Nowadays many students are opting for blogging as a full-time career. Since professional blogging is on the rise, people still find themselves in the confused stage before selecting Blogging or job as future. If you are one of those, who are planning to opt for Blogging as full-time profession, here I’m sharing five questions that you should ask yourself before deciding your future:
1. Why Am I blogging?
Why are you blogging? Is it Fame, money or passion. If blogging is going to be your full-time profession, money should be one good reason apart from passion, interest and Fame. But before the money you must give priority to passion. People who start blogging for money, they give up soon as making money from Blogging requires lots of time. Moreover if you are not passionate about blogging, you will find yourself in writer’s block situation soon, and you will not be able to enjoy your full-time job.
2. What’s my Blogging Goal?
Before adopting blogging, you should set your goals that you wish to achieve. Set your goals as short-term and long-term goals. For example, one can set his short-term goals as breaking $1000/month, 10Lack Pv/month and long-term goals should be the best tech blog of the country, Top tech blogs globally and so on. ( A Life without goal is life unfulfilled).
3. Do I have patience?
Patience is as important as Goal. You can’t be a millionaire within a day or week or month it will take the time to earn. Keep on writing and promoting your blogs through various strategies and be loyal to your readers and update your blog regularly if your are full-time update it at least three times a day. It depends upon you how much efforts do you put for your blog. The idea is to drive traffic and set yourself as an authoritative blogger. Once you have achieved that milestone, you will be able to make money easily.
4. Am I having good knowledge of knowledge of Language and Niche?
You must have a decent knowledge of language as well niche that you have selected. If you are making lots of grammatical mistakes neither search engine nor any visitor will be interested in reading your blog. Especially if you are blogging in English, make sure you follow basic English Grammar rules. Moreover, you should have a solid knowledge about your niche. If you failed to write pillar content, you might end up being just another blogger.
5. Knowledge of blogging platform
You must have knowledge of all blogging platform and choose the best one for your blog. To maintain your blog yourself it is not possible to hire any professional designer or blogger for blog maintenance. Considering the blog platform, host, theme, etc. I will suggest WordPress or BlogSpot. If you are a fast learner, try to learn about basic designing and programming (PHP, CSS). This helps in the long run, and you won’t be dependent on others for basic stuff.
Do let me know if you think of any other question one should ask before selecting Blogging as career?