Are you a blogger or planning to start your own blog? You have come to the right page for all the inspiration you need to start blogging. Do you know, you too can create successful blogs and become the highest paid bloggers? Yes, with the right niche and information about how successful bloggers did, you too can! So without any delay, let’s jump into the most influential bloggers and how much they earn.
- Top 15 Bloggers Who Made it Big in 2023
- How do bloggers earn money from blogging?
Top 15 Bloggers Who Made it Big in 2023
1. Ariana Huffington
Ariana Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post and the CEO of Thrive Global. Huffington Post known as HuffPost was started as a commentary outlet which was later acquired by AOL.com. The Huffington Post was the first United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize. Huffington started using LinkedIn and became a LinkedIn influencer to share her thoughts on success and give professional tips. Her net worth is estimated to be $110 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertising in the form of banner ads, and sponsored content.
2. Timothy Sykes
Tim Sykes is a millionaire stock trader and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for making $1.65 million from day trading while he was a student at Tulane University. Later, he started a hedge fund which was forced to shut down after seeing profit for 3 years. He then created a publishing company and his blog timothysykes.com becoming the first to detail his investment strategies to the public. Now, his net worth is estimated to be $15 Million with a monthly income of $1 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Sell courses on penny stocks and trading.
3. Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal is India’s first professional tech blogger. Amit quit his job at ADP Inc and found his passion for writing Labnol.org where he writes about technology and how to guide consumer software and mobile apps. He is also the personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal India. Amit received recognition from Google, earning the titles of Google Developer Expert and Google Cloud Champion Innovator. And his blog won several awards making him one of the most successful bloggers in the tech industry.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertisements, sponsored reviews, and Services.
4. Sarah Titus
Sarah Titus’ story is very inspirational how from being homeless to building a million dollar business. Sarah Titus was making a full-time income from her blog Sarah Titus by selling printables. She earned more than $22 Million dollars selling printables online. She uses Email marketing to skyrocket her business. Her course Million Dollar Shop is an eye-opener for many aspiring entrepreneurs. Her net worth is estimated to be $25 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing and selling printables.
5. Harsh Agrawal
Harsh Agrawal converted his passion for writing into a blog ShoutMeLoud where he first wrote about technology hacks. Then he had a life-changing accident where he had to be bedridden for 7 months. During those times, he started to blog and research about SEO. He then became a full-time blogger empowering the idea of digital marketing to the audience. Shoutmeloud is an award-winning blog and one of the most popular blogs where he helps people understand and master WordPress for creating successful blogs. His net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertisements, Affiliate marketing, and Consultation.
6. Chiara Ferrangi
Chiara Ferrangi is an Italian blogger, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and model. She works with fashion and beauty brands via her blog, The Blonde Salad. She started her career as a model and later found her fashion blog The Blonde Salad. She collaborated with top brands like Guess and Steve Madden making her business gross about $8 Million and becoming one of the most popular blogs to read. Her net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing, Fashion brands, and online shop.
7. Pat Flynn
Pat started his first online marketing blog GreenExamAcademy.com, a website that helps people pass the LEED exam conducted by the architecture industry. He sold Ebooks on the same and generated $8000 in the first month. He then launched smart passive income blog on online marketing. He created a huge following and then started a Youtube channel and podcast. His net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing, and online courses.
