My ‘not interested in making money’ sabbath continues…

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?

Post Author: lilian

6 thoughts on “My ‘not interested in making money’ sabbath continues…


    (May 12, 2008 - 11:49 pm)

    Great Post of my day. Really nice. (y)


    (May 13, 2008 - 12:12 am)

    i totally got u.. im just depending on adsense.. it feels alot better to have passive income and i dont think writing paid posts is passive.

    i think u should try reading the alchemist from paulo coelho.. its a good book..

    RSS Explained

    (May 13, 2008 - 4:37 am)

    At my company we try to eliminate relying on Adsense by focusing on membership type services. Google changes the game to frequently, and you are starting from zero every month.


    (May 13, 2008 - 10:21 am)

    I have stopped writing paid posts long time ago.

    Ping Ping

    (May 13, 2008 - 4:32 pm)

    T.T I baru start make money. Very slow, just got smacked to 0 by google. Haiz. Susahnya…. Still a small potato. Not yet good enough till people contact me to blog. So, I guess I have to start somewhere and eventually able to take a move like you guys.

    Steven Goh

    (May 20, 2008 - 7:22 pm)

    gosh, I was getting started to earn big money and knowing that you are stopping soon. Very the potong stim leh

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