Blog Tyrant, A blog dedicated to learning about blogging surveyed a sample of bloggers. They then created an infographic from the data they collected in the survey.
Here are 10 insights gained from the data collect thanks to Blog Tyrant’s survey.
- Over 43.3% of bloggers listed “Hobby” as the reason for starting their blog(s), while the other half was largely about making some kind of income.
- An overwhelming 69.6% are making zero income from their blog while over 0.6% makes over 1 million. This stats correlate well with the “Hobby” based blog reasoning.
- A majority, 46.8 percent spend less than 5 hours a week on their blogs. Alarming but correlates again to the “Hobby Factor” and a bloggers goals.
- A large portion of bloggers 6.4% relies on income from another source or job while a collective 32.2 percent rely either on a partner, family members or compliment of job-partner. Meaning a lot of families are supporting their blogging ambitions.
- The Lack of readers/traffic is a large fear factor, a resounding 69.4 percent compared to security and lack of earnings.
- Bloggers are a skilful and reliable bunch, an alarming 82.4 percent don’t outsource their blogging tasks.
- A combined 86.6%(75.3% yes mostly and 11.3% yes ) believe Google to be doing a great job ranking blogs.
- Over 60 percent have started a blog only to abandon it while 40.7% have been consistent with their commitment to the blogs they started.
- A majority, 70 percent run a single blog while a combined 30 percent run/manage more than 5 blogs.
- Domain name (87.7 percent) and Web Hosting (89.9 percent) are the core expenses experience by all bloggers.