40 Successful Bloggers Earning Up To $2M/Year [Real Examples]

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One of the best ways to make money online is with a blog.

Why?

  • They can be easily run by one person
  • Blogs require low maintenance
  • Lots of monetization options (ads, premium content, sponsorships)
  • You can capitalize on loads of traffic from Google search

We searched through our database of hundreds of case studies and found the most successful bloggers.

Here they are:

1. DollarSprout

  • Revenue: $50,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3

My name is Jeff Proctor, and I am the co-founder of DollarSprout.com, a personal finance blog geared towards millennials who are interested in making and saving extra money.

Our revenue model is 100% focused on affiliate marketing. For those unfamiliar, this is when a publisher earns a commission on each sale or lead generated from their referral links.

For example, let’s say we have an article that teaches a reader how to get better about saving money. Within that article, we might mention a banking app that could help them achieve their savings goal faster. If a reader signs up for the app through our site, we earn a small commission (at no expense to the reader).

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Jeff Proctor, on starting DollarSprout ($50,000 revenue/mo) full story

2. Entrepreneurs on Fire

  • Revenue: $170,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4

Heyo! John Lee Dumas (JLD) here, founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where I interview inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE!

Entrepreneurs On Fire started out as a daily podcast back in September 2012 and quickly grew into a business offering online courses, one-on-one coaching, a mastermind program, and physical journals.

Our flagship product is Podcasters’ Paradise, an online community where we teach you how to Create, Grow, and Monetize your own podcast, which to-date has generated nearly 4 million in revenue.

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John Lee Dumas, on starting Entrepreneurs on Fire ($170,000 revenue/mo) full story

3. MarketBeat

  • Revenue: $665,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6

My name is Matt Paulson and I’m the founder of MarketBeat, a financial media company that empowers individual stock investors to make better trading decisions by providing objective financial information and real-time market data.

In other words, we make it easy for investors to research stocks. We publish a series of investment newsletters surrounding different investing strategies, such as following Wall Street analysts’ recommendations or investing in dividend stocks. Our flagship newsletter, MarketBeat Daily Ratings, currently has more than 1 million active email subscribers. Our website, MarketBeat.com, offers a variety of financial calendars, original news content, stock screeners and other investment research tools. MarketBeat’s network of websites attract more than 8 million visitors each month.

Our company operates on a freemium model. We cover our costs for our free subscribers through advertising on our website and in our email newsletters. We also sell premium subscriptions at $20.00-$40.00 per month which provide additional features, data and research tools. Currently about 75% of our revenue is from advertising and 25% is from subscriptions.

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Matthew Paulson, on starting MarketBeat ($665,000 revenue/mo) full story

4. Proofread Anywhere

  • Revenue: $200,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! My name is Caitlin Pyle, and I start Proofread Anywhere back in 2014. I help proofreaders earn extra income from anywhere in the world… even if you’re starting from scratch! I have two different courses: Transcript Proofreading, which teaches students how to proofread legal transcripts for court reporters. My second course is General Proofreading.

I started it when I realized there were those who wanted to learn how to proofread, but not necessarily only transcripts. My customers range from college students, stay-at-home moms, retirees, to men and women who are looking for the freedom to work while traveling.

Before I started Proofread Anywhere, I was making $4,000 a month as a proofreader and I was convinced that was the most money I would ever make. Today I make an average of $200K a month! I wasn’t looking to just “make more money.” I simply focused on my passion of helping others find work-at-home freedom. Find a way to help others and your own business will grow also!

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Caitlin Pyle, on starting Proofread Anywhere ($200,000 revenue/mo) full story

5. Wall Street Oasis

  • Revenue: $140,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 10

Hi, I’m Patrick Curtis and I’m the CEO and Founder of Wall Street Oasis, the largest online community focused on careers in finance.

The main products and services we sell are interview courses for finance careers. These courses help students and young finance professionals learn the specifics and how to answer investment banking interview questions and private equity interview questions, among other industries.

We also sell premium one-on-one services including resume reviews and mentorship where people can connect with professionals from their target industry to get detailed advice on their unique situation.

