Today I am going to present a list of 10 most successful and rich bloggers who changed their life with blogging. Check out amazing details about how and what they are earning.
10. Richard MacManus.
Richard MacManus is the Founder, Editor Emeritus of ReadWrite. New Zealander MacManus founded the site as ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and grew his blog about the changing Internet into an international team of journalists. From the early days of blogging and social networks to the cutting edge of health technology, MacManus is widely recognized as a leader in articulating what’s next in technology and what it means for society at large.
In October 2012, MacManus left the blog he founded to write a book about technology. Today, still grounded in MacManus’ thoughtful exploration of emerging trends, ReadWrite remains known for offering insightful commentary about the day’s Internet industry news.
His earnings from his blog before he left was $60,000 per month.
Just to see how he speaks…
9. Vitaly Friedman.
Vitaly Friedman has a passion for all that is web in its broadest understanding. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, but at the age of 16 he moved to Germany where he studied computer science and mathematics that is when he has discovered his passion for typography, writing and design.
After working as a freelancing designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, one of the largest online magazines dedicated to Web design and development. Vitaly is writer, co-author and editor of both Smashing Books. He is now working as the editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany.
His earnings from his blog is $1,50,000 per month.
Watch him talking on CSS…
8. Gina Trapani
Seven years ago, Gina Trapani founded Lifehacker—so it goes without saying that this week’s edition of How I Work is near and dear to us. While leading the site, Gina wrote Lifehacker’s best-selling book, and launched multiple open-source projects. She’s the creator of ThinkUp, a social media insights engine (used by the White House!), Todo.txt apps, a text-based task manager, and Narrow the Gapp, a data-driven web site about the gender pay gap. Gina also hosts In Beta, a podcast about open source, web-based, mobile, and social apps, and This Week in Google, a web show which covers the latest news about the cloud and Google.
Her blog has more than 0.3 million per day visitors and earnings of $1,80,000 per month.
Here she is in her killer presentation style.
7. Matt Marshall
Matt launched VentureBeat in September of 2006, with the realization that no one else was covering the entrepreneurial and tech innovation scene with the velocity or depth that he was. Prior to founding VentureBeat, he covered venture capital for the San Jose Mercury News from 2001 to 2006. In 2002, Matt was awarded \”Journalist of the Year\” by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists. Prior to working at the Merc, he was a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bonn, Germany from 1995 to 1998, and a writer for the Washington Post in 1994. Matt holds a PhD in Government and an MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown University. In addition to VentureBeat, Matt is also the Executive Producer of DEMO, the leading launchpad event for emerging technologies.
He earns more than $1,00,000 per month.
In this video watch him taking interview Ozon.ru’s Maelle Gavet.
6. Jake Dobkin
Internet enthusiast since 1996– specializing in online strategy, information architecture, and user interface design. Currently the publisher of Gothamist.com, the network of city websites. Jack started his blog Gothamist in 2003.His main focus is on Newyork’s city life and events. Jake was born and lives in Brooklyn. He attended PS321, JHS51, Stuyvesant, Columbia, and NYU, where he got an MBA. He claims to have never been away from New York City for more than ten weeks in the last thirty-six years. Surprisingly, his mortal enemy is… milk.
His blog has 3.6 million page views per month and a earning of $1,10,000 per month.
Take a look on his media presence style.
5. Collis Taeed
Collis Ta’eed is a web designer, blogger and entrepreneur who is one of the four co-founders of Envato. His background in design led the company to start and grow the influential Tuts+ network of sites including Psdtuts+, the largest Adobe Photoshop blog online, as well as a series of digital goods marketplaces aimed primarily at creatives. The best known of these is ThemeForest.
Collis is also a co-founder of the annual non-profit event Blog Action Day which is the largest social change event of its kind online, and regularly attracts support and participation from organizations like the United Nations and the White House.
Taeed made his blog much popular that it gives him earning of $1,00,000 per month.
Watch his lecture on how to be a successful web designer.
