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Posted on 26 Dec 2018

To the financial bloggers out there: Why do you write these blogs? Would you still blog about personal finance if there were no monetary incentives from it?

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Dawn Fiona

Dawn Fiona

Level 11. Master

Updated on 07 Jun 2019

I've been blogging since I was 12 and only started SGBB 4 years ago, a year after I graduated from journalism in university. I couldn't become a full-time writer because #AsianParents, so I needed an outlet elsewhere. It was only recently that I started accepting more sponsored posts...for the ones I would already have wanted to write about anyway (but no time / not too of my agenda. Money can push a topic to the top of my editorial agenda 😂). Having said that, 90% of the content I write are unpaid. I wish more brands would pay us to write, but the sad truth in Singapore is that even finance brands would ask us financial bloggers to write for free while paying a dozen IG influencers $1k+ for an IG post on the same which actually barely skirts the surface of the financial product or service la. Not gonna name names but people with eyes can see 👀 why like that? I also dunno 😂

Would I still blog about personal finance if there were monetary incentives from it? Yes, definitely! And I think all the SG financial bloggers will say the same. Anyone who started out for the money in this space will soon find out that there isn't much 😂 we're not lifestyle bloggers you know.

For a writer, a blogger, the biggest reward is in having an audience who are reading your words.

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James Yeo

James Yeo

01 Jan 2019

You make me want to go do IG liao.. LOL!

Kelly Trinh

Kelly Trinh

31 Oct 2019

I am surprised companies would pay $1k+ for IG posts on financial products. Too bad there is no PM capability here, I would love to discuss further!

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Joel Sim

Joel Sim

Level 4. Wonderkid

Posted on 27 Dec 2018

Disagree with Gabriel.

That is one thought process and can't be said for all.

Some of us actually create a blog to organise our thinking processes towards finances / other important aspects of our daily living.

A blog creates a structure on how we categorise certain strategies or our way around it. Most of the finance bloggers actually know each other. We then exchange our different point of views and learn from each other. We sharpen our tools.

Though some may use to to monetise, others have a different focus and the monetary aspect is a byproduct of good content and value from thought processes.

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