It’s well worth taking some time to peruse Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009. On Day 4 (Thursday) we learned that ‘more bloggers than ever are making money from blogs, however they are not the majority’.
“Most bloggers who are making money from their blogs are generally doing so as entrepreneurs by hosting advertising on their own sites and by using their blogs to drive speaking engagements and traditional media assignments. Some bloggers are even reporting profits that place them squarely in the middle class, so the rise of the professional blogger is clearly underway, but still evolving.”
72 per cent of respondents (2,828 bloggers in the US) define themselves as ‘Hobbyists’ ie. ‘ they report no income related to blogging’.