Can Blogging Be A Career?

Can Blogging Be A Career

Can Blogging Be A Career?

Recently, I wrote a post about whether or not blogging can be a full-time job and I got so many interesting comments on it. I noticed that working full-time as a blogger is a little different than blogging as a career. And so I thought I would take this opportunity to share some thoughts for those asking themselves, ‘can blogging be a career?’

I started out with blogging as my career because I only earned money blogging. Now, I’ve branched out to freelancing full-time but I think this still gave me a lot of information and experience about what it’s like to have blogging as a career.

I want to start out by saying it’s not for everyone. You need a lot of dedication to make just blogging alone your career. You also need some luck to be honest. Because even when you’re great at blogging, it’s never a guarantee that it’ll work out well for you. The brutal truth is that some people just don’t make it as bloggers.

However, I think it’s still possible to have blogging as your career. If you are someone who wants to blog full-time here are some ways to help you get to that goal:


I think niche is vital when it comes to blogging. Especially if you’re hoping to make money blogging. If you’re blogging as a hobby you can post anything and call it a day. But when you blog full-time to earn an income, you have to think of SEO, the algorithm, what niche gets more traffic etc. So, picking a niche with a large audience is one way to boost your traffic and following.

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Time And Energy

Blogging takes way more time and energy than most people realise. It’s not something that happens overnight like some sites will try to make you believe. It takes constant effort and work to even get your site noticed to a point where you’re constantly growing. If you are willing to spend that much time and energy then you’ll be more likely to grow which will help you make blogging your career. If you can’t do that, which many can’t your growth will be a lot slower. So before you start wanting to blog as a career, think about whether it will be possible for you to spend a long time on your blog. Especially when you start out.

Not everyone can spend ample amounts of time blogging due to things they may have going on in real life like work, family etc. If you’re someone who can’t do that but have a good amount of capital you can invest into your blog, you can hire someone like be to be your blog manager. If you’re interested in hiring me as a blog or social media manager, click here to learn more on how to do that.


Whether or not you are able to invest money into your blog makes a big difference. Unfortunately, we live in a society where money is necessary for everything and anything. And just like with everything else, the more money you have the more money you can make blogging. If you want to blog as a career you are going to be a lot more successful if you can invest in your blog by hiring SEO specialists, blog managers, social media managers, editors etc.

If you have no capital to invest when you start, your growth will be very slow and blogging will become time consuming since you’ll have to do all this yourself.


Hope this was informative for you and taught you more about blogging as a career. In the end, I think it is possible to blog full-time but the truth is it’s a lot tougher than people think. So keep that in mind.

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82 thoughts on “Can Blogging Be A Career?

    1. Thank you so much, yeah it’s cool people can blog as a career. I don’t do that anymore but it’s always cool to see when others do.

  1. I agree that blogging is not for everyone. We only have a finite amount of energy (and this includes all of the celebs), and I find that the majorly of people don’t have time to turn their blogging hobby into a full time job. I certainly don’t have that time but I often daydream about making money from blogging!

    1. Yeah, you’re so right. Not everyone has the privilege of being able to spend that much time blogging. Or not have an income for a while because let’s be honest it takes time before you make enough blogging that you can live off it.

  2. So these are the ingredients for a career in blogging, niche, time, energy, capital and a little bit of luck. All these things are equally important. Are there still people who opt for a career in blogging, given how slow the growth might be? Isn’t Freelancing more rewarding than blogging? Making money from one’s blog is a tedious process and may take many years before you start making any visible progress. Freelancing on the other hand may not be that difficult to pursue as a career, and you may not have to wait for such a long time to see the results of your efforts. Since, you are doing both successfully, you can offer a better comparison, maybe in some other blog post.

    1. You brought up a very interesting point. I think when it comes to freelancing vs blogging, the thing is really how much money you’re able to put into blogging. If you invest in your blog heavily your blog can still easily take off even at a time when it’s not that easy to grow your blog. But most of us don’t have that kind of disposable income which often makes freelancing the better option since it’s less of an investment.

  3. Being an influencer is a full time job but there is money in it if you get the large number of following making it attractive for businesses to take an interest and pay for advertisement on site. Very few can make a success of it.

  4. the effort invested in blogging as a career is admired. As you outlined… does not sound easy.

    A lovely share Pooja🤍

  5. It didn’t work for me, at least not initially, but I think that’s because I made some mistakes. I jumped on the SEO bandwagon too soon, and I invested in my site without having a solid audience to support me and help me grow. Time is an issue as well, and now that i’ve got more money, i do plan to outsource some of my other work. I’m not loaded with money as it is and right now, during a cost-of-living crisis, all of those plugins were the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I’m not worried about niches, we both know mine has always been interesting enough 🤣

    1. Yeah, sometimes investing too soon can be an issue too. Glad you’re doing well and outsourcing does help a lot. Most of my blog management clients hire me because they’re low on time and don’t want to deal with all the SEO stuff themselves. Hehe true, your niche is quite specific and never boring 😜

      1. Haha yeah, I’m already considering getting the business plan again because there are some pop-ups I could do with using but WordPress have done away with the monthly thing so you can only get it by year now. I’ve put some money aside already, I just can’t do it yet because I have 3 birthdays and our 10th wedding anniversary this month as well haha. Somehow I had two business plans going which might explain why my costs were so high! Haha SEO never really bothered me, it is what it is just take your time with it and don’t rush it haha. Haha well I thankyou ;P

  6. Hi Pooj, blogging for me is just a means for me to say what I want. I started as a platform to advertise my books, but that kind of went by the wayside. I upsaet more people than I attract because I am very outspoken and deal with the taboo subjects for all bloggers who want to be successful – Politics, Religion and Death. But those are things I want to talk about! Success doesn’t matter to me (though it’s really nice to be read and noticed, to receive compliments, likes and responses). What is important to me is that I express what I feel. Blogging costs me money – it costs about £300 a year to run my blog. The idea of making money from it is not even a consideration.

