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Get rich, or die a poor blogger?

Before I drift off into the blissfulness of the holidays, with nothing to do but hang out with loved ones, have yummy food and too much caffeinated hot beverages and the other usual silliness that accompanies this season, one more non-fluffy blogpost for you – related to gender, and work, and making enough money to live:

Get rich or die vlogging – the sad economics of internet fame tells about the dilemma of those trying to make an income off their youtube videos. (Hint: it’s really, really difficult.) Another piece of proof that doing a job you love, and doing it well, does not necessarily mean you’ll be able to live on it: Mallory Ortberg from The Toast on Work, Writing, and the Cost of Creative Freedom.

Also related to getting an income: Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified. Harvard Business Review lets you read 5 articles for free – I think this one is really interesting and worth spending one of your five on. The TL;DR? Job descriptions are more like guidelines, and if you think you could do the job well, give it a try. (Another article on HBR, somehow related, is Women Need to Realize Work Isn’t School.)

On an unrelated note – I’ve installed a spambot blocker for the comments, which should not be noticeable at all for you. My test, at least, was successful…

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