Do you invest the money you earned online?

I went to buy some baking utensils today. While at the shop, I found some really nice plates and bought two. If I am not a food blogger, I wouldn’t even think about these things.

However, being a blogger who makes money through my blog, I have developed the habit of buying things that can help with my blog. Some of the things that I have spent my money on are :

1) Purchase of my Sony Vaio laptop and iMac (just because I can afford)

2) Purchase of cameras and lens (more to feed my hobby)

3) Purchase of bigger webhosting like my VPS and another shared hosting with a different webhost

4) Advertising on some selected blogs (I feel this is not such a great idea)

5) Organising contest (now I am too broke to do that)

6) Purchase of things that help improve my blogging (softwares/programs)

7) Getting all the things which are bloggable materials like skincare, cosmetics, cutleries, pots and pans and etc

8) Pay for my mobile phone unlimited broadband service

9) Purchase of a mobile phone which helps with keep track of my blogs

10) Purchase of skincare and vitamins to keep me going and going and going LOL

Normally, I will convert what I wanted to buy into USD. Then, it seems so cheap. After that, I estimate how many days I need to earn that amount of money. With all these steps, all my purchases and investments become legitimate.

Since I am not much of a spender, and I think I am rather frugal, I do have a tidy sum in my basket.

So, do you invest some of the money you earned online to make more money or improve your blog? Or do you burn all of them in unrelated things?

Post Author: lilian

14 thoughts on “Do you invest the money you earned online?


    (October 31, 2008 - 1:09 am)

    I always look for another way to improve my online earnings. Means that I will make sure all my blogs network will be in a perfect condition.

    Advertising is still my core earnings. :)


    (October 31, 2008 - 1:31 am)

    penang people are famous for their frugal ways. spend only the necessary and get yourself a bigger basket. afterall, you have 4 sons to leave your fortunes to.


    (October 31, 2008 - 1:56 am)

    1. Lenovo R500
    2. HTC P3600 (waiting for Touch HD)
    3. mobile broadband
    4. some advertising


    (October 31, 2008 - 2:14 am)

    i spend around %30 to improve my sites and blogs sometimes i even spend more than that, but when i reach higher goal i’ll start to lower the money i spend on my sites

    My Simple Food

    (October 31, 2008 - 10:04 am)

    He he…just started blogging so no money yet. Once I have, I will let you know. let me know tips on how to earn money :)

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    (October 31, 2008 - 2:51 pm)

    i’ll start to lower the money i spend on my sites


    (October 31, 2008 - 3:20 pm)

    I used them to pay off some of my debts. ~sigh, lot’s of debts wor..


    (October 31, 2008 - 5:44 pm)

    usually, i just use the money that i earn online to buy more domains and hosting.
    invest more to get more.
    Sometimes i also use the money to buy crap things on eBay that doesnt really necessary since i still supported under my parents. haha

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    (November 1, 2008 - 9:27 am)

    I use my money mainly for paying my bills since i’m a stay at home mom. But I do dedicate a portion of the amount to charity, and when I get the chance, I buy software for my blogs that can help with monetization.


    (November 1, 2008 - 12:42 pm)

    of course i invest at my laptop and camera. :)

    Finally, i can earn money and buy something from that money.


    (November 4, 2008 - 3:15 pm)

    Well I do no re-invest money that much, most of the time I spend it all!

    I think in the end if you are happy with what you are making, there is no need to really experiment. Unless you have something steady to fall back on, there is no point in investing too much.


    (November 13, 2008 - 9:11 am)

    ehm..i believe with that. If we want to earn money, we need to waste our money fi

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