As she should be. While this won’t pay all the bills, it’s got to help. A lot.
Keep in mind the total above represents earnings from four blogs, so your mileage may vary. Also, as you can see, earnings from “passive revenue” sources (e.g., AdSense and AdBrite) wouldn’t even pay for a matinee movie ticket. It’s earnings from work (albeit something as fun as blogging).
With four blogs to maintain you can bet it means at least 5 hours of effort per day, six and sometimes seven days per week: a modest income if you look at it in dollars-per-hour, and yet I’d be spending those hours for free at the computer in all likelihood. I just no longer feel bad about it.
Even spread over 40-hour weeks, this is still a pretty decent sum.
I’ve never been one of those people who believes that Money Always Corrupts, and certainly I don’t think it’s affected VK’s credibility, which remains pretty darn high. (She’s got sponsored posts, and they’re
always occasionally marked as such.) On t’other hand, if she runs for office, I’m going to be worried.