As many of you know, blogging is something that has been a part of my life for so many years now. And I have been lucky enough to have a full-time job thanks to my blogging endeavours. And I know many bloggers hope to do the same. So, that’s why todays post is answering the question “can blogging be a full-time job?”
Can Blogging Be A Full Time Job?
As a freelancer and bloggers, a lot of people ask me “can blogging be a full time job?” I get asked this question a lot because I know many bloggers start out hoping to eventually turn blogging into something they do full-time. Or at least part-time. Many bloggers have hope that they will earn at least something from blogging over time. Obviously, some bloggers just blog as a hobby. This post is more for those looking to make an income via blogging.
The truth is, it is still very possible to be a full-time blogger in 2023. It’s just more difficult these days with social media reigning supreme. However, if you are hoping to earn a living through blogging, here are some tips on how to do it:
The first thing you want to do is research. Research is honestly vital for anything you start hoping to earn money. But particularly so in this instance. Research will help you learn how to blog in such a way that you get to the largest audience possible and create posts that people find helpful/enjoyable. It will teach you how to grow your traffic, following and the best ways to earn money blogging.
Research can also help you with SEO which in this day and age has become vital if you would like to grow your audience outside of WordPress. So, the first step to earning a living through blogging is to do your research. And do it thoroughly.
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The next step is to find your niche or niches depending on what you want your blog to be about. I’m not going to lie and say write about what you love. The truth is, some niches are just more popular than others. So, if you pick a niche that’s very popular, you’ll get more traffic and following and consequently it’ll be much easier to make money. However, if you pick a niche that you love but is very specific you’ll get less traffic and consequently a smaller following. If your goal is just to make money, I would honestly say just pick a popular niche and stick with it. If you want to enjoy yourself but also make money stay true to your interests. Having a specific niche will pay of too although it will most likely take longer.
The biggest answer to “can blogging be a full-time job?” really has to do with passion. A lot of people start blogging thinking they will start earning money right away. It’s not their fault for thinking this because many sites wrongfully make it seem like blogging is easy and an instant way to make extra money. The truth is, that’s just not true.
Blogging can be hard and tedious work. Coming up with new post ideas, writing everything, making it SEO friendly, creating images and the list goes on. All that is harder work than people realise. And with blogging being less popular than it once was while the market is saturated means we have to work even harder to grow our traffic and following.
So make sure blogging is something you genuinely enjoy and are passionate about. Because otherwise you’re just going to end up losing interest and quitting before you even start to take off. Which is something that happens to many people.
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So, can blogging be a full-time job? Yes, I think it can but it takes a lot of time, patience and hard work before you get to that point. If you’re willing to spend that much time and consistently work at your blog, it can definitely become a full-time thing.
Also, my apologies for not blogging as regularly as I would like to. Over time, I’ve gotten a number of full-time and short-term clients. As they pay me, they come first. I love blogging but occasionally I have to step back to concentrate on work and real life. Also, I blame you guys for not being able to post yesterday lol, I had too many birthday wishes to reply to- so thank you everyone once again ❤️
Do you blog full-time? Would you like to blog full-time? Have you thought about it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Or simply stop by and say hi!
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