Blog Earning $100/Month = $117,606.89 After 30 Years

Most Americans do not have enough to retire on… This is true.

But can you start a blog earning $100 per month?

Of course.

If you start a blog and earn $100 per month ($1,200 per year) from AdSense or another online business model, this is enough to add up to $117,606.89 after 30 years.

$117,606.89?

How can this be true…?

After all… $1,200 per year x 30 years = only $36,000

But not if you invest your $1,200 in blog earnings in the stock market every year.

According to Warren Buffett1, the stock market has returned 6-7% per year after taking inflation into account. So, if you take that $100 earned and invest it in the stock market for 30 years it grows to a lot more than $36,000.

$1,200 compounded for 30 years at 7% = $117,606.89.

And imagine what you would have produced during that time if you were writing blog posts day after day after day for 30 years.

You might have written a book or two that you could sell on Amazon for a lot of money.

Footnotes

  1. “The economy, as measured by gross domestic product, can be expected to grow at an annual rate of about 3 percent over the long term, and inflation of 2 percent would push nominal GDP growth to 5 percent, Buffett said. Stocks will probably rise at about that rate and dividend payments will boost total returns to 6 percent to 7 percent.” – Warren Buffett