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Is 1000 dollars a day in my future?

Written by George Manty  · June 6, 2006

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger has another group blogging project going on. He would like people to write about their blogging goals and he will feature the posts on his blog.

My blogging goals have changed quite a bit from when I started blogging. When I started blogging it was for fun and to see if I enjoyed it. With my first blog “If I were President” I learned that I like blogging a lot.

This realization prompted me to change my goals. I knew blogging could be used to make money, so I started my next blog with the goal of:

1. Making Money
2. Making Money
3. Making Money

Well, that’s not exactly true…

Making Money was the first goal of my blogs. However, I did have other goals and at this point in time my goals are much more balanced. So here is the real list of my current goals for this blog and blogging in general. I have tried to prioritize them so you can see where my priorities are:

1. Having Fun
It is fun to write about things I enjoy. If Jill or I is no longer having fun with one or all of our blogs it will be time to change the direction of the blog or stop writing on it. I don’t want to make money doing things I hate doing.
2. Making Money
Yes making money is still very high on my list of goals. Most of you are probably reading this blog or came across it because you want to make more money online. Which leads me to goal number 3…
3. Helping Others
In the case of this blog, I hope to help others by learning about what has worked for and what hasn’t worked for me. In the case of other blogs, I want to help others get information they want to see and discuss. My wife and I have discussed this lately and both of us want to help others and if we ever feel like one of our blog is not helping others or not contributing to society we will start thinking about how to change the blog or will look into ending it.
4. Making Big Money
I actually expect to make big money (defined by me as $1000/day) through other online ventures. However, I could envision one of our blogs taking off and making that kind of money. The Winter Olympics blog was 1/5 of the way there at about $200/day.
5. Promote my other sites and online business ventures
With this blog especially, I would like to use it to promote my other businesses.
6. Start Showing My Sense of Humor More
One of my newest goals is to start showing my sense of humor more in my blogs. My first blog was fairly humorous and that’s part of what it made so much fun for me. I need to start injecting more humor into my blogs since it will help me achieve my first goal (Having Fun).
7. Writing the Ways to Make Money Online Series
I want to work every week on creating at least one new post for Ways to Make Money Online series. This goal is only for this blog, but it is something that I have found hard to find time for and thus has become a goal of mine.

At the moment, I can’t think of any other major blogging goals that I have. With my first blog, the goal was to have fun and get my view out about certain topics that affect the world. That has changed over time to more of a focus on making money. Now my primary goal is to make sure my wife and I are having fun with our blogs and helping people at the same time.

Oh yes, and my goal is still to make 1000 dollars a day from blogging, or through other online businesses. I would like to see my wife Jill’s goals as well, because I think that her goals may be slightly different than mine.

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16 Responses to “Is 1000 dollars a day in my future?”

  1. onemilliondollarman on June 6th, 2006 10:07 pm


    hope you will achieve your goals. And I think content is one of the key to success and I enjoyed reading “Ways to make money online” hope to see more posts in that series….

    good luck.

  2. gmanty on June 7th, 2006 5:47 am

    Thanks, and your blog like very interesting. All the best making your million dollars.

  3. elamb on June 7th, 2006 7:17 am

    On the wall of my computer room I have pinned up the Google Adsense case study of Jason Calacanis, former owner of Weblogs inc, who started off making $1000/day and ended up making 3K/day… yeah almost 100,000USD/month. Now you have to keep in mind that he had established a huge blogging business before he used Adsense, but the potential is still facinating.

    The point is that 1000/day is very possible.

  4. elamb on June 7th, 2006 7:18 am

    PS. Calacanis sold his business to AOL for millions of dollars.

  5. Hock on June 7th, 2006 4:34 pm


    1000/day is a notable goal. Are you monetizing your blogs mostly with contextual advertising like AdSense? I see that your blog has PR5. You should consider TLA. It’s nice additional income for me with 5 minutes of work.

  6. gmanty on June 7th, 2006 7:23 pm

    It is mostly with contextual advertising. But also Chitika in non-contextual mode and then other affiliate programs also provide some money.

    I have thought about TLA. I might start using them as well.

  7. Theresa wahm bloggers network on June 8th, 2006 2:57 am

    George I know you can do it! You have been very helpful with all of your advice on the wahm boards and you have done a great job here.

  8. gmanty on June 8th, 2006 4:49 am

    Thank you very much for the kind words Theresa.

    – George

  9. Elizabeth on June 8th, 2006 11:15 am


    That’s an excellent goal. I remember a movie that talked about taking “Baby Steps”...From the way you write and promote, you certainly are looking to make your goals a reality and I wish you the best!

  10. gmanty on June 8th, 2006 11:21 am

    Thank you for the wishes Elizabeth. I can’t remember which Internet Marketing guru that I listen to that said this (I keep up with a bunch of them), but one of them said something along the lines of:
    “If you make your goal way more than what you need to live from then even if you only get part way to your goal, you are still making a good living.”

    If I make it half way to my goal, I will be making a good living. However, I still intend to make it to my goal and beyond.

  11. Jarkko Aho on June 11th, 2006 4:14 am

    You have accomplished a lot in such a short time. One topic where you could still venture is to document the development of your blog network. How it got started and how you got people to join it etc.

  12. Niall on June 13th, 2006 3:13 pm

    Hi George and Jill

    I was interested to see your network of sites, including American Idol, SummerOlympicsNews, WinterOlympicNews, 2006TurinOlympics.

    Can you share how you managed to get such high PageRank, and how financially successful these blogs have been?


  13. Mr Article on June 13th, 2006 11:04 pm

    Yes this is a great target to be shooting for thanks for the Great Post!

    I have been reading your blog and it is very interesting thanks for the great time and work you have put into this blog – I will be writing about your blog in my blog if that is ok with you!
    Mr Articles – Owner

  14. gmanty on June 14th, 2006 6:49 am

    Page rank just comes from getting lots of links. Linking up the blogs helps with that, submitting them to directories helps. Linking to them from our related sites that already have high page rank helps. Trading blogroll links with other blogs helps.

    The financial success of the blogs varies from month to month. A lot of factors go into it. Our best month we hit over 3000 dollars. In a normal month we make around $400. However, we haven’t spent enough time yet promoting some of our blogs. This summer we are focusing on some other businesses, but we will also work on promoting some of our better monetized blogs. In general the web is less active in the Summer, so this is a good time for us to work on getting these other two sites up and running.
    We have a really cool thing planned for our Summer Olympics Blog, which should really help get it off the ground.

    The bottom line is we need more consistent traffic to our blogs to make the kind of money we want to make. We know how to get the traffic, it’s just a matter of time.

    And lastly, some of our blogs may be retired due to lack of interest (both from visitors and us). But that’s ok, we would rather focus on what people are interested in, than what they aren’t. Right now, we don’t have any plans to retire any blogs though.

  15. gmanty on June 14th, 2006 6:54 am

    Oh, the month we hit over 3000 dollars, that was for the 2006 winter olympics blog. We were close to 4000 for the month for all of our blogs.

  16. business plan expert on October 20th, 2008 6:13 am

    I liked your post very much. Its possible to earn 1000$/day . I wish you all the best. Keep up your good work.