Bloggers that Make $1000 per Month

I have a few confessions to make.  First, I am not one of those bloggers that make $1000 per month.  I am lucky to be 5% of the way there and make $50 per month.  I am pleased that I am covering my hosting costs and able to make a little bit on the side, but it really doesn’t make a big difference in my day-to-day living expenses.

My second confession is that I am looking for a little inspiration.  It has been a very busy week.  I will admit that earlier this week I was close to getting burned out.  It probably had something to do with leaving the house at 6:30 am on Monday and Tuesday and not getting home until 10 pm.  Two long days in a row like that can really wear on me.

So I am not looking for bloggers that make $1000 per month who are doing it full-time.  That is much like being self-employed and running a business.  There are several bloggers that I have run across on the web that are doing that.  Big deal!  I make more than $1000 per month at my day job, too.

Instead, I am looking for bloggers who are making $1000 per month while working 40-50 hours per week who have kids and are running them back and forth to practice, helping out with the household activities and sacrificing sleep to write, post, comment, and interact.  These are the individuals from whom I wish to draw some inspiration.

Why $1000 per Month?

Psychologically, it sounds like a number that could have a meaningful impact on finances, that’s why.  Four digits sound so much bigger than three digits.  One thousand dollars can make a big impact on debt.  It can provide living space or would be a nice addition to an emergency fund.  It is simply a nice, round number and should be achievable on a part-time basis.

It is also about what I get for rent from my rental properties.  The difference is that they have a mortgage.  Imagine creating the equivalent of a $100,000 asset that is yielding $1,000 income per month.  The thought of that is simply exciting to me.

Finally, it would provide a significant chunk of change to help me get out of debt.  I have done some calculations and found that $1000 per month plus some savings that I can get out of my current budget would help me eliminate all consumer debt plus my personal mortgage in a little over 6 years.  Another exciting thought.

Part-time Bloggers Making Four Digits Profit per Month

I would like to come up with a list of bloggers that are making four digits on a part-time basis.  I want this list to provide inspiration for those of us who are just starting out and think that achieving this goal while working full-time might be out of reach.  I don’t believe that it is, but at times, it does seem quite difficult.

Derek at Life and My Finances made over $2500 in August.  I am pretty sure that he works full time.  I seem to recall references to that in his blog.  I also know that he is rehabbing a house which is a ton of work as well while maintaining an online presence.

If you look at the earnings post detailed above, you will notice that it took 10 months to reach $1000 per month.  You will also notice that most of the income is from private advertising.  It obviously takes some time to build up a web presence so the point is to work hard for a year or two and then reap some benefit.

Retire by 40 made over $1400 in side income for the month of August.  I know that he works full time, but am not sure exactly how much of the $1400 is strictly from blogging.  If it is not over $1000 per month yet, I bet it won’t be long.

Looking for Part-Time Bloggers

Now, I could go and look and several blogs for earnings reports and try to figure out if the bloggers work a full-time job as well.  I did try that for some of my favorites, but many don’t publish earnings reports.  Some that do are often full-time bloggers anyway.  So, if you are a blogger that works full-time and makes over $1000 per month, just let me know in the comments or send me an e-mail.

You don’t have to reveal what you do for a living or how much you make in your job or even in your blog.  That is less important than simply knowing there are more successful part-time bloggers out there.

I would like to know what you regard as some of the more important tips that led to your monthly income.  Was it great content or design?  How long did it take?  How much did you interact with the blogging community?  What are some of the things that you did right or wrong?  If you knew then what you know now, how would it be different.

I would like to eventually compile the list of bloggers and their most valuable tips into a separate post.  Thanks so much for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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