January 2, 2016 4 Comments
“So what do you do?”
“So what do you really do?’
Such conversations, followed by pitying looks for an “unemployed” person is something a lot of bloggers are daily confronted with.
Truth: Anyone can start a blog. Not everyone has the imagination and ability to “monetize” it creatively to make a living or even a decent side-income from it. An extreme of the 80:20 rule applies on the internet. Less than 0.001% of bloggers probably make enough for blogging to be worthwhile money-wise. But for the talented few, the sky is literally the limit. In addition to money, the real gains are the people a person meets via blogging and the “real opportunities” that are created by these interactions.
Sure, there will always be the UHNW individuals and billionaires who can still dismiss twitter influencers as twits and think of social-media incomes as chicken-feed but for the average sort of person, its way beyond what many jobs, many other self-employment options or even small businesses will bring. And the overheads are truly miniscule in this case.
Just to make certain you don’t overlook blogging in 2016,here are estimates of what superstar bloggers make: