Have you ever woken up in the morning to the sound of a screaming alarm only to say, I “hate my job, I wish there was a better way?”
Well there is a better way and today we’re going to discuss why a blogging career beats the typical 9-5. Now before you go handing in your pink slip, you need to realize that your blog won’t become a success overnight.
Sure, you’ve probably read those blogging stories about instant overnight success. The truth is that blogging is hard work. In fact, it’s probably one of the slowest ways to make money online.
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That’s why you shouldn’t quit your job just yet. The great news is that you can start your blogging career while you’re working a full-time job. Many people have and there’s no reason why you can’t.
5 Reasons Why a Blogging Career Beats The 9-5
I’ve only been blogging for about 10 months but I can honestly tell you that it’s been a great journey so far. I’ve learned a lot and worked harder than I ever have. (I know that may scare you away from wanting to start a blog)
Today, I wanted to share with you why I personally think a blogging career is better than a typical job.
#1 Working Your Own Hours
We’re all adults and we know what needs to be done. No one wants to be micro-managed and told what to do on a daily basis. The constant nagging of do this and do that gets old.
Maybe you’re tired of hearing, no you can’t have this day off. Well when you have a blogging career, you get to choose, the days and hours you want to work.
If you’re a night owl, you can work late at night and get all your work done.
Maybe you’re an early bird like I am. Then you can get up early and have your work done by 10:00 am.
I love it, this allows me to go walking and run errands then come back in the afternoon for round 2 of my blogging tasks.
Whatever blogging schedule you choose, it’s up to you. Talk about having flexibility in your work schedule.
#2 There Are So Many Way to Earn Money
Unlike a traditional job, when you start a blog, you can profit in many different ways. Many bloggers have learned how to monetize their blog by sharing their knowledge and expertise with their readers.
The best part is that you don’t even need a teaching degree.
Some bloggers have learned how to make money by sharing their own personal experiences.
There are literally tons of ways to make money with a blog, you just have to get a little creative and think outside the box.
Maybe you have some type of service you can offer people. What kind of skills do you have that you can offer your readers?
I know you’re thinking, you don’t have any skills. However, that’s not true, we all have skills, some of us just haven’t discovered our talents yet.
The great thing is that it’s your blog, so you can choose to monetize it anyway you want. The Internet is always changing and the most important thing to remember is that every smart blogger understands the importance of diversifying their income.
You can test out different methods to start monetizing. If you don’t enjoy doing something, you can always stop using that method.
It’s your blog, so you can choose which monetization methods you want to use.
There’s nothing wrong with experimenting and seeing if it’s the right monetization model for you.
#3 You Can Work Anywhere
You no longer have to worry about getting up in the morning and making that long commute to work.
Instead, you can work from the comfort of your home. If you want a change of scenery for the day, you can move your laptop office to your local coffee shop.
Heck, you can even work from the beach or while on vacation.
You get to decide where you want to work for the day. As long as you have access to the Internet, you can work on your blog.
So, grab your laptop and choose a productive work environment for the day.
#4 Passive Income
I know that you shouldn’t start a blog just to earn money. That’s the fastest way to fail and get burnt out online.
However, having a blog is one of the best ways to earn a passive income.
Imagine creating a blog post that helps people and monetizing it with ads and affiliate links.
That blog post will eventually start to climb the ranks in the search engines. Eventually, it may earn you some passive income. The more blog posts you have, the more potential you have to earn more passive income.
Unlike a job, there’s no way that you’ll earn passive income from it. You are constantly trading time for dollars.
If you take time off, you have to either use your vacation pay or take a day off without pay.
When you quit working at a job, your income stops. Unfortunately, you’ll have to keep working to keep a steady paycheck coming
#5 Tap into Your Creativity
Blogging allows you to tap into your creativity and share it with the world. You get to present your ideas and thoughts to your readers.
Unlike a job, where you don’t get to express your creativity. Most employers are not willing to listen to their employees.
Are You a Blogger?
I don’t expect everyone to think that blogging is better than a typical job.
Some people love their jobs and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
However, for those of us who wouldn’t give up our blog for a job, what do you think?
Do you think having a blogging career is better than a typical job? Maybe you’re not blogging to replace your job? If not, let me know why you started your blog.
My Author Bio:
Susan Velez is helping people start, grow and monetize their passions through blogging. She loves helping people with the techie side of blogging sign up for her free 7 day WordPress Course at susanvelez.com. You can follow Susan on Twitter @SusanWPTutorial