With time blogging industry is changing its trend and people are taking Blogging as a Full-time profession and job. There are many ways you can be a blogger, you can start with your own blog or you can join some blogging company and join their team of bloggers. Lets not discus How to be a blogger but lets see some advantages and disadvantages of blogging. (Full-time).
Being a blogger is one of the easiest way to earn money from Home and you can learn some of the tips from reading my earlier post on How ShoutmeLoud makes money.
Most of the bloggers you know must be a part-time blogger and there are huge different between work of a part-time and full-time blogger. For a professional blogger, a blog is his bread and butter and only source of income. Where as for a part time blogger, blogging is a part time activity and reason could be many thing including money, fame or just passion.
Full time blogging is becoming a trend these days . But not every time it is beneficial to leave job to become a full time geek. Some people struggle a lot by leaving their day job and choosing full time blogging as a career. They don’t realize the basic needs of full time blogging.
Blogging takes time before it starts making money for you, so don’t just jump into field of blogging from day one. The initial period is full of hard-work, dedication and some times frustration. So it is highly advised that don’t leave your day job before making good amount of money from your blog. Or you should collect backup money of at least 4 to 6 months if you are starting a new business. Blogging is a well planned profession and a business, so you need to have a perfect Blogging business plan to make most out of your professional career.
5 Advantages of Blogging
Being a professional Blogger, I know there are many advantages of Blogging and that’s why even after 4 year of my Blogging career, it’s still my professional career and I’m so happy to be one of India’s professional Blogger. Here I’m outlining some of the real pros I can think of Blogging and why you should start Blogging right away. Most of my point is into the context of Professional Blogging, but if you are a part-time Blogger, you can easily connect yourself to these points and advantages.
Unlike any other job, if you are Blogging from home, You don’t need to work from 9-7 job types, You can work at any time of the day and work with your ease. Once you move from part-time to full time, you can devote more time. Though, before you join the wagon of Professional Bloggers, I would suggest consider all the aspects. You are your own boss. You are free to do anything. You can plan your work and easily work on it. No boundaries at all.
Remember those days when you return from your office and start writing articles for your blog. It was a tough time for you because you work without energy. Your boss used to suck all your energy in office work. So you preferred to sleep instead of working enthusiastically.
Concentration on Work
No one is here to give you orders. You can do your work freely. You can easily concentrate on your work and you can write more number of post daily. You can do your work in organized way. Everything becomes so simple, either focusing on work or criticizing our own work.
Easily find clients
If you are providing services such as blog designing, Blog consultancy or any other services through your blog then you can be available all the time for them. You can give more and more time to your clients and also you get more time for finding new clients. No time limit. No frustrations.
Easily increase blog revenue
All the points I mentioned above leads to increment of blog revenue. You can easily surpass your salary. If you are lucky enough you can get more and more work. You can earn two or three times more than your day job salary. Personally when I left my job for full time blogging, I was making more from blogging than my regular job. And now my online income has increased by 10X. Though you should think, if you can really spend 16 hours a day online?
Disadvantages of Blogging full-time
You feel Alone
This is a common problem among full time blogger. They feel alone. They miss their earlier partners. They even miss those people who create problems during work. It is a very bitter truth of blogging. You have to work alone till you struggle hard and find new opportunity to expand your work. Sometimes this lead to big frustration, even if you planning to full time blogging, select a partner and get a room or small office and work together. Since you will be your own boss but you will be giving discipline towards your online job.
Make sure you maintain a decent balance between social and internet life. Talking to friends on Facebook or IM is not considered as socializing. You should go out and meet friends and be a part of family. Honestly, I find it hard to do at times because 4 year is big time to change my day-to-day tasks. I like to get everything done online that includes paying bills and shopping. But, if you manage good balance between social and professional Life, you can always move ahead to next level.
I know many bloggers who struggle with their full time blogging. They love blogging but they don’t have a fix source of income. Some choose freelance writing job for earning money and few choose to depend on their parents to fulfill the need of money.
No work while you are ill
We are human and every human gets ill. This is tough time for those blogger who work alone. They don’t get time to update their blog and it ultimately results in loss of blog income and traffic. Their is no best solution of this problem. You can either request to your friends to update your blog or you can hire any professional writer to work for you in your bad time.
Blogging requires discipline. Most of the bloggers plan to work day and night while moving from day job to full time blogging. But very few of them maintain a discipline in life. The reason behind this is freedom and plenty of time in life to enjoy every moment of this opportunity.
Attitude and learning:
Blogging is all about being social. You need to answer to people queries and for that reading should be a part of day to day tasks. You need to have some basic skills like SEO, good writing, Soft skills to become an A list Blogger.
These are the advantages and disadvantages of blogging. Are you a full time blogger? Have you faced any of the above mentioned factors? Mention your views in a comment section.
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