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I’m a Six Figure Blogger

It just hit me – like a truck – that I’ve just become six figure blogger.

When Andy and I selected that name for our course on entrepreneurial blogging – earning over $100k from blogging in a 12 month period was more of a catchy name and a dream than an achievable thing – but sometime in the last month or so it actually became a reality.

August is over and my monthly Adsense figures were a new record – the daily average was $511.27 with the monthly total coming in at just a stones throw from $16,000 (USD). The following picture is a screen capture (with my personal details blocked out) of the monthly total. It actually ended up being 0.36 cents higher than the total you see there (it all counts I guess).

Earnings-August

As you’d expect, I’m pretty happy with that total – but what made me even happier (and made my heart skip a beat) was to look at the total for the past 12 month period and realize that this month’s total took me over the magical $100,000 since 1 September last year. In fact it took me over that mark considerably.

I wasn’t planning on an announcement of earnings this month – but I guess in the lead up to a course on six figure blogging it might be a good thing to actually let people know that it’s possible for a one person show to hit that kind of mark with enough time, luck and honest hard work.

Also read this companion piece to this post
Six Figure Blogging – How Long?

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.

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Comments

  1. Hello
    Nice a blog, that`s the stuff !
    Good Luck
    Regards from cycate panienki

  2. big4guy says:

    Wow Darren,

    Congratulations,

    I could never have imagined that one could earn so much money just by blogging. This whole stuff looks amazing to me. Well Good luck in your future prospects.

    Cheers
    big4guy

    http://www.big4guy.com

  3. Resmama says:

    Darren,

    I know this is late but I wanted to pop in and say “CONGRATS”!!

    It’s exciting to see that blogging is profitable for those that are really passionate about it. I wish you much success in your blogging future.

    BTW, How is the six-figure blogging course coming along? I was to late joing the crew. Hopefully, you’ll have a home-stufy version available, eh!!

    Again, Congrats and keep the $$$ rollin’.

  4. This is fantastic.

    There is no reason why blogging shouldn’t be turned into a commodity.

    With the continued popularity of physical media, like magazines and books, there is an obvious market and target audience for blogging.

    Thanks for paving the way for us, Darren.

  5. Congrats! I’m only in the $x,xxx range per day with my site http://www.ShadowClick.com IT’s a site that allows you to check your fav. sites from work or school. I’m using it now. Bypasses the firewall and blocks. Congrats!

  6. ultrafeel.tv says:

    Money is cool!

    Congratulations!

    Either we will find a way – or we will make one!
    http://www.ultrafeel.tv

  7. Hi all,

    A group of newbie bloggers has started a new blog to track achievments like this one. it is at bloggingrates.blogspot.com. If you know of any interesting blogging salary achievements and could suggest them to us we would be much obliged, or if you want to get listed, stop by and check out the burgeoning list of bloggers salaries.

    Cheers,
    The guys at Bloggingrates

  8. Sanya says:

    Adsense bring me 0,50$ per click

  9. Congratulations. It’s nice to hear about success.

  10. Sale says:

    I have been reading your blog most links- I wonder how you’ll keep up this amazing flow of brilliant content. That is awesome!

  11. Macky says:

    Well done. It just shows that blogs are a great way of building up an active readership and monitising them

  12. Man, that’s inspirational. Six figures from blogging and Google adsense. Amazing! I hope to reach a figure like that soon too. I’m up to 6 cents at the moment ;-)

  13. joftech says:

    That’s really great. But you did not specify how much you spent on hosting and all other cost of maintaining your sites.

    You are great man.

  14. Ewen Chia says:

    Hey Darren,

    Great work on your blog and content. Tinu suggested I should check out six figure blogging and I think she’s right ;-)

    Ewen

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    orange blog! i like it!
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  16. Grokodile says:

    Wow, my jaw is on the floor… congratulations!!!

  17. Sean says:

    Wow that is phenomenal. I am working on my own empire starting with this site: http://www.allstarsbigbrother.com. I hope to grow up to be just like you one day!

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Sean

  18. 400 euro job says:

    I think this earning is caused by faking with proxy servers or sth. else

  19. Darren Rowse says:

    400 euro – I don’t even know what that means let alone how to do it!

    I have multiple blogs with 40,000 or so daily readers on good commercial topics – thats how it works.

  20. They are some awesome figures! I can only dream of earning that!

  21. PreZ says:

    What I would like to know is how much you earn now Darren!

  22. David says:

    $15,xxx+ for the month, but $0.00 so far today. How does that work?

  23. Darren Rowse says:

    David – from memory I took the sceen cap at just after 5pm Melbourne time (which is when my daily stats end/start). ie it was too early in the day to have a record of the days earnings.

  24. You’re an inspiration, my friend. A true inspiration.

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