For so long, there have been a heated debate in the street of Nigeria and other parts of Africa about the Net Worth of Linda Ikeji; the most popular Nigerian Blogger and arguably the richest African blogger.
So many people claim Linda Ikeji is a dotcom billionaire (in naira) while others don,t even think she,s a millionaire maybe because they don,t see any possibility of soooo much money to be made online.
Let me officially confirm that Linda Ikeji is a billionaire (in naira) and she made every kobo of that money online i.e. from her blog (LIB), social networking website (LIS) and from her App (The LIB App).
In this article, i,m going to tell you how Linda Ikeji makes her billions online via her blog, social networking website and App. Ok the foreplay is over now. Let’s get down to business.
How Linda Ikeji Makes Money Online
Like i said before, Linda Ikeji is a billionaire and she made every Kobo of that money online i.e. from her blog (lindaikejisblog.com), her Social Networking Website (Lindaikejisocial.com) and from her mobile App (the LIB App).
Linda Ikeji makes money online from her websites and Apps through the following means…
1. Google Adsense (90% of the money Linda Ikeji makes online comes from the Google Adsense i.e. by displaying Google adsense ads on her blog, social networking website and App).
2. Selling Ad Spots. (10% of her blog revenue comes from selling advertisement spots on her blog (LIB) and social networking website to local advertisers in Nigeria).
How Does Linda Ikeji make money online from Google adsense.
Like i mentioned earlier, the primary way in which Linda Ikeji makes money online is by displaying Google Adsense advertisement on her blog, social networking website and LIB App.
Somebody may likely want to ask; what is Google adsense?
Google adsense is an online advertisement partnership program run by the Google Company.
It should be noted that the Google is not only a search engine, its also an online advertisement company and the most popular online advertisement company.
Google runs a pay per click advertisement service called Adwords. Its through Adwords (the Google ad service) that the Google company makes money from their search engine.
Everyday millions of online business men (ecommerce website owners) submit ads to Google through their advertisement platform (Google Adwords), so that Google can display their ads along side their search results when certain keywords (their target keywords) are searched. I,m very sure you must have seen those Google adwords ads before. They are often displayed at the beginning and at the bottom of the Google search results as shown in the screenshots below.
Each time an Ad which has been displayed alongside Google’s search result is clicked by one of their search engine user, the advertiser (owner of the ad) has to pay Google for that click. Like i told you before, Google adwords is a pay per click advertisement service i.e. Google charges its adwords advertisers per a click on their Ads. The cost per click of an ad varies from 1 cent to $60.
Why Google Created the Adsense program.
Due to the fact that the number of online advertisers wanting to advertise their products and services on the Google search engine( through the Google ad service (Adwords)) became too much for Google to handle, Google decided to create an online advertisement partnership program called Google Adsense to partner with website owners, bloggers, Vloggers and Android App owners (bloggers) in order to display some of its excess Adwords ads on their blogs, websites, YouTube videos, Android Apps and share its advertisement revenue with them.
So bloggers ,webmasters, YouTubers and App owners like Linda Ikeji partner with Google through their Adsense advertisment partnership program so that Google can display ads alongside or on their content and they get a portion (share) of what the advertisers pay Google whenever an adsense ad which has been displayed on their content is clicked.
Majority of the advertisement you see on Linda Ikeji’s blog are Google adsense ads.
Linda Ikeji’s Google adsense account is credited each time one of those Google ads displayed on her blog is clicked by one of her blog readers.
FAQ – How is the Adsense revenue is shared between Google and Linda Ikeji? .
Each time an adsense ad on Linda Ikeji’s blog is clicked, Google and Linda Ikeji will share the cost of the click (with Linda Ikeji taking the lion share i.e. 68% and Google taking a 32% cut).
Let’s take for example that the cost of a click on the adsense ads (which has been displayed on Linda Ikeji’s blog) is $1, Linda will earn $50 per day if just 50 of her blog readers can click on those Google adsense ads per day. Linda Ikeji,s blog often receive more than 100,000 web visitors per day and more than 500,000 page views per day, which makes it possible for her to easily get 8000 ad clicks per day. 8000 ad clicks multiplied by the cost of a click ($1) is equal to millions of Naira. So Linda Ikeji makes millions of Naira every day from her blog through Google Adsense alone. In otherwords the amount of money Linda Ikeji makes from her blog alone per day is 2 times greater than the monthly salary of Buhari. Apart from the LIB blog, Linda Ikeji also makes money from her Social Networking Website (lindaikejisocial.com) and from her LIB App by running Google adsense advertisements. In the next topic, i,m going to tell you how much Linda Ikeji is making per month from her blog, social networking website.
