I have stopped writing paid posts unless those are what are committed to be done every week. I stopped marking how much I make every day. I stopped surfing and reading about make money news. And I see it as a good sign of moving forward.
It is almost half a month gone and I do not know how much I have made because I want to test if I can live by not making money except for those fixed incomes from banner ads, Google, some text links and internal links in pages.
It is a big burden lifted off my shoulders. Of course, it doesn’t mean I stopped blogging altogether. But it is more a shift of focus. I contemplate more on my faith. I spend more time learning about my faith. And it certainly helps now because of the many things that are going through my life and mind.
It is a very bold move and I am proud that so far, I am coping fine. I see some nice USD25 paid posts on ReviewMe and some LoudLaunch worth USD20. I can easily earn about USD100 from doing those paid posts per day, maybe three times a week. But I clicked on the close window because I think the risk of losing my PR 4/10 is not worth it.
I have stopped logging in to PayPerPost and have taken off SocialSpark’s code because the payout sucks max. Although it is a no-follow link, I still doubt because Google may still see it as a no-quality link and hence, Googlesmack us in future. Why should I write for USD8.50 on a PR4/10?
In some of my blogs, I have gained a lot more regular followers. Note – followers. They follow my blog and hence, I won’t risk stuffing too many paid posts. I have also found a new mentor. Not in the make money field, though.
So…….will I continue this trend for much longer? I don’t know. I do earn enough and I do get to cash out PayPal still.
What about you? Can you take a step back from making money? Or are you consumed by it that you missed living life, finding God and searching for the meaning of life?