"Bloggers can earn RM 2,000 to RM 70,000 a month on average..."?
(Full article here at the Star Newspaper, which they sort of "borrowed" from Berita Harian actually...)
When I saw that link tweeted by Boo_licious, I have to admit, I had a strange mix of emotions, including:
("Oh cool. I guess that means people are taking bloggers more seriously now as a proper form of media?")
- SHOCK/ SURPRISE
("SEVENTY freaking THOUSAND a month? Sure or not? That's almost a million in a year leh!")
- SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS
("Nah. I would never "sell out" like that. My blog will always just stay a hobby/passion...")
- REGRET/ GREED
("Eh. How come I didn't take it to the "next level" too? My blog is loss making - I use so much money to eat but only earn enough to cover 1 good meal (A YEAR btw)")
I am only human after all. :)
(Who wouldn't want to be one of the blessed few who can get rich from doing something that is essentially their hobby/ passion?)
Looking at the article though, I have 2 fears:
- being chased/audited by LHDN after this
(They would be sorely disappointed if they do though... Just that it would be a hassle to have them breathing down my neck), and
- that there will now be a huge influx of people who blog just to make money.
.... Not that there's anything wrong with making money - it does make the world go round after all....
It's just that it may cast a shadow of doubt on the rest of us who work hard at our day jobs and spend our free time (sometimes into the wee hours of the night) blogging without any payment, just because we want to share recounts of food we ate, delicious or otherwise, with the world.
(Yeah, some of us are just that crazy. LOL)
Anyway, just wondering - what are your thoughts on the article/ this "issue"?
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