Can Blogging Be A Full Time Job?

Can Blogging Be A Full Time Job


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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125 thoughts on “Can Blogging Be A Full Time Job?

  1. I definitely want to blog full time, but I think I’d like to have a different blog then the one on here for money. I’m really considering making an archive-like website—as well as a website that has teaching things and have myself connected to other social medias. I need money and that’s something—as of now—that I feel like doing. As well, making a YouTube channel for my art.🤷🏾

        1. Sorry to interrupt🙇🏻‍♂️

          But, yes I agree with PG about Yt being a good medium

          However I would like to add Instagram, Pinterest as well

          Those are really great when it comes to sharing such stuff 😀

          I personally know some artist, and their work is appreciated a lot there.

  2. I sometimes wonder about this too. It seems that it is easier to for people on youtubers or other image-video based social media site to make money, right? At least that is my impression. You are right that it takes a lot of research ,,,

  3. Isn’t it a very long process to make blogging a source of income? No overnight breakthrough, as some people might be thinking.
    Will blogging itself be a source of earning or it will indirectly contribute, say showcasing your skills and then fetching clients on other freelancing platforms?
    Do you mean blog earning via affiliate marketing as well?
    Need more details, Pooja.

    1. Yes you’re totally right. As I mentioned it takes a lot time and hard work. Success with blogging can’t be achieved overnight especially now since blogging is much less popular than it once was.
      I meant making money via blogging solely. Affiliate marketing is one method although I never encourage it. Sponsored content, paid links etc is much better since you can make more money as a smaller blogger than affiliate marketing where you need a high amount of traffic to really be successful.

      1. Thanks for your detailed reply. Agreed that blogging has lost some of its popularity, so one has to be patient now to make their mark in the blogging world.
        I will request you to write a separate blog post on sponsored content and paid links, etc.

  4. My blog is my full time job…it’s also the poorest paying job I’ve ever had. But, I’m retired with a pension. Lol. So that makes this current job feasible.

  5. I actually started blogging in 2001 on Xanga. It was more about the things that happened to me back then I had no idea back then that blogging would be something that people could earn an income from. I have thought from time to time about blogging for income, but I couldn’t find a niche.

    1. That’s really interesting because I think back then people had an easier time making money off blogging. But I guess it’s easier in certain niches than others.

  6. Blogging is for me, a retired guy, somewhat like a job but a job that I have a passion for doing. My blog is 8 years old. Great subject, Pooja! ❤️

  7. Thanks for the very informative post, Pooja! I’m not interested in blogging full-time or for an income, but I hope to eventually increase my audience outside WordPress, so I will check out your posts you linked to.

    Congratulations on having clients that keep you busy and pay for your time and talents. BTW, you also must be kept very busy with all the follower engagement you have on your site!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think SEO is great for growing your audience outside WordPress so I hope that helps you with that.

      Yes, this blog also keeps me busy but I love it!

  8. It’s great that you can blog full time. Thanks for your tips on blogging. Same here – paying clients come first, so after I’m done writing test questions and working on book editing, I blog.

    1. Thanks so much. Yes, I think clients always need to be a priority because they deserve the best results for their payment. I usually blog in my free time too.

  9. One thing I really appreciate about your blog is the amount of effort and work you put into it. It really shows. I think a lot of people who want to make money online think it would be easy, but it kind of seems like the opposite is the case.

    1. Thanks so much. I think so too. People think making money online is easy but it’s actually really hard and takes a lot of hard work. It’s not something one achieves overnight.

  10. I wanna do it for fun since I don’t have a laser focus or a long-term strategy. I feel like if you want to do it full time, you really have to commit and also be able to monetize it which takes all the fun out of it for me. I am vocational lover, I mean blogger LOL

    1. Haha, I definitely get that because you’re right it does take a lot of commitment. If you’re enjoying just blogging for fun definitely stick to that. That’s a great reason to blog too.

  11. Actually yes

    Blogging is not as easy as some people show.
    It’s hard and it’s needs knowledge, passion and consistent efforts.

    It’s all your hardwork and passion PG that you are here. And I admire you for this 🙇🏻‍♂️
    Keep guiding 😁

          1. But jokes apart……

            Your passion for this is tremendous and this is why you are still blogging even after 7+ years 😀

            I’m fortunate to know you and learn from you.

            Okay bye, rest well on Sunday 😊

    1. You need regular bothering about topics.

      You have tons of creativity V
      But you are just super busy with life.

      Hey, PG, don’t block me for replying to comments 🙇🏻‍♂️

  12. This was a very helpful and informative post Pooja. Blogging is indeed hard work being passionate about a subject makes it easier. But there’s so much that goes into it..I agree with everything you said above.
    Pleased to know that clients are keeping you busy. That’s always a good thing.
    Thanks again for sharing from your experiences. 👏👏

  13. I think blogging as a hobby is very rewarding and less demanding, though if someone has the time to go full time, I believe they really should.

    A lovely share, Pooja 🤍

    1. I feel the same way. It’s a lot of work so it’s not for everyone but if someone has the time and passion for it they should definitely go for it.

  14. So, yes, its posdible. A few years ago, blogging was part of my job as a digital marketer. That, with social media and Google/Facebook ads. And I know several people who blog full-time. Those are mostly journalistic efforts.

  15. If you can get your blog and blog posts visual outside of wordpress, then anything is possible. Like everything in life, if you really want something, you’ll get it through sheer hard work and focus.