8. John Lee Dumas
John was an Army Officer and a law school dropout who started his blog Entrepreneurs on Fire (Eofire.com), where he interviewed over 3000 entrepreneurs. He writes about Financial freedom and offers courses, and sells books on his blog. His award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire, features interviews with motivational entrepreneurs. His net worth is estimated to be $2 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing, Selling digital products and journals on Amazon
9. Jeff Rose
Jeff, a certified financial planner, wrote the book Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future. He is a college dropout with $20,000 of credit card debit. Now, he is a self-made millionaire with his blog Good Financial Cents®: Your Key to Financial Freedom. He helps people and entrepreneurs to invest and plan their finances wisely. His net worth is estimated to be $1,113,000.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing, selling courses, Advertising, and Services
10. Shraddha Sharma
Shraddha born in Bihar finished her bachelor’s and master’s in History at St.Stephen’s College, Delhi. She is an Indian Journalist and founder of YourStory. She started her career in news channels like The Times of India and CNBC TV18. Later, she followed her passion and started her blog YourStory. Her blog inspires and empowers with thousands of entrepreneur stories. It is a reputable platform for entrepreneur to share their story with the world. Her net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertisement
11. Elisa Larson and Emma Chapman
Elisa and Emma’s mom was an art teacher. So they grew up making a lot of random crafts and art projects. They turned their passion for making beautiful things from home into a million dollar business through their blog A Beautiful Mess. They share food recipes, home decor, photography, and crafts in their blog. They have published more than thousands of posts on DIY, projects, crafts tutorials, etc. Their net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertising, Sponsorship, courses
12. Alborz Fallah
Alborz is the founder of CarExpert an Australian website that provides reviews on car and automotive-related news. His blog was initially founded as a news publication. But now car expert is a million dollar business that uses a reverse subscription model, where it charges the car manufacturers when people read its reviews.
His niche has set an example to aspiring bloggers that other than lifestyle, and finance niche blogs, content about cars can also earn millions of dollars. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertising and Sponsorships
13. Pradeep Goyal
Pradeep is an engineer by education who is passionate about finance, investment, and money-saving hacks. He quit his IT job to create his business Cash Overflow. He lost all his savings during the initial stage of Cash overflow. So he had to take freelance content writing to pay his bills, until his blog started making $8000 per month. His goal is to educate people to manage their finances smartly and make right financial decisions.
Pradeep writes about entrepreneurship, growth hacking, finance, and hacks on money and travel. He is committed to providing genuine information and reviews about credit cards, loans, insurance, savings account, and other investment products in his blog Cash Overflow.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing, Partnership with brands, Advertising, Course
14. Michelle Schroeder
Michelle is a Master’s in Finance and she paid off her $38,000 student loan in just seven months. She started her blog Making Sense of Cents in her grad school. It started as a journal to keep track of her financial progress which led her to earn $100 in the first month. Any extra time from her day job as a financial analyst, she would devote to her blog. She and her husband quit their day job and became full-time bloggers.
Her blog is about personal finance, budgeting, and making money. She provides courses on ‘How to start a blog’ and ‘Affiliate marketing’. Her net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Affiliate marketing, Advertisements, sponsorship, and selling digital products.
15. Arun Prabhudesai
Arun Prabhudesai is a Blogger, YouTuber, and Social Media Influencer. After finishing college, he worked as the manager of Weikfield Mnemonics Info Networks. After quitting his job he started his career as a YouTuber, where he reviews smartphones and gadgets. He has more than 10 million subscribers on Youtube. He then started his blog trak, where he writes about business, news, startup, technology, etc. His net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million.
➡️ The Primary source of income: Advertisement
How do bloggers earn money from blogging?
If you noticed in the above list, most of the bloggers monetize their blogs through some of the standard ways such as Affiliate marketing, advertising, sponsorship, and selling digital products like ebooks, online courses, etc.
Thus, after starting your blog and selecting your profitable niche, the next thing you should do is process, “How you can earn money from the blog?”. To answer this question there are some different ways you can use to monetize your blog like the professionals.
Running Ads is the most traditional way to earn money. Advertising platforms like Google Adsense and media.net connect you with advertisers by allowing you to get paid by clicking or viewing the ads.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the most commonly used source of income for many professional bloggers in the world. You have to promote a third party’s products through links. You will earn a commission for every product that is sold through your link.
3. Selling Digital/Physical products
Based on the type of blog you can sell products related to that. For example, if your blog is about cars then you can sell car accessories. You can also sell digital products by offering tutorials or courses.
4. Partnership with brands
After your blog has a considerable amount of traffic to your site and you have started monetizing your blog you can pitch to different brands. Partnering with the brands will be the other way of increasing your income.
There you have it. We hope learning through this entire article would have given you all the confidence to start blogging. Also, note that they are many untouched niches that are yet to be explored. Find one that fuels your passion and start blogging. As you begin to craft your unique narrative and delve into your niche, you might very well become one of the famous bloggers and contribute to the constellation of renowned websites out there.