The answer is zero.
I don’t generate enough traffic to generate consistent ad revenue. From what I researched, you have to be generating a large amount of readers to create steady passive income from writing. At this point my payout is $0.00. So why do I do it? Why do I write?
I feel like a lot of my readers may have the same answer. Because as humans it’s innate for us to want our voices to be heard. We want to make a difference in this life and help others along the way. At least, that is the case from my own optimistic perspective. Within the tech industry specifically I believe there is a boom of high demand and not enough supply. By supplementing this blog with my own experiences in the industry I can help others navigate a career in tech as well as grow my understanding of the field. Like they say, if you want to learn something better, go out and teach it.
I would also be lying if I said that the prospect of future monetary awards was not appealing as well.
Do I want to make passive income off of this? You’re damn right.
Am I right now? Sadly no.
But I hope that I can in the future, which is why I keep on getting at it.
Many bloggers on youtube or those who freelance and make a career out of the written art have mentioned that discipline time and time again will help build a base, grow yourself as an individual, and have a potential to build your brand if you have the right marketing going on. But sometimes what they forget to discount is luck. Humanity can be cruel in that there is someone in the world with intellect equal or greater than you, whose only separation is the situation they were born in and the lack of resources they may have. Luck is big. My blogging luck is not so big.
So if I’m unlucky or may not have the luck of others….then why do I write?
At the end of the day it’s all about practice and consistency and producing. I write because I like it and because I think I may have something to share. Even if my writing is written at the end of the day through bleary, tired eyes, I still do it. Because I have to. Because I want to. And growing in that regard is a reward without a price tag. And if someone reads my ish and likes it….well…that’s a nice feeling in itself. Almost like getting paid. Almost.
Yours, The Tech Professional