I read this morning around 275 million people used wordpress to blog in the month of October 2011. But this is not a great figure, considering a thriving population of 7 billion on this planet.
Leaving this figure aside, My personal objective is to convince more and more people to start a blog and then make money out of the blogs. A blog it is said takes around 8 years to start paying off so that you can quit your job and become a full time blogger. I really dont have the figure on how many people in India survive with Blogging income as their main source of income.
I have been lucky, I started making money from the 1st year onward, and this is my 3rd year that I am a full time blogger. I have actually evolved in to hyper-local media website. What I want to share is that I have the formula which I can share that you start making money via blogging, and at the end of the 3rd year, you can kiss your 9 to 5 job goodbye and start living by your blog and working on what you are passionate about.
Check this presentation video below and drop me a line if you need help on setting up a blogging business.