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Full Time Problogging

Thoughts on going into full time problogging always come to me, especially now that what I’m earning on blogging is more than my current job salary. But right now, I still don’t see myself resigning on my current job. Why? Here are my reasons:

  • I love my current job. Really. I could resign if I want to, but the opportunities and the benefits I’m getting is more than what problogging could give me.
  • Financial security. Though my earnings on blogging is more than my current salary right now, there’s no guarantee that it will stay that way. Having a regular job gives me the secured feeling that I will still survive if Google suddenly kicks me out of their program.
  • I don’t need the full 8 hours on blogging everyday. If I resign, there’s no guarantee that I’ll be earning more from it. It’s better to use that 8 hours on my current job that gives me a guaranteed monthly salary and just spend 1 to 2 hours thinking of a blog post.
  • Pride. I spent 5 years of my life taking up BS Computer Engineering using the hard-earned money from my OFW father and graduated with honors. I don’t want them seeing me ending up just a problogger. A successful computer engineer and a problogger sounds better. 🙂

I think, balancing my regular job and problogging works best for me.

But of course, if my earnings as a problogger reached 10x more of my current salary, I’m not just a problogger anymore, and might end up submitting my resignation letter. A successful problogger earning 10x his salary sounds better than a successful computer engineer and a problogger, I think. 🙂

In short, sigurista ako.

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.

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