A lot of weather blogs make a profit off of their content.
But when you start to look at how the sites work, you start noticing some patterns.
“The first thing you notice is that they don’t pay you a salary, they pay you the price you pay for your content,” says Dan O’Sullivan, founder of the website The Weather Blogger.
That means the sites don’t charge you for your work.
“When you’re a guest blogger or a guest writer for a weather blog, they don’ pay you for anything,” he says.
“It’s a very simple way of making money.”
One way to make a lot of money with your weather blog posts is to create an ad-free, organic, paid blog.
“People love it, because they’re not paying you for content,” O’Brien says.
The other thing to keep in mind is that some weather blogs, like The Weather Guy and The Weather Junkie, are paid through advertising.
That could lead you to believe the sites are paid for advertising, but they aren’t.
“They don’t use any advertising to advertise their content,” he explains.
“If you think about it, a lot if you look at the ad-supported weather blogs out there, they use the same ad code that is used on the website for a lot more than they use for paid content.”
So if you think the weather blogs are paying you a fee for their content, you’re wrong.
“I’m a weather guy and I’m not paid for my weather content,” you might say.
But the truth is, you are paying for the content that you share on the site.
It’s that simple.
“Some people make a ton of money, but that’s because they make a few posts, and it goes through their channel, not because they pay me for the same content,” adds O’Bryan.
“You’re just using my content and I make money.”
There are a lot, if not all, weather bloggers who make a good living from their content and aren’t paying for it.
The Weather Jock, for example, earns between $2,000 and $5,000 a year from his content.
“He’s not paid to post,” Oj said.
“All of his income comes from content and he’s never paid for anything.
I don’t think it’s a bad thing.”
The Weatherman earns between about $1,000 to $5.5,500 a year, depending on the post.
Oj says that he doesn’t think his posts are paid, but he is aware that they are shared on his website.
“We do a lot for our subscribers, so it’s not surprising,” he said.
The weather guy is paid to keep his blog active.
But that doesn’t mean that the guy who makes the weather posts doesn’t get paid for his work.
One weather blogger, Joe Smith, makes a lot from his posts.
Smith, a self-employed writer, says that his post on The Weather Girl, a weather news blog, makes about $100 a post, but his posts on the weather blogger site Weather Junkies make up to $10,000.
“That’s not a lot but it’s enough to live a comfortable life,” he explained.
“And if I do something like travel and go to New York or Chicago and do a show, I’m probably going to make about $2k a year.”
Another weather blogger named Bobbi Brown, who works from her home in New York, makes between $3,000-$5,200 a year.
But Bobbi is not a freelancer, like the other weather blogs.
“She’s paid for her content,” she says.
She also said that she’s not trying to get paid to create content, but she doesn’t work for free either.
“There’s a lot that goes into the job, I don’ want to do anything but what I’m paid to do,” she said.
So if weather bloggers make a living from sharing their content on their websites, it’s likely that the posts aren’t paid.
“Maybe I’m being greedy, but I don’,t think it should be a problem,” O-Bryan says.
He also says that most weather blogs don’t give any indication that their content is paid.
You might not think that’s the case, but the weather guys and gals at The WeatherGuy and TheWeather Junkie say that it’s the people who take the time to look into the sites finances.
“Every single time I go to check it out, there’s a line item for the ad that is included in every post,” Smith says.
That may seem like a lot to a blogger, but it makes a difference.
“What it means is that it is a small percentage of the total costs,” Smith said.
If you are a weather blogger and want to get the most out of your blog, it pays to pay a little extra