EdWard Khoo, a 21-year-old Malaysian decided to quit his studies and become a full-time blogger.
Edward wrote an email to thank me because an article “Journey to become Pro-Blogger” I published in 2005 has inspired him to become a full-time blogger.
Following my advice to start with part-time blogging, Edward has become a successful blogger after 2 years of hard work.
He is now contributing weekly guest articles for Sin Chew Jit Poh (Malaysia’s most popular Chinese newspaper) on “make money with blogging” column.
Edward also bought himself an Apple Macbook Pro laptop.
My two cents
First of all, I feel glad that an article of mine could inspired a reader and changed his life. It is priceless!
However, I don’t think it is a good idea to quit studies and turn into full-time blogging. You could miss many things which are only available in college: knowledge, fun, friends, life, etc.
As an uncle, I often miss the times when I was in the college. That’s a great memory in your life.
Since Edward has decided to become a full-time blogger, I would suggest him to do part-time studies and get a related certificate (web development).
Yes, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both quit their college studies and still become successful. But we are not living in their time.
Here is my another advice: “Always has a backup plan.”
Over to You
Should one quit studies for full-time blogging? Is MONEY more important than STUDIES? What are your opinions?