  16. I created my site to promote my writing and music. I have been creating blog posts to get used to writing again. My day job contract is done in about a year or so. I plan to semi-retire and focus on my writing and music at that time (or sooner if I win the lottery, lol). After that, I plan to retire with riches beyond the dreams of avarice. 😊

        1. Actually it works for those who wants to run a page about their company

          And they want someone to do the posting and managing and stuff.

          People who get paid works behind the scenes, they build and manage everything.

          That’s the job of content creator, seo experts, social media managers etc.

  17. It can be hard to grow a large following organically these days cause it’s like people are more interested in short form video content than reading posts. I definitely want blogging as a part-time job but not right now. So I’m trying to grow organically while I’m more focused on school work then maybe in the future, as I grow, it could become a part time job.

    1. Yes, you’re very right. It’s much harder since the content that’s popular now is different from blogging. I wish you the best with that. I started blogging as a student too and only started doing it full time when I graduated uni.

  18. you write pleasantly and lightly, which I really admire about your posts.
    To answer your questions, I want to keep going one post per week. Because there is lots of other work to be done alongside my blogging.

  19. Blogging is difficult time consuming but it make us more discipline.For me it’s a hobby , besides this I provide services,sell books,design for tshirt,books also i do youtubing and I like these work though it diffucult and full time consuming .Full time job is different . I believe persistang wirk can get good result .

  20. It’s a problem when something gets to the point that everyone and their mother does it. Courses are another thing that seem to be going in the same direction

  21. Hi Pooj, I’m not sure about running a blog as a business. I just run mine as a hobby and to publicise my fabulous books (everybody should obviously buy some!). In practice it costs me to run my blog. It’s about £200 a year. I’m not sure how I’d get a return on that.

    1. I totally get that, blogging can be a great hobby too. I guess improving your SEO could lead to more sales which would help cover costs?

  22. I’d love to blog full time some day. My hospital job is far too stressful and consumes too much of my life, so blogging seems like an enjoyable alternative. However, I don’t earn enough from blogging yet to even consider quitting my main job. That and I enjoy the consistent monthly income of being on a payroll. I’m always afraid about the fluctuations in income as a freelancer so I’m not sure I’ll take the plunge for a long long time if ever.

    1. I definitely understand. With freelancing, the money isn’t always guaranteed so you really have to think things through before you start.

  23. Your tips and advice are very helpful for aspiring bloggers who are looking to make a living through their passion for blogging.

    It’s great that you’ve found success and opportunities through your blogging endeavours, and I wish you all the best in balancing your freelance work and personal blogging projects.

  24. Thanks for this informative post and great advice for those wanting to generate income from their blog and turn it into a full time occupation. It’s certainly true it will take time with lots of research and patience also lots of hard work but is totally worth it.

  25. Great tips and advice. Finding your niche is tougher than it sounds. Writing about the same thing everyday can get so boring. I started off with just fitness and boy did I grown sick of it.

  26. I appreciate your enthusiasm for your blogging enterprise. While I don’t blog with the intention of making a living from it, I enjoy being a writer with a platform to share my gifts with others. As you said, any writer or blogger will benefit from a enduring passion for what he or she is doing.

  27. I have used your exact steps myself to get where I am today, so everyone reading this post should follow your steps for the most success. Even if you are not looking for a full-time income, choosing something you love and specializing in a specific topic will reach more people and that might be enough of a reward for many bloggers blogging just because they love doing it

  28. I’ve been blogging full-time for about a year now, but I’m just now starting to post more than 1 blog a week lol.. but I like how you talked about passion. You definitely have to enjoy this, because it’s not quick and easy income like everyone wants!!

    1. I’m glad you decided to post more now and yeah you definitely need to be passionate about blogging since you’ll have to do it longterm. Certainly not a short-term way to make easy money.

  29. I don’t post on here full time but I do try and write something every day on my other platform. They have the option to make the post free or paid and I do have a few paid subscribers but it’s not enough to earn a living with. But you are right Pooj, it takes time, hard work, and patience.

    1. Yes, I’ve seen a lot of people use Substack but I guess it’s hard to make money till you have a large number of paid subscribers. Which is the case for most platforms. I think that’s one of the main reasons why it takes time before you see results.

  30. An interesting post! Some useful advice… I suspect it doesn’t happen over night, but glad monetizing your blog can be an eventual thing for people 🙂 I wouldn’t mind blogging full-time or maybe using it as a platform for something else. Good post Pooja

  31. Informative and engaging blog post Pooja. To answer your question in this blog post, I don’t want to blog full time, I am fine being a Part Time Blogger or a Freelancer since it works for me.

    Also, I too wanted to earn money via blogging but I only got 2 clients during my whole blogging endeavor but I am okay with that since I still have a lot of experience to gain, I have been blogging for 3 years now and in these days blogging is losing interest to the market because vlogging or podcasts have taking rise and are on demand.

    Lastly, it depends on the type of Blogger whether they can drop their day job to be a full time Blogger. In my case, I will never blog full time, it doesn’t pay me the money I want, so rather work a job that I studied for and will pay me more💯🔥🔥🔥

    1. Thanks so much. I think different things work for different people and if part-time works for you that’s great 😊

      True, blogging is not as popular so it takes longer to get clients now.

      Yeah, it definitely depends on how much time one is able to spend not the blog. Because not everyone can spend all day on it.

  32. Your posts always give me hope, I would like to make it a part-time or side income one day. I am learning a lot about SEO from your posts.

    I have been around for almost 2.5 years, and I don’t think I will ever stop blogging.

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