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

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

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:

2. Start a finance blog ($600K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $665,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days

Jeff Proctor from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA started DollarSprout almost 7 years ago, a finance blog.

  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Case Study

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.

It took us over a year to start earning any meaningful revenue, but fast forward to today (4 years after starting), and DollarSprout is on pace for over $2M in revenue for 2019.

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3. Start a podcast ($2.04M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$419 — $1,020,000/month
Time To Revenue
90 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 2 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

John Lee Dumas from Puerto Rico, USA started Entrepreneurs on Fire over 9 years ago, a podcast.

  • Revenue: $170,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Puerto Rico, USA

Case Study

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!

My goal from the very beginning: to inspire my audience, Fire Nation, to take their own entrepreneurial leap.

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4. Start a newsletter ($7.98M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $1,250,000/month
Time To Revenue
330 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Matt Paulson from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA started MarketBeat over 11 years ago, a newsletter.

  • Revenue: $665,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Case Study

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.

MarketBeat is expected to generate approximately $8 million in revenue in 2019 and end the year at about 1.3 million unique email subscribers.

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5. Start an online courses business ($2.4M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Caitlin Pyle from Remote started Proofread Anywhere over 7 years ago, a online courses business.

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

Case Study

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.

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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6. Start a career coaching business ($2.4M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills

Patrick Curtis from Saratoga, California, USA started Wall Street Oasis about 16 years ago, a career coaching business.

  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 10
  • Location: Saratoga, California, USA

Case Study

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 community has now reached over 100 million visitors over its 14-year history and is currently getting over 2 million visits per month.

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7. Start a finance blog ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $665,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days

Michelle Schroeder from started Making Sense of Cents almost 11 years ago, a finance blog.

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

Case Study

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.

I earn around $100,000 a month from Making Sense of Cents and have made over $5,000,000 from it over the years. Much of it is profit, as my expenses are extremely low. I am the only full-time employee of my business, but I do outsource some work. I have a virtual assistant, an editor, and a technical manager.

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8. Start an online courses business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Alex Nerney from Texas, USA started Create and Go over 5 years ago, a online courses business.

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

Case Study

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.

The freedom we have experienced is indescribable, Lauren has been full time traveling for over a year, fulfilling her desires to travel the world. While I have been living my best life, marking things off my bucket list one by one. Including getting a motorcycle license, traveling to every state in the U S of A, and finally being able to eat strictly organic food and watch all the football games I can in a single weekend. We have had adventures and experiences we never imagined we would have.

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9. Start an online courses business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Graham Cochrane from Tampa, Florida, USA started The Recording Revolution LLC over 12 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Tampa, Florida, USA

Case Study

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.

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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10. Start a finance blog ($1.06M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $665,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days

Bobby Hoyt from Houston, Texas, USA started Millennial Money Man ago, a finance blog.

  • Revenue: $88,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Case Study

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.

Last year we broke the seven-figure revenue mark through course sales, monthly recurring subscriptions from our coaching group, and affiliate sales.

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11. Start an online courses business ($240K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Kelan Kline from Rochester, New York, USA started The Savvy Couple almost 6 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Rochester, New York, USA

Case Study

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

We are currently on pace to make over $250,000 this year alone with our personal finance blog!

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12. Start an online courses business ($204K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Praveen Malik from Delhi, Delhi, India started PM-by-PM over 6 years ago, a online courses business.

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

Case Study

In the year 2016, we had negligible revenue from the blog but the blog has grown substantially since then. Our average revenue is about $17K per month. Our gross profit margin is about 80% since we maintain a very small team and there are no physical products. Our target is to achieve 100% revenue growth by the end of next year.

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13. Start a blog ($48K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $50,000/month
Skills

Brock McGoff from Richmond, VA, USA started The Modest Man about 10 years ago, a blog.

  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Richmond, VA, USA

Case Study

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.

In a given month, TMM generates $10-15k revenue from advertising brand partnerships, digital products (an e-book) and affiliate programs. Since there isn’t any inventory or “cost of goods” profit margins are very high.

