I’d pressed the “Cash Out” button in 28th March 2009 in my Nuffnang account..
It’s my first time ever doing so in 2-years time, since I joined Nuffnang back in 28th February 2007..
Yes, I’m Nuffnang’s first few tens members, now that they have more than few tens of thousands members, or maybe blogs registered under their umbrella..
I’m a proud Gliterrati, the name for a so-called exclusive Nuffnang member (without putting in any other local or SEA ads in your blogs), for so many years..
Okay, I lied..I did joined the “dark side” for quite some time before I decided to become exclusive, because the “dark side” had been conning people, I mean, bloggers..
And my decision proved me right and no regrets at all..I enjoyed wonderful privileges by becoming Gliterrati, and I don’t see any reason for any blogger out there would want to join, or even try to join the “dark side” for few days..
Okay, about my first ever Nuffnang cheque..I wouldn’t say it’s a very big amount, since it stretched back to February 2007, but I must say it took a lot of effort to reach that amount..
A lot of newbie bloggers thought that earning side incomes by blogging is very easy and some even thought that should be paid at least half, if not as much, as the so-called pro-bloggers earned..
Honestly, making money through blogging is much easier now compared to few years back..
But then again, it depends on how much effort you put in and how patient you are in making money through blogging..
Some people got so frustrated when they earn nothing after joining Nuffnang (or even the “dark side”) for say, 3-4 months..
Or maybe some said they earn peanuts after putting in the effort and all after so many months..
Sit down and think again..Does your blog has HIGH traffic like kennysia.com? Does your blog has UNIQUE or ORIGINAL content like some pro-bloggers out there?
I’m sorry to say that if you plan to start up a blog JUST to make money, NO, you won’t have that much of readership or original content..
Because you are blinded by the monetization concept and all you do is copy and paste other people’s content, and complain you are earning peanuts..
Reality check, you might just have slightly more than 10 unique visitors daily..Okay I’ll give you more, but not more than 40-50 unique visitors daily..
How can you complain that you are earning peanuts, if you want to compare with the likes of kennysia.com or many other so-called pro-bloggers?
But then again, I know, it’s actually a win-win situation where you give the advertisers a space for the ads, and of course the advertisers have to pay back (royalty) the bloggers for lending out the space..
It depends how much effort you put in and all coz logically, advertisers would want to advertise in a space that has more readers than the one that has none..
Even if for you, if you are an advertiser, for sure you want your product to be advertised in a space that has high readership..
But then, I would say you didn’t lose anything when you get to go to so many movie premiere screenings and events, all for FREE~!!
Okay, back to my cheque again..I knew it’s about time for my cheque to arrive my mailbox anytime now coz it needs slightly more than 1-month for the cheque to arrive, provided that you cash out at the end of the month (applies to Gliterrati ONLY), where in my case, I cashed out on 28th March..
So by calculation and assuming that the cheque won’t get lost while it’s on its way here from Pos Malaysia, it’s right about now..
And I was right..
I’m not sure whether the letter is from Nuffnang but the possibility is very, very high..
So I opened the letter..
By the way, for those who didn’t know, Yat is my surname
As expected, my first ever Nuffnang cheque is here..Wheeeeeee~~!!!!
Okay, this is just the statement..The real cheque is here..
*Money money money*
Yes that’s right, RM1,107.89..
Like I said, the amount might not be a lot since it’s a duration of 2-years earnings, but it’s the effort that pays..
Really, some people thought I earn a lot and making fast money..I can honestly tell you that I put in a lot of effort and patience..
Don’t believe me? Right-click on the image below to view the larger image..That’s my entire earning of RM1,107.89..
*My 2-years long effort pays off*
To see my patience, see the bottom part when I first joined Nuffnang..See how much I got paid..
Few cents or even RM1-2 for the first month or so? I didn’t even write complaint mail..
No ads appeared in my blog? I didn’t even write complaint mail..
Why I know? Because I’ve heard it from few acquaintances and friends that they actually HAVE friend(s) whom wrote a complaint mail and were sent into Nuffnang’s helpdesk..I was like wtf???
The problem with money-minded bloggers nowadays, is they think that Nuffnang MUST pay them after they have registered with Nuffnang..
IMHO, I must say that Nuffnang doesn’t owe you anything, coz you are signing up for free..
BUT, Nuffnang does owe you your cash-out cheque IF you are able to press that “Cash Out” button..
And I must say that Nuffnang WILL pay the bloggers, albeit how much they cash out..
If the cheque doesn’t arrive your mailbox, it’s not Nuffnang’s problem..It’s either the bank, or Pos Malaysia problem..
You cash out, they gaodim the procedure and all, the delivery part is the responsibilities of the bank (HSBC) and Pos Malaysia..
Yes you can write in INQUIRY mail to get Nuffnang check your cheque status, should the cheque not reach your mailbox in say, 2-months time (provided you are Gliterrati)..
Hope more people understand this and also, if there’s no ads or so-called business, it’s not because Nuffnang is having a hard time to survive..
But it’s all depends on advertisers..Nuffnang is just another advertising agency..If advertisers decided to cut down on cost, it’s not even Nuffnang’s fault..
Blame the global economic crisis, will ya?
That’s when you seldom see ads appearing in your blog..Open up your mind and think..You are not only study to pass the exam but also to make you think logically..
Last but not least, THANK YOU NUFFNANG~!!!!!