Trackback (Johnchow.com) : Blogging for dollars – It’s not just a hobby

Business 2.0 has a really nice article about some of the internet’s biggest blogging superstars. They all started small and rode the internet money train to riches beyond their wildest dreams. The bloggers they profiled included Michael Arrington, who pulls down $60,000 a month off his blog.

The answer lies in TechCrunch, Arrington’s blog about new technologies and companies. In the year since he launched the site, he has amassed such a strong following that he’s become a go-to person for VCs and tech execs looking to leak corporate tidbits or announce news. More than 1.5 million readers regularly check out his site. But here’s what gives Arrington real distinction: He’s pulling in $60,000 in ad revenue every month. That’s 10 times what the site was making earlier this year, which was when Arrington, convinced of the potentially monstrous riches ahead, quit his day job as president of a startup to blog full-time.

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