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Patrick Curtis, on starting Wall Street Oasis ($140,000 revenue/mo) full story

6. Making Sense of Cents

  • Revenue: $100,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! My name is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, and I run Making Sense of Cents, a personal finance and lifestyle website that helps readers earn more, save more, and live more.

Me, my husband, and our two dogs currently travel and live full-time on a sailboat. We first bought an RV in 2015 and started traveling full-time that way, and about 1.5 years ago we decided to start sailing.

I started Making Sense of Cents back in 2011, completely as a hobby. I did not know that blogs could make money, how they made money, or even really what a blog was. I started it just for myself so that I could talk about my finance journey and talk to others who were interested in personal finance as well.

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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, on starting Making Sense of Cents ($100,000 revenue/mo) full story

7. Create and Go

  • Revenue: $100,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

My name is Alex Nerney. My business partner Lauren McManus and I started an online blog, two of them actually, that we were able to make a full time income from. We started out with building a health and fitness blog Avocadu. It seemed like a reasonable first niche to start in as I was a personal trainer at the time. After growing that blog to six figures a year Lauren and I decided to start Create and Go to teach others exactly how we did it and share our journey as professional bloggers with them.

We have a lot of customers from all over the world, but they all have at least one thing in common: They dream of making some income through an online blog. Whether that’s to quit their soul sucking day jobs like we did, or to be a stay at home parent, or just to have more financial freedom. Our flagship product on Create and Go is our Pro Blogger bundle, and it aims to give every student exactly what they need to accomplish that dream. It contains all of our individual courses and is our start to finish blogging guide that teaches each student how to start a blog.

After growing Create and Go to have over 10,000+ students now and having an average income of around $130,000 a month combined from our blogs, we have been able to really reflect on how much we have accomplished. Lauren and I quit our jobs only a few years ago, but honestly, the life we have lived since doing so makes it seem like it was another lifetime ago.

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Alex Nerney, on starting Create and Go ($100,000 revenue/mo) full story

8. The Recording Revolution LLC

  • Revenue: $100,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Graham Cochrane and I’m the founder of Recording Revolution, an online education company that teaches musicians how to record and produce their music to a professional level in a bedroom or home studio.

I sell a variety of online courses and membership sites including Mixing University, a complete system for turning your home recordings into “radio-ready” songs that sound like they came from a big recording studio.

Right now I’m generating about $1.2M a year in revenue with virtually no ad spend and in working only 5 hours a week.

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Graham Cochrane, on starting The Recording Revolution LLC ($100,000 revenue/mo) full story

9. Millennial Money Man

  • Revenue: $88,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1

I’m Bobby Hoyt, former band director turned personal finance blogger and course creator. I teach millennials how to make more money, save more money, and pay off debt. I started my site, Millennial Money Man, while I was still teaching and paying off my student loan debt.

M$M is my primary business, but I also run Laptop Empires with Mike Yanda who’s an old high school friend. Our goal is to help people start and grow online businesses, and our business grew out of the success of our flagship product -- the Facebook Side Hustle Course. It teaches people how to run ads for local businesses on Facebook, which is something we both have experience with.

Mike and I went all-in with Laptop Empires after the FBSH course had a six-figure, weekend launch. Our audience is mostly millennials, but we’ve seen older students do really well with our course too. We’ve had a bunch of students hit the $5k monthly revenue mark, and many have quit their 9-5 after successfully starting their own ad agencies.

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Bobby Hoyt, on starting Millennial Money Man ($88,000 revenue/mo) full story

10. The Savvy Couple

  • Revenue: $20,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

Hey! We are Kelan and Brittany Kline the founders and co-owners of the popular personal finance blog The Savvy Couple.

Our blog was started just over three years ago with the mission of helping families find their freedom by creating more time and money in their lives. We do this by helping couples learn how to budget together, pay off debt quickly, and make money online.

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Kelan Kline, on starting The Savvy Couple ($20,000 revenue/mo) full story

11. PM-by-PM

  • Revenue: $17,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

Hi, Pat and everyone else.

My name is Praveen Malik. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with rich 23+ years of rich professional experience. I am a computer science engineer by education and have a good working experience of managing large multi-geography projects and programs.

