Blogging used to be something that was considered kinda-cool but kinda-nerdy back in the early 2000s. And, yes, to an extent it is still viewed that way. But now it’s a kinda-cool but kinda-nerdy thing that can actually earn you money!
Of course, this has been a reality for a few years, now. But the problem with the blogging dream is that it’s often advertised as a get-rich-quick scheme. Let me make this point nice and early: it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme. However, it is entirely possible to make a living from a blog.
Here are some of the key things you need to keep in mind if you’re thinking about this pursuing blogging as a potential career.
It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme
Yes, I know I already pointed that out. But seriously, you need to understand that it takes a lot of hard work to get your blog to the point where it can make serious profit. You’ll need to balance blogging with a different job for quite a while, I imagine. If you’re not ready to persevere, you might want to try something else.
Make sure your blog is awesome
This seems like an obvious point to make. But so many people assume that just having a blog that starts getting good amounts of traffic is a sure sign that they’re going to make big bucks. But if your blog is just full of fluff, then people are going to stop visiting eventually. It’s vital that you keep adding high-quality content to your blog as often as you can. Look at your favourite blogs for inspiration!
What profit techniques are available?
A lot of people don’t understand quite how people make a profit from their blog. The answer is to be found in advertising. This is where some people tend to get put off. Not many, but some. A lot of writers aren’t too comfortable with their blogs being used to promote products. But the truth is that no-one is going to judge you for it. This is how you’re going to make a living out of this, after all. And don’t worry: the advertising methods are rarely intrusive. The focus will still be on your writing.
Understanding the self-employed life
Are you making some money from your blog yet? If the answer is yes, then congratulations! Because you’re now making money from this venture, you can officially call yourself “self-employed”! Even if it’s not a huge amount of money, or if you’re still working a full-time job, you officially have another source of income. That means that you need to look after your finances accordingly The tax game changes a little when you’ve got this new source of income! Paramount Tax & Accounting CPAs may be able to help keep things straightened out.