Blogging In The USA

Found a link to an article in the Wall Street Journal that just boggles my blogging mind! It’s about blogging as a profession.

killer klowns from outer space movie download In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers. Already more Americans are making their primary income from posting their opinions than Americans working as computer programmers or firefighters. The best studies we can find say we are a nation of over 20 million bloggers, with 1.7 million profiting from the work, and 452,000 of those using blogging as their primary source of income. That’s almost 2 million Americans getting paid by the word, the post, or the click — whether on their site or someone else’s.

tom and jerry a nutcracker tale movie download These facts boggles my mind – do you mean to say that there are more bloggers than ambulance chasers? Will Americans be able to see tv adds for bloggers? Can you look up bloggers in the Yellow Pages much as we do for attorneys? Maybe we can expect a tv series soon on blogging and “the people behind the keyboard typing”! ‘Blogwatch’ instead of Baywatch :) Boston Blogs instead of Boston Legal rising damp online download eagle vs shark movie download , The Keyboard instead of the Practice. Ally McBlog?

It takes about 100,000 unique visitors a month to generate an income of $75,000 a year. Bloggers can get $75 to $200 for a good post, and some even serve as “spokesbloggers” — paid by advertisers to blog about products. As a job with zero commuting, blogging could be one of the most environmentally friendly jobs around — but it can also be quite profitable. For sites at the top, the returns can be substantial. At some point the value of the Huffington Post will no doubt pass the value of the Washington Post.

The most money (and the only time) I’ve made out of my blog was last year when some guy called Ian dropped me a mail out of the blue and asked me if I would host some links to the pages of his ticketing company’s website on my sidebar. I said yes and a month later I was sent a cheque. That amount, when converted to rupees, was almost the same as my then salary, so it was a really cool moment.

But I never for a moment even dream of being able to make a living through blogging. I don’t have that kind of ability. When I read about a guy who has chucked his day job and is now supporting his wife & new born baby just by blogging, both on his own site and on others, I’m jealous and envious.

Read the entire article over here.