Hey, I've got a successful website already making affiliate sales but due to the recent google farmer update my website traffic is shot. My website is in the perfect position however to transition into something bigger and better than it was before. I want to turn it into a major news, entertainment, video, and pics site. I've got in contact with some major players in the web design field so creating it isn't so much the problem (nor will the writing be as I've already got a team of writers). My question is how the hell do major blog sites earn money?? Is it strictly CPM and selling ad space? I mean I obviously see the ads but do they really generate substantial cashflow from CPM? (I've never used CPM so I'm not sure how much can be made with it) Check out some examples of sites I aspire to be like: http://www.joblo.com/ http://www.justluxe.com/ http://fora.tv/ http://bloginity.com These sites get big traffic, but it also looks like they are paying a lot of money on development and on workers. How much do these sites make? Do they make in the XX,XXX per month region? If not, thats embarassing.