Wednesday, September 12

Earning Through Adverts

Ah, some wedding photography updates.

For equipment, I’d be getting the first one soon.

A 50mm f1.4 lens.

Then hopefully by the of December, I could purchase the second one.

A 50-135mm f2.8 lens.

It’s about USD 1100 so it’s like RM 3900. Wait, before you question my sanity on spending so much on a lens, this would be all paid using the advertising money earned through the adverts on this blog. With that, after 20 days joining this online advert companies, I got the mark reduced to USD 870.

Seriously, this is an amazing and exciting age to live in, relative to monetary payoffs. Who could comprehend that given an Internet access and some basic ability to compose a few paragraphs or two of writings, you could earn money just like that. It’s really easy till you don’t really feel the pain at all of spending lets say USD 1000 at a single click of your mouse because in the end, it just becomes a set of numbers.

And I find that’s when money is empowering in a good way. Whereby you relinquish any emotional connection to it; when you see money just as a tool of trade you don't worship it, you don't fear it or you don't think it's like some far reaching element that only special people could attain it. It's just numbers.

Sure, there’s the argument of turning your blog into an ad ridden one. I agree towards the aesthetic but each advert is at least the output of some labor spent. Actually, let me refrain from saying it’s that easy. Cause coming up with a proper interim post between adverts can be hard when you don’t have any ideas. Then there’s writing the advert itself, you’d usually get writers block after a 100 words or so. Not forgetting the need to reedit rejected adverts to suit the initial requirements.

So a bit of hassle, yes. But the work put in to payoff ratio is really really going against the trend of work hard, get good money. It’s an ultimate epitome of today’s earning power in the service industry. Why not give it a try? =)

4 Eye Balls:

albert said...

The 50-135mm F2.8 is sweet, I swear; it works on screw-driven AF bodies and SDM bodies like the K10D and K100D Super also. It's much shorter than my Minolta 70-210mm F4 beercan and brighter, too! It was nearer to the RM3000 end when I tested it at Midvalley.

yellow_monsta said...

wah, i didnt know it works on screw-driven too.. cools

hmm, i'm just afraid that 135mm is a tad short for wedding photog

ya.. the price's about right..

deng, i wish i was there to test it out too!

albert said...

Since you have a 50-200mm F4-5.6 you should know if you need to reach beyond 135mm. :D

yellow_monsta said...

hahaha, thats a true logic...

i guess its enough, i think 135mm is a sweet spot between being a stalker and being upfront.. ;p

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