Thursday, May 10, 2012

Is Blogging a Hobby or Business?

The following is excerpted from one of my favorite sites,

There are millions and millions of blogs on the net today.  They generally start as fun, but later on a few change into professional ones.

Is Blogging a Hobby or Business?

We write  posts  and play on the web.  Many think of these things as hobbies.  A hobby is something you do for fun, relaxation, and enjoyment.  It’s a change from the day-to-day grind of your job, whatever your job is.  It stretches the mind and body, actually making people  better workers for the time away from the job.

The moment you make money with your hobby, your hobby becomes a business.  As is with blogging it can be considered for both—education and earning.  When we start selling our hobby, it generally works.

Bloggers have turned from being a hobby buff.  They eagerly share their words and thoughts with others through their blogs, to businesses as their blogging changes once they put ads on their blogs.

Blogging and web publishing is a natural career move as technology developed along with skills and business.

There are bloggers who work 4 or 5 hours a day and make no money whereas business minded bloggers who work 4 or 5 hours a week and make 4 and 5 figures a month. The basic difference is focus.  If one adopts this smart move, blogging is one of the most fulfilling, easiest and most rewarding ways to make an income.

What does it take to turn blogging into a business?

It takes a whole lot of hard work, knowledge and passion about the topic you’re blogging about.  You need lots of patience and must get sophisticated and creative with your blogs.  Being in the right place at the right time sure helps!

You also need to frequently update your blog and reach out to the blogging community.  Practicing SEO tactics help a lot. You need to accustom yourself with the world of internet marketing with good strategies and sound technique.  Write what you love and then sell it.  Be professional and you will be successful!

Every moment you spend blogging and working on your blog has an hourly rate, which needs to be commensurate with what you need for income in order to survive and pay your bills, and hopefully build a better future for you and your family.

Some people turn their hobbies into multi-million dollar companies, and others turn their hobbies into simple blogs.  It’s up to you what makes you feel better, earning or just blogging.

A final note, rather than search for summer jobs for college students or jobs for teens, consider a blog and join some affiliate programs that interest you.

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