My latest publication is a 190 word piece called Smoked at Burst, a U.S Ezine that pays $10 for each item they put on their website. Not bad for a few minutes work, sure, but it's a cheque, and sitting here on my desk in Scotland, it doesn't really mean much to me.
I could take it to a bank, and they'll charge me £10 for what they call administrative costs, leaving me with a grand total of - £5.11! The publication actually costs me money. The alternative is that it sits here, never to be Sterling, never to be spent.
Like I said, it ain't about the money...
It's just as well, ain't it?