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Look what Blogging Bought Me!

Posted By Darren Rowse 6th of March 2005 Pro Blogging News 100

ThanksSorry for the last couple of days lighter posting – its the weekend and our focus for the last couple of days has been pretty much upon buying this little house that you see pictured.

Yesterday was the auction and thanks a pretty good deposit from the past six or so months of blogging income we were successful in being the last bidder standing (after a pretty fierce bidding frenzy). I’m thinking of unofficially calling our new home The House that Blogging Built.

So I’d like to take this moment to thank a few people for what has been a pretty amazing year of blogging. I realise that in many ways the purchase of this house is not really about me, its very much been a collective effort. Firstly to my partner ‘V’ who ,for some reason that neither of us really understand, let me dedicate significant amounts of time to blogging, even when in the early days it was only earning a few dollars per day. She initially gave me 6 months to work my butt off on being a full time blogger (before I’d have to go get a ‘real job) to see if we could build it into something substantial. She saw the potential and gave me room to follow my dream.

I’d like to thank the five million or so readers who have read my blogs in the past year or so – without them this would obviously have been impossible. I thank the thousands of bloggers around the world that have linked to my blogs and who have therefore been responsible for these readers.

I’d like to thank Rachel for her great blog design and Regan for his hosting of my blogs – both have gone above and beyond the call for me. Also I’m grateful to a few companies that have been sending me cheques each month. They include Google’s Adsense, Amazon, FastClick, ClickBank, Trade Doubler, AdBrite, BlogAds, Commission Junction and LinkShare. And lastly to the many smaller companies and individuals who have sponsored my blogs with text and banner ads. Its amazing how every bit helps.

Ok – thats the end of my academy award speech – now its time to get back on with some serious blogging – after all its only paid the deposit so far!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. […] Boss Jayvee was able to buy a Canon EOS 350D while other prominent (read: bigtime) bloggers have bought a house, or a car while another was able to buy a camera, gaming console and monitor. […]

  2. […] I’ve been hesitating to post this, because it isn’t as grand looking (at least not yet!) as what Darren bought with his blogging money. But since he asked what blogging bought me…here it is: […]

  3. […] It’s fun that doing something you love can actually reward you with something like this mobile phone, a camera, a house or an almost house! And yea, you can even count that snack if you consider it as one of blogging’s perks. Heehee. […]

  4. Wow all i can say is i’m green with envy. Not all people can do what u do but as a smalltime blogger i will read and learn the tips you’ve given me. Thank you

  5. I’m impressed. Wish it can occur to me too!

  6. […] It’s fun that doing something you love can actually reward you with something like this mobile phone, a camera, a house or an almost house! And yea, you can even count that snack if you consider it as one of blogging’s perks. Heehee. […]

  7. […] This person can do what other bloggers only pretend to do … real magic! […]

  8. […] While I have not got to the point where blogging has bought me a house, like Darren Rowse, or a car, like Rick of Feedbuzzard, I have been able to get a few things from blogging. […]

  9. […] I may be really far away from the house that blogging bought and even the car that blogging bought, but I’m proud to say that blogging did help me landscape a garden. One day, it will pay for my future home’s down payment and wedding! […]

  10. nice way of motiivating.thnx darren.and Congratulations for that nice house.

  11. Fantastic house! I think we’re all aspiring to something like that! :-)

  12. […] People say blogging bought them a house, car, PC and things like that. […]

  13. Your blog is the best. Congratulations DARREN ROWSE!

  14. […] Darren Rowse from problogger.net is the legend of blogging by making six figure income from his blog yearly. He even manages to buy a house from his blog!! […]

  15. Yeah, congrats! I’m always amazed at the accomplishments people make online.

  16. WOW!

    I just wish …. hopefully someday!

  17. blogging U can more, U really fantastic….

  18. […] etc. One of the first times I did this here at ProBlogger was in writing a post about how I’d bought a house with my blog earnings. This wasn’t really a post that I wanted to write (as I’m naturally private about such […]

  19. WOW!! Congrtulations for your new dream house! Wish you more success.

  20. […] etc. One of the first times I did this here at ProBlogger was in writing a post about how I’d bought a house with my blog earnings. This wasn’t really a post that I wanted to write (as I’m naturally private about such […]

  21. :-) Big smiles from me. You’ve given me hope. I’ve been longing for a log home for a long time. My new goal is a “Blog Log home”. Wonder if BlogLog.com will care. Maybe I should start a log home blog. Oh, the possibilities when you blog.

    I realize it’s now two years later, but Congratulations!

  22. amazing :D

    congratz

  23. First of all congrats for your well deserved house!
    It’s really a big hapinness to have a wife who understands and supports you like this, I think all the efforts that you have put in this blog, is the vivid proof of how much you love her and is a way of saying “thanks for trusting me!”. Great achievement from a mature and fully-fledge personality like you! *Hats off*

    Keep going Darren! *Salutes his blogging Guru*

    Sincerely,
    Wakish
    (Wakish Wonderz – http://wakish.info)

  24. […] Today is Auction Day for our house (the house that blogging bought). […]

  25. Great job you got there. Anyway, how did the auction go?

  26. I hope someday blogging would buy something as grand as this one. =)

  27. […] living from internet through blogging. At that time I really impressed with his story about how he bought a house using the money from blogging. He made this money through 6 months of serious and full time […]

  28. You really do a top job – you deserve the house! Keep it up.

  29. Wow, Congratulations, you really deserve it :)

  30. that is awesome…congrats. most of us would be happy with a fraction of that

  31. Wow, i definitely need one of those lol. Great to see everything is possible when you work hard.

  32. I wonder if they’ll let me do a custom order for a house on my free xbox site? Maybe I should try…

  33. you deserve this, very nice house -:)

  34. True Inspiration

  35. You have inspired us so much. We know it will come, we can taste it. Thanks and keep doing what you’re doing!

  36. Nothing yet, as I am still saving my earnings. Hopefully I will be that blessed one day. Congrats.

  37. Well ive been using adsense for a while now. =] thanks this inspired meh =D

  38. Congrats man, that’s quite an inspiration. I’ve been using adsense, but nothing like you’ve been lol.

  39. Congrats Darren, A beautiful house might I add, You surely deserve it, all your hard work paid off Darren enjoy your spoils!

  40. Congratulations…

    A blog site could make you buy a new house and so many things…

    That’s a great news for those who loves blogging…

  41. Wow, i wish i could have a blog that made me a house like that. I think at the moment my blog could barely afford to make me a cardc board box lol.

  42. Man thats insane, i hope the revenue is still coming in from blogging

  43. What a great story! How are things 3 years on?
    This has just inspired me to keep going with my blog.

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  45. I’m determined to get some success from the internet. I am not focusing on blogging yet because I have major writer’s block. We’ll see what happens and who knows, in a few years I may look back and think, good choice.
    John

  46. I have created a blog but never believed it could be so profitable. Will definitely be looking into monetizing it now.

    Thanks

  47. Wow, well done. That’s a encouraging story, I’ve been trying to make money from the internet for some time now but nothing like that!

  48. Hopefully i can reach this goal too someday…

  49. That is amazing and is very inspirational! I’m trying to earn some moeny of the interent, managed to earn £1000 last year. Hopefully i can double it this year!

  50. damn you bought that house from just blogging?

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