Follow Up On Bloggers Making $1000 Per Month

Several months ago, I wrote a post about bloggers making $1000 per month.  I realize that is not a lofty goal working 40-50 hours per week on blogging as a full time source of income.  But I was curious if a part-time blogger (such as myself) could actually achieve that level of earnings so I began to search for some who had achieved that level and also were holding down full-time jobs.

I went to many of the personal finance blogs that I read and began to search for earnings reports to see what clues I could gather.  I also asked for anyone who was willing to share in the comments whether or not they made $1000 per month as a blogger while still working.

Why $1000?  Because that amount seems like a fairly significant amount of money.  Four figures sure sounds better than three figures.  But also because it has been a goal of mine since I know that $1000 would make a big dent in college expenses that I will be helping to pay as my kids get older and start moving out and heading off to college.  I had actually given myself until July 2016 to get to that number but was beginning to wonder how possible it was which was the point of the article.

Part-Timers Making $1000 Per Month

Derek at Life and My Finances is one of those bloggers who is able to make over $1000 per month as a part-timer.  In fact, Derek is the one that really got me to thinking about the possibility of being able to make $1000 monthly.

Joe at Retire by 40 is another blogger who is able to make over $1000 per month using his blog.  It is impressive to see the progress that these 2 bloggers have made month after month.

I wasn’t able to get many bloggers to self-identify themselves following the post, but Andy from Tight Fisted Miser did.  His earnings are impressive as a part-timer.  Well over $2000 per month.  You can check out his latest earnings report.

Charles at Money Green Life made over $1500 in August which makes the grade.

Darwin over at Darwin’s Money also makes well over $1000 per month as a blogger.  He has got plenty of projects that he works on, although I can’t confirm that he has a full-time job.  I may have read it somewhere, but it can be hard to keep track without taking notes.

Another One for Your List

There is another part-time blogger who definitely works full-time (about 50 hours per week) and usually gets up about 4:30-5 each morning to write (although I will be sleeping in til 6 tomorrow since I am writing this at midnight).  In addition to being a part-timer, I managed to earn just over $1000 per month online for November 2011.

Needless to say, I was quite shocked and pleased.  I was able to use some of that money to pay off a credit card.

I was also convinced that if I could do it, anyone could.  Maybe they couldn’t make $1000 per month blogging, but there had to be other ways of making a side income that people could use to pay off debt, help with bills, build an emergency fund, or somehow enhance their lives.

New Blog Idea

So I developed an idea for a new blog and contacted the one that I felt inspired me to step up my game and make it all happen, Derek from Life and My Finances.  Together with Melissa from Mom’s Plans, the three of us will be working to provide our readers with a weekly idea for making an extra $1000 per month on a part-time basis.  These will not only be online ventures but offline as well in case someone is not computer savvy or has no real interest in internet income.

The blog is called Grand Per Month and we will officially start the posts on January 2nd appropriately enough with a post by Derek on “How to Make $1000 per Month Blogging”.

Won’t you join us and make 2012 the year when you are finally able to build up that emergency fund, pay off that credit card, or take a little vacation?  Won’t you make it a year when you commit to making an extra grand per month?  What would you do with $1000 per month extra in your pocket?  Please share in the comments below!

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