Amy or also known as Shoppingmum finally hit the USD10K mark at PayPerPost today. We are blog buddies and often we are on MSN in group chats through those long, lonely nights. When PayPerPost is most active, it is usually 3 am to 4 am here in Malaysia.
First, congrats to Amy! She is a mom with two little kids and yet, she managed to do it. If you look at her spending and her niche blogs with designer goods, you will know that Amy didn’t do it for the money. It is more like a challenge for her and a few of us. We do it because we can.
I wish to claim a bit of the limelight here because like OrganicSamm who made RM12K in a month from blogging, Amy too have heeded my earlier advices of “GET YOUR OWN DOMAINS, CREATE A FEW NICHE BLOGS, WRITE GOOD AND SINCERE CONTENTS.”
Free blog hosting = no income, no money was a post I made in April 2007. However, it puzzled me why some bloggers whom I am 100% sure are able to afford the RM200 hosting fee just continue with their pessimistic views. Well, if they have no intention of writing paid posts at all, then, it is fine. But these are a bunch of sour grapes who griped about so many negative points regarding paid posts. Yet, they are desperate enough to do that far and few in between opps. When they cannot get these little crumbs, they whine and whine and whine.
When I read thoughts like these from people I know, people whom I thought have some wisdom to judge before talking, it hurts me and my friends (whom are in the same circle). I mean, WTF? I had been talking about TLA, Adsense, LinkWorth which brings residual income and yet…
Let’s be honest here… blogging is not really a business. Why? Being a blogger no matter how successful meant you are merely self-employed. Like with any other self-employed profession (even GPs), your money stop if you stop, take a vacation or get sick. You put in 10 hours of work, you will get rewarded for your 10 hours. Though some more than others. Unless someone comes up with a blogging system that makes money even when you’re just shaking legs, blogging will only be good for additional income.
That’s either senile dementia or just plain bitchy or stupid. Or all. Churning out posts after posts to insist that blogging is not a business is just wasting time. Time that can be used to take advantage of the current wave of advertising method and learn some skills.
Anyway, what do we (top earners) care, right? We have no time to play with sour grapes. (fun google game. Just google for the title of the sour grape post and find out yourself. The one with the #2)