Jul 13

Top 20 Earning Web Design Websites

Mon, 07/13/2009 - 18:54 — julie

Hello Everyone,

I think the best inspiration to do better in anything, weather it’s your own business or life is seeing someone who has already done what you want to achieve. Today we decided to research and give a educated guess on how much our favorite web design websites earn every month. I first did a post like this back in March on another website of mine called IncomeDiary. I researched the top earning 30 blogs I read and listed them with how they made there money.

How Much Do Top Web Design Sites Make?

Below is our list of the top 20 earning web design sites. Please note that all of the earnings we have put down are an educated guess based on advertising rates, affiliate sales, members, traffic etc, and not fully confirmed by the sites themselves.

Smashing Magazine

URL: http://www.smashingmagazine.com | Monthly Earnings: $58,500

smashingmagazine

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TutsPlus Network

URL: http://tutsplus.com | Monthly Earnings: $54,000 ($24,650 Just From BuySellAds)

tutsplus

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37Signals

URL: http://37signals.com/svn/ | Monthly Earnings: $34,300

37signals

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Freelance Switch

URL: http://freelanceswitch.com | Monthly Earnings: $13,000

freelanceswitch

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WebDesignerWall

URL: http://www.webdesignerwall.com | Monthly Income: $12,000

webdesignerwall

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Authentic Jobs

URL: http://authenticjobs.com | Monthly Earnings: $9,500

authenticjobs

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Noupe

URL: http://www.noupe.com | Monthly Earnings: $7,000

noupe

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Abduzeedo

URL: http://abduzeedo.com | Monthly Earnings: $6,000

abduzeedo

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SixRevisions

URL: http://sixrevisions.com | Monthly Earnings: $6,000

sixrevisions

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Tutorial9

URL: http://www.tutorial9.net | Monthly Earnings: $5,000

tutorial9

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Vecteezy

URL: http://www.vecteezy.com | Monthly Earnings: $4,500

vecteezy

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WebDesignerDepot

URL: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com | Monthly Earnings: $4,400

webdesignerdepot

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BittBox

URL: http://www.bittbox.com | Monthly Income: $3,500

bittbox

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Smashing Apps

URL: http://www.smashingapps.com | Monthly Earnings: $3,100

smashingapps

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Just Creative Design

URL: http://justcreativedesign.com | Monthly Earnings: $3,000

jcd

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WebDesignLedger

URL: http://webdesignledger.com | Monthly Earnings: $3,000

webdesignledger

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CSS Remix

URL: http://cssremix.com | Monthly Earnings: $2,780

cssremix

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HongKiat

URL: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog | Monthly Earnings: $2,500

hongkiat

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Spoon Graphics

URL: http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk | Monthly Income: $2,400 (Plus Web Design Inquiries)

spoongraphics

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Creattica

URL: http://creattica.com | Monthly Earnings: $2,300

creattica

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How They Make Their Money

Making money online is all about testing and experimenting, no one gets it 100% right the first time they try. For example when I first started my main website, I thought the only way to monetize it was with banner advertising. What’s great about some of these websites is that they have taken the typically monetization technique which is adding advertising banners to their website and then they realized there was other ways to add value which in return they could make money. For example FreelanceSwitch has a job board with a designer director and TutsPlus offers a premium membership offer more tutorials and resources.

It is very noticeable that nearly all of the above websites use the BuySellAds service to sell their advertising spaces. BuySellAds basically make it hassle free for website owners to sell advertising, they handle everything including finding the advertise, payments and customer service.

How You Can Do This Yourself?

I have been making money online for a few years now and have made a few big mistakes, my main one was thinking I should hire a programmer and create my owner software to run my website. Nearly all of the websites listed above run FREE software called WordPress which allows them to easily and quickly update their website with new content and advertising. Over at IncomeDiary I have created a FREE 7 day eCourse teaching how you can create your own blog just like PSDTUTS and make money from it.

To check out this eCourse, please click here!

To your success online,

Michael Dunlop

PS. Please remember that SOME of these numbers are just educated guesses and make not be 100% accurate.

PPS. If you have any websites to add to the list, or have a more accurate number then please comment below.

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