So I promised you a post discussing the money I make from blogging – well this is it (kinda). I’ll do a more serious explanation at some other point if people want – I know a lot of bloggers provide monthly breakdowns for their readers but I really don’t think it would be worth me doing such a thing because it wouldn’t be very interesting. This is the fun version focusing on one specific aspect of earning through the blogosphere – adverts.
So what is this post? Why am I talking about 10p?
The amount of money I earned in August from the adverts which pop up at the side of your screen when you read this was 9 cents. That equates to roughly 6.9p. For the whole month.
To make it easier for myself I rounded it up to 10p, and I thought it would be really fun to work out just what exactly I could buy with my month’s earnings.
Not a Freddo, that’s for sure.
Things I could buy for 10p:
- Around 5 hours of energy for my new home (based on the bills when I’m not actually living there).
- 1/500th of a tank of petrol.
- 2 5p sweets (formerly known as penny sweeties).
- 1 10p sweet (formerly known as two-penny sweets).
- 1/1485120th of an averagely priced house in Scotland.
- 1/3rd of a Tesco jam doughnut.
- 1/6th of a second class stamp or 1/7th of a first class stamp (but not the envelope).
- 8 hours of a Netflix subscription.
- 10% of any standard item in Poundland.
- 1/271610th of an average wedding and 1/42570th of an average funeral and burial.
- 2 disposable nappies for a newborn baby (based on Tesco own brand).
- 1/5th of a pint of milk.
- 1 and a half minutes of childcare (based on average price of part time childcare in Scotland).
- Around a week’s worth of hamster food.
- 1/200th of a miniature bottle of Moet And Chandon Brut Imperial (you know, to celebrate my richness)
Safe to say, such is the cost of living that I’m not going to be giving up the day job any time soon!
Obviously this post was a bit of fun but I think it is also an interesting look at how much things really cost nowadays. Unfortunately the reality that inflation rates are starkly higher than minimum wage increases is no joke.
Let me know in the comments below some of your favourite things to spend your riches on!