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14. Start a blog ($180K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $50,000/month
Skills

Katie Reyes from Sacramento, California, USA started Katie Did What over 10 years ago, a blog.

  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Sacramento, California, USA

Case Study

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 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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15. Start a niche blog ($156K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Sireesha Narumanchi from Victoria, Australia started Crowd Work News almost 6 years ago, a niche blog.

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

Case Study

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.

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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16. Start a skills training business ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Sumit Bansal from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India started TrumpExcel.com about 9 years ago, a skills training business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Case Study

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.

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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17. Start a niche blog ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Thomas Oppong from England, United Kingdom started Content Intelligence Media about 4 years ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: England, United Kingdom

Case Study

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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18. Start a finance blog ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $665,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days

Pardeep Goyal from Chandigarh, India started Cash Overflow about 7 years ago, a finance blog.

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

Case Study

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 also sell online courses and help startups to setup zero budget content marketing.

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19. Start an online courses business ($504K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Shannon Mattern from Columbus, Ohio, USA started Web Designer Academy over 7 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $42,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Case Study

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).

And every month on my podcast I break down exactly how much money I make, how I make it and what my expenses are - because I believe it’s important to show the whole picture of what the opportunities and the costs are to run an online business!

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20. Start a life coaching business ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $120,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Sinem Günel from Vienna, Austria started Personal Growth Base over 2 years ago, a life coaching business.

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

Case Study

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

On Medium alone, thousands of people are reading my stories about personal growth, self-fulfillment, and productivity every day, totaling more than 350,000 monthly views during strong months.

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21. Start a mom blog ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $10,000/month
Time To Revenue
120 days
Skills
Business model

Carly Campbell from started Mommy On Purpose over 83 years ago, a mom blog.

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

Case Study

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).

But more important to me than any of that, I will never have to leave my kids in daycare to go out and work - my mom blog alone makes 8-10,000 Canadian dollars per month, both when I work hard on it AND when I take a month off.

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22. Start a men's fashion blog ($102K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $50,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Barron Cuadro from New York, New York, USA started Effortless Gent over 12 years ago, a men's fashion blog.

  • Revenue: $8,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

Case Study

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.

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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23. Start a finance blog ($90K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $665,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days

Alexis Schroeder from Colorado, USA started FITnancials over 9 years ago, a finance blog.

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

Case Study

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 currently have one product called Making Sense of Sponsored Posts in partnership with my sister Michelle, from Making Sense of Cents. I’ve created several free online products for women who want to pay off debt or make more money.

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24. Start a niche blog ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Jodi Carlson from Cleveland, Ohio, USA started Leader Connecting Leaders about 8 years ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Case Study

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.

Summertime is much slower for both traffic and sales, but I am working on new camping booklets that would be great for Summer Camp and hope to release in the next few months.

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25. Start a clothing blog ($72K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Jon Shanahan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA started The Kavalier over 7 years ago, a clothing blog.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

Recognizing the need for my own presence I put up my blog in early 2018 but still focused on putting out a video every weekday. I’ve grown steadily each year, doubling my subscriber count every six months to 57k currently. Revenue is increasing at a similar pace, today about $7,000 per month.

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26. ($64.8K/year)

Brett Lindenberg from California, USA started Food Truck Empire over 8 years ago, a business.

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

Case Study

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.

In 2018, the website averaged $5,400 monthly. The website now gets over 300,000 page views monthly, has an email subscriber list of over 35,000 and continues to grow. We’ve been quoted in Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC, and other media outlets over the years.

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27. Start a niche blog ($54K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Angela Mary Vaz from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India started Stray Curls ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $4,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Case Study

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.

Currently, my favorite product is The Complete Roadmap to Building a Profitable Side Hustle. This eBook teaches people to set up an Online Business in which they can integrate their products, services and a little bit of themselves to create a profitable side hustle that brings in money on autopilot.

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28. Become a business coach ($50.4K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,250 — $100,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Niall Doherty from Waterford, Ireland started eBiz Facts over 3 years ago, a business coach.

