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10 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Blogger

Professional blogging is a situation when a person takes blogging as a full-time profession. He indulges in the blogging activity in such a way that he has no time to do any other work.

It means that only blogging become a source of bread and butter. So the discussion is, Is it really worth to resign from a current job and to go for professional blogging?

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Professional Blogging

Some persons always remain in the dilemma that what is the correct time to start with professional blogging. Quitting your current job which is paying you some decent recurring money is a tough decision. Here I am describing some points which you should consider before getting into professional blogging.

Money

Money may be the most important factor for tending you towards professional blogging. If you are earning some decent amount of money from blogging, maybe slightly less than your income, then you should consider yourself to off from your job.

It is foolishness to left everything for blogging because it may be possible that some life depends on you. In the case, if your earning becomes very less any period then it would be very difficult for you to come back from the shock. From my personal experience, sound advice would start blogging with your job, once you start making enough Recurring Income you can consider switching to full-time blogging.

Also, as soon as your quit your job for blogging, ensure you have more than one blog. You can’t put all the eggs in the one basket.

Freelancing

If you have some freelancing abilities like writing articles for money, web designing, web developing then it will prove as a proper backup at a time when you will have nothing to do. If your blog income sucks for a time being then, you should go for some freelancing work to earn some extra cash. This is the best thing that can happen to you, try and find out the hidden qualities of yours, if you are good with blogging, you can consider starting a blog consultancy service. Options are unlimited, you only need to find out what is best for you.

Job sucks

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Do you hate Monday or are you getting annoyed by the rude and bad behavior of your boss?

Are you not become fit in the environment of your office?

Is your job you are working right now is not related to your field of work. Tired of Office politics and want to get out of it asap.  In this condition, you may think to go for professional blogging. But refer to point no. One before you takes any decision.

Health sucks

It may sometimes happen that you cannot cope with the current schedule of your current job, and you may indulge in some bad eating habits. These practices may let you bring some bad health to you. It may be possible that you get exhausted after returning from the office and get very less time for blogging work.  

You may be affected by some disease like Jaundice, cholera or may be affected by migraine. These conditions may improve if you go for professional blogging but you must take care of these points.

Spend potential time on internet

Are you able to spend some potential time on internet because after resign from your job you will have only your computer as your companion, so make a practice to love your computer before going for pro blogging.

Make sure you can handle the stress of working 12 hours a day. This not only involves writing articles but also getting into a conversation with other bloggers, commenting, participation into forums.

Proper infrastructure

Proper infrastructure for blogging is must. Infrastructure means you should have proper resources like your own PC, internet connection, own workstation like your own home, table chair, internet connection, mobile phone, pen drive, power backup that can help you to get your work done without any interruption.

Family support

Don’t quit your job without informing your parents because your parents are those persons who make you stand in a crowd. Don’t make any decision which could hurt them.

Try to convince them and make them understand what your work is all about. Try to show some checks from Google AdSense or show your PayPal account to prove your ability. Another thing is, your family is not used to seeking you 24 hour sitting at home, so explain to them, what could happen, once you will get into professional blogging. This will help them to understand your work, and they will give you enough space, even if you are working from home.

Writing habit and marketing potential

Writing habit and marketing potential are the pillars of blogging. If you are lacking these abilities then you must gain these abilities before going for pro blogging. You should be ready to write 5-10 articles a day (this may not happen every day, but sometimes). By marketing I mean, reaching to the target audience, tweeting, and also getting into a conversation with fellow bloggers.

Friend’s support

Friend’s support is very important if you are going for professional blogging because they can help you to promote your blog posts via Twitter, Facebook or any other social media websites. Also, they can help you to get some freelancing work in case when you would run out of money.

You are ready or not

The last and most important point is you are ready for professional blogging or not. Don’t make any quick decision, don’t get impressed with other’s blogging income because there are lots of hard work and sacrifice involve behind huge income. Give at least 6 months to grow your blog and once you start to earn some decent money then make any decision.

Despite all the points I have mentioned above, that should not be the only criteria, these are some points which I consider to be important before I have taken Blogging as a full time profession.  By the end of the day, it is you who need to take the decision, so consider all the aspect before you become a professional blogger.

Do check out this video where pro-bloggers are discussing about career as a pro-blogger:

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Himanshu is a full time professional blogger from India. He is passionate about computer technologies. He daily updates his blog Guiding Tech. Apart from writing on internet he likes listening to music, reading various tech magazines and several other blogs on internet.
  • Tech Maish says:

    Your judgment and ability to plan your future is what you will have to consider. If the opportunity cost is great then the work you are doing currently then a wise decision is to skip that work.
    So if blogging is giving you more then in a job, then become a professional.
    Very useful article Hemanshu.

  • techperk says:

    Great Share Dude 🙂 Keep rocking

  • Sahil Kotak says:

    Harsh, why is this post back in top again?? 🙂

    I remember this post, as I read it few months earlier on SML. 😉

  • Mani Viswanathan says:

    You’ve mentioned some pretty valid points buddy. Would read this post again when the time comes for me to choose between my work & blogging (+ web services)

  • Digital Gupshup says:

    i think if family supports, all other things can be made easily if you have a determined soul..

  • Narinder Garg says:

    Please advise as to how I can post and inspire my countrymen towards better democracy which is facing the problem of castism and resevation.
    Let my country rise as bi9g as USA.

  • vrunda says:

    great post… totally right points.. it’s not a quick process.. have to work consistently for becoming successful blogger… thanx for sharing

    regards,

  • Christo says:

    Hi Himanshu this is a good post i recently started a blog still in early stages but never the less hope it takes a turn for the best, i am not a pro blogger but still learning anyway keep your good work.

  • Martin says:

    you know, I have to tell that this advantage of earning with blogging is available only for USA or Europe.. I know a guy who lives somewhere in Russia and he is pretty good in English and has a good writing skills. He has a bloggin English about smth like IT and he was so surprised that i don’t work and just doing blogging for living. It is impossible in his country. Very little

  • rahul rastogi says:

    I consider money and family support the two most important aspect when one is thinking to become a professional blogger… because in my case i am facing these two problems as i am thinking to become a professional blogger.. but again via this article i came to know the point i am lacking and hopefully will come over them asap… thanks a lot buddy for sharing your knowledge as it is very helpful for newbies like me to learn from the mistakes and also the knowledge of professional blogger’s like you….

  • Varun Shrivastava says:

    You should also consider the time. What I mean by this is Harsh Agarwal, Amit Bhawani, Amit Agarwal and many other pro bloggers started their careers when the internet was new in India. There were loads of opportunities in the market back then. The time has changed and also the trend. You must be very sure if you are going to turn your 12 hours job down for full time blogging. No doubt, there is a lot of potential in the market for good bloggers but also the competition is very high. You don’t just have to produce unique & quality content anymore, you need to pay equal attention to SEO and marketing of your blog.

    I really loved this article, Himanshu. Thanks for sharing.

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