Today, I manage a successful eponymous blog (Project Management by Praveen Malik). It is one of the top 3 global blogs in its niche.

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Praveen Malik, on starting PM-by-PM ($17,000 revenue/mo) full story

12. The Modest Man

  • Revenue: $20,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Brock McGoff, and I run The Modest Man (TMM), a digital media brand dedicated to helping guys dress better and feel more confident, with an emphasis on the man of modest height.

TMM content is created for and published on YouTube, themodestman.com, Instagram and other social media channels.

At the time of writing, TMM reaches almost a million people each month across platforms. YouTube is the “biggest” platform with over 166k subscribers.

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Brock McGoff, on starting The Modest Man ($20,000 revenue/mo) full story

13. Katie Did What

  • Revenue: $15,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

Hi! My name is Katie and I am the person behind the lifestyle blog and personal brand, Katie Did What. Together, my husband and I operate a blog that averages 75,000 unique monthly visitors in addition to social profiles totaling over 125k aggregate followers.

I am somewhat different in that I don’t have a physical or digital product- and right now, that doesn’t interest me at all. I sell sponsored posts/advertisements on my blog and social networks, in addition to generating income via affiliate programs. Essentially, I earn a living cultivating a large following and recommending products and services to them. This also results in me creating content for brands- sometimes for them to use in their own advertising efforts outside of my brand.

I guess now the “proper” term for what I am is an “influencer” although I started this before that was even a word! Whatever it is, my husband and I have been able to do this, and only this, for the past few years and have been able to spend as much time as we want with our 3 kids. We’ve had 3 consecutive 6-figure net profit years and are well on pace again for 2020!

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Katie Reyes, on starting Katie Did What ($15,000 revenue/mo) full story

14. Crowd Work News

  • Revenue: $13,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hi, I am Sireesha Narumanchi, founder of Crowdworknews.com. I help work from home enthusiasts in finding legit online jobs, side hustles and other extra income options.

Remote work/location independent jobs are still a new concept in many parts of the world and my mission is to show them they can work from home no matter where they are in the world.

What started as a side hustle has grown into a thriving business now generating 5 figures a month. But in true terms what feels more surreal or a measure of success for me is being able to reach so many people like me and help them break out of the ‘9-5’ race.

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Sireesha Narumanchi, on starting Crowd Work News ($13,000 revenue/mo) full story

15. TrumpExcel.com

  • Revenue: $10,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I am Sumit Bansal from India and I have a website (TrumpExcel.com) where I teach people how to use Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets efficiently. On this site, I create written tutorials and videos and also sell online courses.

As of now, I am selling four Excel courses and have 700+ enrolled students. Apart from selling these courses, I also make money through display ads as well as through some affiliate tools and courses.

I started this site in 2013 and it gets more than 1 million pageviews every month. As of last month, my average monthly revenue was ~$10,000.

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Sumit Bansal, on starting TrumpExcel.com ($10,000 revenue/mo) full story

16. Content Intelligence Media

  • Revenue: $10,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

I’m Thomas Oppong, an entrepreneur, and a full-time blogger. I am the Founding Editor at Alltopstartups.com where I share resources for starting and growing a startup. I am the Curator at Postanly.com, a weekly digest of the best resources on wealth, health, and happiness. I have also created and maintained two courses: Thinking in Models and Kaizen Habits.

I also maintain an active Medium account where I write about life lessons, personal development, and launching meaningful projects you deeply care about. I have been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, The New York Observer, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. I earn about $10K/month from all ongoing writing projects at the moment.

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Thomas Oppong, on starting Content Intelligence Media ($10,000 revenue/mo) full story

17. Cash Overflow

  • Revenue: $10,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7

I am Pardeep Goyal, founder of CashOverflow.com (Awarded as the best personal finance blog in 2017) where I help people in managing their financial life so that they can become financially independent and live a self-sustainable life.

I have grown my online business to approx $10,000 per month by setting up multiple sources of income yet my biggest source of earning is from affiliate marketing.

I have earned Rs. 45,00,000 (approx $65,000) from the affiliates of credit cards in India in 2018, that huge considering the Indian market is not mature as US and UK in terms of buying financial products online.

