The Blogconomy - How Much Can You Earn Blogging

Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

I remember my very first blog post here on ActiveRain.  It was way back in February of 2007, more than 5 years ago. At the time, I wasn't even considering that money could be made from blogging.  I was in it to connect with other local and national real estate pros, to learn and grow as well as share my own knowledge and experiences, and market my company and expertise to those that had a use or that saw value in what I offerred.

There are some bloggers out there only in it for the money and believe me, they are crushing it, but does anyone really care about making money blogging or are you doing it for the same reasons I was? Depending on the industry and business you're in will certainly make a difference in your answer, but has the thought crossed your mind that you COULD be making money blogging?

Here's an interesting infographic - The Blogconomy.

Infographic Source: - How much money can you make from blogging?

For me personally, and after reviewing this information, I'll stick to blogging for ALL the original reasons in which I started, but will also entertain and consider the thought of making an income in the process!? How about you? Why do you blog? How much do you make? Could you be making more money by having some additional knowledge, tools, and resources? 

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Comments (18)

Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Wow!  Those are some heavy stats and graphics!  You can't get anymore colorful than this and the stats are thought provoking. Who knew?  I certainly didn't.  Thanks for a wealth of information about blogging.  When I attended the first AR event in Scottsdale in 2009, I had no idea....

Nov 05, 2013 12:44 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Brad...2007 was a big year for Active Rain, When I joined in February 2007 there was already 10,000 members, which is what attracted me. Yes meeting new people and sharing ideas was Number one.. Then a few started talking SEO...remember..ha Then our world was turned upside down.

Great amount of stats and facts here Brad...Well Down again!!

Cheers, have a fun and successful week!

Nov 05, 2013 12:46 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Great post... lots of info...

I started in 2012 because Rich was told by Boomtown that it was a great way to drive traffic to our site... it does drive some but not enough to justify the time I spend in the Rain... However I love the people I've connected with and all the fun stuff and all the new stuff that I have learned not to mention the fact that I enjoy seeing what is going on in other markets, housing prices , property taxes... the Rain is fun and I enjoy it..

Nov 05, 2013 01:29 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

I actually stumbled upon Active Rain in 2007 and signed up and didn't really get into blogging until 2009.  It has been the single best thing to help me get business and I certainly hope it continues.  Thanks for the infographic!

Nov 05, 2013 01:31 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Brad, I'd be interested in brainstorming about how to make money blogging about real estate.  Your thoughts?

Nov 05, 2013 02:02 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Brad, as if there was any question?  All of the above can be summed up in "Blogging is HUGE."

Nov 05, 2013 02:54 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

That's some chart. Interesting that most bloggers are women. Guess they just have lots on their mind.

Nov 05, 2013 03:08 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Arianna Huffington .... $2.3 million a month? Are you kidding?

Me jealous??? HA, no-way! Okay, maybe a little..  :-) 

Nov 05, 2013 03:12 AM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

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Nov 05, 2013 04:53 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Brad, you have done it again! love all the stats.. I have bookmarked this to come back to and re-read. Suggested post thanks for sharing 

Nov 05, 2013 07:14 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Ahhhhh.....  Thanks Kim :-)
Hey Marti - sure appreciate that, miss ya big time buddy. 

Nov 05, 2013 07:47 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hey Brad (comment #5)

I'd love to brainstorm with ya anytime. There are a variety of ways I see agents making money from blogging but it isn't like Arianna Huffington and doing it from 3rd party advertising. It's from doing it like Bob Stewart and other members teach here at Activerain. Feel free to give me a ring anytime at 707.646.1876 and we can chat.

Will you be at NAR this year?

I plan on attending both REBarcamp and the NAR Conference and Expo in San Francisco, maybe we'll see you there?

Nov 05, 2013 07:52 AM
Kelly Young
The Platinum Group Realtors - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126

Brad, I want to pin this graphic onto my Pinterest.  There is so much here I need to take a section a day (or so) and absorb it to really evaluate where I am vs what is available and then where do I want to be.  Great job.

Nov 06, 2013 10:35 AM
Michelle Vickers
HER Realtors Worthington 614-353-3698 - Worthington, OH
Prompt Professional Proactive

Thanks for the inforgraphic. Very informative, colorful and entertaining

Nov 11, 2013 10:34 AM
Sham Pathania
Very informative and good to know new things. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 08, 2013 11:39 AM
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Once again another great infographic.  Thanks Brad!

Dec 23, 2013 09:17 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Brad  Missed this awesome post ..Miss you too


Jan 28, 2014 02:17 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hannah - I miss you too, keep in touch!!  :-)

Jan 28, 2014 05:45 AM

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