Update: Chris Anderson discusses Guy Kawasaki's reported low earnings.
Update: ProBlogger continues the discussion.
But are any of these bloggers really making money?
- John Chow reports that, with 94,697 visitors and 184,640 page views in December, he made $693.36. John currently has FeedBurner stats of 1, 287.
- Entrepreneurs Journey, with FeedBurner stats of 1, 894 claims to make $1, 000 per month.
- m3nghua.com reports, for October 2006, with 3, 048 impressions, $9.55.
- InvestorTrip reports for November 2006, with 2,000 visitors and nearly 4,500 page views $25.55.
Well, there certainly isn't enough data here to really draw any conclusions. Perhaps the most interesting thing is to discover that the stats are out there (searching for them is a little tiresome with current search technology). This post was inspired, in part, by a post from Kevin Burton (I can't find the link at this time) which discussed his blog redesign. At that time Kevin went from a highly AdSense'd blog to one with no ads - Kevin stated that he wasn't making any money from the programme. Kevin's blog - Feedblog - has over 8, 000 RSS subscribers according to FeedBurner, though I don't know his web stats.
Finally, ProBlogger has an amusing post on how to ensure you don't make any money with AdSense.