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November 15, 2007

How much of your income comes from blogging?

Here’s an interesting new poll. How much of your income comes from your blogs or your blogging gigs?

During the Mindanao Bloggers Summit, we had a panel of bloggers answering questions from the crowd. One of the most controversial question was focused on how much we earn from our blogs. I knew from the start that my fellow panelist would remain silent so I tried to initiate and strike a deal with Mindanao Bob — he tells us how much he earns and we’ll all tell ours.

At the end, Bob gave us a range (in the multiples of his US salary before) and Jayvee shared his salary as Channel Editor at b5media.

Now that everyone from their pet dogs to their house maids has a blog and in some ways are monetizing them, the next interesting question goes like this — How much of your income comes from your blog?

The options are found in the sidebar in our official Polls widget. Choose from “less than 10%” to 100%. Even full time probloggers have varying income streams although I reckon most of you who will participate in this poll would have a day job or two.

Another question which I usually throw blogger friends who still go to their 8-5’s is: What amount do you need to earn from your blogs to quit your day job? Please share your answer to this one in the comments.

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24 Responses to “How much of your income comes from blogging?”

  1. Eugene says:

    To quit my day job? When my income from blogging/other online ventures reaches $900/mo. :)

  2. Jeffrey says:

    If i love my job, why quit? Even if i will earn more than my salary. It’s great interacting with your officemates/friends.

  3. jhay says:

    I’m still at school, so earning to pay for school fees and other expenses is the primary reason for monetizing my blog.

    My target earning level is $200/mo right now, I’m half-way there. But with Google punishing my PR and shrinking the click area in their AdSense, it’s going to be an uphill battle once more.

  4. BrianB says:

    Wow can’t believe blogging is so small time. I thought Abe was earnong $6k.

  5. I support myself, my wife, plus one other employee, 100% from blogging and affiliate marketing sites. About 75% comes from affiliate marketing sites, and 25% comes from blogs. Blog revenue comes from AdSense, ValueClick, Adify, ReviewMe, and several affiliate marketing programs.

  6. boddah says:

    to quit my day job (i mean night job, but it’s still an 8-5 job hehe), i probably should be earning $600-$700/mo online.. at least.. especially with the dropping dollar rates. But I still enjoy my reg job, why quit when you can do both at the same time right? It’s nice interacting with people online, but it’s even nicer when you actually communicate with them in person. :)

  7. Grace says:

    I got $300 – $500 a month :) not bad..

  8. jomark says:

    I work full time on the internet. About 20% or an average of $500/month is what I earn from blogging. The rest of my income is from my other internet ventures; directories, affiliates, multimedia and graphics outsourcing services. I have one employee for my multimedia graphics and one writer for one my blog while my wife takes care of our video multimedia outsourcing services. I do blog too but most of the time I am busy maintaining my other non-blog site.

    I quit my job, a lucrative government position, nine months ago and I have never looked back since.

  9. Jon says:

    $2,000 is not bad number to get out from the cubicle. :)

  10. dragon says:

    @jomark
    What makes a government position lucrative? I could only think of one thing….

    I was with the government 3 years ago ( I never find it lucrative) and resigned cause I can earn my year’s salary in a month doing freelance job online.

  11. jomark says:

    @dragon

    Yes you are right with your thinking. I was with the Ports Authority before.

  12. Mikko
    Twitter: mikkogozalo
    says:

    Haha, what a nice poll! I was at the summit. It was not the only controversial question. Kuya Ayel also asked them (the A-Lister) if they pay taxes, all of them used their right to remain silent. ;D

  13. Jobelle says:

    hey, I really want to learn more about this. How come you earn that much? How can I widen my readership through the net? How can I earn that much money? lol ^-^

  14. boddah says:

    Jobelle, you’re already on the right site.. start reading those articles about adsense, SEO, netrepreneur, blogosphere, etc. As they say, it takes time.. Patience is a virtue ^_^

  15. BrianB says:

    “Ports Authority before”

    What did you do there? How come you said this was a lucrative position?

  16. Kaye says:

    I make between $100 to $150 per month from group blogging. It’s more like a supplemental income from a hobby. I still enjoy my job, which is on an upswing lately, so I’m not thinking of leaving it anytime soon.

  17. Miguel
    Twitter: mparazgmail.com
    says:

    I would never quit working in software development.

    For me, the question is, how much do I need to earn passively so I can spend money on a startup!

  18. Currently earning $1k++ a month, down from an all-time high of $1,800 in one month. I’ve already quit my previous job but have transferred to a new one, a job I’ve always planned of doing. Now I’ve got more free time to blog, but I’m not planning of quitting work just to blog. No matter how much I’m earning from blogging, I’m not going to quit my job.

  19. rhodyl says:

    wow… lalaki naman ng kita nyo… kakaingit…

  20. arpeelazaro says:

    as much as possible, i would like to blog for the pleasure of blogging. making it my main source of income will only ruin the fun. it’s fun because there is no pressure in blogging. problogging is not easy because you have very little freedom to write what you want when you want to.

    just my two cents worth.

  21. shannon
    Twitter: Ryan
    says:

    WOW! ang lalaki ng kita nyo. ako bgo pa lang eh. but am planning to monitize it when i have my debit card. mag apply pa lang for that para ma monitize ko na ang blog ko.

  22. Last October was the first month I went all out in monetizing my 2 blogs and I’ve made $480+ through PPP alone. And I’m just staring… hehehe

  23. Jonathan says:

    He he I just signed up with wordpress for an account i do not know… sigh. I dont know really how to make money with blogging. I mean, who pays you the money? how to recieve the pay? etc.. currently, I am up of my home-based call center racket. Please teach me more bout this blogging stuff..pleasee…..

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