How Much Money Can You Really Make in Your First Year of Blogging?

We all know that style bloggers make a pretty penny when they hit the big time, but not every blogger out there has millions of followers. Racked recently wrote an extensive piece on mid-tier bloggers and how they can be successful in a world where nearly everyone has a blog and a select few have A-list status. In an interview with Vanessa Lambert of What Would V Wear, the article unveils that being a mid-tier blogger can earn you enough money to quit your day job.

In the case of Lambert, her blogging business matched her corporate salary after a year and a half, and it later surpassed the figure. "If you have a social following of 50,000 and your content is great and your readership is loyal, I would say you could easily make $50,000 in your first year," said Lambert. "When I first started, I didn't even know you could make money. Now my blog is an actual business and my source of income." It's encouraging for aspiring style bloggers out there since salary in the industry is rarely discussed, but only time will tell how sustainable the job itself really is.

Would you ever start blogging full-time? Tell us in the comments, and shop successful blogger Chiara Ferragni's shoe line.