Do You Make Your Living Blogging?

That’s really the dream for a lot of us, isn’t it? To walk away from the 9-5 job and be able to make ends meet with our blog(s)? According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, almost half a million people in the U.S. already are. According to the report — which is based on numbers from Technorati — 2% of bloggers make their living from blogging, and those that get more than 100,000 unique visitors a month make an average of $75,000 a year.

Some people, including myself, are doubtful of those numbers. For example, $75,000 is an average, not a median, which means this includes a lot of people that are not earning anywhere near that. And that’s a lot of full-time bloggers for an industry that’s still in its infancy.

Still, it got me thinking: How many of you are full-time bloggers? How accurate do you think these numbers are? If you don’t think the professional blogging community is that big yet, how long do you think it will take us to get there? Let us know in the comments.


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