Last Week’s ProBlogger Poll of the Week asked readers of this blog the question:
‘How Much Money did you Make from Blogging in April?’
1504 people responded to the poll (thanks everyone) and the results revealed a similar pattern to previous polls asking about earnings.
The largest category was those that indicated that they didn’t earn anything in April (38%). On reflection I wished that I’d split this category into two (1. I tried but didn’t earn anything and 2. I didn’t try).
Of those that did earn something the results were quite interesting. I’ve graphed these results below (note I removed the ‘I didn’t earn anything’ category from the below results because I don’t know how many of them were trying to earn something.
As you’ll see from the following pie chart (click to enlarge) the biggest response came from those earning under $10 in April (30%).
After this the next biggest response was actually from the $100-$499 category (17%).
7% are earned over $15,000 for the month of April.
- 57% earned under $100
- 19% earned over $1000
- 13% earned over $2500
- 7% earned over $15000
Here’s another graph putting the same figures in a different way:
The general shape of the graph is similar to similar polls that I’ve conducted previously although the change has been the fourth category ($100-$499) which is perhaps a bit higher than previously.
Also interesting to me was that the top range of over $15,000 was at a very similar level to previous top categories even though I increased the range from ‘Over $10,000’ to ‘Over $15000’. 63 respondents claimed to be earning over the $15,000 mark for the month of April. While some will argue that this is people just being smart with the poll (I’m sure there are a few who do this) I wouldn’t be surprised if the actual number was quite close to this having chat chats with a number of bloggers in the last few weeks who are bringing in well excess of this type of money each month.