ShoutMeLoud – Shouters Who Inspire

Superlinks
≡ Menu

5 Questions One Should Ask Before Selecting Blogging as Career

5 Questions One Should Ask Before Selecting Blogging as Career

This is a guest post by Mahendra who blogs at MaheInfo. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check our guest posting guidelines.

Now a days many students are opting for blogging as a fulltime career. Since professional blogging is on the rise, people still find themselves in 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 5 questions which you should ask yourself before deciding your future:

5 question you must ask your self before blogging 300x111

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 money you must give priority to passion. People who starts blogging for money, they give up soon as making money from Blogging requires lots of time. More over 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 which 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 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 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 3 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 which you have selected. If you are making lots of grammatical mistakes neither search engine nor any visitor will be interested in reading your blog. Specially 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. In order 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 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?

  • Author Bio

  • Latest Post

Article by mahendra1270

Mahendra has written 1 articles.

If you like This post, you can follow ShoutMeLoud on Twitter. Subscribe to ShoutMeLoud feed via RSS or EMAIL to receive instant updates.


    TA

    { 21 comments… add one }

    • Shayari

      Blogging can be you main business if you work regularly . Write only useful content that visitor love and keeo in mind that you are writing for visitor not for search engine

      Reply
    • Tinh

      Another question I would like to add is that do you have enough money to survive if your blog can not feed you at the beginning? Nice idea :-)

      Reply
    • FirstHosting

      believe me patience and goal is really important.

      Reply
    • ankit

      Good points,thanks for reminding me .I will remember it.Most of the newbie start blogging without planning and as a result they have to quit.

      Reply
      • mahendra1270

        Yeah Ankit, i agree with you
        most of the newbie blogger did not have any plan for growing their blog they just have one intension to earn money which is not at all possible at step 1

        Reply
    • Vijay

      Really these points must be remembered by Beginner bloggers. And these points will automatically set on experienced bloggers mind. :)

      Reply
    • Nikmaya J

      Fulltime blogging to make money is hard and difficult, it is must be done slowly. Passion for long term result.

      Reply
    • Payslip

      Passion is the base for any new endeavour. If you combine your passion with patience and hard work you will succeed. Same is the case with blogging also.

      Reply
    • Rahul Solanki

      Yes i too agree with you,passion is most important in online career and another one is patience

      Reply
    • Jimmy

      I think we must have extra patience, coz there are already a lot of blogs running and therefore the competition is a lot more higher than the previous years. And the important thing is u should ready to do some hard work there will be a definite success.

      Reply
      • mahendra1270

        Thnx for your valuable comment. You are 100% correct

        Reply
    • mahendra1270

      yes success cannot to achieve in one day thats true & because of lac of patience many people start blogs and dump it within few days

      Reply
    • Sathish @ TechieMania

      Hi Mahendra, even if you don’t have the knowledge in a particular niche, you can learn about the niche for sometime and then you can start your blogging career. But the important thing which makes you a professional blogger is patience and hardwork. If you have this then you can become a successful blogger.

      Reply
      • mahendra1270

        Hi Satish
        no person is born with knowledge. Knowledge is gained when you do the thing but blog is to share your knowledge and to share it you must have it & obviously patience and hard work is needed

        Reply
    • Hemanth

      Hi Mahendra, Its true that before making blogging as career one has to decide about how much time he can spend for blogging. To make blogging as career one must have following qualities
      Passion,
      Dedication,
      and Patience.

      Reply
      • mahendra1270

        Yeah Hemant all these qualities are very very necessary to be a successful blogger

        Reply
    • Vivek Parmar

      agree with you that blogging emerge as a new field to make career and almost every third person thinks that he can blog and get started with blogging. One thing they forget that success doesn’t come in one day and you have to work hard to get success so that you will make money easily

      Reply
    • seenu

      I accept your questions.
      First there should be passion on niche than money to become a full time blogger.

      Reply
      • Harsh Agrawal

        Seenu thanks for your comment and yes you are right, either be it Blogging or any other job, without passion one can’t succeed.

        Reply
      • mahendra1270

        Yes and the best examples from India are Harsh agarwal owner of shoutmeloud, amit agarwal etc & the passion is reflected through their blog

        Reply
        • Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com

          Yeah. I always tried starting a new blog just to make money. I always gave it up when I didn’t make money but mainly because the topic was not my passionate anyway

          Reply

    Leave a Comment