about how bloggers make money.
Last week, the blog search engine Technorati released its 2008 State of the Blogosphere report with the slightly menacing promise to "deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind."
Bloggers create 900,000 blog posts a day worldwide, and some of them are actually making money. Blogs with 100,000 or more unique visitors a month earn an average of $75,000 annually—though that figure is skewed by the small percentage of blogs that make more than $200,000 a year.
The estimates from a 2007 Business Week article are older but juicier: The LOLcat empire rakes in $5,600 per month; Overheard in New York gets $8,100 per month; and Perez Hilton, gossip king, scoops up $111,000 per month.
Ummm, wow. Per month???? Nice.
If you have been living under a rock (like I am) and have never checked out Overheard in New York, you should. It made me giggle.
I am convinced that I was the last person to hear about the LOLcats. It is a pretty safe bet that YOU have seen them.
Perez Hilton.......eh. I can live without celebrity gossip. Really. I have only been to his blog a handful of times. I WAS impressed though. It just isn't my thing.
I wonder what kind of $$ Mama Drama Uncensored brings in.
So task of the week: Whenever you visit someones blog, clickity click on the advertisements that show up. Your clicks might buy mama a new Coach bag.
For the Record, I don't have any advertisements on my blog (I don't think I do at least) so I don't make any $$ off of it.
Maybe some day I will get around to it.
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