Teen Blogger Earns $900 a Month

By Gregory Ciotti

According to a recent Cnet article, a teenage blogger showcased at the BlogHer 2007 Conference earns $20 to $30 a day through AdSense on her Ultimate Neopets Cheats site. That’s $700 to $900 a month with “very little work,” a feat most of us older bloggers would love to attain.

How did Chloe Spencer do it? From the video, her strategy doesn’t sound out of the ordinary. She started out on a WordPress.com blog and moved to her own domain to run AdSense. She was knowledgeable and passionate about her topic, knew a thing or two about SEO, integrated ads to blend with her content, and participated in her niche’s online community. By all accounts, she just followed common blogging wisdom and it paid off.

Success stories like this are inspiring. It’s just another confirmation that, with a well-structured blog, a topic that you’re passionate about, and a little SEO know-how, you can earn a significant income through blogging no matter who you are. Props to Chloe for reaffirming our faith in blogging as a rewarding way of life.

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45 Responses to “Teen Blogger Earns $900 a Month”

  • Shankar Ganesh

    That’s an inspiring story indeed. May be I’ll be like her in a few months 😉 LOL

  • Napolux

    I’ve a friend (he’s 18) that earns over 1000$ per month.



  • Michael Martine

    That is such a great story! Thanks for sharing. Once you start making more than $5.00 a day with AdSense, it’s not too long before you’ll hit $10.00 a day, then $20.00.

  • Daniel

    It is even more inspiring if you consider that this is really just an average blog: free WP template, badges, etc.

  • Eternalsoul

    Wow! Very encouraging for slumming bloggers like me!

  • Paula Neal Mooney

    Yeah, Chloe and her dad inspired me so much that I created my own niche site.

    And her dad was too kind to include me on the video — it’s the only one of have of us speaking at BlogHer07.

    He rocks. Her site rocks. They rock.


  • Nick

    That’s really inspiring, Daniel. Congratulations to Chloe, I’ll go and check her blog right now.

  • Jason

    Wow. It would normally seem unrealistic that a teen could do that, but to tell you the truth, I’m beginning to see that most of us bloggers are getting younger.

    The valedictorian of my class also published 5 novels while in high school from, so I’m not too shocked.

    That’s awesome.

  • Skellie

    I love that story. It certainly shows that passion combined with a well-picked niche can produce impressive results for anyone, young or old.

  • Mike Panic

    What a great success story! I’m also a big fan of people who spend time creating quality content, not just focusing on ranking or RSS subscription numbers.

    This seems to be a case where quality content = readers = profits.

  • Glen Allsopp

    I think earning as much as I do at my age is quite impressive to some but I enjoy what I do, thats why I earn money. Don’t forget it takes a lot of hard work and i think she is a great example, her father is a proud man 😉

  • wordpress jumpstart

    I would agree that new ways of monetising from online would provide a even better life for many people. Older generation should not be left behind.

    My suggestion: fight back and start making some decent income online. You belong to the 95% who truly understand about blog income.

  • Phalgun

    I am already earning 20 to 25$ a day and I am 15 year old.

  • Amanda

    At that age it wasn’t too bad. Thats good for her. Now ppc ads aren’t my top earner and I made over 3,000 last month.

  • Dave

    The key to success is her passion for the topic. Its so much easier to develop a good site when you actually enjoy it instead of developing something just for some clicks.

  • Eli

    Rather inspiring, yes. I’m about her age, and I once earned about $600 in one month from AdSense alone, but I sort of cheated. This was back when Google allowed little images/thumbnails near their ads. I’m building my way up again now though.

  • blogr

    inspiring story….

    – blogrtools

  • sagun

    Yeah that sounds very much interesting. hope may I reach that income soon.


  • cyberst0rm

    Success stories like that are always inspiring…especially to the vast armies of bloggers that spring up daily hoping to earn decent sums of money.

    Just goes to show, that would the right kind of determination you can achieve a lot!

