In 2006, there were 35.8 million blogs
Fast forward to 2011, 6 years later, there are 173 million blogs. This is based on data from Nielson, and the number of blogs today has increased significantly compared to what it was in 2011.
Blogging is now a core part of the marketing strategy of major brands, and entire multimillion dollar startups have been built off blogging.
In fact, just to show how powerful blogging is, here’s a sneak peek at the monthly income of some of the biggest blogs in the world.
- The Huffington Post: $2,330,000
- Mashable: $560,000
- Perez Hilton: $450,000
- Techcrunch: $400,000
- Smashing Magazine: 190,000
- Timothy Sykes: $150,000
- Tuts Plus: $110,000
- Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income:$80,000
- Venture Beat: $62,000
Not just that, but research has shown that companies with blogs generate 126% more leads and 97% more inbound links than companies without blogs. Blogging has also been revealed to influence the decisions of some 81% of US online consumers when making purchasing decisions.
In other words, not only is blogging generating significant income for businesses and individuals, but it is also influencing the economy as well.
Of course, if you’re reading this, you probably already know how powerful blogging can be. However, do you know that as many as 95% of all bloggers fail?
It’s easy to focus on the success stories while ignoring the failures; the fact remains that significantly more people fail at blogging than succeed.
While a lot of new bloggers fail, some of the champion bloggers go on to repeat their success stories over and over again; notable examples are Darren Rowse and Pat Flynn, both top bloggers, who have gone on to successfully repeat the success they have had with their first blogs with several other blogs in various other niches.
There are several people like Darren and Pat, and they know the real key to blogging success.
Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Get the FirstSiteGuide Blogging eBook
If you plan to start a blog, you should definitely get FirstSiteGuide’s ebook,How to Start a Blog: The Beginner’s Guide to Successful Blogging, as it’ll set you on the right path for success. Here are reasons why:
1. It is based on advice from 31 highly successful bloggers
People like Darren and Pat, who know what it really takes to build a successful blog.
Written by Ogi Djuraskovic and Kristi Hines, the ebook features a lot of high profile bloggers like Derek Sivers, C.C. Chapman and Jeff Bullas.
2. It is just 58 pages
It takes just a few hours to read it, but you’ll want to read it over and over again in the process of implementing the advice in the ebook.
3. It is practical and complete
You have everything you need in the guide. Every section comes with various resources you could immediately launch to aid your blogging.
4. It distinguishes the fact from the myths
There is no mystery behind learning to become a successful blogger, but there’s a lot of misleading information out there. Advice like “build an audience first before monetizing” is rife in the blogosphere, and this ebook shows you exactly why myths like this are damaging, and what you should do instead.
There are a host of other topic covered, recommendations of quality resources and alternatives all through the guide, and checklists and exercises you should do to ensure you are on the right track.