The concept of becoming a full-time blogger is an understandably exciting one. You get to work your own hours, at your own page and kiss your irritating boss goodbye. However, as is hopefully obvious, there are many things that need to be examined before you jump into the world of being a professional blogger. I can talk about this the whole day, as I had gone through this and I could fully settle down to go pro only after I started a steady income.
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So before you make that move, have you considered the following :

Income

It is vital, for anyone looking to go into professional blogging, to consider their finances. For example, if you’re making around 3 dollars a day off your blog, that’s around 84 dollars a month. That, honestly, isn’t even going to pay for gas. Then, of course, there’s rent, food and all the other expenses that come with life. You may despise your current job and long for the wonders of being a blogger, but the lousy job has a serious perk in that it pays pretty well and comes, hopefully, with benefits. Therefore be honest with yourself, and consider if you can truly live on the income your blog provides.

Consider your savings

A sad fact of life about full-time blogging is that the money you make is not steady. You could make a fortune one month and barely scrape by next month; it honestly depends entirely on your readers. Thus, it is vital to be prepared. Do you have money saved up to cover you during the difficult months? It’s very important to take a good long look at your savings and consider whether you have enough to get by during the lean months.

Consider Blogging part-time

Another thing to consider is the fact that the company you work at, yes the one with the annoying boss, hopefully provides you benefits like vision, health and dental. These benefits, if not handled through a company, can be quite expensive. A thought to consider is just doing your blog part-time and working part-time at a company that provides you with these benefits. This still allows you plenty of time to work on your blog, with the added bonus of a guaranteed paycheck and benefits.

Are you in it for the right reasons?

Another important thing to consider is if you really want to become a full-time blogger for the right reasons. Blogging, like it or not, takes a lot of hard work to make profitable. It takes passion, dedication and a good work ethic. Sadly, you are probably not going to have these traits if you just want to be a blogger to quit your lousy job. While that provides some important motivation, make sure that you are really focused blogging and aren’t just going to quit when you don’t see immediate results. That will leave you with no money and no job.

Conclusion

Becoming a professional, full-time, blogger is a dream for many people. It allows you work when you want and be your own boss. It, however, is a dream that should not be entered into blindly. There are no guarantees in the world of blogging and bills do pile up. Consider the above ideas and see if becoming a full-time blogger is really something you are willing to do.

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1 comments

  1. tushar // November 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

    jumping to the full time career may be very dangerous if you do that without planning..it requires many thoughts and you need to be sure about yourself

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