Blogging can help you become an entrepreneur without enough resources. However, blogging is not just about writing stuff but it is a complete business that requires you to have a deeper understanding of a certain topic.
Can you take up blogging as a full-time job?
Yes, you can. And there are many who considered blogging as their full-time job.
But how are you going to start?
Find your specialty or niche
You can write everything. Sure. But are you comfortable talking about it?
When it comes to blogging, the most important factor to consider is that you should be comfortable of what you are writing of.
Most of all, you must be passionate about it.
Choosing a broad topic is not enough.
You must know who your readers are and what issues you are going to discuss in your blog. If you think that it is not worth you reader’s time, do not add that content.
Know the basics of content marketing
This is where most bloggers fail.
No matter how brilliant your content is if no one is reading is, it is still useless.
Moz and Buffer are also useful to find strategies about content marketing, SEO and growth hacks.
Learn how to monetize your blog
Look at other blogs and learn from them leaders in their field like codecondo for instance.
Most bloggers would admit that they started a blog because they want to make money out of it.
Some bloggers do make a living out of blogging.
Take Perez Hilton, for example. He is earning up to $400,000 a month. He has been blogging since 2005. Even if his style of journalism is not your type, it is making him thousands of dollars.
But not all bloggers are earning a lot.
Before you even start to think about monetizing your blog, you should first focus on how to build a loyal audience.
When you have, say, 1,000,000 visitors a month, you should start thinking on how to monetize your blog.
In addition to Adsense, you can also earn money through affiliate marketing, selling items to your audience directly from your blog, writing sponsored posts, and so on and so forth.
And when you become an expert in your niche, people will visit your site to seek your guidance. From there, you can provide them consultation.
When you decide to take blogging as a full-time job, you must know that there are obstacles along the way. You will not find success in it overnight. It takes time to grow your blog and make money from it.
That said, before you even consider quitting your day job, make sure that you know what you are doing. You should always have a plan B in case it will not pan out.
To make blogging work, you need to put 100% of your time to it. If you are successful, you can earn more money from your blog than your current salary.