As much as people criticize or adore the articles and insights that come from Techcrunch I just realized that he makes bank. And by bank I mean he is raking in around $85,000 a month. This seems AMAZING for a person who writes on a blog also known as an online diary to generate that much money.
How does he make so much (he is smiling above from making so much money):
1- 4 Sponsored locations on the homepage
4 x $7,500 month = $30,000 month
2- Google Ads
Monthly Reveune = Unknown
3- FMPublishing advertisement sales on the blog Estimated monthly traffc 3 million page views
Cost per 1,000 page views
- 120×600 ($20)
- 125×125 ($10)
- Text ad ($300 per week)
Estimated Revenue @ $5 cpm = $15,000 month
4- Consulting and venture sponsorship
Monthly Revenue = Unknown but a lot.
Total Monthly Revenue = ~$85,000+
Yearly Revenue = $85,000 * 12 = $1,020,000
A few questions this may rise. How accurate are these #s? How much action does he get from women with that bankroll? How did I think about ths ( I was bored and checked his advertising page which got me thinking). Why am I making $0 from my online journal? How can I make my blog make that much?
I don’t have answers to all of the questions but I know what helps Mike now stand out is he has a very valuable audience, is known for producing the news first and writes it in a way that most people can follow. What makes you unique?