In this article I am covering the highest earning bloggers based on their income reports. Read through to learn how they started, what type or topic their blogs cover and just who these people are.
The blogs we’ll cover today earn over a million Dollars annually, while some make this amount or more every month.
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1. Holly Johnson / ClubThrifty.com
Holly Johnson is one of my favourite bloggers and in partnership with her husband Greg Johnson, they blog about living and travelling on a budget, you’ll get to discover cheap places to stay, where to get affordable food and clothing as a traveller and the countries to visit that aren’t expensive.
Their blog “Club Thrifty” documents on the method they use to travel all over the world without incurring hefty costs and they incorporate their own experiences travelling as a couple and the challenges they face. The two also offer consultancy and work as affiliate marketers which brings their blog’s net worth to 22,000 Dollars a month which is quite impressive.
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2. Laura Vitale / Laurainthekitchen.com
Second is food blogger Laura Vitale, an American-Italian chef who started becoming a household name in 2010 when she posted her first YouTube video, she keeps re-inventing herself with unique and easy to prepare recipes.
Her blog called Laura in the kitchen earn over 30,000 Dollars a month with the main content on her page being recipes, ways of preparing different dishes and she also earns big through sponsorship ads.
Her career stretches out to be more impressive having received invites to cook on big shows like the Steve Harvey Show and The Wendy Williams Show. Her blog teaches how to make meals from scratch and it’s no surprise that she keeps gaining fame. Her followership of over 300,000 on Instagram also helps her get brand deals which subsequently boost her income and she goes ahead to prove that food blogs can make as much as other niches.
3. Yaro Starak / Yaro.blog
Next, we have the entrepreneurship blogger Yaro Starak who started his blog in the early 2000s when he realized how much young entrepreneurs struggled starting their own businesses.
His blog is solely focused on young people as he provided the guideline of the types of businesses to start and how to successfully stay on top and keep making money.
In 2019, his blog income grew to 40,000 Dollars a month escalating as he previously made four times less the amount. What makes his blogs more interesting is that he writes about his own experiences and how to avoid going through the wrong route. He also earns heavily from affiliate marketing and he has his own line of digital products like selling courses and setting up webinars.
4. Abby Lawson / Justagirlandherblog.com
Abby Lawson is one of the highest paid lifestyle blogger earning 41,000 Dollars per month.
Her blog, “Just a Girl and her Blog” started over eight years ago, and she had no intention of making money through it because she considered it a hobby. Her blog is very insightful and fun to read through which helps her to generate a crazy amount of traffic to her site, her blogs mainly feature organizing and decoration tips and how to start a successful bog.
She’s unstoppable and creative and you can tell from her designs and informative blogs that she puts a lot of work into it, she also earns through her personalized EBooks which made her over 100,000 in one year alone and she’s a good example to show us how to turn a hobby into six figures.
5. Ryan Robbinson / ryrob.com
Ryan Robbinson is a common name in the world of finance as he writes informative finance pieces which also cover topics on how to start a blog and how to make money online easily and he rakes in over 500,000 readers each month and is undeniably a mogul.
In addition to this, he has a successful podcast, offers online courses and does affiliate marketing that act as a source of passive income, his total monthly income is north of 50,000 Dollars a month.
6. Heather Armstrong / dooce.com
Lifestyle and self-blogger Heather Armstrong is one of the top notch bloggers in her niche, her blog called Dooce started in the year 2001 and is very successful.
Her blog is estimated to bring in over 50,000 Dollars a month and she has over 8 million readers which is honestly incredible, her work stretches even further having been invited to the Oprah Winfrey show in the year 2009. In the same year, she was featured by Forbes on the list of ‘the most influential women in media’ which is an amazing stride.
Aside from blogging, she also earns through authoring books, working on her podcast and through affiliate marketing.
7. Zoe Sugg
Zoe Sugg is also a lifestyle and fashion blogger having started her blog Zoella in the year 2009, she has a total of 9 million readers and creates content that her audience can relate to, and she earns over 60,000 Dollars a month and has a very successful YouTube channel with over 14 million subscribers.
She also has over 9.5 million followers on Instagram which help in boasting her personal merchandise as she has a line of beauty products which is very successful. She also earns through partnering with fashion brands to advertise their products and her photography app which boost her earnings.
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8. Ewdison Then
Ewdison Then is mainly a technology blogger although he also highlights young entrepreneurs and the troubles, they face trying to manoeuvre into the business world.
His blog “Slash Gear” is really famous especially among tech gurus and offers constant content every day.
He freely interacts with his readers, and he covers topics on cars and the importance of buying the right tech which is informative and earns through running ads on Facebook, selling his own products and affiliate marketing which in total helps him gross over 80,000 Dollars a month.
9. Lindsay and Bjork
Lindsay and Bjork are food bloggers and they have two high ranked blogs called “pinch of yum” and “food blogger pro” with over 3 million readers every month, they focus on teaching recipes that are new and easy to make and methods of making them, their blog earns a whopping 90,000 Dollars every month. They maximize their profits through running sponsored ads, affiliate marketing and selling their own customized products.
10. Jon Morrow
Jon Morrow teaches other bloggers on how to create great successful blogs and this helps him to bag 100,000 Dollars every month and although he has a disability, he doesn’t let that limit him which inspires many of his readers.
