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Yes, Even You Can Make Money Blogging


Do you ever think, “I wonder if I could make money blogging?” It’s my belief that no matter who you are, the answer is yes! You might not be the best writer in the world, but I bet you have experiences. Or, maybe you don’t even need to use that many words – you could utilize the power of pictures to get your point across! There are plenty of ideas out there that have not yet been materialized on the Internet. If you’ve got one, I’d say that now is the best time to get started.

Make Money Blogging

I started my blog in August, 2010 (I can’t believe it was that long ago!) and I’m not going to lie to you, it was tough. I spent the first few months writing to nobody! My site appeared to be non-existent amongst the millions of websites, and I wondered if I would ever impact anyone’s life with this piddly site of mine.

Well, after a few more months of networking and writing, I realized that my site was finally getting noticed! I had regular readers and this whole blogging thing was starting to get fun. At the same time, I began to discover that there were some bloggers out there earning $1,000+ dollars a month with their site! This gave me all the more motivation to continue with my blog and expand it further.

I searched everywhere for blogging incomes and explanations of how they did it, but most of the time it was kept a secret. How in the world was I supposed to set a goal for myself if I didn’t know what was possible? It was then that I decided to start posting my own Income Reports. I wanted to show other bloggers that an online income was possible – even if my income wasn’t all that impressive.

Online Money Bloggers

Now, my income reports do attract quite a lot of attention, but what if instead of just one report, you could review income reports for 30 sites in a matter of seconds? Not only that, but you could review their blog posts about how they do it in that same instant. Wouldn’t that be a great resource? Well, let me tell you, this resource exists. The site is called Online Money Bloggers.

Thirty challengers are all aiming at the goal of earning $30,000 in 2012, and is tracking the progress. Currently, the January incomes are live and can be found on the site’s leaderboard. If you’d like an exact breakdown of an income, check out the link for that particular blogger – they most likely have a recent post about their earnings!

So far, I am estatic about this resource. Finally, there is one central location that can show you not only that earning a blogging income is possible, but there are examples of actual bloggers that are doing it! I hope you enjoy this resource as much as I do.

Did you check out the site and the leaderboard? What do you think?



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. Yes I just did. It’s cool to see so many people making money blogging. However do you have to go to advertisers or do they come to you? Or both?

    • In my experience, the advertisers have come to me, and I’ve kept a record of all their names and emails so that we can keep in touch. The name of the game is to write killer content and build your network – if you do that, the advertisers will find you.

  2. Really neat to see everyone going for it! Best to you all

    • It is neat isn’t it? I can’t wait to see how many of us reach our goal. Hopefully, it’s all of us!

  3. I am thrilled to be in 16th place and thankful for what I made considering I didn’t even start until the end of May. Even though February kinda sucks so far, I will keep working and hustling because I know that it will pay off in the end.

    • 16th is definitely something to be proud of, especially since you only started in May! That’s awesome! Keep up the great work CFM!

  4. I’ve checked out the site and I think it’s very interesting!

    • Awesome! Keep checking it out. Once we get through the introductory posts, we’ll have a ton of posts on how to improve your blog – from 30 different perspectives! 🙂

  5. It looks like everyone is doing great 🙂

    • I think so too! I’m impressed by the numbers – I’d really like to work my way toward the top of this chart though!!! I’m definitely working harder this month.

    • I’m glad that Corey and I went through with this idea. I bet that it’s really going to turn into something huge – plus, think of how many people this will help! Not only the challengers, but all of the new bloggers out there too!

    • Good! You’re doing all the right stuff lately – you’ll soon be making bank I’m sure!

  6. I am getting behind! LOL I need to go check out the leaderboard , it was a fabulous and inspiring idea.

    My 10 year old daughter has been watching me bust butt on my blogs including my third one I am still working on getting up as I am not use to wordpress at

    (needs tons of work still before I go too public and need to add a bunch to it)

    My daughter though now wants to get a blog up so she can make money! LOL not sure with her being 10 and all but have been doin some research on it and there are quite a few young amazing individuals doing it including a 10 year old blogger.

    It is awesome to see enthusiasm catch!

    • I hope that OMB continues to inspire! I still love the blog and expect it to be huge very soon!

  7. What a great idea, smart thinking. People will likely be drawn to this. Actually, it seems like many already have and are participating too. Off to check out the leaderboard….. 🙂

    • I think it’s about ready to take off! I’m excited for the future of OMB. 🙂

  8. I am just starting out on a new blog of mine and am currently, like you were, writing to nobody :L But this is my second blog and I know that it will be like this for at least another few months, but I can’t wait until I am as successful as this blog!

    • Ha, as long as you know that you’ll be writing to no one, it’s not so bad. If you expected it to take off right away, then you might have some problems. Best of luck!

    • I was hoping it would be! Keep an eye on it. I have a feeling you’ll enjoy it!

  9. Great site, I have always wondered what people made from their online business. Now I can see quite a few sites all in one place. Great post and great site. Thanks.

    I started blogging last week, so I have a long way before I make anything. JUst have to keep your head up and keep blogging away!

    • Yep, it takes a while to make a decent income (or any income at all for that matter), but as long as you keep learning and growing, it will happen for you. Keep checking out our new site, We’ll soon have posts about blog improvements – written by every member of the challenge! It will definitely be a huge help for you!

  10. Interesting site, and a nice leader board. It looks like you’re near the top, which is always nice. Good luck with the 30k Challenge, and here’s hoping you greatly exceed the goals set out in the challenge.

    • Glad you checked out the site! Yep, I am NEAR the top, but not AT the top! So, I have a little bit of work today, and this month has been fairly slow so far…. Thanks for the encouragement!

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