Daily Facts - Day #52: Blog income report study

Last Update: December 13, 2018

Yesterday I found a valuable reasearch study performed by Brandon Gaille.

A long, in-depth report focusing on four vital questions:

How do the wealthiest bloggers in the world make their money?

Which blogging niches are the most lucrative?

Which ad networks generate the most income per page view for bloggers?

Which affiliate programs make the most money for bloggers?

And once again, the numbers speak for themselves ... Here they are ...





















A LOT of interesting, surprising information ...

So ... Tell me, what was your biggest surprise?


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marchanna Premium
This is amazing! Actually I'm not surprised about the online courses although for it to be 100% at a certain level was a bit of a shock, to be sure.

I'm interested in a more refined definition of these various segments, if I can find it.

Food, Lifestyle, Personal Finance, Marketing, Mommy, Travel

For example, where do vitamins or supplements fit in. Probably food?

What about self-help stuff, new age stuff, mindfulness practice, etc. where do those fit in.

The categories are a bit broad to cope with on their own.

Thanks for the efforts on our behalf. I can't thank you enough.
Marc
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smartketeer Premium
You can. And you did. And is my pleasure!
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marchanna Premium
sorry I don't get your response, but I'll try to figure it out on my own :) You've done enough work lol!
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Swangirl Premium
Wow! This is really neat. Thanks! I guess I am a hobby blogger. I am encouraged that I get most of my traffic from organic sources rather than advertising however (since advertising accounts for most sales for the hobby level whereas affiliates account for most sales for the next level up). I see I am normal in that I use Amazon primarily and that is the norm for lower levels as well. Courses are definitely the way to go!!!
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smartketeer Premium
I'd say that under 6 figures we are all hobby bloggers :)

Thanks for the time and the comment Jessica!
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Vickic3 Premium
Hey Zed

For me, the big surprise was online courses and the income that can be made
Creating some good thoughts for me for the future
Thank you
Vicki
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smartketeer Premium
That's the goal ... Creating good thoughts :)

Mission accomplished!

Thanks for your time and your feedback Vicki!

Are you OK now? Long time no see :(
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ExpatMark Premium
Very cool post.
Looks like affiliate marketing in the wealth field(finance), and health field(lifestyle, diet, food,etc) are the place to be for us beginners. Can anyone say WA? Makes me feel good about my niches.

Mark
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smartketeer Premium
Good to hear that my friend!
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AdrianBiccum Premium
I noticed that in my niche, the ones that seem to be doing the best ($25,000/m) are selling online courses and the like.

What I found surprising is how much you can truly make in this business. I would be happy with the bottom tier, but now I am motivated to shoot even higher, thanks for the stats!!
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smartketeer Premium
The sky is the only limit :))
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Hollshope Premium
This is really fascinating information. The online courses statistics makes sense. Thank you!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for stepping by Holly!
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DavidGP Premium
Hi Zed. Thank you for all the statistical information and graphs. The most surprising to me was to find out that the "big money" is made by those who have shifted to producing "online courses". So...in essence I can learn from the information your provided. thanks!
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thanks for your time and your comment David!
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DavidGP Premium
My Pleasure...you put out very useful commentary and information and I believe it is beneficial to everyone. So...thank you my friend.
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BruceStephen Premium
Thanks smartketeer for the interesting information. I expected online courses to be up there. Problem for me is I have to start somewhere to get some experience but personal finance looks like a good goal eventually.

Regards

Bruce
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smartketeer Premium
There are too many good goals out there :)

Thanks Bruce!
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Lots of information that I will have to digest.
Jerry
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smartketeer Premium
Please do :)
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FKelso Premium
So, tell me, since you gain income from online courses, are you rich yet? No, you don't have to answer that, but it looks to me like you have a good niche.
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smartketeer Premium
Yeah ... I'm very rich ... That's why I need to work 16 hrs per day 365 days per year
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FKelso Premium
So what is wrong with this picture? I wish you wealth...you work hard enough.
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smartketeer Premium
I'd like to work 4 hrs per day ... 30 days per year
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FKelso Premium
Sounds good. When can we start?
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smartketeer Premium
In my next life ... But of course, I can speak only for myself ...
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JVipperman1 Premium
Being new to this it all is surprising. I like the report. Thanks.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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JonLake Premium
Very interesting. The biggest surprise for me was that Personal Finance is the biggest niche in terms of income.

Food for thought indeed
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smartketeer Premium
I was surprised too :)
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darnet341 Premium
Rich in substance for newbies like me - thank you.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time!
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