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.
Andrew Ooi(June 18, 2007 - 6:03 pm)
Wow Lilian. I feel that you are reading my mind. I just posted a similiar article last week about how a full time job just sucks.
I’m preparing to go “pro” also but in a few months time. Currently online revenue is only 60% of my full time salary.
Vedis Teh(June 18, 2007 - 9:28 pm)
I would like to hear your opinion on Commission Junction .Care to write a post to share with us ?..;D
weirdoux(June 18, 2007 - 10:31 pm)
life is a gambling. take it or leave it. me myself also don’t have a confident as a fulltime blogger at first, but when you make the blogging as your job, you will see that “blogosphere” is so …so…so…so BIG!
if you can earn around RM1500 for 2 weeks, then you will realise that blogging is a great job to do!
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pablopabla(June 19, 2007 - 12:45 pm)
Erm…can sustain for the rest of one’s working life kah? I am not so optimistic about the idea but I will still wish him the best anyway :)
Andrew Ooi(June 19, 2007 - 1:53 pm)
It may sound strange but I believe online revenue is more secure and sustainable compared to a day job.
shoppingmum(June 20, 2007 - 11:04 am)
I’m making more money than my previous job, so no regrets.
Blogs Do Make Money(June 20, 2007 - 5:36 pm)
I had to make that decision last week but still do not have the confidence to try out blogging full time. Still learning from youlah ;)
nueva york(June 21, 2007 - 4:37 am)
I write in my blog like a hobbie, but i donÃ‚Â´t make enough money :(
Make Money Blog(June 21, 2007 - 2:07 pm)
Make money blogging is actually a great opportunity for Malaysian. And achieving full-time income is possible as we are earning USD. Unlike people in US they need to reach about US3k to make a living. In Malaysia, if you can get US800 monthly you’ll be able to make a living the money.
Well, blogging online isn’t an easy blog actually. I have experienced more than a year. It takes a lot of reading to gain the necessary knowledge, effort, time and energy to succeed.
nueva york(June 22, 2007 - 5:49 am)
and in China you need US400 monthly, less than in Malaysia