  • Spencer

    Writing about a topic that you are interested in is key. Also, since it seems that shes writing for people, rather than writing for search engines seems to help as well.

    Reading people’s success stories are definitely inspiring.


  • Lowongan Kerja

    Yes, It is very inspiring story…My Adsense earning also growing up..

  • Andy

    Very inspiring story. Very well done to her.

    With regards to Adsense, I would advise people to closely follow their TOS. Google can just drop you or your website without warning. My website http://www.setupwirelessrouter.com has been dropped from Adsense after I accidently mis-placed some ads. Beware and dont break the TOS.

  • Рассылка сигналов форекс

    Very inspiring story. Very well done to her.

  • Dividend Growth Investor

    A very interesting story. Making $20-$30/day with adsense from one blog is a very good thing to achieve. The problem is that few people invest these money in something that is different from online content generation.

  • SEO Genius

    Great story annoying though, i just wish it was me 😀

  • Chris | You Are Living

    Man, I’m 17 and I swear that someday this will be me everyone is talking about 🙂

  • Jobdja

    Wow, all the inspiring stories.

    I only make about s$3 daily inspite of lots of work. I guess i need to work a lot harder.

    Like to look at my site: http://dailyjobalert.blogspot.com/

  • tacogirl

    Very inspiring. Still takes me 4 months to hit the minimum $100 mark – which is $100 more than I would have without the AdSense program.

  • sam

    It would be really nice to do very little work and still get that much money. This inspired me to make my own blog. I dont have a niche yet but I started it on blogger so it lets me put adsense on it. Go check it out and leave a comment on what you think.

  • De Dana Dan

    Wow….I would love to learn her secrets……..

  • rajeelkp

    I’m also a teen blogger , but not earning anything.I need the guidance and help of you people – The probloggers……

  • Finn

    im 16 and making $35 a day from my website

  • ierone

    i’m a teen blogger. but i don’t capable to upgrade my Blog on wordpress.com. so, recently i use standard Blog with wait my Blog become fame

  • Emma

    Wow, that IS an inspiring story. I’m fourteen, and it’d be great if I could somehow manage to get that kind of revenue from just my blog. But – sigh – it’s probably much more difficult that it sounds, right? Perseverance, I suppose.

  • Prima Donna

    I agree Chloe’s story is a great inspiration. However, how would I get Adsense on my website or blog?

  • ancich

    I usually make 2 cents a day! And my content is all original cartoons made by me. Sigh..

  • jay ess

    that’s pretty amazing that she can make that much just talking about something so useless to many people. imagine what she could do with a topic that’s relatable to a wider audience.

  • TeenDad

    I’m now 19 and experiencing being a dad. I must say although it feels good it’s still hard. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but to be honest, the hard part is having to balance time. My daughter is great and makes managing her never dreadful. -Teen dad

  • Tori

    This definitely inspires me. 🙂
    I hope I can get to this point.

  • Susan

    Success stories are inspiring. Sometimes you get depressed chasing traffic but when you read about someone else’s success you know it’s achievable.

  • DreamHouse

    Hi Adam,

    Very inspiring indeed. I am always optimistic on getting this in my website too. Amazing and good for her.

  • Teen

    Yes, no matter how old we are – we can earn money from Internet especially blogging. 🙂 Nice to read this motivated story.

  • saparee

    I’m very excited after read this article, i newbie in adsense world. my dream want be like him. Thanks for your share!

    PS. sorry for some word if you not understand, i am Asia Teenager with poor English skill 😛

  • GoldeN

    Not only this, every blogger can get upstairs if just think about innovative ideas also keep in mind the Keywords that gonna included into sites, we can get help by Google Adwords Tool choosing Keywords to get most effective results by clicking on them.

    Thanks for sharing this motivated story that shaking our minds 🙂

  • Regina

    Wow, That is inspiring! I have just started blogging and I have been learning a lot reading your blog. I have to say, I believe it appears that most of the successful blogs have a good plan, knowledge and persistence. Maybe it’s time to introduce my son to blogging. 🙂

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