Can Bloggers Make Money?

Posted on 20th April, 2006

Instead of the usual discussion in an article format, the Wall Street Journal lets Alan Meckler chief executive of Jupitermedia Corp and Jason Calacanis CEO of Weblogs Inc debate the question ‘can bloggers make money?’

Of course the answer is yes, no doubt.

I agree that the majority will not make a living off blogging but many others will.

With the help of Adsense, AdBrite and the like, more bloggers big or small, will be able to monetize their content and grab their share of the advertising pie.

Making money is relatively easy but for many, bringing in the big bucks like USD100K isn’t. But it isn’t impossible either.

I guess Alan Meckler isn’t aware of the potential or tools that can be used to monetize a blog.

According to Jason, with 300,000 visitors per month visiting Alan’s B2B (business to business) blog, he should be able to pull $15-$50 RPM (revenue per thousands), or around $50K to $180K per month. I wish I have that kind of traffic!

Anyway, what do you think about this? Can bloggers make money? Feel free to leave a comment and share your own experience.

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  • menj says:

    Yeah, bloggers can make money but they must first have the confidence that it works before anything else. Its one thing to know all the advertising channels and SEO techniques. But its a totally another thing altogether to trust their knowledge and making it work on their blogs 🙂

    – MENJ

  • LcF says:

    if you treat blogging as a job, then you will make money.

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