I decided to keep track of my hours spent blogging last month so I could determine my hourly wage for blogging. The resulting figure is very misleading. I spent 21 hours on blogging in February. That figure includes actual time writing posts and working on the blog. It doesn’t include time spent reading other blogs or corresponding with other bloggers. If that time was included my hours would easily double. The total hours is also lower than normal due to February being a short month and my spending little time on the blog while on vacation.
My blogs made $617.40 last month. That is by far my best month and won’t likely be repeated. My income being abnormally high and my hours being lower than normal result in an hourly wage that is much higher than normal. I’d guess my usual blogging wage is closer to minimum wage but last month was the first month I kept track of my time spent so I can’t be sure.
If I could make that wage every month I wouldn’t look for a job I’d just spend more time blogging. That wouldn’t really work since some of the income realized this month covered several months of sales. Also doubling my hours blogging wouldn’t result in a doubling of income. The return for hours spent blogging would rapidly decline as my hours increased. It is nice to make that much for the month though and it makes a goal of earning a living online seem possible.