'Why would he leave that nice secure job?' many an Irish mother undoubtedly said when Paul Galvin quit teaching nearly 4 years ago.
Well there's no need to worry about his finances, quoted in the Irish Examiner today, Galvin says he is actually making more money now than he was as a teacher.
There were just opportunities happening and I had a small presence online and it kept growing and growing, I didn’t know if I could, to be honest. I just took a punt, really.
I make a decent living. It’s not like I’m making, you know... but it’s better than what I earned teaching.
He also says that managing his online presence is pretty much a full-time job for him now.
For me, it has basically become full-time. It’s hard to tell people — it’s basically online advertising through social media.
The Kerryman started his website, thisispaulgalvin.com, in late 2012.