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Pardeep Goyal, on starting Cash Overflow ($10,000 revenue/mo) full story

18. Shannon Mattern

  • Revenue: $10,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hey there! I’m Shannon Mattern and I’ve helped over 15,000 new online business owners learn how to build their websites and market themselves online (even if they’re not a techie and are starting from zero).

Five years ago I created an online video tutorial series called the Free 5 Day Website Challenge which walks new entrepreneurs step by step through building a website for their online business with WordPress.

The Free 5 Day Website Challenge is unlike any other WordPress training or tutorial online because it shows the exact step-by-step process I used to design and build websites for my 1:1 clients. No other free training out there is as comprehensive as what I created for my community to help them get their businesses up and running online!

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Shannon Mattern, on starting Shannon Mattern ($10,000 revenue/mo) full story

19. Personal Growth Base

  • Revenue: $10,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

I’m Sinem, 22 years old, based in Vienna, Austria and I’m an entrepreneur, coach, and writer.

I started my entrepreneurial journey at the age of 19 by organizing personal development workshops for students. After my first projects, I knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur for the rest of my life and started several side businesses besides my studies and a full-time internship: I created online courses, hosted workshops, and blogged on Medium.com.

My mission is to inspire and empower people across the globe to invest in themselves and unleash their full potential and I’m reaching my goal through several different products and services such as seminars, books, and online courses and blogging.

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Sinem Günel, on starting Personal Growth Base ($10,000 revenue/mo) full story

20. Mommy On Purpose

  • Revenue: $10,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Carly, a full time stay at home mom, full-time blogger. I run two semi-related businesses - Mommy on Purpose, a mom lifestyle blog focusing on new motherhood and home life (monetized only through traffic), and Blogging Like You Mean It, which supports new bloggers in their journey to monetize their blogs (monetized only through product sales and email marketing).

Running two online businesses can be hectic, but I truly never feel like I’m “working” because blogging is so much FUN!

Every day, I’m grateful that I started blogging and invested the time to grow online. I get to be at home, be involved with my kids in a way that other parents just aren’t able to… and I also get to sleep in, keep a schedule that suits me, and answer to no one but God. (I was never cut out for employee life, haha.)

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Carly Campbell, on starting Mommy On Purpose ($10,000 revenue/mo) full story

21. Effortless Gent

  • Revenue: $8,500/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Barron and I run Effortless Gent, a men’s style publication focused on helping guys feel confident and look sharp in the clothes they wear.

Through our written articles and video content, we teach guys how to build a Lean Wardrobe, which essentially is a versatile set of clothes unique to every guy’s situation that easily mix and match and make dressing well much easier.

EG generates on average $8,000/mo through a combination of ad revenue (display ads, brand sponsorships), affiliate revenue, digital products (an eBook and self-guided style improvement program), and 1-on-1 online or in-person styling consultations.

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Barron Cuadro, on starting Effortless Gent ($8,500 revenue/mo) full story

22. FITnancials

  • Revenue: $7,500/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hey! My name’s Alexis and I run a personal finance blog called Fitnancials. I teach millennial women how to manage their money, save & invest more, and earn extra money with side hustles.

I actually started my business back in 2013 as a fun hobby. Fitnancials was originally a health and fitness blog (as well as personal finance), but I ended up ditching the health portion altogether because it no longer resonated with me anymore. I wanted to be hyper-focused on finances.

I had zero intention of creating any income from Fitnancials. It was purely a passion project where I shared tips and tricks with my friends and family (because people were always asking me for weight loss tips since I had lost 60 pounds).

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Alexis Schroeder, on starting FITnancials ($7,500 revenue/mo) full story

23. Leader Connecting Leaders

  • Revenue: $6,500/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a professional web designer, wife, and mom. I also run a successful profitable blog that all started from a hobby that started when I was 6 years old and said yes I want to join Girl Scouts.

I am currently making $5,000 – 8,000 a month from activity booklet sales which are 10 to 25-page printable booklets with activities for girls to do to learn about a specific topic. It could be games, activities, and crafts.

I also make some of my income from ad revenue and affiliate marketing. The big range difference is because this is a very specific niche, which also means, there are times of year when things are not in high demand.

