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Friday, January 2, 2015

10 blogs making the most money worldwide

1. The Huffington Post 
Frequently ranked the world’s number one blog. It was founded in 2005 by columnist, author and former political wife Arianna Huffington. Daily pay-per-click income: $30,000 (£19,000). http://www.huffingtonpost.com
2. Mashable 
A mash-up of social media and entertainment news. The site was founded by Pete Cashmore from his Aberdeen home in 2005 – he was then 19.  Makes around $15,000 (£9,500) a day from advertising. http://www.mashable.com
3. Engadget 
Covers daily consumer tech and gadget news in a variety of languages. Daily advertising income of around $10,000 (£6,400). http://www.engadet.com
4. Perez Hilton
Self-titled site of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton (Mario Lavandeira). Hilton started blogging in 2004 ‘because it seemed easy’. Makes around $3,500 (£2,200) daily through advertising.  www.perezhilton.com
5. Gizmodo
Consumer tech blog that’s part of the Gawker network. Founded in 2002 by Peter Rojas, who left Gizmodo to co-found Engadget. http://www.gizmodo.com
6. Joystiq
A gaming blog founded in 2004 by Peter Rojas. Makes around $1,700 (£1,100 ) in daily income  through CPM (cost per mile) advertising. Now owned by AOL. http://www.joystiq.com
7. Retire at 21 
Tips for young entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 by Michael Dunlop (‘dyslexic college drop-out who conquered the internet’). http://www.retireat21.com
8. Lifehacker 
A blog of productivity tricks (or ‘life hacks’), ranging from Viz-style Top Tips (‘Need a creative boost? Try lying down’) to more sober suggestions. Another Gawker site. http://www.lifehacker.com
9. Andrew Sullivan
Influential political blog by British author and commentator (and former editor of The New Republic). Sullivan relaunched the site with a subscription fee. dish.andrewsullivan.com
10. Kotaku 
The last Gawker site on our list specialises in all things video games. Headed up by MTV reporter Stephen Totilo, its daily income is around $1,500 (£950). http://www.kotaku.com

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