4. Timothy Sykes
Timothy Sykes is an American stock trader, entrepreneur, and penny stock expert. He is best known for turning his bar mitzvah money into over $1 million by day trading in-between classes at Tulane University. He is author of the book, “An American Hedge Fund”, was born in Orange, Connecticut in 1981. He studied Philosophy and Business at Tulane University while turning his $12,415 Bar Mitzvah Gift money into a fully audited pre-tax sum of $1.65 million from 1999 to 2002 before founding his hedge fund, Cilantro Fund Management, LLC in 2003. He is also the benefactor of a Tulane University Scholarship, The Timothy Sykes Day Trading Award for the Talented that is awarded annually to any deserving Tulane student, faculty, or alumni.
In 2006, his hedge fund was ranked the #1 Short-Bias Fund by Barclays for 2003-2006 and he was named to Trader Monthlyâ€™s 2006 â€˜Top 30 under 30â€², a list recognizing the top 30 investment professionals under the age of 30. In late-2007, after suffering a roughly 35% loss over two years, he closed his hedge fund and created a publishing company, BullShip Press, LLC to promote Freedom of Finance, the concept of a hedge fund managerâ€™s right to discuss their business freely without risk of penalty or censorship. Following this thinking, Timothy also introduced TIM, short for Transparent Investment Management, with the goal of repeating his original feat of turning $12,415 into $1.65 million, this time around detailing the step-by-step process on TimothySykes.com, becoming the first hedge fund manager to openly detail their investment strategies for all to see.
Since the beginning of 2008, Timothy has been the #1 trader/investor, out of 25,000+ on Covestor.com, a website that tracks and verifies all trades, by earning 365% as the overall US stock market dropped 40%. More importantly, nearly 1/4 of the top 100 traders were PennyStocking DVD students or TIMalert subscribers.
His monthly income is $1,80,000
Look at this cowboy trying to sell his DVD…
3. Mario Lavandeira
Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger and television personality. His blog, perezhilton.com, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities. This blog is focused on celebrity juicy gossips. This made him so much popular that he has featured in many interviews and talk shows. He writes daily 25 to30 post.
His blog has more than 1 million visitor per day and earns $2,00,000 per month.
Here you can see him with his mom…
2. Pete CashMore
Pete Cashmore is the founder and CEO of Mashable, an award-winning site and one of the largest and most popular destinations for digital, social media, and technology news and information with more than 20 million unique visitors per month. Mashable has been named a must-read site by both Fast Company and PC Magazine and is ranked as the most influential media outlet by Klout. Pete founded Mashable in 2005 as a blog focused on up-to-the-minute news on social networks and digital trends. Since then, Mashable quickly grew to be one of the top 10 and most profitable blogs in the world. Pete was named one of Ad Age’s 2011 influencers, a Time Magazine 100 in 2010, and a Forbes magazine web celeb 25. He was also named a Briton of the year by the Telegraph in 2010. Pete is a World Economic Forum 2011 Young Global Leader. Pete is based in New York and frequently visits San Francisco.
Mashable has 25 million visitors per month. He earn $6,00,000 per month.
Watch his smashing interview on the rise of mashable.
1. Michael Arrington
J. Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970 in Huntington Beach, California) is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of TechCrunch, a blog covering startups and technology news.
Arrington attended Claremont McKenna College (BA Economics, 1992) and Stanford Law School (JD, 1995) and practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer at two law firms: O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His clients included idealab, Netscape, Pixar, Apple and a number of startups, venture funds and investment banks. He also co-authored a book on initial public offerings.
In 1999, he left WSGR to join RealNames as VP of Business Development and General Counsel. In 2000, he cofounded Achex, an online payments company, that was later acquired by First Data Corp for $32 million. Achex is now the back end infrastructure to Western Union online. Arrington worked in an operational role at a Carlyle backed startup in London, founded and ran two companies in Canada (Zip.ca and Pool.com), was COO to a Kleiner-backed company called Razorgator, and consulted to other companies, including Verisign.
This blog has more than 26 million visitors per month and earn $8,00,000 per month.
Watch him interviewing Arianna Huffington…
So guys hope you have got ton’s of inspiration from these giants. I know there are many whales under the surface which I did not discuss like pro blogger, huffingtonpost, technorati and many more. It like a timeless tale and I can’t cover it all in one post. I will try to give some more giant’s intros soon. By the way earnings are just rough estimates taken from different survey websites as no one declare his actuall earnings which obviously is too much higher than we can imagine.