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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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 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.


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. Β 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. Β 

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. Β 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.

58 thoughts on “10 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Blogger”

  1. Rahul @ MazaKaro.com

    How much money do u think is sufficient for becoming a pro blogger which u mentioned in point #1

  2. Basant Singh

    Excellent post. insightful. It’ll help in decison making.

  3. Melvin

    Awesome post. I picked up a lot in this article. Im actually just getting started working a dayjob as I graduated just this May. I started working even though Im making money from my network of websites and blogs.

    I think family support is equally important too since it can really make headways eespecially if you know theyre just there to back you down when things go wrong. Nevertheless nice post. πŸ™‚

  4. Techfudge

    I believe its not necessary to leave your job in order to be a successful blogger.
    And I deeply believe that one should never leave his job before his blog is earning him a sum equivalent to his current income.
    If you are passionate about blogging, then you would find it stress relieving and fun rather than a difficult task.
    And as far as blog commenting and link building is considered if you are a social person it would not be difficult for you.

  5. deepak sharma

    its really a cool post …………
    too good…..

  6. Tinh

    #1 is the most important as blogging is a job then you must survive you then you can jump up to a full time blogger, otherwise, blogging as part time is rather safe πŸ™‚

  7. Sathish @ TechieMania

    Really a wonderful post. Well, based on these points, I am ready for pro blogging πŸ™‚

  8. Siva

    I would also say , after becoming a Pro Blogger you should create a website like tools or service which will get huge conversion from your site.

  9. Ron

    Great post.

    Also if you have some deposits that you can afford some time (may be 6 months without earning), and you are very confident that you have learned enough to start your professional blogging, i would suggest to leave job and start blogging.

  10. khalid

    I want to become a full time blogger and this post is encouraging me to do that.

    thanks buddy.

  11. Kok Siong Chen

    I’m not really ready to become a professional blogger. However, i wish to learn from you. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Harshad

    It is certainly one of the best articles that I have read in the recent time.

    I am thinking of taking blogging as my full time job and whatever you have mentioned from your past experiences would definitely help me take decision. πŸ™‚

  13. Gabe | freebloghelp.com

    So many people “try” blogging and realize it’s not for them. The 90% of blogs that are abandoned is a testament to that.

    If people would just read something like this first, they would probably save themselves a few hundred hours and not even start one in the first place.

  14. George Serradinho

    This is an informative post and one should really way the options up and see if you are geared up to blogging full time or not. I hope to be a pro blogger one day, for now it’s more part time. One can dream and thats what I’m doing now.

    BTW, this post will be added to next weeks Monday roundup.

  15. Sanjeev

    Nicely covered article. Keep up the good work Himanshu.

  16. Michael Aulia

    Great points! I wish one day I can be a full time professional blogger. The only factor that hold me back is the money I guess.. and also the stability of traffic that relies too much on Google πŸ˜€

  17. Young

    I quit my job half a year ago, and started to be a full time blogger, but I haven’t earned enough for the bread, since the saved money are going to be used up, I have to rethink about the choice now.

  18. jan geronimo

    That’s an extensive list of concerns that must be clear to a blogger who wishes to make it full time. As for myself, I still keep a day job. I have to although the thought of going full time has entered my mind many times not because it has started to pay off for me but simply because I enjoy every minute of blogging and its host of related activities.

    Whoever says it’s a part time job must be secretly laughing because if you’re serious about blogging, you’d soon find out it’s the most demanding part time job on the face of the earth. It’s an insatiable beast, or a needy baby or an alluring but very demanding mistress. Pick your metaphor.

    Whatever you liken it to, and whether you go full time or remain keeping it as a hobby it still is one of the most fulfilling activities of recent history. πŸ™‚

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