When I hear websites that make money, I think of blogs that earn an income. However, it turns out when you google websites that make money, all that comes up is websites to make money. I want to make sure we are on the same page: this post is about blogs that earn an income.
Websites That Earn Money (Blogs That Make Money)
Let’s get right to it! Do you wonder about other blogs and how much money they make. If you have read my post The Exact Formula to Create a Reliable Passive Income With Niche Websites, you know that the tipping point to be considered a professional blogger is usually set at $2000 a month. All the websites that make money on this list make at least that much.
1. Create and Go
The website Create and Go is the first one that popped into my mind. Yes, I did want to research online what other lists about websites that make money said, but I didn’t want to just reuse the same blogs in a different order! I had to think of some blogs I follow that I know are making good money. I have purchased many of the digital courses you will find on their website myself. The ProBlogger Bundle (affiliate link) was a game-changer for me. It also served as an important starting point in creating my own niche site course.
One of my favorite things about Alex and Lauren is their down-to-earth, no BS attitude. I also love that before teaching blogging and marketing, they found success in the health and wellness niche (like me). The Create and Go Website generates over $80,000 each month! Of course, that’s pretty insane and I will share some other websites that make a more accessible amount of money.
2. Mommy On Purpose
The website Mommy On Purpose is another example that I knew about without having to research it. I know about this blogger’s income because I am on her Pinterest templates mailing list (by the way, If you are a blogger, I highly recommend these templates, they are amazing!). She earns anywhere between $6,000 and $9,000 a month. Now, that’s an impressive and achievable online income!
3. Natalie Bacon
Before I get into the blogs that I found through research, I would like to share Natalie Bacon as another example of the websites that make money. Natalie Bacon is an entrepreneur that truly impacted my life as a blogger. She started a few years ago with a finance blog and started making six figures annually after 2 years. Her business evolved and she became a life coach (that’s what I mean when I said to be careful with not choosing a blog name that’s too niche, you never know how your business will evolve). If you haven’t read my post Top 9 Most Practical Tips for Naming a Blog, go check it out.
FITnancials is a blog in the money niche. Last year, it earned about $5,000 a month (I am guessing its income is even more now). Alexis started blogging when she was in college. Now, she helps women pay off debt and save for their future.
5. Making Midlife Matter
Elena, the owner of Making Midlife Matter, is a woman over 50 who started blogging to generate supplemental income. Her first website was the mental health niche, but she moved on to teach middle-aged women how to create an income online. Sure, starting with the right niche will save you time, but remember that life is a process and sometimes the detours are as important as the destination. Many bloggers start multiple blogs before settling on the one that will make a full-time income.
6. Whole Kitchen Sink
How does earning a six-figure income blogging about food sound? Well, that’s exactly what Baily, from Whole Kitchen Sink has accomplished. You may wonder how do food bloggers make money? I did, anyway, because my main source of income on my blogs is digital products. Food bloggers typically don’t offer digital products. To give you an idea, here’s the breakdown of her income:
- Sponsored Posts: $5,846.02
- Affiliates: $1,047.08
- Ads: $3,738.19
7. One Little Project
The website One Little Project is filled with crafting project ideas for families. Debbie created a super interesting income report with tons of info about her business. Unfortunately, she stopped creating income reports in July 2016, so I am not sure how much she makes now, but she made around $7,000 a month back then, mostly from ads. To learn more about the different monetization strategies you can use to monetize your site, don’t forget to check out my Niche Site Workshop.
8. Fit Mom Journey
The website Fit Mom Journey is right up my alley because it is in the fitness and weight loss niche. It also has tons of recipes for moms who want to enjoy food AND lose weight. As of her last income report at the end of 2019, she was making almost $10,000 a month. By then, she had been blogging for 6 years (a reminder that consistency and perseverance are key).
Something else that I found interesting to note from her income report is that her website had about 280,000 users each month. It’s something to keep in mind as you are growing your blog traffic. Don’t expect to earn a six-figure income with 2,000 pageviews a month!
9. Fit Mommy in Heels
As of October 2019, Lauren, a stay-at-home mom of 3 littles was earning over $10,000 a month with her Fit Mommy in Heels website. Not bad, right? Most of her income was from sponsored posts, you can see the breakdown here.
10. Making Sense of Cents
Of all the possible websites that make money (check out this Ultimate List), I decided to talk about Making Sense of Cents as the last example because most of the websites we talked about so far make most of their income from ads, sponsored posts, or digital products. However, Making Sense of Cents earned $50,000 a month from affiliate commissions alone! Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways to earn an income online.