I spend a lot of time online. I don’t just consume, but I produce content as well. I have a blog, a Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram, Soundcloud page, and YouTube page.
People always ask me if I actually make any decent income from my activities online and if there is actually a worthwhile reason for it (especially my father!).
There seems to be a perception amongst many people that whatever you do online needs to directly bring in the money or else there won’t be any honey (sorry!).
I think everyone has been influenced just a little bit too much by Jason Tan, Sunny Tan, Gobala Krishnan, Fione Tan and Azizan Osman.
As much as the people above have found a successful way to make the Internet make direct income from the Internet, there are other ways too.
I’m a journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker and academic. And if you look at the content on my blog (and everything on my other social media channels), it’s that relatable content.
I write and produce blog entries that relate to journalism, the media, documentary filmmaking, and even social and current affairs commentary.
And through my social media channels, like Twitter and Instagram, I post observations relating to work and also retweet content that would be relevant to my profession.
Aside from a little bit of endorsement deals that I get and a small amount of WordPress and Google Ads traffic, my online work makes no significant financial income whatsoever.
But the indirect financial benefits definitely exist. [Click to read the full article at KopitiamEkonomi.Com]