How Much Does Linda Ikeji Earn in a Month from her blog.
According to information we got from Alexa and the Google Keyword statistic tool, Linda Ikeji’s blog receives not less than 100,000 web visitors and more than 500,000 page views per day. Based on that amount of web traffic Linda Ikeji must be making not less than $2000 per day from Google adsense and $60000 from her blog per month. Convert $60000 to naira to know how much she’s making from her blog in Naira.
Apart from Google Adsense, Linda Ikeji also Makes Money from her blog by Advertising the products and services of Nigerian businesses. Like i mentioned earlier, 10% of the revenue that Linda Ikeji makes from her blog comes from selling advertisement spots on her blog to Nigerian businesses (online advertisers) targeting Nigerian audience.
Due to the fact that Linda Ikeji’s blog is the most popular blog in Nigeria (visited by more than 90,000 Nigerians per day), most business men in Nigeria often contact Linda Ikeji to place their ads on her blog in order to expose their businesses to her numerous blog readers (the Nigerians).
The Nigerian business men who wish to advertise their businesses on Linda Ikeji’s Blog pay a fixed monthly ad rates to get their adverts displayed on her blog. According to smallstarter.com (a popular entrepreneurship blog), Linda Ikeji makes about $625 per day by Advertising the products and services of Nigerian businesses. $625 multiplied by 30 equals to $18750. So in total i.e. ($60000+$18750), Linda Ikeji makes atleast $78750 per month from her blog (lindaikejisblog.com).
How Much Does Linda Ikeji Earn in a Month from her Social Networking Website.
Linda Ikeji’s social networking website (called Linda Ikeji Social) currently has more than 50,000 active users. Based on that amount of users, she must be making not less than $1500 from her Social Networking website per day and $45000 per month. She also makes money by displaying Google adsense ads on her social networking website.
How Much Does Linda Ikeji Earn in a Month from her App (the LIB App).
So far, the Linda Ikeji blog App has been installed over 6000 times from the Google Play Store which suggest that about 5000 people must be actively using the Linda Ikeji Mobile Blog App everyday. Based on that amount of Active users, we can estimate that Linda Ikeji must be making not less than $150 per day from the Google adsense ads which has been displayed on her App. $150 multiplied by 30=$4500. So Linda Ikeji makes $4500 per month from her App.
How Much Does Linda Ikeji Earn in a Year
Now that we know what Linda Ikeji makes from LIB, LIS and the LIB App per month we can now calculate how much Linda Ikeji makes online per year. Let’s do the Arithmetic !!!.
Monthly revenue from Linda Ikeji’s Blog= $78750
Monthly revenue from Linda Ikeji Social Network= $45000
Monthly revenue from Linda Ikeji’s Mobile App= $4500
Linda Ikeji total monthly revenue=128250
So the answer to the FAQ how much does Linda Ikeji earns in a month? is $128,250.
Now let’s calculate her yearly income. $128,250 multiplied by 12 (for 12 months) = $1539,000
If we convert that amount to naira we will get …
To conclude, Linda Ikeji makes about 554,806,970.59 million naira online per year. In otherwords, Linda Ikeji makes more than half a billion Naira online annually.
Linda Ikeji started making money online in 2011. So as of now 2017, her estimated networth may be 4.8 Billion Naira.
Please take note that, that,s just an estimated networth. There’s a high probability that her networth may be higher than that. We calculated her monthly earnings from Google Adsense using an average cost per click.
After reading about Linda Ikeji’s networth, you may likely think blogging is the easiest way to become a billionaire in Nigeria and feel like starting your own blog and make billions online like Linda Ikeji. Before you start your own blog, there’s one thing you need to know. Making money online through blogging is not as easy as you must have imagined. Especially Nowadays with so000 many bloggers in the blogosphere.
It will surprise you to know that it took Linda Ikeji 5 years of hardwork before she started making money from her blog. Linda Ikeji started her blog in 2006 and started making money from her blog in 2011.
Ok we have come to end of this article.Thanks for reading. If you have any question, leave a comment below.