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Jodi Carlson, on starting Leader Connecting Leaders ($6,500 revenue/mo) full story

24. The Kavalier

  • Revenue: $6,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! My name is Jon Shanahan and I run The Kavalier.

It started as a YouTube channel in 2015 to help guys find great undiscovered menswear brands just as the direct-to-consumer world was beginning.

Since posting my first video the online brand space has exploded which means more consumer choice but also a need for guidance.

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Jon Shanahan, on starting The Kavalier ($6,000 revenue/mo) full story

25. Food Truck Empire

  • Revenue: $5,400/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Brett Lindenberg and I started the mobile food entrepreneurship blog FoodTruckEmpire.com out of my one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota back in 2014. The first ever podcast recorded for the blog was with a hot dog vendor I found on YouTube. Fast forward to 2019 and I’ve now done over 100 interviews with food entrepreneurs.

The goal of the website is to prepare entrepreneurs for starting profitable food businesses. There are a lot of television shows like The Great Food Truck Race that romanticize what it’s like to operate a food truck or start a restaurant. While I love these shows as much as the next guy, the truth is there are all kinds of real challenges associated with starting these small businesses that people don’t realize: They will be hiring, taking out loans to start the business, marketing, and the list goes on. Our goal is to prepare food business owners for these challenges.

While the majority of our content is free and supported by advertising, we also offer a Food Truck Academy Class that’s held 100% online and guides students through the often confusing process of starting a food truck. Many of the past students of this course have gone on to start successful food truck businesses and even restaurants. One of our star graduates of the program Natascha Sherman Hess’s food truck The Ginger Pig was even named The Best Food Truck in Denver for 2018. Pretty cool!

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Brett Lindenberg, on starting Food Truck Empire ($5,400 revenue/mo) full story

26. Stray Curls

  • Revenue: $4,500/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Heya! My name is Angela and I’m the Creator, Illustrator, and Writer behind the blog Stray Curls. I help bright, young women build creative online businesses that stand out from the norm. My blog is unique because I use humor and hand-drawn illustrations to effectively communicate with my readers.

Apart from writing content that really resonates with Women Entrepreneurs, I sell digital products like eBooks and Printable Planners that help Women grow their blog and blog consistently.

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Angela Mary Vaz, on starting Stray Curls ($4,500 revenue/mo) full story

27. eBiz Facts

  • Revenue: $4,199/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Niall Doherty and I started a website called eBizFacts.com, where I try to help people make money online.

I mainly do that by reviewing products and services related to building an online business. I recommend the best resources I find and warn people of the stuff that seems like a waste of time or money.

The business earns revenue via affiliate marketing, and via a few generous supporters on Patreon.

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Niall Doherty, on starting eBiz Facts ($4,199 revenue/mo) full story

28. Markeko

  • Revenue: $4,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi! My name is Diego and two years ago I launched a blog called Markeko. I help people prepare, study and pass the Facebook Blueprint Certification exams through free study guides and paid practice questions.

Our blog generates $4K a month and has a thriving community of +11K members.

Outside of Facebook, we have the biggest and most important community of Facebook marketers who are Facebook Blueprint certified.

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Diego Rios, on starting Markeko ($4,000 revenue/mo) full story

29. My Curly Adventures

  • Revenue: $4,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! My name is Jessica and I am the Content Creator, Blogger, and Influencer of MyCurlyAdventures which inspires people to travel more through finding exciting adventures close to home!

Through my website, I have created a Texas Travel Series to highlight different cities that people can visit for a weekend getaway. There are currently over 30 cities with my list of Texas cities being over 100 long. Additionally, there are places that are only a direct flight away!

My goal is that people can come to my website and find a quick trip for when that travel bug hits or they can browse my Instagram and be inspired by destinations close by! My favorite thing is when people come to my website or social media and say “wow! I never knew that was in Texas!” or “I never knew THAT city” had so much to do!

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Jessica Serna, on starting My Curly Adventures ($4,000 revenue/mo) full story

30. I should have said

  • Revenue: $4,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

One day I was at the planetarium with my two sons, who were 4 and 6 at the time, and my older son commented to me that a picture of earth from space was ugly. I didn’t think much of it until another boy came up to me and told me that my son had said the earth looked ugly. I told him that my son was entitled to his opinion thinking it wasn’t a big deal.

