People start blogs with different intentions,motives and goals. As such,deciding whether or not a blogger is “successful” can be rather tricky. After all,you would need to know a blogger’s goals in order to determine whether or not they have succeeded in achieving them,right? Well,not quite. There are two criteria which can be used to determine the success of a blog i.e. the number of visitors or subscribers; and the amount of revenue they generate.
Using these two criteria,there are certain blogs which stand head and shoulders above the rest. These blogs have made their owners popular,wealthy and ultimately successful. Below are the top 7 successful bloggers in the world as of June,2014. These bloggers have earned respect,fame and fortune from creating successful blogs,which you can learn more about [dcl=7553]. They stand as perfect inspirations for anyone who dreams of enjoying success as a blogger.
1. Pete Cashmore
When Pete Cashmore founded Mashable in 2005,he was a 19 year-old working out of his dorm room. Mashable has now grown into one of the most influential blogs in the area of technology and social media. It is considered one of the most authentic sources of technology gossip,news,tips and analysis. Mashable has become so popular that it now receives an average of 24 million unique visitors every month. It has a monthly income of over$500,000; and has made Pete Cashmore one of the richest bloggers in the world with a net worth of over $35 million.
2. Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington founded the Huffington Post in May 2005,together with Jonah Peretti,Andrewe Breitbart and Kenneth Lerer. Unlike the standard approach of focusing on a unified topic or theme,the Huffington Post decided to write about anything and everything. Currently,it provides a range of content from Politics,Business and Environment to Entertainment and Technology. This one stop-shop approach has made it the most popular blog in the world. Each month,it receives a total of 110 million unique visitors â almost thrice the number of its nearest competitor. The Huffington Post has alsoproved to be a cash cow,with a number of investors sinking in money,culminating into a $315 million acquisition by AOL in 2011. The success of the blog has made Arianna Huffington one of the most respected bloggers in the world today,besides earning her a net worth of $35 million.
3. Gina Trapani
Gina Trapani is currently one of the most popular,influential and richest female bloggers in the world. Her blog,LifeHacker is one of the most reputable in the personal development and self-improvement category. Her unique self-help tips have proved extremely popular,drawing 23.25 unique visitors every month. This large readership has attracted many sponsorships,one of the biggest being with entertainment giant Sony. LifeHacker has turned Gina Trapani into one of the most respected names in the self-help and personal development industry. The blog earns Gina Trapani a cool$110,000 per month and has given her a net worth of $109 million.
4. Michael Arrington
When Michael Arrington started TechCrunch in 2005,he was driven by a passion for the start-up world of Silicon Valley. Despite his training as a lawyer,Michael soon discovered that his heart lay in the fast and furious world of technology. He started out writing about tech start-ups blazing new trails all over the world. With time,TechCrunch morphed into the most influential technology blog in the world. It now attracts 15 million unique visitors every month,and earns a whopping $500,000 per month. In 2010,Michael sold TechCrunch to AOL for a cool $25 million. He still blogs on it and other platforms,including his latest blog UnCrunched.com. Michael Arrington is known to earn close to $500,000 monthly from blogging and has a net worth of $15 million.
5. Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton perfectly understands the fascination people have with celebrities. As such,he started a blog to address this need. His blog,Perez Hilton provides hot gossip,news and information about celebrities.All the tasty tidbits,rumors and the latest scandals are duly written about.It is therefore no wonder that the blog is extremely popular. It receives 14.5 million unique visitors every month. The blog is also financially lucrative,earning Perez Hilton a massive $300,000 per month.
6. Nick Denton
Nick Denton started his now popular blog,Gawker,in 2003to write about “all things Manhattan.” Its focus was on news and gossip in the Big Apple’s media and celebrity industry. Gawker has become extremely successful,drawing in 22 million unique visitors every month. It is now respected as one of the most authentic sources of New York celebrity news and gossip. This success has drawn in some extremely high profile investors and lucrative advertising deals. Gawker has made Nick Denton one of the richest bloggers in the world with a net worth of over $100 million.
7. Harvey Levin
Harvey Levin is a lawyer,TV personality and blogger with a penchant for celebrity gossip. He started TMZ to provide the latest celebrity gossip. TMZ is currently the second most popular blog in the world,attracting 30 million unique visitors every month. The blog has earned an unmatched reputation in the celebrity gossip category,and helped to enhance Harvey Levin’s personal brand. He has leveraged the popularity of his blog to accrue a net worth of close to $25 million. The blog has also established Harvey as a sort of celebrity expert and he constantly appears on FOX,CNN and other television networks to discuss celebrity related issues.
In a nutshell,those are the top 7 most successful bloggers in the world as of June 2014. They are the perfect illustration that blogging can be a way to success,fame and fortune. It is,however,important to note that none of these people became an overnight success. Most of them have stories full of dedication,patience and persistence. As such,they arethe perfect inspiration for anyone who dreams of enjoying success as blogger [dcl=7554].
Therefore,if you aspire to be a successful blogger,then you should study the personal stories of these seven giants. You will find inspiration,encouragement and useful tips which you can use to take your blogging to the next level.