Blogging for a living, to some, is becoming the new norm. Be it mommy-blogging, fashion blogging, or some other niche – blogging is a huge platform and it gives people the freedom to do something that some only dream of: Make their own rules.
If you’re a blogger the only one that gets a say in what you do is, well, you (and your hosting company if you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing). When it takes you 2-3 hours to write a blog post and publish it, not even taking into consideration research time, editing images, etc – it can add up to a large chunk of your day. Not to mention your week, your month, and even your year (but I’ll be there for you – ahem – sorry). When this happens I think it’s only natural that we kind of drift into the, “Is there a way I can earn money doing this?” mindset. Even when you’re passionate about something, we all still have bills to pay, yo.
The problem is that blogging, while becoming a great method of getting those bills paid, isn’t as easy as it seems. If it was, we wouldn’t need the twelve million posts on Pinterest about how to blog. Likewise, making money while blogging isn’t a piece of cake either, and time and time again I feel myself handing out the same advice to people about building that revenue around blogging. You have to remove yourself from the equation and look at it from the perspective of someone who has never been to your site before.