Two minutes later the boy’s father stomps on over to where I am sitting with my kids and starts yelling at me in front of twenty other families! He is screaming “How dare you talk to my son like that! I can see why your husband left you, he didn’t want to be with someone like you.”

Everyone in the room was staring at me, it was horrifying and I was so embarrassed with all eyes in the room on me. I had lost my wedding ring a couple of months before. I pathetically replied, “I am still married, I just lost my wedding ring.”

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Bryn Connor, on starting I should have said ($4,000 revenue/mo) full story

31. Bar Games 101

  • Revenue: $3,500/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Patrick Hess and I am the creator of Bar Games 101, a website about a wide variety of games to play with your friends and family.

We feature articles about classic bar games like pool, darts, shuffleboard, and foosball, as well as many other games that are fun to play at home or while traveling, including board games, cards, and dice games, backyard games, and traditional tabletop games.

Our blog posts aim to explain how to play and get better at these games, mostly for beginners, while also helping our audience discover new games to check out and the best gear to use.

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Patrick Hess, on starting Bar Games 101 ($3,500 revenue/mo) full story

32. Entrepreneur Business Blog

  • Revenue: $3,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3

My parents told me that my name is Emenike Emmanuel. I’m the CEO of Entrepreneur Business Blog. In 2018, I was recognized as one of the top 100 social media marketing influencer to follow in 2019.

Entrepreneur Business Blog is a subsidiary of Ebusinessroom Ventures - a topnotch digital marketing agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. My business blog is focused on creating helpful content that can help people start, grow and manage their business using digital marketing strategies.

While they are a couple of other services I offer through the digital marketing agency of my business like, online business setup for small businesses, Facebook and PPC advertising, business coaching and hosting of seminars, my major way of monetizing this blog include; sales of advertising space, sponsored post, and sales of information product - example, Blogging Business Masterclass.

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Emenike Emmanuel, on starting Entrepreneur Business Blog ($3,000 revenue/mo) full story

33. Mommy Enlightened

  • Revenue: $3,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

My name is Audrey and I am a blogger at Mommy Enlightened. This site is focused on giving new mothers advice on pregnancy, babies, toddlerhood, and motherhood in general. I started Mommy Enlightened with the intention of making money, but I genuinely wanted to give moms like me a place to find good information. A year after I started it, I realized the mother’s I wanted to reach were the ones who were struggling with their self-confidence, so this is who I write to now (when I write - I have a writer who I pay to write most of the content).

I sell a small pregnancy journal. Graphic design is another passion of mine (and I actually have another blog that I share with my husband on it) so I made it for fun and now I sell it. It does fairly well, but I do plan to create a toddler product this month because that is where my most engaged audience is. My target reader is a toddler mom who wants to discipline her child in a loving way but isn’t really sure how to do it without being a pushover. She is overwhelmed by motherhood and life in general, and my hope is to ease that overwhelm and help her build up confidence.

My current flagship product is actually on my graphic design site, and it’s a complete graphic design course focused on Pinterest pin creation for bloggers and other online business owners. My partner and I started doing virtual assistant work at the same time I started my blog, and I ended up working with some big names in the blogging world. Because of that, I have others sell my graphic design course. I do not have an audience of my own (yet), but I’ve still profited greatly from the sales of the course because of my affiliates.

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Audrey Marshall, on starting Mommy Enlightened ($3,000 revenue/mo) full story

34. Wandering Aunt

  • Revenue: $1,800/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! My name is Robin Finney. I am a writer, international model, nomad, and founder of Wandering Aunt. I design and create solo travel and photoshoot experiences, lead souls retreats for people who wish to travel solo yet aren’t ready to do so on their own, offer intuitive card readings, and lead online workshops to support people in bringing their vision to life.

I officially began my business in July 2019 and it started to gain traction in December 2019. I took some time to really discover what it is that I want to offer and build as part of my brand. I attract clients who are wishing to gain more confidence in their life and discover their own unique essence.