    1. I think blogging is also so worth it as a hobby one can enjoy. Like you, a lot of people just enjoy writing and getting their thoughts out there which is great. And for the record, I always enjoy your blog!

  7. People can also make a career blogging for a company which can help with the capital problem. I think all companies that want to be successful should have at least one dedicated blogger.

  8. Informative post, Pooja. 👌 I think though there is a lot of information on professional blogging, it still needs dedicated time, hard work, a lot of research, and of course, luck.

  9. Interesting post. I do think blogging can be a career, though it takes hard work to be successful with it. If someone loves to write for a niche audience though, it might be easier.

    1. Thanks so much. Absolutely, it is a lot of hardworking but knowing your niche and having an audience for it definitely helps.

  10. It’s really time , energy consuming and also required some investment. So before make it full time I think start as a hobby is better.Later with time and luck if well then it can take as a carrier.

  11. I completely agree with you that blogging is not for everyone and not everyone can make money through blogging as it requires a lot of time, energy, patience, knowledge, and skills.

  12. Sure. And so can be writing, or reading. It depends. There are great odds against success. But then if you don’t make the effort?
    Again, you’re doing doing good work.

  13. Very interesting post, Pooja. I first considered making blogging my career during the pandemic when I was thoroughly burnt out and couldn’t imagine working at the hospital any longer. Fast forward 2-3 years later, and I still think about blogging full time so I could experience the joy of working remotely, but I think you’re right about needing some luck! Freelancing and entrepreneurship can be scary, so hats off to everyone who makes their living from blogging. For now, I’ll continue to walk the fine line between hobby blogging + paid work

    1. Thanks so much. Yeah, I think a lot of people considered changing their work to something remote during the pandemic. I understand what you mean since it’s difficult finding work full-time as a freelancer or blogger so starting it as a hobby till you can make it something full-time makes sense. I wish you lots of luck and hope you can achieve your dream of being a full-time blogger.

  14. On one hand, it would be nice to make blogging my career, but my blog is an escape where I can do what I enjoy and get away from my career. If it were my career, it might not be as therapeutic for me.

    1. It’s definitely a catch-22. I think once we start doing something for an income there’s always a risk that you’ll stop enjoying it.

  15. Liked this. I think you hit the nail on the head with time and help. Not everyone can afford to hire staff though like you say. 🙂

    1. Thanks and that’s something I’ve noticed a lot. When one has enough money to invest heavily they are much more likely to succeed but unfortunately most people can’t do that.

  16. Great post setting the realities into motion and action with truth at the core Pooja! Don’t quit your day job Folks! It ain’t for everyone! 💗

  17. Also, it’s not just blogging, but breaking it down into microcontent. Truth, I find it hard to keep up sometimes. I’m taking a step back right now to rethink some things

    1. That’s true and yeah it can get overwhelming especially when you’re doing all the work yourself. Most people don’t have it in their budget to hire people to do the work for them and I think big bloggers often do and end up making it seem easy to blog when that’s not the case. They have resources smaller bloggers don’t.

  18. Thanks for sharing this fantastic post!! Could not of said it any better to those starting out as bloggers and turning it into a full time job thinking it will just take off overnight and as you rightly say if you don’t have investment than you will have to do lots of your own research as you will have to learn on your feet which takes time and lots of it so it definitely not for the impatient.

    1. Thanks so much! Yeah, it’s so much harder than people realise and takes so much work if you don’t have a budget to invest in your blog.

  19. You are sooooo right about this. All good blogging needs capital. I’ve never thought about this, but it is soooo true. It takes money to make money.

  20. I would absolutely love to be able to support myself financially through my blogging as well as writing books and proofreading. It’s hard for me to narrow down which one of those I should focus on.

  21. I used to think this in my early days of my blog posting only writing related to learning and development. Over time it morphed and became my own online writing space to explore, show, reflect on my own personal learning activities. Sometimes it’s my journal. Sometimes it’s my place to have a whinge and a rant. Now, I feel it’s me. I can’t let it go. Years of me there. Blogging can be a career i believe but nowadays it seems like you need to have lots of followers and things to generate an income from it like ads, SEO, community etc. I can’t be bothered with all that stuff now.

    1. It’s the same for me, I started with a very different niche in mind and now it’s sort of become like a diary where I write what I want to write. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever be giving up.
      True, you do need a large amount of followers before you can start making money and that takes a lot of work so it’s not for everyone.

      1. Yeah it’s difficult to give up. It’s now become your identity. I remember an ex-boss once telling me to delete the blog but I said he’d have my resignation. 🤣

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