Millionaire Bloggers Hall Of Fame

I’m a numbers guy, and I love that a lot of analysis of blog earnings in particular is starting to be produced. The latest analysis comes from WorldWide Success who have created the Millionaire Bloggers Hall of Fame. To qualify for the hall of fame, a blog must be valued at $1m or more, and have publicly disclosed its earnings. So far, WorldWide Success have 9 members of Millionaire Bloggers Club.

In order to calculate which blogs are members of the Millionaires club, WorldWide Success have used Price/Earnings ratios. The average PE ratio for S&P 500 stocks is 15, so WorldWide Success have used this figure to multiply annual blog earnings to come up with a value for the blog. Some may argue that blogs should have a higher PE ratio because of the greater growth potential than in more mature industries, and others may argue that a lower PE ratio would be more prudent because of the lack of liquidity and the immaturity of the sector, but I think WorldWide Success are right to use the average.

Here are the bloggers that have qualified for the Millionaire Bloggers Hall Of Fame:

Steve Pavlina of stevepavlina.com

Estimated Blog Value: $5,475,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $365,000

Source of revenue estimate: How to Make Money From Your Blog

Al Carlton of coolest-gadgets.com

Estimated Blog Value: $2,308,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $153,921

Source of revenue estimate: Revenue Sources For a $10,000 a Month Blog

John Chow of johnchow.com

Estimated Blog Value: $2,106,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $140,431

Source of revenue estimate: Making Money On The Internet – April 2007

Jane May of careerramblings.com

Estimated Blog Value: $1,866,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $124,465

Source of revenue estimate: How To Make $100 Per Day

Darren Rowse of problogger.net

Estimated Blog Value: > $1,800,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: > $120,000 (Darren has not disclosed his exact revenues but has acknowledged publicly that he makes more than $120K per year)

Source of revenue estimate: Blogger Earnings – How Much Money Can Bloggers Earn?

Jeremy Shoemaker of shoemoney.com

Estimated Blog Value: $1,800,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $120,000

Source of revenue estimate: Bloggers Face-Off: Darren Rowse vs. Jeremy Shoemoney

Tyler Cruz of tylercruz.com

Estimated Blog Value: $1,397,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $93,184

Source of revenue estimate: About Me

Yaro Starak of entrepreneurs-journey.com

Estimated Blog Value: $1,178,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $78,594

Source of revenue estimate: How I Make Money Online Part 4 – Blogging

Everton Blair of connectedinternet.co.uk

Estimated Blog Value: $1,155,000

Estimated Annual Revenues: $77,020

Source of revenue estimate: MyBlogEarnings for April 2007

Yes, once again I have managed to sneak onto a list of top bloggers earnings!

In the past when I’ve had offers to buy my blog, they haven’t even been worth considering. Mainly, because they’ve been based on monthly earnings and they were for only around $20K. I really believe this blog can make this in 2 good months (record is $9000 in one month in March), and also this blog is worth far more than $20k to me personally. But, I have to admit that if someone offered me a cheque for $1.2m I would sell because that amount of money is life changing, and also because I know that I could very quickly start another blog and do it all again.

How much would you sell your blog for?

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25 Responses to Millionaire Bloggers Hall Of Fame

  1. Dennis Bjørn Petersen May 13, 2007 at 8:31 am #

    First congrats on making it on the list. Aren’t you the only European on the list?

    I’m not sure that my blog is ready to be sold yet. (Thats another way of saying noone would buy it yet), but if the amount of visitors keeps rising hopefully it will be worth something in 3-4 months. Considering all the hours I have put into it around $200k would be nice 😉

  2. Dennis Bjørn Petersen May 13, 2007 at 9:31 am #

    First congrats on making it on the list. Aren’t you the only European on the list?

    I’m not sure that my blog is ready to be sold yet. (Thats another way of saying noone would buy it yet), but if the amount of visitors keeps rising hopefully it will be worth something in 3-4 months. Considering all the hours I have put into it around $200k would be nice 😉

  3. Everton May 13, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    The European angle is interesting, as I have to admit I only read a handful of European blogs. One of my biggest regrets is not going for a .com url as I’m convinced I would get a bit more traffic.

    I tried to buy http://www.connectedinternet.com once, but the domain squatter wanted around $10k which was crazy for an unused domain.

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    Everton May 13, 2007 at 10:08 am #

    The European angle is interesting, as I have to admit I only read a handful of European blogs. One of my biggest regrets is not going for a .com url as I’m convinced I would get a bit more traffic.

    I tried to buy http://www.connectedinternet.com once, but the domain squatter wanted around $10k which was crazy for an unused domain.

  5. Dennis Bjørn Petersen May 13, 2007 at 9:31 am #

    Yeah a .com would give you even more visitors, but couldn’t it be an investment then?
    I’m sure that if Connectedinternet continues to grow you can add the .com registration fee to its overall value. I mean going from .co.uk to .com must increase the value, maybe not by $10k the first month but after a few I’m sure it will.

    Still 10k is alot of money, I’m afraid I will have to pay even more if I want http://www.petersen-inc.com. Its an American company in Utah that focuses on fabrication and precision machining for the aerospace and nuclear industry. Though it never hurts to have some goals 😉

    And on a personal notes I’m adding you to my Blogroll. (You are actually only the second one)

  6. Dennis Bjørn Petersen May 13, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    Yeah a .com would give you even more visitors, but couldn’t it be an investment then?
    I’m sure that if Connectedinternet continues to grow you can add the .com registration fee to its overall value. I mean going from .co.uk to .com must increase the value, maybe not by $10k the first month but after a few I’m sure it will.

