Heck, I think Sarah's blog is currently reaching around $20,000/month, while Pat's blog is reaching over $150,000 per month.
When it comes to blogging, the sky truly is the limit.
Even though I haven't been blogging for that long at all, I've been working hard for the past six months and was able to increase my income from $0, to $1,500 per month in automated income, and it's still increasing every month.
I wouldn't be surprised if I hit close to $10,000 per month by the end of the year.
After doing hundreds of hours of research I can truly say there's a system to it.
And if you follow the system, you'll reach success on some level, that's for sure.
It includes simple basic rules you have to stick to, such as writing consistently, providing valuable content and being present and active on social media to share your content and create a solid follower base.
There's so much more to it, but for the sake of time I'll try to keep it short.
I've decided to cover 7 different ways some of these top bloggers earn more than $10k per month.
Without further ado, let's have a look.
How Bloggers Earn More Than $10,000/Month
I feel like I can speak for all bloggers here that when I say that when you first start making money via your blog, you probably are pulling it in via advertising revenue.
Advertising money easy and consistent money.
You simply show some ads, and they rake in money every single day.
The down side is that some readers consider ads to be very annoying, especially if you go overboard with the amount of ads showing in your articles.
There's a fine line to be walked here, but nonetheless it's a great way to make money.
Unlike other ways bloggers can make money, I'd say advertising requires the least amount of energy and input
Affiliate marketing is definitely one of the most lucrative and profitable ways bloggers earn money.
Some of the top bloggers of today work with dozens of companies every month and receive commissions for each referral they make to the companies product.
The referral itself is done via an affiliate program.
Because you are a partner with a certain company, you will receive a link you can use in your posts, that if you refer to any of their products, readers can click on "your link" and if they ever buy anything while being referred via your link, you "the blogger" will receive a commission.
One the most popular affiliate programs in the blogging world is Bluehost's affiliate program, where you receive a pay out of $65 for each referral you make, which is a lot!
As a blogger, I've been receiving more and more sponsored work the more traffic I receive and the higher my social media follower count gets.
Websites such as findyourinfluence.com connect bloggers with companies, where companies choose the blogger they would like to work with and offer a sponsored work opportunity to.
I've received offers from as low as $25 for a tweet, to $500 for a blog post.
Sponsored work can be easy and fast money, but isn't always the best way to go about it.
You see, as a blogger people expect a certain type of content and style from you.
When you as a bloggers are presented with a sponsored article (often times already written), it may not be a good fit for your readers and may not be at all similar to your writing style.
For a lot of bloggers, it's considered to be easy money, but I myself have often time had to turn down sponsored work because I simply did not believe in the product or service that was being offered.
In the past few months I've had to turn down 2 sponsored articles that would pay $100 each, simply because I did not considered it to be a good fit for my blog.
With that being said, sponsored work can be a great opportunity to earn money, but it may not be the most desirable.
Writing your own ebooks is another amazingly popular way bloggers make money.
Lena from whatmommydoes.com earned around $3,000 from during the first month when she launched her first ebook.
Melissa from The Nectar Collective made approximately $50,000 in the first launch month off of one of her courses.
These courses require a ton of work and preparation, but could potentially have the highest payout short term and long term.
It's different for every blogger and depending on what niche you're in.
You have to make sure your platform can handle the course, the visuals are on point, the price point is correctly set and your content is really valuable.
I don't know that many websites that are offering a membership service, though they do tend to be easy money makers, as they keep on providing revenue each month over and over again, while the only thing you need to do is stick to the promises you made as a blogger where you laid out the services and content you would provide upon people joining your membership.
Often times people also offers memberships where they present the opportunity to readers to get rid of the ads if they choose to participate in the membership service.
This way the blogger keeps on making money, but the experience for the reader becomes more pleasant.
I'm not that familiar with the podcasting world, but I do know it's becoming more and more popular among regular bloggers to start a podcast of their own.
I know that Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income has one or more podcasts where he receives a very nice income from each month.
With that being said, I know for a fact there are plenty of podcasters out there who are not bloggers and earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year!
There you go! 7 Ways bloggers could earn up to $10,000 per month off of their blog.
With this being said, you won't see any money coming in if you don't provide good content consistently and don't know how to properly market your blog in the right places so you attract the appropriate amount of visitors.
You need traffic and people to interact with your blog, which will potentially lead to increasing advertising revenue, affiliate sales, ebook sales and so on.
The bottom line is that an easy way to reach $10k per month, is to not rely on just one of these income sources and create a combination of several ones.
While this is easier said than done, you should be able to easily combine at least two or three different ones without really breaking your head over it.
I myself currently have 3 different income sources that I use from this list including, Advertising, Affiliate Marketing and Sponsored Work.
I would love to experiment more with the ebook and course categories, as I've read some very promising case studies on them that could potentially help me create higher revenue sources in those categories.
Hope you've enjoyed this article!