QUMANA SURVEY ON BLOG AD EARNINGS AND BLOGGER THOUGHTS
HatTip to Don Loeb. Not new news, but just a confirmation of what most people in the blogosphere already knew:
On a per month basis, 69% of our bloggers (those who previously indicated they participate in advertising programs) earn less than $20 per month from all income sources: advertising & sponsorship. It's rather a pity that so many bloggers, of whom we have identified as being experienced, are not seeing any return for their efforts.
You can see from the graph that there is a real hurdle between $50 a month and anything above. From general experience, I know that blogs tend to go through several earnings ranges. You can be stuck on one range for a long time then jump up to the next without really experiencing a gradual incline in that direction.
We can see, for example, that there is a big barrier between earning $50 per month an anything greater than that - it would appear the next gap starts at $200. (full post)