I managed to pick up through Net Monetization’s site that my personal blog 5xmom was picked up by Paula Mooney.
Firstly, Net Monitization made a survey and found that of all the 120 bloggers mentioned by Paula who made money blogging, 88 of them uses WordPress own hosting blog. This is a ratio of 3:1 between bloggers who use WordPress self-hosting and Blogger’s Blogspot. He found that none uses Typepad or WordPress.com. So, my question to you – Have you got your own domain and hosting yet?
Now, on to Paula Mooney. She picked up that I am estimated to earn USD16,200 per annum. Actually, this is a very conservative figure because it is sourced only from PayPerPost based on my June’s income. Well, I make good income from TextLinkAds, other paid posts and Adsense as well. :P So, yeah, USD16K is the minimum I earn. Hehehe, don’t believe me? Google ‘how to make money’ or some keywords like ‘make money’ and tell me who is on the first page?
I have come to the realization that the most rewarding thing about being mentioned like this is the confidence it gives me to encourage other bloggers to start looking at blogging as an income earner. I met many young people today in the Penang Bloggers gathering and a couple of them asked, “I heard you are Penang top blogger?”
Without second thought, I told them, “Not only that, I am Malaysia’s top fifty and maybe top twenty bloggers.” Many may see this as being arrogant but when I told them in a serious manner as a way of encouraging them to hone their blogging skills, I think I have done my part in encouraging others to improve. I know what I shared in this blog has helped a lot of people to finally rake in US dollars (which is 3.4 times more than our local currency, i.e. USD1 = RM3.4). Whether they learnt it directly from me or through their friends who heard it from me, I can stand tall and believe I have done some good.
For that, I thank God He has blessed me with skills that I hope to share with others.
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