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Robin Finney, on starting Wandering Aunt ($1,800 revenue/mo) full story

35. SelectSoftware Reviews

  • Revenue: $1,375/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Phil Strazzulla and I run SelectSoftware. We are an expert online review site for HR software - basically the NerdWallet/WireCutter for all of the different HR software categories out there.

I started my career working in venture capital at Bessemer Venture Partners, went to Harvard Business School to get my MBA, learned to program, and then started my first business, NextWave Hire. NextWave is a b2b SaaS business that helps HR market their company as a place to work. 6 months ago we hired a general manager to run that business, and so I had time to work on something new!

Over the past 3 months, the organic search traffic to SelectSoftware has been growing at around 30% per month, and in August 2019 we had our first month of revenues with a little over $1k/mo.

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Phil Strazzulla, on starting SelectSoftware Reviews ($1,375 revenue/mo) full story

36. CareerMetis.com

  • Revenue: $1,300/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Nissar Ahamed, and I am the Founder and CEO of CareerMetis.com.

CareerMetis.com is an online publication geared towards job seekers and freelancers.

Our primary audience is between 18-35yrs old (young professionals. They are either looking for a new job or gig, or they already have a job and want to take it to the next level.

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Nissar Ahamed, on starting CareerMetis.com ($1,300 revenue/mo) full story

37. Seedtable

  • Revenue: $1,000/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Gonz. My full-time job is Head of Growth at a company called Jobbatical. But early mornings, nights and weekends belong to Seedtable, my side project.

Seedtable is an authentic voice into European tech. My flagship product is a weekly newsletter on European tech, business and politics read by 10,000+ subscribers every week, but my startup’s rankings are starting to get traction – 50,000+ people visit them every month (and it’s growing!).

Most of my readers are investors, founders and employees at some of the best organizations in Europe – companies like Stripe, Transferwise, and N26; funds like Atomico, Point Nine Capital, and Entrepreneur First; and news outlets like Sifted and Tech.eu.

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Gonzalo, on starting Seedtable ($1,000 revenue/mo) full story

38. Mandarin Monkey

  • Revenue: $1,000/month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

We are Mandarin Monkey. We are Mandarin/Chinese content creators made up of myself (Tom) and my wife (Ula) Cain. We have produced 250+ videos on YouTube and as of writing this, 62 podcast episodes where we discuss various topics using both English and Chinese throughout. We also sell a phrase and grammar eBook, conversation packs (for Chinese study), T-shirts, accessories and Audiobooks. Oh and Teach in both group hangouts and private 1on1’s online.

The business is still very much in its infancy at the time writing but is growing steadily every month. The majority of our income comes through the support of Patrons using Patreon as a platform to facilitate the monthly subscriptions. For said subscription, the ‘patrons’ get several perks we have listed on the site. Including Google hangouts, private lessons, eBooks and merch. Our other income comes from selling eBooks, YouTube, Audiobooks and other merchandise.

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Tom, on starting Mandarin Monkey ($1,000 revenue/mo) full story

39. Episode Ninja

  • Revenue: $1,300/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hello, my name is Steve Sanders and I’m the creator of a website called Episode Ninja. The primary goal of the site is to rank the “best” episodes of a given TV show.

In my day job, I work as a web and app developer at a company in the smart home space. Episode Ninja is still firmly a side project for me, currently making around $1000 a month in revenue. It is monetized through display advertising and TV streaming affiliate programs.

Traffic to the website has been steadily growing since launch and is currently at more than 200,000 unique visitors per month.

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Steve Sanders, on starting Episode Ninja ($1,300 revenue/mo) full story

40. Millennial Moderator

  • Revenue: $500/month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! My name is Aleksey Weyman and I’m the founder of Millennial Moderator. Millennial Moderator is an online publication that shares valuable tips and best practices across a variety of topics including technology, business, lifestyle, and more.

Our mission is to be a treasure chest of valuable insights on how to get ahead in life- both personally and professionally. Today, we are averaging $500 USD/month and around 3000 monthly readers, with imminent plans to scale upward. Millennial Moderator earns revenue from affiliate advertising networks such as AWIN, sponsored editorials, and our brand new service- Coupon Book.

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Aleksey Weyman, on starting Millennial Moderator ($500 revenue/mo) full story
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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story