Before internet, the world was different. Internet has turned the face of the world in an entirely new direction. It has helped people communicate with the world, share ideas and knowledge and make significant amount of money at the same time. There are people who made even millions online. But you may not believe until you know how it could be possible.
How could it possible or is it really possible? It’s a question that haunts almost every new beginner in this field. The secret lies in their passion to share their ideas and knowledge with the world. They had chosen blogging to make it possible. These people started blogging as a method to share their knowledge. Some of them were fortunate enough to make it a reliable source of continuous income. Very soon, they were able to earn millions of dollars from blogging only.
These kinds of stories are very inspiring and should inspire every new blogger in the blogosphere. So I started to talk about it a little. Blogging is not always a platform to share your knowledge, but it can also be used to make money from your blogging efforts. Obviously, it’s not easy for everyone, but it definitely is for people who are passionate about it.
So now it’s time to be aware of some of these bloggers who made millions online. Their blogs are now some of the most visited and highly trusted blogs in the world. So who are these people? What made them do it? Why did they do it? Why not meet some of these bloggers right now and inspire yourself to something different in the blogging field. Here the story begins …
Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known for her news website The Huffington Post. It is basically a blog that started in May, 2005 and soon become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. Now she is one of the most influential 100 people in the world as named in the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list.
When she started blogging in 2005, she was not so renowned that you could know her name. But gradually her blog made her significantly popular in the world. In 2012, her blog The Huffington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She basically belongs to Greece. But later, she moved to England at the age of 16 and graduated at Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics.
At the age of 21, she become the president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. Now she is the president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Her blog is one of most visited 100 websites in the world. Its monthly income is around $2,330,000 that mostly comes from Pay Per Click advertising.
Pete Cashmore of Mashable
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. His blog called Mashable receives more than 20 million unique visitors every month. Mashable has been named a must-read site by both Fast Company and PC Magazine.
His blog is an award-winning site and one of the largest technology sites in the world. When Pete started blogging at Mashable in 2005, it was not very popular. But now it’s a popular online destination for digital, social media, and technology news and information. Mashable is also ranked as the most influential media outlet by Klout.
This is not only popular enough to attract millions of unique visitors every month, but also one of the top 10 most profitable blogs in the world. As the founder of Mashable, Pete was named one of Ad Age’s 2011 influencers, a Time Magazine 100 in 2010, and a Forbes magazine web celeb 25. He has also been named a Briton of the year by the Telegraph in 2010. Pete is a World Economic Forum 2011 Young Global Leader.
Mario Lavandeira of Perez Hilton
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Mario Armando Lavandeira is the founder of one of the most popular online celebrity blogs. He is mostly and professionally known as Perez Hilton. He is basically an American blogger and television personality. His blog, perezhilton.com, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities.
After graduation in New York University in 2000, he actually attempted a career of an actor. But later, he started blogging as a career and was soon able to pull visitors to his celebrity gossip blog. During an interview in Cliché Magazine’s June/July 2010 issue, He said that he only started blogging as a hobby. But soon it became a very profitable profession.
As of April 2009, PerezHilton.com was ranked by Alexa as the 491st most trafficked website on the Internet (143rd within the United States) with 2/3 of users being American and strongest demographic being females between the ages of 18 and 24. With millions of visitors every single month, he earns an insane amount of money from his blog only. It’s a nice proof what blogging can do with someone’s life.
Michael Arrington of TechCrunch
J. Michael Arrington started his world-famous technology blog Techcrunch in 2005 and soon became one of the most popular technology blogger in the world. Techcrunch is basically a technology blog that covers the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and elsewhere.
Magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet. In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a major in economics. Arrington rose to internet prominence with his Silicon Valley blog, TechCrunch.
On September 28, 2010, at its TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, AOL announced that it would acquire TechCrunch. The transaction was rumored to be between $25m and $40m. Although he is no longer employed by TechCrunch, his success with this blog can’t be forgotten. Reportedly, he is now associated with a new investment company, AOL Ventures.
Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine
Vitaly Friedman is the founder of his famous blog called Smashing Magazine. He started blogging in 2006 and soon became famous for his blog. His blog is basically said to be an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers. He loves beautiful content and he wanted to design the web in a better way. So, obviously his blog mainly focuses on web designers and developers.
His blog is full of useful information about web designing and one of the most visited websites in the world. With millions of unique visitors every month, he manages to earn around $190,000 every month from advertising banners. He also provides services through his blog and sells some books on web designing and developing. So, he clearly earns even more than that.
So you can see how blogging has completely changed the life of some people. Fortunately, this is not the end. Because, there are many others who earn quite well through blogging. If you feel that you can share what you know and write good quality articles that people would like, you should definitely start blogging.
Who knows what is your blogging future? Until you start and actually do it, you cannot understand what are your hidden qualities. Dont hide your writing talent, rather improve it through blogging and make money at the same time.