WSJ: Nearly 2 million bloggers get paid to blog

The Wall Street Journal says about 1.7 million of the 20 million bloggers get paid for their work, and perhaps even more amazing 452,000 of them say blogging is their primary source of income.

It takes about 100,000 unique visitors a month to generate an income of $75,000 a year. Bloggers can get $75 to $200 for a good post, and some even serve as “spokesbloggers” — paid by advertisers to blog about products

The barriers to entry couldn’t be lower. Most bloggers for hire pay $80 to get started, do it for about 35 months, and make a few hundred dollars. But a subgroup of these bloggers are the true professionals who work at corporations, serve as highly paid blogging consultants or write for sites with substantial traffic.

Pros who work for companies are typically paid $45,000 to $90,000 a year for their blogging. One percent make over $200,000. And they report long hours — 50 to 60 hours a week.

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  • http://chicagoblogger.com Chicago Blogger

    Wow! I didn’t realize bloggers were getting paid that much. Guess with print media being phased out, the value of internet content is really exploding.

  • http://www.ifonlyihadit.com/ Simon

    I knew all this while that bloggers through the internet but i didn’t know how much.
    Since Now i know. What i also don’t know is what if this 2 million grow, will the share be as same?

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