He also earns by selling his own merchandise and is heavy on affiliate marketing, he scooped himself five million readers since he started and people love and follow his instructions keenly because the tools he provides have proven to bring major success.
11. Steve Kamb / nerdfitness.com
We haven’t talked about fitness blogs. And Steve Kamb is a successful fitness blogger who focuses on weight loss programs and tips to use in order to become fit in a short period of time. His blog called “Nerd Fitness” has more than a million views each month and he guides his audience through his personal journey which keeps them motivated.
He started the blogging in 2009 and offers paid courses on how to train and provides online teaching sessions, this is a method that he uses to maximize his profits and also offers in-house training, affiliate marketing and he sells his personalized products which combined help him to earn over 100,00 Dollars each month.
12. Alborz Fallah
Alborz Fallah started his own car blog called Car Advice in 2006 which ended up being one of the most trusted and successful car review sites, it’s impressive that he started his first company at the age of twelve.
He posts honest reviews on the cars available locally and internationally for buyers and explains the pros and cons of owning specific car models, he partnered with Google AdSense in order to become more noticeable and to ensure that his work is on top of search engines which proved profitable.
He earns an impressive 125,000 Dollars each month and makes more money through paid adverts, as a brand promoter and affiliate marketer on his platforms. In 2019, he reportedly sold the blog for over 60 million Dollars and started a new company called CarExpert which is thriving well despite being new.
13. Emma Chapman and Elisa Larson
Emma Chapman and Elisa Larson are sisters and successful bloggers who focus their blog on lifestyle, it also entails fashions styles and decorations to use, their blog called A Beautiful Mess is very relatable and this explains how famous they’ve become.
They tend to mix different topics including depression and how to deal with it, simple home recipes, easy to make home decorations and helping people to solve personal problems.
They furthered themselves by creating an editing application and writing their own cookbook which was very successful. The blog earns them 125,000 Dollars a month, and they also earn through marketing brand products and running paid advertisements.
14. Jeff Rose / goodfinancialcents.com
Jeff Rose is a finance blogger and former U.S veteran whose blog “Good Financial Cents” earns him a profit of 135,000 Dollars a month, his interest in finance sparked while he was doing research and realized that there was limited information on the topic. His blog teaches people on financial strategies, effective ways to make money and profitable places to invest in and he’s a professional having graduated with a master’s degree.
He also earns through his book that he published on finance, running sponsored ads and placing affiliate links on his blogs, his blogs also portray investments he’s ventured and failed in to create the readers trust.
15. Heather Delaney Reese
Heather Delaney Reese partnered with husband Pete Reese to start their blog in 2014 called It’s a lovely Life which covers lifestyle, travelling and mental health issues.
It also covers their married life and how they solve issues with their two children, the blog covers vast topics including how to be a successful blogger and easy ways to start blogging.
They offer paid courses which are also available on Amazon and offer paid promotion for different companies and it’s no surprise that they have millions of visitors on their blogs each year and earn 175,000 Dollars a month.
16. John Lee Duma
John Lee Dumas is an entrepreneurial blogger as he runs his blog Entrepreneur on Fire which makes him over 195,000 Dollars a month and he aims at helping people having doubts on the steps to take to be successful in business.
He also guides people on the road to selecting the correct careers and helps them decide which career is more profitable, his blog gained more fame when it started giving him over 70,000 visitors a month, he’s also got a successful podcast and sells his journals on Amazon.
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17. Sarah Titus
Sarah Titus is known for her great parenting and lifestyle blogs which inspire a lot of new mothers to find comfort in the fact that they’re not alone, she details her parenting style which involves disciplining her kids and how to make money from home.
She nets over 200,000 Dollars a month and sells her printable products along with being the brand ambassador for various products, her readers love her content because it’s straight to the point, informative and answers various questions they have problems understanding.
18. Melyssa Griffin
Melyssa Griffin is the founder of her blog Melyssa Griffin which was founded in 2013 as an entrepreneurial blog which covers her failure in starting a business in California, travelling to Japan, how to make money and how to properly run a business.
She makes 238,000 Dollars a month and maximizes profits through her podcast, selling paid courses and affiliate marketing which have made her very successful, she always strives to inspire her audience with captivating stories and this is why she’s one of the highest paid blogger.
19. Chiara Ferrangi
Chiara Ferrangi leads with her fashion brand called The Blond Salad gaining 250,000 Dollars a month having started the blog in the year 2009, the blog content usually includes her life, how to make money and a follow-up on her mother’s life and how she inspires her every day.
She started the blog as a hobby and when it gained so much fame, she decided to capitalize on it and it turned out even better, she has her own fashion brand which together with the affiliate marketing she does, helps to boost her income.
20. Tim Sykes / TimothySykes.com
Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and the richest paid blogger earning a million Dollars monthly on his blog TimothySykes.com which he launched in 2007, he’s a finance blogger whose content is very informative.
His blogs usually involve patterns to use, high risk investments, information on trade and the easiest way to start a trade which led him to explosive success, his followership on Instagram is over a million which helps him to get branding and affiliate deals. Tim’s blogs also cover future trends and investment options that are likely to make billions in the future and so he encourages his readers to invest in such projects.
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Top 20 highest earning bloggers (crazy successful blog income reports) // affiliate marketing 2023