I read that HongKiat is going full time into blogging. I think it is a smart move if one has the skills and the knowledge to charge full steam ahead.
I mean, how much can a regular job pays you? You have to pay for transport, those office clothes, income tax (aiks, yeah, grins), socso, office expenditures and not to mention all those stresses from travelling to work and dealing with office politics.
I guess a decent job will probably yield about RM5K in income per month if you have just a couple of years of working experience. RM5K is peanuts if you know how much probloggers are earning. It is only about USD1.4K. I personally know a couple of Malaysians who can earn many folds over that from just dabbling with stuffs on the internet. Not just restricted to blogging but other stuffs. Though a lot of people won’t believe them, I do.
That’s why I have full faith that one can survives without a regular day job that sucks out 8 hours of your time in the office and maybe another two hours from travelling and socialising. A lousy job also fill you with so much stresses and kill all your creativity. Being full time at home, you can focus, learn new skills, find more income sources and keep expanding.
So, cheers to HongKiat! Yet another full time blogger.