I wanted to clear this up so you could all know the dead-set, honest truth about the amount of money I make from my blog in regards to ads (using the WordAds program).
And the results are… based on 7,000 views a month, I make the princely sum of $3.00 USD.
Yes, you must be absolutely astounded, I’m now rich!! And even better, I can’t withdraw this money from WordAds until I make over $100 USD (which shall occur sometime in 2021). I want my vanilla latte now, damn it!
BUT… my wonderful results are not completely useless. They tell us that once you reach one million views on your blog, you could make anywhere from $400-500 USD a month, which could work as a supplmentary income if you live in a yurt.
If you don’t live in a yurt, your blog will need something extra spicy to offer readers if you want to earn the title of “professional blogger”, a.k.a. someone who actually makes a living from blogging or a.k.a. someone who is not me.
If you’re serious about using your blog to supplement your income (or replace it), Problogger does a pretty decent job of listing the various ways you can make money from your blog.
Too lazy to jump over there and read another article (or just don’t really give a shit)? Here’s a lovely diagram Problogger have put together that sums up all the different types of income streams you can set up through your blog:
I can’t lie to you guys though. I’m actually super excited that I earned something from my blog. Considering I never expected to make much, I can now buy one vanilla latte a month from my ad revenue, which was more than I made last year! So I figure I’m going up in the world. Up and up and up.