remember it’s a process and enjoy the ride.

  12. Have you ever followed Kayla Sloan or My Alternate Life? They share their online income reports often and it’s pretty inspiring to see their numbers!

    1. Author

      Hey Kelsee! No I haven’t but I’ll definitely check her out. I love seeing the Strategies of successful bloggers in different niches.

  13. this is very encouraging for beginning bloggers. all of those listed are fantastic!

  14. Thank you in restoring faith for new bloggers. Alot of hard work must go in that’s for sure!

    1. Author

      Hi Charmaine! So True, So True!

  15. Nice article. I’ m going to check out Breaking the One Percent! I’ve just started blogging and it seems useful!
    Thanks for the article!

    1. Author

      Hi Jenny! You’ll get lots of straight forward valuable blogging info from Breaking the One Percent. Definitely subscribe to their email list.

  16. I’ve been on these bloggers sites and I totally agree that they are great! Great post and loved the read. ???

    1. Author

      Thanks so much Rebecca!

  17. I highly recommend Mommy on Purpose and Breaking the One Percent. These are blogs I find inspirational and they both offer actionable tips.

  18. Good afternoon I’m a beginner at the blogging. But ready to dive all in. The information that you have given makes me feel like I could do this with my eyes close. To success and happy blogging.

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