    Still 10k is alot of money, I’m afraid I will have to pay even more if I want http://www.petersen-inc.com. Its an American company in Utah that focuses on fabrication and precision machining for the aerospace and nuclear industry. Though it never hurts to have some goals 😉

    And on a personal notes I’m adding you to my Blogroll. (You are actually only the second one)

  7. Everton May 13, 2007 at 9:34 am #

    Yeah a .com would give you even more visitors, but couldn’t it be an investment then?
    I’m sure that if Connectedinternet continues to grow you can add the .com registration fee to its overall value. I mean going from .co.uk to .com must increase the value, maybe not by $10k the first month but after a few I’m sure it will.

    interesting point. I might have another look at this. I’ll be interested to hear if anyone has any scientific proof that .com addresses get more traffic

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    Everton May 13, 2007 at 10:34 am #

    Yeah a .com would give you even more visitors, but couldn’t it be an investment then?
    I’m sure that if Connectedinternet continues to grow you can add the .com registration fee to its overall value. I mean going from .co.uk to .com must increase the value, maybe not by $10k the first month but after a few I’m sure it will.

    interesting point. I might have another look at this. I’ll be interested to hear if anyone has any scientific proof that .com addresses get more traffic

  9. Scott May 13, 2007 at 11:32 am #

    A .com doesn’t necessarily effect rankings or organic traffic in itself from my experience, your .co.uk can rank just as well in google.com, if the domain is bookmarked and not type in traffic then you shouldn’t lose out just using a UK domain, however unless your site is just UK based it probably would have been better to go with a .com for branding, hindsight is a wonderful thing though.

  10. Scott May 13, 2007 at 12:32 pm #

    A .com doesn’t necessarily effect rankings or organic traffic in itself from my experience, your .co.uk can rank just as well in google.com, if the domain is bookmarked and not type in traffic then you shouldn’t lose out just using a UK domain, however unless your site is just UK based it probably would have been better to go with a .com for branding, hindsight is a wonderful thing though.

  11. Mr.Byte May 13, 2007 at 3:07 pm #

    Congrats!!! But as the value of ConnectedInternet.co.uk increases the value of .com increases all the more…Try now and I am sure they will demand very high…

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    Mr.Byte May 13, 2007 at 4:07 pm #

    Congrats!!! But as the value of ConnectedInternet.co.uk increases the value of .com increases all the more…Try now and I am sure they will demand very high…

  13. Ajay May 13, 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    Firstly, congrats. It’s good to know some bigshots 🙂

    And, as for the question about selling the blog, I know ajaydsouza.com is never going to be for sale… as of Techtites, I’m still not sure.

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    Ajay May 13, 2007 at 6:24 pm #

    Firstly, congrats. It’s good to know some bigshots 🙂

    And, as for the question about selling the blog, I know ajaydsouza.com is never going to be for sale… as of Techtites, I’m still not sure.

  15. Kris Karkoski May 13, 2007 at 8:19 pm #

    As far as Darren and ProBlogger go he says his earnings are upwards of 120,000 but not that blog revenues are that great. Likely that figure includes speaking, b5 media pay, and other blogs he runs. I agree it is worth in excess of 1 million but the estimate may be off.

  16. Kris Karkoski May 13, 2007 at 9:19 pm #

    As far as Darren and ProBlogger go he says his earnings are upwards of 120,000 but not that blog revenues are that great. Likely that figure includes speaking, b5 media pay, and other blogs he runs. I agree it is worth in excess of 1 million but the estimate may be off.

  17. Everton May 13, 2007 at 8:32 pm #

    @kris

    Darren makes considerably more than $120k. He was a six figure blogger two years ago (the phrase was created in reference to people like him) and he’s way way bigger now than back then, and has more business interests

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    Everton May 13, 2007 at 9:32 pm #

    @kris

    Darren makes considerably more than $120k. He was a six figure blogger two years ago (the phrase was created in reference to people like him) and he’s way way bigger now than back then, and has more business interests

  19. Dennis Bjørn Petersen May 14, 2007 at 9:48 am #

    Concerning the .com-talk I found this thread on TechCrunch forum:
    http://forums.techcrunch.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=2621&tstart=0

    They talk about picking the right domain. Since I read the post I’ve been twisting my brain where I read something about it. Finally I can rest now 😉

  20. Dennis Bjørn Petersen May 14, 2007 at 10:48 am #

    Concerning the .com-talk I found this thread on TechCrunch forum:
    http://forums.techcrunch.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=2621&tstart=0

    They talk about picking the right domain. Since I read the post I’ve been twisting my brain where I read something about it. Finally I can rest now 😉

  21. ww-success May 22, 2007 at 4:59 am #

    If you enjoyed the post Millionaire Bloggers you may also enjoy How to Become a Millionaire Blogging:

    http://ww-success.com/blog/index.php/2007/05/21/how-to-become-a-millionaire-blogging/

  22. ww-success May 22, 2007 at 5:59 am #

    If you enjoyed the post Millionaire Bloggers you may also enjoy How to Become a Millionaire Blogging:

    http://ww-success.com/blog/index.php/2007/05/21/how-to-become-a-millionaire-blogging/

  23. Smart Boy August 31, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    Congrats on making the list. Great work. I enjoyed checking out all these other bloggers as well.

  24. Ernie Lippincott August 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    am anfang war ich skeptisch, aber am schluss, danke

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