With the advent of the internet, we have a whole slew of newly minted millionaires. People make money online in all sorts of ventures, from giving tips on savings to blogging about celebrities. What these people have in common is that they have managed to amass a vast audience that has eagerly lapped up what they have to say.
Savings gurus and entertainment bloggers, not to mention gadget enthusiasts, have managed to turn their online presence into financial success. We are not just talking about eking out a decent living but the kind of wealth that was once only attainable if you bought into the right stock or spent 30 years building up your company.
These people are not necessarily brilliant, but they give their web visitors what they want and use advertising on their website to make their massive passive income.
One of the most famous online bloggers is Perez Hilton. His real name is Mario Lavandeira and he picked his online name at the height of the Paris Hilton frenzy, thereby assuring himself of plenty of publicity.
He basically compiles stories that other entertainment websites run about celebrities and adds a few of his own comments. When he first started out he used to write rude sayings on celebrity pictures and post them on his website.
He was quite nasty to many celebrities for many years and, of course, this meant that people flocked to his website to see what mean things he would say about someone. In recent years he has become kinder and supportive of celebrities, but he still manages to pull a big audience.
All the advertisements featured on his website ensure that he makes millions of dollars a year in take home pay. Advertisements on his website range from savings on groceries to computer promotions.
Another blogger who has gotten rich quickly, but may not be a household name, is Frank Frauenfelder. He likes blogging about science fiction, computers and comic books on a site called Boingboing.
Every month he receives over 2.6 million visitors who love to read what he has to say. At the moment he no longer writes his own articles and instead hires professional writers to post about 20 articles a day for him.
Another successful blogger is Jeremy Schoemaker, who runs a website called Shoemoney. He writes about making money online and rakes in about $20,000 a month through running Google Adsense advertisements on his website.
He claims to write 99 percent of the posts on his website himself, so this blogger at least puts in some graft to earn his pay. He even runs contests that pay prizes in the thousands of dollars. This is a good way to get eager visitors and in the process fatten up his savings account with his Adsense profits.
Author Bio:- Gerry Lane has been a writer for over 10 years and writes regularly on a range of subjects including savings and other financial themes.