Thursday 29 September 2016

Seventy per cent of Irish bloggers 'in it for love, not money'

Published 18/11/2015 | 12:31

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71 per cent of Irish bloggers report making no income from their blogs.

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71 per cent of Irish bloggers are in the industry for "love, not money", according the to the results from the Irish Blogger survey 2015.

The survey revealed that as little as 29 per cent of those surveyed make an income from blogging, while as high as 12 per cent have been victims of harassment as a result of their blogs.

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While only 29 per cent report making an income, 52 per cent have worked directly with a brand or business. 84 per cent believe that transparency around sponsored content is important.

Despite these figures, 58 per cent of those surveyed said they saw "a chance" to make blogging their livelihood.

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Bloggers from around the country will converge on the Marker Hotel in Dublin this Sunday for 'BloggerConf 2015'. The event will feature presentations from Google, iZest marketing and masterclasses from social media influencers on blogging, vlogging and everything in-between.

'Tweeting Goddess' Samantha Kelly will host a masterclass on Twitter while YouTuber 'Clisare' will hold a masterclass on YouTube.

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