Earlier this year I wrote a post about how I make money online in which I stressed the fact that it was hard for me to explain people what my job is when they ask what I do for a living. At the time, I was doing many things online which made it hard for me to tell exactly what I was doing, especially to those people who don’t know much about ways of making money online.
Things have changed a lot since then. My lovely fiancee and I traveled the world, I gave up on Google Adsense after they gave up on me and decided to take me back after all, but most importantly, my iPhone blog went from about 300,000 visitors/month to over 1,500,000.
What I previously considered a “remunerating hobby” became a full time job, and even though I’m not writing about the iPhone 8 hours per day, I certainly am reading or discussing about the iPhone most of the day.
Now I know what to tell people when they ask me what I do for a living: I’m a blogger.
And you know what? I love telling people I’m a blogger who writes about the iPhone for a living. Most of the time, they look at me like I’m coming from another planet. 99% of the time I can predict what their first question is going to be: “how do you make money?”
So I usually give them the short and sweet answer and tell them that advertising is my main source of revenue. To be honest with you, I always hope they ask me more questions about it because I love telling people about blogging and the different ways you can make money from it.
I think Tina loves telling her friends and new acquaintances that I’m a blogger too. Is she bragging about it? Neh, I think she’s just very excited her husband-to-be as such a great and unusual job, which has been able to support both of us financially during our eight months of traveling.
Right now, I couldn’t be happier with my situation. But (there’s always a “but”), the big problem is I spend way too much time in front of my computer. I know it’s bad for me. I know I need to get out and do stuff. I know all that but for some reason, I can’t get away from the computer once I start staring at the screen. It’s definitely something I have to work on this year.
All in all, life is very very good. How’s your life been lately?