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

Case Study

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

So far, it seems to be working, if this graph of my affiliate income is any indication.

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29. Start an online courses business ($48K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Diego Rios from Guatemala started Markeko over 4 years ago, a online courses business.

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

Case Study

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.

I do have a full-time job at another company and am currently in the process of transitioning to Markeko full time.

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30. Start a travel blog ($48K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,999 — $233,333/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills
Business model

Jessica Serna from Texas, USA started My Curly Adventures over 5 years ago, a travel blog.

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

Case Study

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 Instagram advertising, sponsorships, and affiliate income I’m able to make a living wage. Plus since I’m traveling so much many of my major expenses have been eliminated such as rent, food, clothing, beauty products, and obviously travel! So with everything I also get for trade that I don’t have to directly pay for, my income would be even higher.

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31. Start a niche blog ($72K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Bryn Todd from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada started I should have said about 2 months ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Case Study

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.

At the time I was a stay at home mom doing web development projects on the side. I had previously started another web site but I found the writing tiring and I didn’t keep it up. Shortly after I started the site, I had to go back to work full time as my husband lost his job, so I initially only put in an hour a week on the site for the first few years.

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32. Start a niche blog ($0/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Patrick Hess from New York, New York, USA started AFH Media LLC over 7 years ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

Case Study

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.

As our library of game-focused content expands, traffic is increasing as well, with over 200K monthly unique visitors and revenue over $4,000 for the month of August.

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33. Start a marketing agency ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,300 — $8,500,000/month
Time To Revenue
330 days

Emenike Emmanuel from Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria started Entrepreneur Business Blog over 5 years ago, a marketing agency.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Case Study

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.

Currently, EntrepreneurBusinessBlog.com generates a monthly revenue of $1,500+ from those income sources I listed above.

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34. Start a mom blog ($36K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $10,000/month
Time To Revenue
120 days
Skills
Business model

Audrey Marshall from Utah, USA started Mommy Enlightened about 4 years ago, a mom blog.

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

Case Study

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).

Since then, I’ve dropped back down to about 6k a month, but I have also minimized my virtual assistant work so I’m only working around 20 hours a week. Keep in mind, this amount is before taxes and expenses. Take home is probably closer to sixty percent of that. I only started my blog a year and a half ago, so I am a strong believer that you can succeed in an online business venture despite a lack of experience.

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35. Start a travel agency ($13.2K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,100 — $1,500,000/month
Business model

Robin Finney from Dallas, Texas, USA started Wandering Aunt almost 3 years ago, a travel agency.

  • Revenue: $1,100/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Case Study

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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36. Start a niche blog ($16.5K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Phil Strazzulla from Cambridge, England, United Kingdom started SelectSoftware Reviews over 3 years ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $1,375/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

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.

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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37. Start a career coaching business ($36K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills

Nissar Ahamed from Toronto, Ontario, Canada started CareerMetis.com almost 7 years ago, a career coaching business.

  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Case Study

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

Our current monthly revenue averages around $1000, and all of it is by me working on this part-time mainly as a side hustle.

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38. ($60K/year)

Gonzalo from Paris, France started Seedtable over 3 years ago, a business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Paris, France

Case Study

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.

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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39. Start an online courses business ($12K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Tom from Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan started Mandarin Monkey over 5 years ago, a online courses business.

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

Case Study

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.

Currently, our main product is our ‘hangouts’ where we facilitate group language exchanges using Google’s streaming video platform. As mentioned above we also package up and sell a bunch of other mainly digital products to help people learn. Currently searching for sponsors for the podcast and considering various pivots for the business.

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40. Start a tv show ranking business ($15.6K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills
Business model

Steve Sanders from Lisle, IL, USA started Episode Ninja over 5 years ago, a tv show ranking business.

  • Revenue: $1,300/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Lisle, IL, USA

Case Study

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.

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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41. Start a niche blog ($6K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Aleksey Weyman from Seattle, Washington, USA started Millennial Moderator ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

Case Study

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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